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CORVETTE TODAY #121 - Corvette News & Headlines, Mid August 2022

The world of Corvette is really heating up with the release of pricing for the C8 Z06. Your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett and Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger are back with the most current Corvette news and headlines. https://youtu.be/QRAUz6Att0k; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...jnmYV0amyIoQR2
Here are a few of the topics discussed in this week’s show….
1.Chevrolet offering C8 Z06 buyers $5,000 in rewards for not “flipping” their car
2.GM limits the warranty transferability of the C8 Z06 to people who flip their cars
3.The C8 Z06 Order Guide is now available for download
4.FBI raids a Chinese-owned company that makes aluminum wheels for GM
5.Spring Mountain is back open after a flash flood covered the track with sand & debris
6.Our "Corvette Insider" Manny Katakis is back with insider information!
7.Lingenfelter introduces high performance CAI for the C8
8.The first 35th Anniversary Callaway C8 arrives at Ciocca Chevrolet
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Find out your C8’s Order Status by asking!

Information provided to MidEngineCorvetteForum members, and with great thanks to Corvette Ed for answering your inquiry requests in our sticky’d “The C8 Order Inquiry Status Thread” in our “Purchasing Section.”https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...inquiry-thread
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2023 Corvette Info Including SR Pricing, SR 2023 Visualizer, 70th Anniversary SR/Z06 Press Release; The C8 Z06 Press Release, Order Guide & Its Visualizer Link

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My ME: To Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch

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  • My ME: To Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch

    With my 2,000,000+ total miles, and not a chargeable accident since I was a teenager, I still know I need to take my ME to Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch (SM).

    Taking my C7 Z06 to SM improved not just my track driving, and also my daily driving. I had driven very powerful cars for many years before I got the 2015 Z06. I was very comfortable in almost every kind of driving, including having spent 15 years driving on snowy winter roads, and even several years driving a tractor-trailer with double boxes through the Rockies. Yet, something about the massive torque of our Z, especially when I was caught out in a driving rain crossing a mile long bridge with steel grates for its roadway in cool weather, informed me I needed professional training to comfortably own that car.

    My SM experience parallels the 99.9% who went there, in that it was not just a fantastically fun time, and but most importantly, made me (and from reading the comments of so many others), all of us a better all-around driver. I truly use what I learned there almost every single day I drivers, e.g., not just where I hold my hands on the steering wheel, not just the techniques I learned there, but I there become calm “super-spiritedly carving corners at great speeds.”

    Why if I now have that skill level now to handle my 650 HP/650 TQ beast, would I need to go back to SM for a 500 HP Corvette? Because as all my friends have shared, and all I read has clearly told/showed me, driving a ME is a significantly different animal than driving a FE. Not just for turn in, but also for braking, accelerating and daily handling.

    I want to learn how to be really good in an ME. No, I will never race it, probably never do even an HPDE, but I often haul the mail on the many, isolated, country-Corvette-curvy-corner, scenic roads that are not only around where I live, but onto which we take many thousand mile, road trips annually.

    So Spring Mountain, with your excellent facilities, and your great driving instructors, led by Rick Malone’s gentle and encouraging demeanor which pervades his entire staff and the enitre SM experience, I am looking forward to returning with my ME.


    How would you describe your Spring Mountain experience? And if you are planing on getting a ME, will you be going back there?



    Z06 coming late this summer: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, with every piece of visible carbon fiber available to us. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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    John,

    Ditto your comments on going back to Spring Mountain, regardless of your past driving experience, to learn the nuances of ME handling in an unfamiliar car from professionals and on a track with forgiving wide pavement and no oncoming traffic! I'm far from a professional driver but even after racing for over 20 years in a lightweight Lotus mid-engine sports racer, I knew that I needed a professional to get me jump started in the track handling of a FE Corvette that weighed over 2,500 lbs. more than my vintage race car with approximately the same power to weight ratio as did my C7 Z51. Granted the first day was a little boring but the second day made it all worth the while. I was disappointed, however, that they had discontinued the third day for C7 introductory driving students. Hopefully, they will consider reintroducing it in the future for the ME car. There has been many documented Z06 drivers having accidents while driving home from their delivering dealer. SM is no guarantee that will keep this from happening in the future, but caution must be used before becoming familiar with a car with this kind of horsepower. Immediately after delivery of my 2021 ME, I will be signing up for (hopefully) a three day Spring Mountain HPDE! Old dogs do need to be taught new tricks!

    Bill
    GD0 Accelerate Yellow Metallic; 3LT; HUE Natural Napa Leather; AE4 Competition Sport Seats; FA5 CF Interior Trim; Z51; FE4 Mag Ride Suspension; E60 Front Lift; Q8Q CF Open Spoke Wheels; J6F BR Brembo Calipers; RCC ER Intake Cover; DTH CF Racing Stripes; ZZ3 Engine App Package; VQK Splash Guards; ERI Battery Protection; R8C Museum Delivery

    Proud LTM NCM.

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      Bill, you are so right, about Z06 owners crashing on their way home from the dealership. I know of two in the PNW alone, another one in Florida, BTW all on Cup 2 tires, and who knows how many others did likewise.

      With your extensive racing experience, hearing you too are heading back to SM to learn about the ME’s unique driving characteristics is reinforcing. Thank you.
      Z06 coming late this summer: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, with every piece of visible carbon fiber available to us. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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        I am sure GM will send me to Spring Mountain for Mid Engine Corvette training before the first retail unit hits the streets! I have tested Each generation proto types back to the 4th Generation.

        Mike Furman
        301-212-4420
        www.corvettefurman.com

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        • #5
          How exciting for you. You totally deserve that. Of course GM recognizes that you are the # 1Corvette salesperson in its history — with over 4,000 sold.

          Need a passenger seat companion while you do so?
          Z06 coming late this summer: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, with every piece of visible carbon fiber available to us. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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