Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter has been locked down like the rest of us during the Coronavirus pandemic and frankly, we’ve missed hearing from him and other members of the team. With the NCM Bash and other events moved or canceled, it’s been a little while since we’ve heard from Tadge so we are very glad for this opportunity.
Tadge checks in with John Price of the Eastern Ontario Corvette Club for a 30-minute discussion that encompasses everything from Tadge’s career at GM to the design and engineering that went into the C8 Corvette. John received his 2020 Corvette about a month ago and so many of the questions focused on the usability of the car from someone that owns it.
There is much good stuff to hear from the Corvette Chief as the conversation turns to the mid-engine Corvette and even though we think we are well-versed on the car, there is always something new that is learned or shared when listening to team members discuss the new Corvette.
For instance, the Corvette team refers to the design element of the side scoop as the “boomerang”. Tadge is also asked about the sound deadening efforts with having the engine behind the driver and how those first efforts went a little too far. All in all, it’s a very enjoyable discussion with the Chief Engineer!
From David Hatt via YouTube:
The Eastern Ontario Corvette Club puts on the Kingston Invasion, but unfortunately, this summer’s event has had to be canceled. The good news is that it’s already been rescheduled for June 18th and 19th, 2021. Here’s a couple of ways to contact the Corvette club:
Eastern Ontario Corvette Club
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