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Z06 Potential Patents

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  • What do you think the ME weight will be

    No real insight on my part. Would be nice if it dropped a couple hundred pounds.
    Won’t need a prop shaft so that should drop a little. Any other places it could loose weight without exotic materials?
    There is a madness to my method!

    2015 Z06 Torch/adrenaline
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    79 coupe Silver/oyster
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    3,303 pounds (wet weight). Definitively can use regular materials but with lightweighting, would save a bunch of weight.

    One of the best videos I have ever seen (2 minutes long):

    https://video.marketing.gm.com/10508...-weighting.mp4



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    Last edited by John; 08-30-2018, 04:40 PM.
    GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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    • #3
      3550 was my guess before I read that article the other day guessing the same thing. I think it was the carscoops website with the latest photos. I wish we could get back to the C5 C6 Z06 days but I think those days are long gone without the vette coming outta poor man territory.

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      • #4
        Just read that the weight of the 2019 Stingray is 3,298 pounds; I am changing my guess for the 2020 ME’s weight to 3,292 pounds.
        GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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        • #5
          3,300 lbs for coupe
          3,400 lbs for convertible
          Current Car - 550 HP 370Z Twin Turbo
          Current Motorcycle - 2018 Tuono 1100 Factory
          Future Car - ME Corvette!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by John View Post
            Just read that the weight of the 2019 Stingray is 3,298 pounds; I am changing my guess for the 2020 ME’s weight to 3,292 pounds.
            Can you post link? I just watched your video, I'll also change my guess to around 3475lbs.

            NVM: https://www.chevrolet.com/performanc...tyleOne=397566
            Last edited by Keagan-Z06; 08-30-2018, 05:49 PM.

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            • #7
              Current 2019 Weights:

              3298 Stingray 1LT
              3428 Grand Sport 1LT
              3524 Z06 1LZ
              3560 ZR1 1ZR

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              • #8
                ME Z51 1LZ will be around 3500. Unfortunately all the added radiators and lines for cooling will increase the weight. It’s funny when you load up the cars with extra leather and options how much that extra stuff increases the weight. Found out the hard way when weighing my cars. No biggie as I am not tracking this one.

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                • #9
                  What will it weigh if equipped with the Optional Carbon Fiber HT Convert and Carbon Fiber Hood ?
                  Rocket City Florida- 2001 ZO6 - 2013 427 Vert - 2020 Stingray

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                  • #10
                    3398 lbs for the targa with the lt1 derivative.and 1lt interior trim

                    europeans especially the italians are known to post false curb weights ......so keep that in mind for future comparisions.

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                    • #11
                      My old Z06 was 3150 which was ideal. I'm hoping they put it on a diet from the current weight of the C7ZR. Most likely they won't but I can hope

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                      • #12
                        Of course you have to take into account all the government mandated safety features that will be added. Added weight to the C7 design so I’m sure it will add to the C8. Safety is great but at some point there needs to be a limit. How are we going to get back to creating better drivers?
                        There is a madness to my method!

                        2015 Z06 Torch/adrenaline
                        2001 coupe Torch/oak R8C
                        79 coupe Silver/oyster
                        All one owner
                        Museum lifetime members

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JBsC6 View Post
                          3398 lbs for the targa with the lt1 derivative.and 1lt interior trim

                          europeans especially the italians are known to post false curb weights ......so keep that in mind for future comparisions.
                          Ah yes, the old, “not one ounce of fluids” in the car when some manufacturers weigh/announce its weigh. But doesn’t a car need coolant, oil, some amount of gasoline, etc to run???

                          Can be a massive difference between curb weight (as defined as "the weight of an automobile with standard equipment and fuel, oil, and coolant") and dry weight. A very expensive, exotic appears to have a 252 kg difference in those two calculations, e.g. over 500 pounds.

                          Thanks JBsC6 for that important alert.

                          GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                          • #14
                            I'll guess 3350 lb (the Ferrari 488 is 3241 lb).
                            My C8:
                            '20 Elkhart Lake Blue 2LT Coupe, Natural Interior, GT2 Two-Tone Seats, Performance Exhaust, Front Lift, Carbon Flash Wheels, Engine Appearance Package 2000 Status December 27, 2019; 3000 Status January 2, 2020; 3400 Status March 10, 2020;TPW March 16, 2020; Built June 4th, 2020 (COVID-19); Delivery July 1, 2020

                            Current Vettes:
                            '68 Lemans Blue 327/350 Convertible
                            '91 Turquoise Convertible with Hardtop
                            '14 Lime Rock Green 2LT Convertible, Black Top, Kalahari, 7-Speed, Performance Exhaust

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                            • #15
                              I'll be surprised if it's less than 3,300 and surprised (and disappointed) if it's more than 3,500.

                              I think it'll land 3,300 - 3,400.

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