William Shanteau and 13 other Chrysler auto workers had been pooling their money on various lottery tickets for years and last month one of those purchases won the group $25 million from the Powerball lottery. So what’s first car that comes to mind for Shanteau to spend some of his $1.2 million after taxes? You guessed it…A Torch Red C6 Corvette!
GM released the sales figures for June today and the report shows Corvette sales holding steady with 1,405 deliveries. This is a decrease of just 23 Corvettes over May 2010′s 1,428 Corvettes. However, if you recall our analysis of May’s numbers, you’ll remember that deliveries were the highest since September 2009. So the fact that Corvette sales were nearly identical to May is good news. Want even more good news? Calendar year sales shows an increase of 0.6% over June’s 2009 1,396 deliveries.
Here are some real world photos of the C6 Corvette-based Rossi SixtySix from its appearance at the Bloomington Gold Corvette show last weekend. While computer renderings are cool in all, it’s refreshing to see a car actually live up to the hype.
The Robin Hood Rally is a reality show will soon air on the Versus network that pits amateur drivers racing flat out on closed public roads. The only problem with the premise: They’re amateurs! So it’s no surprise that in only the 2nd event out of 10 planned finds one of the drivers airlifted to the hospital with injuries sustained in a crash involving a Corvette Z06, BMW m3 and a Mini Cooper.
Some people have really cool jobs. Just ask Edmunds Inside Line Road Test Editor Chris Walton who found an excuse to play with three special Corvettes at Willow Springs Raceway. Billed as the Corvettemegeddon Comparison, Chris drove a prototype of the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon edition, a 2010 Grand Sport Coupe and a 2002 Z06 and put the three sports cars through a series of high performance tests. Check out the video after the jump.
Almost two years ago the world was introduced to the Rossi SixtySix, a C6 Corvette refitted with custom panels that borrow some of the best design features of the 1963-67 Sting Rays while updating the mid-year look for the 21 century. No longer just a dream, the Rossi SixtySix project is tooled up and well underway with the first car, a Pearl White Split Window Coupe making its public debut this Sunday at Detroit’s EyesOn Design benefit.
Production of the 2010 Corvette model has wrapped up and GM has released the final production statistics for the 2010 Corvette model year. The final count of Corvettes produced for MY 2010 is 12,194. That’s a decrease of 28.1% from 2009′s 16,956 production and a whopping 65.5% off the 35,310 Corvettes produced in 2008.
Car and Driver got their hands on a Lotus Evora, a mid-engine 2+2 sports car that lists for $85,270 as tested. Naturally, they wanted to put this car up against others in its class, so they roped in a 2010 Corvette Grand Sport and Porsche Cayman S and took all three sports cars to Buttonwillow Raceway in California. Video after the jump.
In addition to GM releasing the MSRP pricing for the 2011 Corvettes, we also have the pricing for dealer installed Genuine Corvette Accessories. These include the 7-Spoke and 15-spoke wheels designs, mesh screens and the popular full width spoiler. Pricing also is shown for three “Ultimate Exterior Appearance Packages”.
GM has released the MSRP pricing for the 2011 Corvette and overall, prices for all the models except the Corvette ZR1 have increased just $20 over the prices of the 2010 Corvette. For the ZR1, pricing has increased $2,920 to $109,800 for the base model.