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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!
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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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    As we know, GM trademarked “Manta Ray” a long time ago. What if they chose that name for the for the entry C8 (as they did Stingray for the entry C7)? What do we know about a Manta Ray? Iwas truly shocked to learn the following, for these fish are Corvette sized!

    Originally posted by Wikki
    Manta rays are large rays belonging to the genus Manta. The larger species, M. birostris, reaches 7 m (23 ft 0 in) in width while the smaller, M. alfredi, reaches 5.5 m (18 ft 1 in). Both have triangular pectoral fins, horn-shaped cephalic fins and large, forward-facing mouths.

    Originally posted by Mantarayworld
    MANTA RAYS AND HUMANS

    Relation Between Manta Rays and Humans

    Unlike other species of cartilaginous fish such as sharks, manta rays show to be a little more tolerant to human presence. Some divers mention that these gentle giant fish swim around them in a slow and graceful shape, and wonder whether they are the ones being observed.

    How has been the relationship of humans with manta rays? We can say that the knowledge we have about them is still very small, like the tip of an iceberg. They are difficult to study in the wild, and rarely venture into the sea. However, scientists often see them usually around reefs, atolls and islands, at depths of up to 30 meters.

    Decades ago, many people thought that these fish were highly dangerous creatures capable of killing people. Even today circulate stories about manta rays that “stung” the unsuspecting swimmer or fisherman, but remember they lack a poisonous sting, so these cannot be manta rays. They could hardly hide their body in the sand of the beaches.



    One of the reasons for establishing a relationship with the manta rays is the need to understand their biology and behavior. Thanks to the studies the two species known today were identified, and plans to investigate in depth the relationship between their huge brains (the largest of all bony fish!) And their intelligence, because so far it’s unknown how smart they are.
    Manta Ray and Humans
    Manta Ray and Diver

    It is true that their behavior in the presence of humans has been barely studied, but when divers swim with them, there has been some curiosity and interest on their part, without showing a tendency to direct interaction. Many divers mention that swimming with these fish conveys a sense of peace and balance, while they beat their “wings” in a slow and measured way.

    Some areas and marine sanctuaries offer the experience of swimming with manta rays to people who are not scientists or researchers. Some of these sites are found in Indonesia, Hawaii, Fiji, Thailand and Australia. Indonesia, for example, has found that higher income can be achieved through tourism activities with manta rays than what illegal trade can bring, and has created strict laws against fishing for these fish.


    Swimming with manta rays involves measures to avoid disturbing these animals. Although they don’t seem to feel threatened or fearful of humans, it is recommended to avoid touching them and above all riding them. However, some can show discomfort if a person gets too close, and tend to shy away. This happened around a Pacific island called Bora Bora, where the population swam away by the effect of excess divers, swimmers and boats in motion.
    https://www.mantaray-world.com/manta-rays-and-humans/


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    I have been searching for more Manta Ray pictures, and this is the one, to me, is the best one I found. Amazing looking creature.

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      I had no idea they were that huge, e.g, up to 3,000 pounds. I would have guessed that they were 6-10’ in width. And if their average width is 21 feet, how long is the average one.

      Can you imagine scuba-ing along, and seeing one next to you?

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      Enjoying my Shadow gray C8. What a car it is.

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      • #4
        For me, I am still holding out for the return of Mako Shark...


        Note the rear fender and hood details...

        Also the Mako Shark is a bit more fearsome than the flounderish Manta Ray...or Sting Ray for that matter... ; )


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        • #5
          Thanks to CorvetteBlogger, we have the following information on the GM patent application for the name “Manta Ray.”
          Originally posted by CorvetteBlogger
          GM Registers a Trademark for ‘Corvette Manta Ray’


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          GM Registers a Trademark for 'Corvette Manta Ray'

          Thanks to some sleuthing of the US Patent and Trademarks database, the writers over at AutoGuide.com have discovered that last week GM filed a trademark application for ‘Corvette Manta Ray’ for use as “Motor land vehicles, namely, automobiles, engines therefor and structural parts thereof”.

          The trademark was filed last week by General Motors and you can see the trademark request from the USPTO below:

          Chevrolet Registers a Trademark for 'Corvette Manta Ray'

          A filing of a trademark by General Motors is no small thing and they can point to future projects coming to fruition like the ‘Corvette Grand Sport’ trademarked in 2008 or the Stingray application filed in 2010.

          Chevrolet has used the Manta Ray name previously as a concept car that closely related to the Mako Shark and the Mako Shark II.

          The Manta Ray was actually built using the 1965 Mako Shark II (XP-830) as its base and so it retained many of the Mako Shark IIs features which were many. The Mako Shark II set the design standard for the C3 Corvette but as a concept car it included a clamshell hood and an all-aluminum ZL-1 V8.

          The Manta Ray had changes to front grill and a new spoiler while the rear received the most dramatic changes including a flying buttress replacing the Mako’s Venetian blinds rear window treatment. The side exhaust pipes were redesigned to be a bit rounder and they were eventually offered on the 1969 Corvette Stingray. Today, the car resides at the GM Heritage Center.
          Chevrolet Registers a Trademark for 'Corvette Manta Ray'

          So what does this mean for the C7 Corvette? Well, having the Manta Ray trademark would give the Corvette Team the option to offer a “Manta Ray” special edition or an appearance package which would play off the Stingray name. The team has already said that the Stingray and Z06 are all that’s going to be for models in the C7 generation, so the special edition makes the most sense. Less likely is the idea that ‘Manta Ray’ would be the successor to the Stingray as a C8 model. While the name evokes the 1969 concept car to Corvette history buffs, to the general public Manta Ray is better known as the super criminal mastermind on Spongebob than as a Corvette model.

          So keep your eyes and ears open for the Corvette Manta Ray. We are also still watching out for a couple other GM trademark registrations waiting to come true like the L88 and the ZORA.

          Here’s a short video of the 1969 Corvette Manta Ray at the LeMay Museum in Tacoma, Washington[/Quote]




          http://www.corvetteblogger.com/2015/...tte-manta-ray/

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            • #7
              Thank you “Manta Ray” for posting that video. Even these “smaller” Devil Rays have a wingspan of 18’. I remain amazed.

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              • #8
                We know that the ME HT convertible will have buttresses. So looking at this picture again, might the 2020 ME be called a Manta Ray? I sure have no knowledge either way, just thinking that would be in keeping with historical past Corvette “features,” something that Vice Present of GM Global Design,Ed Welburn, on whose watch the 2020 Corvette’s design was 100% completed, was known for, e.g., creatively re-using past Corvette heritage designs in a slightly modified way in the future.

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                We also remember that using buttresses was also a characteristic of many C3 coupes. Picture below thanks to CorvSport.

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                • #9
                  http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfi...803:uki9z6.2.7
                  http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfi...803:uki9z6.2.8

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