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Corvette Today Podcast: TONS OF NEWS THIS WEEK

We've been doing Corvette news & headlines podcasts on CORVETTE TODAY since September 2020. I don't remember ever doing a news & headlines podcast with this much critical information packed into one podcast! https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/show/...ppfrkBCyZstwdl. This is a "must listen" to podcast. Here are a few of the topics covered in this episode....

1. Chevrolet confirms the introduction this Fall of the 2023 C8 Z06 with a new video release-and it sounds like a Ferrari
2. Corvette dominates sales in Q2 2021
3. Chevy dealerships have received their first 2022 C8 allocations
4. Callaway looks ahead to 2022 and the Callaway C8 Corvette
5. Right-hand drive C8 is revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK
6. New GT-3 spec C8.R expected in 2024
7. California will start failing cars with tuned ECU’s during smog checks
8. The National Corvette Museum delivers their 14,000th Corvette
9. A couple exchanges wedding vows before taking delivery of their C8 at the NCM
10. "Life in the Fast Lane" by The Eagles is a story of cocaine and a fast Corvette
11. Sigala Designs shows off a completed widebody kit for the C8
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[Jalopnik] The Mid-Engine Corvette Has Arrived At The Nürburgring

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  • [Jalopnik] The Mid-Engine Corvette Has Arrived At The Nürburgring


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    Photo: Stefan Baldauf

    It may be Labor Day in the U.S., but the Corvette team is skipping the holiday to test a certain prototype at the world’s most intense race track. Here’s the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette arriving at a testing center near the Nürburging, and with less camouflage than we’ve seen previously.

    We got a tip that the new mid-engine Corvette would be doing some testing at the ‘Ring this week, and that tip turned out to be right. It definitely appears to be the street car, too, not the C8.R we caught running at Road America earlier this summer.

    Up until now, most of the mid-engine Corvette mules we’ve seen have been draped in heavy black wrappings, but from these photos we can make out a lot more, including the aggressive intakes, a ZR1-ish front bumper, and the familiar-looking tail lamps and headlights.

    We’ve heard the mid-engine Corvette—a layout that’s been teased and toyed with and has almost happened for decades now—will get a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 as well as a twin-turbo V8 option, and possibly with a hybrid variant at the top of the range.

    More on this as we get it from the ‘Ring this week.










    https://jalopnik.com/the-mid-engined...ing-1828783011
    Last edited by Manta Ray; 09-03-2018, 09:31 AM.
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    For a base car, it is nice but it is safe to say I will wait for the higher performance model. This car won’t be expensive as many people indicated. Maybe $5k more or so than current model. I am a bit disappointed as to how the front of this car looks. In profile, the front looks extremely short. I was afraid the car was going to be huge...that is not the case at all, but the front looks out of proportion (too stubby).

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    • #3
      And from the rear, it looks “leaner” than many expected too.

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      • #4
        Thank you Manta Ray for finding and posting this article!!! Good on you.


        https://jalopnik.com/the-mid-engined...ing-1828783011
        Last edited by John; 09-03-2018, 10:41 AM.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by John View Post
          And from the rear, it looks “leaner” than many expected too.

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          Camaro styling unfortunately.

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          • #6
            Only thing i dont like is the Camaro-like rear... Hope that from now until the reveal they transform it into a more exotic and unique look.

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            • #7
              I am sure that GM has more up its sleeve. Looking still like placeholder tail lights, that the spoiler is still deliberately made bulbous in the center, and more.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by John View Post
                I am sure that GM has more up its sleeve. Looking still like placeholder tail lights, that the spoiler is still deliberately made bulbous in the center, and more.
                Agree. And once we’re able to see the contrasting vents and body lines, that rear fascia will look much better.

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                • #9
                  i can hear at tomorrow’s morning GM’s staff meeting of the Corvette team, laughing their asses off at our posts, not condescendingly, but from a tone of...

                  you ain’t seen nothing yet....
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                  • #10
                    Here's some more pics from Nurburgring.

                    http://andoniscars.blogspot.com/2018...hits-ring.html
                    Sources confirmed at least two C8s testing
                    Last edited by Cobra502; 09-03-2018, 12:28 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Thank you very much Cobra502. Here are the key new pictures from that link, including our first of the interior (but that is still very disguised).

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by PaulChristian View Post

                        Camaro styling unfortunately.
                        I suspect that without the camo hiding the 3 dimensionality of the rear fascia it will have a family resemblance to the Camaro, but still look considerably different. The Camo completely hides the deeply recessed vents at the left and right sides, for example, which I think will change the look dramatically.
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                        • #13
                          Good analysis meyerweb, for we can compare what we are seeing between these two pictures.

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                          And this; still more padding to be later removed.

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                          • #14
                            She looks a bit intimidating even with the placeholder headlights!

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