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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
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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
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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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  • What Will You Get Different On Your C8?

    What will you get different on your C8 than you got on your C7 or prior Corvette?

    At this point I'm planning on getting the Blade Silver like my C7 but this time I'm gonna get black wheels with red interior rather than the stock silver wheels and grey interior. Probably stick with the rest, 2lt trim, etc.

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    I'm really hoping for a shade of blue very close to the '67 Marina Blue.....the light gray leather along with some Pearl Nickel Painted wheels will seal the deal for me.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Tractman View Post
      I'm really hoping for a shade of blue very close to the '67 Marina Blue.....the light gray leather along with some Pearl Nickel Painted wheels will seal the deal for me.
      That would be a classy build for sure.

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      • #4
        Perhaps a new plate? My C8 will be yellow.. So do I transfer the plate? The plate refers mostly to my achieving some peace on my move to the country. However, this part of the country is a center for legal weed growth as people discover there's more money in grass than tomatoes. OTOH it could refer to all the money I made in weedy stocks. But then the US border guys might not be too understanding. I don't use it at all. But there's this https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/why-in...rder-1.4011813 It's the thing I have to decide.

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        2020 C8 Corvette.D.O.B 2/03/2020
        Shadow Grey Metallic on Black
        2LT, Z51 + MRC. GT1 seats.
        Spectra Grey Tridents.
        Carbon flash mirrors and spoiler.

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        • #5
          A further digresssion... We have had some “interesting” border crossings. Most recently we were crossing from Alberta to Idaho through one of the smallest border crossings, in Babb, MT, the one on Rte. 2 between Alberta and Montana in our Corvette.

          It was gentle and mild for the first 30 seconds, then “STEP OUT OF THE CAR!” Yes, sir! As I slowly excited the car. My wife was allowed to remain in the passenger seat.

          OPEN UP THE TRUNK!” That was the next directive, then of course, take everything out and place it on the ground.

          ​​​​​​“Yes, sir,” as I did exactly as ordered.

          Long story short, five minutes later after the trunk search was concluded, the questions started with, “How come you have crossed the border three times in the last five days, Dealing drugs?”

          He then added that this crossing was too small to have a full time dog, but he wished he did “to find your stuff.”

          About 15 minutes later, after for the fifth or tenth I had told him that I had entered in Blaine five days ago, been in Canada every since, specifically detailing I was herethis day, the there the next day, to Banff and Jasper, etc. etc. He said for again about the fourth time, “our computer has you crossing the border three times since last Thursday (five days earlier)?”

          I keep denying it until my cleaver wife, handed me a thick 5”X8” manila envelope which at first the Agent was sure was the missing drugs he was looking for. I immediately handed it to the Border Patrol Agent, catching my wife’s drift, for as we traveling, we travel with small envelopes, one for each day, to stuff our daily credit card receipts in, with the invidual envelopes on the outside having her written notes: $X.XX for breakfast a this location; the next line $Y.YY for lunch at this town, etc. She had not heard all of the earlier conversations until he was about to order her out of the car to search the inside of it.

          After another five minutes of his looking through about 25 individual credit card receipts for fuel, food, snacks, lodging for each day, he said,

          I do not know what is wrong with our computer, for you have not crossed the border since you entered through Blaine five days ago — just as you said.” He then offered his truly sincere apologies and we drove off.

          Tht was only one of shall we say several border crossing “adventures” we had had over five decades traveling to and through Canada. And we shall return to fantastic Canada again problably next year.
          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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          • #6
            Originally posted by Tractman View Post
            I'm really hoping for a shade of blue very close to the '67 Marina Blue.....the light gray leather along with some Pearl Nickel Painted wheels will seal the deal for me.
            That would be a very attractive car sitting in your garage.
            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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            • #7
              As we are going to keep our 2020 for only a year before trading it in on the “Z06” equivalent version, will try to avoid checking nearly as many option boxes as we typically have done when we only buy one Corvette per gen. Also, unless the yellow changes, and changes in a good way, we will probably go with some other color (though right have not a clue which one we will choose).

              If, as it rumored, the ME comes with a front axle lift system option, even at $2,500 (Porsche’s is $2,800), we will check off that box for with lots of traveling, it is a PIA to plan to have dinner here at this good Thai restaurant, only to drive several miles out of our way to find that not only are both entrances/exits not navigable due to steep driveway aprons, but no other parking reasonably near by.

              If you could get us the option list and specs for the car by later today Boomer, I could answer your question fully by morning.
              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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              • #8
                Originally posted by John View Post
                A further digresssion... We have had some “interesting” border crossings. Most recently we were crossing from Alberta to Idaho through one of the smallest border crossings, in Babb, MT, the one on Rte. 2 between Alberta and Montana in our Corvette.

                It was gentle and mild for the first 30 seconds, then “STEP OUT OF THE CAR!” Yes, sir! As I slowly excited the car. My wife was allowed to remain in the passenger seat.

                OPEN UP THE TRUNK!” That was the next directive, then of course, take everything out and place it on the ground.

                ​​​​​​“Yes, sir,” as I did exactly as ordered.

                Long story short, five minutes later after the trunk search was concluded, the questions started with, “How come you have crossed the border three times in the last five days, Dealing drugs?”

                He then added that this crossing was too small to have a full time dog, but he wished he did “to find your stuff.”

                About 15 minutes later, after for the fifth or tenth I had told him that I had entered in Blaine five days ago, been in Canada every since, specifically detailing I was herethis day, the there the next day, to Banff and Jasper, etc. etc. He said for again about the fourth time, “our computer has you crossing the border three times since last Thursday (five days earlier)?”

                I keep denying it until my cleaver wife, handed me a thick 5”X8” manila envelope which at first the Agent was sure was the missing drugs he was looking for. I immediately handed it to the Border Patrol Agent, catching my wife’s drift, for as we traveling, we travel with small envelopes, one for each day, to stuff our daily credit card receipts in, with the invidual envelopes on the outside having her written notes: $X.XX for breakfast a this location; the next line $Y.YY for lunch at this town, etc. She had not heard all of the earlier conversations until he was about to order her out of the car to search the inside of it.

                After another five minutes of his looking through about 25 individual credit card receipts for fuel, food, snacks, lodging for each day, he said,

                I do not know what is wrong with our computer, for you have not crossed the border since you entered through Blaine five days ago — just as you said.” He then offered his truly sincere apologies and we drove off.

                Tht was only one of shall we say several border crossing “adventures” we had had over five decades traveling to and through Canada. And we shall return to fantastic Canada again probably next year.
                Even though I'm only 15 mins from the border I have no real incentive to travel into upper NY state. The last time I did it was on a tiny ferry boat from Wolfe island. On the NY side was a wooden hut at the dock staffed by what seemed to be teenage girl US border persons. Having a UK passport, naturally I posed a problem. They made me fill out the form which hilariously asks whether or not I have ever engaged in terrorist activity. I decided to say "no" so they let me in. There was recently a story in the UK press where someone accidentally ticked the wrong box and they got banned for life. The only one ever to make that mistake in the history of form filling.
                Last edited by Bikerjulio; 09-30-2018, 08:56 PM.
                2020 C8 Corvette.D.O.B 2/03/2020
                Shadow Grey Metallic on Black
                2LT, Z51 + MRC. GT1 seats.
                Spectra Grey Tridents.
                Carbon flash mirrors and spoiler.

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                • #9
                  That's a color choice Tackman I'd like to have also, except some chrome wheels instead & maybe some better cup holders ...
                  P.S.
                  Last edited by Ssscooter66; 09-30-2018, 10:59 PM.
                  2022, 2LT Elkhart Blue ..

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                  • #10
                    As awesome as the c8 sketches look in black i wont be doing a black corvette with the c8.

                    i wont be doing a manual transmission again either.

                    next time its going to be a torch red with black interior and a dct.

                    ill get the heavy duty cooling, suspension and gearing as it used to be called z51. Whatever gm calls it ill get that and Im good.

                    maybe Ill get the convertible is the exterior styling is more to my liking otherwise ill get another targa and call it a day.
                    Last edited by JB; 10-01-2018, 06:50 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by John View Post
                      If you could get us the option list and specs for the car by later today Boomer, I could answer your question fully by morning.
                      I imagine 1 to 3lt trim options plus whats been offered beyond that before.



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                      • #12
                        Convertible Option - Check
                        Heavy Duty Cooling, Brakes, Suspension - Check
                        Carbon Fiber Roof, Hood, Deck, Spoiler ???-Check
                        Dual Clutch Transmission - Check
                        Tech Package - Check
                        Cooled Seats- Check
                        Upgraded Rims - Check
                        Matching Car Cover - Check
                        New C8 Hat - Check
                        Matching Sunglasses - Check
                        Last edited by Frenzy36; 10-01-2018, 06:38 AM.
                        Rocket City Florida - 2013 427 Vert - 2015 ZO6 - 2020 Stingray

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by John View Post
                          After another five minutes of his looking through about 25 individual credit card receipts for fuel, food, snacks, lodging for each day, he said,

                          I do not know what is wrong with our computer, for you have not crossed the border since you entered through Blaine five days ago — just as you said.” He then offered his truly sincere apologies and we drove off.
                          The good ole "road expense reports" saved the day. Keeping those the way you did was probably a habit held over from your long haul trucking days.

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                          • #14
                            I'll be doing the spyder version with hopefully a matte color with DCT. I almost bought a Huracan this weekend but am glad it sold first as I was dragging my feet. This is really hard waiting lol

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                            • #15
                              I will buy a hard loaded vehicle in the high performance version of the car when it is released. The only thing I would change is the color. Doubt they will have it but I liked the black rose very much. Hope the paint issues will be sorted out by then still not up to where it should be with the new ones I have inspected. I am one of those that hates OP and the new shop still suffers from it...

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