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CORVETTE TODAY - Kevin Mackay Talks About The Cunningham Corvette & Bringing It Back To Life

In 1960, Briggs Cunningham took 3 Corvettes to France to race at Le Mans. After that race, the cars were brought back to the United States, put back to original and sold to consumers. The #3 car was recovered about put back to the way it was when it raced in 1960 at Le Mans and is owned by a private owner.; The car is owned by Bruce Meyers of the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. But what happened to the car? After a long legal battle, Kevin Mackay from Corvette Repair in Long Island, New York, has been putting this historic Corvette back to it's original 1960 livery for the past year (after it was purchased by Briggs Cunningham's family at auction). Kevin comes back on CORVETTE TODAY to tell the story of the Cunningham Corvette and to tell you when and where you can see this car...with its two siblings! If you love the history of Corvette and its racing past, DO NOT MISS this episode of CORVETTE TODAY.
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Corvette Brand Manager, Harlan Charles Talks Everything E-Ray

Corvette Marketing & Brand Manager, Harlan Charles returns to CORVETTE TODAY with your host, Steve Garrett, to talk about the new 2024 Corvette E-Ray. ; Harlan gives us an extensive overview is this revolutionary new Corvette and give us insight never heard before about the upcoming E-Ray.
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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 !!!;
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:
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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:
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:
E-Ray Leaked Info/Visualizer: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...tte-e-ray-leak
Z51 & Z06 GM Track Specs: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ecommendations
Z06 Order Guide:
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:; and,
* 2023 GM Bash Major Seminar with HQ video: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ore-bash-video
*2023 Stingray Visualizer:
*2023 Stingray (ONLY Order Guide:
*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:
Order Guide (unofficial): https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-action-center
*Z06 vs Z07 Aero Components: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...s-similarities
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4.2L Motors Built By 1 Person

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    Here is an interesting article about BGA’s Powertrain Build Center (PBC) employees building the Cadillac’s 4.2L, TT motors. Just six employees in total will be building it, yet each motor will be completely assembled by just one of them. This makes sense in that the estimated annual take rate is around 2,000-3,000 CT6’s. However, that motor is also going to be later installed into the 2021 Cadillac Escala and perhaps other Cadillac. All this fits with BGA expanding the PBC right about now.So what does this say for the ME for 2020? I personally believe, “nothing” — at least not for the 2020 model year (MY), for my opinion is that we are only getting one motor option for 2020 (the LT1+.) However, we know we will be getting more powerful motors for the 2021+ Z06, the ZR1/ZORA C8 versions, and just like now, those too would be hand assembled by one PBC employee. Or hopefully, the Engine Build Option will also resume at some point so you could assemble your own motor under the tutoring (if/as necessary) of your PBC Guide Builder. We also do not know if even for the LT1+ for 2020 (and/or later), one might be able to select the Engine Build Option. Here below, is what we know; much of it, IMO will transfer to our ME motors down the road for 2021 (and maybe even sooner). We do know that the Enigne Build Option will resume at some point for the more powerful of the C8’s motors.

    Originally posted by GM Authority
    Just Six People Will Build Cadillac’s 4.2L LTA Twin-Turbo V8 Engine (By Sean Szymowski)
    • — AUG 31, 2018
    Cadillac will once again offer its own exclusive engine when the 4.2-liter DOHC twin-turbo V8 engine begins production for the 2019 CT6 sedan. Matching its exclusivity will be the small team of employees tasked with building the powerplant.

    Popular Mechanics reported Tuesday that a team of six workers will be assigned to build the 4.2-liter LTA V8 engine. However, only one worker will assemble one engine by hand at a time. Production will take place at the Bowling Green, Kentucky, assembly plant where other workers assemble General Motors’ small-block V8 engines used for the C7 Corvette.

    Jordan Lee, chief engineer for the 4.2-liter V8, told the publication that the new engine won’t be raucous like drivers may remember with small-block V8-powered Cadillacs such as the CTS-V. Instead, the new engine is meant to compliment the CT6’s extra weight with a silky response and less drama.

    “The engine is biased toward torque versus peak power,” he said.

    That doesn’t mean it will be a slouch, though. In its regular output, the engine makes 500 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. Stepping up the 2019 Cadillac CT6 V-Sport will see the engine produce 550 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque.

    We’ll likely see the engine make its way into many future Cadillac vehicles. The next-generation 2020 Escalade and new CT5 sedan seem like primary contender.
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