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Z06 Potential Patents

As we get ready for the Z06’s debut sometime in the next year, IMO time to brush up on the 23 GM C8 patents — many of which are Z06 potentials: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...alized-patents
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Camo’d ME Has U.S.A. Flag Sticker

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  • Camo’d ME Has U.S.A. Flag Sticker

    I love the irony here of spending all the money to camo a U.S.A. made Corvette, yet someone stuck an Amaerican flag sticker on it.


    Originally posted by gmauthority
    Mid-Engine Corvette C8 Spied At the Nurburgring With U.S.A. Sticker (By AAron Brzozowski)
    • — SEP 8, 2018
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    Did you know that 100 pecent of the people currently in GMAuthority‘s employ reside within the United States?

    It’s true, and while as journalists we recognize the varied achievements of automakers from the world over, as Americans, we take particular pride in the feats of our own domestic automotive manufacturers. So, we were especially delighted when our spy photographer camped out at Germany’s world-famous Nürburgring Nordschleife produced a few images of the forthcoming mid-engine Corvette (C8) rocking the old red-white-and-blue on its derrière, if you’ll pardon our French.

    As shown in these photos, the mid-engine Corvette C8 prototype proudly wore a “U.S.A.” bumper sticker with an American flag pattern as it drove around the distinguished European road course, representing its home country while on the old continent. There is perhaps something a bit funny about it wearing any sort of identifying feature while it’s all covered up in obfuscating camouflage, but we’re too darn proud to laugh.



    Making us all the more proud as GM fans is that the forthcoming mid-engine Corvette is nearly ready to join a small, elite class of rear-mid-engine American production cars. While it’s a layout that’s long been embraced by several boutique European carmakers, America’s volume automakers have never been quite as keen to install the powerplant just ahead of the rear axle, although the Pontiac Fiero and Ford GT (and earlier GT40) are notable exceptions. The Chevrolet Corvair and DeLorean DMC-12 utilized a rear-engine layout, where most of the engine sat behind the rear axle, while AMC’s AMX/3 never quite made it to production.

    Why move to a rear-mid-engine layout? It’s all about the distribution of weight between the axles. Putting mass at the rear of the vehicle helps keep the driven wheels glued for maximum acceleration, and under braking, much of the weight shifts forward anyway, helping the front tires slow the car and exercise strong cornering grip. Now, today’s Chevrolet Corvette – the C7 – already has a slightly rear-biased weight distribution, thanks to a front-mid-engine layout and a rear-mounted transaxle, but even more bias is never a bad thing.

    The new layout should help the forthcoming mid-engine Corvette / Corvette C8 compete with the very best of them. It’s a good time to be an American.
    http://gmauthority.com/blog/2018/09/...u-s-a-sticker/
    Last edited by John; 09-08-2018, 05:35 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.

  • #2
    Usa usa usa !!!!
    Sigmon - Hamilton, Ohio, USA
    2021 Elkhart Lake Blue Stingray coupe, Adrenaline red 3LT Z51, D30, BV4, E60, EYK, FA5, FE4, Q8T, ZZ3, J6N
    Deposit: March 20/20, 1100: Nov 17/20, 2000: Feb 12/21, 3000: Feb 17/21, 3300: April 15/21, 3400: April 23/21 TPW 5/3/21, 3800: 5/4/21, 4200: TBD, 5000: TBD, 6000: TBD

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    • #3
      Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if they did this.

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      • #4
        Obviously it's intended to improves sales in Europe
        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
          We know it's a GM vehicle, the camo is there to obscure the final details of the design. Now... if it had the cross flags logo, that might be very telling indeed!
          Vin # 2539
          Torch Red LT2 Z51

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          • #6
            In noodling around the interwebs I came across this, meaning the "USA" stickers may not just be showing off, but rather a legal requirement in Europe for a US-registered car.

            This European custom became an international requirement in many countries after the U.N.’s Geneva Convention on Road Traffic (1949) and Vienna Convention on Road Traffic (1968). It was agreed upon that a distinguishing sign of the country of registration had to be displayed on the rear of the vehicle. It also stipulated that the sign could either be placed separately from the registration plate or could be incorporated into the vehicle’s number plate and if the international registration letter was incorporated into the licence plate, it also had to appear on the front number plate.



            These days, oval stickers with an international circulation mark are not as common anymore in Europe, since standard E.U. number plates have integrated the country code into a blue strip on the left side of the plate.
            Last edited by Bikerjulio; 09-09-2018, 07:05 AM.
            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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