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Corvette Assembly Plant Offering a 2015 Corvette Calendar

by Mitch Talley on November 11, 2014

Corvette Assembly Plant Offering a 2015 Corvette Calendar

The Corvette Assembly Plant has come up with a great way to enjoy Corvettes and help the American Cancer Society Relay for Life at the same time.

Christine Cartwright, executive assistant to the Corvette Plant Manager and Assistant Plant Manager in Bowling Green, has created the new 2015 Corvette Z06 Stingray calendar.

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Chevrolet Shows Off New Z06 Concept Parts for the Corvette Stingray at SEMA

The figures for the soon-to-be-on-the-road-and-track 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 are astounding.

Like going from 0 to 60 in 2.95 seconds with the new optional eight-speed automatic transmission and 3.2 seconds with the standard seven-speed manual.

Like covering the quarter-mile in 10.95 seconds with the automatic and 11.2 seconds with the manual.

But Chevrolet Performance is ready to gear it up a notch or two further for “ordinary” Stingray owners, with several aero, chassis, and suspension concept parts from the Z06 on display at the SEMA show in Las Vegas.

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[PICS] Chevrolet Media Event Offers Preview of 2014 SEMA Vehicles

Chevrolet held a media reception Monday evening on the eve of the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas where the automaker unveiled some of the concepts and special edition vehicles that will be displayed at the show beginning on Tuesday.

Opening the event was the 2009 Corvette ZR1 Blue Devil that was recovered from the National Corvette Museum’s sinkhole. The Corvette was sent back to GM in September where it underwent repairs. Tonight that mighty LS9 roared to life once again as it became the first of Chevrolet’s SEMA vehicles to take the stage.

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Corvette Production By-Products Helping America's Bat Population

We’ve always thought the seventh-generation Corvette Stingray looked like a Batmobile.

Now we know one reason why.

General Motors says remnants of an adhesive used to join body panels of the 2015 Stingray can be reused to help save an embattled bat species in North America.

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C7 Corvette Stingray Officially Recalled for Parking Brake and Airbag Issues

While we were in Bowling Green in late August for the National Corvette Museum Corvette Caravan, my son Chris and I enjoyed touring the factory for probably the fifth or sixth time since 1997.

We didn’t realize it at the time, but we were actually watching some of the 2015 Stingrays being assembled that are now being recalled by Chevrolet for two separate problems.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Stingray Canvas: Performance Art Car at the MOCAD

Earlier this month we brought you pictures of the Arctic White Corvette Stingray that was painted by three young members of the General Motors design team as part of a fundraiser for the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD).

Chevy has released a time-lapse video showing exactly how the three designers put the paint to canvas and ended up with one very cool (and very fast) pieces of contemporary art.

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2014 Corvette Stingray Production Statistics

by Keith Cornett on October 20, 2014

2014 Corvette Stingray Production Statistics

It was back in August that we learned the General Motors produced 37,288 Corvette Stingray for the 2014 model year and now we’ve got the breakdown on the production statistics.

Leading the way was the Corvette Z51 Coupe which accounted for 41% of the models built and the most popular color was Torch Red which can be found on nearly one of out of five (19%) 2014 Corvette Stingrays.

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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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