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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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  • Viper A 2021 C8 Z06 Threat?

    Is the 2021 Viper even coming, but if so, would it be a C8 threat in your opinion?

    So many factors mitigating the chances of a 2021 Viper ever being made, but if so, do you think it would be a threat to the 2021 Z06 Corvette?


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    Originally posted by CarAndDriver
    2021 Dodge Viper: A Motown Legend Is Reborn! But with no V-10, will it move the faithful?

    What It Is: The second rebirth of a Motown legend. Not many details have surfaced yet, but trust us: A new Viper is happening.

    Why It Matters: Since the fifth-gen Viper’s production ended in 2017, Dodge has lacked a true halo car. Sure, it has its supercharged trick ponies—Hellcat and Demon—but the Mopar faithful need something to put up against Chevy’s and Ford’s mid-engined sports cars.

    Platform: As before, the new Viper will use a spaceframe with independent suspensions front and rear. A long hood with an engine tucked behind the front axle, a Viper staple, will remain. Learning from its unfortunate fifth-gen product-planning mistake, Dodge will offer a convertible from the beginning; the coupe comes a few years after launch. Aluminum and carbon fiber will proliferate, keeping mass as low as possible because the Viper is likely to lose a little grunt, at least to start.

    Powertrain: Sorry, 10-pack fans, the Viper is downsizing. Chrysler is (finally) developing an aluminum-block V-8 to replace the aging iron-block anchor it calls Hemi. We’re guessing that a naturally aspirated V-8 will be the new Viper’s first engine. Taking a page from the Corvette team, Dodge SRT will likely offer the Viper in multiple performance levels. Think 550 horsepower to start and a supercharged 700-plus-hp variant (essentially a second-gen Hellcat engine) coming a year or two later. And if we know anything about the engineers at SRT, you’d better believe there will be a hard-core road racer in the works designed to challenge Porsche’s GT cars and Chevy’s upper-register Corvettes on the racetrack. A manual transmission will make it stand out against the increasingly automatic-only competition.

    Competition: Chevrolet Corvette, FCA’s bottom line.

    What Might Go Wrong: With Conner Avenue Assembly closed for good, it’s likely that a supplier will be tapped to bolt Vipers together, and that could lengthen the development time (think Multimatic-built Ford GT). We know SRT can build an amazing track car; FCA just needs to make sure it’s a track car that people actually want to own.

    Estimated Arrival and Price: The January 2019 Detroit auto show will be the 30th anniversary of the Viper concept’s debut. It would be a fitting tribute for the next Viper to go public then, though we don’t expect to see it on the road until late 2020 as a 2021 model. Borrowing an engine from elsewhere in the FCA lineup might have a massive impact on the base price. As opposed to starting in the low six figures, the new Viper could broaden its appeal slightly by starting under $90,000.
    https://www.caranddriver.com/feature...gend-is-reborn
    Last edited by John; 11-11-2018, 06:01 PM.
    2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option order-able including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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    Chrysler can’t keep the viper going consistently, And not to mention they stopped production of the current car due to poor sales. so the Vette will reign over it once again. Especially if the ME will be as powerful as the rumors say.
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    • #3
      I think it will if they fix two glaring issues with the initial launch of the last generation; lack of auto/dct option and price.

      Also, just an FYI, that illustration depicts a mid-engined Viper while the article says it is retaining it's front-mid mounting.
      Last edited by smoove7410; 11-11-2018, 05:53 PM.

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      • #4
        I haved fixed a couple of things in the thread. Thank you smoove7410 for pointing them out!
        Last edited by John; 11-11-2018, 06:00 PM.
        2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option order-able including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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        • #5
          It could be an option for the people who want "front"mid engine and stickshift. I am loving the fact that I will have an opportunity to get a midengine beast, for less then the price of my house, that will perform like a car the price of my house... and it's a vette

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          • #6
            Very good points TOMDOM69 about its being an FE and having a manual —that is of course as well all know if it is ever brought into production, for the last few years, FCA has been cutting model after model, and cutting or even eliminating investing in upgrading almost everything other than their SUVs and PU’s.
            2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option order-able including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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            • #7
              If it returns, because FCA does not have a plant that we know of with the capacity to make uniquely, nor probably not the skill set for it IMO among its other vehicles, it could again be a very expensive car — especially as its buying audience will again number in the very low thousands per year. Specifically, there was only one year in its 20 year history that is broke 2,000 sales units (2,103 sales in 2003).

              It is not a thread to any version of the Corvette ME.
              Enjoying my Shadow gray C8. What a car it is.

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              • #8
                No more vipers ..just not happening to cash strapped fca. They cant even afford to remake the charger or 300....

                runors are strong that investors want fiat sold off to PSA. Alfa and maserati sold off. Dodge shut down and the company renamed jeep ram.

                probably wont happen but bringing out a vioer after the last debacle has a slim to none chance.

                jmo

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                • #9
                  I agree with you JB for the reasons you noted, especially with in preceding post, my learning how few Vipers were sold even in their best year.
                  2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option order-able including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                  • #10
                    Unless they can fit the engine in the back and twin turbo it, they will be behind the power curve for the upcoming C8... I am sure they know this.

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                      Interestingly, all of the automedia articles that I have read about the 2021 Viper, say it would be a FE.
                      2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option order-able including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                      • #12
                        It could get some attention over the Vette ME If GM doesn't offer the ME in that color. LOL Appears to be close to the Crystal Red Metallic from 2015. I absolutely love that color. I feel that the ME Vette will have the pricepoint advantage and better overall VALUE. Hopefully we will soon find out. If some of the other car manufacturers reveal sooner I feel GM will be missing the ship yet again. As there will be a large percentage who may stray because of the unknown outcome of the ME Vette. I have to admit that above Snake looks great. I will patiently wait to see if any OFFICIAL INFO will be released. If nothing by the Chicago Show, my cash will be displaced elsewhere. Just my personal feeling. I still cannot figure out why they would not release SOMETHING , that it is definitely coming to a dealership near you.
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                        Rocket City Florida - 2013 427 Vert - 2015 ZO6 - 2020 Stingray

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                        • #13
                          Well, I already have my Viper so it won't affect my decision to buy a mid engine. My insider sources with the VOA (Viper Owner's Association) say no new Viper coming anytime soon. It just doesn't make financial sense for them. They just sold so few of them over the years. Their halo cars appear to be the Hellcat and Demon. We shall see. I hope they make another Viper. They stopped production before and started it back up. My Viper:
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                            Originally posted by Frenzy36 View Post
                            It could get some attention over the Vette ME If GM doesn't offer the ME in that color. LOL Appears to be close to the Crystal Red Metallic from 2015. I absolutely love that color. I feel that the ME Vette will have the pricepoint advantage and better overall VALUE. Hopefully we will soon find out. If some of the other car manufacturers reveal sooner I feel GM will be missing the ship yet again. As there will be a large percentage who may stray because of the unknown outcome of the ME Vette. I have to admit that above Snake looks great. I will patiently wait to see if any OFFICIAL INFO will be released. If nothing by the Chicago Show, my cash will be displaced elsewhere. Just my personal feeling. I still cannot figure out why they would not release SOMETHING , that it is definitely coming to a dealership near you.
                            I started looking At Lamborghini. If Chevy doesn’t state that the ME is coming. They will lose me. Got better things to do than play games.
                            3LT Long Beach Red , Z51, FE4 , ZZ3, Black interior ,38S red stitching, Q8T, FA5, ER1, CFX, and R8C

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                            • #15
                              How many times will a car die and resurrect?

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