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Tuners & Exotic Vettes

Corvette-Powered Laraki Motors Epitome Concept at Pebble Beach 2013
Photo Credit: Drew Phillips/AOL

Well, if you’ve been thinking about hopping up your C6 and wondered if the chassis could handle more horsepower, then look no further than the amazing Laraki Motors Epitome Concept that wowed the crowds at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance last weekend.

If you’re rich enough, you can build a car and then name it after yourself, which is apparently what Abdesslam Laraki, a yachting industry mogul, did.

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[VIDEO] Rossi 66 at the 2013 Woodward Dream Cruise

by Keith Cornett on August 21, 2013

Via CorvetteVideos.TV

It’s been a while since we’ve had a Rossi 66 sighting, but here is a Pearl White Rossi 66 cruising Woodward Blvd in Detroit during August 2013′s DreamCruise.

Although the concept for the Rossi appeared first back in 2008, it took another two years for an actual car to be built. We believe this is the same Rossi 66 (or SixtySix) that made its debut at the EyesOn Design benefit in Detroit during the summer of 2010.

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Callaway Cars Shows Off New Hood Design for the 2014 Callaway Corvette Stingray

Last week we shared details of Callaway’s engineers successfully supercharging the first direct injected engine in the Gen 5 family from General Motors. The work that was done included the install of an Eaton TVS Supercharger onto a 2014 5.3L Silverado truck. In addition to the hardware, Callaway’s engineers worked on the calibration with the electronic powertrain management system which includes Direct Injection, Variable Valve Timing and Active Fuel Management.

This work has given Callaway a jump on the competition as it prepares to offer a Callaway-engineered 2014 Corvette Stingray. But not all work is being done under the hood. Callaway has always offered their own hood treatment for the Callaway-tuned Corvettes as the supercharger requires additional headroom. In advance of Corvettes at Carlisle, Callaway is showing a sneak preview of how that new hood will look.

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Callaway First to Supercharge the 2014 Chevrolet Silvarado's Eco-Tec Engine; C7 Corvette Stingray Next

There’s no doubt that the new Gen 5 Small block engines found in the Corvette Stingray and the Chevrolet Silverado are the most technologically advanced engines that Chevrolet has ever built. But concerns about some of the new fuel savers like direct injection, variable valve timing and the active fuel management means that tuners will have the step up their game to unlock the hidden power the LT1 is capable of providing.

Although many tuners are already promoting their packages for LT1 upgrades, only Callaway has demonstrated the ability to actually supercharge an engine in the “Eco-Tec” family by installing an Eaton TVS Supercharger on a 2014 5.3L Silverado.

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[PIC] C6 Callaway Corvette Grand Sport Gets the Boot in Denver

We found this picture on Facebook of a Callaway Corvette Grand Sport that got double-booted in downtown Denver. We shared it on our page, but it’s too good not post here.

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Callaway to Build C7-Based FIA GT3 Corvettes

by Mitch Talley on July 25, 2013

Callaway to Build FIA GT3 Corvettes

Callaway Competition GmbH, the German-based segment of Callaway Cars, has been chosen to develop the new Corvette C7 into a GT3-class race car and submit it for homologation from the FIA.

Original equipment manufacturers like Chevrolet have to authorize specialists like Callaway to submit the homologation forms needed to allow their version of the car to be the one allowed in FIA competition.

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Corvette-Powered Sin R1 Supercar Makes Its Debut at Goodwood

Some may say the 1960s and 1970s were the Golden Age of the muscle car.

But the figures that we keep hearing from cars of today make us think that THIS is the Golden Age for horsepower-craving enthusiasts.

Take, for example, one car you may never even have heard of – the Sin R1, which claims to deliver 0 to 60 times of 2.5 seconds with its 6.2-liter LS3 V8 borrowed from the C6 Corvette.

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Hennessey Details 2014 Corvette Stingray Upgrades

by Mitch Talley on July 16, 2013

Hennessey Details 2014 Corvette Stingray Upgrades

If you want to be the first kid on your block to have a pumped-up Corvette Stingray, you might want to call John Hennessey and his team in Texas right now.

Hennessey Performance announced its upgrade program for the seventh-generation Corvette on Monday morning, and it’s a wild one.

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Monterey Motorsports Reunion to Feature the Corvette Grand Sport Racers

Some special “guests” will help Corvette celebrate its 60th anniversary at the Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in August.

The reunion, set for August 16-18, will feature two and perhaps even three of the legendary Corvette Grand Sport models from the 1960s.

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Redline Motorsports Preparing Adrenaline Rush Package for the C7 Corvette Stingray

The 2014 Corvette Stingray has only been out for a number of months now. While its been shown exclusively by Chevrolet at select events, that hasn’t stopped tuners from letting their imaginations run wild with future plans to mod the seventh gen sports car.

South Florida based tuner Redline Motorsports has recently announced their plans to upgrade the new Corvette Stingray’s body and LT1 power plant with a package of enhancements they are calling the Adrenaline Rush C7 package.

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