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In 100 Hours We Will See A Massive Amount of C8 Components And Structure Displayed

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  • In 100 Hours We Will See A Massive Amount of C8 Components And Structure Displayed

    Just 4 days and 4 hours more.

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    We are just 100 hours away from the biggest Corvette announcement in 66 years!

    Based on past Corvette reveals the last two generations, and more recently GM’s Corvette displays as such places at SEMA, NCM Bash and Anniversary Celebrations, Corvettes At Carlisle, major Corvette Corrals at races, and as reinforced by my looking at past pictures and videos of those activities, below is what IMO would be present at this Thursday’s reveal. While the 2017 ZR1 reveal was an anomaly with nothing other than the two ZR1’s alone, given the importance of this reveal and looking at the 1.13.13 C7’s and the 1.13.14 Z06’s extensive reveal components, I believe all of the following, perhaps even more, would be presented in the Tustin hanger in 4 days and 4 hours. [Note; interspersed below are some example pictures I took during both of those C7 reveals.]

    At 8:00 PM (PST) this Thursday, IMO there would be:

    *Two or more mid engine Corvettes;

    *A rolling chassis;

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    [LT4 Chassis]

    *LT2 displayed by itself (surrounded by its own info boards, perhaps those boards having specific “new” LT2 advanced components highlighted):

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    [LT4 pictured from Z06 reveal]

    *A combo DCT/transaxle (perhaps with attendant display boards);

    *A body/interior cutaway

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    *Additional display boards showing such components as: suspension and brake systems; exterior and interior color panels, and maybe even demonstrating major new options such as the alleged option E60: Axle Front Lift Height System.

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    [Z06 reveal brake display board]

    Might we have a separate area showing the major C8’s safety upgrades?

    Since we have seen key Corvette ME prototypes at major C7.R races/Corvettes Corals this past 15 months, might we also see some of them at the Reveal, e.g., the CERV 1, the Aerovette, and the Reyolds XP-895 Concept? This thought is buttressed by current-but-embargoed till Thursday major auto-media C8 pictures reviews, yet their already reporting that they have been able to be passengers in some ME Corvette prototypes (as in this today article):

    http://gmauthority.com/blog/2019/07/...te-prototypes/

    My take on the introduction to, and the essence of the 45-minute livestream:

    At 8:00:00 PM (PST) the 7.18.19 evening formally would start with a wonderfully loud, beyond uptempo, lights dimmed, rock-beat, music crescendo, and then the stage lights would come on to start the introductory C8 presentation. Thankfully it will be live-streamed to all 7 continents. I beleive that the initial overview remarks would be made by GM Chairman of the Board/CEO Mary Barra, then in turn by GM President Mark Reuss and Executive Chief Corvette Engineer Tadge Juechter, the latter two in turn providing secondary, zeroing-in component and performance commentary. Their presentations would echo the C7’s reveal presentation, and be accompanied by a massive-screen PowerPoint and video visual presentation. That video would probably initially echo, and maybe even exactly repeat, the first ME teaser video, including pictures of and words by Zora Arkus-Duntov. Next, we would be shown key, historical Corvette ME prototypes (reinforcing that that mid engine C8 Corvette is a continuation of six decades of Corvette mid engine research and development); then after that, we would hear a massive drum roll or equivalent transitioning us into a combined PowerPoint video presentation solely on the C8 itself. Lastly, we would hear comments about and and demonstrating the C8’s many specific attributes, components and capabilities.

    Of course while all the above is occurring, on stage with Barra, Reuss and Juechter, would be two or more silk-covered, 2020 mid engine C8’s.

    After that magic moment of the silks being removed, then we would hear very short, descriptive words, and FINALLY the time would arrive for us to individually walk around , take pictures of, and to closely examine both the two+ C8’s and also the previously-hidden display items listed in italicsabove.

    Excitingly, tens of top Corvette team staff would be there to talk to, and to ask questions of!

    And right after, perhaps even during the reveal itself, as was done the magical night of 1.13.13, we would expect GM to electronically share several press releases about the first year mid engine Corvette, including their providing us and the world about 50 official C8 pictures (again echoing 1.13.13 picture release). We fervently hope that the Official GM mid engine Corvette Order Guide would be also electronically presented that evening.

    Lastly as all leave at starting at 9:30 PM, press kits would be given to each person in attendance.

    Reveal night will not answer every question, for there simply would not be enough time that night to ask half the questions that media and guests collectively have. Personally, I have a many hours’ list worth of questions, especially as with 1,000 other people there, that each time I could find, in that facility bigger than six football fields, find the right Corvette expert to ask a specific question, with Q&A’s being presented by all 1,000 that each Corvette person would not have a line of people already. But the media and guests would collectively give it a whirl, and mega amounts of mid engine C8 information will be learned just over four nights from now.

    Here is the two-part press release for the C7 convertible, for that look back gives us a major outline as to what information would probably again be released just 4 days and 4 hours from now.

    https://plants.gm.com/media/us/en/ch...ette/2014.html

    https://media.gm.com/media/us/en/che...2014.tab1.html

    The next 100 hours, especially as it gets much closer to the mid engine C8’s magic reveal, will be a wonderful whirlwind! And then it will only get bigger from there as daily staggering amounts of additional information would be learned by all — especially when the C8’s arrive at 125+ dealership, and many more locations between now and the end of this year. Who know what else will be learned from the auto media press drives!
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    Last edited by John; 07-14-2019, 06:14 PM.
    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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    HAve fun at the reveal...watching the dissemination of information to enthusiasts on 7 continents sounds daunting.

    hundred hours to go sounds like its right around the corner..l

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    • #3
      Great post John! These next 100 hours will be one of very high anticipation, even higher than the reveal of the C7. Since the first Corvette, it has been a continuing development and advancement of the icon. This is the next iteration that will continue to push the Corvette forward into the future. I can't wait! For me, this is the most excitement I have felt about Corvette since the first hints of what was to come of the C7. I love all Corvettes, some more than others, but each one has made contributions to the next generation and soon to the C8! I am ready and will be getting one.

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      • #4
        Great post John! I cannot think of a better person to be our eyes and ears at the reveal than you. Look forward to your many many great comments! Safe travels to you and your wife. Earl

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        • #5
          John, you are about to embark on the exposure of a lifetime! I hope you enjoy the hell out of it and come away with a solid presentation for the rest of us. We are all in your court and will be watching you and counting on you to ask those multiple dozens of questions. Inquiring minds want to know!!!

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          • #6
            Thanks, though my wife will be staying home (it was an invite for one).
            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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            • #7
              I'm sure that they will also have an area that touts the options / build quality --- steering wheel, interior fabric color swatches, exterior colors, etc..

              Also, did any of you guys see the leak?????

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              • #8
                Great post John... I’m confident your reveal prediction will prove to be “all that and more”!

                I’m looking forward to watching the live stream and hearing from folks like you who are fortunate enough to be there. It truly will be a historical event... one that so so many would love to be part of!

                Enjoy the entire experience... including all the build up and anticipation. So often in life we wish for time to speed up. I think there’s just as much enjoyment in enjoying “today” and all the excitement that it offers us.

                Each “today” that I drive my Corvette, I think about how exciting it’s going to be to know that the ME Corvette was born in my lifetime. And that one day, I’ll get to experience driving one for myself.

                Rock on and enjoy the ride!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by John View Post
                  Thanks, though my wife will be staying home (it was an invite for one).
                  Too bad. I was going to offer to marry you.
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                  • #10
                    Funny post.
                    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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                    • #11
                      John, are you going to be at the Museum event the next day.
                      There is a madness to my method!

                      2015 Z06 Torch/adrenaline
                      2001 coupe Torch/oak R8C
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                      • #12
                        Most importantly, with limited number of places (and they sold out quick), I did not feel it would have been proper for me to go to both. I know several good friends who are going on Friday, and am very excited for them. I expect those folks to learn some new and different things that will add to our collective knowledge.

                        Let’s also hope that before Saturday is over, even better way before then, that the complete www.GMorderguide.com is out for us all!
                        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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                        • #13
                          John, we are now within the 3 days window! We are all getting almost as excited as you! The hammer will fall on Thursday and we will all be laughing and cheering beyond control. We're all proud of what you've done with this forum and, at the same time, what you will continue to do with it. I, for one, can barely contain myself until Thursday. Get 'er done!

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                          • #14
                            Collectively, we will get er done. Forum members at home and at watch parties are going to add to our collective knowledge and posting here!
                            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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                            • #15
                              For the people putting it together the time is too short . For everybody else too long.

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