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WSJ: What Makes the Chevrolet Corvette Appealing?

by Mitch Talley on April 8, 2013

WSJ: What Makes the Chevrolet Corvette Appealing?

The Wall Street Journal takes a look at how it believes the Corvette – perhaps growing irrelevant during its long journey to some people (though certainly not to the legions of enthusiasts who worship the ground it rolls on) – has suddenly become cool again with the introduction of the C7.

WSJ says a strange thing has suddenly happened to Corvette on its 60-year-old trip to irrelevance for some: It became relevant again.

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[PICS] First Retail 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible Sells at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach for $1 Million

On Friday at 6 pm EST, the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible made its way to the center stage at the 2013 Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Palm Beach. Up for grabs was the right to buy the very first retail production Corvette Stingray Convertible when it becomes available later this year. In the front row sat Chevy dealer and NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick, who paid $1 million for first Stingray Coupe at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction in January.

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Mid America Motorworks Planning 60 Days of Corvettes to Celebrate the Mark's 60th Anniversary

It’s not every day that someone turns 60, and when that “someone” is the Chevrolet Corvette, everyone wants to get in on the action.

Mid America Motorworks, a long-time supporter of the Corvette, has already started the party for its favorite car, and you don’t even have to leave home to take part in the fun.

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Tenneco's Emissions Control Sytems Provide the 2014 Corvette Stingray's signature Sound

Just about everything about the upcoming 2014 Corvette Stingray seems to be preceded by the word “first.”

Now here’s yet another part of the seventh generation Corvette that’s leading the way for other cars.

The Corvette’s standard exhaust system will be the first vehicle to use Tenneco’s electrical valve technology for sound tuning to provide a unique signature sound when you drive this exciting beast.

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Corvette Designer Sought to put Distance Between C6 and C7 Corvette

The 2014 Corvette Stingray made its West Coast debut at the big 60th Anniversary Corvette Celebration at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles a couple of weekends ago, and there for the occasion were several Corvette notables, including designer Kirk Bennion.

Bennion took a few moments to talk with a reporter from the L.A. Times to discuss his efforts on what is just the seventh generation of the 60-year-old sports car.

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[VIDEO] GM Design Director Tom Peters Defends the 2014 Corvette Stingray's Tail Lights

Editor’s note: We posted this video from our new CorvetteVideos.TV website onto our Facebook page Saturday night. The video generated a lot of comments about the direction of the new Corvettes rear end design so we wanted to share it with our non-facebook friends as well.


For months now, the Internet has been abuzz over the rear end of the seventh-generation Corvette.

Some old-timers have made no secret that they don’t care much for the move away from the traditional round tail lamps that have been on the Corvette since 1963 (though some C4s had rectangular lights and the C5 had ovals).

Tom Peters, design director for the 2014 Corvette Stingray, recently took a few moments to talk with Autoweek to explain his team’s thinking as they designed the rear of the car.

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Corvette Z06 Owner Survives Horrific Crash on the 405 in California
Photo Credit: Los Angeles Fire Department

The Corvette Z06 may not look like much to you after this accident in California, but to the lucky driver who survived this horrific crash, it looks mighty beautiful, no doubt.

On Monday, he was driving his C6 Corvette on the southbound 405 Freeway in Sepulveda Pass when he somehow rammed into the back of a box truck and was stuck.

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Car and Driver: Supercharger Boost Gauge Spotted During C7 Corvette Photoshoot

Chevy hasn’t been forthcoming about what, if any, tricks are up its sleeve to increase the horsepower in future renditions of the C7.

We’ve been left to hope that the much beloved Z06 and ZR1 will live on in the new generation of the Corvette.

Now comes a little more hope for at least a ZR1, thanks to a photo taken by Car and Driver as the Stingray convertible prepared to make its debut in Geneva this week. The magazine reports that a close examination of photos after returning to the office reveals a PSI gauge in the instrument cluster of the subject convertible that is similar to the one in the current supercharged C6 ZR1.

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Consumer Reports Names the Corvette Z06 as the Best Car in Chevrolet's Lineup

Chevrolet got some good news and some bad from Consumer Reports in its annual Car Brand Perception survey.

In the survey, Consumer Reports lists each automaker’s highest-rated vehicle – and its lowest-rated.

Fortunately for Corvette fans, the Z06 was Chevy’s highest rated with a score of 92.

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[PIC] First View of the 2014 Corvette Stingray with an Automatic Transmission

While many consider it blasphemy for a sports car to come with anything other than a manual transmission, Corvette owners year after year have professed their love for the six speed paddle shift autos. So it’s only fitting that we show the first pic of the 2014 Corvette Stingray’s interior with the automatic transmission and paddleshifters on the steering wheel.

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