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C8 From Lot to Customer Averages Just 10 Days

Corvette Mike’s Thundering Thursday | Volume 8-24 • February 18, 2021 We know the C8 is a very fast car but is also the quickest car to leave the dealership lot and into the buyer’s garage. In January, the C8 mid-engine Corvette lasted just 10 days on the lot on average. Even though the C8 has been available for close to a year now, the demand is still extremely high, and the wait list is still almost a yearlong at most dealers. A recently published study from ISeeCars.com found that…

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New Details About C8 Variants Emerge

Corvette Mike’s Thundering Thursday | Volume 8-23 • February 11, 2021 We all know that Chevrolet would not sit on their laurels, and the news coming out today proves this to be true. The rumors are talking turbochargers, flat-plane cranks, hybrid powertrains, and even a full EV version! First to be announced will be the Z06, maybe a 2022 release! It will come with a naturally aspirated 5.5-liter flat-plane crank V-8, producing around 620hp and be able to rev all the way to 9,000 rpm. The very next year (2023)…

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C8 Production Stops Due to Supplier Problems

Corvette Mike’s Thundering Thursday | Volume 8-22 • February 4, 2021 The C8 has been plagued with production problems from the first day and just can’t seem to get a break. Production of the 2021 Chevrolet C8 Corvette is, once again, shut down. This is now the fourth time General Motors has pressed pause on production of the C8. In a statement, Chevrolet said that “Due to a temporary parts supply issue, we can confirm that Bowling Green Assembly will not run production the week of February 1. Our supply…

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C8’s Are Not Just for Kids

Corvette Mike’s Thundering Thursday Volume 8-21 • January 28, 2021 You may have been reading how the new C8 Corvette has been attracting a much younger group of buyers, and this may be true, but the new Mid-Engined Corvette is not just for kids, as Chuck Cook will tell you. Cook is not new to Corvettes, as he has owned 3 before buying his 4th for his 90th birthday; a shinny new Torch Red C8 Coupe. “This is my birthday present to myself,” Cook said to local Florida newspaper Daily…

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Breaking News from Kissimmee Florida

Corvette Mike’s Thundering Thursday Volume 8-20 • January 21, 2021 Mecum just held its large Kissimmee auction, and the top seller was a triple Black L88, selling for $2,500,000! This is great news for Corvette community and collectors worldwide. The 1967 L88 Corvette is the best of the best in terms of performance when it comes to the second generation. They featured a high-performance 427-cid big block engine mated to a heavy duty M22 ‘Rock Crusher’ 4-speed manual transmission and nearly every race ready option GM had to offer. Its…

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Guinness World Record for Chevrolet Memorabilia

Corvette Mike’s Thundering Thursday Volume 8-19 • January 14, 2021 We all love Corvettes, but there is one man that seems to have taken the collection of Corvette memorabilia to a new level. Charles, got his first Corvette collectable at the ripe old age of 2, a 1959 pedal car, but now just has a photo of it! Charles currently holds the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of Chevrolet memorabilia. He owns more than 2,000 miniature Corvettes, from over 100 manufacturers like Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Franklin Mint, etc.,…

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C8 Convertibles Wanted!

Corvette Mike’s Thundering Thursday Volume 8-18 • January 7, 2021 C8 Earns Motor Authority’s Best Car to Buy Award The awards for the Mid-Engine C8 Corvette continue to grow. The most recent was from Motor Authority declaring the C8 Corvette “Best Car To Buy 2021”! They tested performance, luxury, and electric vehicles to find the car they thought was the best of the best to buy and drive. Some of their editors thought the redesigned mid-engine Corvette was a shoo-in, but Editorial Director Marty Padgett challenged them to expand our…

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Happy New Year’s from the Corvette Mike Team!

Corvette Mike’s Thundering Thursday Volume 8-17 • December 30, 2020 Salute to Performance – L88 “The Best of the Best” For those of you new to the Corvette collector hobby, the L88 was a special option package developed under the direction of Zora Arkus-Duntov, director of GM’s performance division. First introduced in 1967, the L88 Corvette featured a highly modified version of Chevy’s 427-cubic-inch V-8 engine. Although this engine received a factory horsepower rating of 430, actual engine output was somewhere between 540 and 580 horsepower, giving the “stock” L88…

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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE CORVETTE MIKE TEAM

Corvette Mike’s Thundering Thursday Volume 8-16 • December 24, 2020 GM extends warranty coverage for C7 Z06 GM issued a document to dealers this week indicating it had implemented the new extended warranty coverage on 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 model year C7 Corvette Z06 models. The document says these vehicles “may have a condition where the vehicle may overheat and enter a reduced power mode when driven on a track at sustained high speeds in high ambient temperatures.” The special coverage looks to address this issue and “covers the…

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C8 Going Hybrid

As we have previously reported to you, Chevrolet will be releasing a new hybrid-electric variant of the C8 Corvette, titled the “E-Ray”. Unofficial reports suggest there will be an electric drive unit situated in the front cargo area of the car, and to power the electric motors, four 1.94 kWh batteries placed in the center of the C8. It is estimated the peak power of the electric motors will be approximately 115hp and 111lb of torque and feed the front wheels. Performance is a focus and the electric motors will…

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