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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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  • How much storage space is in the interior?

    So I'm currently driving an 18 Camaro. While I love the car and I enjoy every single drive, there's one thing that really could be done better: Interior storage. No matter if you want to have a water bottle with you or want to store you wallet, phone, etc, you just can't fit it anywhere where it should fit. Door pockets are way too tiny, the center console can't even fit mit Galaxy S9, etc. so for trips you basically have to throw everything on the rear seats if you don't want all that stuff in your own pockets.

    With all of the new C8 pics and some first impressions here, has anybody seen yet if the C8 is actually offering practical space for the stuff you carry around?

    Don't get me wrong, this is no big deal. But since we have many topics of specific details it would be interesting if somebody checked how big the door pockets or the glove box is in the C8
    Ordered: 2023 C8 Stingray | Elkhart Lake Blue | 2LT | Coupe | European Model
    ETA: 05/2023

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    I did see in one of the videos that the glove box was ample. The one thing I will miss that we have in the C7 is the cool hidden panel behind the screen that even has a USB port. The doors pictures I have seen seem to have ample extruding pockets that seem to be about the same as the ones on the C7.

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    • #3
      Based on the photos and videos I've seen:

      The glove box is at least as big as the C7's, maybe bigger.
      The door pockets look tiny.
      The cupholders are deeper than the C7's (sorely needed improvement)
      There's a slot in the waterfall behind the center console to hold a cellphone. With wireless charging on the 2LT and 3LT.
      Haven't seen a photo of the console storage open, but given that the cupholders are deeper, and there's no driveshaft going through the tunnel, I would expect it to be deeper, too.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by ZORA 69 View Post
        I did see in one of the videos that the glove box was ample. The one thing I will miss that we have in the C7 is the cool hidden panel behind the screen that even has a USB port. The doors pictures I have seen seem to have ample extruding pockets that seem to be about the same as the ones on the C7.
        I'll miss that too ... I keep a micro fiber cloth there

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bobbytinvab View Post

          I'll miss that too ... I keep a micro fiber cloth there
          I keep my Walther PPK there. Totally James Bond style. Some keep their pot there

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          • #6
            Someone will probably come up with an aftermarket piece to put behind the seats attached to the back wall or glass.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ZORA 69 View Post

              I keep my Walther PPK there. Totally James Bond style. Some keep their pot there
              PPK is old school and sophisticated. Love it.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by meyerweb View Post
                There's a slot in the waterfall behind the center console to hold a cellphone.
                That waterfall seems to have a lot of unused space. Your phone only takes up the bottom third or so, plus you need a bit of room to reach over and insert / extract it, but that still leaves a fair amount of space below the shiny speaker housing which looks like a prime spot for *something*.

                Maybe I can mount a small fire extinguisher there for track days.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Klinn View Post

                  Maybe I can mount a small fire extinguisher there for track days.
                  Or velcro your handgun.
                  Delivered 5/29!: Scarlet Fever 2021 2LT HTC, Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat, two-tone Naturalw/ suede inserts, Mag Ride, Performance Exhaust, MRR 755 Gunmetal wheels

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ZORA 69 View Post
                    I did see in one of the videos that the glove box was ample. The one thing I will miss that we have in the C7 is the cool hidden panel behind the screen that even has a USB port. The doors pictures I have seen seem to have ample extruding pockets that seem to be about the same as the ones on the C7.
                    I agree, that hidden storage area behind the screen has to be the best ever in any car. Will definitely miss it, but bring on my ME.

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                    • #11
                      Just curious - how do you bring home a whole pizza for the family?
                      Black/ Natural (GBA/ HUV) Z51, 2LT, GT1, FE4, E60, NPP, Q8Q, VQK,...Was # 465 at Kerbeck,.TPW: 2/17/20, Status to 6000 on 3/20/20

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                      • #12
                        Just curious - how do you bring home a whole pizza for the family?
                        Ah! That goes over the intake manifold. It's where you cook road-kill.

                        Where does James Bond hang his tuxedo? And my shirts?
                        C8 Coupe, Zeus Bronze, 3LT, TU7, HUE, GUI, CF7, EFY, EYK, J6N, NPP, E60, STI, VQK

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by FrankM View Post
                          Just curious - how do you bring home a whole pizza for the family?
                          Chevy Tahoe??
                          Steve
                          NE Florida
                          C8 deposit down!

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                          • #14
                            Have them deliver the family size to our house, or take the C8 without a passenger but with a big towel on the passenger seat.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by John View Post
                              Have them deliver the family size to our house, or take the C8 without a passenger but with a big towel on the passenger seat.
                              In my C7 'vert, the pizza generally rides in the passenger seat, or the passenger's lap. Or buy rectangular pizzas.
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                              Never grow up - It's a trap.

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