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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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    Few doubt that the 2020+, first generations ME will always offer a DCT transmission. For those wanting to learn more about a DCT:

    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ng-about-a-dct

    We sure have heard tons of repeated rumors that the ME will not offer any transmission other than a DC, all to the dismay of the 22% of Corvette buyers who heretofore have selected a manual transmission.

    Then we learned of a September 6th patent which learned of a lifeline given to manual transmission lovers, with this patent:

    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ft-alternative

    Additionally, manual trans lovers have rejoiced every time we have read that Porsche is going to again offer one — though only in very selected models.

    To survey our collective current thoughts.
    31
    For the entire C8 ME’s first generation, only the DCT will be offered
    41.94%
    13
    Wrong, for even in the 2020 MY, GM will surprise and offer both a DCT and a manual trans
    6.45%
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    Sometime during the 1st gen ME, a manual trans will return and join the ever-present DCT
    41.94%
    13
    Going contrarian, and believe no DCT ever, instead only a traditional automatic
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    Also think no DCT ever, but both a traditional auto and a manual (at some point)
    0%
    0
    Wild card, for maybe we get an auto and/or a DCT option —and/or maybe also a manual
    9.68%
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    I think suppliers will make gm a deal they can not refuse to offer the base vehicle with a manual.

    this will allow gm to upcharge their automatic dct transmission for both a lower standard msrp to be offered after launch and increase individual average transaction with the optional extra cost automatic dct transmission.

    corvettes have a long standing tradition of excellent base price value and in offering a standard manual transmission.

    i ve been driving manual transmission sports cars for over 40 years...including my present corvette.

    i want the dct even if gm offers a manual.

    the technology is too cool to not buy this time around in the corvette c8.

    doesnt matter to me but i do believe a manual transmission will be listed as standard and no charge while only the dct will be available for extra cost at launch for ease of production and faster ramp up,

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    • #3
      I believe the reverse could happen, the exact circumstance which we had during the entire C5 generation (1997-2004), when an automatic transmission was standard and the price of a manual was between $825 and $915 extra every year.

      I believe this will be the case during the C8 generation, and Tadge more or less prepped us for that when he asked at the BASH this April, how many would pay extra for a manual transmission. A very large number of hands shot up.
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      • #4
        Well this january hopefully we will hear if there will be transmission choices and which will be standard and optional.

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        • #5
          A DCT costs more than both of the other types of transmissions. However, if the manual comes out in a couple of years, GM knows that manual-starved Corvette owners would pay up nicely for one.

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          • #6
            ^ This is my view.

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            • #7
              One factor no one has mentioned is that shift linkage on a manual transmission mid engine car tends to be sloppy. Unless some servo technology is utilized, manual transmission fans will not be happy because they are used to the very direct feel of the front engine manual shift lever. Just my opinion of course.

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              • #8
                C6, C7 transmissions are in the rear of the car. They use a tubular shift rod. Only one of our midengined cars used push pull cables, and they were as positive to shift as the tube type linkage. Old style 4 speed front engine transmissions used 3 rod linkage. 2 for the forward gears, and one for reverse. They used simple Bushings. Race versions of this used spherical rod end bearings to remove any play. Any style linkage can be designed to work correctly. Mid engine transaxles will shift correctly, believe that!
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                • #9
                  Racer86: True that C6 and C7 transmissions are in the rear of the car. My point was that the linkage does not have to work its way around the motor as a mid engine does. But, happy to hear from you that push/pull cables work very well. I have no experience with that design.

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                  • #10
                    None of the above? I think the DCT will be the only transmission option, period. At least until an all-electric version with no transmission appears.

                    If a DCT exists, there's no reason to offer a regular slushbox, too. The DCT is superior in almost every way, and shifts itself just like a true auto, so what's the point. (I'm assuming GM gets the shift logic and clutch action right. Some DCTs are pretty annoying in auto mode, with abrupt clutch engagement.) And DCTs don't have to cost a fortune. The VW GTI offers a DCT options for $1100, which is quite a bit cheaper than the C7's slushbox. Audi currently charges no premium for the DCT over the manual. Porsche does charge more than $3 grand for their DCT, but Porsche is the queen of expensive options.

                    As for a manual, I just don't see it. As the OP states, only 22% of buyers made that choice, and that number has been shrinking for years. Audi and other manufacturers have announced no more manuals. Manufacturing and selling only one transmission simplifies manufacturing and reduces costs and simplifies ordering decisions for dealers.
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                    • #11
                      didn’t Chevrolet have an all electric COPO Camaro at Sema? 800 volt system, 9 second quarter mile! Makes me wonder what GM is planning with the ME?
                      Last edited by Racer86; 11-05-2018, 02:01 PM.
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                      • #12
                        I'm looking forward to having a DCT. I've driven manual transmission vehicles all my life until my c7, and I don't miss it on the daily commute. I get that it's a more "connected driving experience", but traffic is a pain.

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                        • #13
                          It's nice not to have a daily commute anymore!
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by meyerweb View Post
                            It's nice not to have a daily commute anymore!
                            Totally agree. We do what we want when we want. Love being retired from the rat race. Now we have time to do the deals.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by meyerweb View Post
                              None of the above? I think the DCT will be the only transmission option, period. At least until an all-electric version with no transmission appears.

                              If a DCT exists, there's no reason to offer a regular slushbox, too. The DCT is superior in almost every way, and shifts itself just like a true auto, so what's the point. (I'm assuming GM gets the shift logic and clutch action right. Some DCTs are pretty annoying in auto mode, with abrupt clutch engagement.) And DCTs don't have to cost a fortune. The VW GTI offers a DCT options for $1100, which is quite a bit cheaper than the C7's slushbox. Audi currently charges no premium for the DCT over the manual. Porsche does charge more than $3 grand for their DCT, but Porsche is the queen of expensive options.

                              As for a manual, I just don't see it. As the OP states, only 22% of buyers made that choice, and that number has been shrinking for years. Audi and other manufacturers have announced no more manuals. Manufacturing and selling only one transmission simplifies manufacturing and reduces costs and simplifies ordering decisions for dealers.
                              I completely agree, for those who have not experienced a DCT, There is a lot of benefits. GM will also benefit because they can dial it in so there will be less wear and tear on many other parts of the car and improve longevity of the drivetrain. For those declining Rowers out there, that was then this is now. I feel the DCT is the only way to go. Efficiency, Speed, Longevity, Highway MPG, Lightning Fast Shifts. Remember this is the Year 2020 Right? Why would they use Ancient Rowing Technology? Should they put a 8 Track Sound System in it Also? Really ?
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