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  • Not C8’s Steering Wheel

    Zerv02 just commented on the below alleged “C8 steering wheel we had earlier seen and thought was correct, but was not.

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    Originally posted by Zerv02
    That's not the actual steering wheel. These pictures were taken quite some time ago, maybe early 2018, and we're just now sold to carscoops. Contract is probably over for the Supplier who snapped the pic. The only thing that can be taken away from this is the logo, nothing, not even the spokes, match the official steering wheel.
    Very interesting observation, for it confirms what i had also heard separately, that this is not the correct steering wheel. Thanks Zerv02 for outing this.

    As we all know, we have not yet seen a single “production approved” part. While the C8 started down the Pre Production Validation, or “PPV” process, something changed. Specifically what is know as an “RCA,” or root cause analysis occurred — best thought of as a “time out.”

    A PPV validates every part, eachcollection or sub-system of parts, and eventually that the entire vehicle, that it is ready for production. The vehicles we have been seeing a combination of IVERS IIntegrated Vehcile Engineering Research) mules. There are stage 1.0 and stage 2.0 mules. Since no Corvette can be driven without a steering wheel, we have not even clue one as to whether what was above pictured even came from a Corvette, a Buick, a purely-pre-production steering wheel used in all GM non AV’s during the testing process.

    Personally, those who do not like the steering wheel shown, nor were happy about its “switches and controls,” today’s news is very good news. Maybe we will have to wait for the reveal to see the revised, production ME’s steering wheel.

    If one has yet to see the rest of the “Uncovered C8 interior: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...rior-uncovered
    Last edited by John; 01-20-2019, 05:32 PM.
    So many questions about the ME right now; so few answers yet.

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  • #2
    I hope that those of use who liked this steering wheel will be happier with the final one.

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    • #3
      Glad to hear that.
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      • #4
        I prefer a different style steering wheel for the c8...although the steering wheel shown is not a deal breaker for me.

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        • #5
          The more we know ... the more we don't ... too funny.

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          • #6
            So true, and then all of a sudden it will be revealed and we will know for sure 10,000 facts on that day.
            So many questions about the ME right now; so few answers yet.

            Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. A ME C8 Corvette is coming next.

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            • #7
              I hope this is not the final steering wheel, but I personally do not think Zerv02 is a reliable source. I do, however, believe John's assertion that this is not the final steering wheel design. He has a much better record of being on the correct side of the fence.

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              • #8
                That would be very surprising. The airbag cover, spokes, paddles, etc. are all very detailed and are not the first iteration. Since mules have no need for badging (other than testing pre-production parts), having the badge on the airbag cover implies that it is the C8 wheel (or was at the time).

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                • #9
                  QUOTE=John;n23847]So true, and then all of a sudden it will be revealed and we will know for sure 10,000 facts on that day.[/QUOTE]

                  John your at 4600 posts, you're certainly going to get carpel tunnel syndrome if you are going to list all 10,000 facts. especially if you post them all on that day.

                  The final testing is being done for the new laser technology which will enable the driver to utilize their head for steering, therefore no need for a steering wheel.
                  OFFICIAL VIDEO ABOVE
                  Last edited by Frenzy36; 01-21-2019, 12:50 AM.
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                  • #10
                    Zerv02 originally posted that the steering wheel had "XXXX" on it. Zerv02 may have seen the Zora version. The steering wheel in the picture could be the base C8 version since it appears to be a regular oem steering wheel.

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                    • #11
                      Simpler and quicker solution to Frenzy36’s tongue-n-check question, and in the process avoiding carpal tunnel LOL...

                      Copy-n-paste here the Official GM C8 press release...
                      So many questions about the ME right now; so few answers yet.

                      Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. A ME C8 Corvette is coming next.

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                      • #12
                        I do like the 2-spoke configuration, and the corresponding lack of a spoke at the 6 o'clock position - 6 o'clock is where I prefer to rest my left hand while cruising on the highway...

                        My C8 won't get much highway use, but I do hope the 2-spoke configuration is maintained.
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                        • #13
                          I hope we don't get that ugly flat top and bottom steering wheel that was on one of the mules.

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                          • #14
                            Sorry but based on some Ferrari’s and other top exotics having one, this is becoming an “in thing” so I think a “square-ish” steering wheel is coming. Of course, if you do not like that, there will be many aftermarket options. The very first option I ordered for my C7 was a Caravaggio steering wheel.
                            So many questions about the ME right now; so few answers yet.

                            Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. A ME C8 Corvette is coming next.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by TOMDOM69 View Post
                              I hope we don't get that ugly flat top and bottom steering wheel that was on one of the mules.
                              Fortunately for me, as I love it, we are most likely getting that steering wheel.

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