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Tuners & Exotic Vettes

1963 Custom Corvette Built by George Barris to be Shown at Carlisle

Each August Corvettes at Carlisle features some of the best Corvettes in the country. Thousands of patrons flock to eastern Pennsylvania to overdose on all things Corvette. One of the main attractions this year will be a rarely seen 1963 Corvette coupe which was modified by custom car guru, George Barris just after it was delivered new.

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Unholy Engine Swap: Corvette Z06 Gets a 1.8L from Honda

by Mitch Talley on February 4, 2013

Unholy Engine Swap: Corvette Z06 Gets a 1.8L from Honda

Well, this is reverse technology if we ever heard it.

Everyone knows that Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Jeuchter says they stuck with a big, bad V8 motor in the Corvette because it delivered better fuel economy with the new Active Fuel Management system that shuts down half of the motor when appropriate than a smaller motor was able to do.

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Japanese Tuner RK Design Shows Off Custom ZR1 Corvette

by Mitch Talley on January 30, 2013

Japanese Tuner RK Design Shows off Custom ZR1 Corvette

The C6 Corvette ZR1 may be in its closing months of production, but that doesn’t mean it still doesn’t have some life left in it.

For example, a few days ago, Japanese tuning house RK Design unveiled a custom ZR1 for the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon.

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Milwaukee's Bennett Coachworks Creates the ZR1-Based 860hp Corvette ZX-1

If an “ordinary” ZR1 isn’t enough for you, you might want to check out this ZX-1 that’s been hopped up to a whopping 860-hp by Bennett Coachworks out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

This particular monster pictured at Automobile Magazine will be displayed in the lobby of Brembo’s North American headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan before its new owner – Datanational Corp. CEO Paul Greenstone – takes possession.

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German Tuner GeigerCars’ 730hp Corvette ZR1

by Mitch Talley on November 29, 2012

German Tuner GeigerCars' 730hp Corvette ZR1

German tuners GeigerCars has made a reputation building some outrageous special editions from American cars, including Corvettes, Camaros and Chargers.

But quality work doesn’t come with a cheap price tag.

This special Corvette ZR1 pumps out 730-hp, but GeigerCars says it is completely streetworthy.

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DVR Alert: Callaway Corvettes on MotorWeek

by Steve Burns on November 15, 2012

DVR Alert: Callaway Corvettes on MotorWeek

TV’s longest running automotive series, MotorWeek, will feature 2 Callaway Corvettes on an episode debuting this week on PBS stations. The show will subsequently air on the Velocity and SPEED networks. Tune in to see the MotorWeek crew put a 25th anniversary SC620 and a SC652 427 Convertible through their paces.

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Corvettes For Sale: 1982 Corvette Caballista

by Steve Burns on November 7, 2012

Corvettes For Sale: 1982 Corvette Caballista

In the late 1970′s the 3rd generation Corvette was languishing thanks to an aging platform and new government emissions and fuel economy requirements. Eager gearheads would do just about anything to make their ride stand out from the crowd. Enter customizer Les Dunham and the Corvette Caballista. His Dunham Coach Motor Car Company built just 50 Caballistas between 1977 and 1982. The example seen here is a later model based on 1982 Collector Edition Corvette.

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[VIDEO] Project Sacrilege: World's First Automatic Corvette ZR1

Really high performance sports cars like the Corvette ZR1 and Z06 always seem to come only with six-speed transmissions.

But not anymore.

On a forum post on Camaro5.com earlier this week, Howard Tanner, owner of Redline Motorsports, which bills itself as South Florida’s premier EFI performance shop, announced that his crew has been working hard to develop the world’s first ZR1 Corvette with an automatic transmission.

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Jeff Cleary's 1967 LS7 Corvette Ready for the OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational

So who’s your pick for America’s Ultimate Street Car?

One possible contender for the title at this year’s highly anticipated OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational coming up in less than a month is this awesome 1967 Corvette owned by Jeff Cleary, whose creation has been featured on the cover of prominent magazines for years.

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Corvettes on eBay: The World’s Fastest Street Legal Drag Car

We’ve featured a lot of fast and powerful Corvettes here on CorvetteBlogger.com. Way back in 2009 we first told you about Rod Saboury’s wicked street legal 1963 Corvette drag car. The 2,600 horsepower (no, that’s not a typo) monster will run the quarter mile in a scant 6.75 seconds. That’s just about how long it took the car to earn the title of the World’s Fastest Street Legal Car. If you’re looking for something to drive 1 kid to school, make an ice cream run, or just take a brief ¼ mile drive you’re in luck as the car is currently for sale on eBay.

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