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Corvette Today Podcast: Latest Corvette News And Headlines

Things are starting to heat up about the new C8 Z06! And CORVETTE TODAY covers it all in this News & Headlines episode. Here are some of the topics you'll hear about ...
1. Final stats for the 2021 model year C8 Corvette
2. Nearly half of the C8.R IMSA Edition C8’s are already sold
3. 2022 C8 Configurator is now live
4. The C8 was the 2nd fastest selling new car in August 2021
5. Consumer Reports declines to recommend the 2021 C8 Corvette
6. 2021 C8 tops its class in the JD Power APEAL Study
7. A Nurburgring video captures 2023 C8 Z06 with unofficial track time
8. We have video evidence that the C8 Z06 will also come in an HTC
9. Did we see the reveal colors on the last teaser video for the C8 Z06?
10. Another Easter Egg discovery on the C8 Z06 “Save the Date” video
11. Spy photos of the C8 E-ray confirm it’s a performance hybrid
12. New Zealand about to get their right-hand drive C8 Corvettes
13. The C8 Z06 might break 3 production V8 records
14. Chevrolet has officially quit making the LT5 engine with 755 hp

This is a long list of topics, and it's not everything that's covered in this episode of the CORVETTE TODAY podcast.

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    A few pics of the C7s on display at the Bash. It wasn't all C8 news.

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    1966 coupe - Sunfire Yellow / Black
    2004 Z06 - Millennium Yellow / Black

    NCM Lifetime Member since 2003

  • #2
    Nice pics, but they just confirm black wheels are not for me.
    2022 HTC on order with 2LT, front lift, msrc, npp, elb with two tone seats, and CF int. Pre halloween delivery??

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    • #3
      Originally posted by steve8 View Post
      Nice pics, but they just confirm black wheels are not for me.
      That's were Machined face wheels come in, best of both worlds!
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      • #4
        Originally posted by brad66 View Post
        A few pics of the C7s on display at the Bash. It wasn't all C8 news.
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        Deep six the hash marks and this is the best looking one

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        • #5
          Those look great.....black wheels and all!
          2017 TR GS 2LT

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            Click image for larger version  Name:	0525181307a.jpg Views:	2 Size:	5.15 MB ID:	34481 Black chrome powder coat. Shown with the best color too bad they discontinued it!
            Sitting on my 120 Acre's that will be a housing subdivision in the next 2 years. First home is going up.
            Last edited by 3 Z06ZR1; 04-30-2019, 12:46 PM.

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              This one gets my vote sometimes less is more. The stripes and do dads detract from the Z06. My own cars look best to me.

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              • #8
                Only the four Grand Sports are driver's editions. Thanks for the pics!

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                • #9
                  Thanks Brad for getting a pictorial of these four Driver Editions for those who were not at the BASH (and for those of us who were). Well done!
                  GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by steve8 View Post
                    Nice pics, but they just confirm black wheels are not for me.
                    My gearhead wife and I are not black wheel fans either. However, we found a great compromise that we truly love, and that is the machined rim edge but painted Spectra Gray Metallic wheels on our Z06. Since the leaked C8 specs list Spectra Gray again, we will probably go that way. The things that especially appeal to us are the machined, bright metal edge around the outside of the wheel, gives a great visual demarcation between where the wheel ends and the tire begins (which personally we feel is some a black wheel/black tire combo is lacking). Second, the Spectra Gray Metallic is a nice dark color, yet has lots of metallic and looks (again to us), more exciting, more alive, than a black wheel.

                    Here are those SGM wheels on our car. Again, we have not made a final decision for our ME, but right now they are the “leading contender.”

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                    GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by John View Post

                      My gearhead wife and I are not black wheel fans either. However, we found a great compromise that we truly love, and that is the machined rim edge but painted Spectra Gray Metallic wheels on our Z06. Since the leaked C8 specs list Spectra Gray again, we will probably go that way. The things that especially appeal to us are the machined, bright metal edge around the outside of the wheel, gives a great visual demarcation between where the wheel ends and the tire begins (which personally we feel is some a black wheel/black tire combo is lacking). Second, the Spectra Gray Metallic is a nice dark color, yet has lots of metallic and looks (again to us), more exciting, more alive, than a black wheel.

                      Here are those SGM wheels on our car. Again, we have not made a final decision for our ME, but right now they are the “leading contender.”
                      I agree

                      Black wheels look great alone, but once the tire is added to the equation it becomes difficult to see the details of the wheel and visually fades to the background. The machined lip and or face provides that separation and draws the eyes to the wheels details. Another thing I don't like is how with all black, unless you really like messing with tire dressing all the time, the tire always looks gray or faded out compared to the wheel.

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                      • #12
                        I wonder how many driver edition cars have been sold....

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                        • #13
                          Mike Furman asked Harlan at the BASH, as the four of us including Brad66, were standing around talking about our favorite subject before the event began. Harlan said that 60 have been sold.

                          BTW, Mike delivered one early today, and sent another one this week to CA to another one of his customers.
                          GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                          • #14
                            Since 2019 is the 66th year of Corvette production and we will be returning home via Route 66 after the Caravan, I have unofficially dubbed our `19 Grand Sport convertible the "Route 66 Edition". That probably won't be validated by GM any time soon.

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                            • #15
                              You could have custom made badges that are nice and tasteful, that would declare it that.
                              GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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