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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!
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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’s Integral Fascia Splitter

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    C8’s Fascia Is A Splitter Even In The Entry Level 2020 MidEngine

    I spent quite a while today studying the front fascia of the mid engine, focusing on its integral splitter.

    Even though we had seen this front fascia picture below, specifically in last October when it was improperly taken from within BGA by a temporary worker during the 13 week plant gut-n-rebuild, and even though we have had so many accurate renderings by fvs, it did not fully dawn on me until today that the fascia‘s actual lower “lip” is, in an of itself a splitter.

    Picture from within the plant here:

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    Where a car’s splitter is defined as:

    Originally posted by Formula1Dictionary
    Splitter and air dam. Front splitters are essential aerodynamic components that serve to balance the front vs. rear distribution of downforce. Splitter is typically found on the front-end of a race car.
    Its functionality is explained here:

    Originally posted by AllFit Automotive
    Car Splitter

    What is It and How Does it Work?

    A car splitter is a modification to the body of the car that is usually attached to the bottom of the front bumper. Splitters look like a flat scoop that extends out from the bottom of the front of the car. Splitters are often made from carbon fiber or other similar durable materials. How Do Car Splitters Work?

    So how does a car splitter – simply a rigid extension of the lower bumper – contribute to the car’s performance? Well, when a car reaches high speeds, air pressure builds up at the front of the car. A lot of this high pressure, low-speed air ends up underneath the car. With only low pressure air above the car exerting itself on top, the car experiences lift, with the front of the car lightening up. This results in reduced traction on the road.

    A car splitter forces the high pressure air upwards, where it builds up around the bumper and migrates up and over the car. The high speed, low pressure air passes underneath the car. Combined, this reduces vehicle lift and results in a net positive downforce. This gives the car more traction as it hugs the ground. Many drivers combine a splitter with a front air dam or front bumper openings that direct the extra air into the brake ducts or radiator for cooling. Car body upgrades in general are all for redirecting air to carry out various functions.
    https://allfitautomotive.com/blog/ca...-does-it-work/

    Here is another excellent video by Jason Fenske, of “Engineering Explained,” about aerodynamics. While about a race car, the first minute is an excellent further explanation of how a front splitter works.



    With all that intro behind us, here are some pictures show the 2020 mid engine Corvette built in fascia splitter. [However, as you can see further below in the second post of this thread, there is a second, separate from the fascia, mid engine splitter also being tested at the Nurburgring.]

    However, before we get to the attachable, in effect “second splitter,” as I noted above, I was amazed by studying the following pictures how much the standard front fascia of the entry version 2020 Corvette already has an integral splitter; GM is not messing around regarding having the standard, entry ME version having a significant aero anti-lift/downforce creating component at the front of the car.

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    Here is a rendering showing the standard front fascia integral splitter.

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    • #3
      In this post, we see the degree to which the ME’s optional splitter creates a double-splitter effect.

      First the ME’s testing at the Nurburgring:


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      This is probably what we are going to see on the 2020’s Z-51 version of the car — again with the usual disclaimer that we have no idea as to whether GM will continue to call the more aero 2020 version using that Z-51 terminology or choosing different nomenclature.
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      • #4
        Nice analysis John.

        Noticed that if you level the plane made by the lower edge of the plant photo, the slope of the upper hood edge is much more pronounced. This indicates to me that the hood itself will not be as boxy looking as the camo photos and the resulting renders.

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          Thank you AbqVic for that additional analysis. I hope you are correct.
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            Originally posted by AbqVic View Post
            Nice analysis John.

            Noticed that if you level the plane made by the lower edge of the plant photo, the slope of the upper hood edge is much more pronounced. This indicates to me that the hood itself will not be as boxy looking as the camo photos and the resulting renders.
            I hope, and think, you're correct. If you look at the photo's from Germany that have the C8 and the C7 in the same shot, the hood on the ME looks even taller than on the C7. It's hard to believe that will be the case, unless GM is really concerned about storage space. I think there's a lot of padding left under that camo.

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            • #7
              Good observation meyerweb! I expect you are correct.
              Last edited by MidEngine; 11-12-2018, 04:21 PM.

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