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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 ... https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...kihhFe5DMAPYnY
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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Good things about the C7 vs the C8 so far!

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  • Good things about the C7 vs the C8 so far!

    IMO the C7 wins the steering wheel contest vs the C8. I also think the C7 wins in the seat department too! The C8 seats look to be cloth material infused with 50 percent or so leather trim. The C7 seats are very nice esp the Comps. Tough to beat the C7 interior.

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    I’d have to sit in the C8 first, but I’m guessing the C8 will be more roomy for someone my height and better seats. I have the Comp seats in my Z06 and ZR1. As far as material goes, it looks like they stepped it up on the new one.

    Steering wheel would be function over form, I look forward to what the C8 will bring and how it “feels”. That being said, I love everything about my C7’s....except for the leg space.
    Last edited by CraZ8; 07-14-2019, 04:52 PM.

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    • #3
      Hard to reach any conclusions about the seats based only on photos of a prototype, pre production interior.
      ​​​​​​But there is one HUGE advantage of the C7: Mine is paid for.
      Delivered 5/29!: Scarlet Fever 2021 2LT HTC, Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat, two-tone Natural w/ suede inserts, Mag Ride, Performance Exhaust

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      • #4
        I agree, The steering wheel is function over form but must conform with the dash. Swapping them between the C7 and C8 is not happening due to the difference in the dash between the 2 . View of the dash is important.
        I like the C7 Z06 wheel. Not sure the C8 will top the C7 leg space which is pretty good. The foot well picture looks a little cramped for two pedals. Corvette's always have a deep footwell.
        We will find out when they hit the dealers.

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        • #5
          There are very clear, scientific (measured with a tape measure, micrometer and similar tool) advantages of the C8. As those difference were told to me in confidence, I am not going to share them here now, but they will be clear to all this Thursday. One thing is for sure, when one puts down the C8 based on inaccurate statements (as some statements above have posted), that is a significant issue to me — and puts me and all of us in a bind, for I can not refute them without disclosing confidential information.

          This is not a C7 versus C8 forum. This is a forum to celebrate all Corvettes.

          This thread is hanging by a thread (pun intended).
          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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            Originally posted by John View Post
            There are very clear, scientific (measured with a tape measure, micrometer and similar tool) advantages of the C8. As those difference were told to me in confidence, I am not going to share them here now, but they will be clear to all this Thursday. One thing is for sure, when one puts down the C8 based on inaccurate statements (as some statements above have posted), that is a significant issue to me — and puts me and all of us in a bind, for I can not refute them without disclosing confidential information.

            This is not a C7 versus C8 forum. This is a forum to celebrate all Corvettes.

            This thread is hanging by a thread (pun intended).
            Glad you said that, vague or not. Interior room is a concern for me and yes I remember you said not to worry in the past.
            There is a madness to my method!

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            • #7
              Not to worry at all! The C8 will have some very nice upside surprises.
              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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              • #8
                Probably, everything in front of the driver will will be more accommodating. That is the nature of he ME layout. Looks ? Subjective! But the interiors steady get better. We know the HP got looked at and bumped by some percentage. Probably every metric had been bumped by that percentage. And that outcome was a specific assignment. Also the metrics of the competition MEs have been targeted, measured and assigned for bettering.

                A car is a complex mechanical system. Best parts do not make best car. Most expensive maybe, but not the best. How the whole array works is the measure. The extent to which the whole exceeds the sum of the parts.

                Design is important. Whole design. Look at Tesla. Great design in the interior because of what was eliminated. Other interiors are notable of all the do-dads include. Some are great for the colors. Some for arrangements. Convenience. Ease of use. Materials.

                We will get to see the C8's own, and hopefully unique offering of qualities. Some smart critics will test it back to back against the "world order" and give us diverse assessments. We get to see for ourselves in a while. See if its worth more that the price. See if it possesses emergent qualities that can not be explained by the parts.
                Last edited by SheepDog; 07-15-2019, 05:48 AM.

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                • #9
                  Well analyzed SheepDog!
                  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 John View Post
                    There are very clear, scientific (measured with a tape measure, micrometer and similar tool) advantages of the C8. As those difference were told to me in confidence, I am not going to share them here now, but they will be clear to all this Thursday. One thing is for sure, when one puts down the C8 based on inaccurate statements (as some statements above have posted), that is a significant issue to me — and puts me and all of us in a bind, for I can not refute them without disclosing confidential information.

                    This is not a C7 versus C8 forum. This is a forum to celebrate all Corvettes.

                    This thread is hanging by a thread (pun intended).
                    Didn't mean to sound negative. With Corvettes 9 and 10 in the garage all of them earned their spots on merit.
                    The C8 will shine and earn it's own way every model before has . Be great to hear all the specs and actually see the car. Huge GM supporter for 40 years. Every time I went with a different brand I was soon back!

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                      Originally posted by John View Post
                      Well analyzed SheepDog!
                      I agree nice post!

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