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Congratulations. Yes, the guys in Nashua are certainly on the ball.
 
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MacMulkin folks are great! They got our order past three partial constraints, so our Z06 is exactly how we wished it to be. What I especially like about Tommy, Ron, Karl, Mark and Jessy, is that everyone one of them is pleasant, helpful, motivated and excited about Corvettes.
 

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I have to 2nd that as well; they have been very helpful and understanding with me as well!
 
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Let's first assume that GM stated November 3rd TPW is accurate -- though as [email protected] noted yesterday, TPW's as often not consistent for the first cars of a brand new model, sometimes being extended, sometimes being moved closer, and even sometimes moving backwards and forwards for the same vehicle.

Next question: Is there a two week or a four week quality hold at the beginning for the Z06's, as there are approximately 500 "Z06 specific/unique" parts??? Then we have shipping times, and a reminder that once specific vehicles are approved by BGAP for shipping, that Jack Coper Transport has up to 10 days before the approved/released vehicles must start their journey -- though it literally could the very day they are so notified.

Shipping times are also variable. Couple be as little as one day if your dealership is close to the Plant and transit is purely by truck-transporter. Could be, if last winter's weather and rail debacle is repeated, as long as six weeks.

For all the above reasons, highly doubt any customers will be seeing cars in less than two more months, e.g. late November.
 

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Let's first assume that GM stated November 3rd TPW is accurate -- though as [email protected] noted yesterday, TPW's as often not consistent for the first cars of a brand new model, sometimes being extended, sometimes being moved closer, and even sometimes moving backwards and forwards for the same vehicle.

Next question: Is there a two week or a four week quality hold at the beginning for the Z06's, as there are approximately 500 "Z06 specific/unique" parts??? Then we have shipping times, and a reminder that once specific vehicles are approved by BGAP for shipping, that Jack Coper Transport has up to 10 days before the approved/released vehicles must start their journey -- though it literally could the very day they are so notified.

Shipping times are also variable. Couple be as little as one day if your dealership is close to the Plant and transit is purely by truck-transporter. Could be, if last winter's weather and rail debacle is repeated, as long as six weeks.

For all the above reasons, highly doubt any customers will be seeing cars in less than two more months, e.g. late November.

TOTALLY agree.
 

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I hope they take their time, weather is going to get colder and winter is approaching, so I am not in a big hurry. I know the first batch of C7 had issues, I am wondering how many major new parts are on the Z06 that could have issues.
 

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Best estimate from a Corvette team member, and they had not actually tallied the number when I asked that question a couple of months ago, is that of the 5,000 parts in all C7's, about 4,500 carry over unchanged from the StingRay, approximately 500 are new/unique to the Z06.

I am with you "Fasttoys1," that if they take a few extra weeks and get more things perfect, glad that they would be doing that. If they decide they are more comfortable with a four week Quality Control (QC) hold rather than a two week hold, fine with me too.
 

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MacMulkin folks are great! They got our order past three partial constraints, so our Z06 is exactly how we wished it to be. What I especially like about Tommy, Ron, Karl, Mark and Jessy, is that everyone one of them is pleasant, helpful, motivated and excited about Corvettes.
Ditto to that. My order through a local dealer has been languishing at 1100 since July 7. I emailed MacMulkin this morning and within 4 hours Mark and then Ron sprung into action and are trying to get my order in on this Tuesday's allocation. Wow! Maybe I will have my DSOM in the garage before before the snow flies.

Thanks to everyone on this forum for helping me get up to speed on the C7 and setting me on the right path.
 
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I do hope the quality control is taken seriously with the release of the Z06. I have not doubt GM will do so given the high profile of this particular model. One thing I'm a little curious about is the lack of test drives etc. by the automobile publishing industry. I would have thought we would have seen more by now but maybe i'm just a little anxious. Or, maybe the final testing (tail wing etc.) just took it down to the wire for production. Nevertheless, if anybody knows of any recent reviews, I'd love to see more that what has shared to this point.
 

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Yes, I was wondering the same thing. Hope will see some soon!

I do hope the quality control is taken seriously with the release of the Z06. I have not doubt GM will do so given the high profile of this particular model. One thing I'm a little curious about is the lack of test drives etc. by the automobile publishing industry. I would have thought we would have seen more by now but maybe i'm just a little anxious. Or, maybe the final testing (tail wing etc.) just took it down to the wire for production. Nevertheless, if anybody knows of any recent reviews, I'd love to see more that what has shared to this point.
 

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Magazine reviews not coming for about another month or so. We all know what they will say, i.e., the car is phenomenal, and of course very reviewer will find something to pick at. And when they come out, we each will pour over every word, reading each article at least twice.
 

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Good morning from beautiful Key West. Like many of you, I am on pins and needles waiting for my ZO6. As I have posted earlier I elected the A8 transmission and knew from the onset that the manual gear box equipped cars would be first to be built. My dealer called me and offered to send my order in if I would change to the manual box, but I didn't as I don't want regrets later. I have read allot of speculations as to the sequence of cars in productions, coupes, stick, convertibles and so forth. According to my dealer, other than the A8 transmission, there is nothing in my order that might delay my car. Any idea then when my order might move forward and what might be a delivery date? Appreciate any information you can share. Meantime Fantasy Fest in Key West is later this month, so anyone of you who may decide to visit let me know, as I can guide you to the best margaritas in paradise and the first is on me of course.

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RacerX, good of you not to compromise on something you want, e.g., your A8. Something like that choice is important, and you will be loving with this beauty for a lone time.

It will help once the A8/convertible gate ordering opens, estimated now between October 16th (heck that's just two weeks and a day away) and November 13th. Sorry, we do know know when your dealer gets an allocation for your Z06. Knowing your dealer's Z06 total allocation compared to other dealers is usually, but not always, a strong indication as to when GM might accept a Z06 order from your dealer. The fact that GM could have had a manual coupe Z06 allocation for your dealer is, however, a good sign! Best of luck!
 

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John,

Thank you as always for your insight and encouragement. It is said that patience is a cardinal virtue that I am trying to acquire. I will check a bit more with my dealer to see what their status is, but they indicated they have four slots and mine was first, but of course I declined in preference for the A8. I think our cars are similar: Coupe, VY, 3LZ (Kalahari), J6E, CFV, Q6U, FAY, M5U. I wanted ZO7, but the race purposeful spring rates, bushings, settings and so forth might make street driving a jarring experience. I would love to retrofit the carbon ceramic brakes if available later.

Thanks again,
 

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Racer X, you and I are in the exact same boat with the 8L90 8-speed. Considering the Z06 and all it is together with how long we've been patiently waiting, another month or two isn't going to make that great of a difference. I know as we come closer, our anticipation and excitement is going to build, but remember, some of the greatest joy comes from the journey as much as the end results.
 
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