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CORVETTE TODAY #121 - Corvette News & Headlines, Mid August 2022

The world of Corvette is really heating up with the release of pricing for the C8 Z06. Your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett and Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger are back with the most current Corvette news and headlines. https://youtu.be/QRAUz6Att0k; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...jnmYV0amyIoQR2
Here are a few of the topics discussed in this week’s show….
1.Chevrolet offering C8 Z06 buyers $5,000 in rewards for not “flipping” their car
2.GM limits the warranty transferability of the C8 Z06 to people who flip their cars
3.The C8 Z06 Order Guide is now available for download
4.FBI raids a Chinese-owned company that makes aluminum wheels for GM
5.Spring Mountain is back open after a flash flood covered the track with sand & debris
6.Our "Corvette Insider" Manny Katakis is back with insider information!
7.Lingenfelter introduces high performance CAI for the C8
8.The first 35th Anniversary Callaway C8 arrives at Ciocca Chevrolet
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Find out your C8’s Order Status by asking!

Information provided to MidEngineCorvetteForum members, and with great thanks to Corvette Ed for answering your inquiry requests in our sticky’d “The C8 Order Inquiry Status Thread” in our “Purchasing Section.”https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...inquiry-thread
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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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  • New Cadillac CT5 Sedan

    This one replaces the CTS, debuts next month at NYAS, for sale the end of this year. Official Cadillac photos.

    [Quote=Roadshow] 2020 Cadillac CT5 sedan to debut at New York Auto Show


    Cadillac's starting the slow social-media tease for the car today.Jake Holmes mugshot
    BY JAKE HOLMES
    MARCH 17, 2019 9:01 PM PDT

    https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/2...D13782fc&bhid=

    The new CT5, shown in its Sport trim level.

    Cadillac
    Cadillac will introduce its next model, the 2020 CT5 sedan, in early April at the New York Auto Show. The company provided our first look at the CT5 on Monday, and over the coming weeks will show off more of the car with an online video series called "Sensory Symphony."

    Any automaker introducing a sedan in this era of SUV worship seems to feel the need to justify its decision, and Cadillac President Steve Carlisle is no exception. At a presentation with journalists last week in Detroit, he said Cadillac won't give up on traditional cars because there remain many luxury shoppers who prefer them.

    "We're very much committed to sedans, just to clear the air on that. We see it very much as part of our brand DNA," Carlisle said. "When we look at who buys sedans today, they're actually SUV and crossover rejectors."

    He added that the luxury-sedan segment is still "considerable," and that in China, an important market for luxury automakers, sedan sales are still growing. The Cadillac CT5 will be shown in both Sport and Luxury trims. This one is the Premium Luxury.

    Cadillac
    Andrew Smith, Cadillac executive director for global design, had a different take on why cars like the CT5 still have a future: "I'd say boring sedans are dead, I think awesome sedans are going to be around for a while."

    The Cadillac CT5 uses what Smith describes as "a new generation of aesthetic language for Cadillac." As on previous "Art & Science" cars, the CT5 is defined by taut lines, strong proportions and LED lights, but the bodywork is simpler and not quite so jagged as some older Cadillac cars. It's a very different look than today's ATS and CTS sedans, but still there are recognizable Cadillac cues.

    A low hood and flat nose give way to a wide grille, with LED strips running from the headlamps and down into separate light pipes in the lower fascia. The roofline curves starkly behind the B-pillar, plunging toward the trunk. There's a piece of plastic trim in the C-pillar that mimics the look of a quarter-window; it's embossed with a Cadillac script logo. Smith said designers paid extra attention to the rear of the CT5, ensuring it didn't look just the same as other Cadillac sedans. High-quality wood trim, as well as this electric shifter and rotary infotainment controller, feature in the car's cabin.

    Cadillac
    Beneath the surface, the CT5 is built on a version of General Motors' well-known Alpha platform, versions of which have also been used for ATS and CTS, as well as the Chevrolet Camaro. Engine choices comprise a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, both paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Both rear- and all-wheel-drive variants will be offered.
    Last edited by John; 03-19-2019, 09:50 AM.
    Z06 coming late this summer: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, with every piece of visible carbon fiber available to us. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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    Hope the chinese like the cpillar looks.

    talk about wacky detail ..

    thanks for posting up

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    • #3
      That’s plain ugly! That sport model looks about as sporty as a hearse. We’ve got a 2014 CTS coupe and like it but their new designs not so much.
      There is a madness to my method!
      C8 on order Torch/Adrenaline Z51, MSRC, front lift
      2015 Z06 Torch/adrenaline
      2001 coupe Torch/oak R8C
      79 coupe Silver/oyster
      All one owner
      Museum lifetime members

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      • #4
        Yeah, what he said ?
        Black over Sky Cool Gray.....2LT.....Z51.....FE4.....E60.....

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          • #6
            What a fantastic color your ATS was!
            Last edited by John; 03-19-2019, 08:03 PM.
            Z06 coming late this summer: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, with every piece of visible carbon fiber available to us. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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            • #7
              New Cadillac CT5 Sedan

              Sedan?? More like a crossover. Where's the the CT6 with the "detuned" Blackwing at 500 HP all weather drive.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by John View Post
                What a fantastic color your ATS was!
                That pic was from the dealership I bought it used with only 5K I still have it. The Alpha platform is excellent. They handle fantastic. This particular one is the performance model with upgraded brakes ,wider rear end and extra cooling etc. And of course don't forget the interior colors John. I think your leaning on this color combo for your ME purchase?
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                • #9
                  That is one beautiful Morello Red Cadillac interior. Looks a lot like Spice Red to me, and hopefully SR continues. Here is one more picture I found of your car’s interior.

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                  Z06 coming late this summer: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, with every piece of visible carbon fiber available to us. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by John View Post
                    That is one beautiful Morello Red Cadillac interior. Looks a lot like Spice Red to me, and hopefully SR continues. Here is one more picture I found of your car’s interior.

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                    Wierd that the seats in that one are black and not Red.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Plasboy View Post
                      That’s plain ugly! That sport model looks about as sporty as a hearse. We’ve got a 2014 CTS coupe and like it but their new designs not so much.
                      I love the CTS Coupe. Here's my CTS-V Coupe. They surely are heading in the wrong direction with the styling. Cadillac has been all over the place as far as trying to figure out where they are going. Someone needs to get a grip.
                      Rocket City Florida- 2001 ZO6 - 2013 427 Vert - 2020 Stingray

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                      • #12
                        Car I traded in to become a Vette owner for the first time in my life. I love my Corvette but I miss this car a lot...


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                        • #13
                          I can see why. That is one exciting previous car you had.
                          Z06 coming late this summer: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, with every piece of visible carbon fiber available to us. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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