AAH #218 – Corvette C7: Technical Tour de Force

November 8th, 2013 at 5:11pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- J Mays Retires from Ford
- A Third Tesla Catches Fire — Is it a Design Flaw?
- Mark Reuss Talks About His Wishlist for New GM Products

SPECIAL GUEST: Tadge Juechter, Chief Engineer, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
- What was the Biggest Challenge in Designing the C7?

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist; and Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production

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2 Comments to “AAH #218 – Corvette C7: Technical Tour de Force”

  1. Bernd Says:

    Hello John,

    a little background on Mark Reuss’ whish to have a little panel van on a GM platform and your idea to possibly bring over whatever is sold in europe:
    There have been small panel vans comparable to the Ford Transit Connect on GM platforms outside of north america since 1986 under the name “Combo”. Until 2011 they were based on GM platforms, starting out on the c-segment Opel Kadett then switching to the b-segment Corsa.
    However, the GM-platform car was phased put in 2011 after a decade of production and (probably due to budget constraints) replaced with a badge-engineered Fiat Doblo.
    Obviously, if this vehicle would ever see the light of an american day it would be as a RAM van positioned below the Promaster, not as a Chevy.
    The larger GM-europe panel van is a badge-engineered Renault Traffic. That one may have a chance to come to the US since Nissan already has the NV200 and NV300.

  2. Jonathan Brown Says:

    Great show! I always enjoy Autoline After Hours for its discussion and guests. You guys are the best and having Tadge Juechter on was a real treat.

    The car in the studio looks great. How is it to drive John…???

    That’s what all of us Corvette Gear Heads want to know…

    Don’t hold up your review Mr. McElroy. We are waiting with baited breath!

    Thanks to you and your fine panel of hosts as well.

    Jonathan Brown