Great news for Corvette enthusiasts in Canada. Chevrolet in Canada has announced that Canadian buyers of the new Corvette Stingray are now eligible to attend the Stingray School at Ron Fellows Performance Driving School in Nevada. The two-day Stingray School is $1,000 USD which is a $1,500 discount off the standard driving school rate.
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The seventh-generation Corvette continues to generate good economic news for Bowling Green, Ky.
General Motors said this week it’s started hiring workers at its Corvette assembly plant there. For the first time since the plant opened in 1981, Bowling Green will be tasked with the assembly of engines, but not just any engines. These are the high-performance motors that will power the company’s latest rocket ships, the 2015 Corvette Z06 and the 2014 Camaro Z/28.
General Motors issued another round recalls and this one impacts owners of the 2014 Corvette Stingray with Competition seats. At issue is the passenger seat airbag and GM is warning that an unbelted child and door trim may block the deployment of the seat airbags in an accident.
The recall affects a total of 712 2014 Corvette Stingrays with the optional competition sport seats.
General Motors came out with their monthly sales report last week and the sales gods continue to shine on the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. For the month of May 2014, Chevrolet sold 3,328 Corvettes. That’s 267.7% higher than the same time period last year when only 905 Corvettes were sold. Corvette sales were slightly less with deliveries running 186 units or -5.29% less in May 2014 vs April 2014.
For the calendar year, 15,021 Corvettes have been delivered between January and May which is a 211.6% increase over the same time in 2013.
Proving that the 2015 Corvette Z06 belongs to an elite club of production cars with more than 600 horsepower, Chevrolet is showing off a graph on just where the Z06 comes in comparison with others in same class.
It’s official! The all new 2015 Corvette Z06 had its LT4 engine certified by SAE and the numbers are sure to leave any Corvette enthusiast smiling. At 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, the Z06 will be the most powerful production car ever made by General Motors.
ExxonMobil has been the Bowling Green Assembly Plant’s motor oil of choice for 21 years and on Monday the oil company announced a new agreement with General Motors for the Chevrolet Corvette. That new agreement ensures that Mobil 1 motor oil will continue flowing as the factory fill of choice for the current 2014 Corvette Stingray and the highly anticipated 2015 Corvette Z06 due out next year.