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Corvette Today: Corvette News & Headlines, Early October 2023

The automotive industry is going through a tumultuous time right now with the United Auto Workers striking the Big 3 automakers. Your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, teams up again with Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger to bring you the most up-to-date information in the world of Corvette. https://youtu.be/N-JFEwaK2PQ?si=u3tepRnTgFEcCKAM; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...AyWJ7BnoEURVpA

Besides the UAW strike, here are some of the other Corvette topics that Steve and Keith will discuss:

1. 2024 Corvette production started on Monday, September 18th

2. Two ZR1 prototypes are spotted in Colorado with no wheel coverings and no exhaust sounds

3. A C3 Corvette gets a "Mako-over" into a Mako Shark II

4. A C8 Z06 falls off a lift at a dealership

5. A 2023 70th Anniversary Z06 sells at Mecum for $247,500

6. A Chevy Silverado rolls over a C8 Corvette....ON PURPOSE!

Every other week, CORVETTE TODAY brings you the latest news in the world of Corvette to keep you informed on what's happening with America's Sports Car!
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2024 & 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

2024 Order Guide Here: https://www.gmfleetorderguide.com/NA...=22639&type=0#
2023 Corvette Brochure: https://www.chevrolet.com/content/da...D7Q0fp8nIEE57Y
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 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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    VOLVO TO INTRODUCE A MAXIMUM 112MPH TOP SPEED ON ALL ITS CARS BY 2020 TO REDUCE FATALITIES

    The Swedish automaker's mission is to have zero fatalities or serious injuries in its new vehicle models by the end of the decade

    VOLVO will introduce a maximum speed limit on its cars in efforts to reduce fatalities by 2020.

    The Swedish luxury car company will cap its car speeds at 112mph, and stated its aim that no one will be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo by the end of the decade.
    There is a madness to my method!
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    Really makes one wonder, how many Volvos have crashed at speeds over 110 mph? And if this is the real rationale, what makes the MFG think a 109 mph crash is survivable??

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    • #3
      Good questions. Maybe, not that it would not reduce say one death per year or two, but as we are sure you suspected), this is a “we are environment” statement.
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      • #4
        If they really want to cut down death rates it would have to be much lower than that. I guess it could be considered environmental but how often is one driven even close to this speed.
        Have thought they were pretty interesting vehicles lately but if they are going to start this **** I’ll pass.
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        • #5
          Guess the magic number they came up with is 180 kph (112 mph).

          Volvo's flagship XC90 SUV currently has a top speed of 131 mph (210 kph).
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ID:	28350 So the top speed model is 131 and will be lowered to 112 ? I really dont think 19mph is really going to make much a difference in anything , except them saying they did it ...
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              I thought it was a JOKE when I saw this on the AUTOWEEK site! What Volvo owner would drive their car full of kids to soccer camp at those kinds of speeds??? Has their market demographics change that much while I wasn't paying attention?
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              • #8
                GM has been limiting top speeds for years. I remember, I bought my mother a 1996 Oldsmobile Aurora. The standard model was electronically limited to 109 mph (I think), but the "Autobahn" package raised that to 130 mph. The Autobahn version had H speed rated tires, while the standard version had only S speed rated tires. BMW also limited speeds, but usually up at 155 mph or so. Many manufacturers limit top speeds often to the speed rating of the original equipment tires.

                I don't know how many Volvo drivers actually drive at 112 or more. If it were a lot, I could see somebody producing an OBD2 plug in device to defeat the speed limiter.
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