Over the years, we’ve done a series of articles featuring cars getting Corvette engines but this VW Beetle build goes way beyond a simple engine swap. The custom build recently make the rounds online after being offered for sale on eBay.
GM has released the Corvette sales report for April 2016. Chevrolet sold 3,142 Corvettes last month. Although it was the highest sales total so far this year as well as going back to May 2015, sales were down -9.4% compared to April’s sales last year which saw 3,469 new Corvettes delivered.
For the Calendar Year to Date, Chevrolet has delivered 9,512 Corvettes vs the 11,986 Corvettes sold during the same time last year, a difference of -20.6%.
It didn’t take long for Callaway Competition to pick up its first victory with the #77 Roller/Valvoline Corvette C7 GT3-R.
The initial win came at the Sachsenring in Saxony, Germany, on Sunday, May 1 in just the second weekend of the ADAC GT Masters season.
Piloting the Callaway Corvette to victory were German driver Daniel Keilwitz and Frenchman Jules Gounon.’
When production of the C7 Corvette Z06 first started, the supercharged 650-horsepower LT4 engine was being assembled in two different locations. The Performance Build Center inside the factory was hand-assembling the LT4 but as Z06 sales were outpacing the PBC’s engine-building capacity, LT4s were also being sent to the Bowling Green Assembly Plant from GM’s Tonawanda powertrain facility in New York to make up the difference.
Now, thanks to the efforts of new plant manager Kai Spande, we are pleased to hear that all Corvette Z06 LT4 engines are now being assembled by hand inside the Performance Build Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles and Corvette Exterior Design Manager Kirk Bennion hosted the annual “What’s New For Corvette” seminar at the NCM Bash this year while Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter was out on the west coast with Corvette Racing in Monterey.
This was a different kind of Bash presentation than previous years as most of the major announcements were already known as the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport was revealed a month earlier at Geneva while the four new colors and some new options were confirmed in the 2017 Corvette Order Guide which was made available earlier in the week.
That being said, it’s always great to have members of the Corvette Team around to ask question and gain insight on the new models and we took full advantage of it during the bash.
Watch this horrific crash and you’ll be amazed to find out that the driver made it through alive and with only minor injuries!
The driver of this Little Red Corvette might be singing the blues after being arrested Friday morning for reckless driving in Kansas City, Mo.
MONTEREY, Calif. (May 1, 2016) – Corvette Racing ended its early-season IMSA campaign with fourth- and seventh-place finishes in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class in the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix, results that were good enough for America’s premier GT racing team and Chevrolet to retain their Driver, Manufacturer and Team points lead heading to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
For weeks now, enthusiasts have known that the legendary Grand Sport moniker would be returning to the Corvette lineup in 2017.
We just didn’t know how much the newest model of the C7 would sticker for.
Now we do.