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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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Why isn’t the rear camera standard equipment on all C8’s ?

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  • Why isn’t the rear camera standard equipment on all C8’s ?

    I see that if you order the 1LT trim level you don’t get the roof rear view camera. Tell me I’m wrong on this. No way can you function in that car without a wider view rear camera.maybe make it a separate option .
    Safety first IMO. It should be standard on all cars period. Even the side mirrors should have side assistance in traffic. I don’t want the 2LT trim. I do want the Z51 package ( over heating solved ) and lift. But with these options and the 2LT I bet I’m at $78K+.doc fee
    Last edited by MikeC8; 07-22-2019, 09:49 AM.
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    I believe that Federal Law says all cars must have rear view cameras now.

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      When you configure a 1LT it removes the roof camera in the picture. Yes in 2018 back up cameras are required. I’m talking about the roof camera that assist drivers in traffic. Not sure one could change lanes with this limited view they created . 2LT it’s included. Need more info on what that roof camera shows the driver.
      Last edited by MikeC8; 07-22-2019, 09:41 AM.
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        There seems to be two cameras involved? One in the mirror and one on the infotainment screen? I'm confused?

        Is the "backup camera" that we know from the past standard...and then there is the new 'constant view camera' in the rear view mirror in addition?
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          If I read it correctly the rear view camera displays in the infotainment screen on 1lt and in the mirror on other levels with a wider view.
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            The 2LT and up seem to have some better camera features, but the 1LT does have a rear view camera. GM would probably be in a lot of trouble if they released a $60k midengine car without one
            Last edited by Bluevette; 07-22-2019, 09:44 AM.

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              The devis is in the details, I'm afraid. Read the terminology, which suggests what we know right now. The 1LT offers the "HD Rear Vision Camera" (which displays in the touch screen) and the 2LT says it has the "Rear Camera Mirror".

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                Originally posted by Plasboy View Post
                If I read it correctly the rear view camera displays in the infotainment screen on 1lt and in the mirror on other levels with a wider view.
                The wider view will be an interesting subjective topic...as in how much wider, and are things really easy to see in the small space of the mirror? Do we know for sure that the 2lt eliminates the base camera in the screen, or is it possible that on 2lt you have both. (since the back up cameral would only be on in reverse?
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                  Don’t know all the details but remember Tadge saying the upper level camera had a zoom feature so you could see if the car behind you had a light bar.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ltomn View Post
                    The devis is in the details, I'm afraid. Read the terminology, which suggests what we know right now. The 1LT offers the "HD Rear Vision Camera" (which displays in the touch screen) and the 2LT says it has the "Rear Camera Mirror".
                    You are correct I just got off the phone with the Corvette sales guy that was at the reveal. He’s mister corvette in Atlanta area. He confirmed what you just wrote. I’ll probably just stay with the 1LT + Z51 ,lift and black wheel option. This clears up the camera issue. Thanks all
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                      Originally posted by MikeC8 View Post
                      You are correct I just got off the phone with the Corvette sales guy that was at the reveal. He’s mister corvette in Atlanta area. He confirmed what you just wrote. I’ll probably just stay with the 1LT + Z51 ,lift and black wheel option. This clears up the camera issue. Thanks all
                      But don't forget that the 1LT back up camera is only displayed in the infotainment screen while backing up. It's not like you can use it to judge surrounding traffic while driving.

                      That's why I agreed with your original post. For a car with such claustrophobic rear quarters, I can't really see traffic with the usual shoulder check. The mirror camera should be standard on all Vettes in my opinion.

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                        Originally posted by Klinn View Post

                        But don't forget that the 1LT back up camera is only displayed in the infotainment screen while backing up. It's not like you can use it to judge surrounding traffic while driving.

                        That's why I agreed with your original post. For a car with such claustrophobic rear quarters, I can't really see traffic with the usual shoulder check. The mirror camera should be standard on all Vettes in my opinion.
                        I agree and wish they made it a stand alone option. Don’t need heads up and heated thus and that. Atlanta area not much winter and I’m at Daytona anyways in late January. 24 Rolex. Yeah the C8R will debut.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Klinn View Post

                          But don't forget that the 1LT back up camera is only displayed in the infotainment screen while backing up. It's not like you can use it to judge surrounding traffic while driving.

                          That's why I agreed with your original post. For a car with such claustrophobic rear quarters, I can't really see traffic with the usual shoulder check. The mirror camera should be standard on all Vettes in my opinion.
                          I think maybe you are misreading. Believe the 1LT will have rear camera while driving but displayed in infotainment screen.
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                            Maybe, but I suspect it's more GM's way of meeting the current regulations for a basic back up camera in all new vehicles. In their other product lines, does the back up camera still display in the infotainment screen once you've shifted out of reverse? I mean, you need that screen to control all sorts of other things. I can't recall for sure how other GM cars & trucks work, so hopefully you or somebody else can chime in with their experience.

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                              Originally posted by ZORA 69 View Post
                              I believe that Federal Law says all cars must have rear view cameras now.
                              All cars must have a backup camera that shows in reverse. Not a rear view camera that shows while you're driving down the road. And the backup camera has to be mounted low at the very rear of the car, so you can see if there's child back there. The roof mounted camera wouldn't meet the requirement for a backup camera.

                              Originally posted by Plasboy View Post

                              I think maybe you are misreading. Believe the 1LT will have rear camera while driving but displayed in infotainment screen.
                              That's an interesting possibility, but I don't think so. As MikeC8 says, the configurator removes the roof camera when you select 1LT. That's a conscious decision by GM, not accidental. Time will tell.

                              As to the original question, why? To keep the base price below $60K. To meet that price point, some things have to give. Would be nice to have the option of the rear view mirror camera without having to spring for everything else in the 2LT package, though.

                              You know how the C7 got small upgrades each of the first few model years? GM's not going to be able to keep the base price below $60K forever. So I predict than by year 3 the rear view mirror camera will be standard in the 1LT, too.
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