Adnimation ATF

Collapse

MECF_728x90_top

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse
1 of 3 < >

CORVETTE TODAY #129 - Corvette News and Headlines, Early October 2022

Your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, and Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger team up once again to bring you the most current and up-to-date information on Corvette. It’s the CORVETTE TODAY News & Headlines show to start off October! https://youtu.be/NG7JwFGJf04; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...lUqQwp7DeopRJV
Here are some of the topics Steve and Keith will cover next week....
—The Bowling Green Assembly Plant ran a rare “2 shift Saturday” last weekend
--C8 Z06 embargo on driving impression ended last week
--Corvette’s average sale price is almost 20% over MRSP
--The 1st customer ordered Z06 was built last week
--Is Ford benchmarking the C8 Z06?
--Road & Track magazine is now testing the C8 Z06
--Detroit News readers name the C8 Corvette “Best in Show” at Detroit Auto Show
--The new “Driven By Design” exhibit opens at the NCM
CORVETTE TODAY is the only current podcast on Corvette! And our News & Headlines show continues to be your best source of Corvette news in the industry.
Visit the CORVETTE TODAY website, listen to the show, watch the YouTube video, shop in the Merchandise Store, sign up for weekly emails and join the Facebook Group at:
www.CorvetteToday.com
2 of 3 < >

Z06 Auto-Media Testing Results & Impressions

This is our one thread: Thanks for putting all your posts within it: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...eviews-results
3 of 3 < >

2023 Corvette Info Including SR Pricing, SR 2023 Visualizer, 70th Anniversary SR/Z06 Press Release; The C8 Z06 Press Release, Order Guide & Its Visualizer Link

See more
See less

Inspected 1st ZR1

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Inspected 1st ZR1

    Saw my first ZR1 in person at my local dealer 146,000. MSRP. It is an Orange one and the paint with the orange peel is still an issue. Very surprised this 2019 ZR1 had more OP than anyone one of my 3 Z06's

  • #2
    Having seen several ZR1’s, I remain blown away by the beauty of its centerline-matched, visible carbon fiber. Absolutely stunning, a feature typically found on super-expensive exotics.

    The paint on the ones I have seen is good. More important to me, is that the panel waviness we fairly often saw in dark colored C7’s especially on their door panels, is consistently so much less. Clearly the new, three times longer, paint ovens with their having a 100 degree lower curing temperature than the older ones, is having a nice consequence in that regard.
    2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, PBC, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


    Comment


    • #3
      It's unfortunate that their quality control on a $150k car isn't any better than a $50k one.

      Comment


      • #4
        I will use as my point of reference the comments of Mike [email protected], who has received over 300 new 2018 and 2019’s painted in the new paint shop. He has concluded that their paint jobs are much better than those painted in the old paint shop.
        2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, PBC, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


        Comment


        • #5
          I have had 4 C7's, a 2014 Z51 and 3 Z06's , Still have the 3 Z's a 2015, 2017. and a 2018 out of the new plant. The 2018 was built on 1-25-2018 and could be the last 2018 off the line.
          Each car varies in different ways. The 2015 had defective factory Silver paint and GM paid my local shop's estimate to repaint it. After hearing the stories of other C7 owner's.

          I feel very lucky to get that. The 2017 has the best panel fit all perfect panels and seams. WGG beautiful paint slight Orange peel. Very sweet well made car. The 2018 has equal paint and panel fit. Slightly less OP but 2 front seems have good fit but not the perfect fit of the 2017.

          New plant or old it still is somewhat like the roll of the dice. Have seen 2019's with lessor paint than either on my 2017 or 2018 totally happy with both of those cars.
          Last edited by 3 Z06ZR1; 02-09-2019, 11:43 AM.

          Comment


          • #6
            I seen this one and it also showed some signs of OP. Are these done at the new paint shop?
            Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0725.JPG
Views:	163
Size:	716.1 KB
ID:	26108
            Rocket City Florida - 2013 427 Vert - 2015 ZO6 - 2020 Stingray

            Comment


            • #7
              Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0724.JPG
Views:	134
Size:	773.5 KB
ID:	26110
              Rocket City Florida - 2013 427 Vert - 2015 ZO6 - 2020 Stingray

              Comment


              • #8
                All of the above cars have 500 or less original miles on them.
                Rocket City Florida - 2013 427 Vert - 2015 ZO6 - 2020 Stingray

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by John View Post
                  I will use as my point of reference the comments of Mike [email protected], who has received over 300 new 2018 and 2019’s painted in the new paint shop. He has concluded that their paint jobs are much better than those painted in the old paint shop.
                  John---yes I have seen at least 10 cars now from the new paint facility and looked at closely. Some are better and some are not that much different than the old plant being inconsistent the operative word here. This means a problem in the actual process somewhere in painting the parts. GM spent a lot of money and there were great expectations which were not realized bottom line. The vehicles coming out of there do not have world class paint jobs. Do not know if the C8 will be any different but it will be a shame to have them looking like oranges with 4 wheels.

                  My wife's new BMW M series made here in the US paint job makes the new state of the art paint facility in BG seem vastly inferior from just visual observation and that is sad.

                  Better is good because it Was Dismal now it is about average imho no matter what spin is put on it. GM has a ways to go in Bowling Green they need to get it fixed. GM is GM and $$$$'s are the bottom line and they need to spend a few more to get it right imho.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I think it is easier to get quality paint on metallic body parts than plastic parts. With metallic parts, you can use cathodic methods to attract paint to the surfaces.
                    2022 HTC 2LT Z51
                    Front lift, mag ride
                    black exterior, adrenaline red interior, bright red calipers

                    Comment

                    MECF_728x90_bottom

                    Collapse
                    Working...
                    X