West Coast Customs kicked off season two of their show on the new Velocity network with a project built around a custom 1958 Corvette for the Black Eye Peas’ Will.I.Am. If you missed it, you’re not alone, but the good news is that after consulting my TV guide, it looks like the final episode of this project will be shown on Sunday at 8:00 pm EST. You’ll want to set your DVRs now because this looks like a really cool project.
It’s not often we dedicate a post about a vehicle that’s not a Corvette, but when we see another Bowtie running the Nordschleife, we take notice. Here is the official video of the new 2012 Camaro ZL1 running the Nurburgring in 7:41.27. Powered by a supercharged 6.2L “LSA” V8 rated at 580 horsepower and 556 lb-ft of torque, the new ZL1 was 40 seconds faster than the Camaro SS and 18 seconds faster than the Cadillac CTS-V’s 7:59. Earlier this year, the Corvette ZR1 ran a 7:19.63 while the Z06 clocked in at 7:22.68.
At the SEMA show in 2006, Art Morrison’s project 3G Corvette won the “Gran Turismo Award” which also meant that it would be featured in the Playstation video game “Gran Turismo”. While many fans may have driven the custom 538 horsepower Corvette in the game, Matt Farah headed out to Spring Mountain motorsports park outside of Las Vegas to drive the real thing.
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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.
For the eighth straight year, Corvette owners from all over the northeast will converge on Atlantic City, NJ this Saturday for Kerbeck’s Toys for Tots Corvette Roundup. Last year, donations totaled several thousand toys for the United State Marine Corp’s Toys for Tots campaign and the goal for this year is to exceed those numbers to help make the holidays special for as many children as possible.
Remember John Greenwood’s 1969 BF Goodrich Stars and Stripes ZL1/L88 racer that sold at RM’s Monterey auction for $638,000? Purchased by Terry Michaelis of Proteam Corvette, the ’69 BFG Corvette recently made its way home to the company’s Napoleon, Ohio facility. The former Le Mans race car will be the centerpiece of Proteam’s L88 collection which now numbers seven special production L88′s of the 216 produced between 1967-1969.
General Motor’s Vice President of Global Design Ed Welburn recently spoke with Automotive News while he was in Frankfurt and the subject of the Corvette’s redesign came up. Specifically, Welburn talked about the difficulty in designing a new Corvette, which has 58 years of history and a very loyal fan base.
Welcome to the Corvette World Tribute, where Chevrolet’s supercar is celebrated by owners and drivers of all models, both on and off the track. In the ninth episode of Corvette Racing’s Track to Street series, enthusiasts and racers of today and yesterday come together to celebrate their common passion – the Corvette.
A couple months back we had the opportunity to tour the immense car collection of Ken Lingenfelter, owner of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. The diverse collection contains about 150 stunning muscle cars, exotics, classics, as well as several of LPE’s latest creations. No car collection is complete without a healthy dose of America’s sports car, and this one is no different. Roughly 40% of the grouping consists of Corvettes including some very rare ones. Check out some photos from our visit after the break.