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August 2019 Best of the Best winner is JoeCT

Aug 18, 2019 - 10:47 PM - by jsvette
Congratulations to JoeCT for being selected as the Best of the Best in our August 2019 contest! He becomes our 65th member of the Photo of the month Winners Circle

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C8 Pricing announced

Aug 15, 2019 - 6:08 AM - by jsvette
GM has announced the pricing for the new C8:

1LT starts at $59,995
2LT starts at $67,295
3LT starts at $71,945
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C8 Configurator Now Open

Jul 19, 2019 - 3:52 PM - by jsvette
Here is the link to configure/build your C8 Stingray Mid-engine

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Forum Update: We will be adding an active section for the new C8 STINGRAY

Jul 16, 2019 - 9:08 AM - by jsvette
Now that GM has officially stated that the C8 will be call a Stingray, we are pleased to announce StingrayForums will be adding relevant sections, posts, news etc. on the C8 as they become available. They will appear in

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Photo of the month Winners Circle

Oct 17, 2014 - 5:31 PM - by jsvette
This thread will repost the Photo of the Month Winner, adding each new winner. Please enjoy
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Welcome to - 2014+ C7, C8 Stingray Corvette Forum

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

Welcome to - The New Corvette / 2014+ 7th & 8th Gen Corvette Forum featuring Corvette "Stingray" News, Discussions, Photos, Rumor Talk and more. We also have sections for the C2 and C3 StingRays, and another one for the upcoming C8 - mid-engine.

We are a friendly, educational Corvette community dedicated to learning, sharing and discussing our current 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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Corvette chief engineer: No manual for C8, it's a dying business

Jul 23, 2019 - 4:47 PM - by Vigilance247
Corvette fans still holding out hope for a manual transmission in the C8 generation of the Chevrolet Corvette, abandon hope. Not only does the Corvette’s chief engineer and vehicle line director say the Corvette won’t get a manual, but building manual transmissions is a dying industry.

When I asked Corvette lead engineer Tadge Juechter at the reveal of the 2020 Corvette on Thursday if there is any chance the manual will come back, he replied simply: “No.”

Juechter said a manual-equipped Corvette wouldn't sell well enough to make it worth a supplier’s effort to develop.

“We couldn’t find anybody honestly who’d be willing to do it. Because just like the automatic, the DCT, it would have to be a bespoke manual,” Juechter said. “It’s low volume, very expensive. The reason is it’s a low-volume industry. That industry is dying–building manual transmissions.”

Apparently, the take-rate for manuals in the Corvette has plummeted to about 15 percent now, according to Juechter.

“Every year it goes down, down, down, down,” he said.

Porsche experimented with dropping the manual from its track-focused 911 GT3 and found it had upset buyers, who have since bought the manual in that car in large volumes. In fact, according to Porsche North America CEO Klaus Zellmer, two out of three buyers opt for the manual.

Juechter said the same wouldn’t hold for the Corvette.

“It’s 15 percent on cars like the Z06, which historically have been only a manual. And as soon as we offer the automatic, everybody buys the automatic,” Juechter said.

The future doesn’t look bright for the manual in the 'Vette or the industry, Juechter said.

“It’s a dying business. The people who make a living building manual transmissions, they see that it’s not a bright future for them,” he explained.

Instead of a manual or a traditional automatic transmission, the 2020 Corvette will feature a new 8-speed dual-clutch transmission. Its development challenged for the Corvette engineering team, and Chevrolet worked with Tremec to develop the transmission, which will be built in Wixom, Michigan.

Juechter said the DCT had to be developed specially for the Corvette.

“We don’t
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