You won’t be able to check it on the options list anytime soon, but Chevrolet’s recent demonstration of how Google Glass can connect with the C7 Corvette Stingray and turn into a head-up display shows just how much high-tech potential there is to be tapped in the coming years in the automotive world.
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Solid start for new Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs in Roar Before the 24
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan 5, 2014) – Corvette Racing moved a step closer toward its return to the Rolex 24 At Daytona over the weekend with a successful three-day test at Daytona International Speedway. Oliver Gavin in the No. 4 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R set the weekend’s second-best time for the GT Le Mans class during the Roar Before the 24 with a 1:45.743 (121.200 mph). It’s the annual test that serves as the last tune-up before the opening round of the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.
Good news for those who can’t attend the unveiling of the 2015 Corvette Z06 and Corvette Racing’s C7.R at the 2014 North American International Auto Show.
Chevrolet has announced this morning that it will offer a special live stream of the unveiling as well as as a “special event leading up to the Press Conference” on January 13th beginning at 9:30 am EST.
The temptation to take a joyride in a shiny late-model Corvette apparently proved to be too much for a Florida trucker to turn down.
Pearland, Texas police have charged 49-year-old Ronald Francis Kelly of Sebring, Fla., with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle after a New Year’s Day escapade involving a Corvette and a woman.
We are just over a week away from the introduction of the 2015 Corvette Z06 but thanks to the Consumer Electronics Show kicking off a week before NAIAS, we’re getting a preview of a very cool new tech feature coming to Corvette in 2015.
It’s called the Performance Data Recorder – an advanced video capture system with motorsport-inspired telemetry that drivers can download, view and share.
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Corvette C7.R to make public debut at ‘Roar Before the 24′ ahead of TUDOR Championship
DETROIT (Dec. 31, 2013) – A new beginning for Corvette Racing is on the horizon with a new car set to debut in a new season for a new championship. The Roar Before the 24 at Daytona International Speedway will be the site of first public laps for the Chevrolet Corvette C7.R. The Jan. 3-5 test is a dress rehearsal for the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona – the first race for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.
This Torch Red Corvette Stingray Z51 Coupe has seen better days.
Spotted at a car dealership in Milwaukee, the crashed Stingray shows extensive damage to the front end of the car.
Some dealers are offering $2,000 discounts on non-Z51 Stingrays.
But we haven’t heard of any discounts on Z51s – until now.
Of course, as usual, there is a catch.
For the second time this month, a Corvette driver has been shot and killed by law enforcement officers after leading them on a high-speed chase.
On Dec. 13, 51-year-old Brian Newt Beaird of Oceanside, Calif., died after being shot after leading Los Angeles Police on a wild hour-long chase into the city and trying to flee after T-boning another car with his C6 Corvette while speeding through an intersection.
This time, it was a 17-year-old Gulf Breeze, Fla., teenager already facing vehicular homicide charges who was killed.