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Doubling Down: Please Visit Redline Motorsports

If you have not yet, please visit our new vendor’s web site: Lots of ways to power boost your later generation Corvettes, improve your chassis and suspension and more. Thanks for checking them out!
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CORVETTE TODAY #153 - Corvette News & Headlines, Mid March 2023

Driving Season and Car Show Season is almost here! And CORVETTE TODAY has all your news & headlines to keep you up-to-date and current on what's happening in the world of Corvette.Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger is back with your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, to deliver the goods!;
1. Chevrolet crossed over 101,000 C8 Corvettes built to date!
2. The deadline for customer-sold orders for the C8 Z06 is April 5th
3. GM files a patent application for a Lidar Vision System
4. The 1953 C1 Corvette, VIN #100, to the Spring Carlisle Auction
5. The C8 Corvette wins the Kelly Blue Book Best Resale Value Award

It's the latest and the greatest Corvette news, delivered every other week, on CORVETTE TODAY!

Listen to the podcast, watch the YouTube video, join the Facebook group, sign up for email notifications and shop in the Merchandise Store at:
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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:
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:
E-Ray Leaked Info/Visualizer: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...tte-e-ray-leak
Z51 & Z06 GM Track Specs: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ecommendations
Z06 Order Guide:
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:; and,
* 2023 GM Bash Major Seminar with HQ video: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ore-bash-video
*2023 Stingray Visualizer:
*2023 Stingray (ONLY Order Guide:
*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:
Order Guide (unofficial): https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-action-center
*Z06 vs Z07 Aero Components: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...s-similarities
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  • Happy to be a new MECF member

    Thanks for having me here. I choose my forum name after seeing Shadow Gray Metallic at this year’s Bash. I love its being a rich metallic gray with a blue tint. (I still miss Cyber Gray.)

    I am a co-owner of a C7. I am getting a 2020 mid engine — though it is going to be tough to say goodbye to my beloved C7.
    Enjoying my Shadow gray C8. What a car it is.

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    Hello everyone. I am looking forward to being a member of this group and learning as much as I can about the C8. I currently own my third Corvette, a 2015 Z51 Stingray, pretty much as "plain vanilla" as you can get, but it meets all my requirements. Which brings me to my interest in this forum. I have two things I want to find out before I pull the trigger and order a C8. Will it have a manual transmission, and how much (or how little) trunk space will it have? For me, the main purpose for my Corvettes has been serving as a long distance GT for multi-day/week trips of 4 or 5000 mile about twice a year. I am very familiar with the pros and cons of mid-engined cars as I have owned a Lotus Europa for almost 40 years. A fun car, but not hardly a GT. So how the C8 manages to handle the interior volume issue is important to me, and I'd have to think long and hard if it won't have a manual transmission. In any case, I look forward to being a contributing member of this group.
    Last edited by fox4gib; 07-14-2018, 09:35 PM.


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      Welcome Corvette Shadow and fox4gib! We are glad you joined us!

      fox4gib, we hate to be the bearer of bad news, but, and of course this is not confirmed but a fairly widely accepted repetitive rumor, is that the 2020 ME Corvette will only come with a DCT transmission. Of course all those rumors could be dead wrong. As we have had 53 clutched-manual transmissions in a row, I too hope for a traditional clutch manual option. However, if I were betting, our 53 vehicle in a row streak could well be over. However, we will not know for sure until the reveal (estimated five months from now).

      As to storage, as another person who extensively does road trips, over 250,000 miles in our lives, and 20,000 over the past two years, another 15,000 already scheduled for 2019, we understand storage space (though we travel light as possible). Bob Lutz said GM had the ME storage space issue solved, but again, we do not know.

      Here is a related thread you might wish to read.

      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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        John, thanks for the feedback. Sure hope there will be a manual transmission option but will have to wait and see. Sticking with the C7 isn't a terrible option.
        Last edited by fox4gib; 07-16-2018, 07:04 AM.

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      Welcome to the MECF!