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Corvettes

Please Welcome Zip Corvette Products to CorvetteBlogger

by Keith Cornett on April 19, 2011

Please Welcome Zip Corvette Products to CorvetteBlogger.com

For over 30 years, Zip Corvette Products has been supplying Corvette enthusiasts with quality parts and installation services. From their huge facility in Mechanicsville, Virginia, Zip keeps in stock a wide range of Corvette parts, accessories, apparel and manuals for Corvettes ranging from 1953-2011, so we’re pretty sure they will have what you are looking for.

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[VIDEO] Driving the Fast Five 1963 Corvette Grand Sport

by Keith Cornett on April 18, 2011

[VIDEO] Driving the Fast Five 1963 Corvette Grand Sport

When Fast Five opens in theaters later this month, fans of the Fast & Furious franchise will be treated to another round of beautiful cars doing some of the most outrageous stunts conceived. One of the hero cars used in the opening sequence is a 1963 Corvette Grand Sport replica that we first caught a glimpse of in the trailer that aired during this year’s Super Bowl. Edmunds get’s their hands on the very car driven by Vin Diesel and brings us a cool video showcasing the car and how it was used in the filming of Fast Five.

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Coachbuilt Corvette from Ugur Sahin Design Makes Debut at Monaco

Last week’s Top Marques car show in Monaco saw the introduction of the Soleil Anadi, a coachbuilt Corvette designed and built through a partnership with Ugur Sahin and Spada Concepts. We’ve featured Sahin’s wonderfully radical designs here in the past, namely the Z03 that was to be a joint partnership with US tuner Mallet Cars. But this is the first prototype we’ve seen from him that has made the jump from vaporware to the real deal.

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[VIDEO] Hennessey’s ZR750 Gives Boost to Corvette ZR1

by Keith Cornett on April 16, 2011

[VIDEO] Hennessey ZR750 Gives Boost to Corvette ZR1

Texas tuner Hennessey Performance Engineering is known for their performance packages that substantially increase the power of GM and other American-built cars and trucks. Right after the initial introduction of the Corvette ZR1, HPE came out with their ZR700 package which boosted the ZR1′s horsepower to 705. Hennessey also offers the ZR750 package which brings the power on tap to 755-ponies, a ground-pounding 728 pounds-feet of torque and a top speed in excess of 224 mph! If those kind of numbers appeal to your inner racer, we encourage you to read on.

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The Race To Win a New Corvette Contest is Now Open

by Keith Cornett on April 15, 2011

The Race To Win a New Corvette Contest is Now Open

For the second straight year, GM is holding a Corvette sweepstakes where the winner will receive a new 2012 Corvette Grand Sport Convertible plus a trip for 2 to the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans in France. To enter, you just have to answer 3 simple questions about how the Corvette Grand Sport is better than the Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet. Don’t worry, the answers a pretty obvious.

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[PICS] 1976 Corvettes Customized on SPEED's Car Warriors

Last night on SPEED’s Car Warriors, the Challengers (red team) took on the All Stars (blue team) in the customizing build-off of two 1976 Corvettes and walked away with the win (as well as both cars). The All Stars vision for their Corvette was much more over the top then the Challengers, but it was the road test that probably sealed the win as the All Stars car was deemed “unsafe” to drive by all three judges. Our friends at SPEED sent us some additional photography of the cars taken during filming of the show and we’ll share them with you after the jump.

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[VIDEO] Walk Around the 2011 Corvette Z06X Track-Ready Concept

When Chevrolet introduced the 2011 Corvette Z06X at last fall’s SEMA show, we said at the time that Chevy had created one of the most exciting concepts to date. After seeing and hearing the Z06X Concept up close and personal at last month’s Twelve Hours of Sebring, it reaffirmed our call for Chevrolet to build it.

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Man Gets Locked Inside a Corvette ZR1, Calls 911 for Help

Lee Adams of Central Florida loves his sports cars. In addition to a 2009 Corvette ZR1, Adams owns a Ferrari, Mosler and an Ariel Atom, so you can tell he is a real car guy. Unfortunately, Adams recently endured the harrowing and life-changing experience of being locked in the ZR1 when his battery died. In a panic, he calls 911 for help.

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C3 Corvettes to be Featured on SPEED’s CAR WARRIORS

by Keith Cornett on April 12, 2011

DVR Alert: Corvettes to be Featured on SPEED's CAR WARRIORS

The premise behind SPEED’s CAR WARRIORS is pretty simple. Give two teams identical cars and 72 hours to turn it into a custom ride. At the end of each show, a panel of celebrity judges evaluates the cars and selects the winner. The latest show airs this Wednesday at 9pm EST and surprise, the two teams are each given a 1976 Corvette to work their magic on.

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[PICS] The 2012 Centennial Edition Corvette Z06 at Barrett-Jackson's Palm Beach Auction
Photo © Richard Black

The 2012 Centennial Edition Corvette Z06 made its public debut last weekend at the Chevrolet display at Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach collector car auction. Here are a few pictures of the upcoming appearance package which really highlight the new Carbon Flash Metallic paint. I bet this bad boy really shines in the sunlight!

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