The C7 Fasteners Are Just Fine, According To Its Engineer

Are there any more controversial fasteners in the world than the ones on the 2014 Corvette? Maybe the ones on the 2015 Corvette Z06?

The C7's Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter graciously answered your questions today, and it probably shouldn't be a surprise those damn things behind the door came up.

Thanks, ncasolowork2:

Can we hide some of those fasteners better?


Most of our customers really like those fasteners, because if you get in a minor fender bender, you can repair it with bolt on panels. Not fixing sheetmetal. Didn't want to add weight to apply a cosmetic cover.

See, Tadge is so cool he'll answer any little detail about his creation:


I couldn't pass up the opportunity to troll. The fact that I got a response was hilarious.

Now, does anyone else want to talk about the fasteners?

Photo: Raphael Orlove

Ask Corvette Z06 Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter Anything

Powerfullier. Trackier. Yellower. And now with 100 percent more automatic transmissions. The 2015 Corvette Z06 is either the car of your dreams or your nightmares. Or both. And now Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter is here to answer all your questions.

With 625+ horsepower and 635+ pound feet of torque, the numbers behind the new Corvette Z06 cannot be argued. But there are points that can be debated, like the inclusion of an eight speed automatic gearbox and a removable targa top.


Tadge Juechter is the Chief Engineer of the entire Corvette program, so the buck starts and stops with him. You want to know why the Z06 is the way that it is? This is the man to ask.

And luckily we have him around to answer your burning Corvette questions for a bit. Fire away!