October 2014 "Spooky" Stingray of the Month Contest

Oct 15, 2014 - 5:29 PM - by wicked

It's that time of the year again folks! It's October so we're doing a Halloween theme this month so let's get creative and post the best picture of your Corvette spooky style!

We welcome everyone including vendors to participate, however we will not pick the same winner within a 3 month period.

The contest will close in one week (Wednesday, October 22), and finalists will be chosen by staff and you guys will vote for the winner. Rules for entry are below:

  • The photo must be attached to a post in this thread
  • Only one picture will be allowed, so make it your best! (do not submit multiple photos or you will be disqualified)
  • You must be the owner of the Stingray.

The winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card from StingrayForums.com and be featured on the front page!

Looking forward to your entries!
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2015 StingRay Pricing

Jul 17, 2014 - 11:31 PM - by elegant
2015 StingRay pricing leaked, and it is a pleasant surprise for some -- though not all. It will depend in which options one wants.

Some examples:

Base pricing for all four models UNCHANGED!

The 2LT mid-level interior trim package went down $ -50.

The 3LT interior trim package went up $1,445, however, now includes previous, separate Upper Interior Suede package (IWE), which was a $995 2014 option, AND includes the Performance Data Recorder as standard equipment.

8-speed auto (compared to outgoing 6-speed auto) = $ +375.

Carbon fiber aero package (CFZ) = $2,995

Nav/PDR (for 1LT & 2LT) = $1,795. This compares to 2014 navigation system being $795, i.e., adding the 2015 PDR required component resulted in a $1,000 price increase.

Whereas the end of 2014 Z-51 pricing was a $4,000 option, if you added for 2014 the NPP Performance Exhaust, your post March 3rd Z-51 pricing for the two was $5,200; however, the 2015 pricing for the Z-51 option -- which now mandatorily includes the NPP system, now totals $5,000.

As previously shared, the ZF1 appearance package is $1,995.

If one chooses the Appearance Package for the coupe (5KW), that will cost $995, whereas the same package for the convertible (option 5KX) will cost $800.

The five piece luggage package (S2L) dropped $75, to $920.

Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic (G1H) will be a $495 option.

Clear Protective Film Package (WA8) = $1,300.

Body colored exterior package (grills and vents monochromatic, option EFY) = $995.

More examples to follow in subsequent posts, but some folks are finding positive surprises compared to expectations, some finding negative surprises.

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Welcome to StingrayForums.com - 2014+ C7 Stingray Corvette Forum

Sep 18, 2012 - 5:35 PM - by C7

Welcome to StingrayForums.com - The New Corvette / 2014+ 7th Gen Corvette Forum featuring C7 Corvette "Stingray" News, Discussions, Photos, Rumor Talk and more. We aim to be a friendly, educational Corvette community dedicated to learning, sharing and discussing the next generation Corvette from Chevrolet. To take full advantage of the site, we ask that you please Register - It's quick and free. You can take advantage of some of our most popular features on the site which are linked below.

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1st Z06 TPW's!

Oct 24, 2014 - 4:11 PM - by elegant
Things are going really fast the last twenty four hours, i.e., after one month of the first 489 Z06's September 23rd being on "hold status," in the last 30 hours, many went to status 3100, now the first ones now getting TPW's. One tremendous advantage of the National Corvette Museum's Buyers Tour is that NCM, once a customer vehicle reaches status 3300, gets access to parts of BGAP's internal scheduling information.

Just learned that the TPW for "WRP SPD" will be November 10th, in fact it is scheduled start down the visible production line, what I will luckily be seeing, at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, November 12th, with its completion, "first start," and "first drive" scheduled to take place the following afternoon. Of course, also received the appropriate warning that "schedules are subject to change."

Fellow StingRay Forum member "LT4 Awesome"'s Buyers Tour starts the previous afternoon. And of course, we will meet for a "Bowling Green obligatory," an always-highly-satisfactory, celebratory meal at Rafferty's sometime during the adventure.

Many more TPW's will be forthcoming shortly. Not confirmed, but believed, that there might even be a few Z06 customer cars starting late the week of November 3rd.
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First Z06's Now 3100 Status!

Oct 23, 2014 - 8:56 PM - by elegant
Initial Z06's Now 3100 Status! Just learned that my Z06 order become status 3100. Had inquired of Chevrolet Chat, and here is the communication.

I am not the first person to reach 3100 status, as another StingRay Forums member reached 3100 status even earlier today. However, as that person pointed out, at this early stage, status numbers are not always stable, consistent, and can in fact go backwards. However, these are the first two known Z06 orders to move past status 3000, so this good news. Both of these orders were part of the first Z06 consensus, and became status 3000 on September 23rd.

Looking increasingly like the Bowling Green Assembly Plant is right on track with GM's September 18th "constraint memo," which showed a tentative initial target production week (TPW) of 11/3.

GM delivered StingRay customer coupes ahead of its self-proclaimed delivery deadline, did the same on their subsequent announced StingRay convertible delivery deadline, and it is looking they will again beat their written Z06 delivery commitment (which was originally announced as delivering customer Z06's in the first quarter of 2015).

Hope many other Z06 orderers who are currently status 3000 also get their good news real soon!
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Z06 Production Changes

Oct 14, 2014 - 11:10 AM - by elegant
For those of us who have been waiting, yes impatiently, for the new Z06 to arrive, wishing that GM hurries up the process and starts production right away, the following is a very vivid, and very visual example of why GM properly takes months and months and months to field test, refine, improve, and ultimately upgrade brand-new models, in this case the beloved Z06.

Here is a before picture of the Z06 is LT4 intake system. This system was shown at the January 13th Z06 reveal at NAIAS.

Note that the air comes in through an intake system above the right front wheel then curves around, approximately 135 degrees, to face obliquely into the front of the motor. In order to allow for the motor even some minor flexing in its motor mounts as a result of torque changes, flexing differentially from the fender structure, there are many corrugations in that intake tube. However, as we all know air intake corrugations interfere with smooth efficient air flow. We now have, thanks to Halltech, a picture of the revised, production intake system (below). Note, that it flows directly into the front of the motor, almost force feed due to its straight shot, i.e, the faster the car goes, the greater air-ram effect. No more corrugations, no curves, in short a more efficient system -- though we do have what appears to be a Helmholtz sound attenuation reservoir (thank you "MarkRx") off to one side of that intake to reduce unwanted intake sounds. 2015 production Z06's will have this new intake system.

We also know of one other significant area in which the preproduction, stage 1, Z06 has undergone a significant change, i.e., whereas the initial GM communications referred to the spoiler being the same as that on a Z-51 StingRay, told it even had the same part number, we learned in April at the NCM BASH that the Z-51 spoiler did not provide enough rear downforce on the car. Hence, the production stage 1 version now has a three piece spoiler that looks a fair amount like that on the other two... [Read More]
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