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Left Lane News Shows Spy Pics of C7 Corvette Mule

by Keith Cornett on August 3, 2011


LeftLaneNews.com has five images from spy photographer Brian Williams (Brenda Priddy & Co) that appear to show the next generation Corvette will indeed retain its front engine/rear wheel drive layout. The engineering mule is disguised as a Cyber Gray Grand Sport Coupe, but you can see how the proportions of the body are slightly larger than the mule’s wheelbase which gives the impression of the wheels being “tucked in”.

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Corvette Racing at Mid-Ohio: No Place Like Home

by Corvette Racing on August 3, 2011

Corvette Racing at Mid-Ohio: No Place Like Home

Corvette Racing Celebrates Homecoming as Le Mans and Mosport Winner

LEXINGTON, Ohio, Aug. 2, 2011 – Situated between the Corvette assembly plant in Bowling Green, Ky., and Corvette Racing’s headquarters in suburban Detroit, the historic 2.25-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is the spiritual home of the Compuware Corvettes. The Corvette Racing team is hoping for a homecoming celebration in the fifth round of the American Le Mans Series, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge, on Saturday, August 6.

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July 2011 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on August 3, 2011

July 2011 Corvette Sales

GM released July’s sales report yesterday and we continue to like what we see. Sales of Corvettes remained steady at 1,291, just nine less than June’s total of 1,299. The July 2011 figure is also 7.7% better than the 1,199 Corvettes sold in July 2010. For the calendar year to date, Corvette sales are pacing 8.4% higher than 2010 with a total of 8,187 Corvettes sold January-July.

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Lance Miller’s New Carlisle Blue 2012 Corvette ZR1

by Keith Cornett on August 2, 2011

Lance Miller's New Carlisle Blue 2012 Corvette ZR1

Carlisle Event’s Lance Miller and family visited Kerbeck Corvette in Atlantic City NJ over the weekend to pick up their new Carlisle Blue 2012 Corvette ZR1. In addition to sporting the special color paying homage to the 30th anniversary of Corvettes at Carlisle, the ZR1 also comes equipped with the new PDE Performance Package which adds the Cup wheels, Michelin PS Cup tires, full width racing style spoiler and the MH3 Close Ratio transmission.

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GM Wind Tunnel: A Closer Look

by Guest Contributor on August 2, 2011

GM Wind Tunnel: A Closer Look
Photo credit: Wired.com

Article contributed by Steve Burns

Back on Wednesday we showed you the video of LMR’s 1,800rwhp Texas Mile C6 undergoing testing in the GM wind tunnel. In addition to watching some of the aero evaluations going on, the wind tunnel staff led us on a tour of their immense facility. We’ll take a detailed look at the GM wind tunnel after the break.

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Classic 1962 Corvette Rolls Into a Connecticut Pond

by Keith Cornett on July 31, 2011

Classic 1962 Corvette Rolls Into a Connecticut Pond

We all know Corvettes are named after a “speedy ship” and we also know they make pretty lousy boats. Just ask Mark Weiss who watched helplessly Thursday evening as his classic 1962 Corvette rolled down an embankment and submerged in Mead Pond in New Canaan, CT.

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DVR Alert: Corvette ZR1 to be Featured on Top Gear USA

by Keith Cornett on July 31, 2011

DVR Alert: Corvette ZR1 to be Featured on Top Gear USA

All right Corvette fans, time to set your DVRs. Top Gear USA just kicked off its second season last week and in Sunday’s episode, Tanner and Adam get to drive two automotive legends: A Corvette ZR1 and a Ferrari 458. The duo decides to have a race to establish supremacy and the Stig shows up in dramatic fashion as Round Two is decided on the Top Gear test track.

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CorvetteBlogger Visits the GM Performance Build Center

by Guest Contributor on July 30, 2011

CorvetteBlogger visits the GM Performance Build Center

Article and photos contributed by Steve Burns

As part of the NCRS national convention last week we were able to participate in a tour of GM’s Performance Build Center. The facility is located about an hour northwest of Detroit in Wixom, MI. The low-volume plant hand assembles all of the dry sump motors for Corvettes. Previously, they also made the powerplants for the Cadillac STS-V and XLR-V. You can learn more about this unique facility and take a photo tour with us after the break.

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CorvetteBlogger.com Advertiser Drive-By

by Keith Cornett on July 30, 2011

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[PICS] Corvette Grand Sport Revealed as Brickyard 400 Pace Car

A 2011 Corvette Grand Sport Coupe will serve as the Pace Car for Sunday’s Brickyard 400. This is the 18th consecutive year that Chevy will be pacing the event and it’s at least the sixth straight year that the pace car was a Corvette. The Supersonic Blue Corvette Grand Sport Coupe was unveiled Friday morning in front of a throng of fans visiting the Indianapolis motor speedway for Chevy Day.

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