Chevy Build Your Z06 On Line

Sep 24, 2014 - 2:38 PM - by elegant
At long last, the Chevrolet build your Z06 Supercar configurator is now live and functioning!!!

2015 Corvette Z06: Supercar | Chevrolet
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PDR: "Valet" Privacy Invasion?

Sep 22, 2014 - 11:09 PM - by elegant
Whoops, someone forget to protect vehicle occupants' privacy when the PDR is set into Valet mode. Valet mode contains a great feature, to keep track of what is going on in and around your car when a valet or friend or whoever is driving your car. But it appears that a key privacy provision, perhaps the microphone recording internal vehicle voices, is occurring when one sets the PDR in valet mode. Hence, dealers are now required to strictly warn each and every 2015 purchaser of a StingRay with PDR, that their voices could be being recorded without their knowing that, a major privacy invasion mistake.

GM is rectifying that in approximately the next month, but in the interim forewarning all its purchasers of StingRay with PDR. Thank you Jagamarajan for getting a copy of the following urgent notice and sharing with us all!

Quote Originally Posted by GM
Attention: General Manager, Service Advisor, Service Manager, Parts and Service Director, Parts Manager, New Vehicle Sales Manager, and Warranty Administrator!

This notice is being sent to you regarding 2015 model year Corvettes equipped with the Performance Data Recorder (UQT).

The Performance Data Recorder (UQT) in these vehicles, when used in Valet Mode, allows a customer to record the driving of their Corvette when the vehicle is not in their control. In Valet Mode, the PDR will also record activity and conversations that take place in the vehicle.

To help our customers use the Performance Data Recorder (UQT) consistent with legal requirements that pertain to audio recording devices, we will be requiring a very important update to the system of each affected vehicle in the near future. We expect that the update will be available early next month. At that time, we will provide details about the update and let you know what steps you need to take, if any, to complete the update for vehicles in your
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Sept. 18th Constraints Released, Including Z06 Info

Sep 18, 2014 - 7:57 AM - by elegant
Z06 Constraints Out:

GM's just released the Z06 constraint list morning, and thanks to Mike Furman at Criswell Chevrolet, we now have that first consensus Z06 list! Also have below today's StingRay constraints.

Thankfully no exterior color nor interior trim color/level constraints!

Note the October 6th date, for that is when this three week cycle ends. Sorry, not in typical "constraint presentation" format yet.

GatesChevyWorld will post the complete constraint report, in the regular format, in our usual "Constraint Update" section, later this morning.

2015 Corvette 6-Oct-14 1408 FAY Carbon Fiber; Instrument Panel 50% GREATER Than 4 Weeks Supplier Restriction

2015 Corvette 6-Oct-14 1413 Z51 Performance Package 55% GREATER Than 4 Weeks Supplier Restriction

2015 Corvette 6-Oct-14 1421 C2Q Roof Pkg. Body Color Dual 0% GREATER Than 4 Weeks Supplier Restriction

2015 Corvette 6-Oct-14 1422 C2Z Roof Panel; Carbon Fiber;Removable 20% GREATER Than 4 Weeks Supplier Restriction

2015 Corvette 6-Oct-14 1423 C2M Roof Pkg. Carbon Fiber Dual 0% GREATER Than 4 Weeks Supplier Restriction

2015 Corvette 6-Oct-14 1424 G1H Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic Not Constrained This Week*

2015 Corvette 6-Oct-14 1425 1Y*67 & E57 Convertible Toneau Cover 0% GREATER Than 4 Weeks Supplier Restriction

2015 Corvette 6-Oct-14 1426 EFY Exterior Accent Color Trim Package 0% GREATER Than 4 Weeks Supplier Restriction

2015 Corvette 6-Oct-14 1427 CFZ Optional Carbor Fiber Package 0% GREATER Than 4 Weeks Pending Engineering Validation

2015 Corvette 6-Oct-14 1472 SDN LPO Black/Silver Stem Valve Package 0% GREATER Than 4 Weeks Supplier Restriction

2015 Corvette 6-Oct-14 1482 1Y*07-CC3/C2M/C2Q/C2Z CFA Base Roof for Coupe 35% GREATER Than 4 Weeks Supplier Restriction

2015 Corvette 6-Oct-14 1640 WA8 Protector Decals Clear 0% GREATER Than 4 Weeks Pending Engineering Validation

2015 Corvette 6-Oct-14 1687 Q7E Wheels; Chrome Aluminum Not Constrained This Week

2015 Corvette 6-Oct-14 1791 1Y*67&S3Z... [Read More]
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Dealers Given 1st Cycle Z06 Allocations

Sep 15, 2014 - 9:01 AM - by elegant
Dealers were given, this morning, their Z06 allocation total for the first ordering cycle. The cycle will consist of the first Dealer Submission Ordering Process (DSOP) this Thursday, nothing the following week, and the second DSOP process starting on October 2nd. This particular top dealership was given, total, for this one cycle, 9+ % of his total 2015 allocation, and, as I was cautioned, the amount may not be evenly split between September 18th and October 2nd.

Specific constraint information remains on track to be distributed this Thursday.

UPDATE: Just talked to a second top dealership, and his allocation was the same really good percentage.
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'15 C7 Recalls/Stop Sales

Sep 11, 2014 - 10:41 PM - by elegant
GM issued two recalls today on some 2015 Corvettes, even going further by requiring dealers to stop sales/deliveries of affected models. The two issues are that for some cars, are that the air bag could become detected from the steering wheel in a crash event and, second, regarding parking brakes not working properly because one of the parking brake cables was not installed properly. GM noted that very few of the Corvettes have been delivered to customers, with most still at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant lots

Quote Originally Posted by AutoNews
GM issues 2 recalls, stop-sale orders for 2015 Corvettes!

General Motors is issuing two more recalls, both on the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette, according to stop-delivery orders sent to dealers today.

The recalls, GM’s first in more than a month, bring its total number for the year to 67. They cover problems with airbag and parking brake cables on a total of nearly 2,800 cars, though very few have been sold to customers, a GM spokesman said.

Neither recall has been announced publicly yet, and parts are not available for the airbag repair. They come amid strong sales of the redesigned Corvette Stingray, forcing dealers to turn down potential buyers until the problems are resolved. GM sold 2,679 Corvettes in August vs. 655 during the same month last year.

The airbag recall covers about 2,000 Corvettes, many of which are still at the plant in Bowling Green, Ky. According to the stop-delivery order, the driver’s side airbag in those cars could separate from the steering wheel in a crash, increasing the potential for injuries. Dealers will be instructed to replace the airbag module with a revised version.

The second recall covers about 800 Corvettes, 700 of which are on dealer lots. GM said the cars were “built without one of the rear parking brake cables fully seated and engaged. That means the parking brake will
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Z06's LT4 "Crushing"

Sep 09, 2014 - 9:46 AM - by elegant
The new LT4, while being supercharged like the ZR1's LS9, is "crushing the LS9's benchmarks." And, catch this, 29 MPG highway!!!

[Quote=Wards Auto]LT4 Puts ‘Brutal’ Power Behind Corvette Z06: Supercharger Key Component!

Jordan Lee, Chief Engineer for the small-block V-8 at GM, says the LT4 crushes the performance benchmark set by the LS9. “The LT4 makes the ZR1 feel sluggish,” he says.

With several months of engineering work remaining on the ’15 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, the sports car already owns the fastest lap at the General Motors Proving Ground. In the coming weeks, more records are expected to fall when it travels to Germany’s fabled Nurburgring for testing.

The supercharged, 638-hp Corvette ZR1 owns GM’s quickest turn of “The ’Ring,” posting a 7:19.63 in 2012. That’s about 3.5 seconds ahead of the previous-generation Z06, which still commands a top-15 time at the track from 2011.

But the redesigned ’15 Z06 boasts an all-new 650-hp 6.2L LT4 V-8, which like the ZR1 with its 6.2L LS9 V-8 uses an Eaton Roots-type blower for added power over base-model Corvettes.

Jordan Lee, chief engineer and program manager for the small-block V-8 at GM, says the LT4 crushes the performance benchmark set by the LS9.

“The LT4 makes the ZR1 feel sluggish,” Lee says during a recent backgrounder on the engine here. “It’s brutal in a raw sense, but a thrill.”

The LT4’s calling card is maximum power almost instantly. The engine, based on the fifth-generation small-block LT1 6.2L V-8 architecture powering the ’14 Corvette Stingray, makes 457 lb.-ft. (619 Nm) of torque just off idle, Lee says, and 625 lb.-ft. (847 Nm) at a scant 2,800 rpm.

The LT4 also maintains 90% of its peak torque, or 592 lb.-ft. (802 Nm), from 2,500 to 5,400 rpm. The full brunt of the LT4’s 650 lb.-ft. (881 Nm) of thrust comes at 3,600 rpm and gives it nearly 8% greater peak grunt than the ZR1.

GM has not published a top speed for the Z06, but given the power output it would almost certainly exceed the 205 mph (330 km/h) of... [Read More]
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