Fitting nicely into our recent theme of green Corvettes comes this video from somewhere in Europe featuring a Corvette Z06 powered by natural gas. The oval track was measured at 400 feet in circumference and our hero in the lime-green Z06 drifted 25 complete rotations for a total of 9,925 feet. The previous record is mentioned in the video at 6,285 feet.
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Oliver Gavin Olivier Beretta takes the #4 Corvette ZR1 C6.R for a spin around the damp track at Mid-Ohio during Tuesday’s testing session. You are going to want to turn this up!
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Bondurant School of High Performance Driving
Since the early eighties, Corvette America has been churning out reproduction door panels for the Corvette. Today they manufacture the highest quality panels for 1956-1996 Corvettes and replacement door panels for the 1997-2004 C5 Corvettes are currently in development. Here is another video from their manufacturing plant based in Reedsville, PA that goes behind the scenes to show you how quality replacement door panels for America’s sports car are made.
Earlier this month, GM set the automotive world ablaze with news of the Build Your Engine experience for Corvette Z06 and ZR1 buyers. Tomorrow, GM is giving you a chance to chat directly with a couple of the guys from Wixom’s Performance Build Center where the LS7 and LS9 engines are assembled.
Corvette America has been making seat covers for America’s Sports car since 1982. Today, their US-based manufacturing plant turns out vinyl and leather seat covers in stock and custom colors for 1959-2004 Corvettes. Check out this great behind-the-scenes video that shows how they are made.
This picture and the accompanying video pretty much sums up Corvette Racing’s chances to compete for the ALMS Championship this season. Johnny O’Connell was driving the first stint in the #3 Corvette C6.R at the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park when contact was made with the #88 GTC Porsche. The resulting damage knocked the Corvette out of the race.
It seems that Corvette Racing can’t get a break this season and the cloud of bad luck followed the team to Connecticut this Saturday for the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. Olivier Beretta was assessed a stop-and-go penalty for blocking during a heated battle with the two BMWs which surprised many watchers including the SPEED commentators. For a minute it appeared that Beretta would refuse to come in, but eventually he let the BMWs go past and entered Pit road on his third circuit following the call.
Hot Rod Magazine has a feature coming out later this year in which they take a C4 Corvette and show you how to make it outrun a new Corvette for dirt cheap. To help promote the story, they released a teaser vid on the Corvette Forum which shows the hot rod staff literally tearing and cutting apart a 1985 Corvette. Big mistake according to the C4 Corvette owners who have chimed in against the gratuitous destruction of their favorite sports car.
Here’s the seventh segment in Corvette Racing’s Track to Street series, highlighting the fan experience at the 24 Hours of Le Mans event. In this episode, the Corvette Racing team offers a glimpse of what happens off the track, as there’s much more than initially meets the eye. Take a look, and put yourself in the shoes of the many fans who travel far and wide to witness the historical race.
The best and closest look yet at the new topless Corvette Stingray Concept comes from this cell video which captured Sideswipe in alt-mode on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue during filming of Transformers 3. As the Corvette concept passes a group of onlookers, they collectively gasped as the distinctive Corvette V8 sound rumbled from the stingray’s tailpipes.