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CORVETTE TODAY #121 - Corvette News & Headlines, Mid August 2022

The world of Corvette is really heating up with the release of pricing for the C8 Z06. Your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett and Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger are back with the most current Corvette news and headlines. https://youtu.be/QRAUz6Att0k; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...jnmYV0amyIoQR2
Here are a few of the topics discussed in this week’s show….
1.Chevrolet offering C8 Z06 buyers $5,000 in rewards for not “flipping” their car
2.GM limits the warranty transferability of the C8 Z06 to people who flip their cars
3.The C8 Z06 Order Guide is now available for download
4.FBI raids a Chinese-owned company that makes aluminum wheels for GM
5.Spring Mountain is back open after a flash flood covered the track with sand & debris
6.Our "Corvette Insider" Manny Katakis is back with insider information!
7.Lingenfelter introduces high performance CAI for the C8
8.The first 35th Anniversary Callaway C8 arrives at Ciocca Chevrolet
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Find out your C8’s Order Status by asking!

Information provided to MidEngineCorvetteForum members, and with great thanks to Corvette Ed for answering your inquiry requests in our sticky’d “The C8 Order Inquiry Status Thread” in our “Purchasing Section.”https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...inquiry-thread
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2023 Corvette Info Including SR Pricing, SR 2023 Visualizer, 70th Anniversary SR/Z06 Press Release; The C8 Z06 Press Release, Order Guide & Its Visualizer Link

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Ed Welburn's last design may provide insights into new Corvette interior

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  • Ed Welburn's last design may provide insights into new Corvette interior

    Ed Welburn's last major work as head of GM Global Design was the 2016 Buick Avista concept car. (It was another beauty - GM should put it in production !) Here are two screenshots of the concept cockpit - one in Kalahari / Black, and one in gray. There are some striking similarities between Zerv02's sketch and this interior. Consider the shape of the steering wheels. In fact, if you consider the current C7 dashboard and "grab bar" physical architecture, and combine that with the steering wheel and the panoramic displays of the Avista, you get something similar to what Zerv02 has sketched. Take a look and see what you think.

    Last edited by dcbingaman; 10-27-2018, 08:50 PM.

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    The photos didn't upload. At least all I see are some broken image indicators.
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    • #3
      See if these are better.... Click image for larger version

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        BEAUTIFUL! If I might, “elegant.” Binger, I think you might have hit on something in terms of the center IP screen seeming to be an extension of the driver’s one — which is what Zerv02 suggested in his sketch.

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        Z06 coming late this summer: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, with every piece of visible carbon fiber available to us. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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          Here is a somewhat confirming picture from the Cadillac Escala concept car:

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          Z06 coming late this summer: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, with every piece of visible carbon fiber available to us. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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          • #6
            If only the Camaro looked like the Avista with maybe a little more aggressiveness (but not too much), then it would pwn the 'Stang. If it came in an AWD variant then it would be the ultimate all-season performance car and snow belt sales would be stratospheric. Well, they would at least in a world according to me, lol.




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            • #7
              Wow, how did I miss that??! My world is the same as electroVette's ....

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              • #8
                I really like the color of that Buick Avista concept car - GM called it "Super Blue". I hope I can buy a Corvette in that color someday.

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                • #9
                  I too would happily check off the Super Blue option box if it were offered.
                  Z06 coming late this summer: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, with every piece of visible carbon fiber available to us. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                    Originally posted by John View Post
                    BEAUTIFUL! If I might, “elegant.” Binger, I think you might have hit on something in terms of the center IP screen seeming to be an extension of the driver’s one — which is what Zerv02 suggested in his sketch.

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                    Yep. Time for fvs to update his interior rendering to take these into account!
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                    • #11
                      It looks similar to Cadillac's Dark Adriatic Blue which is pretty amazing in person.

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                      • #12
                        I love Super Blue also; would gladly choose it if it were offered. The dash looks, at least to me, like it would best fit in a Cadillac or a Buick, e.g., not feeling it for the C8.
                        Enjoying my Shadow gray C8. What a car it is.

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