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Tuners & Exotic Vettes

[VIDEO] Hand Built Falcon F7 Powered by the Z06 Corvette's LS7 V8 Engine

Article contributed by Mitch Talley

A new supercar with a Z06 LS7 motor and suspension components borrowed from a Corvette could be on the market later this year. Falcon, the Michigan company that builds bodykits and other mods for the Dodge Viper, announced a couple of years ago at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show that it would be building a supercar in limited numbers (just 15 cars a year).

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Rare Corvette Prototype Heading to 2012 Ameila Island Concours

Amelia Island’s Concours d’Elegance is renowned for bringing unique and rare cars together and this year will be no exception as the rear-engined experimental Corvette XP-819 will be displayed on the grounds of the Ritz Carlton in Northeast Florida during the weekend of March 9-11, 2012.

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Corvettes on Craiglist: 1969 Finovette by George Barris

by Keith Cornett on January 2, 2012

Corvettes on Craiglist: 1969 FinoVette by George Barris

For sale on Craigslist is a George Barris custom creation built from a 1969 Corvette. The story goes that Barris was commissioned to the build the car for Bobby Rautbord, the off-shore boat racing champion who won the 1972 World Cup. The boat that Rautbord won the World Cup with was called the Fino #18 and so Barris named the creation the “Finovette”.

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[VIDEO] Heavy Acceleration in a 1500 hp Twin-Turbo C6 Corvette

Want to see what extreme acceleration looks like? In the latest video from High Tech Corvette, the crew filmed a twin-turbo Corvette C6 boasting over 1,500 horses cruising down the highway. When the driver drops the hammer, this C6 Corvette leaps from 50 mph to over 170 mph in just seconds.

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[VIDEO] LMR Claims Title as World’s Fastest Corvette ZR1

by Keith Cornett on December 19, 2011

[VIDEO] LMR Claims Title as World's Fastest Corvette ZR1

It was back in May that we brought you the news of Late Model Racecraft’s 1500 hp twin turbo Corvette ZR1 that ran 231 mph at the Texas Mile to claim the title as World’s Fastest Corvette in the Standing Mile. Not content to rest on their laurels, the Houston-based tuner has turned some wrenches on another Corvette ZR1 which they claim is now the fastest Corvette ZR1 in the world!

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Florida Man Creates Electric C3 Corvette

by Steve Burns on December 12, 2011

Florida Man Creates Electric C3 Corvette

Wow. That’s all we could say when we first arrived at the Gearbox Magazine showcasing Keith Stegath’s crazy C3 project. What started life as a basic 1976 Corvette is in the process of being converted into an electric powered street machine.

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Keeping it Clean: SS Vette’s Wicked Widebody

by Guest Contributor on November 24, 2011

Keeping it Clean: SS Vette's Wicked Widebody

Article and Pictures contributed by Jason Giacchina / Corvette Forum

When it comes to the Corvette, custom looks can range from subtly menacing to downright gaudy. Fortunately companies like SS Vette fall firmly in the former category. As a result, even in this topsy-turvy economy, the company remains strong with an ever-expanding catalog of Vette parts and a presence at this year’s SEMA show.

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MCACN 2011: Motion Maco Corvette Unveiling

by Steve Burns on November 23, 2011

MCACN 2011: Motion Maco Corvette Unveiling

If you follow us on Facebook,you saw us give you a sneak peak at this car last Saturday. Purchased from “Mr. Motion” Joel Rosen about 10 years ago, it recently completed a very lengthy, very thorough, and (we imagine) a very expensive restoration. It was unveiled for the very first time last weekend at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Chicago by the current owner Dan McMichael, Joel Rosen, and Martyn Schorr. You can check out some more photos its debut after the break.

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SEMA 2011: The George Barris Bat Ray Corvette

by Keith Cornett on November 3, 2011

SEMA 2011: The George Barris Bat Ray Corvette

Known to auto enthusiasts worldwide for his outlandish custom car creations for such TV shows as The Munsters, Beverly Hillbillies, Knightrider and most notably, the Batmobile for Batman and Robin, George Barris has recently focused his talents on a another “bat themed” custom design and a 2005 Corvette was his canvas.

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SEMA 2011: 1959 Corvette ZR59 Concept

by Keith Cornett on November 1, 2011

SEMA 2011: 1959 Corvette ZR59

There are some nice custom show cars at the SEMA automotive convention in Las Vegas and then there is the 1959 Corvette ZR59 on display at the Wilwood Disc Brakes booth. Starting as a humble 1959 Corvette, the ZR59 now boasts modern supercar performance without losing the original distinctive look of a C1 roadster.

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