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Corvette Racing Qualifies Third and Fourth for Mid-Ohio ALMS

Testing and Development Yield Gains for Gavin and Magnussen

LEXINGTON, Ohio, Aug. 6, 2010 – Corvette Racing drivers Oliver Gavin and Jan Magnussen qualified their Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars third and fourth respectively for Saturday’s Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the sixth round of the 2010 American Le Mans Series. Gavin will start the No. 3 Corvette third on the GT grid after lapping the 2.25-mile circuit in 1:20.019 seconds. Magnussen was fourth quickest in the No. 4 Corvette with a 1:20.189 time. Toni Vilander won the GT pole in the No 61 Risi Competizione Ferrari 430 GT with the fastest lap in the 20-minute session at 1:19.682, and the sister No. 62 Ferrari was second quickest.

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GM Updates Corvette.com for the 2011 Model Year

by Keith Cornett on August 6, 2010

GM Updates Corvette.com for the 2011 Model Year

GM has officially rolled out the 2011 model year Corvettes on www.corvette.com. The new site features many upgrades to the previous site including a cool new color selector and a new build your own configurator. Customers can search dealer inventories and connect with Corvette’s social media groups through facebook and twitter updates directly on the site.

Check it out at www.corvette.com

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[RUMOR] UK Blog Quotes Saab Engineer: Mid Engined Corvette Confirmed

According to the UK car site Autocar, the mid-engine Corvette project is back online. That is if you believe an unnamed source from Saab engineering. Talk of mid-engined Corvettes have been around since 1960′s CERV-I so its no surprise that the rumor is back now that General Motors has moved beyond last year’s financial difficulties. As easy as it would be to discount the story, and some blogs have, there may be some truth based on what we know from the GM-UAW Strike of 2007.

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Corvette Racing: Links for ALMS Mid-Ohio

by Keith Cornett on August 6, 2010

Corvette Racing: Links for ALMS Mid-Ohio

A classic circuit in the truest sense, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course again will mark the start of the Series’ championship run. The venue is the first of three races in a four-week span, and the Series will again share the spotlight with the Indy Racing League.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing Series Episode 8: Cascade Engineering

Here is the 8th episode of Corvette Racing’s Track to Street series, featuring the ongoing development process known as cascade engineering. There are dozens of faces that make Corvette Racing run and this episode explores their role in turning out a better Corvette. The team works continually to improve the Chevrolet Corvette, ensuring that each model is more advanced than the one that preceded it. Take a look and see what goes into producing the Corvette for the best overall experience, both on and off the track.

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LPG-Powered Corvette Z06 Claims New Drift World Record

Fitting nicely into our recent theme of green Corvettes comes this video from somewhere in Europe featuring a Corvette Z06 powered by natural gas. The oval track was measured at 400 feet in circumference and our hero in the lime-green Z06 drifted 25 complete rotations for a total of 9,925 feet. The previous record is mentioned in the video at 6,285 feet.

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Countdown to Monterey: 1953 Corvette Roadster #199

by Keith Cornett on August 5, 2010

1953 Corvette Roadster #199

Next up in our Countdown to Monterey series is this 1953 Corvette Roadster from the estate of noted collector John O’Quinn. O’Quinn died in a traffic accident and RM Auctions has been charged with liquidating much of his collection which includes several unique and rare Corvettes. It’s been a while since we’ve seen a quality first year Corvette at an auction, but RM Auctions is sure to have a winner with Lot #239, this stunning 1953 Corvette Roadster #199.

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Oliver Gavin Olivier Beretta takes the #4 Corvette ZR1 C6.R for a spin around the damp track at Mid-Ohio during Tuesday’s testing session. You are going to want to turn this up!

This weekend’s race is taped-delayed by CBS so signup here for access to watch the live streaming video on Saturday, August 7th at 2:30pm.


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Corvette Z06 Makes
Photo Credit: jcees@flickr

The Highway Loss Data Institute’s recent report about insurance claims for theft during 2007-09 includes the Corvette Z06 on its list. So are Corvettes and particularly the lower production, high performance Corvette Z06 stolen that often to make the HLDI’s “Most Stolen List”? The surprising answer is no.

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Corvette Racing in GT: One Year On

by Corvette Racing on August 3, 2010

Corvette Racing in GT: One Year On

Mid-Ohio ALMS to Mark First Anniversary of Corvette Racing’s GT2 Debut

LEXINGTON, Ohio, Aug. 3, 2010 – The upcoming Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge, the sixth round of the 2010 American Le Mans Series, will mark the first anniversary of Corvette Racing’s debut in the production-based GT category. Corvette Racing unveiled a pair of second-generation Corvette C6.R race cars last year at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, finishing second and fourth in the GT2 division. Now one year later, the team is in the midst of a fiercely competitive unified GT category that features entries representing BMW, Ferrari, Porsche, Jaguar, and Ford.

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