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CORVETTE TODAY #109 - Corvette News & Headlines, Mid-May 2022

Join your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett and Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger.com and they discuss what’s happening with America’s Sports Car. https://youtu.be/LY-bD8tscBs; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...HXCQFbRpXxWPtK
1. Hard Top Convertibles now account for 48% of Corvette orders
2. Here are the most popular Corvette colors of 2022
3. 70th anniversary models delayed because of wheel constraints
4. Export versions of the C8 Z06 with corner mounted exhaust will be exported
5. The 2023 Stingray/Z06 Owner’s Manual available for download
6. The 2023 C8 Z06 is the official Pace Car for the Indianapolis 500
7. Corvette Racing’s drivers take a C8 Stingray on the track at Spring Mountain
8. Corvette Hall Of Fame inductees announced
9. Corvette is the AutoCar 2022 Dream Car of the Year

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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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NCM Released GM’s Z06 & More Bash Video

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  • NCM Released GM’s Z06 & More Bash Video

    For those waiting for it and in its best visual format including original GM Powertrain screen prints, here you are. Well worth re-seeing it with now each slide being crystal clear.

    Here’s one example of this re the Z06’s suspension:

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    As another example, here’s the wheel slide we heretofore could barely make out even my sitting there in the audience in the front while it was initially shown.

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    Z07 coming late this summer: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, with every piece of visible carbon fiber available including the wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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    At the Bash I spoke with a number of Corvette Team Members and expressed my displeasure that there was not a "live" static sample of all RPO and LPO accessory wheels for the Z06. Examples of accessories for the Z06 are better displayed on the C8 Z06 caravan that is touring the country than the displays at the Bash.

    At the clinic for C8 owners that I attended, I also questioned the rationale for Corvette offering LPO accessory wheels? If a customer wants a spare set of wheels, they would probably be more likely to by them from the aftermarket than to have two sets of OEM Corvette wheels!
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    • #3
      Many there joined you and commented their disappointment about not having at least the entire SR and Z06 wheels displayed. One person came specifically from Western Canada with one of his major purposes was to see all the wheels and then to make his final wheel choice based on his seeing them in person.

      When I gently pointed out this out to a Corvette team member on the side, this team member agreed that “they should have been here for you all.”
      Z07 coming late this summer: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, with every piece of visible carbon fiber available including the wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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      • #4
        I’m confused again. So now are the 70th wheels “satin” graphite? Or graphite? The satin graphite looks a lot lighter then the “graphite” 70th wheels that they displayed.

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          Confused again

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          • #6
            Huge letdown for a lot of us. They had Nothing other than a few of the Z06 and SR cars, but nothing else to look at with regards to options. The Option boards they did have for the SR, were for 2022 which they have quit taking orders for. Nothing for the 2023 in either the SR, or the Z06.
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            • #7
              Reminder as posted above that even a GM person said that th wheel pictures were not perfect. They are Satin Graphite (lack of space for the word “Satin” on the dealer display wheels) and are just like the pictures we have seen at the Z06 dealer display tours — as in your post above.

              I would if getting a standard Z06 DEFINITELY be getting them as they are close but slightly darker than the C7 Z06 Comp Grey wheels we all loved.
              Z07 coming late this summer: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, with every piece of visible carbon fiber available including the wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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              • #8
                This was the satin Graphite I seen with my own eyes and it person it was light. Nothing Like the shade of graphite on the 70th stingray.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by whl3 View Post
                  At the Bash I spoke with a number of Corvette Team Members and expressed my displeasure that there was not a "live" static sample of all RPO and LPO accessory wheels for the Z06. Examples of accessories for the Z06 are better displayed on the C8 Z06 caravan that is touring the country than the displays at the Bash.

                  At the clinic for C8 owners that I attended, I also questioned the rationale for Corvette offering LPO accessory wheels? If a customer wants a spare set of wheels, they would probably be more likely to by them from the aftermarket than to have two sets of OEM Corvette wheels!
                  Great question! Personally, I'm planning on two complete sets of wheels. 1) for the Cup 2 tires that will come equipped on the car and, 2) A second set for the PS4S tires for the street. Because the "Tech Bronze" wheels are classified as "Accessory" creates the situation of having to go with two sets of OEM wheels rather than one set of the Tech Bronze's.... I was planning on buying a set of Finspeed Gronze (Gold/Bronze) wheels for the street, so as the result of the "Accessory" wheel classification, I'll end up with three sets of wheels, one set of which I'm not sure if I'll be able to sell....

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Trans Damm View Post
                    This was the satin Graphite I seen with my own eyes and it person it was light. Nothing Like the shade of graphite on the 70th stingray.

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                    You are correct that the SR’s Anniversary wheels are darker than the Z06’s. The SR’s are close to a charcoal ; the Z06’s are more like your picture a couple posts above (in terms of lightness to darkness. Again why I formally reached out to GM communications yesterday afternoon asking for high resolution pictures of both Z06 Statin Graphite wheels, e.g.., those with the Edge Red perimeter stripe and those which do not have any stripe.
                    Z07 coming late this summer: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, with every piece of visible carbon fiber available including the wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                    • #11
                      I'll be getting a Stingray. However, I really like the Z06 "tuning fork" wheel design. I wonder if that wheel design is available for the Stingray 19" and 20" as well?
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                      • #12
                        I would contact on of our wheel vendors who is already making it. Email [email protected]. I would also visit their web site and look at the myriad of cool finishes they have under their “gallery” tab.

                        Darren will take great care of your order as he has for many MECF members already (though other designs of theirs).

                        Z07 coming late this summer: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, with every piece of visible carbon fiber available including the wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                        • #13
                          I planned on getting the 'Machine Face' wheels shown on the Visualizer but I don't see them on the chart (post #4). Are they shown, but just under a different name or have they been deleted?

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                          • #14
                            They are hiding under the new words Argent Metallic with MF (for machine faced).
                            Z07 coming late this summer: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, with every piece of visible carbon fiber available including the wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                            • #15
                              I wonder what the offsets are on the Z06 wheels, and if they're a direct 'bolt up' for Stingray owners who want to size up to 20/21 and have the wheels flush with fender. I'm assuming that the wider wheels will be less 'sunken' in on a Stingray.

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