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Rumors & Innuendo

[VIDEO] GM's Akerson Comments on 'Top Secret, Revamped' C7 Corvette

It was in 2009 that GM relauched the Chevy Camaro and it today its one of the most popular cars in its segment.

GM’s Chairman Daniel Akerson was asked in an intervew by Kathleen Walter of Newsmax.tv if GM is planning any other relaunches of popular models. Akerson responded by saying, “Not in the intermediate near term, I don’t think so.” But then the Chairman and CEO added the following about the 2014 C7 Corvette:

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Dealer Refused to Sell Corvette to Man with Cancer

by Mitch Talley on April 11, 2012

[VIDEO] Helicopter Crashes While Filming Corvette ZR1 Stunt for Top Gear Korea

Our friends are Jalopnik.com recently shared a tale that should make every Corvette owner’s blood boil with anger and sadness.

One of Jalopnik’s commenters sent in a tale about a dying man with face cancer who was denied the chance to buy his dream car – a new Corvette – by a rude dealership that didn’t think he could afford it, despite the fact that he had the cash.

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Motor Trend Predicts the C7 Corvette Model Rollouts

by Keith Cornett on March 27, 2012

Motor Trend Predicts the C7 Corvette Model Rollouts

During the rollout out of the C6 in 2005, Chevy introduced just the base coupe and convertible models with the performance-laden Z06 coming a year later in 2006. When Chevrolet introduces the C7 Corvette next year, the speculation is that we’ll initially have just two models to choose from – the standard Coupe and Convertible – while the upgraded Grand Sports, Z06 and ZR1 performance models will arrive at a later date. Now Motor Trend has weighed in with their predictions of just exactly when we can expect to see the various Corvettes appear in C7 form.

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C7 Corvette Illustration on Cover of Car and Driver's April 2012 Magazine

Here is the cover of Car and Driver’s April 2012 Corvette where they name the 2014 Chevy Corvette as one of 25 Cars Worth Waiting For. The C7 Corvette illustration shown on the cover looks to be nearly identical to infamous Jalopnik renderings from last November.

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[POLL] Should Corvette Split off from Chevrolet?

by Mitch Talley on March 1, 2012

[POLL] Should Corvette Split off from Chevrolet?

Chevrolet without Corvette?

Sounds like coffee without cream to some folks, but believe it or not, at the turn of the century, General Motors was apparently considering the possibility of making Corvette a brand of its own, according to the recent recollections of Rick Kranz, product editor for Automotive News.

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New Midnight Race Blue Color Option Coming to the 2013 Corvette

As we get closer to end of the end of the 2012 model year Corvette, details on the 2013 Corvette are still emerging. One of those details is that a new shade of blue will be coming to the 2013 Corvette and its name is “Midnight Race Blue”.

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[VIDEO] Whistleblower Raises Questions on Corvette Dream Giveaway Charity

You’ve probably seen the ubiquitous flyers about the Kids Wish Network, which for years has raffled off a pair of Corvettes (usually a “Hero” edition ZR1 and a classic Midyear) to raise money to grant the wishes of dying and sick children.

Now a Tampa TV station alleges that the Florida-based kids’ charity organization is spending only 12 cents of every dollar it raises to actually grant those wishes.

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[VIDEO] C7 Corvette Captured on Spy Video

by Keith Cornett on February 3, 2012

Spy photographers have once again caught up with the 2014 C7 Corvette as it’s undergoing cold weather testing in Ontario, Canada. Instead of just pictures, we have video of what appears to be two C7 prototypes testing in the cold and one segment of tape actually captures the exhaust note coming from the engine.

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GM to Offer Another Mystery Corvette at Barrett-Jackson?

by Guest Contributor on January 3, 2012

GM to Offer Another Mystery Corvette at Barrett-Jackson?

Article contributed by Dave Salvatore / Kerbeck Corvette

Lot# 3040… It doesn’t sound like much but you never can tell.

While looking through the lists of cars going through the Barrett-Jackson auction next week, I saw a big Chevrolet Bowtie where there should be a picture of a car for Lot# 3040. This, of course, got my attention right away so I had to read further…

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[RUMORS] Garcia Gets Full Time Ride at Corvette Racing; Beretta Could Be Out

Over the last few days, we’ve been on the receiving end of some pretty interesting rumors regarding Corvette Racing. About this time every year, Fehan and the team review their driver lineups for the coming season and decisions are made on which drivers will be offered full time rides vs the part time endurance races. What we’ve been hearing so far is that Antonio Garcia will become a full-time driver for the Corvette Racing team. Multiple unconfirmed reports are listing Olivier Beretta as the driver that Garcia will be replacing.

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