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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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  • Bigger wheels?

    Is it just me or does the c8 look like it may need bigger wheels for proper look?

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    The 2020 ME’s wheel and tire size is the only known C8 actual measurement.


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    Looking at other comparable equivalent brands and their tire/wheel sizes.

    NOTE:Every 2019 Corvette, regardless of “entry” or ZR1, runs 19” F/20” R wheel:

    Tire Size /Wheel Diameter for Common ME’s (F/R)

    Audi R8: 235/35/R19; 295/30/R19

    Audi R8/V10: 245/35/R19; 295/30/R19 [Opt. R = 305/30R20]

    Ferrari 488 GTB: 245/35R20; 305R30/R20

    Ford GT: 245/35/R20; 325/30/R20

    Lambo Huracan: 245/30/R20; 305/30/R20

    McLaren 570: 225/35/R19; 285/35/R20

    McLaren 650: 235/35/R19; 305/30/R19

    McLaren 720: 245/35/R19; 305/30/R20

    Porsche GT3: 245/35/R20; 305/30/R20

    Porsche 911S: 245/35/R20; 305/30/R20

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    • #3
      I hope GM doesn't feel the need to go even bigger (larger diameter). Just adds unsprung weight and more rotating mass, neither of which does anything good for performance. And ever shorter sidewalls are little more than a styling exercise. Slightly taller tires work better, on the road and on the track.
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      • #4
        Good to know. Just trying to figure out why they appear smaller than they should be.

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        • #5
          I think the wheels sizes are the same or very similar to the cars you are comparing to the C8. I think the difference in appearance is actually the size of the wheel opening in relation to the quarter panel. The C8 seems to have more area above the wheel opening making the wheels appear smaller in comparison to the body of the car. Some of this could be the camo “flattening”out the body lines on the quarters

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          • #6
            Body cladding to disguise the production vehicle may create the perspective that the wheels and tires are too small ..the final production showcase should show the tires and wheels are of the correct size for the final bodywork.

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            • #7
              The Corvette, I think, also tends to ride higher than many of the foreign exotics. The difference between a car that can be a daily driver, and deal with driveway aprons, speed bumps, etc., and exotic cars that get driven only rarely.
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              • #8
                The 2020 ME looks to have, as one CAD showed, the capability for an optional front axle lift system (FALS) and thus be able to be positioned lower. Or maybe, that would be a revised setting at the factory for those equipped with FALS, or during the PDI process for those with it to have their coil over shocks set/re-set at a lower height, e.g., moving toward slammed.

                What fun it would be for the ME, with or without FALS, to still be able to be easily heighten adjusted with its coilovers. Happy times ahead!
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by meyerweb View Post
                  The Corvette, I think, also tends to ride higher than many of the foreign exotics. The difference between a car that can be a daily driver, and deal with driveway aprons, speed bumps, etc., and exotic cars that get driven only rarely.
                  I believe porsche 911s tend to have very tight wheel gaps and make very good daily drivers.

                  ive always thought some of GM testing procedures prior to production includes snow chains or something like that and thats why the wheel gap is larger than vehicles like porsche.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by meyerweb View Post
                    I hope GM doesn't feel the need to go even bigger (larger diameter). Just adds unsprung weight and more rotating mass, neither of which does anything good for performance. And ever shorter sidewalls are little more than a styling exercise. Slightly taller tires work better, on the road and on the track.
                    Agree, shorter sidewall tires on the street can degrade the ride comfort. A tire is a spring. Drop a flat tire on its edge from a 6 foot ladder and it doesn’t bounce. Fill the tire with air and drop it from the ladder and it does bounce. The tire adds to the spring rate of the suspension. The suspension must be tuned for this effect. This is one of the reasons tire pressure can be used to help balance the car. A low profile tire has by nature, a very stiff sidewall. My opinion for the street is a 40 series tire seems to be a balance of comfort and control.
                    Also, the larger rim sizes are used on race cars to allow for a larger brake rotor. I see guys with 20-22 inch rims and 12 inch rotors. Looks dumb and increases the stopping distance.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Racer86 View Post

                      Also, the larger rim sizes are used on race cars to allow for a larger brake rotor.
                      True, but even on race cars there are limits. I don't see anyone racing on dubs with 19" diameter disks and 1 inch high sidewalls.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by meyerweb View Post

                        True, but even on race cars there are limits. I don't see anyone racing on dubs with 19" diameter disks and 1 inch high sidewalls.
                        Agree, totally,
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                        • #13
                          I’m actually pretty happy with the wheel gap on the mules. Looks better than usual. I think the quarters are taller on the vette

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