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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!
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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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  • Learning About A DCT

    This will be our stickied thread about dual clutch transmissions.

    ​For those many of us who have never owned a vehicle with one, let alone even driven one, we start off this thread with a history lesson on the DCT’s development, thanks to the September, 2018, Porsche magazine, “Pandrama.” Thank you for providing this article to us ”Fasttoys!”





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    https://www.pca.org/panorama/edition...september-2018
    Last edited by John; 04-10-2019, 12:38 AM.
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  • #2
    Please note for the following videos, and ALL VIDEOS in this forum, “click” on the screen itself — but NOT on the arrow NOR on the while letters in the title, for quickest and easiest viewing. Thank you.

    GM Official DCT Video:



    DCT For Dummies [Language Warning]:



    A good video on how a DCT works:



    A good video on DCT “No-No’s” by the ever excellent Jason Fenske of “Engineering Explained.”



    Corvette Master Tech Paul Koerner: Explanation of Components & How A DCT Works:

    https://youtu.be/SblDGIy-_AQ
    Last edited by John; 08-03-2019, 04:43 PM.
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    • #3
      Thanks for posting, learned something new again here today ...
      2022, 2LT Elkhart Blue ..

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      • #4
        Cool information. Thanks John

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        • #5
          For those concerned about durability of the DCT, they can be built to be quite robust.

          Road and Track abused a 911 TT PDK and tried to break it. They failed:


          https://youtu.be/A5DRCTW-Q7o?t=1


          Last edited by OnPoint; 09-25-2018, 02:37 PM.

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          • #6
            Bugatti DCT Durability

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            • #7
              Here is the Lambo DCT Fast Shifts

              Last edited by Frenzy36; 09-25-2018, 03:31 PM.
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              • #8
                And now we know how a DCT works. Thanks for posting.

                It seems like this is the electro-mechanical equivalent of power shifting only faster and less damaging to the drivetrain.
                Last edited by 73shark; 09-28-2018, 10:22 AM. Reason: Afterthought
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                • #9
                  Great thread John... thanks! Very informational... I have a much better understanding of how the DCT works.

                  I have to say that I really liked DCT for Dummies... but being married to an Aussie might have something to do with that too!

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                  • #10
                    He did a great job of explaining how it works (for this dummy).
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                    • #11
                      I have a DCT car, a 2018 Golf R. There is a very active Golf R user group with much discussion about the DCT behavior and characteristics. Particularly in auto mode.

                      The key thing to understand is that the "brain" that controls it tries to make a best guess as to what gear it should be in next and sets up the system so that the non-engaged clutch will transfer to that gear when a shift is initiated by the system.

                      It tries to make this guess based on driver input, a big part of which is throttle position. So, a straight acceleration run is easy for the system and the car is slightly faster in auto than in manual mode.

                      Likewise, an even slow down to a stop will result in nice rev-matched sequential downshifts.

                      The downside, and what leads to complaints, is kickdown behavior, when there can be a longer pause, as the system realizes it guessed the next gear "wrongly" and at the same time reduces power while making the shift. Usually this occurs when cruising in a high gear then suddenly nailing the throttle. The trans may have 6th set up as the next gear, when the new throttle input implies 3rd is needed for example.

                      The pause in shifting can be disconcerting, especially compared to the superfast shifting that is the usual case, to the point that people believe the car has a defect. The solution in this case is to downshift manually.

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for a very precise description of the DCT issue under such circumstances. Thank you.
                        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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                        • #13
                          But can we do a burn- out ? That’s the important question! ; )

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                          • #14
                            It's all in the programming of the launch control, so it's theoretically possible to have a "burnout" variant.. I'm guessing that if this is provided there will be stern warnings about not overdoing it, with possible warranty affect as well. These modern cars record everything, so if something in the trans breaks, the first thing a dealer will check will be the trans ECU memory.
                            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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                            • #15
                              Here is, thanks to JBsC6, a great addition to this thread, his finding a video by Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained and a related article about the DCT.

                              https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...nt-be-measured
                              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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