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At the Caravan end, during the NCM 20th Anniversary Celebration, "Jagamajajaran" saw and showed us pictures of a new front cooler on a Z06. Thanks Jag! Today we get more confirmed info from "banjo," while he and his wife are on a cross country trip. They just had a private BGAP tour, was specifically told the following info, and asked me to post it for him. Thank you "banjo!"

I am told the Z06 cooling problem has been cured for the A8 by adding another cooler in the front of the car. I was also told the extra cooler will be made available in the Stingray as well.

More really good news and progress!
 

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John, thank you for the news! That is awesome!

At the Caravan end, during the NCM 20th Anniversary Celebration, "Jagamajajaran" saw and showed us pictures of a new front cooler on a Z06. Thanks Jag! Today we get more confirmed info from "banjo," while he and his wife are on a cross country trip. They just had a private BGAP tour, was specifically told the following info, and asked me to post it for him. Thank you "banjo!"

I am told the Z06 cooling problem has been cured for the A8 by adding another cooler in the front of the car. I was also told the extra cooler will be made available in the Stingray as well.

More really good news and progress!
 

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Great news for all those A8 guys. You can almost hear the door creaking closed for future M7 customers once A8 production starts...
I am sure the M7 will continue to be available for all Corvettes during model year 2015.

I seriously doubt if manuals will be available on C8, whenever that happens.

Will M7 be available on any Corvette in 2016? I have no idea.
 
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M7's will probably be available until the end of C7 production. All the engineering is done and even if the take rate drops to 10% there's no financial benefit for them to stop installing it. The C8 may be an entirely different animal if it's as radical a departure as anticipated.
 
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All right! Let the A8 Gate open!
Thanks John!
 

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So apparently there was an overheating issue and it may now be resolved. Thermal issues can be a real problem to get resolved. Glad it's fixed.
 

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Here are some differences between the Z and the Stingray. Note the A8 cooler.Double the cooling capacity!!

I found it on the news section of GMauthority.com. "The extensive list of concept factory engineered parts being shown are as follows:
Z06 stabilizer bars, control arms and the Z06’s unique composite transverse leaf spring
Unique Bilstein shocks, tuned to match the chassis components of the Z06
Z06 front and rear brakes (steel rotors) – featuring Brembo aluminum six-piston front calipers and four-piston rear calipers; and 14.6-inch-diameter front rotors and 14.4-inch rear rotors
Z06 front and rear brakes (carbon ceramic rotors) – the brakes from the Z06’s available Z07 package include 15.5-inch carbon ceramic matrix front rotors and 15.3-inch carbon rear rotors
Z06 front brake ducts
Z06 600-watt radiator electric fan for superior cooling capability
Z06 front grille, which offers 17-percent greater airflow than the grille on the Stingray with the Z51 package – and it includes inlets that match the Z06 front brake ducts
Z06 rear transmission oil cooler – a larger cooler assembly that replaces the one used on the Stingray’s Z51 package for about 15-percent more cooling capacity
Z06 front auxiliary transmission cooler that essentially doubles the overall cooling capacity
Z06 rear quarter-panel vents that provide approximately 25-percent greater airflow than the Z51 vents at track speed
Z06 carbon fiber torque tube that is about 13.2 pounds lighter than the Stingray’s torque tube
Z06 drive shaft couplers that are designed to stand up to higher exhaust heat than the Stingray and Z51 couplers
Z06 carbon fiber underbody braces are 17-percent lighter than the Stingray’s aluminum braces, while offering comparable stiffness
Z06 high-wing rear spoiler with wicker, based on the available carbon fiber aero package."
 
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