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CORVETTE TODAY #129 - Corvette News and Headlines, Early October 2022

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—The Bowling Green Assembly Plant ran a rare “2 shift Saturday” last weekend
--C8 Z06 embargo on driving impression ended last week
--Corvette’s average sale price is almost 20% over MRSP
--The 1st customer ordered Z06 was built last week
--Is Ford benchmarking the C8 Z06?
--Road & Track magazine is now testing the C8 Z06
--Detroit News readers name the C8 Corvette “Best in Show” at Detroit Auto Show
--The new “Driven By Design” exhibit opens at the NCM
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Z06 Auto-Media Testing Results & Impressions

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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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    Hee Haw and Happy Thursday folks! Just 70 days until the next generation Corvette is revealed on 07.18.19! This was posted this morning at CorvetteBlogger and we wanted to share them here as well!

    Got a couple fun photos today to share as a couple more “stray mules” have been spied on the streets from the last 24 hours or so. These two C8 mid-engine Corvette prototypes were either driving off by themselves or were photographed by themselves while testing.

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    The first comes from the Corvette Forum’s ZERV02 who spotted this one outside the Milford Proving Grounds. He says if you work in the area, you are bound to see them coming and going. This pic made many do a double-take as it almost appears as if there is a rear defuser on the bottom of the C8’s rear fascia. It’s just a reflection though from ZERV02’s dash and windshield.

    The C8 prototype spotted here is really showing off its rear taillights and we also note that the rear wing spoiler is different once again from previous sightings. Are they continually testing different wing set-ups or is it just a planned misdirection by the team to keep us guessing? We’ll find out soon!

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    The second C8 sighting comes again from Corvette_Nut (who just happened to be taking a stroll when surprise!) who captures this great photo of a C8 mule in an undisclosed location. I stole his comment about the “Stray Mule” for this post as it seemed appropriate.

    We note that this prototype has the tall wing spoiler and there is something going on with the frunk where the vinyl camo appears to be showing more definition of the frunk’s hood (bonnet?). We can’t tell if it’s actually peeling back or what but something is going on there. This 3/4 view also gives a great view of the side scoop as well as the arches on the front and rear quarter panels.

    We’ll keep checking around as always and will bring you what we find. The next 70 days are going to be fun too so hang in there as it will all be worth the wait!
    Last edited by CorvetteBlogger; 05-09-2019, 10:43 AM.
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    Hmm, I haven't seen a single C8 mule in the wild, and yet Corvette Nut seems to bump into them routinely...

    It's a head-scratcher...
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    • #3
      I guess it all depends where you live and travel daily...

      i wouldnt expect to see a corvette c8 in my neck of the woods....

      around here we often see camoflauged volvos, bmws, minis, rolls royces and used to be mercedes....


      Id see a ton of them...even a few supras which were part of the bmw research and development team...

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      • #4
        Yeah, truth is I'm more jealous than surprised by my lack of luck, for the reasons you mentioned.
        My C8:
        '20 Elkhart Lake Blue 2LT Coupe, Natural Interior, GT2 Two-Tone Seats, Performance Exhaust, Front Lift, Carbon Flash Wheels, Engine Appearance Package 2000 Status December 27, 2019; 3000 Status January 2, 2020; 3400 Status March 10, 2020;TPW March 16, 2020; Built June 4th, 2020 (COVID-19); Delivery July 1, 2020

        Current Vettes:
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        '91 Turquoise Convertible with Hardtop
        '14 Lime Rock Green 2LT Convertible, Black Top, Kalahari, 7-Speed, Performance Exhaust

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        • #5
          No stray mules seen in Oregon yet by anyone. Maybe I should pay Corvette_Nut to come visit us and find us some out here.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mobius View Post
            Hmm, I haven't seen a single C8 mule in the wild, and yet Corvette Nut seems to bump into them routinely...

            It's a head-scratcher...
            Yea. Great intelligence on wild mule times and locations across the country. Maybe he's trailing them, getting ready for the July 18 lasso roundup.
            Last edited by Boomer; 05-09-2019, 04:35 PM. Reason: spelling

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            • #7
              The second picture is actually mine! I wouldn't normally post, however corvette_nut is taking credit for the photo I took. Here are some other shots I took that day.

              In the first picture, you can see the daytime running lights and you get a clear view of the rear 3/4.

              Her is another rolling shot I grabbed with a little more distance.

              A couple things I noticed while chasing this bad boy for some time,
              The turn signals were not the entire tail light like previous generations, it is a small led strip located at the top of the tail light and it is sequential. the transmission is also extremely fast, it sounded like a dual clutch. The exhaust tone is like no other GM product, the sound is very exotic and I would be willing to bet that it is a flat plane crank.

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              • #8
                In the second picture it looks like the rear scoop door "wing" is missing. Makes more sense than having that wing jutting out from the door.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Corvettefanatic View Post
                  The second picture is actually mine! I wouldn't normally post, however corvette_nut is taking credit for the photo I took. Here are some other shots I took that day.

                  In the first picture, you can see the daytime running lights and you get a clear view of the rear 3/4.

                  Her is another rolling shot I grabbed with a little more distance.

                  A couple things I noticed while chasing this bad boy for some time,
                  The turn signals were not the entire tail light like previous generations, it is a small led strip located at the top of the tail light and it is sequential. the transmission is also extremely fast, it sounded like a dual clutch. The exhaust tone is like no other GM product, the sound is very exotic and I would be willing to bet that it is a flat plane crank.
                  Corvette Fanatic, none of the shots you reference are showing up in your post.
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                  • #10
                    Sent you a PM with picture post DIY, or happy to help you myself — as I am sure would many others whose pictures you are seeing.
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