The plant has been building the 2017 model year Corvettes for a few months now as those cars get driven and analyzed by engineers as part of GM’s Captured Test Fleet. But for customers waiting on the new 2017 Corvette Grand Sport, this is the day they’ve been waiting for.
Two GTLM podium positions for Corvette C7.Rs
BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada (July 10, 2016) – Sunday was a good day to drive a Chevrolet Corvette-powered race car in the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Corvette Racing claimed two podium positions in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and Corvette Daytona Prototypes swept the top four overall positions with Action Express Racing’s Eric Curran and Dane Cameron winning their first race of the season.
The Battle Creek Speedfest was a multi-day event held over the July 4th weekend in conjunction with the Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival. Let’s just say if it drove, flew or floated, you were at home last weekend in Battle Creek.
Along with the US Air Force Thunderbirds, one of the big draws for the weekend was the half mile drag race on the airport’s runway.
Thanks to DtRockstar1 on youtube, we have a great video to share featuring multiple camera angles of a Corvette ZR1 vs a Porsche GT3 engaging in multiple runs.
During this holiday week, the National Corvette Museum’s Executive Director Wendell Strode was supposed to be enjoying a long-awaited vacation to Alaska. However, word came from his daughter Tara through Facebook today that Wendell suffered a minor heart attack and is currently resting in a hospital in Anchorage.
We always enjoy the opportunity to show off the track abilities of the C7 Corvettes and that extends to Callaway’s Corvette Z06 model, the Callaway SC757.
The following footage from the Corvette’s Performance Data Recorder captures the Callaway SC757 working out at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway during a track event in June.
Like their American counterparts, we are sure many Corvette enthusiasts in Europe are excited over some of the new changes coming to the 2017 Corvette models. Chevrolet introduced those new changes earlier this year at the NCM Bash. More recently, Chevrolet Europe has issued a press release revealing the prices of the 2017 Corvettes in Europe as well as detailing many of the new options and upgrades available to European buyers.
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park the most successful venue for leading GTLM team
DETROIT (July 6, 2016) – Of all the tracks where Corvette Racing has won a sports car race, no other venue has been as good to the team as Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. In 17 years, Corvette Racing has won 11 times at the historic 2.459-mile, 10-turn circuit formerly known as Mosport. The team gets a shot at an even dozen with Sunday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix presented by Hawk Performance.
Thanks to America’s “The Latest is the Greatest” mentality, the C5 Corvette doesn’t always get the respect it deserves for saving the brand – and for being a pretty darn good sports car.
As the former owner of a 1997 and a 2002, I’ve seen firsthand just how good these cars are (though admittedly they’re nowhere near the caliber of the C7). I’ve also seen firsthand how the C5 values have plummeted because of said C7.