StingRay Owners Driving School

Mar 26, 2014 - 8:56 AM - by elegant
The old adage is true, that you will get much greater performance increases by going to a driving school, than spending money on "go fast" parts. How about going to the same driving school that GM required its dealership to send a staff person to, in order to be eligible to get 2014 StingRay allocation? How about being able to go to the Ron Fellows owned driving school at a $1,000-$1,500 discount?

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PAHRUMP, Nev. – Chevrolet is helping owners get the most from their new Corvette Stingray through the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School. The two-day program is available to 2014 Corvette Stingray owners for $1,000 – a $1,500 reduction from the standard rate.

Developed and managed by legendary Corvette racer Ron Fellows, the performance driving performance-driving curriculum at Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club in Pahrump, Nev. accommodates drivers of all skill levels.

“We designed the Corvette Stingray to make its owners better drivers through technologies such as the Driver Mode Selector, Active Rev Match, electronic limited-slip differential and more,” said Tim Mahoney, chief marketing officer, global Chevrolet. “Through the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School, they’ll learn to make the most of its technologies and delve deeper into the Corvette’s capabilities, resulting in a more exciting and fulfilling driving experience.”

The discount from Chevrolet is good for one year from the retail purchase of a new Corvette Stingray and applies only to the original owner. Only one attendee per vehicle is eligible for the discount. Attendees are responsible for the cost of travel and accommodations.

Owners do not have to bring their personal Stingray to Pahrump. The school uses a fleet of Corvette Stingrays for instruction.

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Sep 18, 2012 - 5:35 PM - by C7

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Another StingRay Award (Actually Two Awards)

Apr 17, 2014 - 10:37 AM - by elegant just presented nine awards to GM, including, for the StingRay, "The Most Popular Mid-Range Sports Car," and even more important, "The Top Rated Car!"

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Automotive consumer site graced nine Chevrolet vehicles with awards this week, split between the Top Rated and Most Popular categories.

Top rated vehicles are selected from a pool of 200, each going through a standardized test loop and are taken for a test run in controlled conditions on the Edmunds track. Following that, each car is given a grade in affiliation to it’s direct competition in its sector and price range. The cars that receive A’s get the Top Rated award. The Chevy recipients for this merit were none other than the 2014 Corvette Stingray and 2014 Traverse large crossover.

Separately, Edmunds also dished out the Most Popular vehicle award. This is based on tabulated data about how many unique visitors research vehicles on the website. Judges consider the car detail page, reviews, new car inventory and build and price tools before the decision is made. Among trucks, the 2015 Colorado, 2014 Traverse, 2014 Silverado 1500, and 2015 Tahoe were named the Most Popular Compact Truck, Large Crossover SUV, Large Truck, and Large SUV of 2014. The Camaro was named Most Popular Entry Sport Car of 2014, the Impala the Most Popular Large Car of 2014, and the Stingray the Most Popular Midrange Sports Car of 2014.

“Today’s Chevrolet lineup is the best in the brand’s history and these awards from are further proof that we are delivering the expressive designs, easy-to-use technologies, safety and performance that consumers want,” said Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet.

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The Corvette Z06 Based C7.R Gets Historic First Win at Long Beach

Apr 14, 2014 - 10:16 AM - by TorqueNews
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The new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 based C7.R race car might have gotten a slower start than many expected, but none of that matters anymore as the new Corvette race car claimed what will likely be the first of many wins this past weekend at the TUDOR Sport Car Showcase at Long Beach.

Originally published at The Corvette Z06 Based C7.R Gets Historic First Win at Long Beach - Torque News

The Chevrolet Corvette C7.R race teams came into this past weekend’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race in Long Beach California with the hopes of exercising the mechanical demons that have plagued them throughout the 2014 season. After looking strong early at both the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway and the 12 Hours of Sebring, the #3 and #4 Corvettes both ran into mechanical troubles late in the race to kill their chances of grabbing a podium spot.

In the first two practice sessions, the Chevrolet Corvette C7.R teams looked sharp with the #4 Corvette turning in the fastest time in practice #1 and the third fastest time in practice #2 while the #3 Corvette posted the fourth fastest and second fastest times in the two practice sessions. These strong practice runs were followed up by equally strong qualifying runs, with the #3 Corvette driven by Jan Magnusson and Antonio Garcia claiming the top spot in GTLM (9th overall) while the #4 Corvette driven by Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin starting in 4th in GTLM (12th overall).

This sounds great, but the Corvette C7.R race teams look strong in previous practice and qualifying sessions earlier this season only to falter in the race. However, there were no mechanical problems for the new Corvette race cars at Long Beach and that allowed the #3 car to dominate the race – leading all but one lap within the GTLM class as Garcia and Magnusson cruised to the C7’s historic first racing win. Antonia Garcia started the race in the #3 Corvette, spending the first 41 minutes of the race building a strong lead in the... [Read More]
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GM Officially Presents Z06 Convertible

Apr 11, 2014 - 2:47 PM - by elegant
Just officially announced by Media.GMrop-top Supercar: 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible

"NEW YORK – Chevrolet today introduced one of the most capable drop-tops on the market: the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible. With at least 625 horsepower, and 635 pound-feet of torque, the Z06 is also the most powerful convertible ever produced by Chevrolet.

“The Z06 Convertible is a world-class supercar in every sense,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, Global Product Development. “Only a handful of convertibles in the world bring more than 600 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. Even fewer can match the advanced technologies, aerodynamic design, and visceral driving experience of the Z06 Convertible.”

This is the first Z06 Convertible offered from the factory since 1963 when the Z06 option package was introduced for endurance racing. Records show only 199 Corvette orders with a Z06 package that year, including one convertible.

Recent technological advancements enable the building of a modern Z06 Convertible, said Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter.

“Until recently it was not possible to create a lightweight, open-roof structure strong enough to cope with the braking, cornering, and acceleration of Corvette’s top performance models,” Juechter said. “The frame for the Z06 convertible leverages advancements in computer-aided engineering, metallurgy, and manufacturing techniques – many of which were not available just five years ago.”

The aluminum structure is 20 percent stiffer than the previous, fixed-roof Z06. As there are no structural reinforcements needed for the Z06 Convertible, its curb weight is nearly identical to the Z06 Coupe. They also share the same chassis tuning, powertrain output, driver technologies and equipment options – including the Z07... [Read More]
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Last Corvette is finally out: Here is how they did it

Apr 08, 2014 - 10:24 AM - by TorqueNews
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The National Corvette Museum announced last night that the construction crew had unearthed the 8th and final Chevrolet Corvette lost in the sinkhole that swallowed the floor of the Skydome exhibit back on February 12th – although this final car will likely be the most difficult and the most time consuming to remove. Patrick Rall reports from

Since the 1,500,000th Chevrolet Corvette was pulled from the sinkhole under the National Corvette Museum last week, the crew has spent their time hunting for the 8th and final Corvette buried in the rubble. The 2001 Mallett Hammer Corvette was one of the first Corvettes to plunge into the sinkhole and throughout the process, it has been the car which posed the biggest challenge since the team had previously been able to locate it in the debris. In two separate occasions last week, the team found what they thought was the super tuned custom Corvette, only to learn that they had actually just found smaller parts of other cars. Fortunately, after almost two months of being buried, the Mallett Hammer was discovered yesterday evening.

As you can see in the image above, the Mallett Hammer is resting wheels up and the National Corvette Museum Facebook page explains that the Corvette is sitting with the nose pointed towards the center of the room. Although the wheels shown in the image are angled, leading me to first believe that these are the front wheels of the Mallett Corvette, the layout of the suspension (what I can see through the debris) appears to be the rear suspension setup, with one of the small mufflers poking out of the dirt to along the lower portion of the image. If these are the rear wheels and they’ve been contorted enough to be angled like that – I can only imagine how bad the rest of the car will be when it is unburied and removed. (It should be noted that the National Corvette Museum posted this image upright, with the tires to the right and the muffler to the left. I rotated the image 90 degrees... [Read More]
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