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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. https://youtu.be/3u0WMcgtnWI ; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...GToHlBAjuBPZxz. Harlan gives us an extensive overview is this revolutionary new Corvette and give us insight never heard before about the upcoming E-Ray. www.CorvetteToday.com
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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 !!! https://youtu.be/734VgDupTBI; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...UAAEX2obMOXMml
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!
Listen to the podcast, watch the YouTube video, join the Facebook group, sign up for email notifications and shop in the Merchandise Store at: www.CorvetteToday.com
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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: 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 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: 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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Bob Lutz Talks Mid-Engine Today

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  • Bob Lutz Talks Mid-Engine Today

    Thanks to AutoLine, we have Bob’s Lutz’s comments on the Corvette ME. Starts at 7:50 on the video.

    2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option order-able including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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    Bob Lutz is always to the point. And ****, does he look great at 87 years old, yet still thinks as if is many, many decades younger. Was more than a little disappointing for him to talk about the first year Corvette having about a 430 HP LT1. He quickly admitted however, he had no inside info. I hope he is far off in his estimate!

    It has got to have even a little more than the LT1 in the C7!
    Enjoying my Shadow gray C8. What a car it is.

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    • #3
      What a guy! On CNBC routinely.

      Obviously loves the Vette. I think he said 420 or 430 with a LS3. Says a coupla seconds later "pure speculation" on his part. He says a coupla times "No knowledge whatsoever" indicating he's not in the loop as he shouldn't be.

      His knowledge of the technical details of the various GM models developed when he was there says how much he was hands on.

      He was frank and great as always!

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      • #4
        Was Lutzs mention of the ls3 on purpose or do you think he forgot the c7 uses a lt1 v8?

        was he trying to remain coy that he was not speaking of the upcoming c8?

        did anyone @s in the current car?

        if true there are going to be a lot of happy new corvette buyers.

        i happen to agree with Bob on pricing upgrade.

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        • #5
          Btw he hates musk and not a fan of tesla..lol

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          • #6
            Originally posted by JBsC6 View Post
            Btw he hates musk and not a fan of tesla..lol
            I bet thats an interpretation you made based on Lutz comments two days ago on CNBC. He was factual and not guided by the man. No hate involved.




            Last edited by Boomer; 09-20-2018, 09:27 PM. Reason: content

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            • #7
              Bob Lutz is the guy, I think the ME will be similar in power to C7 HP at a minimum, Now we can all say the FE is toast get them while you can.
              Last edited by Fasttoys; 09-20-2018, 10:05 PM.

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              • #8
                Absolutely at least 460 HP; GM would not bring out the next generation Corvette with less power than the last one. My minimum guess is 465; my “probably” guess is 475.

                Of course, even it is “only” has 465, with its DCT, and its motor/trans/diff weight centered over the the rear drive wheels, I am thinking its performance would be at least equivalent to 550 HP.
                2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option order-able including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                • #9
                  Thank you, John, for sharing this video. I have such great admiration and respect for Bob Lutz.

                  I loved what I heard him say about the ME C8. Though I think he forgot the current HP of the base C7.

                  He gave great insight into the current auto industry, as well as it's future, which is not exciting.

                  He gave great insight into Tesla, which will be sobering for the Tesla fans and investors.

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                  • #10
                    I also think they HAVE to offer over 430hp. Does anyone know what the lowest HP midengine sportscar/supercar out there is? The number has got to be respectable. At 420-430- the reviewers will have a hayday picking on the anemic horses GM put in the thing!

                    Min 460hp... 470-475 sounds better...

                    BTW...He said "he" believes no more than $5k on top of current C7 trims...

                    I feel the BASE C8-ME should start where the C7 GS leaves off trim and power wise.

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                    • #11
                      Pretty obvious Lutz was not sharing any info about the ME. Lets face it he has been out of the loop for almost 9 years. As far as horsepower goes the Me with a redesigned trans and LT1 engine should be plenty of ponies for the hopefully lighter chassis. I'm not too focused on the HP numbers here. If you rethink the tires coming off the ground in previous posts and how stable the ME looks on the track already, I'm pretty sure it will be a fantastic car. More horsepower will always be on the next models.
                      Rocket City Florida - 2013 427 Vert - 2015 ZO6 - 2020 Stingray

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                      • #12
                        A 911 GTS starts at $120,700, has 450 HP, yet 405 TQ. If GM can put this car out with 475 HP, at a really decent price, going to be more than a few brand conquests.
                        2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option order-able including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by fvs View Post
                          I also think they HAVE to offer over 430hp. Does anyone know what the lowest HP midengine sportscar/supercar out there is? The number has got to be respectable. At 420-430- the reviewers will have a hayday picking on the anemic horses GM put in the thing!

                          Min 460hp... 470-475 sounds better...

                          BTW...He said "he" believes no more than $5k on top of current C7 trims...

                          I feel the BASE C8-ME should start where the C7 GS leaves off trim and power wise.
                          I had a 2002 Lotus Esprit with only 350 HP and it was plenty 16 years ago 0-60 in 4.4 seconds hopefully the upgrades in the modern transmissions will help this car along nicely.
                          Rocket City Florida - 2013 427 Vert - 2015 ZO6 - 2020 Stingray

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                          • #14
                            Our MECF poll put its time 0-60 at 3.4 seconds. That is pretty fast.
                            2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option order-able including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                            • #15
                              Possible it could make the 3.4 sec mark but I'm thinking from their perspective they are already providing a way better handling, looking more advanced tech car and they will want to leave them wanting more which will come in time and also increase the price. I'm sure if a higher HP powerplant is offered still most will not come out of pocket for the extra 20K. Reading most peoples posts they are just excited to be able to purchase the base offering for around 65-75K.
                              Rocket City Florida - 2013 427 Vert - 2015 ZO6 - 2020 Stingray

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