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CORVETTE TODAY #121 - Corvette News & Headlines, Mid August 2022

The world of Corvette is really heating up with the release of pricing for the C8 Z06. Your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett and Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger are back with the most current Corvette news and headlines. https://youtu.be/QRAUz6Att0k; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...jnmYV0amyIoQR2
Here are a few of the topics discussed in this week’s show….
1.Chevrolet offering C8 Z06 buyers $5,000 in rewards for not “flipping” their car
2.GM limits the warranty transferability of the C8 Z06 to people who flip their cars
3.The C8 Z06 Order Guide is now available for download
4.FBI raids a Chinese-owned company that makes aluminum wheels for GM
5.Spring Mountain is back open after a flash flood covered the track with sand & debris
6.Our "Corvette Insider" Manny Katakis is back with insider information!
7.Lingenfelter introduces high performance CAI for the C8
8.The first 35th Anniversary Callaway C8 arrives at Ciocca Chevrolet
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Find out your C8’s Order Status by asking!

Information provided to MidEngineCorvetteForum members, and with great thanks to Corvette Ed for answering your inquiry requests in our sticky’d “The C8 Order Inquiry Status Thread” in our “Purchasing Section.”https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...inquiry-thread
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2023 Corvette Info Including SR Pricing, SR 2023 Visualizer, 70th Anniversary SR/Z06 Press Release; The C8 Z06 Press Release, Order Guide & Its Visualizer Link

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C8 & The Ackermann Effect

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  • C8 & The Ackermann Effect

    http://www.mcgrathautoblog.com/autom...ette-stingray/

    The “Ackermann Effect”, was resolved 200 years ago, Chevy left it alone on the C7 Corvette.
    The reason? It’s the same reason the Corvette has a 50/50 weight distribution and electric power steering, performance.
    The Ackermann Effect is a skipping or lurching of the wheels when the vehicle is turning sharply. The effect is created by the inside and outside wheels traveling at different speeds and distances.
    Essentially the outside wheels are traveling further, creating a skipping or jumping effect.
    A system, which was patented by Rudolph Ackermann in the 1818, turned wheels at different angles and created a smooth turn for four-wheeled wagons.
    Most cars use a system to mitigate the Ackermann Effect, the C7 Corvette Stingray, however, goes without. C7 Corvette engineers decided that a tight turning radius is more important than eliminating the Ackermann Effect.
    Because this effect only comes into play during slow-moving tight turns, like navigating a parking lot, Chevy left the system alone in order to provide superior performance and handling.

    Anyone know anything about the C8 and the Ackermann effect? Many thanks in advance...
    Last edited by dolfanlon; 08-06-2019, 08:30 PM.

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    My bad...just found a thread from May....
    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ckerman-effect

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    • #3
      What we call the Ackermann effect should really be called the "non-Ackermann" effect. Ackermann steering prevents this kind of hop. The Corvette doesn't have Ackermann steering for better cornering performance at higher speeds.

      Also, GM has said that the improved chassis and suspension geometry, and the newly designed tires, will eliminate the wheel hop at low speed / cold temp / tight turning radius.
      Last edited by meyerweb; 08-06-2019, 09:24 PM.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by meyerweb View Post
        What we call the Ackermann effect should really be called the "non-Ackermann" effect. Ackermann steering prevents this kind of hop. The Corvette doesn't have Ackermann steering for better cornering performance at higher speeds.

        Also, GM has said that the improved chassis and suspension geometry, and the newly designed tires, will eliminate the wheel hop at low speed / cold temp / tight turning radius.
        Yes, science always names something after the person who discovers it...especially when they fix it. Grazie Molto!!!
        Last edited by dolfanlon; 08-07-2019, 06:21 AM.

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        • #5
          I looked at the other thread link you attached, but unless I missed it, no one still answered whether or not the C8 will still have the Non Ackermann effect. Did I miss something?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Strake View Post
            I looked at the other thread link you attached, but unless I missed it, no one still answered whether or not the C8 will still have the Non Ackermann effect. Did I miss something?
            see meyerweb response "GM has said that the improved chassis and suspension geometry, and the newly designed tires, will eliminate the wheel hop at low speed / cold temp / tight turning radius."

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            • #7
              Thank you ! Glad to hear, won't miss that annoying cold weather issue.
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