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Chevrolet Shows Off New Z06 Concept Parts for the Corvette Stingray at SEMA

The figures for the soon-to-be-on-the-road-and-track 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 are astounding.

Like going from 0 to 60 in 2.95 seconds with the new optional eight-speed automatic transmission and 3.2 seconds with the standard seven-speed manual.

Like covering the quarter-mile in 10.95 seconds with the automatic and 11.2 seconds with the manual.

But Chevrolet Performance is ready to gear it up a notch or two further for “ordinary” Stingray owners, with several aero, chassis, and suspension concept parts from the Z06 on display at the SEMA show in Las Vegas.

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[PICS] The Paul Stanley 2015 Corvette Stingray Concept at SEMA

As a founding member of the legendary rock group KISS, Paul Stanley is use to dressing up and being the front man for his band. Now he’s dressing up another legendary pop-culture icon: the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

His personalized vision of the Stingray debuted this week along with Jimmie Johnson’s 1971 Corvette LT1 Concept at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

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Mid America Motorworks Offering Free Shipping on Corvette Steering Wheels

Mid America Motorworks has a special this week on Corvette Steering Wheels. Save today and get FREE SHIPPING in the continental US! Offer expires on 11/10/2014. Some restrictions apply.

Visit Mid America Motorworks at www.mamotorworks.com/corvette/.

 

1964 Fuel Injected Corvette Garage Find

by Mitch Talley on November 6, 2014

1964 Fuel Injected Corvette Garage Find

Here’s a garage find C2 Sting Ray with an interesting past.

After being driven sporadically by the owners for a couple of years, this 1964 Corvette coupe has been sitting in a garage on jack stands since sometime in early 1973. The long-time owner died earlier this summer, and the car was dug out from the garage and sent all the way across the country to a fellow named Rick F on the West Coast.

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1986 'Sucker Vette' Donated to the National Corvette Museum

We first told you about the 1986 ChEaparral J2J ‘Sucker Vette’ back in 2008 when it was part of the $2007 Grassroots Motorsports Challenge.

To refresh your memory, the Sucker Vette was the result of 3,000 hours of hard work by a group of Proctor & Gamble engineers. To compete in the $2007 Grassroots Motorsports Challenge, participants had to build a car for less than $2007, then use it in a series of competitions.

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[PICS] The 1971 Jimmie Johnson LT1 Corvette Concept at SEMA

For this year’s SEMA Show, Chevrolet collaborated with NASCAR racer Jimmie Johnson to personalize a classic 1971 Corvette which would feature a new LT1 crate engine from Chevrolet Performance as well as updates to the interior and exterior.

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Manchester United Players Spurning Free Corvettes and Camaros?
Photo Credit: nefkens-opel.nl

Maybe Chevrolet needs to rethink its partnership with the popular Manchester United soccer club.

Two years ago, the car manufacturer made a deal with the team, giving all the players their choice of any Chevy model, including the Corvette.

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October 2014 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on November 4, 2014

October 2014 Corvette Sales

General Motors reported their October 2014 vehicle sales yesterday morning and it shows that 2,959 Corvettes were delivered during the month. According to the report, sales are down year to year by -24.7% but don’t think for a minute that sales of the Stingray are starting to cool. We’ll be back to explain in a moment.

For the Calendar Year to Date (January-October), Corvette sales total 28,909 vs the 11,759 sold during the same time period in 2013.

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[PICS] GM Reveals Restored 2009 Corvette ZR1 Blue Devil from NCM Sinkhole at SEMA

In the early morning hours of February 12th, a large sinkhole opened inside the Corvette Museum’s Sky Dome and swallowed eight Corvettes. Nearly nine months later, General Motors has unveiled the restored 2009 Corvette ZR1 Blue Devil Show car for the 2014 SEMA show.

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[PICS] Chevrolet Media Event Offers Preview of 2014 SEMA Vehicles

Chevrolet held a media reception Monday evening on the eve of the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas where the automaker unveiled some of the concepts and special edition vehicles that will be displayed at the show beginning on Tuesday.

Opening the event was the 2009 Corvette ZR1 Blue Devil that was recovered from the National Corvette Museum’s sinkhole. The Corvette was sent back to GM in September where it underwent repairs. Tonight that mighty LS9 roared to life once again as it became the first of Chevrolet’s SEMA vehicles to take the stage.

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