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Corvette Today: Meet The E-Ray Integration Engineer Cody Buckley

On this episode of CORVETTE TODAY, you'll meet one of the fresh, new shining faces of the Corvette team. Cody Bulkley (pronounced Buckley) is the Performance Integration Engineer for the new Corvette E-Ray. Now, you're probably saying to yourself, "What is a Performance Integration Engineer?";

Cody explains that when he sits down with your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett. Plus, Cody is the guy who did that awesome "Cyclone Spin" in New York City's Rockefeller Center on January 17th, 2023 when the Corvette E-Ray debuted.

Cody's excitement and enthusiasm for the new E-Ray is blatantly obvious in this episode of CORVETTE makes me want one!

You can also see the video of the Cyclone Spin on this new episode of CORVETTE TODAY!
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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:
2023 Corvette Brochure:
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 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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Another "competitor" to the ME Corvette

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  • Another "competitor" to the ME Corvette

    Well, at $2.5 million a pop, probably not a direct competitor....
    Gordon Murray Is Building a New Three-Seat V-12 Supercar

    The T.50 has 650 horsepower, fan-powered aerodynamics, and yes, a manual transmission.

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    I dare to suggest that at $2.5 million plus tax, and limited to 100 units, Gordon Murray's T.50 is nothing less than the 21st century's McLaren F1. That's a tall order, of course, but if anybody can satisfy it, it would be Murray, the F1's creator. And based on the numbers, the T.50 is everything we want a supercar to be, and then some.

    Like the F1, the T.50 is all-carbon-fiber mid-engined supercar with three seats and a central driving position. It's 172.4 inches long and 72.83 inches wide, smaller than a current Porsche 911. Murray's supercar is powered by a Cosworth-GMA 3.9-liter 65° V-12, a twin-cam naturally-aspirated engine that produces 650 horsepower and revs to 12,100 RPM—a higher redline than any other road car in history. The engine apparently doesn't have a flywheel, according to Murray, which helps it achieve significantly higher engine speed than the Aston Martin Valkyries's N/A Cosworth V-12.

    Those 650 horses go through a brand new 6-speed H-pattern manual gearbox made by Xtrac, and with a limited-slip differential in car weighing just 2160 lbs., that should translate to an extremely pure driving experience. The brakes are carbon ceramics featuring monobloc calipers, and to make the most of that power-to-weight ratio, Murray also threw in his "fan car" technology, pioneered in the banned Brabham BT46B Formula 1 car. This means the T.50 will have a full-width diffuser using fan-assisted airflow for active ground effects and variable brake balance.

    Here's how Gordon Murray explains the T.50, the fiftieth car designed by him under the "T" designation: Automotive enthusiasts and road-test editors have discussed the concept of "peak supercar" for some time. The reality of chasing top speeds only adds weight, notably through ever-more powerful engines, which increase the requirement for larger, heavier ancillaries. We are taking a very different approach. An unflinching dedication to light-weighting, highly-advanced active aerodynamics and world-leading standards of advanced engineering will ensure the T.50 rewrites the supercar rulebook. Our experienced team is applying the same uncompromising approach to design and engineering that shaped every facet of the F1, and they are able to deliver substantial improvements over that car in every meaningful way. I have absolutely no interest in chasing records for top speed or acceleration. Our focus is instead on delivering the purest, most rewarding driving experience of any supercar ever built—but, rest assured, it will be quick.

    Built at a new, purpose-built facility in Surrey, England, the T.5o will use mostly UK-sourced parts, including the powertrain, body and chassis. Murray says that just like the F1, it will work as an "everyday supercar, capable of GT-style cruising in spacious comfort with room for driver, two passengers and luggage." And the differece between now and 1992? Back to Murray:

    The T.50 design has the same focus and betters the F1 in every area—ingress and egress; luggage capacity; serviceability; maintenance and suspension set-up. Also, driver-selectable engine maps ensure a driving mode to suit every situation.

    Deliveries are set to begin in early 2022 and the base price set at $2.5 million before taxes. Gordon Murray Design is also working on an even lighter, more affordable sports car using the iStream construction method, perhaps because Murray found his Alpine A110 to be too wide. On the other side of the pond, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus is also working on a three-seater supercar with a central driving position, while the first iStream car intended for series production, the new TVR Griffith, seems to have hit a wall.
    Delivered 5/29/2021!: Scarlet Fever 2021 2LT HTC, Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat, two-tone Natural w/ suede inserts, Mag Ride, Performance Exhaust, MRR 755 Gunmetal wheels, Carbon Flash splitter and side skirts, magnetic engine cover mod & custom painted engine cover, Soler throttle controller, SmartTop HTC controller
    >20,000 miles
    Proud member of the Old Dominion Corvette Club:

    Never grow up - It's a trap.

  • #2
    Glad "competitor" is in quotes. Car sounds amazing.

    "the base price set at $2.5 million before taxes" Probably get it to 3 mill with some paint and stripe options.


    • #3
      NA V12 manual designed by Gordon Murray...which one of you do I have to push down a flight of stairs to get one?


      • #4
        Competition to the Corvette this is not. But after driving my 79 911 recently, I did have a look at the Cayman GTS. It would be nice to drive both cars, comparably priced. Porsche’s are....different.
        I’m goin’ driving 👍