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CORVETTE TODAY - Kevin Mackay Talks About The Cunningham Corvette & Bringing It Back To Life

In 1960, Briggs Cunningham took 3 Corvettes to France to race at Le Mans. After that race, the cars were brought back to the United States, put back to original and sold to consumers. The #3 car was recovered about put back to the way it was when it raced in 1960 at Le Mans and is owned by a private owner. https://youtu.be/_g_9Eah8pS8; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...FbtXiohpLYxLCh The car is owned by Bruce Meyers of the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. But what happened to the car? After a long legal battle, Kevin Mackay from Corvette Repair in Long Island, New York, has been putting this historic Corvette back to it's original 1960 livery for the past year (after it was purchased by Briggs Cunningham's family at auction). Kevin comes back on CORVETTE TODAY to tell the story of the Cunningham Corvette and to tell you when and where you can see this car...with its two siblings! If you love the history of Corvette and its racing past, DO NOT MISS this episode of CORVETTE TODAY. www.CorvetteToday.com
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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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C8 ME To Have “Brake By Wire” System

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  • C8 ME To Have “Brake By Wire” System

    Will one of the ways the mid engine Corvette save weight would be to have a brake by wire system?

    [Quote=gmauthority]ZF Highlights Brake By Wire System In Silverado, Sierra
    As high-efficiency engines fail to produce enough vacuum pressure to generate the ideal amount of stopping power, German supplier ZF has introduced its answer. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and 2019 GMC Sierra are some of the first vehicles to benefit.

    It’s called Integrated Brake Control (IBC) and it replaces the vacuum booster and associated cables, sensors, switches, electronic controllers and vacuum pumps. According to a Wards Auto report last Thursday, the system works with a pedal simulator. Fluid in the master cylinder is displaced to an accumulator and the system measures pedal travel. A motor with a ball screw then pushes a plunger to deliver hydraulic fluid to the wheels.

    According to ZF, the motor can do all of this and generate brake pressure measuring 1 g in just 150 milliseconds. Automatic emergency braking is also quicker with IBC; the system can deploy full stopping force in a quarter of the time compared to a traditional braking setup.

    Another benefit of the system is the ability to incorporate the electronic stability control in the one module. Thus, the 2019 Silverado and 2019 Sierra feature one package for the braking and stability control system. It also saves 11 pounds over traditional components.


    ZF added it has contracts in place to provide the IBC system to eight vehicle platforms between multiple companies by 2020. Several more automakers plan to tap ZF for the technology, and there’s a very good chance we’ll see IBC also make its way to the next-generation Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade. The SUVs will share the new full-size pickups’ T1 platform.[/Quote[

    Read more: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2018/10/...#ixzz5UmiV1IWR
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    OK Sounds great , just wondering how it would act if the pedal simulator were to become inoperative? Total Loss of Braking? At least with the hydraulic systems and a vacuum booster there is still braking even if a leak develops on one of the fluid lines. However if it proves to be safer somehow - Bravo.
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    • #3
      Would be nice for the ME not have the weight, cost and complexity of running hydraulic brake lines to the opposite end of the car.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Frenzy36 View Post
        OK Sounds great , just wondering how it would act if the pedal simulator were to become inoperative? Total Loss of Braking? At least with the hydraulic systems and a vacuum booster there is still braking even if a leak develops on one of the fluid lines. However if it proves to be safer somehow - Bravo.
        Good point. There are cars on the road that have BBW systems, but as far as I know they have a redundant purely hydraulic system in place as a failsafe, so they don't save any weight. There are plenty of electric / electronic only control systems on cars, and other items, that we don't demand a mechanical backup for, but generally not critical safety systems. For example, our windows don't have a mechanical crank backup, but our door locks do.

        Oh, and I'm sure this BBW system still has dual master cylinders to that you don't lose all braking in the event of a leak to one wheel. In the U.S., that's a federal mandate.
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          This could be an interesting development, especially as it is not in the patent stage, but already in production Chevy trucks. However, like always, the devil is in the details.

          One thing is for sure, is that we are, as typical, lacking in the key details. But maybe a promising enhancement?
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          • #6
            A poster named “Rruuff” further learned that the brake-by-wire system, at least on a Chevy pick up, results in an 11 pound weight reduction. That is very nice!
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            • #7
              Thinking about this a little more, almost all late model cars on the road have drive-by-wire throttles, including our C7s (and probably C6s, too). I haven't read of any failures of those on the forums, or heard anecdotally about any issues with other cars. We may be at the point where these systems are more than reliable enough.

              Aside from that, I'm not sure this prevents manual braking if the system fails. ZF's web page says "replace[s] the electronic stability control, vacuum booster, and vacuum pump (where needed), as well as associated cables, sensors, switches and controllers... Fluid in the master cylinder is displaced to an accumulator and the system measures pedal travel.." It sounds like it's replacing the vacuum booster with an electric booster. So I think there is still a physical connection between the brake pedal and the hydraulic system, and the electronics are measuring how far you pushed the pedal by measuring how much fluid is displaced.

              Were I designing this, I would do it so that if the electronics fail a valve opens, routing the hydraulic fluid pushed by the brake pedal directly to the brake lines going to the wheels. Losing the electronics would be the same as losing power brakes on car with a vacuum booster. The pedal is real hard to push, but you still have brakes. (I've experienced this on old cars with power brakes that didn't have a vacuum accumulator: if the engine stalled, the power assist went away.)
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              • #8
                I believe my alfa stelvio ti sport has brake by wire. In my opinion its seamless

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                  Thank you. I remain excited by its being, in the 2019 Chevy PU’s, 11 pounds less. Maybe this is part of GM’s lightweighting program. Hope we see tens more example of this program in become ME reality. What we all would not give for the ME to weight 100+ pounds less than a comparable C7.

                  If you have not yet watched this 2:15 video, it is the most exciting video I have watched this past year! It shows one component being computer re-designed to save 40% mass and simultanteously reduce the part count from eight parts to just one.

                  https://video.marketing.gm.com/10508...-weighting.mp4
                  Last edited by John; 10-24-2018, 07:24 PM.
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                  • #10
                    Wow, zombie thread. (The last post before today was in October of 2018). Welcome to the forum, annykidsman.

                    FWIW, Harlan Charles (C8 program manager) has completely debunked the rumor that the C8 has brake by wire. It is e-boost (electric boost instead of hydraulic), not brake by wire. So there's no vacuum pump to replace.
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