It wasn’t easy combining the beauty of a 1963 Split Window with the mechanical prowess of a modern-day ZR1. But builder Anthony Luca managed to pull it off for car owner Joe Bongiorno – after more than 2,000 hours of work and much improvisation and deep thinking.
Blue Devil / ZR1
When we talk about German-based Corvette tuners, the name Geiger would usually come to mind. However, there are others in the land of Bavaria who also take pride in tuning America’s favorite sports car. One such firm is named TIKT and their awesome 758-horsepower Corvette ZR1 is called the Triple X.
It was back in May that we brought you the news of Late Model Racecraft’s 1500 hp twin turbo Corvette ZR1 that ran 231 mph at the Texas Mile to claim the title as World’s Fastest Corvette in the Standing Mile. Not content to rest on their laurels, the Houston-based tuner has turned some wrenches on another Corvette ZR1 which they claim is now the fastest Corvette ZR1 in the world!
General Motors has celebrated a major milestone today at Wixom’s Performance Build Center by building its 100-millionth small block engine. The engine chosen as the milestone motor is none other than the Corvette ZR1′s 638 horsepower LS9. Since 1955, the small block has been used in GM vehicles around the world and can also be found marine and industrial applications as well.
Corsa Performance is one of the leaders in providing Corvette owners with great sounding exhaust systems that provide performance gains without interior drone. But Corvette owners notoriously take pride in the look of their exhaust systems as well and so when we stopped by the Corsa booth at SEMA last week, they enthusiastically introduced us to their newest product – Corsa’s Black Diamond exhaust tips.
In the final episode of Corvette Racing’s 2011 Tech Transfer segments which air during the ALMS race telecasts, Corvette Racing’s Doug Fehan talks about enhancements to the 2012 Corvette ZR1. From the performance package featuring the new Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires and lightweight cup wheels to Performance Traction Management Control, the Corvette ZR1 is the tip of the technological spear that represents the partnership between racing and production.
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If you’re in the market for a toy that’s not a Corvette then have we got a boat for you! This 48 foot monster assembled by Marine Technology, Inc. is currently up for sale. The all-black vessel has ZR1 design cues throughout including the dash, steering wheel, and even a shifter. Outside there are ZR1 style front fender vents, tailights, and headlights. Oh, and don’t forget the 2 Mercury 1,350hp twin turbo racing motors that provide motiviation. Yep, that’s a total of 2,700hp or 4.2 real ZR1′s. Click past the jump to see more of this beast and find out how much it costs to take it home.
Charlie’s Angels is the latest show from the Seventies that’s getting a reboot for the upcoming fall television schedule on ABC. The premise is similar to the original series which features three young beautiful women with various skills who solve crimes for their mysterious benefactor Charlie Townsend. We are bringing this up as we caught a commercial for this Thursday’s series premiere and the show features one of the cast members driving a Corvette ZR1 like she stole it!
The doors opened today in Frankfurt, Germany for the 64th International Motor Show and the halo car of the Chevrolet brand is well represented. Celebrating its 100 year anniversary, Chevy’s display offers a glimpse of past, present and future models in the Chevrolet lineup.