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Corvette Stingray Bumped from Beyonce's Super Bowl Halftime Show
Photo Credit: REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

It’s a shame that a deal couldn’t be worked out between General Motors and the organizers of the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday night to spotlight the C7 Corvette.

With seemingly the entire world watching, it would have been a great time to get some more publicity for the 2014 Stingray, which has already set tongues drooling since being unveiled to the public on Jan. 13.

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New Bright's 1:8 scale Radio Controlled 2014 Corvette Stingray

Chevy promises that if you can afford to buy a C6 Corvette, then likewise you can afford the exciting new C7 when it comes out later this year.

Well, for those of us who couldn’t even afford a new C5 back in the day, much less a C6 or C7 nowadays, toymaker New Bright has just the ticket for us: an exclusive 1:8 scale radio control version of the Corvette Stingray that features an extremely detailed interior and working LED headlights.

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Free Shipping Offer from Corvette Central

by Keith Cornett on February 4, 2013

Free Shipping Offer from Corvette Central

Our friends at Corvette Central are offering free shipping on internet orders of $149 or more. Just use the code FEB13 on checkout through Thursday, February 7th (some restrictions apply – see graphic for details).

 

[PIC] Joe Flacco Named Super Bowl MVP and Wins a 2014 Corvette Stingray
Photo Credit: @NFL_ATL on Twitter

Remember that story about Beyonce doing the Super Bowl halftime show with the 2014 Corvette Stingray? Well, that didn’t happen.

What did happen was the red 2014 Corvette Stingray was on the field during the post game celebration but it got zero coverage by CBS Sports. And despite a tweet from Corvette’s John Fitzpatrick confirming it was the Red Corvette that was in the house, there has been no announcement from Chevrolet regarding the MVP award.

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Retro Rear End Kit Brings Nostalgic Round Tail Lights to 2014 Corvette Stingray

For months now, in the aftermath of the Jalopnik renderings, critics of the polarizing new C7 rear end have been threatening to perform “plastic surgery” on their own and change what the GM designers came up with.

Now it appears that those who don’t like the new treatment at the back of the 2014 Corvette Stingray can really do something about it, thanks to the folks at www.corvetteitalia.it.

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GM Performance Build Center Moving to Bowling Green

by Steve Burns on February 1, 2013

GM Performance Build Center Moving to Bowling Green

General Motors has announced that they will be moving their Performance Build Center from its current home in Wixom, MI to the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Ky. The low-volume production facility currently hand assembles all of the dry sump motors (LS7, LS9, and LS3 with manual tranny) for Corvettes. Previously, they also produced the powerplants for the Cadillac STS-V and XLR-V.

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Brembo Expands Michigan Plant for 2014 Corvette Stingray Brakes

The Corvette ZR1 has been praised for its brakes ever since it was introduced to the world for the 2009 model year.

That outstanding braking power has come courtesy of the Italian supplier Brembo.

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GM Granted Trademark Aprroval for the Legendary Corvette Engine RPO Code L88

After trademarking Turbo-Jet last fall, it appears that GM has dusted off another legendary term. GM Authority reported late last week that General Motors has recently been given approval to use a pair of different L88 trademarks. The two requests were filed in August and September 2012 respectively and final approval was given on January 15th of this year.

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[PICS] Adam's Premium Polishes Used on the 2014 Corvette Stingray at Barrett-Jackson

Other than the original 1960′s Batmobile, no other car captured the attention of the crowds at the 2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction like the 2014 Corvette Stingray. As it worked its way through the throng of bidders and spectators and made its way up on the auction block, Adam and Dylan from Adam’s Premium Polishes were there to make sure the Stingray was ready for its TV appearance with Adam’s officially licensed Corvette Detail spray and Adam’s Double Soft microfiber towels.

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Corvette Thieves Stymied by 6-Speed Manual Transmission

by Mitch Talley on January 30, 2013

Corvette Thieves Stymied by 6-Speed Manual Transmission
File photo courtesy of CorvetteImages.com

Here’s another reason for automakers to keep manufacturing cars with manual transmissions: They can keep your pride and joy from being stolen.

At least when the would-be carjackers don’t even know how to drive a six-speed!

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