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Corvette Today Podcast With Kai Spande BGA Manager

On this episode of CORVETTE TODAY, you get to meet the Corvette Plant Manager for the Bowling Green Assembly Plant, Kai Spande!
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  • C8 Mule ITW Spotted

    This one was in Defiance, OH yesterday. It was spotted by a friend of “spiders.” Sorry we only have these two comments.

    ”A red handle above the rear left wheel and a couple of sensor-like things on the ends of the rear bumper.”

    Too bad pictures of tires sizes were not taken (we are still missing E-Ray tire sizing, and are they “square”)? But we are happy to know that they continue to test the CTF’s, and test them some more.

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    So someone knew enough to take a photo and get it published, but didn't bother to take a shot through the rear window to see what was under the glass? Or shoot through the front wheels to see if there are any signs of AWD? I still think these are intentional publicity shots by GM, designed to tease while not revealing anything.
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    • #3
      Not exactly. These two mule pictures were taken by a friend of a Corvette owner who was at Arby’s for lunch and realized his Corvette friend would like him those pictures.

      I have talked to some of the Corvette team and candidly they are just fine with the pictures being taken (within the rules of no camo being lifted and similar), they do not pose cars, do not leak locations and times when mules will be at specific places.

      There have been a couple of notable exceptions when they deliberately announced/created events, the drive through Times Square with the C8 on April 11, 2019 with Tadge and Mary in the car and with 7.18.19 on its side, and then on April 26th at the NCM BASH when fifteen minutes in advance they announced this upcoming on the the NCM loudspeaker system:


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      • #4
        Does that look like a widebody to anyone?

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        • #5
          They did a really good job on the camo, or could it just be a Stingray Body on another platform ?
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          • #6
            How is this c8 special?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by JB View Post
              How is this c8 special?
              It could be GM's way of keeping the C8 fresh (and to keep any interest in this platform) since there's no "official" news of any C8 variant coming? Not even an announcement with a date or anything.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by NaturallyAspirated View Post
                Does that look like a widebody to anyone?
                The wide body version has more elongated wider rear grills.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by NaturallyAspirated View Post
                  Does that look like a widebody to anyone?
                  It's not, regular Stingray bodywork.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JB View Post
                    How is this c8 special?
                    Well, for one it has the red electric shut-off emergency switch on the left rear quarter panel. We've seen this before in the rear of the mules and also up front on the fender. Presumably this is a HV battery shut-off for the hybrid E-Ray.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by VETTED53 View Post

                      The wide body version has more elongated wider rear grills.

                      Oh ok, i wasn't sure. The body "looks" beefier with the camo on. 😄

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by JB View Post
                        How is this c8 special?
                        Check the angles on the boomerang. Unless my eyes are fooling me, it is different than the base C8 image John shared

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jimmyb View Post

                          It's not, regular Stingray bodywork.
                          Not so sure on that… look closer

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Missileer View Post

                            Check the angles on the boomerang. Unless my eyes are fooling me, it is different than the base C8 image John shared
                            THank you guys. Ill have to take your word for it as I cant tell anything with the excellent camo gm has on these vehicles

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Missileer View Post

                              Not so sure on that… look closer
                              I did notice something strange at first glance. That's why i was suggesting if anyone else thinks this looks like a widebody. I mean the rear doesn't look too much wider but the front really does. Maybe this is the eray? Perhaps wider front to fit wider tires to accommodate the electric motors powering the front wheels?

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