One of the really great gifts I got for Christmas as a kid was a slot car track. I remember racing friends and family for hours!
Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve had the opportunity to play with the Anki OVERDRIVE racing system and it’s amazing how technology has advanced the concept of the simple slot car race track into smartphone-powered battle racers. If you’ve ever played any racing games on consoles or your smart phone, you get that style of game play combined with the real life racing action on the track.
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Get ready for a Motor Trend Head2Head between a 2015 Corvette Z06 (Z07) and a 2016 Dodge Viper ACR – benchmarked against a 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS.
The instrumented numbers between the Z06 and Viper are so close, it’s a photo finish – though both are ahead of the Porsche. Go, America!
Continue reading “[VIDEO] Motor Trend Retests the Corvette Z06 Against the Viper ACR at Laguna Seca”
From humble beginnings of five cars stuffed into a three-car garage, the Lingenfelter Collection has grown into an amazing collection of 150-plus unique cars in a 40,000-square-foot space.
Continue reading “[VIDEO] Lingenfelter Collection Features a 1965 Corvette with a L78 396/425 hp V8”
Maybe Car and Driver should have headlined its long-term wrap of the 2014 Stingray “Beauty and the Beast” or maybe “I love to hate you.”
Based on what we’ve seen on various forums, with many owners bragging about how great their experience has been with their first-year C7, it seems as though Car and Driver was just unlucky enough to get the exception, rather than the rule.
Continue reading “Car and Driver Wraps Up Their Long Term Test of a 2014 Corvette Stingray”
While I’ve never owned a 1977 Corvette, that model still holds a special place in my heart because I graduated from high school that year. My buddy Greg even owned a white one back in the day, and I talked to him about the car, long since sold, a few months ago at of all places, a funeral.
It’s the personal stories like those that make Corvettes so interesting, and that’s why this Regular Car Review of a silver 1977 Corvette Restomod struck a note with me.
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If you’re like most Corvette enthusiasts, your chest puffed out when the new Z06 ran the second fastest Lightning Lap ever in Car and Driver’s competition.
But then that huge smile likely turned into sobs of disappointment when the same Z06 did not even finish (coming in dead last, obviously) in the Motor Trend Best Driver’s Car competition a few weeks later.
How could Chevy let such a thing happen, you may have asked yourself.
Continue reading “Chief Engineer Juechter Responds to Corvette Z06 DNF in Motor Trend Best Driver’s Car Test”
Not many of us will ever have the chance to see a super-rare L88 Corvette in person.
But thanks to “Muscle Car Video of the Week #117,” you can get the next best thing. Click on the link, and on your computer screen will pop up a 1968 Corvette with the legendary L88 427 engine.
Continue reading “[VIDEO] 1968 Corvette L88 from the Brothers Collection”
It’s happened again.
Motor Trend was provided with a Corvette Z06 to test and compare for the magazine’s annual Best Driver’s Car feature and once again the Corvette that Chevrolet provided for the test was not up to par. So much so that in the magazine article, Motor Trend ranked the car dead last with a DNF (did not finish).
Now there is video showing MT’s test driver Randy Pobst driving the Corvette Z06 at Monterey’s Laguna Seca Raceway as part of the review and you can see his reaction as the Corvette goes from world class sports car to dog in less than one lap.
Continue reading “[VIDEO] Corvette Z06 Breaks During Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car Test”
Don’t expect to see too many C7 Corvettes Z06s in professional drifting competitions anytime soon.
That’s the word from Sue Callaway, senior automotive editor at Time Inc.
Continue reading “[VIDEO] Fortune Magazine Shows How Hard It Is to Drift a Corvette Z06”
Kelley Blue Book is out with their review of the 2015 Corvette Z06 and the results are mixed. Actually, most of the review is very good news for Chevrolet as the car gets put through its paces and seems to deliver in every way. But at the end, we hear the overheating problem has reared its ugly head on what looks to be a mild 80 degree day in California.
Continue reading “[VIDEO] Kelley Blue Book Reviews the Red Hot Corvette Z06”