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Z06 Potential Patents

As we get ready for the Z06’s debut sometime in the next year, IMO time to brush up on the 23 GM C8 patents — many of which are Z06 potentials: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...alized-patents
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ME C8 Delayed 6 Months Over Electrical Issue?

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  • ME C8 Delayed 6 Months Over Electrical Issue?

    According to GM Authority, the 2020 mid engine Corvette has been delayed six months over electrical issues! If so, that is concerning, but their article has not been confirmed, and as a smart person shared with me, “nothing has been GM announced, so how can there be a delay.”

    This picture, supplied by jagamajajaran, originally in CorvetteBlogger in June, was a potential, possible forewarning.

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    Originally posted by gmauthority
    Mid Engine Corvette Delayed Six Months Over Electrical Issue: BreakingThe mid engine Corvette will not debut next month at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. That much you probably already know. But what you probably don’t know is why.

    According to sources familiar with the matter speaking to GM Authority on the basis of anonymity, engineers have uncovered a major electrical issue with the future Corvette during the development process. From what we gather, the vehicle’s electrical system can’t carry the load necessary to support the necessary components.

    Mid-Engine Chevrolet Corvette spy shots - rear end - September 2018 001

    To address the issue, engineers will need to re-engineer the vehicle’s electrical system. Naturally, changes made to the sports car will also need to be coordinated with suppliers involved in providing GM with the electrical components, as well as any associated equipment. The undertaking will delay the mid-engine Corvette project by six months.

    Despite this, GM/Chevrolet should still be able to launch the mid engine Corvette for the 2020 model year, though a 2021 model year launch is not entirely off the table.

    Stay tuned to GM Authority for more Corvette news and mid engine Corvette news.

    Read more: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2018/12/...#ixzz5ZVdMpXKy
    Last edited by John; 12-12-2018, 07:12 PM.
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    Oh no! 1983 all over again! Six months from when? Since we didn’t know when it would be released in the first place, it really doesn’t mean anything does it?
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    • #3
      Aaawwww, c**p

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      • #4
        If independently later corroborated by a second or third source, this would be major and very disappointing news! If the article has this exactly correct, did someone not properly calculate the additive electrical loads of the various car components, or as result of the testing and development process, someone came up with a way to improve the electrical (perform equal or better at lesser weight)?

        On the positive side, if this were to mean that electrical components A and B needs to be modified/improved, we should be thrilled it was found now, rather than a week after the first customer cars were delivered.

        If confirmed, I would still wait; not a one millionth of a chance I will be looking elsewhere for my next sports car.
        Last edited by John; 12-12-2018, 07:27 PM.
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        • #5
          From what we gather, the vehicle’s electrical system can’t carry the load necessary to support the necessary components.
          Very strange for this to be happening at this stage. Almost unbelievable.

          If true, then what could it be? Either unusual components, or an unusual (for GM) way of operating?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Meldoon View Post
            Oh no! 1983 all over again! Six months from when? Since we didn’t know when it would be released in the first place, it really doesn’t mean anything does it?
            Good point Meldoon. It is sure emotional heartbreak for us all however. And maybe the first car arrives (wild guess), now a year from now instead of ten months from now???
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            • #7
              Oopsi , wonder who made that mistake. Sounds like the HVAC in the C7 but at least they caught it.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bikerjulio View Post
                Very strange for this to be happening at this stage. Almost unbelievable. If true, then what could it be? Either unusual components, or an unusual (for GM) way of operating?
                Worthy of repeating your post Bikerjulio Right on point. One other possibility, and this seems really bizarre and highly unusual but yet possible, is that someone made an arithmetic mistake?

                Again we need third party verification that GM Authority has their article correct.
                Last edited by John; 12-12-2018, 05:18 PM.
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                • #9
                  If the car has an auto stop-start system, then more components than normal will be electrically powered - A/C, cooling pumps, fans etc.

                  But this would have been known a long time ago.

                  The op makes it sound like a wiring harness problem.
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                  • #10
                    I’ll wager some engineer at GM will be looking for a new job....

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                    • #11
                      How credible is the source that they are getting this information from? For all we know, they have absolutely no knowledge on the car, everything is completely fine with it, and GM is preparing for a January reveal as we speak.
                      Last edited by Bluevette; 12-12-2018, 05:04 PM.

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                      • #12
                        I call complete BS. GM Authority is notorious for putting out false or incorrect information and GM engineers didn't just learn how to build automotive electrical systems yesterday. This is either "fake" news that someone fabricated to cause internet grief or GM has decided to make significant changes to the car and delay the launch.

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                        • #13
                          Doesn't sound right to me either. Having an electrical background myself that's completely BS. 12V circuits are extremely easy to calculate for load and will always be calculated for beyond max load constantly. They could also put in another circuit to split load from another. Maybe they are correcting the faulty fuel pumps so you can put more than a 1/4 tank of fuel in the car this time.
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                          • #14
                            Remember this?

                            https://www.corvetteblogger.com/2018...eeds-jump-tow/

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by RoketRdr View Post
                              I call complete BS. GM Authority is notorious for putting out false or incorrect information and GM engineers didn't just learn how to build automotive electrical systems yesterday. This is either "fake" news that someone fabricated to cause internet grief or GM has decided to make significant changes to the car and delay the launch.
                              The story is so unbelievable that I'm tending to agree with you. All kinds of testing over the past year and this only now comes up?
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