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Corvette Today Podcast: Corvette News/Headlines

With the reveal of the new mid-engine C8 Z06 next week, this CORVETTE TODAY News & Headlines episode is a “must listen-to” podcast! Your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, teams up again with Keith Cornett from to bring you the hottest headlines in the world of Corvette…including the latest on the C8 Z06 reveal on October 26th! Here are a few of the topics covered in this podcast:

1. The C8 Z06 will make public debut at the Petersen Automotive Museum on October 26
2. GM makes a change to 2022 Corvette ordered with Z51 and the high wing
3. C8 Corvette ranked 2nd on the list of the fastest selling cars in September 2021
4. C8 E-Rays are testing in Colorado and outside the Nurburgring in Germany
5. A 95 year old WWII veteran is moved to the head of the line to get his 2022 Corvette
6. Mazzanti to build a Corvette-powered Italian supercar with 761 horsepower
7. A truckload of C8’s goes up in flames
8. Watch a video of BGA building right-hand drive C8 Corvettes

You’ll know everything we know when you listen to this CORVETTE TODAY podcast!

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New Car Smell from Exterior, Not Interior???

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  • New Car Smell from Exterior, Not Interior???

    Has anyone else experienced a "new car smell" from the exterior, not interior of the C8? I have purchased a few new cars in the past from another manufacturer and never experienced this. This is not the smell of the car after being driven (my used C6 had a unique after-driven smell). The strength of the smell has gone down during the past two weeks but is still there. Just curious what could be causing this.
    Mustang GT (new, 1st year models): 1987, 2006, 2015
    Other notable: 1972 Charger (1st car), 1995 Trans Am
    2006 C6 (used) convertible, 2LT, 6spd, black / tan
    2021 C8 (new) convertible, 2LT, red mist / black & tan
    Deposit 17Jul20, 3000 ~20May21, 3300 ~24Aug21, 3400 ~31Aug21, 3800 ~7Sep21, 5000 22Sep21, 6000 24Sep21

  • #2
    The C8 definitely has a new car exterior smell. It's pretty strong.


    • #3
      Originally posted by Michael View Post
      The C8 definitely has a new car exterior smell. It's pretty strong.
      Especially when it's been sitting in the Garage for a couple days.

      My C8 is over a month and half old and it's still strong
      1999 C5 Magnetic Red Coupe -Z51 - SOLD 7/31/21
      2021 C8 Red Mist Z51 HTC, 2LT Mag Ride & Front Lift

      Carbon Flash Top/Mirrors/AH Splitter & Skirts, STD Silver Wheels
      GT2 2-Tone Seats Sky Cool Grey/Black

      Delivered – August 28th @ The National Corvette Museum


      • #4
        I think they call it "body odor". 😁


        • #5
          Tires smell when new. The paint on the motor outgasses as it heats up after driving. Some smells comes from the wiring harness and other parts as well. Charlie aka cutnout


          • #6
            And the resins in the plastic body outgas for a while after manufacture, too.
            Delivered 5/29!: Scarlet Fever 2021 2LT HTC, Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat, two-tone Natural w/ suede inserts, Mag Ride, Performance Exhaust

            Gone but not forgotten: SunKissed, 2015 2LT, 7MT, Black over Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic, Stingray convertible

            Proud member of the Old Dominion Corvette Club:

            Never grow up - It's a trap.


            • #7
              Brakes will smell too. Lots of stuff very hot in the Tremic too


              • #8
                Lest we not forget the smell of fresh paints, lacquers, clear coats, even after they’re cured, they take awhile to air out. As the poster above cutnout said, it off gases. Another name is VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds), not good to breathe in, even though I think they smell good.
                07/01/20 Deposit @ VanBortels on 2021 C8 Coupe; 08/01/20 Prelim Order Status 1100; 01/21/21 Final Order Status 2000; 01/27/21 Status 3000; 03/06/21 Status 3300 (TPW 03/22/21); 03/16/21 Status 3400; 03/22/21 Status 3800; 03/23/21 Status 4B00; 03/26/21 Status 4D00: Status 4200; 04/02/21; 04/06/21 Status 5000; 2LT Coupe; GMO; DSZ; Q8Q; HTA; AQ9; E60; FE2; NPP; ERI

                ”I’m not the best in town, but I’m the best, until the best comes around“


                • #9
                  Its the $5.00 per gallon 93 Octane gas, smells bad cuz we got PLENTY of oil right here to make all we need cheap.

                  Sorry, didn't mean to co all political on yall.


                  • #10
                    I smelled that new car smell from the interior and the exterior!