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Rumors & Innuendo

The Rumor Mill Heats Up Again with Talk of a Mid-Engine ZR1 Corvette

If you’ve been following Corvettes for sometime, you are probably aware of the oft-repeated rumor will basically goes like this: The next generation Corvette will feature a mid-engine design. As in the engine goes behind the seats, but in front of the rear axle.

Motor Trend came out yesterday with a “hot scoop” saying they have multiple sources that tell them that Chevrolet is indeed working on the next version of the Corvette ZR1 and that it will be mid-engined. Not only that, but the C8 Corvette will also feature a mid-engine design as well.

We’ve seen this time and again, so what makes this time any different than previous mid-engine design rumors?

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GM Trademarks the Iconic Name of Corvette's First Chief Engineer 'Zora'

Has General Motors got something in the works to pay homage to Corvette’s first Chief Engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov? Earlier this month, the automaker filed a trademark application for “Zora” under the category of “Vehicles and Products for locomotion by land, air or water”. Could a future special or namesake edition Corvette be in the works?

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GM's Reuss Confirms the C8 Corvette is Already in Development

During an event last week to promote the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, General Motors global product manager Mark Reuss addressed the crowd and talked about some of the issues facing the automaker in the wake of a series of recalls and an ongoing investigation into faulty ignition switches.

Being the Global Product Manager, Reuss also made a few comments about the future of the Corvette that will make any crossed-flags fan happy.

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Debunking a Stupid Rumor about a Special Series of 2014 C6 corvette ZR1s

Checking the news this morning after a long weekend, I found this story on AutoSpies.com proclaiming that Chevrolet isn’t quite done with the C6 generation ZR1 yet. For 2014 and 2015, Chevy will still be offering not only the ZR1 in C6 form, but a special edition that’s been modified to run a 0-60 mph in 2.65 seconds and has a quarter mile time of 9.7 seconds at 140.2 mph.

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Is This Vice President Joe Biden's New Corvette Stingray?

Auto Evolution is running a photo of a Velocity Yellow Corvette Stingray on the back of a rollback truck that it reports could be on its way to Vice President Joe Biden.

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Chevrolet to Introduce New C7 Corvette Variant at New York Auto Show

Just when we thought we had the 2015 Corvette model lineup set after the introduction the high performance Z06 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January, a report from Autoblog on Friday suggesting a new C7 Corvette variant will be introduced at the New York Auto Show has certainly raised our interest.

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2015 Corvette Stingray Will Get the New Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission

This morning, General Motors put an end to speculation that the new 8L90 Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission would not make it into the base C7 Corvette next year by announcing the availability of the new high performance automatic for the 2015 Corvette Stingray.

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New Eight-Speed Auto Transmission Could Boost Corvette Stingray to 30 MPG highway

Who would have thought there would ever be a time when we’d be talking about great fuel economy with a high-performance car with an automatic transmission?

But these aren’t ordinary times, at least when it comes to the seventh-generation Corvette.

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[VIDEO] Early 2014 Corvette Production Stats from Harlan Charles
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The Corvette Stingray has been in production since August 2013 and thousands of new C7s have already found their way to customers. At the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles was asked about providing some production stats for the new Stingray and he happily obliged.

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REPORT: 2015 Corvette Stingray Will Not Get Eight-Speed Auto Transmission

Those Corvette enthusiasts who are thinking of holding out for a 2015 Stingray to get the new eight-speed automatic transmission might want to rethink that position.

The new transmission may be available at first only in the 2015 Corvette Z06, according to chief engineer Tadge Juechter.

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