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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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  • C8 Powertrain Exposed!

    What do you think???

    Last edited by John; 01-24-2019, 03:34 PM.
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    I think nothing!
    There is a madness to my method!

    2015 Z06 Torch/adrenaline
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    • #3
      Carguy11 - nice video!

      I referenced it here on the forum earlier today! https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...dct-for-the-me
      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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      • #4
        Personally, I wish GM would share more information so we all know.
        Last edited by John; 01-24-2019, 03:32 PM.
        Black over Sky Cool Gray.....2LT.....Z51.....FE4.....E60.....

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        • #5
          Thanks for joining us CarGuy11! I really like the video, both the upclose on the Blackwing motor, and then starting at 1:40 the greater shots of the Tremec 7 speed DCT. I agree with your thinking that that will be the trans for the me. Thank you.
          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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          • #6
            I have edited/deleted some responses above as they are not in keeping with our MECF tenet that “all posts shall be respectful and polite.’

            Thank you for all future posts being consistent with that standard.

            Here are some screen prints of the Tremec DCT I took that I found especially interesting.

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            Last edited by John; 01-24-2019, 03:45 PM.
            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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            • #7
              Thank you CarGuy. I too like to see up close the Blackwing motor and the probably DCT trans.

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              • #8
                Our Resident Photographer Jeff put up some great shots of the Blackwing a while back. Lets see how it does in the CT6.

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                • #9
                  Welcome carGuy111. Always go to see a precise video. Even if some of its information was a repeat for some of us, I like to see things more than once when they are as complex as a motor or a transmission.

                  Thank you.
                  Enjoying my Shadow gray C8. What a car it is.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Meldoon View Post
                    Personally, I wish GM would share more information so we all know.
                    I wish they’d acknowledge if the ME is the C8 or an extension to the Corvette lineup! I feel like I’m more unsure every month

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                    • #11
                      ^^^

                      Well, a number of GM people have made public references to the "C8," and it's pretty obvious that the only Corvette undergoing testing for production is the ME, so.....
                      Delivered 5/29!: Scarlet Fever 2021 2LT HTC, Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat, two-tone Natural w/ suede inserts, Mag Ride, Performance Exhaust

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TtiME View Post

                        I wish they’d acknowledge if the ME is the C8 or an extension to the Corvette lineup! I feel like I’m more unsure every month
                        There's so much road construction going on here I couldn't get it in anyway so I'm patient. Figure about a year from now I might have it or be close to buying it.
                        Last edited by Boomer; 01-24-2019, 05:28 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by meyerweb View Post
                          ^^^

                          Well, a number of GM people have made public references to the "C8," and it's pretty obvious that the only Corvette undergoing testing for production is the ME, so.....
                          That’s what we’re lead to believe, but We don’t actually know that. For all we know they could be using a C7 body for testing of the next FE C8.

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                          • #14
                            The ME is the C8 and the C8 is the ME. Beyond that we do not know. If you are asking separately whether the FE C7 will continue once the first customer corvettes start done the production line, I believe not. Some disagree — and thus we do not definitively know either way at this time.
                            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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                            • #15
                              Thanks for the nice welcome all! I'm glad the footage was enjoyed and hope we start getting some official news soon!
                              2016 Stingray Z51 (TPW 8/3): Laguna Blue/Black (Wheels & Badges), M7, Mag Ride
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