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Corvette Today News & Headlines: Late January, 2023

With the announcement of the 2024 Corvette E-Ray, your CORVETTE TODAY host Steve Garrett, and Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger have a lot to tell you about !!! https://youtu.be/734VgDupTBI; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...UAAEX2obMOXMml
Plus, we get a possible glimpse into the Corvette future with Manny Katakis from Muscle Cars & Truck with what the C9 Corvette could look like. Besides the E-Ray, here are some of the other stories Steve and Keith will discuss....
1. Corvette beats the Porsche 911 as Consumer Reports most satisfying car to own.
2. GM delivers over 9,000 Corvettes in the 4th quarter of 2022
3. Corvette Racing debuts the GT3.R on January 27th at the Rolex 24
4. The Mecum Auction at Kissimmee sells the very first Corvette Sting Ray
5. The National Corvette Museum hosts exhibits to celebrate 70 years of Corvette
All the Corvette E-Ray news you want and need plus much more on next week's CORVETTE TODAY News & Headlines show!
Listen to the podcast, watch the YouTube video, join the Facebook group, sign up for email notifications and shop in the Merchandise Store at: www.CorvetteToday.com
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2023 Corvette Info Including E-Ray, SR & Z06 Pricing, SR & Z06 Visualizers, 70th Anniversary Info, Press Releases for SR & Z06 & Their Build & Price, Order Guides & Visualizers

E-Ray Visualizer: https://visualizer.chevrolet.com/ui?...US&channel=b2c
Official E-Ray Press Release: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-press-release
Official GM E-Ray Pictures: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...and-visualizer
+ 25 KEY E-Ray Components/Factors: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...rs-information
E-Ray Leaked Info/Visualizer: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...tte-e-ray-leak
Z51 & Z06 GM Track Specs: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ecommendations
Z06 BUILD & PRICE: https://www.chevrolet.com/performanc...d-price/config
Z06 Order Guide: https://www.gmfleetorderguide.com/NA...D=22412&type=0
Z06 Pricing Spreadsheet: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...9Chvp%E2%80%9D
Z06 MSRP and Options Pricing: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...freight-charge
2023 SR Build & Price: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...up-and-running
*2023 SR & Z06 Official Owners Manual: https://www.corvetteblogger.com/docs...ersManual.pdf; and,
https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...owner-s-manual
* 2023 GM Bash Major Seminar with HQ video: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ore-bash-video
*2023 Stingray Visualizer: https://visualizer.chevrolet.com/ui?...US&channel=b2c
* COPMPLETE 2023 STINGRAY PRICING: https://www.corvetteactioncenter.com...ion-Center.pdf
*2023 Stingray (ONLY Order Guide: https://www.gmfleetorderguide.com/NA...D=22412&type=0
*70th Anniversary Combined Press Release For SR & Z06: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...iversary-model
*Z06 Press Release: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-press-release
*Z06 Reveal Pictures: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...eveal-pictures
*Z06 Visualizer: https://visualizer.chevrolet.com/ui?...US&channel=b2c
Order Guide (unofficial): https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-action-center
*Z06 vs Z07 Aero Components: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...s-similarities
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  • Official: GM 70th Anniversary Model

    Official press release by GM this morning.

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    Originally posted by media.Chevrolet
    CORVETTE CELEBRATES MILESTONE WITH 70TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

    First retail production Corvette Z06 70th Anniversary Edition will be auctioned off by Barrett-Jackson to benefit Operation Homefront

    2022-01-24

    DETROIT – 2023 marks the 70th anniversary of Corvette, the longest running nameplate of any car on the road today. For eight generations, Corvette has pushed the boundaries of technology, performance and style while remaining an attainable cultural icon.

    The 2023 model year Corvette Stingray and Corvette Z06 will celebrate this milestone with a special 70thAnniversary Edition package.

    “Passion for Corvette runs deep at Chevrolet and this anniversary is extra special because of the excitement and sales success we’ve achieved with the eighth generation of America’s iconic sportscar,” said Steve Majoros, vice president, Chevrolet marketing. “Even after 70 years, Corvette still makes hearts race and kids dream of the open road.”

    70th Anniversary Edition Corvettes will stand out in one of two exterior colors unique to this package – an all-new White Pearl Metallic Tri-coat or Carbon Flash Metallic. Optional stripes are available in complementing colors – Satin Gray with the White Pearl Metallic Tri-coat and Satin Black with the Carbon Flash Metallic.

    The 70th Anniversary Edition Corvettes feature distinct wheels with commemorative wheel center caps. While Stingray and Z06 each have separate wheel designs, the wheels share a similar dark finish and Edge Red stripe.

    Inside the cockpit, drivers will find two-tone Ceramic leather GT2 or Competition Sport seats, red stitching throughout, red seatbelts, and sueded microfiber seat inserts and steering wheel.

    Additional content includes:
    • 70th Anniversary Edition exterior badging, including special Corvette crossflags
    • Edge Red brake calipers
    • 70th Anniversary Edition logo on seats, steering wheel and sill plates
    • Rear bumper protector and trunk cover
    • Custom luggage set with red stitching and 70th Anniversary Edition logo

    70th Anniversary Edition Stingray coupes will also include an Edge Red engine cover.

    The 70th Anniversary Edition package will be available when production starts later this year on 2023 Corvette Stingray 3LT and Z06 3LZ coupe and convertible models. The 2023 Corvette Z06 visualizer, live on Chevrolet.com, now includes the 70th Anniversary Edition package.

    All 2023 Corvettes, including those not equipped with the 70th Anniversary Edition package, will feature a commemorative 70th anniversary interior plaque located on the center speaker grille and a graphic imprinted on the lower rear window.

    Corvette is offering buyers more options in 2023 to make each vehicle bespoke and personalized, raising the number of choices to 14 available exterior colors and eight interior colors that allow for thousands of combinations.

    America’s Supercar is raising the stakes for military families

    The first-ever retail production mid-engine Corvette Z06 will be a 70th Anniversary Edition. VIN 001 of this highly anticipated special edition Corvette Z06 will cross the auction block at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, with proceeds benefitting Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit focused on building strong, stable and secure military families who can thrive – not simply struggle to get by – in the communities they’ve worked hard to protect.

    Since 2017, Chevrolet has been a proud supporter of Operation Homefront. Chevrolet has provided seven Silverado full-size trucks to the organization’s six regional offices and headquarters, and donated funding for services.

    Legendary former Corvette Racing driver Oliver Gavin will drive the 2023 Corvette Z06 stand-in vehicle across the auction block for this special occasion.
    https://media.chevrolet.com/media/us...rvette-70.html

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    2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option order-able including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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    Guess there wasn't much point in delaying the official notice, since Jag's find is all over the internet.

    Delivered 5/29!: Scarlet Fever 2021 2LT HTC, Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat, two-tone Naturalw/ suede inserts, Mag Ride, Performance Exhaust, MRR 755 Gunmetal wheels

    Proud member of the Old Dominion Corvette Club: https://www.olddominioncorvetteclub.org/

    Never grow up - It's a trap.

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    • #3
      It’s a nice touch that all 2023 models will receive an anniversary interior plaque and window graphic to mark this milestone for Corvette. Also glad to see they have added the two exterior colors for the anniversary models and kept the original 12 colors for the non-anniversary models.

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      • #4
        EDIT:

        Looks stunning ... but I'm "sure" the price is also.

        ... and I'll be more than happy to be proven wrong.
        Last edited by Plentyfast; 01-24-2022, 01:30 PM.
        2021 C8 Red Mist Z51 HTC - 2LT - NCM Delivery Mag Ride/F-Lift/CF Top, Mirrors/AHC-Splitter & Skirts, , GT2 2-Tone Seats Sky Cool Grey/Black, MRR MO24 Wheels
        You don’t always have to be the Fastest or the Smartest, just Faster and Smarter than the other Guy.

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        • #5
          Where do you see its price?
          2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option order-able including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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          • #6
            It is good to see that these two new colors of White Pearl Metallic and Carbon Flash are additive, that while they are only available for the Anniversary cars, that they will still have twelve colors for all other 2023’s.


            Do you think that this mean that starting in 2024 Corvette will thereafter offer 14 colors???
            2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option order-able including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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            • #7
              From Chevolet.com:

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              2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option order-able including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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              • #8
                👍 Lots & Lots of great options
                2021 C8 Red Mist Z51 HTC - 2LT - NCM Delivery Mag Ride/F-Lift/CF Top, Mirrors/AHC-Splitter & Skirts, , GT2 2-Tone Seats Sky Cool Grey/Black, MRR MO24 Wheels
                You don’t always have to be the Fastest or the Smartest, just Faster and Smarter than the other Guy.

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                • #9
                  I love the idea of the 70th edition, but would love to have some optional tweaks. Not a fan of the suede steering wheels/seats due to durability. And also wish I could get the While Pearlcoat on a regular Z06. But I get the idea of making the 70th edition unique and special. I'll be passing on the 70th due to that.
                  TPW Nov 15 2020, CMG 3LT, Z51, Mag ride, Front Lift, Edge Red calipers and engine cover, red interior w/ 2-tone black/red GT2 seats, transparent roof, engine appearance pkg, carbon flash 5 spoke wheels.

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                  • #10
                    Love the white, shame carbon wheel wont be available if you opt for the package. also a shame only way to get the pearl white is to get the package. I think the competition seats look better than the GT2, less white more black. This will certainly be a popular option code for many.

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                    • #11
                      John,

                      "Corvette is offering buyers more options in 2023 to make each vehicle bespoke and personalized, raising the number of choices to 14 available exterior colors and eight interior colors that allow for thousands of combinations."

                      Are the 8 colors actual colors or combinations? I think the configurator has 7 right now. Does that mean the white will be available for all? Curious how to interpret this.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ChicagoShogun View Post
                        I love the idea of the 70th edition, but would love to have some optional tweaks. Not a fan of the suede steering wheels/seats due to durability. And also wish I could get the While Pearlcoat on a regular Z06. But I get the idea of making the 70th edition unique and special. I'll be passing on the 70th due to that.
                        I put 90,000 hard miles on a c7z06 with suede seats and steering wheel. And by hard miles, I mean I am not the least bit careful with the way I treat the interior. The seats held up perfectly, but you are right about the steering wheel. I wish I could get the suede seats without the suede steering wheel since I prefer the look and they held up very well, but since I can't do that I will get neither. I am not sure if the suede steering wheel degraded, I just hated how it was a sponge for any oils or lotion and would get slick and glossy from that. I am not sure the suede itself degraded because I had forgotten to clean it before I sold it and see the condition of it. But i suspect it had degraded because i think some of the suede material was coming off, I can't be certain though. It is possible if I had used soap and water it would have come back perfectly like it had in the past. But I am pretty sure bits had come off. But I guess a little wear over 90k hard miles might be an indication they would be good enough for most people. Actual leather seems a lot more durable though.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ChicagoShogun View Post
                          I love the idea of the 70th edition, but would love to have some optional tweaks. Not a fan of the suede steering wheels/seats due to durability. And also wish I could get the While Pearlcoat on a regular Z06. But I get the idea of making the 70th edition unique and special. I'll be passing on the 70th due to that.
                          I was all about the suede seat inserts until I realized that when you do that you lose the Napa leather on the GT2 seats. Part of the draw was the nicer leather on the seats in an 2LT. If you go suede the bolster are still Mulan, which I hadn't realized at first. Bit torn if I want to go suede inserts now, will probably be a game day decision when I get to place my order in 2027.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by VanIsleVette View Post

                            I was all about the suede seat inserts until I realized that when you do that you lose the Napa leather on the GT2 seats. Part of the draw was the nicer leather on the seats in an 2LT. If you go suede the bolster are still Mulan, which I hadn't realized at first. Bit torn if I want to go suede inserts now, will probably be a game day decision when I get to place my order in 2027.
                            The bolsters are Mulan on the GT2 seats no matter what inserts you get. The only Napa leather in the interior of a C8 are the inserts on the GT2 seats.
                            Delivered 5/29!: Scarlet Fever 2021 2LT HTC, Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat, two-tone Naturalw/ suede inserts, Mag Ride, Performance Exhaust, MRR 755 Gunmetal wheels

                            Proud member of the Old Dominion Corvette Club: https://www.olddominioncorvetteclub.org/

                            Never grow up - It's a trap.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ChicagoShogun View Post
                              I love the idea of the 70th edition, but would love to have some optional tweaks. Not a fan of the suede steering wheels/seats due to durability. And also wish I could get the While Pearlcoat on a regular Z06. But I get the idea of making the 70th edition unique and special. I'll be passing on the 70th due to that.
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                              "Corvette is offering buyers more options in 2023 to make each vehicle bespoke and personalized, raising the number of choices to 14 available exterior colors and eight interior colors that allow for thousands of combinations."
                              Delivered 5/29!: Scarlet Fever 2021 2LT HTC, Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat, two-tone Naturalw/ suede inserts, Mag Ride, Performance Exhaust, MRR 755 Gunmetal wheels

                              Proud member of the Old Dominion Corvette Club: https://www.olddominioncorvetteclub.org/

                              Never grow up - It's a trap.

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