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Great Automotive Rivalries: 911 vs. Corvette

by Mitch Talley on March 8, 2013

Great Automotive Rivalries: 911 vs. Corvette

Corvettes and 911s have been going up against each other for decades, but the rivalry really is more for bragging rights rather than trying to win one side over to the other.

Really, you Corvette owners out there, would you trade your ’Vette for any Porsche? And vice versa.

Still, the automotive world has turned the two cars into serious competitors over the years. CarBuzz.com recently took a trip down Memory Lane and reflected on the long-running battle.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles Featured on Faces of GM

You couldn’t blame Harlan Charles for pinching himself every now and then, just to make sure he’s not dreaming.

As a child, he loved reading the sports car books that his father would bring to him from Europe.

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[PICS] Watch this Animated Corvette Stingray Convertible Top Go Up and Down

When you drop the top on the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible, there’s no denying that this new sports car is all Corvette. We especially like the dual black accent panels on the rear deck behind the seat backs. Returning from the C6 Corvette is the sports car’s signature “waterfall” design which brings the exterior into the interior between the two seats.

Following the reveal of the Stingray Convertible early Tuesday morning in Geneva, Chevrolet has added to its collection of official Corvette Stingray Convertible photos and one of the images includes this animated gif of the top going up and down.

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Corvette Z06 Owner Survives Horrific Crash on the 405 in California
Photo Credit: Los Angeles Fire Department

The Corvette Z06 may not look like much to you after this accident in California, but to the lucky driver who survived this horrific crash, it looks mighty beautiful, no doubt.

On Monday, he was driving his C6 Corvette on the southbound 405 Freeway in Sepulveda Pass when he somehow rammed into the back of a box truck and was stuck.

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Corvette Stingray Still Faces a Tough Road for Sales in Europe

Chevrolet has been trying for generations to sell Corvettes in Europe, but no matter how good the C5 and C6 were, they didn’t seem to hit it off with overseas buyers – at least in large numbers.

With the much-improved seventh-generation Stingray, Chevy obviously feels it has done its homework and has turned the C7 into a true world-class sports car, complete with a sophisticated and classy interior.

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2014 Corvette Stingray to Appear at Amelia Island This Weekend

Like any popular rock star, the 2014 Corvette is on tour to showcase its latest release. After last weekend’s West Coast stop at the Petersen Automotive Museum, the C7 Corvette will be heading to the East Coast were it will be shown at the prestigious Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Florida on March 8th – 10th. This year’s show will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1963 Sting Ray in addition to showing off the new 7th generation Corvette.

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[ACCIDENT] Corvette Z06 Collides with Motorcycle in New Jersey
Photo Credit: Kevin R. Wexler/NorthJersey.com

Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to be a hurry, especially when a race ends in a crash and charges being filed by police against both competitors.

That was the case Sunday when a Yamaha motorcycle and a yellow 2006 Corvette Z06 were allegedly racing on Route 80 west in Hackensack, N.J., and collided after they merged into the center lane at the same time. Guess you could say the race ended in a tie, huh?

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1993 Lister Corvette Convertible Heading to Mecum Houston

In the early 1990′s Callaway pretty much owned the Corvette tuner market thanks in part due to their RPO B2K option offered by GM. To compete with the boys from Old Lyme, Lister of North America built a select number of Corvettes to challenge Callaway’s dominance. Coming up in April, you’ve got a chance to own the very first Lister Corvette produced at Mecum’s Houston auction.

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New 968 HP Ferrari Unveiled at Geneva – Corvette Better Get Busy!
The new “La Ferrari” unveiled at Geneva. Photo by Georgia Chapman

Ferrari has just unveiled its newest “supercar”, LaFerrari, at the Geneva Auto Show. This is the same show that the C7 Corvette convertible will be introduced. The new Ferrari is powered by a V12 engine that produces 800 HP and is supplemented by and electric motor which adds another 163 HP bringing the total to a staggering 963 HP. LaFerrari, which means “The Ferrari” in Italian, is their first gasoline electric hybrid model.

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Car and Driver: Supercharger Boost Gauge Spotted During C7 Corvette Photoshoot

Chevy hasn’t been forthcoming about what, if any, tricks are up its sleeve to increase the horsepower in future renditions of the C7.

We’ve been left to hope that the much beloved Z06 and ZR1 will live on in the new generation of the Corvette.

Now comes a little more hope for at least a ZR1, thanks to a photo taken by Car and Driver as the Stingray convertible prepared to make its debut in Geneva this week. The magazine reports that a close examination of photos after returning to the office reveals a PSI gauge in the instrument cluster of the subject convertible that is similar to the one in the current supercharged C6 ZR1.

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