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CORVETTE TODAY #129 - Corvette News and Headlines, Early October 2022

Your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, and Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger team up once again to bring you the most current and up-to-date information on Corvette. It’s the CORVETTE TODAY News & Headlines show to start off October! https://youtu.be/NG7JwFGJf04; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...lUqQwp7DeopRJV
Here are some of the topics Steve and Keith will cover next week....
—The Bowling Green Assembly Plant ran a rare “2 shift Saturday” last weekend
--C8 Z06 embargo on driving impression ended last week
--Corvette’s average sale price is almost 20% over MRSP
--The 1st customer ordered Z06 was built last week
--Is Ford benchmarking the C8 Z06?
--Road & Track magazine is now testing the C8 Z06
--Detroit News readers name the C8 Corvette “Best in Show” at Detroit Auto Show
--The new “Driven By Design” exhibit opens at the NCM
CORVETTE TODAY is the only current podcast on Corvette! And our News & Headlines show continues to be your best source of Corvette news in the industry.
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Z06 Auto-Media Testing Results & Impressions

This is our one thread: Thanks for putting all your posts within it: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...eviews-results
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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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  • Specs @ the Reveal?

    For those who attended, or watched, the C7 reveal - were detailed specs released during the event???

    such as weight? Please.

    Or or was it mostly a colors and cup holders thing ?

    and perhaps if the weight is not officially released someone in attendance could bring back a whisper number - like over/under c7.....c6.....




  • #2
    I hope so. If they describe the LT2's power/torque output as a vague "more than the LT1" it's gonna kill me.

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    • #3
      Based on previous Chevrolet performance vehicle reveals such as the 5th and 6th gen Camaro SS, ZL1, and the C7, they will not give actual hard numbers for HP/Torque ratings. They will instead give lowball estimates and give more real numbers later on as it gets closer to production. As for weight, I believe the 6th gen Camaro weight was given at the reveal, since Chevy was proud of how much lighter it was when compared to the 5th gen. Not sure if they would do that here since I've read a few different posts indicating that the C8 will most likely be heavier than the C7.

      I am afraid that we still won't be given ALL the details and specs we want. That seems to be the usual practice. It will keep us talking as we get closer to production, and it will give them more info to share later on to keep it interesting. But we are still going to learn a lot. I am sure it will be much much more than just colors and cup holders.

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      • #4
        Good question HMDS; electroVette we do not want you to die!

        Please see the below C7 specs (there were more) released during 1.13.13 event. We expect the same detailed information again.

        Originally posted by media.chevrolet
        The 2014 Corvette Stingray is the most powerful standard Corvette model ever, with an SAE-certified 455 horsepower (339 kW) and 460 lb.-ft. of torque (624 Nm) – and 460 horsepower (343 kW) and 465 lb.-ft. (630 Nm) with the available performance exhaust system. It is also the most capable standard Corvette ever, with Z51-equipped models able to accelerate from 0-60 in 3.8 seconds, run the quarter-mile in 12 seconds at 119 mph, achieve 1.03g in cornering grip and stop from 60 mph in 107 feet.
        https://media.gm.com/media/us/en/che...ette/2014.html

        Much more info at the link, but the tech specs are included in full below.



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        Last edited by John; 07-10-2019, 03:46 PM.
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        • #5
          Aaaaaaaaand I stand corrected! I hecka missed that during the C7 reveal haha

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          • #6
            Great answer John-thx!

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