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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! https://youtu.be/qbRpTBgmINk; https://adori.page.link/?link=https:..._iipp=1&_icp=1
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

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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.
https://youtu.be/rxfxMDsr05Y; https://adori.page.link/?link=https:..._iipp=1&_icp=1
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: https://www.chevrolet.com/content/da...D7Q0fp8nIEE57Y
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
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Z51 & Z06 GM Track Specs: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ecommendations
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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
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* 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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Don’t Fear “Camaro Butt” For the C8

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  • Don’t Fear “Camaro Butt” For the C8

    Don’t Fear “Flat Camaro Butt” For the C8

    I see many posts indicating concern or even fear of “flat Camaro Butt.” Not to worry, as in:

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    Breathe easier, for the C8’s rear is going to look even more different from the current or last gen’s Camaro’s than the C7’s rear.

    The ME’s rear fascia is going to first off be much more rounded than our C7’s, with its outside corners tucked forward more, a much more “flattened U” shape than our C7’s.

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    And even much more than that compared to the Camaro, e.g., how side-to-side the Camaro’s top fascia is almost a straight line.

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    There are also going to be some very nice ME rear “treatments” which will be true eye candy. Sorry I can not be more specific.

    fvs’ has provided us with two spy pics that show a greatly more rounded rear on the ME than the C7, including that curve on the hatch and the matching one on the rear fascia’s top.

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    This bdsvavars rendering should help remove some of angst about the rear fascia — and it does not show a single one of the three rear attractive features I am talking about.

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    GM listens to its customers, and has heard for years the need to further differentiate the Camaro’s rear fascia from the Corvette’s. They are sick of comparisons between the C7 and the Camaro’s rear fascia. GM has has listened — as we will later see.

    Fear not...
    Last edited by John; 01-07-2019, 08:40 PM.
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    Great post, John. ?

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      Thank you.

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      • #4
        Needs more Coca Cola bottle shape

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        • #5
          Had someone comment to me the other day that my C7 has a "race car" rear end. I expect that Chevy has built upon and refined the C7 rear even more for the C8.

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            Those overhead views of the C7 and C8 are so very sexy.

            Is it any wonder we love these cars so much? (yes, that's a rhetorical question)
            My C8:
            '20 Elkhart Lake Blue 2LT Coupe, Natural Interior, GT2 Two-Tone Seats, Performance Exhaust, Front Lift, Carbon Flash Wheels, Engine Appearance Package 2000 Status December 27, 2019; 3000 Status January 2, 2020; 3400 Status March 10, 2020;TPW March 16, 2020; Built June 4th, 2020 (COVID-19); Delivery July 1, 2020

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              There are also going to be some very nice ME rear “treatments” which will be true eye candy. Sorry I can not be more specific.
              I hope there's an optional (or even standard) rear fascia with a body colored "bumper," instead of black, as shown in the renders above. Or perhaps something like these treatments of the C7 rear, with the black an accent highlight the "aero" parts.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Keagan-Z06 View Post
                Needs more Coca Cola bottle shape
                That helps with transonic drag too.

                https://history.nasa.gov/SP-4219/Chapter5.html
                My C8:
                '20 Elkhart Lake Blue 2LT Coupe, Natural Interior, GT2 Two-Tone Seats, Performance Exhaust, Front Lift, Carbon Flash Wheels, Engine Appearance Package 2000 Status December 27, 2019; 3000 Status January 2, 2020; 3400 Status March 10, 2020;TPW March 16, 2020; Built June 4th, 2020 (COVID-19); Delivery July 1, 2020

                Current Vettes:
                '68 Lemans Blue 327/350 Convertible
                '91 Turquoise Convertible with Hardtop
                '14 Lime Rock Green 2LT Convertible, Black Top, Kalahari, 7-Speed, Performance Exhaust

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                • #9
                  I too hope so. Would it not be financially smart of GM, to make all such C8 appurtenances, things as splitter, skirts and spoiler, body color standard, then know that so many like them carton flash metallic black, charge a moderate amount extra for the optional black ones, and a ton more for optional visible carbon fiber ones?

                  2023 Z06: Elkhart Lake Blue, 2-tone blue interior, HTC, Standard Z06 with Z07 aero pkg, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, every visible carbon fiber option including wheels, Jake Design Pkg. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 25 year NCM members. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mobius View Post

                    That helps with transonic drag too.

                    https://history.nasa.gov/SP-4219/Chapter5.html
                    I like learning something new about engineering, physics and aero physics here daily.
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                      Originally posted by Keagan-Z06 View Post
                      Needs more Coca Cola bottle shape
                      Here you go.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by John View Post

                        I like learning something new about engineering, physics and aero physics here daily.
                        I notice the extra drag every time I get near the speed of sound in my C7.
                        Delivered 5/29!: Scarlet Fever 2021 2LT HTC, Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat, two-tone Natural w/ suede inserts, Mag Ride, Performance Exhaust, MRR 755 Gunmetal wheels, Soler throttle controller, SmartTop HTC controller
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                          Your car is a beauty Brad. You will definitely see some parallels in the C8 coupe’s rear deck to exactly this. That will be an excting part of the ME.

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