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  • POLL: ME Reveal Timing

    As time marches on, though so slowly in terms of a certain Corvette’s reveal, what are your thoughts as to when the ME might be revealed?

    A thread which asks some questions, makes some assumptions toward answering this...

    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-me’s-reveal

    And another current reveal thread:

    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...till-next-year

    Most important, what are you thinking as to the ME reveal timing?
    40
    April 26th at NCM Bash
    10.00%
    4
    At May 26th Indy 500 Weekend
    10.00%
    4
    Sometime in June at GM’s Renaissance Center or at Belle Isle Indy Race
    12.50%
    5
    July (Because it’s a summer month as GM Authority/others have said)
    17.50%
    7
    August (Another summer month and also with Corvette At Carlisle & NCM’s 25th Anniversary
    32.50%
    13
    September (the last month of summer)
    0%
    0
    October through December (this year)
    7.50%
    3
    After January 1st
    10.00%
    4
    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
    I have no idea! I'm not sure I really care. Not that I don't want it sooner rather than later, but whatever is decided doesnt matter ... just do it

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    • #3
      It has been dragged out way too long, I am so stupid I talked my wife into building a new custom house, I am so dumbfounded why the hell I did this, I decided to blame the long wait for the ME!! I hope it comes out soon before I am in the poor house. I say from now till August.

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      • #4
        Nice for you both to be getting a new house. Hope it has a big enough garage for your ME and more.
        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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        • #5
          I still remember when the 1970 model came out after the first of the year.
          Save the wave.

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          • #6
            It is when it is. There is absolutely no point in getting upset or worrying about it since we have no control over when (or even if) GM decides to announce a product they may (or may not) actually be building. In the meantime, let's enjoy the great renderings by fvs and chaz ... and all the speculation (real and imagined) floating around the very small community that actually cares.

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            • #7
              I voted for April just because we'll be there and wishful thinking. Doesn't really matter to me as long as it does show up and is done right.
              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 73shark View Post
                I still remember when the 1970 model came out after the first of the year.



                and the 1997

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                • #9
                  Hoping for a surprise at the Indy 500 in May would be Awesome.
                  Rocket City Florida- 2001 ZO6 - 2013 427 Vert - 2020 Stingray

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                  • #10
                    I picked August, since there seems to be some internet chatter for the expectation of the C8 being revealed at the NCM anniversary celebration - of course, this could just be "fake news"!
                    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
                    '14 Lime Rock Green 2LT Convertible, Black Top, Kalahari, 7-Speed, Performance Exhaust

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                    • #11
                      If it goes into production in December of this year, perhaps the reveal would Oct-Dec?

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                      • #12
                        If the rumor of “production SOP of December” is correct, the ME’s reveal must be summer or sooner than that, for it can not be revealed later and still meet that rumored SOP date.

                        If a new generation Corvette were to start down the line In December, with GM needing time to educate customers on what the new options are, to give time to dealers to talk to customers, explain all the C8 differences, then receive those complex orders, enter them into the system, the reveal has to be six weeks before initial orders go in.

                        Thanks for noting the asterisk (*) in the preceding paragraph for here’s the key issue that both GM and its suppliers face in starting up production of a new generation Corvette, e.g., calculating the customer chosen “take rate” for every C8 option and color. At this time, let us imagine GM is bringing out a new option that might be called “E60.” It might be called a “Adjustable Front Lift Height.” AFLH is not going to be cheap, cost over $1,000 IMO. GM first needs to educate customers on what it is/how it works. Again, for not just that option, but for every single C8 option, in fact for even every exterior and interior color — even for each of the six seatbelt color options, GM right now has estimated a specific take rate.

                        Sometimes every manufacturer gets take rate estimates very wrong. For example, the number of folks who chose Sebring Orange for 2019 is way, way more than GM expected, in fact just over a 40% take rate for the ZR1. In order for GM to have the literally hundreds of unique parts/options properly sequenced for your C8, and in this example for who chose option E60, and its suppliers need to do a very precise communication process, then the supplier needs to build each option in the amount selected in the accepted production orders — and ship JIT each part to Bowling Green Assembly.

                        Putting all this together, it is not possible for GM, if the rumor that SOP starts in December is correct, to reveal the car later than sometime in September.
                        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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                        • #13
                          Had the c8 revealed at the detroit show id have ordered already...now that its dragging out...to god knows when...im getting used to waiting...

                          first year...second year...hard to say...

                          i would have thought for my 60th birthday Id have bought and taken delivery of one this september...lol

                          my first corvette I was 39 and a day celebrating my 40th...my second corvette was just because I test drove a z06 and had to have one...my third new corvette was because I was turning 50...

                          it would have been fun to buy a new rear mid engine corvette as I turn 60...

                          as many have said...i keep looking at other sports cars...lately...from porsches, to jaguar f types with supercharged v8s to carbon fibe alfa 4Cs..even comsidering lately the mercedes AMG GTS..(kind of cool and the depreciation hit is massive) im starting to see them around and they do look James Bond cool) aston martins are among the most beaufiful cars and I recently found a DB9 with 950 miles on it for like 60 grand and its beautiful...but foreign cars like that can be such a pain in the butt from a daily driver perspective...they just dont offer the 300k mile validation process gm puts its corvettes through and as a daily that 300k mile validation process means a lot. My neighbor with his purchased new maserati grand turismo is always getting that thing flatbedded back to greenwich CT ...ugh i just dont want to be involved in that life style any more..been there done that and just dont have to patience for that nonsense...

                          when i remember back in my lifetime of that hassle...i just say to myself just wait for the c8....

                          that $1000 dollar front end lift option sounds pretty cool...

                          Z51 fe4

                          npp

                          i think im good to go...

                          hate to think it will be a 61 st birthday and not a 60th but thats just the way life goes sometimes...

                          cant force the car out of bowling green..

                          just have to wait...although I do insist on at least 495 hp...lol 500 to 520 would be even better.

                          just shooting the breeze

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                          • #14
                            Oh and the allure of the c7 z06 s with 650 hp is calling my name lately as well...

                            they are literally the same price as I expect the 500 hp c8 to be ...one heavily discounted and the other at projected msrp...

                            this is what happens as a manufacturer drags out a new generation release too long...

                            by design to move sitting inventory or actual validation process delays...its hard to say..

                            meanwhile I sold off my present corvettes snow tires and rims last saturday and the corvette enthusiast who purchased them and i took a couple of hours after the sale to drive up to seven lakes and bear mountain so he could hammer my c6 up and around the roads up there with me as a passenger...

                            what a hoot...i drive up there all the time so it was just good fun to see this relatievely new c5 owner enjoy my lightly modded c6 z51 up and around where road and track dirves their press cars from time to time...

                            the corvette community is a lot of fun..
                            Last edited by JB; 04-10-2019, 07:51 AM.

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                            • #15
                              Thanks JB for your important points. It sure is a great and diversified Corrvette community. So many folks enjoying their very different from C1 through C7’s Corvettes. As I often start my presentations to Corvette groups, “all that matters is that you are enjoying your current Corvette!”
                              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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