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CORVETTE TODAY #154 - Meet Betty Skelton, First Woman Of Firsts

We honor the first woman inducted into the Corvette Hall of Fame, Betty Skelton. Cindy Sisson, CEO of GSEvents and Pam Miller, Co-Producers of the documentary Betty Skelton, to highlight Betty's illustrious career.; The list of Betty's accomplishments are too many to list here. She broke barriers that no woman had crossed prior to her. After watching and/or listening to this episode of CORVETTE TODAY, you'll understand why Betty is the first woman to be inducted into the Corvette Hall of Fame. Enjoy this insightful episode about Betty Skelton on CORVETTE TODAY! Listen to the podcast, watch the YouTube video, join the Facebook group, sign up for email notifications and shop in the Merchandise Store at:
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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

2023 Corvette Brochure:
E-Ray Visualizer:
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:
E-Ray Leaked Info/Visualizer: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...tte-e-ray-leak
Z51 & Z06 GM Track Specs: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ecommendations
Z06 Order Guide:
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:; and,
* 2023 GM Bash Major Seminar with HQ video: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ore-bash-video
*2023 Stingray Visualizer:
*2023 Stingray (ONLY Order Guide:
*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:
Order Guide (unofficial): https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-action-center
*Z06 vs Z07 Aero Components: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...s-similarities
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Full Press Release - 2020 Stingray is the fastest, most powerful entry Corvette

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  • Full Press Release - 2020 Stingray is the fastest, most powerful entry Corvette

    TUSTIN, Calif. —
    Today, Chevrolet fulfills the long-term promise of the iconic Corvette with the introduction of the 2020 Stingray, the brand’s first-ever production mid-engine Corvette. The sum of everything that came before it, the 2020 Stingray is re-imagined to bring customers new levels of performance, technology, craftsmanship and luxury.

    From front- to mid-engine, in under three seconds
    “Corvette has always represented the pinnacle of innovation and boundary-pushing at GM. The traditional front-engine vehicle reached its limits of performance, necessitating the new layout,” said GM President Mark Reuss. “In terms of comfort and fun, it still looks and feels like a Corvette, but drives better than any vehicle in Corvette history. Customers are going to be thrilled with our focus on details and performance across the board.”

    The new mid-engine layout gives the 2020 Stingray:
    • Better weight distribution, with the rear weight bias enhancing performance in a straight line and on the track.
    • Better responsiveness and sense of control due to driver positioning closer to the front axle, almost on top of the front wheels.
    • The fastest 0-60 time of any entry Corvette ever — under three seconds when equipped with Z51 Performance Package.
    • A race car-like view of the road due to lower positioning of the hood, instrument panel and steering wheel. Excellent forward sightlines throughout the vehicle for both driver and passenger.
    • An enhancement of Corvette’s traditional utility strengths, with dual trunks for a total of 12.6 cubic feet of cargo volume, ideal for luggage or two sets of golf clubs

    Design inspired by racing and aeronautics
    The 2020 Stingray’s exterior has a bold, futuristic expression with mid-engine exotic proportions, but it is still unmistakably Corvette. It’s lean and muscular, with an athletic sculptural shape conveying a sense of motion and power from every angle.
    “As America’s most iconic performance nameplate, redesigning the Corvette Stingray from the ground up presented the team a historic opportunity, something Chevrolet designers have desired for over 60 years,” said Michael Simcoe, vice president of Global Design, General Motors. “It is now the best of America, a new arrival in the mid-engine sports car class. We know Corvette can stand tall with the best the world has to offer.”
    A supercar level of craftsmanship, premium materials and attention to detail were critical in designing every component of the Stingray. The new location of the engine is truly the focal point for the car’s design. It’s the heart of this next generation Corvette and it sits like a jewel in a showcase, visible through the large rear hatch window. The added attention to detail optimized the appearance of every wire, tube, bolt and fastener, similar to those found in modern track and all-road motorcycle design.

    Some additional design touchpoints include:
    • Low profile headlamps designed around all-new projectors.
    • Completely hidden door, hood and hatch releases do not disrupt the sculpted design.
    • Large side air intakes for engine cooling and aerodynamic performance.
    • A-pillar shape that communicates speed and assists in visibility.
    • Large rear hatch that showcases the engine with seven air vents.
    • Quad exhaust tips located on the vehicle’s outboard ends.
    • Dual-element LED taillamps with animated turn signals.

    True to its aeronautical and racing roots, the 2020 Stingray’s canopy-forward stance was inspired by F22s, F35s and other modern fighter jets and Formula One racing. Other classic Corvette signatures adapted to the Stingray include a distinctive face that communicates the purpose of the vehicle’s mission, a classic horizontal crease, aggressive front fenders and familiar positioning of the dual-element headlamps.
    The interior is further enhanced by:
    • A cockpit that has not only migrated forward by 16.5 inches, but envelops the driver, conveying the high performance and aeronautic theme
    • Vertical climate controls and ultra-thin vents minimize the height of the instrument panel, creating a low, spacious interior.
    • A new, squared-off, two-spoke, small diameter steering wheel that enables an unobscured view of the 12-inch reconfigurable cluster display

    The 2020 Stingray boasts premium interior materials executed at a high level of quality and craftsmanship:
    • Hand-wrapped, cut-and-sew leather components with thick press stitching.
    • Generous use of real metal.
    • Stainless steel speaker grilles with Bose Performance Series audio system.
    • Carbon fiber trim on the GT2 and Competition Sport Seats.
    • The choice of either real aluminum or real carbon fiber for console and door trim plates.

    Customers can create their own design statement, with the most personalization options ever for Corvette:
    • 12 exterior colors — Torch Red, Arctic White, Black, Blade Silver Metallic, Shadow Gray, Ceramic Matrix Gray, Long Beach Red, Elkhart Lake Blue and Sebring Orange — plus three all-new colors: Rapid Blue, Zeus Bronze and Accelerate Yellow.
    • Six interior color themes: Jet Black, Sky Cool Gray, Adrenaline Red, Natural/ Natural Dipped, Two-Tone Blue and Morello Red.
    • Six seat belt colors: Black, Blue, Natural, Torch Red, Yellow and Orange.
    • Two optional stitch packages: Yellow and Red. Standard black interiors have Sky Cool Gray stitching.

    Three seat options:
    • GT1 – a sporty style that emphasizes comfort while providing good support for performance driving situations. Features Mulan leather trim, optional two-way lumbar support and wing adjustment.
    • GT2 – a first for Corvette, these seats have a racing-inspired look with comfort for long trips courtesy of dual density foam. They include carbon fiber trim, a Napa leather insert, Mulan leather bolsters, a jet black-painted seat back, two-way lumbar support and wing adjustment, plus heating and ventilation.
    • Competition Sport – designed for the serious track-focused driver, these seats include aggressive bolsters, full Napa seating surfaces and carbon fiber trim on the headrest, heating and ventilation, along with an all-new durable performance textile inspired by Kevlar vests.

    Engineered to be a true supercar for every day
    Corvette’s structure is built around its backbone: the center tunnel. This enables a light, stiff structure to serve as the foundation for the suspension system to perform in an optimized manner. By removing unwanted body compliance, Corvette customers will experience the ultimate in ride performance with outstanding lateral grip capabilities. The car has a solid, connected-to-the-road feel with minimal vibrations at high speeds or on long road trips.

    “Our mission was to develop a new type of sports car, combining the successful attributes of Corvette with the performance and driving experience of mid-engine supercars,” said Tadge Juechter, Corvette executive chief engineer.

    The tunnel-dominant approach offers many advantages, including:
    • Improved torsional rigidity with a solid, connected feel on both the road and track.
    • Outstanding ingress/egress for a mid-engine vehicle. Unlike some competitors, there’s no need for oversized rocker panels to bear structural and load weights, making it easier to enter and exit the vehicle.
    • Excellent stability due to a low center of gravity and outstanding handling.
    • Preservation of Corvette’s beloved standard removable roof panel, which can easily be stored in the rear trunk.
    • A front storage compartment that can fit an airline-spec carry-on and a laptop bag.
    • Availability in both left- and right-hand-drive variants — a first for Corvette.
    • Smart packaging with improved cabin comfort, including an additional inch of rearward seat travel and almost double the reclining angle.

    The all-new Corvette Stingray is built with a smart mixed-materials strategy, enabling key features such as:
    • A strong, stiff and lightweight main structure of six high-pressure diecast aluminum parts, also known as the Bedford Six, which are manufactured at GM Powertrain in Bedford, Indiana. These minimize the number of joints within the vehicle, making a stiffer structure that aids in handling and track cornering.
    • Industry-first carbon fiber curved rear bumper beam for weight reduction.
    • Front and rear trunk tubs and dashboard molded from ultra-lightweight “float” derived from fiberglass and a proprietary resin. The material is so light that it can actually float in water. It works with other fiberglass and carbon fiber variants to lower mass and reduce noise and vibration.

    Handling: core to Corvette’s fun-to-drive DNA
    The Stingray is designed for superior ride comfort on the highway and well-balanced handling on the track.

    “Thanks to sophisticated suspension geometry, tailored tire technology and exquisite attention to structural details, we have improved ride and handling,” said Juechter. “No Corvette has ever felt so comfortable, nimble and yet completely stable.”

    The new Stingray features coil over dampers that create entirely new ride and handling characteristics. The mid-engine architecture allows for a short, straight and stiff steering system, coupled with an updated electronic steering system, making the driver’s chassis input instantaneous.

    The new seating position places the car’s center of gravity close to the driver’s inside hip, so the car literally turns around the driver. It completely changes the perception of vehicle handling and responsiveness.

    Other ride and handling upgrades include:
    • Steering ratio improved from 16.25:1 to 15.7:1.
    • New eBoost brakes that are more precise and tunable.
    • The first sports car application of Michelin’s all-season performance tire that can corner at nearly 1G.
    • Front suspension lift that raises ground clearance by approximately 40mm at the front bumper in 2.8 seconds, protecting against bumps, potholes, steep driveways and other road disturbances. It can operate at speeds up to 24 mph and be programmed to work automatically through GPS to remember up to 1,000 locations.
    • Launch control aided by the rear weight distribution, enabling the new Stingray to get off the line quicker than any Corvette in history.
    • Z51 Performance Package, which introduces a host of new technology to the 2020 Stingray:
    • An electronic limited slip differential integrated into the transaxle that modulates torque between the rear tires, enabling incredible vehicle stability.
    • A front splitter and open two-piece rear spoiler that add up to a combined 400 pounds of downforce while improving grip when cornering.
    • Available Magnetic Ride Control 4.0, which reads the road better, providing more precise data through suspension-mounted accelerometers. Its improved electronics respond faster and more smoothly to driver inputs and contribute to class-leading ride quality.
    • Available Performance Traction Management.

    The jewel in the center
    The 2020 Stingray’s heart is Chevy’s next-generation 6.2L Small Block V-8 LT2 engine, the only naturally aspirated V-8 in the segment. It will produce 495 horsepower (369 kW) and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque when equipped with performance exhaust — the most horsepower and torque for any entry Corvette.
    “Though now placed behind the driver, the LT2 gives the same visceral experience we all expect from Corvette,” said Jordan Lee, GM’s global chief engineer of Small Block engines. “The LT2 has been designed to deliver excellent low-end torque and high-end power to give thrilling pedal response at any RPM.”

    The powertrain’s low position enables a low center of gravity for optimal handling. Perhaps the biggest update is found in the lubrication and ventilation system. For the first time ever, the base Stingray will use an engine-mounted dry sump oil system and three scavenge pumps for improved track performance.

    During serious track driving, oil volume remains high to avoid diminished performance. The new Stingray’s lateral capability is greatly improved, so the LT2’s dry sump lubrication system had to be redesigned to provide exceptional engine performance even at lateral acceleration levels exceeding 1G in all directions.

    A lightweight, 3.2mm-thick glass panel on the rear hatch allows owners to show off the engine. This panel features a cantilevered trailing edge to evacuate heat from the LT2 engine compartment.

    Other notable engine characteristics include:
    • Jewel-like setting in the rear compartment, visible through the rear glass hatch.
    • Every part, including the exhaust system’s wires, tubes, routing fasteners, coolant hoses, exhaust manifold and even the bolts and fasteners, is built with appearance in mind. All engine components were given careful consideration just like the exterior, and even the heat shields are textured.
    • A brand-new block and vent system. The centerline of the crankshaft sits an inch lower to the ground where it mates to the transaxle for better handling.
    • Low-profile oil pan that reduces mass.
    • Oil cooler capacity increased by 25 percent.
    • Standard edge Red valve covers.

    A shift of a different kind
    The next generation LT2 is paired with Chevrolet’s first eight speed dual-clutch transmission, which provides lightning-fast shifts and excellent power transfer. This transmission is uniquely designed with TREMEC to provide the best of both worlds: the spirited, direct connected feeling of a manual and the premium driving comfort of an automatic. The double-paddle de-clutch feature even allows the driver to disconnect the clutch by holding both paddles for more manual control.

    Paddle shifters allow drivers to choose a specific gear. “The performance shift algorithms are so driver-focused, they can sense when you’re doing spirited driving — regardless of driving mode — and will hold lower gears longer for more throttle response,” said Juechter.

    The new Small Block V-8 has a torque curve optimized to take advantage of the bespoke DCT’s lightning-fast shifts. Engineers set the DCT up with a very low first gear to leverage the additional traction to get the car off the line quickly, and its close-ratio gears 2 through 6 keep the engine near the power peak on track. Tall seventh and eighth gears make for easy long-distance cruising with low mechanical stress and excellent fuel economy.

    The DCT is mated to a new Electronic Transmission Range Selector. With this electric shifter there’s no mechanical interface between the shift lever and the transmission. The Corvette’s electric shifter incorporates two pull toggles for Reverse and Drive and push buttons for Park, Neutral and Low/Manual. The shifter has been designed to be more attractive and compact than a standard shifter.
    All-new technology improves performance and usability
    Driver mode choices have been expanded from four to six, allowing drivers to tweak the feel of their Corvettes to their personal preference. The familiar Weather, Tour, Sport and Track modes remain, and there are two new modes:
    • MyMode, a configurable setting for preferred driving style that can remain between key cycles.
    • Z mode, named after the famed Z06, ZR1 and Z51 Corvette performance packages, is activated through a “Z” button on the steering wheel. This is a single-use mode that takes MyMode configurations one step further, allowing drivers to adjust the engine and transmission as well.

    The 2020 Stingray benefits from GM’s new digital vehicle platform, an all-new electronic architecture that enables the adoption of the company’s next generation of technologies. The architecture minimizes wiring while allowing for faster signal transmission between different vehicle systems and the higher resolution screens. The platform enables continuous vehicle improvements through over-the-air updates and enhanced cybersecurity measures.

    Other new technology features include:
    • Corvette’s next-generation infotainment system is faster and simpler, with a higher resolution display.
    • Chevy-first one-touch Bluetooth pairing with Near Field Communication.
    • Wireless charging.
    • Learn-as-you-go voice recognition.
    • Improved real-time traffic.
    • A new, 12-inch customizable instrument cluster tailored to all six driver modes.

    New electrical features include:
    • Driver and passenger seat memory.
    • Heated steering wheel.
    • Tire fill alert warns the driver when tire meets maximum pressure.
    • Two new Bose audio systems: a 10-speaker standard premium system and available 14-speaker Bose Performance Series system. Speaker grilles are integrated into lower door trim for a refined look that also helps guard against damage from footwear.
    • The industry-pioneering Performance Data Recorder, an advanced driving analysis tool upgraded with high-definition resolution camera and a new, in-vehicle user interface. Customers can record both circuit and point-to-point road courses. The PDR can be set to auto-record like a dash cam that starts a recording every time the Corvette is running, or configured to only start when the car is set to Valet mode.

    Attainability remains a hallmark
    Corvette has always represented iconic American design, performance, technical ingenuity and attainability. The entry 2020 Stingray continues that tradition as a no-compromise value proposition, as it will start under $60,000.

    The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray goes into production at GM’s Bowling Green Assembly in late 2019. Additional pricing and packaging information will be shared closer to launch.


    Type: LT2 6.2L V8 VVT with direct injection and Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation)
    Bore & stroke
    (in / mm):
    4.06 x 3.62 / 103.25 x 92
    Block Material: A319-T7 cast aluminum with cast-in iron cylinder liners and nodular main bearing caps
    Oiling System: Dry sump-type (7.5-qt. capacity); includes oil-spray piston cooling
    Oil Type: Dexos 2 0W40 synthetic
    Cylinder Head Material: 319-T7 cast aluminum
    Combustion Chamber volume: 59cc
    Compression Ratio: 11.5:1
    Valvetrain: Overhead valve, two valves per cylinder; dual-equal variable valve timing.
    Valve Size (in / mm): 2.13 / 54 hollow (intake) & 1.59 / 40.4 sodium filled (exhaust)
    Fuel Delivery: Direct injection with Active Fuel Management: Max pressure: 2,175 psi (15 Mpa / 150 bar)
    Firing Order: 1-8-7-2-6-5-4-3 (all cylinders); 1-7-6-4 (with deactivation)
    Throttle body: 87mm single bore (electronic)
    ECU: GM E99 (32-bit processing)
    (hp / kW @ rpm):
    SAE-certified to 495 / 369 @ 6450 rpm (with performance exhaust)
    (lb.-ft./ Nm @ rpm):
    SAE-certified to 470 / 637 @ 5150 rpm (with performance exhaust)
    Type: M1L 8-speed dual clutch (DCT)
    Front Suspension: Short/long arm (SLA) double wishbone, forged aluminum upper and cast aluminum L-shape lower control arms; monotube shock absorbers (46mm /); Magnetic Selective Ride Control 4.0 available on Z51. Adjustable front lift with memory is available
    Rear Suspension: Short/long arm (SLA) double wishbone, forged aluminum upper and cast aluminum L-shape lower control arms; direct-acting stabilizer bar; monotube shock absorbers (46mm); Magnetic Selective Ride Control 4.0 available with Z51
    Steering Type: Bosch/ZF variable-ratio rack-and-pinion with electric power assist; includes Active Steer Stops with available Magnetic Ride Control 4.0
    Steering ratio: 15.7:1
    Turning Circle
    (ft. / m):
    11.6 m (std.)
    11.1 m (with FE4 Magnetic Ride Control)
    Brake Type: Front and rear E-boost-assisted discs with Brembo four-piston/two-piece front calipers and four-piston/monobloc rear calipers
    With Z51 – Front and rear E-boost-assisted discs with Brembo four-piston monobloc caliper at front and rear
    Brake Rotor Size (in / mm): Front: 12.6 x 1.18 (321 x 30)
    Front: 13.3 x 1.18 (345 x 30) – with Z51
    Rear: 13.6 x 1.02 (339 x 26)
    Rear: 13.8 x 1.06 (350 x 27) – with Z51
    Wheel Size: Front: 19-inch x 8.5-inch (w/5 x 120mm bolt pattern)
    Rear: 20-inch x 11-inch (w/5 x 120mm bolt pattern)
    Tire Type and Size: Stingray: Michelin Pilot Sport ALS
    Stingray with Z51: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S
    Front: 245/35ZR19
    Rear: 305/30ZR20
    ^Do not use summer-only tires in winter conditions, as it would adversely affect vehicle safety, performance and durability. Use only GM-approved tire and wheel combinations. Unapproved combinations my change the vehicle’s performance characteristics. For important tire and wheel information, go to: or see your dealer.

    (in. / mm):
    107.2 / 2722
    Overall Length
    (in. / mm):
    182.3/ 4630
    Overall Width
    (in. / mm):
    76.1 / 1934
    Overall Height
    (in. / mm):
    48.6 / 1234
    Track (in. mm): (front) 64.9 / 1648
    (rear) 62.4 / 1586
    Headroom (in. / mm): 37.9 / 962
    Legroom (in. / mm): 42.8 / 1086
    Shoulder Room (in. / mm): 54.4 / 1381
    Hip Room (in. / mm): 52.0 / 1321
    Dry Weight
    (lb. / kg):
    3366 / 1530
    Cargo Volume
    (cu. ft. / L)^:
    12.6 / 356.8
    ^Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

    Last edited by jagamajajaran; 07-19-2019, 02:48 AM.

  • #2
    The ME platform must be amazing. The base LT2 outruns the current 650hp Z06 to 60mph. I can't even imagine what crazy levels the next Z06 and ZR1 will achieve
    Ordered: 2023 C8 Stingray | Elkhart Lake Blue | 2LT | Coupe | European Model
    ETA: 05/2023


    • #3
      0-60 in under 3.0 seconds is unreal at this power-to-weight ratio, (~0.147). Three things that could explain it: 1) power loss through the DCT is significantly less than through the TC or FE gearbox, 2) traction is greatly enhanced by the weight distribution, and 3) compared to every ME competitor out there, the C8 can put more TORQUE to the road than any other engine you can name - including the the turbo DOHC engines from McLaren / Ricardo, Ferrari, and Audi/Lamborghini. The issue with the Corvette was NEVER the OHV engine - this engine has kicked smaller displacement but heavier DOHC engines around for 50 years. The issue has been getting the engine's natural torque advantage to the road. The C8 has done that, by virtue of much better weight distribution and better gearing in the Tremec DCT. It turns out that the small block Chevy V-8 engine is a perfect fit. This was all quite predictable given the performance demonstrated by the Cadillac DPi prototypes, (before IMSA decided to strangle the life out of their small block V-8's so that Acura, Mazda, Nissan and Gibson wouldn't quit the series.)

      This mind-boggling performance does beg the question of where the Z06 and ZR1 fit in. My guess is to provide any meaningful improvement on Z51 performance, these models will have to be AWD. How they do that is still a guess, but with both a "frunk" and a generous sized rear storage compartment, they have volume for more drivetrain. My guess is the "frunk" gets used for one or both the Z06 and ZR1 for front wheel drive components.

      All and all, just another great job by Tadge and his wonderful team. They did a great job on the C7, but they have outdone themselves again with the C8.


      • #4
        Great share! Thank you!

        And yes, I am even more excited now that I got to see it and the fact that "natural" is close to being the equivalent of Kalahari


        • #5
          I am a little disappointed that they showcased the combo of TR with Kalahari (Natural). That's what my last one was and enjoyed the fact you didn't see it anywhere else... now it seems they've let the cat out of the bag and we'll see that combo becoming popular. Heck for all I know it already was and the bubble I live in prevented me from seeing others?


          • #6
            The C8 is undeniably a beautiful and well-balanced car - undoubtedly the best Corvette yet.

            The large range of options and customization for those of us who will be ordering our cars is impressive - thank you GM!

            My only disappointment is that GM didn't squeeze out another 5 HP, for a grand total of 500HP... (I know what you're thinking, First World problems are such a *****).
            Last edited by Mobius; 07-19-2019, 08:21 AM.
            My C8:
            '20 Elkhart Lake Blue 2LT Coupe, Natural Interior, GT2 Two-Tone Seats, Performance Exhaust, Front Lift, Carbon Flash Wheels, Engine Appearance Package 2000 Status December 27, 2019; 3000 Status January 2, 2020; 3400 Status March 10, 2020;TPW March 16, 2020; Built June 4th, 2020 (COVID-19); Delivery July 1, 2020

            Current Vettes:
            '68 Lemans Blue 327/350 Convertible
            '91 Turquoise Convertible with Hardtop
            '14 Lime Rock Green 2LT Convertible, Black Top, Kalahari, 7-Speed, Performance Exhaust


            • #7
              Looks like the C8 will be approx. 5.5" longer than our '17GS, which means we'll have to be more careful parking it in our 1 car condo garage, which has an approx. 5" raised concrete area in front for cabinets. Looks like we may have to install a laser beam or low tech. tennis ball from rafters to assure no damage to front splitter or rear end. Thanks for the dimensions, Jagamajajaran.
              Save the Wave
              2021 TR HTC 2LT (HTM DTH D86 E60 FE2 Q8T J6F NPP VQK AH2 SQU AH2)


              • #8
                Thanks Jagman, Most inclusive piece of info


                • #9
                  I've got a dual laser spotter on my garage ceiling. They are cheap and work great !


                  • #10
                    Great information. I do agree why do I need the Z or ZR1 other than engine and maybe additional performance for the track. Truly they did a fantastic job on a car that is under 60k. Name one V8 ME under 60k nevertheless under 149k. R8 V10 rear wheel very limited is 150k. Just wow.


                    • #11
                      Thanks for posting this Jeremy, I just found a lot more information here than the presentation ..
                      2022, 2LT Elkhart Blue ..


                      • #12
                        This thread is the single most valuable source of info yet! Thank you Jagga and Binger!
                        ZORA patron, Forum Founding Member, Senior Contributor, proud owner of an early 2020 HTC and general nice guy!


                        • #13
                          Thanks Jeremy for my newest avator, positive I'll this longer than any of the others ! Click image for larger version

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                          • #14
                            Thanks for posting this, I'm sure I'll be referring back to it frequently.

                            Question: The steering specs say "Bosch/ZF variable-ratio rack-and-pinion with electric power assist; includes Active Steer Stops with available Magnetic Ride Control 4.0". What are "Active Steer Stops" and why would they only be available with MRC?


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by dcbingaman View Post
                              0-60 in under 3.0 seconds is unreal at this power-to-weight ratio, (~0.147). Three things that could explain it: 1) power loss through the DCT is significantly less than through the TC or FE gearbox, 2) traction is greatly enhanced by the weight distribution, and 3) compared to every ME competitor out there, the C8 can put more TORQUE to the road than any other engine you can name - including the the turbo DOHC engines from McLaren / Ricardo, Ferrari, and Audi/Lamborghini.
                              All three, I think.

                              This mind-boggling performance does beg the question of where the Z06 and ZR1 fit in. My guess is to provide any meaningful improvement on Z51 performance, these models will have to be AWD. How they do that is still a guess, but with both a "frunk" and a generous sized rear storage compartment, they have volume for more drivetrain. My guess is the "frunk" gets used for one or both the Z06 and ZR1 for front wheel drive components.
                              Interesting. Retaining the center tunnel chassis does leave room for a driveshaft running to the front. Or to hold batteries nice and low for a front wheel hybrid system.

                              Delivered 5/29!: Scarlet Fever 2021 2LT HTC, Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat, two-tone Natural w/ suede inserts, Mag Ride, Performance Exhaust, MRR 755 Gunmetal wheels, Soler throttle controller, SmartTop HTC controller
                              >16,000 miles
                              Proud member of the Old Dominion Corvette Club:

                              Never grow up - It's a trap.