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Corvette Today News & Headlines: Late January, 2023

With the announcement of the 2024 Corvette E-Ray, your CORVETTE TODAY host Steve Garrett, and Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger have a lot to tell you about !!! https://youtu.be/734VgDupTBI; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...UAAEX2obMOXMml
Plus, we get a possible glimpse into the Corvette future with Manny Katakis from Muscle Cars & Truck with what the C9 Corvette could look like. Besides the E-Ray, here are some of the other stories Steve and Keith will discuss....
1. Corvette beats the Porsche 911 as Consumer Reports most satisfying car to own.
2. GM delivers over 9,000 Corvettes in the 4th quarter of 2022
3. Corvette Racing debuts the GT3.R on January 27th at the Rolex 24
4. The Mecum Auction at Kissimmee sells the very first Corvette Sting Ray
5. The National Corvette Museum hosts exhibits to celebrate 70 years of Corvette
All the Corvette E-Ray news you want and need plus much more on next week's CORVETTE TODAY News & Headlines show!
Listen to the podcast, watch the YouTube video, join the Facebook group, sign up for email notifications and shop in the Merchandise Store at: www.CorvetteToday.com
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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

E-Ray Visualizer: https://visualizer.chevrolet.com/ui?...US&channel=b2c
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: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...rs-information
E-Ray Leaked Info/Visualizer: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...tte-e-ray-leak
Z51 & Z06 GM Track Specs: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ecommendations
Z06 BUILD & PRICE: https://www.chevrolet.com/performanc...d-price/config
Z06 Order Guide: https://www.gmfleetorderguide.com/NA...D=22412&type=0
Z06 Pricing Spreadsheet: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...9Chvp%E2%80%9D
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: https://www.corvetteblogger.com/docs...ersManual.pdf; and,
https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...owner-s-manual
* 2023 GM Bash Major Seminar with HQ video: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ore-bash-video
*2023 Stingray Visualizer: https://visualizer.chevrolet.com/ui?...US&channel=b2c
* COPMPLETE 2023 STINGRAY PRICING: https://www.corvetteactioncenter.com...ion-Center.pdf
*2023 Stingray (ONLY Order Guide: https://www.gmfleetorderguide.com/NA...D=22412&type=0
*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: https://visualizer.chevrolet.com/ui?...US&channel=b2c
Order Guide (unofficial): https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-action-center
*Z06 vs Z07 Aero Components: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...s-similarities
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Large People Fit: 6’5”, 300 #’s & He Fits In C8

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  • Large People Fit: 6’5”, 300 #’s & He Fits In C8

    Thanks to Quinten, here’s a video for your consideration from Lethal Garage.

    Originally posted by Quinten
    I know that a lot of you have been asking about how well the C8 will work for taller people, and this is the best example that I have seen so far. This is Matt, a popular guy in the Camaro scene, and he went to Paradise Chevy to see if he fits in the C8. As the Title says, he's 6'5" with a longer torso and about 300lbs, and he does fit in the car with the GT2 seats. He thinks that he can even wear a helmet and fit properly. You can skip to his coverage of the interior at 6:53.
    2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option order-able including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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    That is good news. As John always cautions large people should try and fit for themselves.

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      I am 6’4” but I have a very unusual build. 165lb and 36” inseam(Think all legs). I wonder if that will make any difference? Does it have more legroom as well as the additional headroom?

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        John, Thanks for posting this for us tall guys.

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          Originally posted by mpgxsvcd View Post
          I am 6’4” but I have a very unusual build. 165lb and 36” inseam(Think all legs). I wonder if that will make any difference? Does it have more legroom as well as the additional headroom?
          The car has +1” legroom. I personally verified it. I would still try the car first if I had a 36” inseam..
          2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option order-able including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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            For me, a more important question is "how high can I raise the seat?". Legroom is never an issue.
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            • #7
              Another comment thanks to a friend and Rick Conti’s VLOG quoting him:

              Originally posted by Savoy2001
              Rick Conti had a guy on his vlog this morning who was at the reveal in California and he is a big heavy dude. Says he's tight in c7's obviously but in the c8 had more leg room for sure and slightly more hip/elbow room so that's good to hear as well. He sat in gt2 seats but when he sat on the comp seats he felt to tight.
              I know the gentlemen being referred to and he is a very kind and very smart person and large (5’10”; 320 pounds)
              Last edited by John; 07-26-2019, 06:30 PM.
              2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option order-able including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                When the question is the location of the spare tire on the C8, the answer is on the waist line of some of the potential owners.
                2022 HTC 2LT Z51
                Front lift, mag ride
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                  Originally posted by mpgxsvcd View Post
                  I am 6’4” but I have a very unusual build. 165lb and 36” inseam(Think all legs). I wonder if that will make any difference? Does it have more legroom as well as the additional headroom?
                  The gentleman did point out in the video that it had more legroom for him than the C7.

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                    I still have not seen the schedule of where this car would be shown with the 125 dealers.

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                      Originally posted by ZORA 69 View Post
                      I still have not seen the schedule of where this car would be shown with the 125 dealers.
                      I think it's 'stickied'

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ZORA 69 View Post
                        I still have not seen the schedule of where this car would be shown with the 125 dealers.
                        GM has not yet released it so we are patching it together as best we can (will be working on one integrated version tonight before sleep). Yes, as Adrenaline Junky noted, it is stickied.
                        2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option order-able including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                          6/4”, 285 fit no problems: Thanks to Dave Hrejsa for posting this:

                          Originally posted by DaveHrejsa
                          6'4" 285 I fit no problem Smiles for Miles
                          Just had the opportunity to sit in a Rapid Blue 3LT, it is fantastic!! I fit with way more room than my C7, egress is better than the C7 and the 3LT interior is really nice. Anyone on the fence about the C8 needs to get in one really give it a hard look.

                          No, no issues at all, just different from the C7. What I really liked was the fact that I had much more room and the ability to adjust the seat more than in my C7. And the rear camera really looks great in the mirror. I am assuming hi def.
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                          2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option order-able including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                            Do the seats recline at all?

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                              They do and more than in a C7. Of course the more forward they are the more they recline.
                              2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option order-able including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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