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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.; 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.
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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. ; Harlan gives us an extensive overview is this revolutionary new Corvette and give us insight never heard before about the upcoming E-Ray.
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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 !!!;
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!
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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:
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:
E-Ray Leaked Info/Visualizer: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...tte-e-ray-leak
Z51 & Z06 GM Track Specs: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ecommendations
Z06 Order Guide:
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:; and,
* 2023 GM Bash Major Seminar with HQ video: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ore-bash-video
*2023 Stingray Visualizer:
*2023 Stingray (ONLY Order Guide:
*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:
Order Guide (unofficial): https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-action-center
*Z06 vs Z07 Aero Components: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...s-similarities
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Top Camaro Gets 10A

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    The top Camaro, the ZL1 1LE, which has already beaten a Nissan GTR Track Edition and a Porsche GT2 on the track, now has another major improvement, the availability of the 10A transmission.

    Originally posted by Media.chevrolet

    10-speed automatic transmission will be available late February


    DETROIT — The 2019 Camaro ZL1 1LE — the fastest, most track-capable Camaro ever — will offer an available 10-speed automatic transmission beginning late February.

    During development, Chevy engineers pushed the limits of the automatic transmission to be more than one half second faster than the standard manual on General Motors’ 2.9-mile Milford Road Course. In fact, on longer tracks like the Nürburgring where you can take advantage of the lightning-quick shifts and all 10 gears, drivers can expect to shave off several seconds from their previous lap times with the six-speed manual ZL1 1LE.

    “This transmission is optimized for speed,” said Camaro Chief Engineer Mark ****ens. “With unique Track Mode calibrations and 10 gears, you are always in the perfect gear when rolling on or off the throttle. You may not be a professional race car driver, but now you can shift like one.”

    Not only does the 10-speed transmission save time at the track, it gives customers more performance options. The automatic provides standard paddle shifters for when they want a more engaging experience.

    This new transmission comes with many changes that live up to the requirements of the 1LE performance package. Unique calibrations were made to the transmission, electronic limited slip differential and performance traction management system. The front and rear Multimatic DSSV® (Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve) dampers have been tuned to accommodate the quicker shifts in weight transfer. New hardware includes a new transmission oil pan and an additional cooling duct for the steering gear.

    “Adding an automatic transmission is another example of the Camaro portfolio delivering what customers want. This ultimate 1LE is another appealing option that is true to its racing heritage,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing.

    Additional ZL1 1LE features include:
    • Downforce-producing aero: Unique features include a carbon fiber rear wing, specific air deflectors and dive planes on the front fascia that produce grip-generating downforce to help the car stick harder and drive faster in turns.
    • Adjustable suspension: Racing-derived, lightweight Multimatic DSSV® dampers front and rear offer exceptional wheel and vehicle control. The front-end ride height is adjustable, along with the camber geometry. The rear stabilizer bar also offers three-way adjustability.
    • Wheels and tires: Specific lightweight forged aluminum wheels are an inch wider but an inch smaller in diameter, front and rear, than standard ZL1 wheels and are used with new summer-only Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R tires1 that deliver max lateral grip of 1.10g.
    • Lighter weight: The lighter wheels and dampers, along with thinner rear glass and a fixed-back rear seat, contribute to more than 50-pound lower curb weight than a standard ZL1 Coupe.
    • Supercharged performance and more: The power behind the ZL1 1LE is the 650-horsepower, supercharged LT4 engine. Brembo brakes are included, along with dual-zone automatic climate control, Bose premium audio system, heated and ventilated front seats and heated steering wheel.

    The ZL1 1LE Track Performance Package has an MSRP of $7,500 and the available 10-speed automatic transmission an MSRP of $1,595.

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    THat ten speed is such a strong performance option it belongs on the 1LE.

    that is a very exciting to drive vehicle although i am a little tired of the retro look. Its good looking yet id prefer more along the lines of a 7th gen camaro that looked more like the ferrari portofino with all the existing 6th generation ca,aro underpinnings.

    the vehicle itself is an amazing performer and that includes the ten speed automatic,

    just shooting the breeze. I happen to see a black 2019 mid cycle refresh vehicle yesterday and it was much more impressive in person than the photos.
    Last edited by JB; 01-29-2019, 03:43 PM.


    • #3
      LOL with the 10 speed it just might give the C7 Z06 a run for the money in a standing quarter mile.... I like it.


      • #4
        Soon coming to a C7 near you?


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          That is a very good question. Tadge said, and I independently verified by my talking 1-to-1 with the QC Manager of the plant that makes the 10A’s, that it is two inches too long to fit into a C7. However, that was 2 1/2 years ago, and might GM have done some re-engineering to the 10A, to the torque tube and/or additional components, and if so, might this be the major change for the refreshed C7 (if there is one), e.g., the A8 being replaced by the A10. But incurring all these costs for what many believe might be a short duration, 2020 C7?

          Darn good question, and as of now, no answer known outside of GM.
          Last edited by John; 01-29-2019, 08:04 PM.
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            I remain unconvinced that the A10 will fit even with modifications. But of course, I can be wrong on this too.


            • #7
              The c7 is at the end of its production run. I dont see the advantage to altering the transmission.

              i personally believe its the end of the c7 run soon and if it were given an extension or slight reprive we would more likely see an increase in hp.

              even possibly the lt2 motor we have been calling the evolution of the lt1 for the c8..

              it would be easier and cheaper to make happen and it would have greater sales impact.

              i was always one who felt the 24 hp increase from c6 ls3 to lt1 was a little light...

              yes i understood the torque curve of the lt1 equalled the mighty ls7 427 up to 4500 rpm but still i would have prefered the stingray z51 and grand sport had gotten to 500 hp mid way through the models lifes cycle.

              had the special editions recently released not been tape and decals but rather a hopped up lt1 or lt2 with 500 to 520 hp i think the c7 would have garnered more sales...even if it was just for the grand sport model...(which accounts for 49 percent of all c7 sales last hear)

              i think it would have been a great way to send off the c7 and imorove the extra year of sales many are discussing as a possibility.

              personally i think march or april will be the end of the c7 production run as gm prepares the bg plant for c8 rear mid engine production

              again..its all just guesses on my who knows...