Chevrolet officially revealed the performance statistics for the 2015 Corvette Z06 this afternoon and the numbers should put a lot of smiles out there in the Corvette Nation. The new C7 super car is the fastest production Corvette ever built and one of the few sports cars on the market that’s a member of the 10-second quarter mile club right out of the box.
DETROIT (Sept. 30, 2014) – Corvette Racing closes the inaugural year of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship this weekend with the 17th running of Petit Le Mans – the annual 10-hour endurance race at Road Atlanta. Saturday’s event has high stakes for the factory Corvette program in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) classes with the Drivers Championship on the line.
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Could this video show what apparently could turn out to be the first Saleen Corvette ever?
An enthusiast in Los Angeles spotted this unusual-looking car and followed it to see if he could find out more about it.
Lo and behold, Steve Saleen – yes, apparently that one – turned out to be behind the wheel and told the inquisitor that the car was a Corvette-based prototype.
Corvette Racing made their first appearance in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) outside of Le Mans recently at the Lone Star Le Mans in Austin, Texas. While their finish at the Circuit of the Americas wasn’t what they are used to and certainly not what they had hoped for, the experience doesn’t seem to have soured Corvette Racing’s interest in more racing in the WEC.
There’s just one special place on this earth where all serious manufacturers take their sports cars to be tested and that’s the Nurburgring.
Last year, Corvette Stingray fans were cheated out of the opportunity to see the new C7 run a fast lap due to rainy weather on the Nurburgring’s Nordschleife. But now the “Big Nasty” 2015 Corvette Z06 has been spotted testing on the famous 12.9 mile German track so let’s all say a prayer for clear skies and fast lap times.
We already recapped the auction of the VIN 001 2015 Corvette Stingray equipped with an 8-Speed Automatic transmission that was sold on Friday night at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas sale. Chevy dealer and Corvette collector Dave Ressler spent $400,000 to own the car and the proceeds of the sale went to CARE House of Oakland County.
Here’s the video from the auction so you can see the gleaming Arctic White Stingray under the lights at Barrett-Jackson:
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The National Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park officially opened to the general public earlier this month, with about 200 people attending a grand opening ceremony at the Bowling Green, Ky., facility.
Thousands of Corvette enthusiasts already had a chance to see the park during the museum’s 20th Anniversary Celebration in August, but this time, the governor of Kentucky, Steve Beshear, was among the onlookers.