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Corvettes

Tatman: We are Extraordinarily Close to Shipping New Corvette Stingrays

As you can imagine, life is pretty hectic at the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green right now.

Plant manager Dave Tatman took time out to talk to a crowd of 300 people Tuesday at the Barren River Area Development District’s annual luncheon at the National Corvette Museum just across from the assembly plant.

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[PIC] 2014 Corvette Stingrays On Hold at the Plant

by Keith Cornett on September 13, 2013

[PIC] 2014 Corvette Stingrays On Hold at the Plant

Here’s a great picture that shows just how fast the 1400-car shipping lot at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant is filling with brand spanking new 2014 Corvette Stingrays. We understand that the Quality Control process has been very tight, but with this many Stingrays lined up and ready to go, it most likely means that the QC isn’t finding many issues and production is ramping up.

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[PIC] Throwback Thursday: Beauties Parade at the Dragstrip

by Keith Cornett on September 12, 2013

[PIC] Throwback Thursday: Beauties Parade at the Dragstrip

It’s time for Throwback Thursday where we feature vintage photos of Corvettes. Here we have two beautiful icons from the 1960s. The first is obviously a 1969 Corvette Stingray with a wild custom paint job that makes us wish it was in color. And secondly, the mainstay of automotive events is Miss whatever-the-name-of-the-dragstrip.

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[VIDEO] Motor Trend Dyno’s the 2014 Corvette Stingray

by Mitch Talley on September 12, 2013

[VIDEO] Motor Trend Dyno's the 2014 Corvette Stingray

How much horsepower will the C7’s new V8 engine be able to produce on the dyno?

Well, Jessi Lang with The J-Turn web show for Motor Trend wanted to find out so she took a 2014 Corvette Stingray to the K&N facility. With Robert “Pops” Calles, product tech with K&N, behind the wheel, the blue Z51 was taken to the limit on the dyno, literally.

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Apollo XII Astronaut's 1969 Corvette to be Displayed at the Corvette Chevy Expo

We’ve all heard of the AstroVentilation that was used to keep passengers cool in the 1960s and 1970s, sort of a poor man’s air conditioner. But Austin Reed of Texas has an “AstroVette.”

His unusual 1969 Corvette originally belonged to astronaut Alan Bean – the fourth man to walk on the moon nearly 44 years ago – and will be on display Sept. 28-29 at the Corvette Chevy Expo at the Dallas Market Hall.

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[VIDEO] C7 Corvette Stingrays Shine at IAA 2013 Motor Show in Frankfurt

Chevrolet is in Germany this week for the 65th annual Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA 2013) and sitting under the large video Chevy Bowtie is the new 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible and the 2014 Camaro Convertible.

Even though the C7s are currently being tested on German roads with Chevrolet Europe’s Technical Manager Patrick Herrmann’s #C7Experience leading the way, this is the first auto show in Germany for the new Corvette Stingray.

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Edmunds Track Tests the 2014 Corvette Stingray vs the 2013 Porsche 911

Chevrolet’s C7 development team made no secret all along of the car they were targeting with the 2014 Corvette Stingray.

In fact, the Porsche 911 was the only car that the engineering team bought as a benchmark for the Corvette.

After taking wins over the SRT Viper and the Nissan GT-R in head-to-head testing by Edmunds.com, the Stingray finally met its match in the 911, Edmunds ruled.

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[VIDEO] GM's Mark Reuss Talks Corvette Stingray with Motor Trend's WOT

General Motors’ North American President Mark Reuss visits with Motor Trend’s Wide Open Throttle crew and he talks about the new Corvette Stingray and the new Camaro Z/28. What’s in the future for Chevy’s high performance line up? Check out the video after the jump.

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[PIC] 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertibles at the Factory

by Keith Cornett on September 10, 2013

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Here’s a welcomed sight through the fence at the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green. Two rows of 2014 Corvette Stingray convertibles in various colors all lined up and looking ready for some sunshine.

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What Makes the C7 Corvette Seats So Much Better Than Those in a C6?

One of the reasons why we’re seeing so many positive review of the C7 Corvette’s seats is because the C6 seats are pretty awful. Now, I’m not jumping on the “Dissing the C6 because of Crappy Seats” bandwagon, which I believe already left the station a few years back. No, our opinion of the C7s new seats comes after spending nearly four hours in the new Stingray at the Media ride-n-drive last month in Monterey.

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