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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.;
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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Saw the orange C8 today in Little Falls NJ

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  • Saw the orange C8 today in Little Falls NJ

    Plenty of pictures around of this car so I thought I’d post a picture of one the looks very similar

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    In a nutshell, the C8 looks amazing, kudos to the Corvette team for pulling off this feat of complete platform re-engineering. I just hope it rides and drives as well as they’re saying since test drives are unlikely anytime soon. I was concerned about the look of the added rear length, especially since fitting in a rear trunk was a design requirement and might have resulted in compromises. However since the wheelbase is so long with the rear tires far back as determined by the transaxle position, the proportions seem to work out fine. The Audi R8 uses their side “blades” to break this up and corvette has its enormous side scoop with contrasting trim. I’m still undecided if I like the Z51 wing – then again I’m not getting Z51 so problem solved for me! Depending on pricing, I may go for the carbon fiber interior trim and GT2 seats with the carbon fiber trim, but the GT1 seats on display appeared to have identical padding to GT2 and the “nappa” leather upgrade wasn’t that obvious also. I may stick with GT1 and the standard satin silver trim which matches all of the other areas that can’t be changed from silver. The fancy stitched leather covered mouse over the mode select knob is kind of odd - I figured it would rock down to select a function but apparently it is just a hand rest! The ride height of the Z51 car looked pretty high so I hope the base suspension cars don't ride any higher.
    No real new info to report, but I was told non-Z51 cars will also get the Z-mode steering wheel button and early Z51 cars will be forced to include mag-ride option. Never been sold on mag ride since those metal particles in the shock fluid wear out the seals and they all eventually fail (but that's just my opinion).

    Chevy may just show everyone once and for all that paying more than corvette prices just buys you a very expensive badge!

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    Time will tell, but I think a lot of the answers GM reps are giving out at these showings are going to be shown to be inaccurate. We've seen versions of the steering wheel with and without the Z button, so I'll be surprised if the Z button is standard on all cars. And while GM certainly could force the FE4 option, I think it more likely that option will be constrained than mandatory. I have zero inside knowledge, however.
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      Thanks C8 Dreamer. Glad you are liking the car! Very interesting news that early Z51 orderers will be required to also get mag ride (MSRC). When latter confirmed, that would throw a timing monkey wrench in some folks’ ordering plans.
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        She's thinking "I'm taking this thing EVERYWHERE!!!!" He's thinking "how do I keep her from driving this thing?"


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          I was down there today too...nice dealership. Nice channel 12 news was down there today as well...

          i jad a quicj run in at 12:40 and split around 1:25...

          for anyone wondering these events are awesome. Where ever you are located throughout the united states....try and get to one...

          i measured the front nose of the z51 to the ground and it seems fine for survival even if you dont order E60 front end lift system... i would spend the 1500 for E60 if I could but im not dropping 5 grand for 2LT to get the honor and privilege to then order E60 for 1500.

          i totally respect GM s thought and ordering process...i dont mind paying 1500 for E60 and not getting that glorious gos 1000 automatic lift actions just to be able to push the button on my own would be fine but I cant get E60 with 1LT so its a no go...

          Ill survive as I have in the past 20 years of driving corvette...

          not to drone on about that E60 snafu ...this c8 is awesome...everyone seems to love it...its an amazing supercar with its sub 3 second performance

          lots of great people at each of these events...and for you single guys the girls are smoking hot looking too...

          Ive been told black exterior black interior is what the young chevy girls working the lines say is best...

          im sure they are right but im doing either white or red exterior this time around...

          the recent white 488 ive seen at brunch has me considering a wicked white c8 as well as torch red...

          so many great color choices ...on such a great looking new corvette...

          i got a chance to sit behind the wheel and the interior (3LT with gt2 seats are sweet for those going that route) the interior and steering wheel just in general form was freakin awesome!

          I have to have this corvette!

          I know second or third year could be less expensive by a few dollars although with demand being so high I even doubt any discounts throughout at least the first few years...lwho cares about discounts!

          i believe msrp for the z51 fe4 will be worth every dime being charged ...

          im hopeful for 5 grand on z51 and 1800 give or take a few dollars for the first year...

          fwiw i think I saw that young blonde in the drivers seat at the italiano festival in a ferrari f40 and her husbands an even bigger car collector...

          i could be wrong nut it sure looks like the hottie i saw with her son as she won best in show at italiano festival in hohokus that day about a month ago....