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C8 Talk with Tadge Juechter | Corvettes at Carlisle 2019

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  • C8 Talk with Tadge Juechter | Corvettes at Carlisle 2019

    Here is a media event I attended on Day 2 of Corvettes at Carlisle in which Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter discussed the C8 Mid-Engine Corvette as well as took some questions from the audience.
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    Thank you D’ZR1 Messiah! I enjoyed your video, learned more information from it.
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    • #3
      Awesome!

      Thank you

      tadge and his staff from the PR guy,mthe technical engineers, the liaisons...everyone really cared to make this and every event for corvette enthusiasts to be the best that it could be...for us

      their passion is just not corvettes but also fir us as enthusiasts to enjoy ..

      i also believe the corvette enthusiasts are for the most part...all such wonderfully happy and nice people

      i dont know how many tens of thousands were at carlisle this past weekend but to a person, man women or child...just seemed to be there to enjoy with other enthusiasts...

      some brands, most brands dont have the same level of enthusiasm and unity...

      Young old, middle of the road age wise...older corvettes , newer corvettes...doesnt matter...

      What fun...
      Last edited by JB; 08-26-2019, 10:02 PM.

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      • #4
        Nice video, and good question you asked about how they designed the car to try to avoid the higher maintenance costs often associated with mid-engine designs. :thumbsup:

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        • #5
          Someone had asked whether the accessory belt could be changed without dropping the engine. Now we know straight from Juechter that it can indeed be done.

          Also nice to hear it was thermally validated on track with a pro driver, AC on, at 100˚ ambient temp. We'll see how it holds up in customer hands but if there are any issues I have no doubt the aftermarket will go full overkill with a driver's side scoop heat exchanger to match the passenger side one.

          I like hearing Tadge talk about the Corvette, you can tell he lives and breaths for his metal baby. He's so out of the norm for GM, almost like if Steve Jobs had worked for HP, lol.

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          • #6
            ^^^^

            In a QA session with the engineers responsible for thermal management, they said it was also tested for its ability to sit in stop and go traffic in hot weather without any problems. They said two hours in stop and go traffic in hot Temps is not a problem.
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            • #7
              Thank you all! Indeed it was awesome to hear straight from the man himself.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by electroVette View Post
                Someone had asked whether the accessory belt could be changed without dropping the engine. Now we know straight from Juechter that it can indeed be done.

                Also nice to hear it was thermally validated on track with a pro driver, AC on, at 100˚ ambient temp. We'll see how it holds up in customer hands but if there are any issues I have no doubt the aftermarket will go full overkill with a driver's side scoop heat exchanger to match the passenger side one.

                I like hearing Tadge talk about the Corvette, you can tell he lives and breaths for his metal baby. He's so out of the norm for GM, almost like if Steve Jobs had worked for HP, lol.
                Kinda strange that they didn’t include the heat exchangers on both scoops from the start. Guessing we will find out the reason later on.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RoketRdr View Post

                  Kinda strange that they didn’t include the heat exchangers on both scoops from the start. Guessing we will find out the reason later on.
                  I think I remember reading that an extra heat exchanger is added to the driver's side scoop on C8s exported to the mideast.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by electroVette View Post

                    I think I remember reading that an extra heat exchanger is added to the driver's side scoop on C8s exported to the mideast.
                    Exported to the Mideast? We need all the cooling we can get here down South US of A!
                    Last edited by RoketRdr; 08-28-2019, 06:42 PM.

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                    • #11
                      We can use it here in the desert Southwest also. Haven't had a day below 100 in months; bumping between 105 and 110 for the coming week. Give us heat exchangers!
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by RoketRdr View Post

                        Kinda strange that they didn’t include the heat exchangers on both scoops from the start. Guessing we will find out the reason later on.
                        Probably because it's not necessary, so why add cost, and expense for the customer, that adds no real value. The third radiator, btw, cools the transaxle and E-LSD, not the engine.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by RoketRdr View Post

                          Exported to the Mideast? We need all the cooling we can get here down South US of A!
                          Originally posted by German View Post
                          We can use it here in the desert Southwest also. Haven't had a day below 100 in months; bumping between 105 and 110 for the coming week. Give us heat exchangers!
                          You guys have nothing compared to mid-east temps that routinely hit 120 degrees in the summer, and not infrequently higher than that.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by meyerweb View Post



                            You guys have nothing compared to mid-east temps that routinely hit 120 degrees in the summer, and not infrequently higher than that.
                            We hit 115 in West Texas and parts of Arizona get hotter. At those temps 5 degrees difference doesn’t mean much to an automobile. Our track temps in Texas will exceed 150 degrees during the summer. We need that cooling.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by RoketRdr View Post

                              Exported to the Mideast? We need all the cooling we can get here down South US of A!
                              I wonder, if the NA LT2 needs four radiators for U.A.E export, then what about the twin turbo LT7? Seems like a central front radiator is almost certain. But then what of the frunk? It will be interesting to see how they solve that issue.

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