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Corvette Today Podcast: TONS OF NEWS THIS WEEK

We've been doing Corvette news & headlines podcasts on CORVETTE TODAY since September 2020. I don't remember ever doing a news & headlines podcast with this much critical information packed into one podcast! https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/show/...ppfrkBCyZstwdl. This is a "must listen" to podcast. Here are a few of the topics covered in this episode....

1. Chevrolet confirms the introduction this Fall of the 2023 C8 Z06 with a new video release-and it sounds like a Ferrari
2. Corvette dominates sales in Q2 2021
3. Chevy dealerships have received their first 2022 C8 allocations
4. Callaway looks ahead to 2022 and the Callaway C8 Corvette
5. Right-hand drive C8 is revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK
6. New GT-3 spec C8.R expected in 2024
7. California will start failing cars with tuned ECU’s during smog checks
8. The National Corvette Museum delivers their 14,000th Corvette
9. A couple exchanges wedding vows before taking delivery of their C8 at the NCM
10. "Life in the Fast Lane" by The Eagles is a story of cocaine and a fast Corvette
11. Sigala Designs shows off a completed widebody kit for the C8
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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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        Last edited by John; 10-27-2018, 08:36 PM.
        GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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        • #5
          Here is a somewhat confirming picture from the Cadillac Escala concept car:

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          GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 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.
                  GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                  • #10
                    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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