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Bob Lutz Recounts Early Work on the Mid Engine Zora ZR1 Corvette Program

To paraphrase an old ad slogan, when Bob Lutz talks (or writes), people listen.

In a blog for Road & Track released yesterday, the veteran auto executive gives some insider background on the mid-engine Corvette that looks like it might finally become a reality after all these decades of teasing.

Lutz says the company has been thinking about a mid-engine Corvette for more than a decade, and he believes the stars may be lined up now for such a car.

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[VIDEO] Hennessey HPE700 Corvette Stingray with 8-Speed Auto Undergoes Quarter Mile Testing

Texas-based tuner Hennessey Performance has been busy tweeking the new C7 Corvette Stingray over the last year with various packages designed to increase performance of the new sports car. Now that the 2015 model is out, Hennessey recently showed off the performance characteristics of its supercharged HPE700 package on a Corvette Stingray equipped with the new potent 8-speed automatic transmission.

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The Corvette Z06 will Soon Be Dethroned by the 200-MPH 2016 Cadillac CTS-V as GM's Fastest Production Car

For years, Cadillac has been trying to make a name for itself as a luxury performance carmaker.

Most enthusiasts would say they’ve done a very good job of it with cars like the CTS and ATS.

Soon, though, it appears that Cadillac’s racy resume will be even more impressive as it will be able to boast of having the fastest car in the entire General Motors fleet.

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Jalopnik Hosts a Q&A with Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter

Jalopnik opened up their website on Monday to host a question and answer session with Corvette’s Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. I missed the live version which was probably a good thing as the trolls were a plenty, but Tadge seemed to make the best of it and occasionally he trolled the trolls right back.

But in all that back and forth banter, Tadge offered some pretty interesting answers to some decent questions ranging from why the Z06 isn’t naturally aspirated to the recent Zora ZR1 prototype spy pics, Ford’s new GT sports car and the Nurburgring time for the Z06.

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GM to Skip Super Bowl Ads and Will Present the MVP a Chevrolet Colorado

No Corvette this year for the Super Bowl MVP.

That’s the word from Automotive News regarding General Motors’ advertising plans for this year’s Super Bowl.

GM will skip the ads during the game but will still have a presence as Chevrolet will be presenting the game’s MVP with the new mid-size Colorado truck during the post-game show.

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The National Corvette Museum (NCM) has reported their highest yearly attendance since opening their doors in 1994. In 2014, 251,258 Corvette fans came through the turnstiles to see attractions ranging from the Corvette-swallowing sinkhole to the new NCM Motorsports Park. Previously, the NCM’s highest attendance was 200,900 in 1999, the museum’s 5th anniversary year. The 2014 total represents an increase of 67% over the 150,462 visitors in 2013.

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Rare 1994 Brickyard 400 Corvette Track Car to Cross the Block at Mecum Kissimme

If you’re a big NASCAR and Corvette fan, and would like to own a bit of drivable history from the inaugural 1994 Brickyard 400, grab your checkbook and head for Kissimmee, Florida. One of the 25 Corvette convertible track and festival cars will be up for auction at Mecum’s Kissimmee Auction at the Osceola Heritage Park in (where else?) Kissimmee, Fla. this January 16 -24.

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Corvette Makes Edmunds Most Popular List for Second Consecutive Year

For the second consecutive year, the Chevrolet Corvette has made Edmunds.com most popular list which based on searches during the first 10 months of 2014. Joining the Corvette in the honor are six other Chevrolets including the Impala, Camaro, Traverse, Tahoe, Colorado and the Silverado 1500.

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This is the Cutest R8C Corvette Museum Delivery Ever

by Keith Cornett on January 13, 2015

Corvette Museum Hosts a Museum Delivery for a Four-Year-Old's Corvette Power Wheels

Taking delivery of a new Corvette Stingray through the National Corvette Museum’s R8C Delivery Program can be a very memorable experience. We’ve seen grown men act like kids in a candy shop as they are handed the keys to their new rides. And speaking of kids, the Museum just hosted one of the cutest new Corvette deliveries we’ve seen that is guaranteed to turn a kid into a Corvette fan for life.

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1955 Corvette VIN 002 with Oldest Production V8 to be Offered at Mecum Kissimmee

There will be plenty of stars out for Mecum’s Kissimmee Auction at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida during the week of January 16 – 24, 2015. One of the featured star attractions of special interest to Corvette fans is the earliest production V8 Corvette with a documented original frame, 1955 Corvette VIN 002.

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