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    We have see from the alleged specs, that three different exterior trim finishes are going to be offered:


    Dark Shadow Metallic

    Carbon Flash (Black Metallic)

    Body Color


    Might GM also have a “visible carbon fiber” option package listed elsewhere (not shown in the leaked specs but perhaps found in other ordering guide pages that were not screen printed)?

    These options made me think of what C8 body trim pieces could GM be referring to in those three options, especially since on the C7 there were exterior trim pieces that did not change regardless of what option you chose, e.g., the front grille and the lower rear fascia? I would again expect that for the C8, neither its front grille nor its lower rear fascia would change from carbon flash black metallic even if one were to choose the optional body color, or the “Dark Shadow Metallic” exterior trim options.


    IMO, the possibilities for specific C8 exterior trim pieces being Dark Shadow Metallic, Carbon Flash, or Body Color include:


    1. Using this rendering thanks to fvs, might we have the rear fascia upper ducting grilles change for one of those options?

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    2. Using this rendering thanks to Chazcron, might the rear window trim surround be optionally body colored, or Dark Shadow or carbon flash? Might additionally there be an additional visible carbon fiber window trim option?

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    3.The side duct trim piece, or “blade trim” is the most likely piece for changing to one of these three optional appearances, e.g. body colored, carbon flash, Dark Shadow Metallic or again, maybe even be part of a separate “visible carbon fiber” option package. We also have some comparison renderings of a couple of the potential blade trim options.

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    Any other C8 pieces you can think of which could change depending on the selected exterior trim option, e.g., body color, Dark Shadow Metallic, carbon flash black metallic, and/or visible carbon fiber?

    Last edited by John; 03-26-2019, 10:23 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.

  • #2
    THat torch red rear is cool and the others are awesome too.

    z51 mrc dct npp is a must. Z51 with whatever rear spoiler must come with..if it can be deleted...cool. If not...thats ok too.

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    • #3
      If the winged spoiler could be body colored, that could help diminish its “appearance” (help it become less obvious as a visual focal point).
      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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      • #4
        There will be plenty of aftermarket options available for the part in question.

        The green rendering really shows the difference between with & without a deck spoiler. I kinda dig the clean flow without the spoiler!

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        • #5
          Wouldn’t the mirrors be a likely candidate?
          There is a madness to my method!

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          • #6
            Good one. Maybe part of the external trim package. Or maybe as a stand alone, maybe with the spoiler. We learned a lot from what was leaked, but we have so much more to learn.

            I was so lucky on spec’ing my C7 Z06, in that I was a BGA Volunteer Assistant Tour Guide for one BASH (with the tours much closer together to accommodate all, they decided they should also have a “tour guide tail ender” to insure no one got lost, and/or thought a parts bin part should be a souvenir, etc). Hence, I got tour after tour after tour one day. As we were coming around the corner, there were four yellow Z06’s lined up. Turned out it was the very first time they had run more than two Z06’s down the line (it was April, 2014 and before customer production started six months later). They were testing whether it was feasible to do four Z06’s back to back. (More on that later, but think “epic fail.”)

            We had already decided we wanted Veolcity Yellow with a black hood stripe for ours, and the four in a row were perfect to see, e.g., every option we were considering. Here was the first one without any black hood stripe, the second one with complete black racing stripes front to rear, the third one with a black hood stripe only, and the fourth one with a black hood stripe and black mirrors. Maybe our choice easy for us.

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            Back to the epic fail, for those who have been at the end of the plant line (at least before the fall, 2017 major re-do), have seen the “fix it” location, with about 16 bays to fix cars that had an issue(s) during their assembly. Two of the four yellow Z06’s were there with multiple fixes being needed, and one of the workers there said, he had already fixed a third one earlier that morning. And thanks to Paul Harvey, the rest of the story and why during the C7 run, they never ran production Z06’s more than two in a row down the assembly line.
            Last edited by John; 03-27-2019, 10:18 AM.
            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
              Originally posted by John View Post
              Good one. Maybe part of the external trim package. Or maybe as a stand alone, maybe with the spoiler. We learned a lot from what was leaked, but we have so much more to learn.

              I was so lucky on spec’ing my C7 Z06, in that I was a BGA Volunteer Assistant Tour Guide for one BASH (with the tours much closer together to accommodate all, they decided they should also have a “tour guide tail ender” to insure no one got lost, and/or thought a parts bin part should be a souvenir, etc). Hence, I got tour after tour after tour one day. As we were coming around the corner, there were four yellow Z06’s lined up. Turned out it was the very first time they had run more than two Z06’s down the line (it was April, 2014 and before customer production started six months later). They were testing whether it was feasible to do four Z06’s back to back. (More on that later, but think “epic fail.”)

              We had already decided we wanted Veolcity Yellow with a black hood stripe for ours, and the four in a row were perfect to see, e.g., every option we were considering. Here was the first one without any black hood stripe, the second one with complete black racing stripes front to rear, the third one with a black hood stripe only, and the fourth one with a black hood stripe and black mirrors. Maybe our choice easy for us.

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              Back to the epic fail, for those who have been at the end of the plant line (at least before the fall, 2017 major re-do was the “fix it” location, with about 16 bays to fix cars that had an issue(s) during their assembly. Two of the four yellow Z06’s were there with multiple fixes being needed, and one of the workers there said, he had already fixed a third one earlier that morning. And thanks to Paul Harvey, the rest of the story and why during the C7 run, they never ran production Z06’s more than two in a row down the assembly line.
              Interesting but what was the underlying problem that they couldn’t run more than two.
              There is a madness to my method!

              2015 Z06 Torch/adrenaline
              2001 coupe Torch/oak R8C
              79 coupe Silver/oyster
              All one owner
              Museum lifetime members

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              • #8
                Originally posted by John View Post
                Good one. Maybe part of the external trim package. Or maybe as a stand alone, maybe with the spoiler. We learned a lot from what was leaked, but we have so much more to learn.

                I was so lucky on spec’ing my C7 Z06, in that I was a BGA Volunteer Assistant Tour Guide for one BASH (with the tours much closer together to accommodate all, they decided they should also have a “tour guide tail ender” to insure no one got lost, and/or thought a parts bin part should be a souvenir, etc). Hence, I got tour after tour after tour one day. As we were coming around the corner, there were four yellow Z06’s lined up. Turned out it was the very first time they had run more than two Z06’s down the line (it was April, 2014 and before customer production started six months later). They were testing whether it was feasible to do four Z06’s back to back. (More on that later, but think “epic fail.”)

                We had already decided we wanted Veolcity Yellow with a black hood stripe for ours, and the four in a row were perfect to see, e.g., every option we were considering. Here was the first one without any black hood stripe, the second one with complete black racing stripes front to rear, the third one with a black hood stripe only, and the fourth one with a black hood stripe and black mirrors. Maybe our choice easy for us.
                Thanks for sharing that story, John. Many of us here regularly get comments from friends and family about how much we love our Corvettes, but you my friend have so many more Corvette experiences than almost all of us. Your Corvette involvement makes me look forward to retirement, when I have more time to indulge in the hobby.


                Originally posted by Plasboy View Post

                Interesting but what was the underlying problem that they couldn’t run more than two.
                My thought as well!
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                • #9
                  Thanks Mobius. I have been such a lucky kid. Time is invaluable, especially if one is middle class and can afford to choose a few things of personal important.
                  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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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Plasboy View Post
                    Interesting but what was the underlying problem that they couldn’t run more than two.
                    GM will never tell you outright, but having worked on an assembly line during summers while in college, certain vehicles have assembly tasks which take longer to perform than others. For example, why GM never runs convertibles back to back at BGA, and does not run more than 3 Z06’s in every successive group of five. I am guessing that as we know there are unique complexities to assembling ZR1’s, there is some kind of standard for them, maybe again the same “not back to back” standard. Or maybe even not more than one in 5. I will inquire during next month’s BGA tour about the ZR1’s specifically.

                    As to the Z06 in the repair/fix it area, to start with I observed that three our of the four had the wrong red taillight lenses while they passed me later in that first day (before they were later pulled off to the repair/fix it area). When the next morning I asked the fix-it repair specialist what was wrong with the two remaining ones, he just smiled and said, “while fixing the first one was quick, these two will be here for a while for a fair amount to be done yet” (but never answered my question).
                    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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                    • #11
                      ME Exterior Trim Piece Options


                      Carbon fiber roof otherwise standard features fine.

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                      • #12
                        Cool inside stories and for me..i prefer sleek all body color trim if possible ..

                        at least from what we have seen so far..

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                        • #13
                          I'll take the winged spoiler and contrasting color. would also like all the other bits contrasting color.
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