Corvette Airs New TV Commercial During ABC’s 12 Hours of Sebring...

[VIDEO] Corvette Airs New TV Commercial During ABC’s 12 Hours of Sebring Broadcast

[VIDEO] Corvette Airs New TV Commercial During ABC's 12 Hours of Sebring Broadcast

As Corvette is the title sponsor of Sunday Afternoon’s ABC Sport’s broadcast of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, it only makes sense to educate viewers how closely related the production cars are to the ALMS GT racers. To do so, GM showcases the Corvette ZR1 while spokesman Tim Allen tells viewers that when they decided to take 638-horsepower Corvette racing, they had to dial back the power just to be fair to Porsche, Ferrari and BMW. For Corvette’s competition on the track and in the showrooms, sometimes the truth hurts.


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8 COMMENTS

  1. During the ABC edited broadcast of Sebring, they had a website to enter to win a Corvette and tickets to 24 Hours of Le Mans. Does anyone know what that website is?

  2. I can’t agree with “Corvette Blogger’s” comment,”the truth hurts”. What truth? Any Corvette fan knows the motor in a C6R did not come from a ZR1. At the very most, Chevy should have compared the C6R with a ZO6.

  3. […] by Chris Shunk (RSS feed) on Mar 23rd 2011 at 7:01PM Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 ad spot – Click above to watch the video after the jump We've seen plenty of luxury sports cars that are later tuned for the 12 Hours of Sebring. Porsche, Ferrari and BMW all do it, and so does General Motors with its Corvette Racing team. So why do the advertising types at GM feel it necessary to talk up their car at the expense of the aforementioned makes by way of this 30-second commercial? GM has earned bragging rights because, unlike the other cars, the stock ZR1 actually had to be de-tuned by 168 horsepower in order to qualify. Unfortunately for Chevrolet and its racing team, the race cars could have used a few of those ponies, as BMW took first and second, while The General had to settle for third place. Still, the spot serves as a reminder of just how ridiculous it is that the ZR1 comes fresh from the factory with 638 horsepower and a whole world of whoop-ass. Hit the jump to watch the commercial for yourself. Gallery: Review: 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Photos copyright ©2011 Drew Phillips / AOL [Source: Corvette Blogger] […]

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