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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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  • Still Concerned Re ME’s Looks

    Are you still concerned about the ME’s Looks? Worried it will look blah? Chunky? Clunky? Mis-shaped?

    Long before this forum was even imagined, let alone became functional, I had posted in my last forum life, several times, that I believed that one person who posted that he had seen the car, really had seen it. I was/still am referring to “C7pimp.”

    So for all those who are still concerned about how the 2020 Corvette mid engine C8 is going to look, will be be okay or not so...., here is, to me is the most telling post he has yet made about the ME.

    Originally posted by C7pimp
    Those who are "on the fence" about this design, just hang tight until we get to see the full reveal. The car is amazing and IMO will be without question the best design that Corvette has had yet.
    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.

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    I remember that post, and am hanging on his words to this day. I really like what we are seeing now that the cladding is gone, and it's going to get even better when the camo is removed!

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    • #3
      While I’m sure it will look great, looks as we all know is subjective. What might be fabulous for pimp might be astrocious for others. I for one will love vettes no matter if they look like an Aztek. Ok maybe not that far. Lol

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      • #4
        I'm also sure it will look great. I think the camoed version looks great! Of course beyond the looks and design, its functionality and reliability will be important factors. Judging by my C7 experience, I'm confident they will get that right too. Have had virtually no problems with my 2014 C7.

        Gonna rely on new users like Administrator John's experience and trade journal reviews before I pull the trigger around December 2019. The forum is doing a great job keeping us informed of C8 developments.

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        • #5
          There is absolutely no question in my mind that the C8 will be a stunning 'knockout'! Since 1953, the only two that I didn't lust for were the 1961 and 1973 (the idea of the miss-matched front and rear just didn't sit well with me). Over time, they grew on me as 'transitional' designs, but I still never bought one.

          While I hoped that the design team would go 'all the way' as Ford did with the latest GT, I knew that utility, manufacturing, drivability and common sense would keep the designers rooted in the real world.

          Bottom line....I'm confident that the C8 will be the best looking Corvette ever.... even better than the many 'teaser' ME's the design studio has shown us over the years.
          2020 HTC Torch Red with lots of goodies. Built in September. Museum Delivered in October......

          Other toys in the garage: Ferrari California, BMW i8 Roadster, Bentley Flying Spur

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          • #6
            Originally posted by tooold2race View Post
            There is absolutely no question in my mind that the C8 will be a stunning 'knockout'!
            Agreed, and I expect the ME will be just as loved (or even more so) by the general population as the stunning C7.

            I do hope they offer a manual, as I love the flexibility a clutch offers wrt power delivery... we'll see. If no manual is offered, I expect the DCT will be a "new kind" of fun.
            My C8:
            '20 Elkhart Lake Blue 2LT Coupe, Natural Interior, GT2 Two-Tone Seats, Performance Exhaust, Front Lift, Carbon Flash Wheels, Engine Appearance Package 2000 Status December 27, 2019; 3000 Status January 2, 2020; 3400 Status March 10, 2020;TPW March 16, 2020; Built June 4th, 2020 (COVID-19); Delivery July 1, 2020

            Current Vettes:
            '68 Lemans Blue 327/350 Convertible
            '91 Turquoise Convertible with Hardtop
            '14 Lime Rock Green 2LT Convertible, Black Top, Kalahari, 7-Speed, Performance Exhaust

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            • #7
              That dam c8 is going to look so good we are all going to have to buy at least one.

              if i read this site correctly some of you guys are buying two...

              to say this thing is going to awesome is quite the understatement,

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              • #8
                While at SEMA in 2012, I was looking at the engine being displayed for the new Stingray & talking to a GM rep. I told him when the C5 came out it took 2 years before I liked it enough to get one, and it took a year on the C6. I told him I was getting too old to wait a year or two to see if I liked it, I had a C7 in the works. I secured my dealers 1st allocation on an ME because I have no doubt it will also be outstanding.

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                • #9
                  It looks great and final reveal will have some that complained go O I like it now but still not buying one then buy it anyway.

                  I think many that are complaining about the looks never intended to purchase the car in the first place. They were not happy GM was going to an ME and looking for faults, with some wanting a Halo ME while some not wanting change at all.

                  In the end if I don’t like the way a car looks I move on and buy one that I do like.

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                  • #10
                    I'm not having any problem with the looks. I feel it looks incredible, The problem is GM needs to acknowledge the vehicle at least because I have been looking a little too hard at purchasing a ME and there has been no report that I know of GM coming forward and letting us know it will be making it into production.
                    Rocket City Florida- 2001 ZO6 - 2013 427 Vert - 2020 Stingray

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                    • #11
                      Frenzy36 I think with all the mules running around it is surely a reasonably safe bet it’s showing up. I’ll be darned surprised if it doesn’t.
                      There is a madness to my method!

                      2015 Z06 Torch/adrenaline
                      2001 coupe Torch/oak R8C
                      79 coupe Silver/oyster
                      All one owner
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Frenzy36 View Post
                        I'm not having any problem with the looks. I feel it looks incredible, The problem is GM needs to acknowledge the vehicle at least because I have been looking a little too hard at purchasing a ME and there has been no report that I know of GM coming forward and letting us know it will be making it into production.
                        It is confirmed the ME Corvette is coming at 2020, available for purchase, next year. GM will acknowledge this however, at a later date — on their schedule, with their not responding to our impatience.

                        And if they can string out the announcement a little longer, and some more folks buy a 2019 C7, GM will be smiling even broader. As a point of reference, I have two friends who within the last two weeks, each bought a 2019 Grand Sport. Not that they did not know about the 2020 ME, but just the 2019 Grand Sport is exactly what they want at this point in their lives. Good for them; and good for GM.
                        Last edited by John; 09-18-2018, 04:18 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.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Frenzy36 View Post
                          I'm not having any problem with the looks. I feel it looks incredible, The problem is GM needs to acknowledge the vehicle at least because I have been looking a little too hard at purchasing a ME and there has been no report that I know of GM coming forward and letting us know it will be making it into production.
                          They did. At their annual dealers convention in Vegas earlier this year. One of the forum dealers on CF was there and gave a little info as they were showed the front end and part of the hood. And GM isn't investing millions of dollars in test mules running around on public streets and sending 4 cars to the Ring if they're not producing the car. Not sure why you're thinking they wont. No manufacturer confirms a car before its public reveal.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by RoketRdr View Post

                            They did. At their annual dealers convention in Vegas earlier this year. One of the forum dealers on CF was there and gave a little info as they were showed the front end and part of the hood. And GM isn't investing millions of dollars in test mules running around on public streets and sending 4 cars to the Ring if they're not producing the car. Not sure why you're thinking they wont. No manufacturer confirms a car before its public reveal.
                            I get the Reveal Time Frame is all on them. However what would it hurt to at least Acknowledge It Will Be Put Into Future Production ? Most people have to jockey their finances and sell off other vehicles in preparation for a large financial displacement. This car definitely falls in the WANT CATEGORY not NEED CATEGORY. I just feel it's a mistake on their part as some may choose to look elsewhere as they may be looking for a TOY in the near future and may get tired of waiting for Official Information. JMO
                            Last edited by Frenzy36; 09-18-2018, 04:44 PM.
                            Rocket City Florida- 2001 ZO6 - 2013 427 Vert - 2020 Stingray

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by RoketRdr View Post

                              They did. At their annual dealers convention in Vegas earlier this year. One of the forum dealers on CF was there and gave a little info as they were showed the front end and part of the hood.
                              Why is this my first time hearing about this?! I just looked it up after I read your comment and I have no idea how I missed this.
                              Last edited by Bluevette; 09-18-2018, 04:47 PM.

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