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Tuners & Exotic Vettes

Twin-Turbo Corvette Flips at 230 mph at the Texas Mile

When you see the enormity of this crash on video, its amazing that the driver not only lived, but walked away. With 1,400 awe-inspiring horsepower on tap, the Hinson Motorsports twin turbo Corvette Z06 was on its way to breaking speed records at the Texas Mile this weekend when the car left the runway at 230 mph, flipping once and coming to rest on its wheels in the grass.

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Canadian Tuner Unveils Impressive Gold Rush Corvette

by Keith Cornett on February 27, 2011

Canadian Tuner Unveils Impressive Gold Rush Corvette

Canada. The great white north. The country that brought us back bacon, Molson beer and Ron Fellows is also home to Elite Tuners of Canada (ETC) and their Gold Rush colored C6 Corvette. The tuning company made their first appearance at the 2011 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto last week with a display of two cars in front of the Chevrolet area. Dubbed the “Top Tuner 5″ project, the Corvette and its Chevy Cruze counterpart “Top Tuner 5.5″ turned a lot of heads with the race-inspired tuning projects.

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[PICS] Transformers 3 Corvette Stingray Convertible Seen on Flickr

The third and final installment of the Transformers movie franchise is slated to debut the summer of 2011. The new movie is officially titled The Dark of the Moon and the Corvette Stingray Concept will return as a convertible model for its role as the Autobot Sideswipe. As the movie shooting continues across the country, we occasionally get looks at the new Corvette Stingray Concept as well as the other cars in the movie.

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Custom 2008 Caravaggio Convertible Corvette Z06 for Sale

by Keith Cornett on January 11, 2011

Custom 2008 Caravaggio Convertible Corvette Z06 for Sale

Check out this custom 2008 convertible Corvette Z06 for sale by Canadian tuner John Caravaggio of Caravaggio Corvettes. This Z06 is John’s personal Corvette and he just posted it for sale on Corvette Forum. With only 15,000 miles on the clock, the Corvette features a variety of upgrades – the most obvious was taking the Z06 topless. You don’t see one of these everyday!

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[VIDEO] Twin-Turbo 2005 Corvette on the Dyno

by Keith Cornett on December 30, 2010

Twin-Turbo 2005 Corvette on the Dyno

Normally our “Corvettes on the dyno” posts are reserved for new models like when the Corvette ZR1 first became available. But this video of a twin-turbo 2005 Corvette on the dyno is just too good to pass up. Dallas Performance is the tuner who built this 1250 hp coupe and in addition to their horsepower-increasing skills, they are pretty darn good with a camera and editing program too.

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Hear the Rumble of the Corvette Z06x at Spring Mountain

In all the videos to come out of SEMA regarding the track ready Corvette Z06x concept, none captured the track ready car actually running. Pfadt Race Engineering’s Aaron Pfadt captured this video of the SEMA Corvette Z06x Concept when it was out at Spring Mountain for show and tell. Although the Corvette is just cruising the parking lot, you will hear the tell-tale exhaust note of a Corvette that’s ready to race.

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[VIDEO] Lingenfelter’s 710 hp Corvette ZR1 at SEMA

by Keith Cornett on November 22, 2010

Lingenfelter's 710 hp Corvette ZR1 at SEMA

Cliff Cohen, GM Performance Parts, is joined with Ken Lingenfelter of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering at Spring Mountain Motorsports park prior to the start of the 2010 SEMA show. Ken brought out a 710 hp Corvette ZR1 and discusses some of the parts and performance know-how that is being licensed from Lingenfelter to GM Performance Parts.

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The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals get underway in Chicago on Saturday and we’re betting one of the highlights of the weekend show will be the reunion of the legendary Baldwin-Motion Corvettes (and Camaro’s) with their creator, Joel “Mr.Motion” Rosen. In advance of tomorrow’s opening, here’s a quick video taken during today’s setup. Hit the jump for a few more photos.

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[VIDEO] 1963 E-ROD Corvette Grand Sport at SEMA

by Keith Cornett on November 17, 2010

[VIDEO] 1963 E-ROD Corvette Grand Sport at SEMA

Dr. Jamie Meyers from GM Performance Parts talks with Lance Stander from Superformance on the floor of the 2010 SEMA show. Lance discusses the officially GM-licensed Grand Sport continuation program which features GM Performance Part’s 556-hp supercharged E-ROD LSA.

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[VIDEO] The Rossi SixtySix Corvette Visits Jay Leno's Garage

The Rossi SixtySix and its designer David R paid a visit to Jay Leno’s garage for some quality time with the late night host. Longtime readers of CorvetteBlogger know of our affection for the retro-looking rebodied C6 that the Rossi SixtySix inspires. But now the SixtySix’s first real test comes from a passionate Corvette enthusiast whose collection focuses more on later model performance than classic midyear fiberglass.

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