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Corvette Today Podcast: Latest Corvette News And Headlines

Things are starting to heat up about the new C8 Z06! And CORVETTE TODAY covers it all in this News & Headlines episode. Here are some of the topics you'll hear about ...
1. Final stats for the 2021 model year C8 Corvette
2. Nearly half of the C8.R IMSA Edition C8’s are already sold
3. 2022 C8 Configurator is now live
4. The C8 was the 2nd fastest selling new car in August 2021
5. Consumer Reports declines to recommend the 2021 C8 Corvette
6. 2021 C8 tops its class in the JD Power APEAL Study
7. A Nurburgring video captures 2023 C8 Z06 with unofficial track time
8. We have video evidence that the C8 Z06 will also come in an HTC
9. Did we see the reveal colors on the last teaser video for the C8 Z06?
10. Another Easter Egg discovery on the C8 Z06 “Save the Date” video
11. Spy photos of the C8 E-ray confirm it’s a performance hybrid
12. New Zealand about to get their right-hand drive C8 Corvettes
13. The C8 Z06 might break 3 production V8 records
14. Chevrolet has officially quit making the LT5 engine with 755 hp

This is a long list of topics, and it's not everything that's covered in this episode of the CORVETTE TODAY podcast.

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GM Has Told Us That The Mid Engine C8 Is Coming

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  • GM Has Told Us That The Mid Engine C8 Is Coming


    In spite of us hearing 50 times, or is 500, that “we can not talk about potential product,” sometimes “If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.”

    Putting together all the below comments by current and recently retired GM top members, and much more, we know by comments GM’s own personnel, that the mid engine C8 is coming, looking a lot like this as created with thanks to fvs:

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    The below comments of course are in addition to 10 leaked C8 CAD drawings, two actual C8 fascia pictures stolen from within BGA, and about 200 spy pictures, consequently we know that the C8 is a not front engined car. [Additionally, I and many of you also know that and much more, from other-source information we have learned, but we can not yet publicly share.]

    Here are all the ways, some just isolated GM snippets, but when put all together...

    April 23, 2018: Mark Reuss, when he was standing in front of a row of ZR1's at its April 23rd press track day at Road Atlanta, said , “This is the car (pointing to the ZR1). This is the end of the C7. And we are very proud of the C8.”

    April 26, 2018: At the NCM “20 Years of Corvette Racing Dinner,” when Doug Fehan said, “sorry that Danny Binks, the Crew Chief of the # 3 and Brian Hoye, the Crew Chief of #4 C7.R are not here tonight even though they are on the agenda, for they are back at the shop working on the C8.R.”

    To which, Harlan the ever smooth one, first turned white, then quickly and cleverly diffused Doug’s comment by saying in the very next breath, “we will race the C8.R when we are done racing the C7.R”

    Doug Fehan, in a podcast interview with IMSA on January 3, 2019, stated “the C8 will be the most spectacular Corvette ever built, beyond anyone’s wildest dreams.”

    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ng’s-history

    We have tons of pictures of the C8.R and as it is 100% a mid engine car, and again from more than a few confidential comments, we know the C8 will similarly be a mid engine Corvette.

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    On January 3, thanks to “MattBeaver,” sharing info from within GM’s WorkBench Connect software system surfaced, clearly showing us information Whitmoyer Chevrolet found within it about a new Stingray Corvette.

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    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ay-model-codes

    Lastly, yesterday we got a little more icing on the cake, further supporting that a new Corvette generation is on its way in the following comment by Ed Welburn in the Wall Street journal, that “One of the last cars I worked on at GM was the next-generation Corvette, which is not out yet. I can't wait to get that car - silver, with red interior."

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-cor...te-11547567844

    GM, we know that the mid engine is coming, probably going to be revealed in the next three months, if not shortly thereafter. GM personnel please keep those “we can not talk about future potential products” coming when you are, out of turn, asked about it — for we want you to keep your jobs, but wink, wink, we all know the mid engine C8 is being officially outed by GM this year. We thank you GM for that, as for some of us, this has been a six decades long wait!

    In the meantime if it walks like a duck... Thanks GM for telling us in your own words, and us confirming in many pictures, that the mid engine C8 is on its way soon. We are waiting, hopefully again within the next three months.
    Last edited by John; 01-16-2019, 05:12 PM.
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    Great Synopsis John. Thanks
    Heidi
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    • #3
      Here's the final piece of evidence lol. Click image for larger version

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      • #4
        Good one; for sure, even showing its new C8 emblem.
        GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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        • #5
          I think even if no one at GM uttered a word, we have ample evidence an ME Corvette is on the way.
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          • #6
            I’ve only been wanting this car for four decades!?
            Current Car - 550 HP 370Z Twin Turbo
            Current Motorcycle - 2018 Tuono 1100 Factory
            Future Car - ME Corvette!

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            • #7
              I bet that metallic silver exterior with red interior is a nice combo

              Metallic silver probably shows off the bodylines quite nicely im sure,

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              • #8
                Is this like - see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil

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                • #9
                  [QUOTE=John;n23204]
                  In spite of us hearing 50 times, or is 500, that “we can not talk about potential product,” sometimes “If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.”

                  Putting together all the below comments by current and recently retired GM top members, and much more, we know by comments GM’s own personnel, that the mid engine C8 is coming, looking a lot like this as created with thanks to fvs:

                  This little red wagon by fvs is the most appealing, even if not the most sophisticated. It looks like home sweet home.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JB View Post
                    I bet that metallic silver exterior with red interior is a nice combo

                    Metallic silver probably shows off the bodylines quite nicely im sure,
                    Yes, gonna do the "blade silver" if thats what its called then. Hides the dirt, gleams in the sun. Considered red interior but figure I'm going with "light grey" again.

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                    • #11
                      While I am pleased those attributes comments were made, I wonder if some of them would have been not made by some in hindsight.

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                      • #12
                        I am pleased that we at least got some C8 confirmation along the way as we wait and wait. I am also pleased Mark Reuss said he was proud of the C8, but even more than that, Doug Fehan’s comment that “The C8 will be the most spectacular Corvette ever made, beyond anyone’s wildest dreams.”

                        It is true that Doug Fehan is indirectly paid by GM, but he sure did not need to add “beyond anyone’s wildest dreams.”
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                        • #13
                          John, the rending that fvs created is looks amazing, but to see a real C8 Masterpiece in person will be outstanding! I just hope that the General includes chrome wheels as an option.

                          SF
                          Rick

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                          • #14
                            Exciting times! Looking forward to the ME!
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                            1966 Ermine White/White Blue Interior L72 Coupe
                            2013 Artic White/Diamond Blue Interior LS7 Convertible

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                            • #15
                              jsmatt, you have the best attitude on this “wait.”
                              GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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