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CORVETTE TODAY #80 - Meet Famed Corvette Race Car Driver, Andy Pilgrim

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Also find out what andy is doing today along with his association with the National Corvette Museum and the Motorsports Park.
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  • POLL: After Stingray, Then What Model Names

    Many believe that the picture Carscoops released two days ago, here thanks to Wow Factor, is the real deal, and that is shows that the 2020 mid engine Corvette will be called a Stingray. Some however feel that picture might not be accurate, or as it was take a while ago, and “things have changed.”

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    If the entry mid engine is called a Stingray or not, what is your thinking as to what subsequent models would called.
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    Let’s cut to the chase, that the entry mid engine version will NOT be a Stingray
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    The Stingray would be followed by first a Z06, then a GS, then ZORA.
    28.57%
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    The Stingray would be followed by a GS, then a Z06, then ZORA
    7.14%
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    The Stingray would be followed by a GS Touring/GTS track car, then ZORA.
    21.43%
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    The Stingray would be followed by a GS Touring/GTS track car, then by a ZR1.
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    I am so unsure of any model names or sequences — other than being thrilled the ME is moving forward.
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    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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    I feel like the ME is going to be so ground breaking for GM that the progression and identifiers as we know them are subject to change.

    -Stingray? Yes and the GS/Touring is an option package like the Z51
    -Z06/GTS? Different engine/more power, active aero, ect.
    -Zora? top of the line ZR1 style Halo car

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    • #3
      One thought I have is what would separate a GS now? Currently it’s the widebody but I don’t think we’re going to see a much wider ME. Maybe a racey NA track engine?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by TtiME View Post
        One thought I have is what would separate a GS now? Currently it’s the widebody but I don’t think we’re going to see a much wider ME. Maybe a racey NA track engine?
        Thats my thinking. GS/Touring Could be higher power engine via Tuning and or offer an advanced aero package? I don't think they would fit a different engine for the simple fact of cost.

        Is the current C7 GS a wide body stingray or a stingray powered ZO6? I feel like it's a stingray powered Z06.

        With that in mind I look at the ME as having a pretty wide stance. The current benefit of the GS is better handling performance via wide body, leaving me to believe GS / Touring could be an option on the C8 Stingray like the current Z51 option.

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          • #6
            Another automedia sets of thoughts on potential C8 model names...

            Originally posted by gmauthority
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            News on the industry’s worst kept secret keeps on surfacing, and the latest has to do with what the first-ever mid-engined C8 Corvette will be called. Or what at least one variant will be called, anyway.

            According to a sleuth photo found on Carscoops, the all-new C8 Corvette will retain a familiar namesake, evident by the ‘Stingray‘ decal in the center of the cabin.

            The Stingray name is nearly as old as the Corvette itself. Originally debuting on a concept car designed by the legendary Peter Brock in 1959, the Corvette Stingray (also spelled Sting Ray back then) faded out in 1976 before coming back in 2013 with the launch of the C7. It continues to serve as the entry level nameplate of the Corvette family, which includes the wide-bodied Grand Sport, then 650 horsepower Z06, and topped out by the 755 horsepower Corvette ZR1. The C7 Corvette Stingray comes from the factory with a minimum of 455 horsepower and carries an MSRP of just under $56,000. It is America’s best selling two-seat sports car.



            The C8 Corvette is not expected to be too far a jump in overall price – appealing to much of the same budgets that feed the popularity of the marque. But that’s where the similarities are expected to end. Along with the mid/rear-engine placement, it’s likely that the C8 Corvette will have a dual-overhead cam V8 engine instead of the familiar small block V8, based of videos of the car pacing the Nurburgring. The C8.R Corvette race car also sounds wildly different from the C7.R, further pointing to a departure from engine traditions. Additionally, patent filings point to a dual clutch transmission system, and a clutch-by-wire electronic manual transmission system. These transmissions are also different from the 8-speed single clutch automatic, and familiar seven-speed manual we see today. The steering wheel on the C8 Corvette also has been spied with a flat top, mimicking the wheel of a race car.

            GM trademark filings also point to other Corvette names likely to come. These include Corvette Manta Ray, Corvette E-Ray, and the mysterious Zora trademark – derived from Zora Arkus-Duntov, the “Father of the Corvette.” With these names in mind, along with the currently used Grand Sport, Z06, and ZR1, we could be in for a breadth of C8 Corvette variants for years to come. Stay tuned for more.

            Read more: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2019/03/...#ixzz5hy7RsSnM
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            • #7
              I am hearing that there will be no front fender badge on the C8. If confirmed at the reveal, that would be a nice clean look, and anyone wanting one could add it or they onto their own car for they sure would be aftermarket options available. If the entry ME were called a Stingray, onne could even get a C7 badge and stick it on.

              BTW, if we take a look at other ME’s, especially in the +$50K price range, many (but not all) have no badges on their front fender. Personally, I like the clean look.
              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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              • #8
                May I quote from 1927 novel,” The treasure of the Sierra Madre” , “We don’t need no stinking badges” it was also quoted in the 1948 movie of the same name. Please make a note of this interesting fact, as it will be on the final exams.
                3LT Long Beach Red , Z51, FE4 , ZZ3, Black interior ,38S red stitching, Q8T, FA5, ER1, CFX, and R8C

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                • #9
                  I hope this badge thing does not turn into the chicklets debate like it was on the C6. They were mounted on low on the quarter panel. There was at least 20 pages on the web about removing them with dental floss
                  3LT Long Beach Red , Z51, FE4 , ZZ3, Black interior ,38S red stitching, Q8T, FA5, ER1, CFX, and R8C

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ripper View Post

                    Is the current C7 GS a wide body stingray or a stingray powered ZO6? I feel like it's a stingray powered Z06.

                    With that in mind I look at the ME as having a pretty wide stance. The current benefit of the GS is better handling performance via wide body, leaving me to believe GS / Touring could be an option on the C8 Stingray like the current Z51 option.
                    I would like my ME car be called Mako Shark, the name has been dormant for years
                    LT2; Ceramic Gray Metallic; HTM Trim Jet Black; T19 Seat Belt Color Black; AE4 Seat Competition Sport Bucket; E60 Front Lift; Q8Q 5-open spoke Carbon Flash; FE4 Suspension Z51 Magnetic Selective Ride Control; Z51 Performance package
                    Delivered September 16, 2020

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Racer86 View Post
                      May I quote from 1927 novel,” The treasure of the Sierra Madre” , “We don’t need no stinking badges” it was also quoted in the 1948 movie of the same name. Please make a note of this interesting fact, as it will be on the final exams.
                      The line was also used in Blazing Saddles.
                      Save the wave.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Maxster View Post

                        I would like my ME car be called Mako Shark, the name has been dormant for years
                        I'm with you Maxster ... maybe even have one of those old school faded paint jobs too!!

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