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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. https://youtu.be/3u0WMcgtnWI ; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...GToHlBAjuBPZxz. Harlan gives us an extensive overview is this revolutionary new Corvette and give us insight never heard before about the upcoming E-Ray. www.CorvetteToday.com
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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 !!! https://youtu.be/734VgDupTBI; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...UAAEX2obMOXMml
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: www.CorvetteToday.com
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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: https://visualizer.chevrolet.com/ui?...US&channel=b2c
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: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...rs-information
E-Ray Leaked Info/Visualizer: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...tte-e-ray-leak
Z51 & Z06 GM Track Specs: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ecommendations
Z06 BUILD & PRICE: https://www.chevrolet.com/performanc...d-price/config
Z06 Order Guide: https://www.gmfleetorderguide.com/NA...D=22412&type=0
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: https://www.corvetteblogger.com/docs...ersManual.pdf; and,
https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...owner-s-manual
* 2023 GM Bash Major Seminar with HQ video: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ore-bash-video
*2023 Stingray Visualizer: https://visualizer.chevrolet.com/ui?...US&channel=b2c
* COPMPLETE 2023 STINGRAY PRICING: https://www.corvetteactioncenter.com...ion-Center.pdf
*2023 Stingray (ONLY Order Guide: https://www.gmfleetorderguide.com/NA...D=22412&type=0
*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: https://visualizer.chevrolet.com/ui?...US&channel=b2c
Order Guide (unofficial): https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-action-center
*Z06 vs Z07 Aero Components: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...s-similarities
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ME Grill vs. Required License Plate

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  • ME Grill vs. Required License Plate

    Two front grille treatments have been shown to us.


    While this is the front fascia we have been expecting...

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    This is what GM is testing at the ‘Ring right now.

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    Since 30+ states require a front plate, just dawned on me that while several of us earlier dismissed this center of grill occlusion as “just GM deliberate camo mid-direction,” that the C8’s grill center piece, just like the aero plate cover that was standard issue for all C7’s, could be being tested for how it effects cooling system adequacy — critical for those who are going to have to run with that aero cover on due to the front plate requirement.

    Here is Kirk Bennion, Corvette Exterior Design Manager, describing the C7’s treatment of the license plate aero cover.



    2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option order-able including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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    Fortunate no front plates here in Florida. Nice option for those who need it, and extremely easy to remove. It's TOO HOT here for that. Keep it open and let that puppy breathe.
    Rocket City Florida - 2013 427 Vert - 2015 ZO6 - 2020 Stingray

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    • #3
      John great point on the center testing and the plate. Texas has the law and 90% of us with sports cars don’t have plates and police usually don’t bother us. It does give them a reason to pull us over. Many use the tow hook section on the front of the car they make special hooks.

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      • #4
        Would be nice if a way of mounting a plate was provided that does not involve drilling/damaging the front fascia. My C6 already had the plate holder mounted when I bought it. A big negative for some people. On the plus side the police around here seem pretty relaxed about front plates, so I may just try to leave it off.
        2020 C8 Corvette.D.O.B 2/03/2020
        Shadow Grey Metallic on Black
        2LT, Z51 + MRC. GT1 seats.
        Spectra Grey Tridents.
        Carbon flash mirrors and spoiler.

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        • #5
          My salesman pulls the mounting hardware from the car as soon as it rolls off the transport so there's no chance of the boys in back mounting. To avoid a $75 ticket I trimmed the plate down & curved it to fit within the opening of our C6 & ZL1. The aero mount on the C7 was not offensive to me so I used it. I will do whatever I have to on the ME to make it as un offensive as possible.

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          • #6
            No front plate required in North Carolina. They even eliminated the paper glue on yearly renewal certificate that was required on the inside of the windshield. So all good in NC.
            3LT Long Beach Red , Z51, FE4 , ZZ3, Black interior ,38S red stitching, Q8T, FA5, ER1, CFX, and R8C

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            • #7
              A lot of places don't require a front plate including where I live, so hopefully they just have it as an option. it would look pretty silly seeing one with a spot for a plate, but nothing there.

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              • #8
                You only need a rear plate on a Corvette anyway... that's the only one the law will see as you blow by!
                Vin # 2539
                Torch Red LT2 Z51

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                • #9
                  It is a $144 ticket in my state, where two plates are required, most drive for years without getting one. However, exponentially growing use of red light camers and speed limit cameras might change the percentage who choose to comply with that requirement.

                  I choose to run with both, but have put the plate where I want.

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                  Other friends in my state choose to put it on top of the dash, close to the windshield.

                  I have no idea what I might do when our ME arrives.
                  2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option order-able including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks to CRABBYJ, we have this nice, synthesized front plate display option, and clearly consistent with the center covering on the 4 ME’s running at the ‘Ring.

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                    • #11
                      All of a sudden it dawned on me, that perhaps, referring to the front grille only, what we are seeing at the ‘Ring and below, is all we could be getting for the 2020 ME’s grille (center area covered)....

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                      And that not until the 2021 wide bodied version arrives, do we get this totally open grille?

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                      This could fit with a little birdie whispering to me, that while he “really, really, really likes” the 2020 version, that he is over-the-moon with the later wide-bodied version.
                      2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option order-able including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                      • #12
                        Front plates are required here in MD. When I got my new C7 in February 2014 I was able to get away without displaying a front plate for a whole two weeks before I was pulled over and issued a written warning. That was when driving a C7 was like waving a red flag of noticeability (still so to some degree). In contrast, I've never displayed a front tag on my 2014 XTSvsport and have had no challenges.

                        After I got the C7 warning I mounted the aero plate holder. Its satisfactory and subdued. I'm hoping the C8 has a similar arrangement as opposed to the standard C7 front plate mount which has been labeled "The Big Ugly".

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by John View Post
                          All of a sudden it dawned on me, that perhaps, referring to the front grille only, what we are seeing at the ‘Ring and below, is all we could be getting for the 2020 ME’s grille (center area covered)....

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                          And that not until the 2021 wide bodied version arrives, do we get this totally open grille?

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                          This could fit with a little birdie whispering to me, that while he “really, really, really likes” the 2020 version, that he is over-the-moon with the later wide-bodied version.
                          I actually like the first one better. As long as it allows for ample supply of airflow. I always worry about cooling living in Florida and sometimes stuck in stop and go traffic on 100 degree days. Wonder where the relief vents will be? Hopefully both on the front fenders and through the Hood (Frunk) as well.
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