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Corvette Today Podcast: TONS OF NEWS THIS WEEK

We've been doing Corvette news & headlines podcasts on CORVETTE TODAY since September 2020. I don't remember ever doing a news & headlines podcast with this much critical information packed into one podcast! https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/show/...ppfrkBCyZstwdl. This is a "must listen" to podcast. Here are a few of the topics covered in this episode....

1. Chevrolet confirms the introduction this Fall of the 2023 C8 Z06 with a new video release-and it sounds like a Ferrari
2. Corvette dominates sales in Q2 2021
3. Chevy dealerships have received their first 2022 C8 allocations
4. Callaway looks ahead to 2022 and the Callaway C8 Corvette
5. Right-hand drive C8 is revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK
6. New GT-3 spec C8.R expected in 2024
7. California will start failing cars with tuned ECU’s during smog checks
8. The National Corvette Museum delivers their 14,000th Corvette
9. A couple exchanges wedding vows before taking delivery of their C8 at the NCM
10. "Life in the Fast Lane" by The Eagles is a story of cocaine and a fast Corvette
11. Sigala Designs shows off a completed widebody kit for the C8
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    I was just at my dealer finalizing my order, and I asked about dual mode exhaust. The way the dealer understands it, the baffles in the exhaust open and close when you change from idle to run mode. Yes, you can pull the fuse, and keep the baffles open all the time. But according to him, you could also just not buy the option, because the standard car comes without baffles. That would certainly simplify things, is he correct?
    Torch red 1LT, no options. Built June 4, received July 2

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    Personally I would not skip npp exhaust. At normal speed below 1800 rpm the air flows through 2 inner exhaust holes. When you floor it it opens up the outside so the exhaust flows through all four openings. This is on my C7 guessing it will be the same for the C8
    frankb

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    • #3
      Your dealer is not directing you correctly

      you are smart to ask question on this forum
      Last edited by JB; 07-29-2019, 04:05 PM.

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      • #4
        That's some bad intel right there. Think about it, if it was already more freed up stock, why would you have to spend the $ for performance exhaust to choke it down???? So choking it down gets you more hp and torque??? Using that logic we could stuff potatoes in the exhaust tips and get 700hp.

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        • #5
          It's really sad how little some sales people know about the products they sell.
          Delivered 5/29!: Scarlet Fever 2021 2LT HTC, Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat, two-tone Natural w/ suede inserts, Mag Ride, Performance Exhaust

          Gone but not forgotten: SunKissed, 2015 2LT, 7MT, Black over Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic, Stingray convertible

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          • #6
            Does the misinformation from a random chevy salesman surprise anyone.

            i rarely spend more than 15 minutes in a dealership speaking with salesman...

            our forum salesmen are awesome...

            dont even listen to tje random guys who are working in showrooms..

            most of them cant figure out how tie their shoelaces..

            i apologize if any of this sounds harsh yet thats often the reality

            i prefer buying and speaking with forum dealers...

            these guys are pretty sharp.

            Dave at kerbeck, mike from crisswell etc..

            local yokels ? Forget about it...

            no offense intended to the good ones,,..



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            • #7
              When I was selling I prided myself in knowing more about the product than any customer or other salesman. Most of them paid me to take their
              product knowledge tests.

              I had the thought of, I'm here all day every day with these cars, how could I NOT know about what I'm selling. We had a walk-around competition and

              the management tried to sabotage me by making me do mine on a Geo Metro because they knew how strong I was on product knowledge. Their

              favorite feeder boy was given a Corvette to do his. I killed it and won the contest.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by JB View Post
                Does the misinformation from a random chevy salesman surprise anyone.

                i rarely spend more than 15 minutes in a dealership speaking with salesman...

                our forum salesmen are awesome...

                dont even listen to tje random guys who are working in showrooms..

                most of them cant figure out how tie their shoelaces..

                i apologize if any of this sounds harsh yet thats often the reality

                i prefer buying and speaking with forum dealers...

                these guys are pretty sharp.

                Dave at kerbeck, mike from crisswell etc..

                local yokels ? Forget about it...

                no offense intended to the good ones,,..


                No offense taken, but these are good guys, and they read this forum. I asked a question that probably very few dealers would be able to answer, do any of you really know what the inside of the new mid-engine exhaust system looks like? I would be happy to buy my car from Forum dealers, but there are none near me. I insist on buying from a dealer that I can return to every time I have a little problem.
                Torch red 1LT, no options. Built June 4, received July 2

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by WillRockwell View Post
                  I asked a question that probably very few dealers would be able to answer, do any of you really know what the inside of the new mid-engine exhaust system looks like?
                  If a salesperson is not able to answer a question correctly, the proper response is "I am uncertain, let me check and get back to you".

                  Possibly with the addition of "It worked like xxxxx on the C7 so it's likely to be the same, I will confirm and get back to you".

                  If the salesman cannot find out within a reasonable time (it is a new vehicle after all) then they should say "I'm still looking into it but haven't been able to get the information you need yet". Not to either make up something or to pass on bogus information, which your salesperson did.
                  Last edited by Klinn; 07-29-2019, 04:38 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by WillRockwell View Post

                    No offense taken, but these are good guys, and they read this forum. I asked a question that probably very few dealers would be able to answer, do any of you really know what the inside of the new mid-engine exhaust system looks like? I would be happy to buy my car from Forum dealers, but there are none near me. I insist on buying from a dealer that I can return to every time I have a little problem.
                    Hey if they are good guys cool...thats good enough for us to hear.

                    the salesman response should be better answered as in the above post by klinn..

                    not knowing an answer is fine...giving bogus information that could misguide you through false information could if you werent so laid back **** off a customer who ends up dropping 60 to a hundred grand..and after picking up the car says...dam...i wish i would have known about the features of option xyz but by then its too late...thats pretty much what I was saying...

                    im glad your not insulted as that was never my intent..

                    i

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                    • #11
                      Just to point out, Chevrolet has never made a Mid Engine exhaust system. This is not an exhaust that starts at the front of the car through headers and pipes and proceeds to the back. This entire exhaust system will be folded up on itself like a tuba, taking up about three feet at the very end of the car. No one has seen it yet outside of the engineers. Mid Engine exhaust systems are always very sculptural, it will be interesting to see what this one looks like.
                      Torch red 1LT, no options. Built June 4, received July 2

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by WillRockwell View Post
                        Just to point out, Chevrolet has never made a Mid Engine exhaust system. This is not an exhaust that starts at the front of the car through headers and pipes and proceeds to the back.
                        True enough, but that isn't the question you asked the salesperson, you asked about the NPP feature. And from the description you provided, compared to what we know about the C8 plus how it functioned in the C7, they gave you incorrect information. Simple as that.

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                        • #13
                          You really need to find another dealer..... or simply ask if they have anyone there that's knowledgable with respect to Corvettes. Dual Mode Exhausts go back to 2008!
                          2020 HTC Torch Red with lots of goodies. Built in September. Museum Delivered in October......

                          Other toys in the garage: Ferrari California, BMW i8 Roadster, Bentley Flying Spur

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                          • #14
                            My order is in and I am happy with my dealer, even if they don't know about dual mode exhausts
                            Torch red 1LT, no options. Built June 4, received July 2

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by WillRockwell View Post
                              My order is in and I am happy with my dealer, even if they don't know about dual mode exhausts
                              Congratulations and you enjoying the entire experience is what its all about...you have made a great decision to buy a c8 corvette!

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