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Corvettes

An American in Paris: The Corvette C6.R at the Paris Motor Show

Corvette Racing’s C6.R and a 2011 Supersonic Blue Corvette ZR1 are sharing the stage at the Paris Motor Show. Chevrolet is using the display to show visitors how technology gleaned from racing makes a better street car. Check out a couple pictures and the official press release highlighting the track to street technology transfer after the jump.

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Italian Tuner Romeo Ferraris Mods the Corvette Z06

by Keith Cornett on October 11, 2010

Italian Tuner Romeo Ferraris Mods the Corvette Z06

Italian tuner Romeo Ferraris can usually be found tuning Alfa Romeo Mito’s or the Mercedes C63 AMG but that doesn’t mean they don’t have Corvettes on the brain. Last week they unveiled a new package for the American-made Chevrolet Corvette Z06 which boosts the horsepower to levels greater than the ZR1.

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Corvette vs Walmart Crash Injures Two

by Keith Cornett on October 7, 2010

Corvette vs Walmart Crash Injures Two

We got a two-fer to go with yesterday’s story of a C6 Corvette crashing into an Emmy-award winning puppeteer’s home. This accident features a black 2007 Corvette driven by 75-year-old Carl Sloan of Morgan Hill, CA. Sloan and 58 year old Teenie Denise were cruising the parking lot of a local Wal-Mart when the car suddenly accelerated and crashed into the front of the store. The cause of the accident may have been due to a medical condition. Both went to the hospital and will be okay. The Corvette? Not so much…

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Intoxicated Corvette Driver Parks C6 in Burbank Home

by Keith Cornett on October 6, 2010

Intoxicated Corvette Driver Parks C6 in Burbank Home

On September 24th, 63-year old Pat Leeper crashed his Arctic White C6 Corvette into the Burbank home of Rene Zendejas. Already devastated by the loss of his pet canary a few days earlier, the 89-year-old Emmy winning puppeteer missed his birthday party due to the crash and now has to look forward to dealing with insurance companies to cover the estimated $60,000 in damages. The crash is believed to be caused by drunk driving with tests pending to determine the blood alchohol content of Leeper’s blood.

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[VIDEO] TAM GT3 Corvette Callaway Z06.R Promo

by Keith Cornett on October 6, 2010

[VIDEO] TAM GT3 Corvette Callaway Z06.R Promo

I really like some of these promo films coming out of Corvette Motorsport featuring the variety of international teams racing Corvettes. Here is a promo film from TAM House of Portier that runs a GT3 Callaway Corvette Z06.R in the UAE GT Championship. Production values are high and the gratuitous shots of their Corvette on the track is appealing on any continent.

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Corvette ZR1 Body Kits for C6 Coupes

by Keith Cornett on October 6, 2010

Corvette ZR1 Body Kits for C6 Coupes

There’s no doubt that the Corvette ZR1 is the baddest Corvette that GM has ever made. With 638 horsepower generated from an Eaton twin-screw supercharger, the ZR1 is capable of traveling 0-60 in 3.4 seconds and has a top speed of 205 mph. Equal to the performance is the aerodynamic body designed to generate down force and keep you planted on the road. Now Corvette C6 owners can get the great look of the Corvette ZR1 for just a fraction of the cost.

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September 2010 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on October 4, 2010

September 2010 Corvette Sales

Friday saw the release of GM’s monthly sales reports and for the straight sixth straight month the number of Corvettes sold has been north of 1,000 units. In September 2010, 1,109 Corvettes were sold. This was 30% lower than last year’s 1,585 Corvettes, but discount that due to extenuating circumstances surrounding the September 2009 sales total. Year to date, Corvette sales total 9,798, a 9% decrease from 2009′s 10,795 units.

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Lingenfelter Announces 670 Horsepower Package for LS3 Corvettes

Lingenfelter Performance Engineeering is a name that is synonymous with world-class performance and their newest performance package builds on their 30 year history of taking Corvettes to the next level. The Lingenfelter LS3 C6 Corvette E-Force Supercharged Engine package makes 670 horsepower out of the 436 horsepower base LS3 and vaults a standard or Grand Sport Corvette into one of the most powerful sports cars in the world.

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[FAIL] Win a New 2010 Corvette!

by Keith Cornett on September 27, 2010

[FAIL] Win a New 2010 Corvette!

For some, the look of the Corvette is timeless. In fact, I haven’t seen a 2010 Corvette look this good since 1995!

Contest details at HarnessLink.com

 

Last Baldwin-Motion Phase III GT Corvette Found

by Keith Cornett on September 27, 2010

Last Baldwin-Motion Phase III GT Corvette Found

Joel Rosen’s east coast-based Motion Performance Speed Shop was legendary for building unbeatable muscle cars in the Sixties and seventies. Teaming up with Baldwin Chevrolet, customers could order a Corvette which would be torn down and rebuilt into an 11.5 second drag car, complete with factory warranty.

One the creations of Rosen was the Phase III GT which made its debut at the International Auto Show in New York City in April, 1969. Motion Performance would build just 12 of the 500+ horsepower grand touring Corvettes with the last one leaving the shop in 1971. That last Phase III GT Corvette was recently purchased from the family of the original owner and has been restored back to original condition and will be displayed at the Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals in November.

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