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Corvettes

[VIDEO] Hennessey Puts the 2015 Corvette Z06 with a 7-Speed Manual on the Dyno

Hennessey Performance Engineering recently decided to find out how much the 2015 Z06 convertible’s engine loses between crank horsepower and rear wheel horsepower.

According to their dyno figures, the Z06, with the standard 7-speed transmission, produced 570 RWHP, down 12.4 percent from the crank figure of 650 HP. No word on the decline in torque, but based on other tests, we’d figure that number is virtually identical to the RWHP, in other words, 570 ft-lbs.

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Former SEMA V7 Twin Turbo Corvette Concept Featured at Auction America's Fort Lauderdale Sale

If you can’t wait a couple of years to see if Chevy finally delivers on the much-dreamed-about mid-engine Corvette, you might want to check out this American Supercars 1963 split window-inspired mid-engine Corvette concept known as the V7 Twin Turbo.

It’s up for auction in Lot No. 712 on Sunday, March 29 by Auctions America in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where it’s estimated it will bring $90,000 to $110,000.

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Corvettes on eBay: Supercharged 2014 Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition SEMA Concept

The 2014 Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition was offered as a special way to kick off the newest generation of Chevy sports car.

If being the owner of one of just 500 Premiere Edition Coupes isn’t special enough for you, you have a chance to bump up your exclusivity a notch with this “one-of-a-kind” P.E. being offered now on eBay.

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Corvette Delivery Dispatch with National Corvette Seller Mike Furman for Week of March 8th

Each week, Criswell Chevrolet’s Mike Furman delivers new Corvette Stingrays and Z06s to his customers who come from all parts of the country to work with the nation’s top Corvette seller.

In this week’s dispatch, Mike blows us away with his largest picture post ever featuring new 2015 Corvette Stingrays and Z06s going to their new owners – and these are just those within the last five days! Here’s the recap from Mike showing a few of his customers and their brand new Corvettes.

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Chevrolet Corvette Powertrain: Performance Starting on the Plant Floor

Editor’s Note: We are honored to share an article submitted to CorvetteBlogger.com from Eric Nordling, Product Engineer at the GM Tonawanda Engine Plant and Bob Widmer, Production Launch Operations Manager, GM’s Toledo Transmission plant. Eric and Bob shares with us some of the high-tech machinery that helps to build the Corvette Stingray’s LT1 V8 engine in Tonawanda, NY and the eight-speed automatic transmission manufactured in Toledo, OH.


Since the original Small Block V8 engine was introduced in 1955, the Chevrolet Corvette has been famous for uncompromising power under its hood. But while Corvette drivers can see and appreciate the technology and innovation under their hoods, what very few people get to see is the advanced infrastructure and devotion to quality at all costs that goes into building the Corvette’s powertrain. Through seven generations of America’s most iconic sports car, General Motors engineers and workers have continually refined the state of the art in the manufacturing and assembly plants that build and test the Corvette’s engine and transmission, constantly finding new ways to make the Corvette more powerful, reliable and efficient.

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Callaway Cars and Bondurant Driving School Announce Partnership

Two legends in the Corvette world with a long personal relationship announced today that their companies will be joining forces to create limited edition products and offer unique experiences behind the wheel of high performance vehicles.

Making the partnership official were Reeves Callaway of Callaway Cars and Bob Bondurant of the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, two guys who go back a long way with Corvettes.

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[VIDEO] Autoblog's Car Club USA Visits Bowling Green's Corvette Homecoming Show

Autoblog’s Car Club USA takes a look at a different car club or event from across the United States in each episode.

The latest episode lets us follow three Corvette owners as they take part in the annual Corvette Homecoming in Bowling Green, Ky.

“Some people say it’s a lifestyle,” says Betsy Reese of Corvettes of Clarksville. “I say it’s a passion.”

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[VIDEO] The '48 Hour Corvette' Hits the Track at the Corvette Museum's Motorsports Park

Patience is a virtue, except of course when it comes to fixing up your hot rod.

We who have restored old cars know we want everything done on our favorite ride…yesterday.

It usually doesn’t work out that way for the ordinary enthusiast, however, I’ve been working on my dad’s 1970 Impala for eight years and still don’t have it completely done.

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[VIDEO] The L88 Corvette Racers Arrive at Amelia Island

by Keith Cornett on March 17, 2015

Via NCM Insurance:

Our friend Adam Boca of the NCM Insurance Agency was in Northeast Florida this weekend for the Amelia Island Concours and captured the L88 Corvettes entering the grounds.

C3 Corvette Race Cars entering the 2015 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The sounds of L88 Corvettes are intoxicating!

 

Corvette Chief Engineer: Corvette Z06s Accounting for 40 Percent of All Corvette Orders

Last week during an appearance on Autoline After Hours, Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter brought a base Corvette Z06 Convertible into the studio to share while the show was taped. We already talked about Juechter’s denial of a Mid-engine Corvette Zora ZR1 that may or may not be in the works, but the majority of the conversation was centered on the new 2015 Z06.

During the talk, Tadge told the host John McElroy and guests that the Corvette Z06 is currently tracking at 40% of all Corvette orders.

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