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How Much Will Joe Flacco's Free Corvette Stingray Really Cost?

Last week, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco won the Super Bowl’s Most Valuable Player award and thus the keys to a brand new 2014 Corvette Stingray. As we all know too well nothing in life if free. With this in mind, Forbes and The Detroit Free Press took a closer look at how much Flacco’s “free” Corvette could cost him.

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First Retail 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible to be Auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach

Earlier today Chevrolet announced the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible would be revealed in Geneva on March 5th. We also learned that when the new Stingray Convertible returns to the States, one of the first visits will be the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Palm Beach. It is there that we will witness Rick Hendrick buying up the auction of the very first retail VIN Convertible with the proceeds going once again to charity.

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[VIDEO] Watch these U.K. Auto Strippers Part Out a C4 Corvette for Cash

Usually when we think of TV shows about performance cars, we think about heart-stopping performance, custom paint jobs, or an electronics-love interior.

Well, a new TV show called Strippers: Cars for Cash on the UK’s National Geographic Channel takes a very different approach to that formula.

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[VIDEO] 2014 Corvette Stingray – Enemy of the Same

by Keith Cornett on February 6, 2013

[VIDEO] 2014 Corvette Stingray - Enemy of the Same

We saw this 30 second commercial last week just hours after Chevrolet uploaded it to their YouTube channel and it had garnered 300 views. If you follow us on social media, you would know that we tweeted and posted the video to our Facebook page. In nearly one week, the video has been watched over 2.6 million times. That’s an amazing amount of views that shows the interest and excitement in the new Corvette.

We were really hoping that its arrival on Thursday afternoon would mean that it was scheduled to air sometime during Sunday’s Super Bowl broadcast, but alas, that was not to be. And that’s a shame because showing a Corvette commercial during the Super Bowl would have conveyed a “new seriousness” from GM about how it markets its halo car.

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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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