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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. https://youtu.be/_g_9Eah8pS8; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...FbtXiohpLYxLCh 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. www.CorvetteToday.com
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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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  • HT ‘Vert Weight Penalty

    Not that a dedicated HT convertible lover would care, but what might its weight penalty be (if nothing else but for a Corvette trivia game)?

    A friend of mine, also smitten with fvs’s HT rendering, just sent me an email asking “do we know the weight penalty of the mid engine HT convertible versus the coupe?

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    Here is what I wrote him, but then afterwards thought that if we collectively worked on this, we would come up with better information.

    “HT vert weight penalty is something we do not yet know. As a reference, the C7 convertible is 64 pounds more than the coupe. Adding in a metal, carbon fiber or SMC top instead of a cloth top, is going to add some more weight (the coupe’s carbon fiber top weights 18 pounds), so just the top part itself might be a net of 10 pounds more than the cloth soft top.

    So my wild guess is that the HT Vert could weigh between 75 and 100 pounds more than a coupe.

    We will know on January 12th or 13th.”


    Your thoughts/perspectives/info on the HT’s weight penalty?
    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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    100 pounds give or take sounds about right. I looked up the Ferrari 488 for a reference point and the coupe weighs in at 3240.795 pounds while the Spider version is 3,362 pounds adding roughly 122 pounds to the vehicle. Of course all cars are different and this is a coupe vs a Spider, but it is something to go off of.

    For that car, there's a noticeable difference in the back (see picture) which would probably add some weight as well. The ME coupe and vert more or less share the same body, so it would probably only be the roof and mechanisms adding weight.

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    • #3
      Nice research Bluevette. Thank you.
      Enjoying my Shadow gray C8. What a car it is.

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      • #4
        Yep BV is right. MOST coupe/vert car families on the market are typically 120-150 lbs difference.

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        • #5
          The italians tend to give optimistic curb weights that even the ferrari guys over at ferrarichat laugh about.


          the difference in weight between coupe and hartop convertibles is as suggested above and should be correct.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by JBsC6 View Post
            The italians tend to give optimistic curb weights that even the ferrari guys over at ferrarichat laugh about.


            the difference in weight between coupe and hartop convertibles is as suggested above and should be correct.
            The problem with Ferrari's weight specs is that they offer a TON of light weight carbon fiber options so there's absolutely no way to list an average curb weight. The numbers that they do list, like for the 488, are for a car that's heavily optioned with the CF parts. The average 488 buyer doesn't purchase all the add on CF because the cost is another $75K. So you can add about 75-100 lbs to the listed curb weights for their cars.

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              Most of the carbon fiber option packages on ferraris are cosmetic. The italians are notorious for weighing their vehicles dry with no fluids and they then again create a romantic swirl about how lightweight their cars are..

              its not real but it doesnt really matter one way or the other..its the end result on the track and of course on the road...not to mention the cluntry club..

              im not knocking the beautiful ialian cars. As any car enthusiast we all love them.

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              • #8
                I believe your absolutely Right. 1. A HT Convert Enthusiast will not care. 2. Hopefully if priced reasonably above the Coupe they will not care.
                My Guess is about 120 lb difference to 200 lb if incorporation of active roll bars.
                Rocket City Florida - 2013 427 Vert - 2015 ZO6 - 2020 Stingray

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                  Originally posted by JBsC6 View Post
                  Most of the carbon fiber option packages on ferraris are cosmetic. The italians are notorious for weighing their vehicles dry with no fluids and they then again create a romantic swirl about how lightweight their cars are..

                  its not real but it doesnt really matter one way or the other..its the end result on the track and of course on the road...not to mention the cluntry club..

                  im not knocking the beautiful ialian cars. As any car enthusiast we all love them.
                  No actually they're not. On the Lambo's it is but not the Ferrari. They even tell you what the weight savings is when you order the options. You can order CF wheels that knocks a ton of weight off the car and at 20% difference its huge. Lambo CF options (unless talking about the SV) or nothing more than cosmetic and mostly interior and a few exterior pieces for looks but Ferrari has always offered CF in strategic places strictly for weight reduction. The full package is even referred to as "light weight contents" and when full optioned it carries a $75K price tag. They recently released info stating that the new up and coming 488 Pista Spyder when optioned with all the light weight CF components actually weighs less than the standard Pista coupe which is huge. At dry weight that puts it right at 3,050 lbs. Fluids only add approximately 75 lbs (no fuel) which makes it considerably lighter than a Huracan or ZR1. A standard 488 coupe itself weighs 3,250 curb weight which is 300 lbs less than the average Huracan or ZR1. Ferrari has always offered lighter weight cars and that's whey they're faster and handle so much better. Go drive a ZR1, Huracan and then get into a 488 and you'll be immediately shocked. The Vette and the Lambo are fat heavy pigs and the 488 is like a shifter cart with a body and interior. The weight saving CF packages and higher average HP in each class is partially why the Ferrari's have a much bigger price tag. As far as CF parts being cosmetic on a Ferrari it isn't so. But it certainly is on the Lambo.

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