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CORVETTE TODAY - Kevin Mackay Talks About The Cunningham Corvette & Bringing It Back To Life

In 1960, Briggs Cunningham took 3 Corvettes to France to race at Le Mans. After that race, the cars were brought back to the United States, put back to original and sold to consumers. The #3 car was recovered about put back to the way it was when it raced in 1960 at Le Mans and is owned by a private owner. https://youtu.be/_g_9Eah8pS8; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...FbtXiohpLYxLCh The car is owned by Bruce Meyers of the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. But what happened to the car? After a long legal battle, Kevin Mackay from Corvette Repair in Long Island, New York, has been putting this historic Corvette back to it's original 1960 livery for the past year (after it was purchased by Briggs Cunningham's family at auction). Kevin comes back on CORVETTE TODAY to tell the story of the Cunningham Corvette and to tell you when and where you can see this car...with its two siblings! If you love the history of Corvette and its racing past, DO NOT MISS this episode of CORVETTE TODAY. www.CorvetteToday.com
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Corvette Brand Manager, Harlan Charles Talks Everything E-Ray

Corvette Marketing & Brand Manager, Harlan Charles returns to CORVETTE TODAY with your host, Steve Garrett, to talk about the new 2024 Corvette E-Ray. https://youtu.be/3u0WMcgtnWI ; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...GToHlBAjuBPZxz. Harlan gives us an extensive overview is this revolutionary new Corvette and give us insight never heard before about the upcoming E-Ray. www.CorvetteToday.com
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Corvette Today News & Headlines: Late January, 2023

With the announcement of the 2024 Corvette E-Ray, your CORVETTE TODAY host Steve Garrett, and Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger have a lot to tell you about !!! https://youtu.be/734VgDupTBI; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...UAAEX2obMOXMml
Plus, we get a possible glimpse into the Corvette future with Manny Katakis from Muscle Cars & Truck with what the C9 Corvette could look like. Besides the E-Ray, here are some of the other stories Steve and Keith will discuss....
1. Corvette beats the Porsche 911 as Consumer Reports most satisfying car to own.
2. GM delivers over 9,000 Corvettes in the 4th quarter of 2022
3. Corvette Racing debuts the GT3.R on January 27th at the Rolex 24
4. The Mecum Auction at Kissimmee sells the very first Corvette Sting Ray
5. The National Corvette Museum hosts exhibits to celebrate 70 years of Corvette
All the Corvette E-Ray news you want and need plus much more on next week's CORVETTE TODAY News & Headlines show!
Listen to the podcast, watch the YouTube video, join the Facebook group, sign up for email notifications and shop in the Merchandise Store at: www.CorvetteToday.com
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2023 Corvette Info Including E-Ray, SR & Z06 Pricing, SR & Z06 Visualizers, 70th Anniversary Info, Press Releases for SR & Z06 & Their Build & Price, Order Guides & Visualizers

E-Ray Visualizer: https://visualizer.chevrolet.com/ui?...US&channel=b2c
Official E-Ray Press Release: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-press-release
Official GM E-Ray Pictures: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...and-visualizer
+ 25 KEY E-Ray Components/Factors: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...rs-information
E-Ray Leaked Info/Visualizer: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...tte-e-ray-leak
Z51 & Z06 GM Track Specs: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ecommendations
Z06 BUILD & PRICE: https://www.chevrolet.com/performanc...d-price/config
Z06 Order Guide: https://www.gmfleetorderguide.com/NA...D=22412&type=0
Z06 Pricing Spreadsheet: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...9Chvp%E2%80%9D
Z06 MSRP and Options Pricing: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...freight-charge
2023 SR Build & Price: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...up-and-running
*2023 SR & Z06 Official Owners Manual: https://www.corvetteblogger.com/docs...ersManual.pdf; and,
https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...owner-s-manual
* 2023 GM Bash Major Seminar with HQ video: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ore-bash-video
*2023 Stingray Visualizer: https://visualizer.chevrolet.com/ui?...US&channel=b2c
* COPMPLETE 2023 STINGRAY PRICING: https://www.corvetteactioncenter.com...ion-Center.pdf
*2023 Stingray (ONLY Order Guide: https://www.gmfleetorderguide.com/NA...D=22412&type=0
*70th Anniversary Combined Press Release For SR & Z06: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...iversary-model
*Z06 Press Release: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-press-release
*Z06 Reveal Pictures: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...eveal-pictures
*Z06 Visualizer: https://visualizer.chevrolet.com/ui?...US&channel=b2c
Order Guide (unofficial): https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-action-center
*Z06 vs Z07 Aero Components: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...s-similarities
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From Road & Track: Corvette proves its a performance bargain

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  • From Road & Track: Corvette proves its a performance bargain

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    A Corvette Grand Sport and the new 911 Carrera S post similar lap times in this battle. Despite one car costing around $50,000 less than the other.

    The C7-generation Chevrolet Corvette might be on its way out, making room for the mid-engine C8, but it's still proving its worth on track. German publication Sport Auto paired a Grand Sport against a new 992-generation 911 Carrera S, and the lap times are closer than you might expect.

    Sport Auto lapped both cars around Hockenheim's GP circuit, pulling a time of 1:53.3 for the 911 and a 1:54.1 for the Corvette Grand Sport. That's just 0.8 seconds apart. Considering the cars make similar power—443 hp for the 911 and 460 hp for the Corvette—that makes sense. Both send their power to the rear wheels, and both weigh within 50 lbs of one another—3482 lbs for the Corvette, 3382 for the 911. Both cars have eight-speed gearboxes, though the 911 has a fast-shifting dual-clutch, while the Grand Sport has to make due with a traditional torque-converter auto.

    The big difference here is the price. The Grand Sport starts at $65,900, while the new 911 Carrera Ss commands a $113,300 MSRP. For that amount of money, you could have a Grand Sport and a Camaro SS 1LE for daily driver duties. It's yet another comparison showing just how much capability you get for your money. The Corvette has always done well, even when up against the latest and greatest.
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    Why not test the 80k c7 z06 on the track with the 113grand 992.?

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      Originally posted by JB View Post
      Why not test the 80k c7 z06 on the track with the 113grand 992.?
      It's from a German magazine, and in Germany the GS may be priced a lot closer to the 992, and the Z06 even more. Let's see what Google says:

      in Germany, a Z06 is $116,500 euros, or about $130,000! (That was 2017, but probably hasn't changed a lot.) The Z51 was 79,500 Euro, or almost $89,000. The GS was almost 95,000 euro, or $106,00 dollars.

      The 992 Carrera S goes for 83,000 euro in Germany, so it's actually cheaper than the GS over there, and way cheaper than a Z06. It's even cheaper than a Z51.
      Last edited by meyerweb; 05-19-2019, 09:45 AM.
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        Originally posted by JB View Post
        Why not test the 80k c7 z06 on the track with the 113grand 992.?
        Agreed the Z06 is much faster than the GS and would win the contest with the 992. Then the C7Z06 right now has the huge aftermarket support putting far past the 992.
        Then my new 2LZ, stage 2, PDR, Z06 was less than 80k making it the performance bargain over any car made in the world today . Then for 8 grand you are at 800 plus hp
        giving you Hyper car power and speed.

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          Originally posted by meyerweb View Post

          It's from a German magazine, and in Germany the GS may be priced a lot closer to the 992, and the Z06 even more. Let's see what Google says:

          in Germany, a Z06 is $116,500 euros, or about $130,000! (That was 2017, but probably hasn't changed a lot.) The Z51 was 79,500 Euro, or almost $89,000. The GS was almost 95,000 euro, or $106,00 dollars.

          The 992 Carrera S goes for 83,000 euro in Germany, so it's actually cheaper than the GS over there, and way cheaper than a Z06. It's even cheaper than a Z51.
          Great info meyerweb. $130,000 for a Z06 in Germany. What would the free trade adjusted price be?
          Last edited by Boomer; 05-19-2019, 05:07 PM. Reason: Z06

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            The import duty on imported cars there is 10%. So figure about $119K without the tariff. And I believe that the sales price of cars in the EU includes tax, which is not included in the price of cars sold here.

            But I think the biggest factor is the cost of making a car that sells in very small numbers conform to EU regulations. Porsche sells 8000 to 9000 911's a year in the US. GM sold a whopping 613 Corvettes in all of Europe in 2017 (almost 800 each year in 2015 and 2016) so the marginal cost per car of meeting the foreign market's regs is much higher for GM than for Porsche.
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              Originally posted by meyerweb View Post
              The import duty on imported cars there is 10%. So figure about $119K without the tariff. And I believe that the sales price of cars in the EU includes tax, which is not included in the price of cars sold here.

              But I think the biggest factor is the cost of making a car that sells in very small numbers conform to EU regulations. Porsche sells 8000 to 9000 911's a year in the US. GM sold a whopping 613 Corvettes in all of Europe in 2017 (almost 800 each year in 2015 and 2016) so the marginal cost per car of meeting the foreign market's regs is much higher for GM than for Porsche.
              Great info again. Lets hope for standardized "market regs". That 119 price would probably sell more and help make up for some of that additional reg burden, but not enough. If the consumer wanted a Corvette, there would be more than 613 sold in Europe.
              Last edited by Boomer; 05-19-2019, 08:12 PM. Reason: clarity

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                Originally posted by merweb
                Some of it is certainly prejudice, but probably no worse than the "I bought the A8 because it's made in America and the M7 is built in Mexico..." attitude of some American car buyers.
                Not accusing anyone of prejudice, but is it not ironic that the overall issues that have been having with 2015+ C7 trans, have been with the A8, not with the M7.
                Last edited by John; 05-19-2019, 08:44 PM.
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