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CORVETTE TODAY #109 - Corvette News & Headlines, Mid-May 2022

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1. Hard Top Convertibles now account for 48% of Corvette orders
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3. 70th anniversary models delayed because of wheel constraints
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5. The 2023 Stingray/Z06 Owner’s Manual available for download
6. The 2023 C8 Z06 is the official Pace Car for the Indianapolis 500
7. Corvette Racing’s drivers take a C8 Stingray on the track at Spring Mountain
8. Corvette Hall Of Fame inductees announced
9. Corvette is the AutoCar 2022 Dream Car of the Year

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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

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    Shmee has been in Markham, Ontario seeing his car in production. That's one busy part of the car.




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    Last edited by John; 10-14-2018, 11:21 AM. Reason: As the video was not opening up for some in original format, added one that will open up for all. John
    2020 C8 Corvette.D.O.B 2/03/2020
    Shadow Grey Metallic on Black
    2LT, Z51 + MRC. GT1 seats.
    Spectra Grey Tridents.
    Carbon flash mirrors and spoiler.

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    Thanks for the video , I"m hoping you don't get in trouble for posting it here ..... LoL ?
    A thought if I might ...

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      A better pic of the rear assembly

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      2020 C8 Corvette.D.O.B 2/03/2020
      Shadow Grey Metallic on Black
      2LT, Z51 + MRC. GT1 seats.
      Spectra Grey Tridents.
      Carbon flash mirrors and spoiler.

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      • #4
        It is always good to see video of a great car and how it is put together. Thank you Bikerjulio. I enjoyed it.

        We all however, know what when Schmee’s $455,000+ Ford GT goes against the $125,000 (roughly) 2021 Corvette ME, we will be looking forward to Shmee’s changing his car to the latter — and we hope to see a similar video of the ME’s production.
        Z07 coming late this summer: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, with every piece of visible carbon fiber available including the wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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          Thats another awesome car that I just car saw at a show a few weeks ago . Check out the license plate ... Click image for larger version

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          • #6
            I will bet Corvette team engineers, perhaps also those on the race team, have done a frame by frame review of this vid.
            Z07 coming late this summer: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, with every piece of visible carbon fiber available including the wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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            • #7
              I love the TV show, “How It Made: Dream Cars.” One of my favorites. Wish the show were to return with a complete video of the Ford GT being made, and then next year to show the 2020 ME Corvette.
              Enjoying my Shadow gray C8. What a car it is.

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              • #8
                When ford sold their 05/06 ford GT for $165K msrp loaded they had a supercar at Ford prices. Now Ford wants $450K msrp for a FORD at super car prices. GM will blow them away next year at the track and on the streets for us car nuts. Had a new 05 Ford GT but no way could I justify $450K even if they decided I was ford GT worthy. Which they didn’t. Just my 2 cents and nothing more.
                2022 Torch Red. 2LT. Z51 ,mag ride ,gray trident wheels .black trim with red interior

                2023 Z06 wait list # 396 at Ciocca Chevy

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MikeC8 View Post
                  When ford sold their 05/06 ford GT for $165K msrp loaded they had a supercar at Ford prices. Now Ford wants $450K msrp for a FORD at super car prices. GM will blow them away next year at the track and on the streets for us car nuts. Had a new 05 Ford GT but no way could I justify $450K even if they decided I was ford GT worthy. Which they didn’t. Just my 2 cents and nothing more.
                  Ford told you that you were not "worthy" of their GT?? That is not how to sell 1/2 million dollar cars!

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                  • #10
                    Imagine the 450k monster will suck up and spit out the base C8 BUT in a couple of years when the "Beast" C8 is released it may be a very different story.....

                    Another thing will be about 300k cheaper as well!!
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ltomn View Post

                      Ford told you that you were not "worthy" of their GT?? That is not how to sell 1/2 million dollar cars!
                      Ferrari does the exact same thing. You have to be on the “ list “ to buy a new one.
                      3LT Long Beach Red , Z51, FE4 , ZZ3, Black interior ,38S red stitching, Q8T, FA5, ER1, CFX, and R8C

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Busa Dave View Post
                        Imagine the 450k monster will suck up and spit out the base C8 BUT in a couple of years when the "Beast" C8 is released it may be a very different story.....

                        Another thing will be about 300k cheaper as well!!
                        The good news is the C7 R beat the “monster” Ford GT lap record at VIR. by 1.37 seconds. I would bet the first year ME will be as fast., if Chevy gets it right.
                        3LT Long Beach Red , Z51, FE4 , ZZ3, Black interior ,38S red stitching, Q8T, FA5, ER1, CFX, and R8C

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                        • #13
                          If the first year base C8 engine runs with the C7 R I will be shocked beyond all belief. Just not enough HP but everything is just speculation until the "man behind the curtain" makes the reveal and then we will see! Personally cannot wait to see it then will have to wait another couple of years hopefully just one until the high hp version is brought out.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Racer86 View Post

                            Ferrari does the exact same thing. You have to be on the “ list “ to buy a new one.
                            I understand that is only for the higher up models.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Racer86 View Post

                              The good news is the C7 R beat the “monster” Ford GT lap record at VIR. by 1.37 seconds. I would bet the first year ME will be as fast., if Chevy gets it right.
                              Let me correct my bad,, it was the ZR-1 not the C7r. Just another joyful senior moment for me.
                              3LT Long Beach Red , Z51, FE4 , ZZ3, Black interior ,38S red stitching, Q8T, FA5, ER1, CFX, and R8C

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