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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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  • ME C8 Trunk space

    Really like how much luggage space the C7 has. Use mine for work and I'll still be working when the MEC is on sale. Past experience with ME cars is that there's not much there. Has anyone heard anything? If they're able to draw enough cool air through the side scoops and keep the 'frunk' size reasonable, that would be a real plus.
    Last edited by John; 12-15-2018, 11:25 PM.

  • #2
    That's something there's been a fair bit of conversation about. Some mid-engine cars have pretty substantial frunks (front trunk), some barely room for a dopp kit. Some have (limited) additional storage behind the seats. And there are at least a few that have a small trunk behind the engine, above the transaxle. But that's not a place you'd want to put your frozen vegetables and ice cream on the way home from the grocery.

    I recall reading somewhere online where a GM exec said trunk space would not be an issue on a (hypothetical) mid-engine Corvette, but we'll have to wait and see.
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    • #3
      Meyerweb, can you please call GM and ask them to move up the reveal?
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      • #4
        I watched an interview with Tadge (either at the L.A. or Detroit Auto Show) where that very subject was addressed. I was 20 feet away and was eavesdropping, so I couldn't hear very well. Tadge brought up the problem with golf clubs in a ME. I couldn't hear exactly what he said, but I got the feeling that he wouldn't have brought it up if it were a problem. I know I wouldn't, and took that as a very good sign.

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        • #5
          When did conversation occur please LoyalSince72?
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          • #6
            Trunk space will in my opinion have a profound effect on the success of the C8. Much of the 911's popularity is arguably due to it being a 2+2 with a frunk, making it the most practical super-track-car on the market. I mean, I know guys who track their 911s one day and the next day they strap a baby seat in the back go grocery shopping.

            Thus if the C8 has space behind the seats combined with both frunk and trunk space, for total storage that greater than in the C7, then forget about performance because the packaging will be its most revolutionary aspect. If Juechter's team can pull this off then I'll bet some folks over in Stuttgart won't be sleeping so well!

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            • #7
              ^^^
              But, but, golf clubs!!!
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              • #8
                GM is going to reveal at the same location and time, the ME and also transformer golf clubs, ones that fit into a small dufffel bag that stores in the frunk, yet transform into a full-sized, fully-functional set of clubs when wanted.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by John View Post
                  GM is going to reveal at the same location and time, the ME and also transformer golf clubs, ones that fit into a small dufffel bag that stores in the frunk, yet transform into a full-sized, fully-functional set of clubs when wanted.
                  Callaway brand clubs, of course!
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                  • #10
                    Would be nice if they give trunk space with the long tail look of the NSX 1.0
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                    Supercharged (Roots) GTO
                    Supercharged (Centrifugal) S-10
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                    • #11
                      Bob Lutz said twice, the last time three weeks ago, that the mid engine Corvete has solved the luggage space issue. We shall see exactly what he meant by that at the reveal.
                      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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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by John View Post
                        Bob Lutz said twice, the last time three weeks ago, that the mid engine Corvete has solved the luggage space issue. We shall see exactly what he meant by that at the reveal.
                        They've borrowed the "technology" of Hermione Gringold's "undetectable extension charm" (from Harry Potter) to give the ME unlimited storage capacity. You'll be able to carry your other car in there as a spare, just in case you break down.
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                        • #13
                          Funny in jest, but in reality, the famous last words will come and visit you, e.g., “you will see.”

                          You will be happy with what you actually see.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by John View Post
                            Funny in jest, but in reality, the famous last words will come and visit you, e.g., “you will see.”

                            You will be happy with what you actually see.
                            Pretty sure there won't be room for another car, though. Maybe a motorized scooter.
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                            Never grow up - It's a trap.

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                            • #15
                              How about one of those 1/12 Corvette models that some folks bring to a Corvette show, a model that is a miniature of their car?
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