Month: October 2021
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New Corvette Factory Ordering
New Corvette Factory Ordering
It’s been less than 24 hours since the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 was announced, but one car dealer in Maryland already has 1,087 orders on file. Do you think people are excited?
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The info comes via a friend of the site Zerin Dube, who posted a screenshot from a Facebook group called Wholesale Car Club — a group dedicated to connecting people who are looking to buy, sell, or trade vehicles at competitive prices. The poster, dealer Chris Morgan, decided to clear up some confusion about his Z06 waitlist by posting some frankly astounding facts:
Morgan alleges that his dealership is one of the biggest Chevy dealers in America, so they can get up to 100 new Corvette C8s per month, and he also claims that his dealership is probably going to get a lot more Z06 allocations than your dealership — hence why there are so many orders. He’s also promising that everyone who places an order now won’t later be surprised by some extra crazy fees; these orders are strictly MSRP only. And, again, we have no idea how much, exactly, MSRP will be; we can estimate that a Z06 will start somewhere in the mid-$80,000, but there’s still a lot we don’t know yet.
If you’re interested, Morgan suggests that you get on the list for a refundable deposit of $1,000… but with over 1,000 people ahead of you, he also hedges that you’re probably going to be sitting on the waiting list for three to four years. That could even end up being a conservative estimate considering how backed-up the supply chain is right now. It’s honestly kind of wild to think that people could be receiving a car that is, effectively, four years out of date.
And this is all just guesswork because Morgan does hedge that he has no idea how many Z06s his dealership will be allotted. He could get 100 per month. He could get 100 per year. It’s all a crapshoot at this point.
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New Corvettes on fire
Corvettes on fire
We knew that the new C8 Corvettes were hot, but we didn’t think that the high demand would cause them to literally catch on fire!
A video posted to the C8 Corvette Owners (and Friends) Facebook Page show firefighters attempting to put out a fire that occurred on a Jack Cooper auto transport carrying a load of brand new Corvettes to dealers. The fire was said to have occurred in the early morning hours about 15-30 minutes north of Nashville, Tennessee. As the Bowling Green Assembly Plant is just an hour north of Nashville, it looks like the transport didn’t make it far before the flames started.
The originator of the video is named Corieblue Fickes and he says he stuck around until molten cars started flying around. We do see some mini explosions in the video that sent debris flying through the air.
As each Jack Cooper transport can carry up to 10 new Corvettes at a time, we have to believe this loss for General Motors is estimated to be around $900,000 if all 10 Corvettes were lost in the fire.
But the good news according to one poster on the Corvette Facebook page is that they will now be offered at just $5K over MSRP! Just kidding of course, but we do know there are going to be some sad people out there today whose wait for a new C8 just got longer.
Road & Track picked up the story and they got an official statement from a Chevrolet spokesperson:
On Tuesday evening, a hauler carrying a load of new Corvettes caught fire in Tennessee after the driver pulled into a truck stop to investigate an issue with the truck. Fortunately, the driver of the truck is okay. Our vehicle logistics supplier is investigating. As we learn more, we will reach out to affected dealers and customers.
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New Tahoe and Suburban power sliding center console
Power sliding center console
The 2022 Chevy Tahoe and 2022 Chevy Suburban arrive as the second model year for both all-new SUVs, with the Chevy Tahoe now in its fifth generation, and the Chevy Suburban in its twelfth generation. Notably, both the 2022 Chevy Tahoe and 2022 Chevy Suburban come equipped as standard with a power-sliding center console for the top trim levels.
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The power-sliding center console for the 2022 Chevy Tahoe and 2022 Chevy Suburban is tagged with RPO code DCH, and is equipped as standard on Premier and High Country trim levels. The feature continues to be optional lower in the trim level lineup, including for LT, RST, and Z71 trims. The feature is also deleted when either of the SUVs are ordered with the second-row power 60/40 split-folding bench seats (RPO code ATT).
Previously, the power-sliding center console was optional on Premier and High Country trim levels for the 2021 Chevy Tahoe and 2021 Chevy Suburban, priced at $350.
The power-sliding center console was first introduced with the 2021 model year for GM’s latest full-size SUVs, and arrives as the first motorized vehicle console of its type. The console can slide forward and backwards up to 10 inches, offering multiple positions to serve multiple purposes. These can include sliding rearwards to provide rear-seated passengers with cupholders, or sliding forward to serve as an armrest for passengers in the first row.
What’s more, the power-sliding center console is large enough to hold four gallons of milk in a certain configuration, and it includes a hidden compartment inside the console that can store valuables and similar items out of sight. To this latter point, the hidden storage compartment provides a secure place to keep items, as there is no way to slide the console forward unless the vehicle is in accessory mode or engine on mode.
Operating the power-sliding center console involves usage of the button located just above the SUV’s rearview mirror.
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2021 Corvette and magnetic ride control
The 2021 Corvette Stingray offers impressive mid-engine handling and traction, arriving as the second model year for the latest eighth-generation sports car. Interestingly, more than half of 2021 Corvette customers opted to equip Magnetic Ride Control suspension.
Per statistics published by the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, 22.8 percent of 2021 Corvette Stingray customers stuck with the standard suspension setup (RPO code FE1). However, 7.7 percent of customers opted for Magnetic Ride Control without the Z51 Performance Package (RPO code FE2), 23.6 percent opted for the Z51 Performance Package suspension (RPO code FE3), and 45.9 percent opted for Z51 Performance package suspension with Magnetic Ride Control (RPO code FE4).
As a reminder, Magnetic Ride Control incorporates dampers filled with magnetorheological fluid and a suite of sensors to automatically adjust damper settings in response to changes in the driving surface.
Check out the table below for a breakdown of the suspension setup for the 2021 Corvette Stingray:
|Coupe (units)||Coupe (percentage)||Convertible (units)||Convertible (percentage)||Total (units)||Total (percentage)|
|Magnetic Ride Control (FE2)||988||6.5||1,034||9.3||2,022||7.7|
|Z51 with Magnetic Ride Control (FE4)||6,400||42.4||5,637||50.8||12,037||45.9|
Also notable are the production numbers. According to the latest report from the National Corvette Museum stats, a total of 26,216 units of the 2021 Corvette Stingray were produced, 12,112 (58 percent) of which were Coupe models, and 11,104 (42 percent) of which were Convertibles. Most models (44.1 percent) were the mid-range 2LT trim level, while 40.9 percent were the range-topping 3LT, and just 15 percent were the base-level 1LT.
As GM Authority covered previously, most customers preferred the Jet Black interior, with 35.8 percent of buyers choosing Jet Black over the other interior color options. Adrenaline Red was second at 25.2 percent, followed by Natural at 12.5 percent and Sky Cool Gray at 10.1 percent. Outside, the most popular paint color was Torch Red with 5,171 units. Arctic White was second in popularity at 3,769 units, while Red Mist was third at 3,476 units.
Also notable was the number of 2021 Corvette Stingray customers that opted for the factory performance exhaust system, with a whopping 87 percent ticking the box to add extra horsepower and sound to their ride.
Moving forward, production of the 2022 Corvette Stingray is now underway at GM’s Bowling Green Assembly facilityin Kentucky.
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