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Corvette Today Podcast: Corvette News/Headlines

With the reveal of the new mid-engine C8 Z06 next week, this CORVETTE TODAY News & Headlines episode is a “must listen-to” podcast! https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...OSfY9cINY1UxSw Your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, teams up again with Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger.com to bring you the hottest headlines in the world of Corvette…including the latest on the C8 Z06 reveal on October 26th! Here are a few of the topics covered in this podcast:

1. The C8 Z06 will make public debut at the Petersen Automotive Museum on October 26
2. GM makes a change to 2022 Corvette ordered with Z51 and the high wing
3. C8 Corvette ranked 2nd on the list of the fastest selling cars in September 2021
4. C8 E-Rays are testing in Colorado and outside the Nurburgring in Germany
5. A 95 year old WWII veteran is moved to the head of the line to get his 2022 Corvette
6. Mazzanti to build a Corvette-powered Italian supercar with 761 horsepower
7. A truckload of C8’s goes up in flames
8. Watch a video of BGA building right-hand drive C8 Corvettes


You’ll know everything we know when you listen to this CORVETTE TODAY podcast!


Listen here: https://adori.page.link/corvette-today
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Official CT4-V & CT5-V Press Release

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  • Official CT4-V & CT5-V Press Release

    Here is the official press release. Tons more info at the link including all the technical motor/transmission/chassis specs, picture galley and more.

    Originally posted by media.cadillac
    Cadillac Reveals First-Ever CT4-V and CT5-V

    Expanded lineup adds more choices for spirited performance. Highlights include available Super Cruise, AWD, Magnetic Ride Control 4.0, eLSD and new V-Mode
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    2019-05-30

    Driven by Cadillac’s latest turbocharging technology and building on more than 15 years of performance credentials, the first-ever 2020 CT4-V and CT5-V were unveiled today, expanding choices for the brand’s V-Series performance sub-brand.

    Following the 2019 CT6-V, they grow the V-Series family with even more levels of performance, while preserving the lineage established by the original V-Series lineup introduced in 2004.

    “The new V-Series sedan lineup defines modern sophistication by combining luxury appointments with thoughtful technology and athletic refinement for the discerning enthusiast,” said Brandon Vivian, Cadillac executive chief engineer. “We are inviting even more customers into the V-Series family by adding a new level of elevated performance between our Sport models and the ultimate, high-performance track capability that the V-Series has grown to represent.”

    The first-ever CT4 and recently introduced CT5 represent Cadillac’s realigned sedan portfolio, characterized by new proportions, innovative technologies and more appearance and performance choices. Each is built on Cadillac’s award-winning rear-wheel-drive Alpha architecture, with the V-Series models developed to deliver the ultimate blend of performance, presence and road-going refinement.

    Both share the latest standard V-Series performance technologies, including Magnetic Ride Control 4.0, which is tuned specifically for V models to enhance comfort without sacrificing performance-oriented responsiveness, and drive modes that include new V-Mode personalization. Each model is available in RWD or AWD and features a 10-speed automatic transmission, Brembo front brakes with eBoost electronic assist and a limited-slip rear differential on CT4-V and electronic limited-slip differential on CT5-V.

    Cadillac’s exclusive Super Cruise1, the first true hands-free driver assistance feature for the freeway, is available on more than 130,000 miles of limited-access freeways in the U.S. and Canada. It will be available on both new V-Series models.

    “The new lineup expands the V-Series ethos, drawing more customers into the Cadillac Performance family, and the newest Vs are focused on elevated athleticism and luxurious refinement for customers wanting a dynamic daily drive,” said Mark Reuss, GM president. “And this is only the beginning of the V family. Cadillac’s passion for performance shines on a racetrack. Stay tuned.”

    Vehicle highlights
    CT5-V — The first-ever CT5-V builds on the precision-focused details of the all-new luxury sedan introduced earlier this year to offer elevated road performance and an engaging driving experience.
    • Powered by Cadillac’s high-output 3.0L Twin Turbo V-6 engine, which uses low-inertia turbochargers to enhance power production across the rpm band. It is rated at a Cadillac-estimated 355 horsepower (265 kW), pending SAE certification.
    • 10-speed automatic transmission.
    • Electronic limited-slip rear differential.
    • Standard RWD and available AWD.
    • V-Series performance chassis with Magnetic Ride Control 4.0.
    • Performance Traction Management.
    • Vehicle Control Mode with customizable V-Mode.
    • Brembo front braking system.
    • 19-inch wheels and summer-only performance tires2 (all-season tires available with AWD).
    • Dark exterior accents and V-Series mesh grilles; unique rear diffuser and quad exhaust tips.
    • Super Cruise1 available.
    • Unique performance persona instrument cluster and V-Mode steering wheel control.

    CT4-V — Developed for a new generation of sedan customers, the first-ever CT4 blends nimble handling and Cadillac’s signature technology. The CT4-V takes these traits further, infusing the brand’s racing DNA for a dynamic, responsive and exhilarating driving experience.
    • Powered by Cadillac’s high-output 2.7L Turbo engine featuring a unique three-step sliding camshaft that helps optimize performance at all speeds. It is rated at a Cadillac-estimated 320 horsepower (239 kW), pending SAE certification.
    • 10-speed automatic.
    • Limited-slip rear differential.
    • V-Series performance chassis with Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 (on RWD) or ZF MVS passive dampers (on AWD).
    • Vehicle Control Mode with customizable V-Mode.
    • Brembo front braking system.
    • 18-inch wheels and summer-only performance tires2 (all-season tires available with AWD).
    • Near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution for an exceptional feeling of balance and control.
    • Dark exterior accents and V-Series mesh grilles; quad exhaust tips, unique rear spoiler design that helps reduce rear lift while increasing grip for the rear tires.
    • Super Cruise1 available.
    • Unique performance persona instrument cluster and V-Mode steering wheel control.

    MORE TO COME
    The CT4-V and CT5-V go on sale early in the 2020 calendar year, with production at GM’s Lansing Grand River facility in Michigan. Additional product information, as well as details on additional V-Series variants and CT4 Luxury, Premium Luxury and Sport models, will be announced at a later date.
    Again, much more here at this link:

    https://media.cadillac.com/media/us/...c-vseries.html
    Last edited by John; 05-30-2019, 06:49 PM.
    GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

  • #2
    Thanks John. Surprised no detuned 500HP Blackwing in CT5-V. Looks like we're getting some realism with the AS issue:

    "18-inch wheels and summer-only performance tires2 (all-season tires available with AWD)."

    Fairly similar. Check that CT6-V parked with the reveals. That 550HP Blackwing stands out.
    Last edited by Boomer; 05-30-2019, 07:20 PM.

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    • #3
      I'm really surprised that GM didn't just mount Michelin's Pilot Sport A/S 3+ all season tires as standard equipment on both RW and AWD CT5-V and CT4-V models! The Pilot Sport A/S's are now available in Run Flat ZP tires. If you talk with any Michelin engineer, he/she will tell you that only the most experienced of track driver will notice a difference in the all season tire and Michelin's summer only rubber! I put them on my C7 last year to drive in January from Ohio to Daytona and they were great. I experienced less road noise with the all season tires. Grip was great in the rain in sub 50 degree temps. I've tracked the car with little if any discernible difference. I'd go so far as suggest to Chevrolet to mount them as standard equipment on both the standard and Z51 2020 C8. If a customer wants a true track tire, most would be willing to purchase a complete set of wheels and tires.

      Bill
      GD0 Accelerate Yellow Metallic; 3LT; HUE Natural Napa Leather; AE4 Competition Sport Seats; FA5 CF Interior Trim; Z51; FE4 Mag Ride Suspension; E60 Front Lift; Q8Q CF Open Spoke Wheels; J6F BR Brembo Calipers; RCC ER Intake Cover; DTH CF Racing Stripes; ZZ3 Engine App Package; VQK Splash Guards; ERI Battery Protection; R8C Museum Delivery

      Proud LTM NCM.

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      • #4
        You guys were right..there is a ct4 v...i never thought the ats would be saved...

        i like the fact it has the 2.7 liter 320 hp turbo four motor ...

        hopefully its cheap to produce...

        now gm just needs to put that motor in the chevy blazer rs and lower its price...

        that motor should also go in the xt4 v sport...

        320 hp turbo four in a little sports cuv is where the market is going.just before full ev platforms take over the sport cuv market in 2022...

        cadillac is whoring out the v series name with these two sports sedan type vehicles and its ok...gm and especially cadillac needs sales...

        brand saving of the cadillac v is long past importance

        do whatever it tales to get consumers to buy cadillacs..

        that brand has cost billions... ..that brand is in deep trouble...

        time to get a return on investment...

        and if it means half @ssed v models...who cares..

        unit sales is what cadillac needs...

        ROI or close the division down..

        no more bleeding profits allowed at the new GM..

        Mary Barra is one smart person...

        glad she is at the helm with a strong team to make tough decisions.

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          Thanks Motor1 for this side pic today.

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          • #6
            I had a cadillac fe2 @wd gen 2 cts and it was at the time a very nice sports sedan for the family...

            now the deal is many girls want cuvs so sports car like cuv s will be whats popular...



            i replaced the cts with an alfa stelvio ti sport and its a more entertaining sports sedan cuv...


            the required maintaince is a little disappointing with a 2 grand timing belt change every 30k miles amd a brake fluid change required every two years...

            thats the kind of **** gm doesnt put in their vehicles..

            so hopefully gm makes a few competitors to the alfa stelvio is in the back of my mind..

            the sedan market is dead...and the girls dont want awd sedans any more..lthey want for the most part sports car like cuvs..

            my wofe says she is never going back to even awd sedans...



            they like to sit a little higher for their sport of finding the best parking spot at the mals...

            i dont get the thrill but its a big part of the entire day experience...

            getting a good spot at the mall is a big thrilll for them.

            plus driving in-deep snow is easier as the undercarriage doesnt scrape the snow and make loud noises which scares them...or annoys them...

            who knows...

            still cadillac had the reasearch and development done so here they are...

            now gm needs to price them right and they could do well....

            i think many consumers of sedans in the 50. Grand segment are thinking tesla model 3...as bmw found out with its lackluster 3 series sales this past year in the USA.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by JB View Post
              now gm just needs to put that motor in the chevy blazer rs and lower its price...
              Blazer price ain't gonna go down, its gonna go up thanks to the new tariffs just announced on Mexico beginning June 10. The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer Production, Manufacturing & Assembly Plant is in Mexico. Assembly of the 2019 Blazer takes place at the GM Ramos Arizpe plant, located in the state of Coahuila, Mexico.

              Overall, GM's gonna get hammered. GM sold 690,865 Mexican-made Chevy and GMC models in the U.S, about 27% of their domestic sales, according to Cox Automotive. GM stock price down 4% today on the tariff news. So much for the "new NAFTA".

              https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/31/trum...in-a-bind.html
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              • #8
                More HP coming for CT4-V and CT5-V, so said GM President Mark Reuss

                Originally posted by GM Authority
                So, the 2020 Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V just debuted, and the enthusiasts are woefully disheartened. The disappointment primarily stems from the fact that both the CT4-V and CT5-V are significantly lesser than the ATS-V and CTS-V models they indirectly replace. Both the CT4-V and CT5-V are less powerful, feature less aggressive styling, and are nowhere near as capable as their predecessors. But fear not: these two models are only the beginning.

                On the sidelines of Cadillac’s special event at Detroit’s Eastern Market, GM President Mark Reuss said that there will be a second, even more powerful V-series model available at a later date.
                Thank you GM Authority. More at this link: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2019/05/...rs-on-the-way/
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                • #9
                  Beautiful camo on the highest level CT4-V and CT5-V, as just teased in Detroit. The blue/black striped one below is the CT4-V with its more aggressive grille than we saw in the “medium” CT4-V’s released early; the red/black one below is the highest level upcoming CT5-V.

                  Originally posted by GM Authority
                  To that end, Cadillac says that these next-level cars “represent the next step in Cadillac’s V-Series performance legacy” and that they will “take the V-Series to the next level and will offer customers a track-capable experience.” No further details or specs have been announced, and Cadillac isn’t eager to share the information about these two beasts at the current time.
                  Thanks GM Authority, with more at their link: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2019/06/...se-in-detroit/

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                  • #10
                    I am thinking the Blackwing will at least go into the CT5-V version.
                    Enjoying my Shadow gray C8. What a car it is.

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