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Corvettes

The Big Guns: Porsche 911 GT2 and Corvette ZR1 Face Off

by Keith Cornett on March 16, 2010

The Big Guns: Porsche 911 GT2 and Corvette ZR1 Face off

Long time readers of CorvetteBlogger know that I don’t many comparo stories. Although not perfect, the Corvette has proven to be MY favorite car time and time again and I don’t need to get into a dick measuring contest to prove it. But as we get close to Sebring, I started thinking about the fight between Porsche and Corvette and how all that racing technology transfers to street cars. I guess the folks at Porsche’s Excellence Magazine had the same thoughts and decided to find out what happens when you pit the ultimate street versions against each other.

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Corvette Links for March 14, 2010

by Keith Cornett on March 14, 2010

 

The 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition

As we gear up for the 12 hours of Sebring, we’ve been hearing a lot from the folks at Corvette Racing about the benefits that racing brings to the production Corvettes. Chevy brings this prominent theme of track-to-street technology transfer a full circle with the announcement of a special Z06 that is born from the lessons learned in racing. Meet the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition.

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This poor guy was trying to save his C4 Corvette from a flooded barn. In the process of “yahooing the Corvette through the lake” he hydro-locked the engine. Comments from the camera lady range from “You got sooo close” to “Mike, are those your work shoes?”


Source:
Tampa Sports Car Examiner

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GM Seeks Global Designs for C7 Corvette

by Keith Cornett on March 9, 2010

GM Seeks Global Designs for C7 Corvette

Automotive News reported that 10 GM studios across the globe have submitted designs for the next generation Corvette. GM’s VP of Global Design Ed Welburn says of the designs submitted, some “were absolutely phenomenal”. Welburn suggests the global initiative is part of an effort by GM to create a C7 that appeals to both buyers in Europe, where Corvette sales has gotten little traction, and to a younger US buyers, who tend to favor imports.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Tour Delivery Options

by Keith Cornett on March 8, 2010

Thousands of people each year come to the Chevrolet Corvette Plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky & the nearby Corvette National Museum to get an inside look at the great American sports car.

Corvette owners can actually watch their vehicle in the process of being built and document its progress as it moves along the line. In many cases, the new owner can actually be the very first person to start it up!

Corvettes = Pride. From the company to the assembly workers to the owners taking delivery. This is where quality starts.


Source:
Chevrolet’s YouTube Channel

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing Launches 2010 Season Video Series
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Kevin Mackay's Drivable 1967 Corvette Chassis

Is beauty skin deep or is it what’s inside that counts? K. Scott Teeters plays Corvette Oddball with renowned Corvette restorer Kevin Mackay of Corvette Repair. In addition to his award-winning classic Corvette restorations, Mackay has a fleet of special display cars including a drivable 1967 Corvette chassis.

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2010 Corvette Prices: C1-C6 Generational Pricing Highlights
1970 Roadsters averaged $28,600 with a depreciation factor of -3% in 2009

In our final installment of our analysis of the 2009 Corvette market, we present an overview of the Corvette values by generation as documented by our Corvette pricing guru Bob Kroupa of VETTE-N-VESTMENTS.

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[PIC] Corvettes on Display at the Geneva Motor Show

by Keith Cornett on March 4, 2010

Technology Transfer: Racing To Make You A Better Corvette

As Corvette Racing gears up for the start of the 2010 American Le Mans Series, the team is releasing additional details regarding the changes needed for competing in the now unified GT class. The most notable change for the GT Corvettes is the new LS5.5R V8 engine. Built alongside its LS9, LS7 and LS3 dry-sump brethrens at the Performance Build Center in Wixom, this new LS7 based engine is slimmed down to 5.5 liters and delivers 485 horsepower at 5800 rpms.

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