No, we’re not talking about an ethanol burning E85-capable Corvette like the Z06 that paced the 2008 Indianapolis 500. We’re talking about Green as in “Bowling Green Metallic” – the most recent shade of Green that last graced Corvettes in 2001. This weekend, NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 will be paced by this Green and White Corvette Grand Sport Coupe while Arctic White Corvette Grand Sport Convertibles will serve as Festival (parade) cars.
Check out this former 2008 Hertz rent-a-car Corvette ZHZ that has been customized to look like the 2012 Corvette Stingray Concept that appears as Sideswipe in Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. The Corvette is listed on eBay and with 3 days left in the auction, 6 bids have run the price up to $35,200 with the reserve not yet met.
Hot Rod Magazine has a feature coming out later this year in which they take a C4 Corvette and show you how to make it outrun a new Corvette for dirt cheap. To help promote the story, they released a teaser vid on the Corvette Forum which shows the hot rod staff literally tearing and cutting apart a 1985 Corvette. Big mistake according to the C4 Corvette owners who have chimed in against the gratuitous destruction of their favorite sports car.
The best and closest look yet at the new topless Corvette Stingray Concept comes from this cell video which captured Sideswipe in alt-mode on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue during filming of Transformers 3. As the Corvette concept passes a group of onlookers, they collectively gasped as the distinctive Corvette V8 sound rumbled from the stingray’s tailpipes.
The Classic Corvette Club UK held their 30th Anniversary Nationals show recently and corvette owners turned out to display a variety of the classic American sports car from all generations. Like most shows, participants entered Corvettes ranging from stock through modified, race cars and recreations. Some of the customs are very well done and so we thought a pictorial feature would be nice to show what our brothers and sisters from across the pond are doing to their Corvettes.
Here is a former 2006 SEMA car that was ahead of its time. The Genaddi Design Group heard the requests from Corvette owners early on and built this one-off custom roadster out of a Corvette Z06. It can now be yours for the low, low price of $175K.
Director Michael Bay has turned his 3D cameras to Chicago to provide the backdrop for more robot vs robot mayhem and the new Corvette Stingray Concept appeared to be in the thick of it along with several NASCAR themed Decepticons. Bumblebee reprises his role in the Camaro and Optimus Prime gains a trailer. Exciting stuff for sure!
Corvette’s Head Designer Kirk Bennion has a new ride this summer: A 2011 Inferno Orange Corvette Z06. The Corvette is outfitted with stripes from the Genuine Corvette Accessories catalog and are Cyber Gray in color. We agree that the color matches well with the first year Inferno Orange as does the black front splitter and rear body-length spoiler.
Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction is kicking off their new Orange County event this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The three day auction will televised by SPEED and the docket currently contains 31 Corvettes. With Orange County considered the birthplace of customizing and hotrods, it seems appropriate that nearly a third of the Corvettes are customs and resto-mods.
Last week we unearthed a picture of the Corvette Sting Ray Concept with its top chopped in Beverly Hills. We were able to point out numerous differences between the original concept car and the convertible pictured which led us to believe it was a kit, albeit poorly done. However, a youtube video has surfaced taken by a bystander during filming of Transformers 3 in Los Angeles that leads us to believe that the Corvette Sting Ray Concept has indeed lost its top for the third and final chapter of the popular movie franchise.