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CORVETTE TODAY #164 - My Trip To The Amelia Island Concours

In March of this year, your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, attended the unveiling of the three 1960 Cunningham Corvettes from Le Mans at the Amelia Island Concours. Steve recaps his weekend at Amelia Island and all the events that took place during the show! https://youtu.be/qbRpTBgmINk; https://adori.page.link/?link=https:..._iipp=1&_icp=1
The Cunningham Corvettes were the hit of the entire weekend and you'll hear about the whole story on this episode of CORVETTE TODAY.
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Sigala Back As MECF Venodr

What is new? For MECF members, has developed a new customer communications system, trained more staff, and with some inducements is committed to providing your products along their stated completion timelines.
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CORVETTE TODAY #163 - Corvette News & Headlines, Late May 2023

Recognizing Memorial Day, there is still a lot of news coming out in the world of Corvette! Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger is back on the show with your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, to detail all the important things happening with America's Sports Car.
https://youtu.be/rxfxMDsr05Y; https://adori.page.link/?link=https:..._iipp=1&_icp=1
Here are a few of the topics covered by Steve and Keith on this week's show:
1. Engineers are spotted in what we think is the C8 ZR1 prototype
2. We have two new E-Ray videos available
3. New Z06 allocations went out in the middle of this month (May 2023)
4. The National Corvette Museum names a new Marketing Director
5. Australia recalls the 2022 C8 Corvette for being too loud
6. Did GM's Instagram page give us a C9 Corvette preview?
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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

2023 Corvette Brochure: https://www.chevrolet.com/content/da...D7Q0fp8nIEE57Y
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 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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Nurburgring Testing - Underbody Protrusions

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  • Nurburgring Testing - Underbody Protrusions

    Has anyone else noticed these protrusions on the underside of the cars testing at the Nordschleife? At first I thought they may be ducts for brake cooling or something of the like, but I wonder if these could also be part of an active suspension system for the car. It seems there’s one for each wheel and the patent for the system indicated sensors to measure the height of the car from the road surface. What do you guys think?
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    Skid plates? Temporary while testing.

    I only say that because in the last video there's a moment when the car is in the bumpy carousel section and the sound of a scrape is noticeable.

    Definitelty there is something hitting the ground at 1:19

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    Last edited by ABorC; 09-09-2018, 11:50 AM.
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    • #3
      I heard that scraping in the first video, less in the following ones one the same section of the track. I am sure that “back at their garage” after each day’s run, or maybe even mid-day, they are constantly adjusting, e.g., maybe ride height adjusters in this case?
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        Originally posted by Bikerjulio View Post

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        Off topic, but I really like the aggressive profile of the C8 in your screen cap. Reminds me of a Lamborghini Diablo.


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        • #5
          I sure hope the C8 doesn't ride so low it need skid plates. It would be totally impractical in the real world, with potholes, speed bumps, driveway aprons, etc.

          Sort of like this:


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          • #6
            Scraping in the carousel is what all cars do there. Its the right front bumper/facia. Watch any vids of any cars going through there at speed and they all scrape the right front and make that horrible noise. Just my opinion but it appears that they may be using active underbody aero similar to what Lambo is doing. I know GM applied for some patents on this and there are some images somewhere showing the aero enhancements.

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            • #7
              Thank you RoketRdr. Here, BTW is the active aero patents; while on a C7, all said when it was first discovered by CorvetteBlogger on March 23, 2017, that the patents were for the C8.

              https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...re-active-aero
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              • #8
                Originally posted by John View Post
                Thank you RoketRdr. Here, BTW is the active aero patents; while on a C7, all said when it was first discovered by CorvetteBlogger on March 23, 2017, that the patents were for the C8.

                https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...re-active-aero
                Yep thats the one I remember seeing. Looks like they relocated the active underbody "panels" from the original patent or the camera images are just playing tricks on the eyes. Either way it looks like they're finally adding the new technology needed to get up to speed with the exotics.

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                  Originally posted by Bikerjulio View Post
                  Skid plates? Temporary while testing.

                  I only say that because in the last video there's a moment when the car is in the bumpy carousel section and the sound of a scrape is noticeable.

                  Definitelty there is something hitting the ground at 1:19

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                  If you had the opportunity to watch the C7 Z06 being tested at the Nurburgring with Mero driving, it too made the same scrape sound on that same corner. I believe that the front splitter is what is making the sound. The photo illustrates how close the passenger side splitter is at that point. Nothing new, just a severe loading of the suspension in that hard and banked left hander. JMHO

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