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Corvette Today Podcast: TONS OF NEWS THIS WEEK

We've been doing Corvette news & headlines podcasts on CORVETTE TODAY since September 2020. I don't remember ever doing a news & headlines podcast with this much critical information packed into one podcast! This is a "must listen" to podcast. Here are a few of the topics covered in this episode....

1. Chevrolet confirms the introduction this Fall of the 2023 C8 Z06 with a new video release-and it sounds like a Ferrari
2. Corvette dominates sales in Q2 2021
3. Chevy dealerships have received their first 2022 C8 allocations
4. Callaway looks ahead to 2022 and the Callaway C8 Corvette
5. Right-hand drive C8 is revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK
6. New GT-3 spec C8.R expected in 2024
7. California will start failing cars with tuned ECU’s during smog checks
8. The National Corvette Museum delivers their 14,000th Corvette
9. A couple exchanges wedding vows before taking delivery of their C8 at the NCM
10. "Life in the Fast Lane" by The Eagles is a story of cocaine and a fast Corvette
11. Sigala Designs shows off a completed widebody kit for the C8
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Surprising 911s vs tesla model 3 performance video...worth a few laughs..the 992 S

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  • #16
    If this is available before the Z06……..I’ll be tempted to pass on the Chevrolet…..

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    Black over Sky Cool Gray.....2LT.....Z51.....FE4.....E60.....


    • #17
      PRUmor is there is a more moderately powered tesla roadster coming as to 60 in the high 2 s is the rumor.

      playing devils advocate e for electric or electrick podcast reported the plaid tesla is not running 1.99 times to sixty but rather high twos..

      real or memorex? That I dont know...

      but I do know electric powered vehicles are the new rage for a-reason.

      low center of gravity, small compact electric motors, no or very low maintenance, and zero to 80 percent recharge speed is amazingly quick i think teslas quoting 18 minutes at a fast charger.
      Last edited by JB; 06-15-2021, 09:34 PM.


      • #18
        Resurrecting a necro post I see.

        Anyhoos - I'm wondering where these vids are shot? High desert? Colorado? Legitimately asking.

        I wonder because here in Ohio (at whatever altitude we are) I have no issues taking Model 3s and Ys Performance editions. None.
        Ditto the S's and X's --IF-- they're not 100Ds (aka 90s or lower). P100Ds with the Ludicrous or plaid package are no joke.
        But the Model 3 Performance cannot take me. Nor the Y Performance. Roll or dig.
        And with all the interwebz cult vids on this I was --sure-- it'd be the other way around. Nope.
        Haven't had a single one pull on me, not once.

        And its not like it hasn't happened more than a few times... Can't swing a dead cat without hitting a Tesla round these parts. They are everywhere. And plenty of them want to have a run; 80% charge, batteries warmed, ludicrous mode on. Whatever. The 3 and Y do not pull whatsoever, and its usually the other way around. Top spec S and X are beasts. So what gives? Because the interwebz says otherwise.

        Teslas still look like Buick Suppositories though. And the interiors are straight from Ikea. But I'll give the S and X 100Ds their due - the IT department at Tesla programmed a good go fast mode for the unskilled.

        PS - I'm buying that Lightning EV the moment I can get one at <MSRP.


        • #19
          Hillslam I'm with you on that F-150 Lightening. I've got my $100 deposit in. (I am thinking an XLT). Rumor is the thing is rated for 300 miles with 1000 pounds of stuff in the bed, which gives close to 500 miles with a normal load.

          Its roomy as all get-out and has enough cargo space (with a tonneau cover on the bed) to haul enough luggage for a month. It also goes like stink. What's not to like except its a Ford, LOL !!


          • #20
            The instant torque of electric vehicles not only at launch but at any toe while running. Its the future...

            its here now. I hope ford hits homeruns with the electric vehicles its bringing out. Ford needs and GM needs huge success and they both deserve home run winners,



            • #21
              Originally posted by dcbingaman View Post
              ... Rumor is the thing is rated for 300 miles with 1000 pounds of stuff in the bed, which gives close to 500 miles with a normal load...
              I know right? I love it. Yeah they used a more normal rating. I'd heard anywhere from 465 to 500 without the 1000lbs payload sitting in the bed too. Imagine honestly rating your truck like it'd actually be used in the real world? Nice stuff.

              AND they're sourcing batteries from several sources. So no super secret special sauce to get it made. ANNND Ford doesn't engage in any of that fighting against Right 2 Repair bull**** that Tesla and John Deere and Apple and others pull. Taillight get broke in the parking lot? Door handle get dinged? Want to fix it yourself? No problem. Break a Tesla port cover and... you send it in to Tesla. Kiss it goodbye for a month. And your money.
              How dare you work on their car. You're lucky they even let you drive it.

              Meanwhile in the real world I just love all the features on the Lightning that make it a working work vehicle. The whole "powering your home during outages" thing being built in is nice too.

              I'm down with it being a Ford. The 150s are what they are for a reason. They know trucks. Unlike that Tesla Cybertruck thing. Which is like what a person who doesn't know anything about trucks, has never used a truck, nor has ever had any need for a truck designs when they think what a "cool truck" would look like. Yeah ok. Have fun with that scifi poseur look-at-me thing. The moment you have tilted bedside wall tops like it does I know they have no idea about how trucks are actually used.

              So while the Cybertruck is another trophy lifestyle purchase, the Lightning is a TRUCK.


              What makes me laugh with the EV crowd is this: Given that we were driving battleships in WW2 with electric motors (the New Mexico's, Colorado's, Tennessee's), carriers (Lexington, Langley), nearly a hundred destroyer escorts (Buckleys and Rudderows), and on and on and on... anybody just learning electric motors have torque and can push big things around, or little things fast, doesn't know their engineering or history (which is pretty much everyone in the demographic that buys a Tesla). It was "the future" in the 1930s.

              Batteries - yes that's a different story. The potable energy store has been the limiting factor. LiPo and LiOn are just now starting to get there. Just now.

              Now give me an electric sports car that actually needs me to drive it and not one that barely suffers my presence in the seat and I'll buy it....

     long as it doesn't look like a suppository. Meanwhile I'll keep smoking these 3s and Ys (and a majority of the Ss and Xs)


              Last edited by Hillslam; 06-16-2021, 10:18 PM.


              • #22
                I dont know what your driving but not many stock cars are smoking teslas performance lineup.

                firds truck should be awesome. We want ford and GM to have homeruns with their new ev product. At least I do.

                Teslas wrapping their electric motors in carbon fiber or something like that in the latest plaid version to hold it together as it accelerates to 60 mph in an astonsing 1.99 seconds...anyway you cut it...two seconds to sixty mph can not be ignored as a massive achievement in automotive performance for street cars...

                im so used to 4 seconds to 60 in my last corvette...almost 7k miles and I am still exploring the insanely quick c8 which rips off 2.8 to 60 mph...

                as far as sound.....dont sweat and engineering will have awesome jet turbine like sounds as these electrics accelerate.

                my audi etron already cracks me the hell up with the turbine sound as it accelerates.

                ​​​​​​​change is tough for many yet once it happens everyone will be enjoying a whole new world of crazy


                • #23
                  Originally posted by JB View Post
                  I dont know what your driving but not many stock cars are smoking teslas performance lineup.
                  C8 right in my avatar. Looking forward to more engaging EVs. The Taycan was the first imo.
                  Last edited by Hillslam; 06-19-2021, 09:10 AM.


                  • #24
                    Originally posted by JB View Post
                    THe new wave of performance acceleration is electric vehicles and I am aV8 enthusiast.

                    The revolution is upon us.

                    fast charging is here as well. (Not full tank but fast charging in 18 minutes from zero to 80 percent ....(right now battery makers set pcm to dramatically slow down charge rate at 80 percent range to protect the batteries)

                    but up to 80 percent these fast chargers are quick enough to avoid any complaint by any sane human being.

                    all wheel drive, minimal maintenance, no carbon emissions, low center of gravity, excellent packaging, excellent space utilization, in maximaum torque at zero rpms.

                    the electric car revoltution is here.
                    I studied Batteries a lot since I spent almost 7k on 28kw of Solar Battery and battery life is rated by the number of charge cycles. Using high rates of charge current and discharge cuts the number of the expected cycles or battery life.


                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Meldoon View Post
                      And that is the slow Tesla……..think Plaid

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                      That makes you want to go electric why fight it! The generic look is one draw back they all look the same.
                      Otherwise what a beast! Totally have to behave with that! Wonder how much power needed to charge might be expensive to charge.
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