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CORVETTE TODAY #121 - Corvette News & Headlines, Mid August 2022

The world of Corvette is really heating up with the release of pricing for the C8 Z06. Your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett and Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger are back with the most current Corvette news and headlines. https://youtu.be/QRAUz6Att0k; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...jnmYV0amyIoQR2
Here are a few of the topics discussed in this week’s show….
1.Chevrolet offering C8 Z06 buyers $5,000 in rewards for not “flipping” their car
2.GM limits the warranty transferability of the C8 Z06 to people who flip their cars
3.The C8 Z06 Order Guide is now available for download
4.FBI raids a Chinese-owned company that makes aluminum wheels for GM
5.Spring Mountain is back open after a flash flood covered the track with sand & debris
6.Our "Corvette Insider" Manny Katakis is back with insider information!
7.Lingenfelter introduces high performance CAI for the C8
8.The first 35th Anniversary Callaway C8 arrives at Ciocca Chevrolet
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Find out your C8’s Order Status by asking!

Information provided to MidEngineCorvetteForum members, and with great thanks to Corvette Ed for answering your inquiry requests in our sticky’d “The C8 Order Inquiry Status Thread” in our “Purchasing Section.”https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...inquiry-thread
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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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  • Article... C8 causing issues for the competition

    I always enjoy reading things like this. There are LOTS of great cars these days but what GM has done with the C8 is really special IMO. Nothing new but a decent "feel good" piece for the C8

    2020 C8 | Torch Red | Z51 | 3LT | Carbon | Comp Seats
    2016 Porsche GT4 | Black everything ... sold
    2016 BMW M2 | Blue | MT ... sold
    2014 C7 | Torch Red | Z51 | 2LT ... sold

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    Nothing else on my radar even if someone gives me $50K. I priced a 2020 911, with its 443 HP and it’s 393 TQ, and while still leaving $10K in its options unchecked, I was over $175,000.
    Z06 coming late this summer: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, with every piece of visible carbon fiber available to us. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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      I have been saying since Chevrolet 's rumors started about the C8 and what would happen to competitors. And, GM not only delivered they delivered at a much lower price than expected. Yes, The Corvettes competition is in trouble. Especially Porsche. Either Porsche will have to drop the price on the Boxster /Cayman or stop building them. They are already down to only 6,000 units a year in the 718 chassis. They are losing money and will have to stop production if that falls to what is expected. Is Porsche heading to production of only their non sports cars as sports cars sales are diminishing.? Did Bob Lutz make a good Call when he said Corvette will be building SUVs in the future. ?? As popular as this C8 is going to be with the already established Corvette fans. Can it survive 5 years?? This is dependant on GMs anticipation of getting a new demographic audiance and the European and Asian markets. If that does not happen The C8 may and I said MAY no longer exist in 7 years. We may never see a C9.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ZORA 69 View Post
        If that does not happen The C8 may and I said MAY no longer exist in 7 years. We may never see a C9.

        Some of us, myself included, just hope that we exist in 7 years!😀

        '64 Silver Grey Coupe (custom paint)- still our favorite
        '13 White/Blue Diamond 427 60th roadster - favorite late model
        Several others including two C7's

        '20... Zeus Bronze Coupe, 2LT, GT2 seats, Natural two tone, Body color accents, Pewter wheels- 10/1/20😀 GAME CHANGER

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        • #5
          Originally posted by George View Post


          Some of us, myself included, just hope that we exist in 7 years!😀
          I have said that as well George,Once I get my C8 I don't care if GM builds a C9 how can it possibly be better? Maybe a slighly re design of the rear fascia?.

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            The car companies have been trying so hard to sell volume numbers of their priced 100/500K$ two seaters sports cars to the hoards of high income 20/30 year olds , that you wonder how they ever continued to loose market share and interest over the past 30 years. With no student loans in the way it should be a breeze. Cheap rent leaves plenty net disposable income for Vettes and Porches, to rest the Sunday Ferraris.

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