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GM Authority: C8 Delayed 6 Months Over Electrical Issue

Old 12-12-2018, 06:42 PM
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The mid engine Corvette will not debut next month at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. That much you probably already know. But what you probably don’t know is why.

According to sources familiar with the matter speaking to GM Authority on the basis of anonymity, engineers have uncovered a major electrical issue with the future Corvette during the development process. From what we gather, the vehicle’s electrical system can’t carry the load necessary to support the necessary components.



Read more: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2018/12/...#ixzz5ZVpOzTlf
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Old 12-12-2018, 06:59 PM
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Very interesting . . . thanks and better now than when they start producing. That's the purpose of rigorous testing.

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Assuming, I know I know, that's true this is why they do all the R&D and testing, good on them.

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Cant wait for all the YouTube wannabes to start making their videos.
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So is the debut delayed 6 months or the plans for start of production? Either way those rumors of it being a '21 MY instead of a '20 are starting to look more and more realistic.
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GM authority has experienced very poor credibility in previous announcements. And how likely is it that C8 engineers could made a design mistake in the electrical systems of a gas powered car that would cause a 6 month delay. After all, its not a Tesla and GM likely borrowed heavily from previous 12 volt electrical designs. Sound like a red herring to me.
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Yep, who knows.
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How can they have designed an electrical system not capable of running the car and accessories? Wouldn't the "draw" of each component be known going in? This doesn't make sense to me but I'm no engineer.
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Old 12-12-2018, 07:11 PM
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Here we go again. lol... Hey, ever think this delay was what we already heard about? i.e., a like April debut vs... los angeles or detroit?
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I don't understand why they can't just unveil the car like normal and just delay production if necessary. The only reason I can think of not unveiling it would be if the outside would look drastically different, but if it's an electrical issue that shouldn't be the case.

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Old 12-12-2018, 07:19 PM
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Spreading a massive, impactful false rumor is one way to force out GM to make a statement

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A 6 month delay is way better than a massive recall. We all need to have patience.
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Originally Posted by jagamajajaran View Post
Yes, I do remember it.

I also recall many years ago, during the C6 I was told by someone who should know something about electrical systems. His statement was the 12 volt system is maxed and thus it was at least a slight gamble to "save weight" in the engine compartment by putting in the lightest, reasonable charging system. They did anyway, and some suffered but not everyone.

Possibly the electrical system in this new model IS being maxed out for today's various drains and "requirements" for more connections/contraptions?. Maybe? I don't know. I'm also like jimmy and not an EE.
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So now the New York auto show will feature the refreshed C7 with the Blackwing and 10 speed auto. Hopefully we will also see the new interior.
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Originally Posted by jagamajajaran View Post
curious, what is the date of that photo? Seems like they should’ve been working on the problem then, not waiting until now! Of course the 6 month “delay” could be from that point causing a NYC debut?. Seems a bit odd to have an electrical issue of this magnitude, all calculations should have been done from the beginning.
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Old 12-12-2018, 07:47 PM
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I think someone posted something about a delay and the ME being pushed back/delayed from 2020 MY to 2021 MY awhile ago...but no one wanted to believe or accept it. Electrical issues bring back nightmares of the 1984 C4. GM certainly does not WANT or NEED that to happen with the ME car...

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Apparently the flux capacitor draws too many gigawatts.
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I do not believe any of this! To many cars have not sold on the 2018 lot let alone 2019. What are we building a Electric car? Electrical loads ? What Loads you place the gas driven motor in the center and you place one electric motor in fnt&one inthe rear of the gas motor.I If the front motor is to small in kilowatt design then we have a load problem. They are just trying to use the smallest electric motor possible and save a dime. ! Twin electric motors will be needed for the load demands. Case closed!
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curious, what is the date of that photo? Seems like they should’ve been working on the problem then, not waiting until now! Of course the 6 month “delay” could be from that point causing a NYC debut?. Seems a bit odd to have an electrical issue of this magnitude, all calculations should have been done from the beginning.
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