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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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Day 2: 720 S Totalled

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  • Day 2: 720 S Totalled

    Ouch, the day after the driver bought his gorgeous McLaren 720S, he totaled it due to excessive speed. Thankfully the driver sustained only non life-threatening injuries.

    Originally posted by LeftLaneNews
    Easy come, easy go: McLaren 720S totaled day after purchase

    July 16, 2018, 11:15 amby Drew Johnson

    I hope they had their insurance sorted.

    Today's supercars are engineering marvels. They can accelerate from 0-60 in less than 3 seconds and hit top speeds in excess of 200mph. But even with all of that state-of-the-art technology, supercars are only as good as the person behind the wheel, as one unfortunate owner learned this past weekend.[/Quote

    Police in Fairfax County, Virginia were called to the scene of a single vehicle accident at 7:45am this past Saturday where they found a brand new McLaren 720S smashed against the tree. Luckily the driver sustained non-life threatening injuries, but the same couldn't be said for the McLaren.

    Adding insult to injury, the owner of the 720S had purchased the vehicle just one day earlier. As you may have guessed with a new owner of a 710 horsepower vehicle, police say speed was a factor in the crash.

    "Purchased Friday. Totaled Saturday," the Fairfax County Police Tweeted. "This McLaren 720S, costing around $300,000, was destroyed today in Great Falls because of speed." The department also posted a low-resolution picture of the crash scene.

    Hopefully the driver picks something a little less powerful for their next vehicle purchase.
    https://www.leftlanenews.com/easy-co...se-100912.html
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    That's one expensive AXE. I wonder how many he'll have to buy to get that tree chopped down?
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    • #3
      That was about 10 miles from my house. There's a Car's and Coffee near there every Saturday morning, and crashes along that stretch of road are, unfortunately, all too common afterwards.
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        Respect the car, the power is what I've always heard. Most all of the modern sports cars are very docile until you poke them a bit then they'll turn on you and demand that you have the talent and training to control them, if even then. Driving a 720 with a Prius ability or experience is never a good recipe. Even my SS sedan will get me in trouble if I give it/myself a chance. I'm glad no one got killed or maimed. Too bad about the tree, but it'll probably get hit a few more times during it's life.
        Last edited by MsBadWolf; 07-17-2018, 09:03 PM.
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          Originally posted by MsBadWolfe
          Driving a 720 with a Prius ability is never a good recipe
          That is the most important post. Thank you MSBadWolfe! In a previous life/forum, I cautioned against someone going from a 170 HP Toyota right to a 650/650 Z06.

          I had 10+ years of experience owning 500+ HP cars, had track experience, and yet when I got my C7 Z06 I felt the smartest thing for me to do, would be to go to Spring Mountain. Left there 100% comfortable with the car.

          When I get the ME, since there are signficiant handling differences between a ME from a FE (as we have noted in the following thread), I intend to go back (excitedly) to Spring Mountain.

          https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-disadvantages

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          • #6
            Wow. Tough day for that owner. Sad to see that. Good to hear he's ok, though. A machine can be replaced.

            The more power these sports cars get, the more important road surface becomes, and even more important - getting heat in the tires before getting aggressive. Obviously not stated whether either of those were a factor here, but often one or the other is (especially getting the tires up to op temp).

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            • #7
              So true. No heat in the tires as someone shows off (blasting off) from a car event, is a prime reason we see many YouTube videos shows a crash as folks accelerate wildly in the first few hundreds yards leaving a car event.
              2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option order-able including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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