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Three GM Designers to Paint a Corvette Stingray During a Fundraising Gala at a Detroit Museum

The 2014 Corvette Stingray has already been acclaimed around the world for its beautiful and trend-setting design.

Now three General Motors car designers are going to take it a step further, helping the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) Gala Fundraiser today.

The three GM Design employees – Casey Swanseger, 30; Tyler Mars, 28; and Haneif Katebi, 25 – will be using paint and brush on a 2014 Stingray, bringing to life Detroit’s “creative corridor” made up of industries that merge art, technology, and business.

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Chevrolet Already Has Over 5,000 Orders for the 2015 Corvette Z06
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We knew that the 650 horsepower Corvette Z06 would be a hot sale and that demand would be high during the initial stages of the new super car’s rollout, but the numbers we are hearing about those interested in buying a Z06 are just incredible.

Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter took a Corvette Z06 Coupe and Convertible to Autobahn Country Club for the Midwest Automotive Media Association’s Fall Rally this week and during a question and answer session he confirmed that over 5,000 pre-orders for the Corvette Z06 have already been received.

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September 2014 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on October 1, 2014

September 2014 Corvette Sales

It’s the first of the month and that means we have the latest Corvette sales report from General Motors. According to report, General Motors sold a total of 2,467 Corvettes in September 2014. That compares to just 831 Corvettes sold in September 2013 for an increase of 196.9%.

Year to date sales (January-September) totals 25,950 Corvettes, which beats the 2013 YTD Sales of 7,830 Corvettes by 231.4%.

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Chevrolet Releases the Official Performance Statistics for the 2015 Corvette Z06

Chevrolet officially revealed the performance statistics for the 2015 Corvette Z06 this afternoon and the numbers should put a lot of smiles out there in the Corvette Nation. The new C7 super car is the fastest production Corvette ever built and one of the few sports cars on the market that’s a member of the 10-second quarter mile club right out of the box.

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[RECALL] GM Issues Two Recalls and a Stop Sale Order for 2015 Corvettes

The recall problems for General Motors apparently have finally reached the top of the line, but maybe that’s a good thing.

This week’s announcement that GM plans to issue two more recalls (according to stop-delivery orders sent to dealers Thursday) on the hot-selling 2015 Chevrolet Corvette means the company really is paying much closer attention to safety than perhaps it did in the past.

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2015 Corvette Stingray Pricing is Quietly Raised Another $1,000

It was only back in July that we got our hands on the dealer prices for the 2015 Corvette Stingray and those prices showed the base Non-Z51 Coupe starting at $53,000 while the base Non-Z51 Convertible started at $58,000.

Now this may be old news to some, but we learned today that in early August Chevrolet quietly raised the MSRP of the 2015 Corvette Stingray’s four models by $1,000. The new starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price of the base Corvette Stingray Coupe is now $54,000 while the base Corvette Stingray Convertible will start at $59,000. The delivery charge of $995 is not included.

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August 2014 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on September 3, 2014

August 2014 Corvette Sales

The latest sales report is out from General Motors and it shows Corvette sales remain strong as the 2014 model year comes to a close. During the month of August 2014, GM sold 2,679 Corvettes. The sales numbers for August now contains both 2014 and 2015 Corvette Stingrays which started production earlier in the month.

Comparing yearly sales to August 2013 which was still the outgoing 2013 C6 models, only 655 Corvettes were sold in August 2013 as opposed to the 2,679 Corvettes in August 2014 for a 309% increase.

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First Look: 2015 Corvette's New Daytona Orange Sunrise Exterior

When GM’s Corvette Team came to Corvettes at Carlisle last weekend, they were unable to bring a fully painted Corvette wearing a new for 2015 color called Daytona Orange Sunrise. But they did bring an example of the new color in the form of a painted fuel door.

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OFFICIAL: 2014 Corvette Stingray Production Totals 37,288

by Keith Cornett on August 25, 2014

OFFICIAL: GM Production of 2014 Corvette Stingrays Totals 37,288

Earlier this month we ballparked 2014 Corvette Stingray production at just over 36,500 units which takes into account the 35,523 known VINs plus an additional 1,050 for the Premiere Editions.

But we were too low in our estimate.

GM officially revealed at last weekend’s Corvettes at Carlisle show that 37,288 Corvettes were built during the 2014 model year.

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Chevrolet Announces MSRP for 2015 Corvette Z06 Will Start at $78,995

Chevrolet has finally answered the question that has kept Corvette enthusiasts wondering since the 2015 Corvette Z06 was introduced back in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit: How much is America’s newest supercar going to cost?

Well that answer arrived this morning and it’s going to put a smile on your face.

The all-new 2015 Corvette Z06 Coupe with 650 hp will start at an MSRP of $78,995. The Corvette Z06 Convertible will start at $83,995. Prices include the $995 destination fee.

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