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Corvette's Signature Design Cues Prevail Over 60 Year History

With the seventh generation of the Chevrolet Corvette just months away, it’s a good time to take a look at just what makes a Corvette look like a Corvette.

For example, it’s been 60 years since the XP-122 Motorama concept car took the public by storm in 1952, leading to the 1953 debut model, but you can instantly tell it’s a Corvette just as much as the latest 2013 427 Collector Edition convertible.

Tom Peters, GM performance vehicle design director, says each generation of Corvette shares some common elements which create a consistent Corvette theme that is expressive, distinctly American, artful, and passionate.

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New 2013 427 Convertible Corvettes are Live on Corvette.com

We always like to mention when the latest Corvette model goes live on Chevrolet’s website and according to our friend CorvetteConti.com, General Motors flipped the switch on Corvette.com late last month to showcase the 2013 models which include the new 427 Convertible as well as the equally awesome 60th Anniversary package.

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Chevrolet to Customers: If You Don't Love It, Return It

We can’t imagine that many owners would be disappointed in their decision to purchase a new Corvette, but sometimes it happens. The good news is that Chevy is now backing its new vehicle line-up with a new guarantee just in case the unthinkable should occur – If you don’t love it, return it.

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June 2012 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on July 9, 2012

June 2012 Corvette Sales

Looking for some good news regarding new Corvette sales? According to GM’s June 2012 sales report released last week, Corvette sales jumped to 1,475 cars for the month, an increase of 13.5% over June 2011′s 1,299 deliveries.

This is the best sales figure we’ve had since September 2009 when 1,589 Corvettes were sold. For the calendar year, sales are up 1.8% with 7,022 Corvettes delivered between January-June 2012 compared with 6,896 Corvettes sold over the same time period in 2011.

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[VIDEO] Accelerating to the Celebration - 60 Years of the Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet is celebrating the 59th Birthday of the Corvette this week. Here is a video they released today on the Chevrolet Youtube Channel featuring a look back at 60 years of America’s favorite sports car.

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[VIDEO] Bowling Green Assembly Plant Gets Ready to Build the C7 Corvette

The Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant showed off its $131 million construction project to elected officials on Tuesday, as preparations for the C7 Corvette kick into high gear.

The plant will be closing to the public for tours on September 14 as the secretive work continues for the highly anticipated next generation.

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Final 2012 Corvette Production Statistics

by Keith Cornett on June 6, 2012

Final 2012 Corvette Production Statistics

General Motors released the annual production statistics for the 2012 model year on Tuesday which gives us the opportunity to see how many Corvettes were produced and which options and accessories were on each of the six models. As we stated in May 2012′s Corvette Sales Report, production of the 2012 Corvette ended in early May and a total of 11,647 Corvettes were built during the model year.

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Chevrolet Performance Launches The BLOCK - A New Interactive Community for Car Enthusiasts

How would you like the chance to get advice from a Chevrolet engineer without leaving the comfort of your own home?

That’s a very real possibility now that Chevrolet Performance has just begun a social community that caters to car enthusiasts.

It’s called The BLOCK and offers interactive features of enthusiasts’ vehicles along with the latest insider information on new parts, Chevrolet factory-performance models, and Chevy racing action. You can even pick up the latest info on the next-generation Corvette on The BLOCK as soon as it’s released.

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May 2012 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on June 4, 2012

May 2012 Corvette Sales

On Friday, General Motors released their monthly sales report for May 2012 and it shows that 1,219 buyers took delivery of a new Corvette. Despite sales being down -6% from May 2011′s number of 1,304, this a very solid sales figure which includes deliveries of the very first 2013 Corvettes. For the calendar year to date, Corvette sales are pacing slightly behind 2011 (-0.9%) with 5,547 Corvettes delivered in 2012 vs 5,597 Corvettes in 2011.

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April 2012 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on May 7, 2012

April 2012 Corvette Sales

Last week, General Motors released the April 2012 sales report and new deliveries of America’s favorite sports car came in at 1,396. This is down 4% from April 2011′s sales figure of 1,454 but was an increase over the 1,376 Corvettes sold last month (March 2012). This is now the 4th month in row for Corvette sales increases over the previous month and April’s sales number is the highest in a year. For the calendar year, 4,328 Corvettes have been sold and the number is pacing 0.8% ahead of 2011′s calendar year sales.

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