So far, just about every new 2017 Corvette Grand Sport we’ve seen has had a stage two or stage three aerodynamics package. But today as select members of the Corvette team have picked up their individual 2017 captured test fleet cars from the factory, we came across one of the new Grand Sport coupes in base form.
The driver of a white Corvette came close to tragedy in Las Vegas on Tuesday morning but miraculously didn’t strike a bicyclist thrown in the path of his car after being hit by a red pickup.
The cyclist is in critical condition with brain and spine injuries, according to Sgt. Richard Strader of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Next up at the NCM Bash is our first look at a new color that was very much a surprise to us when we first saw it. The rumor mill suggested a very dark blue, but that never made much sense to us as the new Admiral Blue fills that role just fine. Instead, Chevy went light with the color and perhaps the best way to describe it is Silver Blue.
DETROIT (April 27, 2016) – Corvette Racing will wrap up its two-race swing on the West Coast at one of its most successful venues – Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for a two-hour sprint race near the Monterey coast. The Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix presented by Mazda is the team’s third race of the season and last before the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Although we haven’t confirmed it, we were told this Arctic White 2017 Corvette Grand Sport with the Heritage Package was parked earlier in in the spot reserved for Kai Spande, the manager of the Bowling Green Assembly Plant.
It’s one of the perks of managing the world’s only Corvette assembly plant and well, as Mel Brooks might say, it’s good to be the plant manager.
We always try to stay out of politics when it comes to Corvettes but sometimes in a crazy political season, it’s really hard to stay above the fray. Especially when folks are willing to dress up a $100,000+ Corvette Z06 in a candidate’s swag.
The last time there was a presidential race going on, the candidate with the politically-wrapped Corvette was Ron Paul. This year, it’s Bernie Sanders and a C7 Corvette Z06.
The National Corvette Museum kicks off its 2016 show season this week with the Michelin NCM Bash. It’s also the public’s first chance to see all of the newest Corvette options for the following model. We’ve already mentioned that there will be 2017 Grand Sports on hand plus we’ll get to see the 4 new colors joining the Corvette lineup.
It can’t hurt.
Corvette Racing will be among four IMSA factory GT Le Mans teams that will be able to get an early feel for the new Le Mans-spec Michelin tires during this weekend’s event in Monterey, the last race before Le Mans in June.