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Corvette Today Podcast: Latest Corvette News And Headlines

Things are starting to heat up about the new C8 Z06! And CORVETTE TODAY covers it all in this News & Headlines episode. Here are some of the topics you'll hear about ...
1. Final stats for the 2021 model year C8 Corvette
2. Nearly half of the C8.R IMSA Edition C8’s are already sold
3. 2022 C8 Configurator is now live
4. The C8 was the 2nd fastest selling new car in August 2021
5. Consumer Reports declines to recommend the 2021 C8 Corvette
6. 2021 C8 tops its class in the JD Power APEAL Study
7. A Nurburgring video captures 2023 C8 Z06 with unofficial track time
8. We have video evidence that the C8 Z06 will also come in an HTC
9. Did we see the reveal colors on the last teaser video for the C8 Z06?
10. Another Easter Egg discovery on the C8 Z06 “Save the Date” video
11. Spy photos of the C8 E-ray confirm it’s a performance hybrid
12. New Zealand about to get their right-hand drive C8 Corvettes
13. The C8 Z06 might break 3 production V8 records
14. Chevrolet has officially quit making the LT5 engine with 755 hp

This is a long list of topics, and it's not everything that's covered in this episode of the CORVETTE TODAY podcast.

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Official C8 Stingray Steering wheel revealed

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  • Official C8 Stingray Steering wheel revealed

    Interestingly the file is named 2020-zerv-pre-reveal-c8!

    https://media.chevrolet.com/media/us...ing-wheel.html


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    Looks Very good in your posted photo than some of the spy shots we have seen earlier.

    thanks for posting up.

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    • #3
      I agree, I really like it. It looks much better than in the leaked Carscoops interior photos. There is something interesting up there at the top of the wheel also.

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      • #4
        Interestingly, they do not allow a very good rendition of the details on the wheel. None of the inscriptions are very clear at all and unless you are already familiar with them, the new ones are impossible to figure out. And what is that approximately 1" - 1 1/2" dark hard area at 12:00????

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        • #5
          Here is our earlier thread on the C8’s interior, though all within this thread are not official pictures.

          https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-interior-pics
          GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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          • #6
            is this the scoop shape?

            This same shape is in the headlamp, tail light, scoop, rear vents and side Q window...

            I did a drawing way back that showed this correlation...


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            • #7
              hd cu of wheel

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              • #8
                Thanks fvs, your confirmation of stitching color and an alcantera option.
                GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by fvs View Post
                  is this the scoop shape?

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                  Are we reading the tea leaves correctly that you would be creating for us a rendering with that scoop shape? (Or are we optimistically dreaming?). Might the tiny window behind the “B” pillar also echo that shape?
                  GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                  • #10
                    The shape of the spokes also look like the relief in the rear bumper intended for the license plate.

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                    • #11
                      When I suggested that the key fob shape seemed to carry over from everything beginning with the hole in the shoulder area of the seats, I thought I was onto something. That was months ago! I later found out that virtually every seat that has a hole in the shoulder area, regardless of the manufacturer, seems to have a similar shaped hole. I've interpreted this as blowing my concept that the fob was tell tale of the rest of the car. Now, that I've admitted that, maybe it will be that shape. We'll know in just about 6 days.

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                        This same shape is in the headlamp, tail light, scoop, rear vents and side Q window...

                        I did a drawing way back that showed this correlation...

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                        • #13
                          Imagination run wild! But seriously, wouldn't a scoop be better suited to respond to aerodynamics versus aligning itself with a key fob?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ltomn View Post
                            And what is that approximately 1" - 1 1/2" dark hard area at 12:00????
                            Traditionally that is the centered-straight-ahead marker as used in race cars. Supposedly helps you get the wheel oriented properly if you're flailing around in an emergency situation.

                            Manufacturers have picked up on this as a styling trend and enhanced it in various ways. Perhaps, as John suggested in an earlier post, it might be color-matched to your interior color in the LT-3 trim. (or whatever it will be called)

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                            • #15
                              Or it could change color is relation to your proximity to the redline.

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