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CORVETTE TODAY #163 - Corvette News & Headlines, Late May 2023

Recognizing Memorial Day, there is still a lot of news coming out in the world of Corvette! Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger is back on the show with your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, to detail all the important things happening with America's Sports Car.
https://youtu.be/rxfxMDsr05Y; https://adori.page.link/?link=https:..._iipp=1&_icp=1
Here are a few of the topics covered by Steve and Keith on this week's show:
1. Engineers are spotted in what we think is the C8 ZR1 prototype
2. We have two new E-Ray videos available
3. New Z06 allocations went out in the middle of this month (May 2023)
4. The National Corvette Museum names a new Marketing Director
5. Australia recalls the 2022 C8 Corvette for being too loud
6. Did GM's Instagram page give us a C9 Corvette preview?
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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

2023 Corvette Brochure: https://www.chevrolet.com/content/da...D7Q0fp8nIEE57Y
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 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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New C8 ITW Videos Thanks To [email protected]

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  • New C8 ITW Videos Thanks To [email protected]

    How does he find all the pics and videos that he located? Is he sneaky into GM’s storage yard and putting location trackers on them? Thank you [email protected] for finding them and to Corvette_Nut for YT posting them.



    UPDATE: Two more new ILW videos thanks to [email protected], posted by Corvette_Nut just added to post # 8.
    Last edited by John; 05-06-2019, 10:15 PM.
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    What I don't understand is, what exactly is the purpose of driving these prototype mules on public thruways at sedate speeds? What, if anything, is being tested and evaluated?

    I could understand the testing purpose of cars being driven at speed across Death Valley to test cooling systems and air conditioning, or up and down curvy mountain roads to test transmissions and brakes, but what is being learned driving at the speed limit on a 3 lane divided highway in moderate traffic?
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    • #3
      My guess is they need to put a certain number of “real world” miles on them in addition to the “torture” testing you were describing.

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      • #4
        Thats a gaggle of c8s...and cool as hell..but man halfway through that video i couldnt help bit say to myself...that rear spoiler is horrible

        thanks for posting up..

        Gm s 300k mile validation testing pays big dividends in delivering excellence in the ownership experience..

        one of the reasons I always prefer to buy GM products...

        nothing in this world is perfect but GMs protocols do make for what I consider world class durability...

        will the c8 be warrantied for driver track events like the c7 ?

        mclaren completely voids the extended warranty if your mclaren ever sets foot or tire on a track event...

        GM tests , tests , tests...mever perfect but the best dirability in the indistry...in my opinion...

        just dump that monster sized rear spoiler

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          JB, thanks. I believe the answer to your question is that the C8 will again not have its warranty voided merely for tracking it. However, as current and before, if your motor is grenaded because you missed a down shift and took it way over redline, it becomes your pocketbook. Similarly, if one had modded one’s engine and it blows up on the track, also on your own nickel.

          Personally, I think both those things would be fair warranty exclusions.
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          • #6
            That defimitely fair.

            i do think all the computer comtrols witj dcts especially moddimg becomes ridiculous.

            i believe dct s computer comtrols would also safe guard over revving even in manual mode.

            im pretty much mature enough to have come to the realization factory is the best way to fly especially with driver events on the agenda.

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            • #7
              The front, rear and sides of the prototypes are concealed by slabs of distortions. Everything that is covered looks different than it appears including the spoiler. The car will be sharp. When they are not being observed they do not drive slow and easy. When observable or in traffic the noise and speed is controlled. These cars have been stressed.
              Last edited by SheepDog; 05-06-2019, 10:14 PM.

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              • #8
                Two more ILW videos thanks to [email protected], posted on YT by Corvette_Nut.



                Last edited by John; 05-06-2019, 10:15 PM.
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                • #9
                  The one with chrome wheels looks great even with the camo. The C8 will be a knock out. Hope the traction control, drift modes and handling are superb, even as a priority over power. But both please.

                  If it out handles then bingo.

                  no spoilers. better without
                  Last edited by SheepDog; 05-06-2019, 10:46 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Same group of cars? Five C8 Prototypes at a flashing red light. I see the one with the silver wheels as well:

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                      • #12
                        Good eye!!
                        The hood vents will change the look that is currently being padded and under camouflage. I like it!
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                          Originally posted by Djnsoxfan View Post
                          Click image for larger version  Name:	1B14B615-16EB-4591-91B0-FF73A0B36826.jpeg Views:	16 Size:	214.9 KB ID:	35288Maybe it’s just the lighting, but the hood on the last C8 looks different. Vents?
                          the 5th one always sounds like a rocket. may be the driver
                          Last edited by SheepDog; 05-07-2019, 10:53 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by John View Post
                            JB, thanks. I believe the answer to your question is that the C8 will again not have its warranty voided merely for tracking it. However, as current and before, if your motor is grenaded because you missed a down shift and took it way over redline, it becomes your pocketbook. Similarly, if one had modded one’s engine and it blows up on the track, also on your own nickel.
                            With the computer controlled DCT, downshifting into too low a gear should be impossible. The programming simply wouldn't let you choose a gear that would exceed redline at the speed the car is travelling.
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                            • #15
                              I hope they are all hiding a vented hood. Or give us a checkbox for a vented hood.(Do we call it a Frunk now?) JB - I love that spoiler because of it being different.
                              Last edited by Frenzy36; 05-07-2019, 02:29 PM.
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