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CORVETTE TODAY #164 - My Trip To The Amelia Island Concours

In March of this year, your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, attended the unveiling of the three 1960 Cunningham Corvettes from Le Mans at the Amelia Island Concours. Steve recaps his weekend at Amelia Island and all the events that took place during the show!;
The Cunningham Corvettes were the hit of the entire weekend and you'll hear about the whole story on this episode of CORVETTE TODAY.
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Sigala Back As MECF Venodr

What is new? For MECF members, has developed a new customer communications system, trained more staff, and with some inducements is committed to providing your products along their stated completion timelines.
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CORVETTE TODAY #163 - Corvette News & Headlines, Late May 2023

Recognizing Memorial Day, there is still a lot of news coming out in the world of Corvette! Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger is back on the show with your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, to detail all the important things happening with America's Sports Car.;
Here are a few of the topics covered by Steve and Keith on this week's show:
1. Engineers are spotted in what we think is the C8 ZR1 prototype
2. We have two new E-Ray videos available
3. New Z06 allocations went out in the middle of this month (May 2023)
4. The National Corvette Museum names a new Marketing Director
5. Australia recalls the 2022 C8 Corvette for being too loud
6. Did GM's Instagram page give us a C9 Corvette preview?
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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

2023 Corvette Brochure:
E-Ray Visualizer:
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:
E-Ray Leaked Info/Visualizer: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...tte-e-ray-leak
Z51 & Z06 GM Track Specs: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ecommendations
Z06 Order Guide:
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:; and,
* 2023 GM Bash Major Seminar with HQ video: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ore-bash-video
*2023 Stingray Visualizer:
*2023 Stingray (ONLY Order Guide:
*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:
Order Guide (unofficial): https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-action-center
*Z06 vs Z07 Aero Components: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...s-similarities
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ME Coming With Gorilla Glass?

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    The Porsche GT3 now comes with Gorilla glass for many of its windows. It saves 4 1/2 pounds on its rear window alone. Gorilla class, which used to think about coming only on cell phones, some tablets and flat screen TV’s, is moving to more upscale automobiles. It’s maker, Corning is now in its 6th generation of making Gorilla glass. There are also some European companies getting into this speciality glass.

    Glass is a heavy component of a car, and since Gorilla glass is not only of lighter weight, but also more scratch, chip and crack resistant, and safer too, might we be getting it on some windows of our entry C8?

    Compared to regular glass, Gorilla glass is also more UV resistant (with a 99 rating) — thus better protecting our interiors.. But it does cost more. And a second current drawback is that because of it properties, it can not yet be used on lowering/raising window, e.g., on doors. But maybe the 7th gen of Gorilla class will solve that.

    To read a fascinating article on its use solely on the Porsche GT3:

    In addition to that Porsche model, thanks to Roadshow, we have learned that premium glass for exotic cars “started with the Ford GT in 2016 and expanded to include the McLaren 720S” (in addition to the Porsche GT3).

    Some Jeep models, including the Wrangler, already have the option of your dealer selling you Gorilla glass as a replacement windshield.

    Maybe we do not get it in the entry 2020 Corvette, but we see it as standard equipment on the Z06+ models???
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  • #2
    It would be nice to have a windshield that is more durable since they seem to be rock magnets. I got chips in my C7 windshield within a month of ownership.


    • #3
      OK. Gorilla Glass! Always learning something on this forum. Now I know!


      • #4
        Lighter weight glass with better sound proofing sounds really good to me. I would not mind paying a few hundred extra for it. Maybe it would be an option?


        • #5
          One of the reasons the Corvette will be affordably priced is that it won't have all the bells and whistles of more expensive cars, like the Porsche. I'll take plain old glass and a $65-70K price, thank you.
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          • #6
            i know you and others remember meyerweb that unlimitedPower said that there was going to be non-entry, later version which was going to be a Grand Tourer, a version that was being developed by Cadillac — and that is featured among other things, a quieter interior. Might the Gorilla glass be going into that model?

            And might, starting sometime during the ME’s first gen, just like carbon-ceramic became a stand alone option in year three, sound deadening glass similarly become a stand alone option at some points. I doubt highly that it will be a standard feature in the 2020 entry version.
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            • #7
              Interesting information...the gorilla glass aftermarket option for a jeep would cost $550 versus a standard windshield which costs $225...or a little more than double just for the jeep..

              im sure the corvette windshield costs more than $225 we can only imagine what a corvette gorilla glass windshield would cost.


              not sure the cost would as has been suggested be justifiable in the base c8 but rather more likelythe grand sport version..

              reminds me of the c5 z06 having titanium exhaust.


              • #8
                I’m on my third windshield in my ‘15 Z06. I have never owned a car with a windshield so susceptible to chips and cracks. The stock windshield with HUD and PDR provisions cost $1,200 + to replace. I would gladly “opt” for a potentially tougher glass with the side benefit of being lighter, quieter and improved UV protection. Hell, it’s over $1K for a “tint coat” paint color option. Leave the standard glass for those that can’t/won’t justify the expense but, why not make real improvements optional. JMHO?


                • #9
                  I too would pay up for better windshield glass. One thing that is prevalent among car forums of every brand the last three or four years, and that is on every one there are tons and tons of complaints about windshield glass being worse than it used to be.

                  OEM’s have gone cheaper in price, and lighter in weight on the glass. Just as safe as before, but pits like crazy as we all painfully know.
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                  • #10
                    I dont know for sure if the gorilla glass was an option if id pay extra for being honest as Ive never had a problem in forty years of i have insurance coverage...for full replacement...

                    id probably pass if it were an option...and be ok with if it became a standard feature...not a deal breaker but not something id have to have...

                    just a perspective to consider...

                    for those that want the gorilla glass option..more power to you.

                    i think as a replacement windsheild thats a great aftermarket item...

                    but what do I know..i have put the HUd in two corvettes without ever installing the HUD windshield and never had a complaint about clarity either..


                    • #11
                      New glass technologies that’s interesting.
                      Last edited by MikeC8; 12-18-2018, 08:20 AM.
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                      • #12
                        New ground breaking products coming to market I’m always leery. Remember the housing market failures with white plastic piping, synthetic stucco, fiber / wood board siding and other new upcoming products. Buyer beware. I never built a home with those products. They weren’t time tested. The auto industry isn’t so easy to avoid new products because you don’t have a choice. The bugs are eventually worked out in time and we pay the price with visits to the service dept. Try to avoid first year models but that isn’t easy if you are car crazy. Especially the new C8 .
                        Last edited by MikeC8; 12-18-2018, 08:25 AM.
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                          Guilty to being CAR CRAZY!