How the Red Cross is stopping Chevrolet Corvette coming to Australia

Jul 27, 2015 - 3:11 PM - by Chip
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New C8 Mid-Engine Rendering

Jul 11, 2015 - 9:42 PM - by elegant
Is this the new C8? Some think this is a pretty accurate rendering. Thanks Corvette Blogger and BUZZARD!

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The Mid-Engined C8 Corvette Zora ZR1 Rendered (by Keith Cornett)

Image credit: BUZZARD

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Would the artist that rendered this C8 Corvette Zora ZR1 please set forward! Because your render of the rumored mid-engine Corvette is one of the best we’ve seen yet. We found this posted on Facebook and seaching BUZZART has led us nowhere, at least when it comes to automotive designs, so if you’re out there, let us know!

The rendered C8 Corvette is part of a trio of images, first showing the C7 Corvette Stingray and then evolving into what the next generation Corvette might look like in a mid-engine configuration.

There has been talk of Corvette going to a mid-engine design since the 1960s. And while the rumors and concepts have come and gone, for whatever reason, it seems like now is the perfect time to make the jump from concept to production a reality.

Our hope, should Chevrolet really decide to pull the trigger, is to see the Corvette line evolve into two platforms. The first and still the most popular (at least in terms of sales) would be the traditional front engine/rear wheel drive design that is for the everyman. A car that continues to kick German and Italian ass and yet remains an affordable daily driver. After all, in 62 years the Corvette team has gotten pretty good at delivering such a car and with sales of the C7 back over 30,000 cars/year for the last two years, there is no reason to end that run.

The second platform is all about red meat. A mid-engine Corvette platform that allows the team to break free from the the ‘rules’ of traditional Corvette design and take bow-tie
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The June 2015 Stingray of the Month Contest winner is TxC7!

Jun 29, 2015 - 12:26 PM - by wicked





The June 2015 Corvette Stingray of the Month Contest winner is none other than TxC7! Congratulations!

Thanks to everyone who took the time to submit photos and to those who voted.

We'll do this again in 2 weeks so stay tuned!
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Our Week with a Corvette Stingray: A Review

Jun 25, 2015 - 3:47 PM - by NickJ

What can I say about the Stingray that hasn't already been reported on by folks that have been in the industry for the last 3 decades? The print guys have their formula and their matrices that they apply to every single car that they get into the shop. You will read those magazines and will get the same basic story no matter what the cover looks like. I could mimic those stories and regurgitate facts, figures, and talk about skid-pad performance as it relates to the on-board g-meter. I am not going to do that. Being the avid enthusiasts you are, you have already read those stories. What I am going to do is tell you a story about two, regular 'ol enthusiasts (CK, or "cereal killer," and myself) getting to have the key to a 2015 C7 Corvette Convertible for a week.


Just a week or two ago, a shiny white C7 rolls into a parking spot outside our office with its chrome wheels sparkling in the mid-day sun. The porter steps out, and we meet him on the curb. Immediately, we descend on the car, as we have yet to experience the C7 sans the "this is someone else's car" etiquette of car shows and dealerships. The obligatory walk-around and poking and prodding begins while I step inside the office to sign my life away to be one of the care-takers for the week.

Once I am able to slip my backside into the red leather seat, I am transported back a few years and am reminded of an initial experience that solidified my "car guy" status: When I was much younger, my mom was seeing a guy who had a C3 Corvette Stingray. As many of you remember, the C3 was the most radical styling that GM had done in the Corvette line-up to that point. The tall wheel arches elevated like sharp continental ridges at either edge of your field of vision. The center of the hood bulged to make room for that carb and air cleaner atop a wonderful big block V8. Straight ahead of you is the... [Read More]
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2016 Corvette Pricing Announced!

Jun 24, 2015 - 9:18 PM - by docprego
Here is your 2016 Corvette pricing. The following pricing was released on June 25, 2016 by Ken Fichtner of Denny Menholt Chevrolet. It echoes unofficial released pricing that was previously posted (but now removed). Here is the interesting new car cover that comes with the 500 Special Edition C7.R replica versions, though also available through GM accessories.

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2016 Chevrolet Corvette Introductory Pricing


1YY07 Corvette Stingray Coupe $55,400.00
1YY67 Corvette Stingray Convertible $59,400.00
1YX07 Corvette Stingray Coupe Z51 $60,400.00
1YX67 Corvette Stingray Convertible Z51 $64,400.00
1YZ07 Corvette Z06 Coupe $79,400.00
1YZ07 Corvette Z06 Convertible $83,400.00

Destination $995.00

1LT Equipment Group $0.00
2LT Equipment Group(non Z06) $4,455.00
2LZ Equipment Group(Z06) $3,565.00
3LT Preferred Equipment Group(non Z06) $9,745.00
3LZ Preferred Equipment Group(Z06) $8,945.00

Appearance Packages:
ZLD Twilight Blue Design Package (3LT or 3LZ only) $3,500.00
ZLE Spice Red Design Package (3LT or 3LZ only) $3,000.00
ZLG Black Suede Design Package (3LT or 3LZ only) $3,995.00

Battery:
ERI Battery Protection Package $100.00

Brakes:
J6E Yellow Brake Calipers $595.00
J6F Red Brake Calipers $595.00
J6A Black Brake Calipers (w/o Z07 or J57) $595.00
J6D Gray Brake Calipers (w/o Z07 or J57) $595.00
J57 Ceramic Brake Rotors (Z06 w/o Z07) $7,495.00

Exhaust Systems:
NPP Exhaust System Performance (included with Z51 & Z06) $1,195.00

Exterior Appearance:
E57 Carbon Fiber Tonneau Inserts (Conv only) $995.00
B92 Visible Carbon Fiber Hood Insert (n/a with stripes) $1,995.00
CFV Carbon Fiber Exposed Ground Effects Package splitters/spoiler (Z06) $3,995.00
CFZ Carbon Fiber Painted Ground Effects Package splitters/spoiler (Z06) $2,995.00
EFX Shark Gray Painted Exterior Vents $595.00
EFY Body Color Painted Exterior Vents $595.00
EYK Chrome Exterior Badge Package (Z06) $100.00
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C8 To Be Called MANTA RAY?

Jun 23, 2015 - 2:27 PM - by elegant
Could the next generation Corvette be a mid-engined additional line complimenting the C7, OR a traditional front-engined StingRay replacement, or a special edition StingRay, and might it be called the Manta Ray?

Based on the fact that GM has just filed for a "Manta Ray" trademark, and that trademarks have to be used, extended or lost within two years of first filing, might the mid-engined new Corvette line might bear the name Manta Ray? Or, will the StingRay have an special edition called the Manta Ray? All is guesswork outside of GM at this time, other than this actual trademark filing just last week.

Looking at the picture of the back end of the 1960's Manta Ray below, easy to see how this could easily morph into a mid- engined Corvette.

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Here is a 1965 Corvette Manta Ray concept car.

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GM Registers a Trademark for 'Corvette Manta Ray'

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Corvette Tops "Most American" By Parts Content

Jun 21, 2015 - 10:36 AM - by elegant
This is not the first time the C7 has earned the distinction of having the highest USA parts content, for it did so three times earlier, including in the separate Kopec parts-content evaluation. Bring this award on over and over!

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Awards & Accolades Corvette and Four Other GM Vehicles Tops on Consumer Reports

“Most American”... Corvette and Four Other GM Vehicles Tops on Consumer Reports “Most American” List!

If you looked up the definition of “Made in America” in the dictionary, you might think you’d find a picture of a Chevrolet Corvette.

After all, how much more American of a car is there than the ‘Vette? In this case, the facts would back you up.

According to research by Consumer Reports, the Corvette tied for first place in their listing of the top ten 2015 models with the most American parts.

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Seventy-five percent of the Stingray’s parts are American-made, same as four other GM products – the Buick Enclave, Cadillac CTS coupe (though this must be a mistake by Consumer Reports, since Caddy stopped making the coupe in 2014), Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia.

Interestingly, three Japanese cars also tied for the top spot with those GM products – the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Camry and Sienna. Tied for ninth on the list were the Dodge Viper and Jeep Cherokee at 71 percent.

Of course, in the world economy, no man is an island, so to speak. For example, some would probably be shocked to find out that some Chevy Silverados are assembled in Mexico while others are put together in Indiana and Michigan. On the other hand, the Toyota Tundra is built solely in Texas.

“You’re never going to get a car made 100 percent in one country
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C7.R Le Mans GTLM Win!

Jun 14, 2015 - 8:20 AM - by elegant
Spoiler alert!!!

In qualifying, as we all sadly know, the number # 63 car crashed due to a mechanical failure, and the remaining Corvette C7.R had to face Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche, etc, alone, with one hand tied behind its back.

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And how the 24 Hours of LeMans has ended....

The # 64 car driven by Tommy Milner, Oliver Gavin and Jordon Taylor won the GTLE class!!!

HOW SWEET IT IS!

Congratulations Corvette Racing!
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