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Track Package for C8 Stingray: What Is It

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  • Track Package for C8 Stingray: What Is It

    We are starting to hear from GM drips and drabs about what will be later announced, a formal “track pack.” However, we yet know so little. All I have definitively heard, thanks to Mike, Brink of Speed’s excellent video is that to save weight and add seat grip, the Comp seat will as an option, have “performance textile” completely covering the seat. This video is one you should watch all of, but for now, if you want to start by zeroing in on Brett Golliff’s comments (PerformanceColor and Trim Manager) start at 7:30 into it — then go back and start at the beginning.

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    More to come from GM later on the C8 Stingray’s track package — another one of those upcoming announcments that Tadge said we would be getting.

    Anyone else know any more about the C8 Stingray’s track pack?
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    Very interesting topic!

    If it ends up as some modest improvements to tighten the focus of the car, that's great. If it's something like the C7's Z-07 add-on to the Z-06 which includes some pretty pricey bits like the carbon-ceramic brakes, unfortunately I'll be priced out of the market.

    Heck, I'm still waiting to see how much extra the competition seats will be, never mind anything else!

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    • #3
      It was so nice to hear someone say I'm not sure on that(weight). Also good to hear someone who knows what is going on with the car. For me it was very interesting. Thanks
      frankb

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      • #4
        Cool video..although having seen the gt3 performance textile seat I didnt care for the material when I saw it at kerbecks...

        ultra suede would have been a better choice and weighs just about the same.

        the side bolsters were cool...the material was not so great and Im not a ,material snob..

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        • #5
          Yeah JB, I was remembering your impression of the fabric while watching that, and it doesn't look too impressive in the Visualizer either. I'm not sold on idea of a suede-like material though, there seems to be long term wear issues with that sort of thing. Maybe back to good 'ol leather.

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          • #6
            The guy in the video mentioned tires,which I'm guessing are the Cup 2.

            Also, we saw some cars being tested in the thick camo with slotted brake disks. There was some speculation those were the Z06, but the track pack seems more likely. There was an interview with one of the designers who mentioned FOUR radiators, but I think the Z51 has three. So maybe more cooling for the track pack?

            And I would guess the high wing will be included, along with more downforce in front. Or maybe an adjustable wing like the ZR 1.
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            • #7
              He should have asked if we add the track pack to the Z51 package or if the Z51 package was included in the track pack.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by meyerweb View Post
                The guy in the video mentioned tires,which I'm guessing are the Cup 2.

                Also, we saw some cars being tested in the thick camo with slotted brake disks. There was some speculation those were the Z06, but the track pack seems more likely. There was an interview with one of the designers who mentioned FOUR radiators, but I think the Z51 has three. So maybe more cooling for the track pack?

                And I would guess the high wing will be included, along with more downforce in front. Or maybe an adjustable wing like the ZR 1.
                I thought the same thing about the Camo'ed cars with slotted brakes.

                Doubt the high wing because its LPO.

                hopefully there will be another wing for the track pack though.

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                • #9
                  I'm hoping that they announce it so we can add it to our orders before production starts... assuming someone wants it.

                  My bet is it will be larger brakes, Sport Cup 2 tires, high wing spoiler default, and performance fabric competition seats. They seem to have marketed the Z51 as the "track capable" car with extra cooling already. Therefore, my bet is it is Z51 with the wing, seats, brakes and tires. That would make it hard for me... I'd want the brakes and tires but prefer the leather or suede seats. Aaaahhhh!!! GM, you are messing with my sanity!!!
                  2020 C8 | Torch Red | Z51 | 3LT | Carbon | Comp Seats
                  2016 Porsche GT4 | Black everything ... sold
                  2016 BMW M2 | Blue | MT ... sold
                  2014 C7 | Torch Red | Z51 | 2LT ... sold

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by gthal View Post
                    I'm hoping that they announce it so we can add it to our orders before production starts... assuming someone wants it.

                    My bet is it will be larger brakes, Sport Cup 2 tires, high wing spoiler default, and performance fabric competition seats. They seem to have marketed the Z51 as the "track capable" car with extra cooling already. Therefore, my bet is it is Z51 with the wing, seats, brakes and tires. That would make it hard for me... I'd want the brakes and tires but prefer the leather or suede seats. Aaaahhhh!!! GM, you are messing with my sanity!!!
                    I'm guessing they know that, and we will be able to add a track pack "break package" to our order. $$$ Man I may end up having to wait for the Z06. Pretty sure I'm pushing $90k without another thing I NEED to add.

                    special color, vert, Z51, 2LT, mag ride, front lift, GT2 seats, painted calipers, 2 tone int,suede,carbon fiber int pack, seat belts,museum delivery...... then when I get it home carbon flash painted carbon fiber ground effects, high wing and aftermarket rims.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TOMDOM69 View Post

                      I'm guessing they know that, and we will be able to add a track pack "break package" to our order. $$$ Man I may end up having to wait for the Z06. Pretty sure I'm pushing $90k without another thing I NEED to add.

                      special color, vert, Z51, 2LT, mag ride, front lift, GT2 seats, painted calipers, 2 tone int,suede,carbon fiber int pack, seat belts,museum delivery...... then when I get it home carbon flash painted carbon fiber ground effects, high wing and aftermarket rims.
                      I'm in the same boat (but I'm not waiting)... I basically said "tick every option" on the list 3LT, Z51, carbon everything inside and out, high wing spoiler, competition seats, mag ride, axle lift, seat belts, painted calipers and will also get after market wheels too. The sad part is the option list doesn't hold anywhere near the value on resale later... I'm just building an AWESOME car for the next owner to buy at a discount Oh well, knowing that going in is half the fun!
                      2020 C8 | Torch Red | Z51 | 3LT | Carbon | Comp Seats
                      2016 Porsche GT4 | Black everything ... sold
                      2016 BMW M2 | Blue | MT ... sold
                      2014 C7 | Torch Red | Z51 | 2LT ... sold

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by gthal View Post

                        I'm in the same boat (but I'm not waiting)... I basically said "tick every option" on the list 3LT, Z51, carbon everything inside and out, high wing spoiler, competition seats, mag ride, axle lift, seat belts, painted calipers and will also get after market wheels too. The sad part is the option list doesn't hold anywhere near the value on resale later... I'm just building an AWESOME car for the next owner to buy at a discount Oh well, knowing that going in is half the fun!
                        I can't afford to do this Twice, especially like you said take the hit when I sell it. I'll be "stuck" with what I get for at least 6-8 years.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Klinn View Post
                          Yeah JB, I was remembering your impression of the fabric while watching that, and it doesn't look too impressive in the Visualizer either. I'm not sold on idea of a suede-like material though, there seems to be long term wear issues with that sort of thing. Maybe back to good 'ol leather.
                          Im sure its just my opinion but any material other than performance textile...although everyone in the kerbeck tent that looked at the performance textile werent too impressed...( i agree the ultra suede material durability is terrible compared to leather but Id rather buy new seat covers every year or two than live with performance textile..)


                          by the way gt3 performance textile seat is listed as a 1LT option only and it has no side seat controls for bolster or lumber support movement..

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                          • #14
                            Great video! thanks for sharing!

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                            • #15
                              The performance textile is not visually attractive to me also. But for someone who tracks their car a lot, it will be a massive, functionally-attractive asset.
                              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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