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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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C8 Rear Hatch Venting System Patent

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  • C8 Rear Hatch Venting System Patent

    Here is a detail that is very interesting. A couple of us had heard of something like this a couple of month ago on the condition it not be shared, but now that Road and Track has fully outed it, here it is, with one additional note that the little birdie who told us that info shared that “it looks really special when you are standing next to it.” Thanks and credit to Road and Track.


    Originally posted by roadandtrack
    The Mid-Engine Corvette's Hatch Has a Unique Design to Aid Cooling

    Chevrolet's patent application for the new supercar's engine cover is worth analyzing.


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    BY BOZI TATAREVIC
    DEC 5, 2018

    R&T

    Most spy shots of the upcoming mid-engined Corvette show a mesh cover over the center of the rear hatch. Now, a recently uncovered GM patent application might explain why. Titled “Venting Module for Vehicle Compartment Cover Assembly,” it shows a center piece for the rear hatch of a vehicle that is described as “vented engine hood assemblies for motor vehicles with a rear-engine or a mid-engine layout.“

    The hatch cover is described as a glass module surrounded by a carrier frame that is perforated to allow the engine to vent. This would explain why the prototypes we’ve seen have had a mesh cover over that area or even left it completely open: so the engine wouldn't overheat.

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    The application explains that that this hatch cover–described as an engine hood–can combine a back glass panel with a supportive frame that can enable improved radiative and convective cooling of the engine bay. It states that in some configurations, the venting assembly could be composed of magnesium mesh. The current generation Corvette employs magnesium for strength and weight savings, so it's not surprising that Chevy would use it on the next generation car.

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    According to the operational description of the hatch, the design described in the patent can provide more than a 200 percent increase in venting over some traditional designs. It also states that there are other advantages to it, such as the ability to eliminate the bridge structure used in other glass rear hatches which reduces weight and aids in manufacturing.

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    Included drawings and diagrams show a mid-engined vehicle but it is only used to show the location of the hatch for the purpose of this patent application. The drawing of the actual hatch itself is likely similar to what we could see in a production version of the car.

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    A gap exists at the top of the hatch in the drawing, but if we look at the spy shots, we can see that this is the spot where what appears to be a camera module is mounted. A similar gap exists at the bottom and the triangular shape might point to the location where a Corvette badge might be placed.


    It now seems less and less like a question of 'if' we'll get a mid-engine Corvette, but when we'll see the mid-engine Corvette.


    https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-car...-hatch-patent/
    Last edited by John; 07-03-2019, 04:43 PM.
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    Was about to post this myself! Great stuff John.

    Gee, that drawing in the patent looks an awful lot like a 488...

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    • #3
      I love engineering. They take brains of a kind in a different wheelhouse than mine. I will truly will mentally be dissecting the mechanical and technical advancements of the C8 over and over, and look forward to our discussions of them here.
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      • #4
        Awesome info...cant wait for the official release!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by fvs View Post
          Was about to post this myself! Great stuff John.

          Gee, that drawing in the patent looks an awful lot like a 488...
          ... and it has ROUND taillights ? !

          Could the Mules we've seen, are covered to appear square, to throw everyone off??

          Yeah I know it's a stretch, just wishful thinking.
          Last edited by C8-wannabe; 12-05-2018, 05:15 PM.

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          • #6
            ^^^ Nah, the tail lights are meaningless. They're just placeholders on a patent app the substance of which has nothing to do with them - the sketch of the car is illustrative regarding the rear glass/venting system location/shape etc which is the subject.

            Nice grab, John. Good stuff.

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            • #7
              Well that explains the temporary rear "vented hatch" on the nurburgring cars. cool find!

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              • #8
                Guess venting a motor in the rear is a good clue to us learners that there is going to be a mid-engine Corvette after all.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by xXColorShiftXx View Post
                  Well that explains the temporary rear "vented hatch" on the nurburgring cars. cool find!
                  those are the real deal in the ring photos.

                  note the hex "mesh" in the openings.

                  Tho the VERT hatch does have a hidden or temp hatch cover. IMO

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                  • #10
                    Hmmmmm. I think the description is missing the part that makes this patentable. It has to be more than vents on an engine cover shureley?

                    Here's Hoovies "new" McLaren.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by fvs View Post

                      those are the real deal in the ring photos.

                      note the hex "mesh" in the openings.

                      Tho the VERT hatch does have a hidden or temp hatch cover. IMO

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                      Thanks fvs, I had never “expanded” the picture and seen the mesh before.
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                      • #12
                        The hatch cover is described as a glass module surrounded by a carrier frame that is perforated to allow the engine to vent. This would explain why the prototypes we’ve seen have had a mesh cover over that area or even left it completely open: so the engine wouldn't overheat.

                        That R&T description also makes no sense. Where have they been? (not reading MECF obviously). We saw this exact hatch months ago. On the fastback coupes. The "mesh in the center" versions were the convertibles.
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                        • #13
                          Looking pretty awesome!

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                          • #14
                            somebody needs to photoshop a big decepticon symbol in the middle of the glass part, because that's what i'll put there.
                            I'll be selling a part of my TF collection for a juicy down payment on mine.
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                            • #15
                              This is a very interesting patent. Most of all, it needs to work well to vent the motor’s heat.

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