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Corvette Brand Manager, Harlan Charles Talks Everything E-Ray

Corvette Marketing & Brand Manager, Harlan Charles returns to CORVETTE TODAY with your host, Steve Garrett, to talk about the new 2024 Corvette E-Ray. https://youtu.be/3u0WMcgtnWI ; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...GToHlBAjuBPZxz. Harlan gives us an extensive overview is this revolutionary new Corvette and give us insight never heard before about the upcoming E-Ray. www.CorvetteToday.com
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Corvette Today News & Headlines: Late January, 2023

With the announcement of the 2024 Corvette E-Ray, your CORVETTE TODAY host Steve Garrett, and Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger have a lot to tell you about !!! https://youtu.be/734VgDupTBI; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...UAAEX2obMOXMml
Plus, we get a possible glimpse into the Corvette future with Manny Katakis from Muscle Cars & Truck with what the C9 Corvette could look like. Besides the E-Ray, here are some of the other stories Steve and Keith will discuss....
1. Corvette beats the Porsche 911 as Consumer Reports most satisfying car to own.
2. GM delivers over 9,000 Corvettes in the 4th quarter of 2022
3. Corvette Racing debuts the GT3.R on January 27th at the Rolex 24
4. The Mecum Auction at Kissimmee sells the very first Corvette Sting Ray
5. The National Corvette Museum hosts exhibits to celebrate 70 years of Corvette
All the Corvette E-Ray news you want and need plus much more on next week's CORVETTE TODAY News & Headlines show!
Listen to the podcast, watch the YouTube video, join the Facebook group, sign up for email notifications and shop in the Merchandise Store at: www.CorvetteToday.com
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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

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
E-Ray Leaked Info/Visualizer: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...tte-e-ray-leak
Z51 & Z06 GM Track Specs: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ecommendations
Z06 BUILD & PRICE: https://www.chevrolet.com/performanc...d-price/config
Z06 Order Guide: https://www.gmfleetorderguide.com/NA...D=22412&type=0
Z06 Pricing Spreadsheet: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...9Chvp%E2%80%9D
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: 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
*2023 Stingray Visualizer: https://visualizer.chevrolet.com/ui?...US&channel=b2c
* 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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New ITW C8 Sighting In California

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    Thanks to Corvette_Nut!

    Originally posted by CorvetteNut
    If you happen to be in San Diego, keep an eye out for some Easter Eggs.....


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    Omg..uncover them already!

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      California Dreamin...
      Senior Editor and Founder of CorvetteBlogger.com. I drive my dad's 1966 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible and the National Corvette Museum is my personal Graceland.


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      • #4
        They still have that curve in the rear spoiler, as the center is lower than the ends. It's not flat.

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        • #5
          Is that really a new photo? After seeing all the cars on the road with only the camo layer, I'm surprised they'd be testing with all that cladding again.
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          • #6
            John what did I tell you? Do a background check on Corvette Nut, he works for GM

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              Do you also wonder whenever there is really bad new of some problem/alleged problem that the ME has encountered, that we see the cars testing on the roads shortly thereafter.

              Just two nights ago we heard a rumor imported from another forum that the DCT’s use in the ME has been ****-canned (specifically that as “they can’t get a DCT that works,” so the ME will be using the C7’s transmission,), and what happens the very next day, we get another sighting of two ME IVERS cruising down public streets. Just like we saw two examples of them cruising around Michigan several months ago when we had heard that there were severe electrical issues requiring a six month fix...

              Is is GM’s way of telling us to not listen to the “sky is falling rumors” — that even if there is something that that GM has discovered that needs more testing and development, the C8’s progress is still moving forward?
              Last edited by John; 02-19-2019, 10:48 AM.
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                Originally posted by John View Post
                Just two nights ago we heard a rumor imported from another forum that the DCT’s use in the ME has been ****-canned (specifically that as “they can’t get a DCT that works,” so the ME will be using the C7’s transmission,), and what happens the very next day, we get another sighting of two ME IVERS cruising down public streets.
                So, the C7 tranny is an easy and direct swap for the C8 DCT - good to know!

                Sorry, couldn't help myself.
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                  Hmm the store awning in the middle has Never Stop Creating on it - coincidence?

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                    Originally posted by John View Post
                    Do you also wonder whenever there is really bad new of some problem/alleged problem that the ME has encountered, that we see the cars testing on the roads shortly thereafter.

                    Just two nights ago we heard a rumor imported from another forum that the DCT’s use in the ME has been ****-canned (specifically that as “they can’t get a DCT that works,” so the ME will be using the C7’s transmission,), and what happens the very next day, we get another sighting of two ME IVERS cruising down public streets. Just like we saw two examples of them cruising around Michigan several months ago when we had heard that there were severe electrical issues requiring a six month fix...

                    Is is GM’s way of telling us to not listen to the “sky is falling rumors” — that even if there is something that that GM has discovered that needs more testing and development, the C8’s progress is still moving forward?
                    My thoughts exactly. Each and every time ... Hey we should start a rumor that the cars are ugly and GM has totally missed the mark on styling ... maybe they'll uncover them to prove us wrong ... HA

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                      Originally posted by John View Post
                      Do you also wonder whenever there is really bad new of some problem/alleged problem that the ME has encountered, that we see the cars testing on the roads shortly thereafter.

                      Just two nights ago we heard a rumor imported from another forum that the DCT’s use in the ME has been ****-canned (specifically that as “they can’t get a DCT that works,” so the ME will be using the C7’s transmission,), and what happens the very next day, we get another sighting of two ME IVERS cruising down public streets. Just like we saw two examples of them cruising around Michigan several months ago when we had heard that there were severe electrical issues requiring a six month fix...

                      Is is GM’s way of telling us to not listen to the “sky is falling rumors” — that even if there is something that that GM has discovered that needs more testing and development, the C8’s progress is still moving forward?
                      Agreed, today people will just post or say something without any facts or inside resources. if anything would have happened it would have been that the C7 atomatic transmission will not work in the new ME. Which makes sense to me as almost every mid engine car being produced today has a version of a dual clutch transmission. They wanted to go DCT in the C7 but packaging issues & COST would not allow it to happen.
                      Last edited by Fasttoys; 02-19-2019, 02:27 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by C8-wannabe View Post
                        Hmm the store awning in the middle has Never Stop Creating on it - coincidence?
                        “Every act of creation begins with an act of destruction” - Pablo Picasso

                        My understanding of this quote is that true creation involves "releasing" yourself from past concepts, paradigms, and pre-conceived notions - kinda like what Chevy is doing in the transition from an established FE Corvette paradigm to an entirely new ME platform.
                        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
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by C8-wannabe View Post
                          Hmm the store awning in the middle has Never Stop Creating on it - coincidence?
                          It's a complete coincidence. Just like when it posed in front of the wind farm.

                          Since Nuremberg there have been one or 2 genuine "random" sightings and a bunch more that don't seem so random.
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                            Originally posted by John View Post
                            Do you also wonder whenever there is really bad new of some problem/alleged problem that the ME has encountered, that we see the cars testing on the roads shortly thereafter.

                            Just two nights ago we heard a rumor imported from another forum that the DCT’s use in the ME has been ****-canned (specifically that as “they can’t get a DCT that works,” so the ME will be using the C7’s transmission,), and what happens the very next day, we get another sighting of two ME IVERS cruising down public streets. Just like we saw two examples of them cruising around Michigan several months ago when we had heard that there were severe electrical issues requiring a six month fix...

                            Is is GM’s way of telling us to not listen to the “sky is falling rumors” — that even if there is something that that GM has discovered that needs more testing and development, the C8’s progress is still moving forward?
                            The ME has been in testing for several years now. If there was a general and fundamental flaw with the DCT, then, in all probability, would it not have revealed itself at an earlier phase in the [relatively] distant pass of the testing process. The test mules with the DTCs have a life times use and abuse on some of them by now. The design is not novel and the maker is experienced. The manufacturer certainly tested and abused examples. Out of public view on GM test tracks the DTC has likely been severely "stressed to the failure point" by some of the "worse guys" who know how to evaluate things like that. So bet that the DTC is a known solid component by now.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Bikerjulio View Post

                              It's a complete coincidence. Just like when it posed in front of the wind farm.

                              Since Nuremberg there have been one or 2 genuine "random" sightings and a bunch more that don't seem so random.
                              The picture has a lot of "coincidental" information: "Never Stop Creating" "One Way Street" "End Road Work" and the vehicles are positioned and shown to be "running over the 'STOPs" written on the road way and passing the STOP sign positioned on the corner {wrong corner for a stop sign to be on given the configuration of the intersectional. And looks like a "LEFT TURN ONLY" sign directing the transversing traffic to turn left and follow in line with the C8 corvettes . There is sunshine and photosynthesis ahead on the left also. The creation of life and energy.

                              So, as a fantasy interpretation: the work is going full steam ahead, in a continuing creative process of refinement , the progress is coming to a phase conclusion, stopping for nothing and no one and everyone get on board. Also, a barrier is positioned as if swept aside. ALL of the signs are in odd positions as if placed positioned for the picture to be taken and not for traffic purposes. The store front awning is made of he same cladding as the cladding on the C8 mules.

                              The C8 is on its way? Close? Near finished? Continued refinement and evaluation? Get in line?
                              it is just coincidental, however.
                              Last edited by SheepDog; 02-19-2019, 07:08 PM.

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