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April 2010 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on May 3, 2010

April 2010 Corvette Sales

GM’s monthly sales report shows 1,089 Corvettes delivered in the month of April. That’s the largest amount of sales in five months and the first time this year that sales have broken the one thousand mark. The number is down from last year’s 1,407 by -22.6%. Year to date, Corvettes sales are down -21% with 3,522 deliveries in 2010 vs 4,459 in 2009.

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Corvette Bash: 2011 Corvette Z06 Enhancements

The big news coming out of the Corvette Museum’s C5/C6 Bash is the enhancements made to the 2011 Z06. The last couple of years have seen the Z06 bracketed by two new models, the high performance ZR1 and the better than stock Corvette Grand Sport. Other than a few updates, the Z06 remained relatively unchanged since its introduction in 2006. In refreshing the Z06, Corvette engineers listened to the owners have provided several enhancements designed to keep the Z06 on the cutting edge of performance while maintaining its edge as the most trackable Corvette in the model lineup.

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Very First 2011 Corvette Z06 is Tribute to 50th Anniversary of First Le Mans Win

In commemorating the 50th anniversary of Corvette’s first class win at Le Mans, GM built a very special one of one tribute to the 1960 Briggs Cunningham Corvette. VIN #00001 shares the same exterior cues including the twin stipes over the hood, roof and trunk and the #3. A special graphic on the B-pillar features a 50th Anniversary logo and then dates 1960 and 2010.

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New machine face wheel is one of the new options for the 2011 Corvette

This afternoon, GM’s Corvette Team presented the new 2011 Corvette to several hundred owners and enthusiasts at the Corvette Museum’s C5/C6 Bash in Bowling Green. One of the themes for the 2011 rollout is that Corvette buyers will have more choices than ever to personalize their Corvettes inside and out with a host of new options. Previous options that were restricted to certain models like Magnetic Selective Ride Control are also being made available on all models.

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Introducing Inferno Orange on a 2011 Corvette

by Keith Cornett on April 30, 2010

Corvette Values: Introducing Inferno Orange on a 2011 Corvette
Stay tuned as well be bring the latest news from Bowling Green throughout the day. This morning at the National Corvette Museum’s C5/C6 Bash, GM rolled out a 2011 Corvette Grand Sport with the new Inferno Orange metallic exterior. Initially GM indicated that the new color would be featured on the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition, but it appears that the two new colors, Inferno Orange and Supersonic Blue will be available in all models.

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Corvette Makes Appearance in Whitacre's Loans Paid Back Commercial

GM’s new commercial features CEO Ed Whitacre walking through an auto plant as he tells us that GM has repaid its government loans five years ahead of schedule. The commercial shows many of the successful cars and trucks in the GM lineup with a heavy dose of Malibu. At one point during Whitacre’s stroll, you can see what we think is a Cyber Gray Corvette ZR1 in the background. Although relegated to the role of extra, we appreciate that Corvette was in the mix, however briefly. Check out the video after the jump.

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[VIDEO] Exclusive: Kirk Bennion's 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Presentation

Kirk Bennion – GM’s Corvette Exterior Design Engineer – attended the 30th Annual Corvette Beach Caravan and Car Show in Panama City hosted by the Circle City Corvette Club at the end of March. In his presentation, Kirk shows the evolving design of the Corvette that became the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition. You’ll see a couple of designs that didn’t make the cut as well as learn how the movie “Underworld” played a role in creating the overall look of the Z06 Carbon.

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Corvette Named Kentucky’s Official Sports Car

by Keith Cornett on April 16, 2010

Corvette Named Kentucky's Official Sports Car

After months of political wrangling, The Kentucky Senate voted 100-0 to name the Corvette the State’s official sports car. The House had already passed the measure and the bill is now off to the desk the Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to be signed into law.

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Corvette's Track to Street Technology

Corvette’s Product Marketing Manager Harlan Charles and Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter discuss the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition and show us how technology transfers from Corvette Racing’s C6.Rs to the production street cars and then back again.

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[PIC] Corvette ZR1 at the New York Auto Show

by Keith Cornett on April 10, 2010

Corvette ZR1 at the New York Auto Show
“The Supercharged 638 hp Corvette ZR1 on display at
the 2010 New York International Auto Show”


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