Corvette Racing and the C7.Rs are gearing up this week and ready to start a new season of racing in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. We’ve gathered a list of links to help all the Jake fans keep up with the action.
The 2014 Corvette Stingray and the 2015 Corvette Z06 have won plenty of awards over the past few months.
The Z06 added to that stack of trophies this week by being judged the “Sexiest Vehicle” in the Detroit News’ Readers’ Choice awards for the 2015 North American International Auto Show.
While modding Corvettes is pretty common here in the States, it’s also a phenomenon that happens across the globe as owners search for more power. One such tuner located in western Austria is O.CT Tuning who recently went to work on the C7 Corvette Stingray.
Photo Credit: corvetteclinic.com.au
Our friends down under may soon be able to buy a fancy new American car at their Holden dealer in Australia.
That was the word last week from Stefan Jacoby, head of General Motors’ international division.
Jacoby didn’t give many details about the new car, but he did tell Australian media this week that Holden will get a “halo model” after production of the V8 Commodore ends in 2017.
Everyone has a Corvette story. Do you have one worthy of sharing?
It could be about your own Corvette or the first ride you took in a friend or relative’s Corvette. Whatever it was, most enthusiasts can usually recall that moment when you just knew you were a Corvette fan for life.
No easing into 2015 for two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs
- Second season with Chevrolet Corvette C7.R in IMSA competition
- Both Corvettes led in GT Le Mans class in last year’s Rolex 24
- Corvette C7.R based on production Chevrolet Corvette Z06
DETROIT (Jan. 20, 2015) – The second season for the Chevrolet Corvette C7.R begins this weekend with Corvette Racing set for the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona and the start of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Saturday’s start will be the second consecutive at the twice-around-the-clock race for the team, which prior to 2014 hadn’t raced at Daytona in 13 years.
American Muscle is on full display in this video Jalopnik called “the drag race America demanded.” That is certainly true for Corvette fans who saw what happened when a Corvette Z06 with the Z07 Performance Package went up against a Viper TA in seven different roll races and lost.
In this race which takes place on the controlled environment of a drag strip, we got an example of a base aero Corvette Z06 (base splitter, no rocker panels and smaller rear spoiler) but still packing the potent 6.2L supercharged LT4 making 650 hp.
Photo Credit: National Corvette Museum
The National Corvette Museum (NCM) now has a new exhibit for the world’s one and only remaining 1983 Corvette thanks to the generosity of the Dyer Family Foundation. The white coupe was previously displayed in the Skydome mixed in with the other Corvettes, just blending in with its surroundings. Now, the new display for this unique part of Corvette history is featured in the Gateway where, surrounded by print and video media telling its story, it is the center of attention.
One of the modern validation points for benchmarking performance among sports car fans has become the car’s ability to put down a fast lap around the 12.9 mile Nurburgring in Germany. The Corvette Z06 has been there two years in row and in each occasion, the ability to lay down a complete timed lap was thwarted by the weather.
During a recent Question and Answer session hosted by Jalopnik with Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter, Tadge said they would only make public a fast lap that was complete and captured on video as opposed to offering a pieced-together “segmented time” which is what he says was all they have due to the weather. Of course, crashing the Z06 on the ‘Ring doesn’t help either.
Tadge said the Corvette Z06′s lap time at VIR’s Grand Course was 2:41.3, beating the C6 ZR1 by 4.3 seconds and then he threw down the challenge about the Nurburgring time which has been accepted by several members of the Corvette Forum – Do the Math!