When it comes sports car sales in the USA, Chevrolet is the brand that buyers flocked to in 2011 with Camaro and Corvette accounting for one out of every three sports cars sold last year. To show off their most capable performance cars, Chevy took the Camaro ZL1 and Corvette ZR1 to VIR where the two retail production versions lapped the Grand Course in record times.
Looking for the best American-made 2012 vehicle you can buy?
Well, according to Consumer Reports, then you need to buy a Chevrolet Corvette Z06.
This gorgeous Carbon Flash 2012 Corvette ZR1 Centennial Edition will be raffled to benefit the Susan G. Komen foundation. Shot on location at the Autobahn Speedway in Joliet, Illinois, drifter Ryan Tuerck puts the Michelin PS2 Cup tires to the test as he recreates the famous Komen pink ribbon logo on asphalt with burnt rubber.
Last weekend marked our annual pilgrimage to Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit for the yearly festival of chrome and horsepower known as Autorama. Each year thousands of attendees wander aisle after aisle checking out the custom cars, trucks, motorcycles, and hot rods. This year was the 60th installment of the show.
How do you think a stock Ferrari 458 Italia would fare against three other supercars?
Well, the Russian website Drag Times Info recently decided to find out by running the Ferrari in a mile drag race against an Audi RS6 Evotech Stage 2 Gran Turismo, a Nissan GT-R MK.1 AMS Stage 1, and a Corvette ZR1 Lingenfelter. You can watch the results after the jump.
Forza Motorsports development team took some time out of coding to get three days of first person driving experience at the Bondurant School in Phoenix, AZ. The time behind the wheel helps the developers design what they call “the most realistic and engaging video game driving experience.” Plus, driving Corvettes fast is fun!
We know in our hearts that the Corvette is one of the best cars ever made. Now our brain can feel good about it, too.
IntelliChoice has just named the 2012 Corvette the Best Overall Value of the Year in the Premium Performance Car category for the second year in a row.
If you’re looking for a performance boost for your Corvette Z06 that’s out of the ordinary, then Fastlane out of Houston, Texas may have the answer for you.
Fastlane vows to be not only Houston’s biggest and baddest tuner shop, but they have also been building muscle cars and trucks for nearly 15 years, according to their website.
The shop’s latest effort is a C6 Z06 Rear Mount Turbo Kit that features a 76mm Turbo on a stock Z06 motor.
The folks at ProCharger definitely know a thing or two about winning.
The company says it was the first to bring supercharger systems and tuner kits for LS based Corvettes, first to bring mainstream usage of air to air intercoolers to centrifugal supercharging, and first to offer a gear-driven centrifugal supercharger with a self-contained oiling system.
As we get closer to end of the end of the 2012 model year Corvette, details on the 2013 Corvette are still emerging. One of those details is that a new shade of blue will be coming to the 2013 Corvette and its name is “Midnight Race Blue”.