One of the major design cues that separates the 2018 Corvette ZR1 from the C7 Z06 is the large hood bulge that covers the engine. Most Corvette watchers have pretty much come to the conclusion that the engine powering the ZR1 will be supercharged versus DOHC and its safe to say that it will be the same Gen V LT4 engine but with a larger volume supercharger.
Newly released spy photos came out at the end of last week which shows a convertible model of the 2018 Corvette ZR1 in Torch Red driving the streets of what we assume to be suburban Detroit. Our friends at Autoblog have the photos so if you haven’t seen them yet, you can check them out here.
Chevrolet leads Manufacturer’s Championship heading to Road Atlanta finale
MONTEREY, California (Sept. 24, 2017) – Corvette Racing’s pairing of Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen took a huge step toward the GT Le Mans (GTLM) Driver’s title in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on Sunday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Their fourth-place class finish in the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R at the America’s Tire 250 means they only need to start the season-ending Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in two weeks to officially claim the GTLM championship.
Each week, Criswell Chevrolet’s Mike Furman delivers new Corvette Stingrays, Grand Sports and Z06s to his customers who come from all parts of the country to work with the nation’s top individual Corvette seller.
Mike kicks off this week’s Delivery Dispatch with order information on the new 2018 Corvette color Sebring Orange. Dealers received allocations for when the plant start backs up and Chevrolet is now accepting sold orders into the system again. Mike will be off next weekend and the first couple of days in October as he flies out to Nevada and Spring Mountain for a two-day Corvette owners school with a group of his customers. In addition to his new Corvette deliveries, this week’s round of throwbacks includes nearly 100 vintage black and white photos.
Check out even more photos and videos of his deliveries on his facebook page, CorvetteFurman.
When driving your Corvette with fellow owners is more fun than sitting around and talking about it.
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The final weekend of the German ADAC GT Masters is upon us. After nearly 5 months of intense on-track battles with the best of Germany, Callaway Competition look to capture their first title with their Callaway C7 GT3‐R. Spearheading the fight is Frenchman Jules Gounon. Going from strength to strength, Jules has emerged into the final race with a slim lead of only 15 points against the Factory BMW entry of Philip Eng.
Last month we had the fantastic opportunity to visit Katech Inc. at their suburban Detroit headquarters. For 40 years now the team at Katech has been designing and building some of the hottest engines in the aftermarket and motorsports industries. Their power plants have found victory lane and taken championship trophies in NASCAR, IROC, Grand-Am, ALMS, and even the IRL. Their engines also powered the dominant Corvette C5R racers that won countless times in the US plus 6 triumphs at LeMans. Racing legends such as Dale Earnhardt, Johnny O’Connell, and Ron Fellows have piloted Katech powered racecars to victory lane.