3D- Printed Parts Support Over 80,000 Miles of Chevrolet Racing

3D- Printed Parts Support Over 80,000 Miles of Chevrolet Racing

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Corvette C8.R, INDYCAR, Silverado race truck, and NASCAR Camaro equipped with 3D-printed parts. 2020-10-08 Two mid-engine Corvette C8.Rs debuted at Rolex 24 at Daytona on Jan. 25, 2020, each equipped with 75 3D-printed parts. DETROIT — 3D printing has taken on a powerful role in Chevrolet Motorsports, both on- and off-road. This season, the Corvette C8.R, INDYCAR, NASCAR Camaro, and Silverado race teams have accumulated more than 80,000 miles of competition in vehicles built with 3D-printed parts. “Chevrolet has a long history of technology transfer between our motorsports and production teams, and this is a perfect example of our approach,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance and Motorsports. “GM’s 3D-printing capability speeds up our learning cycles and, in turn, these racetrack experiences help our additive manufacturing team move…
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Nowicki Autosport Introduces Concept8 C8 Corvette Bespoke Carbon Fiber Door & Hatch Badge Package

Nowicki Autosport Introduces Concept8 C8 Corvette Bespoke Carbon Fiber Door & Hatch Badge Package

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Nowicki Autosport introduces a new portfolio of authentic carbon fiber restyling components for America’s Supercar, the C8 Corvette. The first component in the distinctive Concept8 collection is this carbon fiber badge package. CORVETTE C8 CONCEPT8 BESPOKE CARBON FIBER DOOR AND HATCH BADGE PACKAGE PHOTOS According to Nowicki Autosport founder, Jeff Nowicki, “Our Concept8 authentic carbon fiber badge package adds visual distinction to any C8. Our hatch badge is patterned after the factory badge and our door badges feature a unique radius engineered to match the curve of factory C8 Corvette doors.” Concept8 badges are manufactured from OE grade lightweight 3K twill carbon fiber along with vinyl ester-infused resin, for exceptional strength and appearance characteristics. Each is hand-polished for a deep, rich luster and includes premium automotive-grade adhesive. They are engineered…
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1.75 Millionth Corvette to be Raffled by Museum

1.75 Millionth Corvette to be Raffled by Museum

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The 1.75 millionth Corvette, is a 2020 C8 Arctic White Coupe with Adrenaline Red interior, will only temporarily call the National Corvette Museum its home as it will be used in a fundraising raffle by the Museum. 1.75 Millionth Corvette will be Raffled by the National Corvette Museum on Friday, September 4, 2020, at the Museum’s 26th Anniversary Celebration event. On June 30, 1953, the first Corvette officially rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Mich. - a Polo White convertible with red interior – and was followed by another 299 just like it for the 1953 model year. Now, 67 years later, the 1.75 millionths Corvette is slated to roll off the assembly line in Bowling Green, Ky. in August. Milestone Corvettes including a 1953, the first year the…
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2020 Chevrolet Corvette Mid-Engine Recalls

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Mid-Engine Recalls

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2020 C8 Chevrolet Corvette Vette Vues will update this page as new recalls come out for the 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette. So far there are two recalls on the new 2020 Chevrolet C8 Mid-Engine Corvette. Both are having to do with the frunk (front trunk). The first recall addresses the problem where a small person could get trapped inside the front trunk. According to the NHTSA recall notice, the interior trunk release on the 2020 Corvette becomes inoperable when the vehicle enters a sleep mode. This happens about 10 minutes after being turned off. Chevrolet warns that if the frunk lid is left open, a small person could climb inside the front trunk compartment and close the trunk lid and may not be able to get out without help. This…
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Video: Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter Talks About What’s New on 2021 Corvette

Video: Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter Talks About What’s New on 2021 Corvette

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Petersen Automotive Museum held a video series called "Car Week." In this video Tadge Juechter, Chief Engineer of the @Chevrolet #Corvette C8 talks about its future and new changes that will be on the 2021 Corvettes. Skip to 1:15 to watch: C8 Tech Talk with Tadge Juechter How much do you know about the C8 Corvette? Join us for an exclusive talk with Chief Engineer, Tadge Juechter as he discusses the C8, what makes it so special and what is in store for future variants! https://youtu.be/aYE--LGWMw4 Here is what will be new on the 2021 Corvette: Magnetic Selective Ride Control suspension, which is new for non-Z51 models. Standard wireless Apple CarPlay/wireless Android autoRed Mist Metallic Tintcoat exterior colorSilver Flare Metallic exterior colorSky Cool Gray/Yellow Strike interior colorNew full-length dual racing stripe package…
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2020 Corvette Stingray Official Pace Car for 104th Indianapolis 500

2020 Corvette Stingray Official Pace Car for 104th Indianapolis 500

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A Torch Red 2020 Corvette Stingray coupe will serve as the Official Pace Car for the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, continuing Chevrolet’s tradition of leading the field to the green flag. The Pace Car will be driven by GM President Mark Reuss. 2020 Corvette Stingray Official Pace Car for 104th Indianpolis 500 This year, the race will be held outside of May for the first time – Sunday, Aug. 23 – with live NBC coverage at 2:30 p.m. (ET). This marks the 17th time a Corvette has served as the Pace Car, starting in 1978, and the 31st time a Chevrolet has led the field dating to 1948 when a Fleetmaster Six convertible held the honor. No other brand or vehicle has served as the “500” Pace Car…
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2021 Corvette Pricing, New Features, Press Release July 8, 2020

2021 Corvette Pricing, New Features, Press Release July 8, 2020

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As of the date of this blog posts, the Corvette Bowling Green, Kentucky assembly plant is back in operation and hitting full stride with the production of the 2020 Corvette. Vette Vues learns that the Corvette convertible will be produced in the model year 2020 as first announced. For those of you who are waiting for your new C8 Corvette Stingray, 2020 we are happy to report the Corvette’s model year, has not been curtailed as some speculated, but actually extended. In our August 2020 issue of Vette Vues Magazine (now at press) Ken Kayser reports the "Some very popular 2020 Corvette options have either exceeded Chevrolet’s initial estimate, or the suppliers have run into their own production constraints, causing a Hold on more orders. Perhaps a second supplier might…
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Hennessey’s 2020 C8 Corvette Reached 205.1 MPH Set New Speed Record

Hennessey’s 2020 C8 Corvette Reached 205.1 MPH Set New Speed Record

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May 8, 2020, John Heinricy drove a Hennessey-prepared C8 Corvette to a top speed of 205.1 mph on the 8.0-mile high-speed oval at the Continental Tire Uvalde Proving Grounds, which is located approximately 80 miles west of San Antonio, Texas. The team at Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) has a long history of testing its cars to over 200 mph. You might remember when the C7 2013 Corvette was introduced. John Hennessey ran their modified Vette with 700 hp to a top speed of 200.6 mph. The Hennessey team began working on the new mid-engine C8 Corvette as soon as they took delivery in March (2020). But would they be able to break the 200-mph mark? A noted automotive engineer and racecar driver John Heinricy has also had a long and…
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23 Videos for Owners of 2020 C8 Corvette Stingray

23 Videos for Owners of 2020 C8 Corvette Stingray

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Chevrolet produced 23 videos for owners of 2020 C8 Corvette Stingray. The new videos show owners how to get the most out of their cars. The additional video series includes topics such as: Vehicle break-in scheduleMaintenanceTrack preparationDriver modesMemory settingsMany more how-tos for the ultimate vehicle experience Vehicle Break-In Schedule 200-, 500- and 1,500-mile markersDriving behaviors to avoid https://youtu.be/7zQdzvVIqSk Vehicle Maintenance Schedule Maintenance requirements and recommendationsFluid life may vary https://youtu.be/pDUVm0Y69ko Driver Modes How and when to use the 5 different driving modesHow to activate Z-Mode https://youtu.be/C964wkOvIGU Driver Assistance Features Driver assistance featuresAssistance systems for driving, backing up and parking https://youtu.be/coS1uGR8t3g Roof Panel Removal & Convertible Operation Removing and reinstalling coupe roof panelConvertible top operation https://youtu.be/yzuqJ-nADlk Front Lift Activating with the push of a buttonHow to store locations with 4-way pad https://youtu.be/MEmX7INesSc…
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Corvette 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year

Corvette 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year

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Congrats to Corvette! The mid-engine Corvette recently received the honor of being named the 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year for the third time! The 1984 and 1998 Corvettes also were named MotorTrend Car of the Year. Below is the press release dated 11/18/2019 from Chevrolet: CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY NAMED 2020 MOTORTREND CAR OF THE YEAR The first-ever production mid-engine Corvette represents the fastest, most powerful entry-level Corvette in the vehicle’s 66-year history EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — The redefined Chevrolet Corvette Stingray won the 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year award, earning the mid-engine masterpiece a top spot among the best vehicles the world has to offer for the third time in Corvette’s history. The coveted honor, previously awarded to Corvette in 1984 and 1998, was presented to Tadge Juechter, Corvette executive…
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