If you want your new C7 Corvette Stingray to speak with a German accent, German tuner Prior Design GmbH may have what you are looking for. They recently revealed their latest Corvette aerobody creation, the PDR700, a widebody kit featuring a new front bumper, spoiler and cupwings; rear diffuser; side skirts; front fenders; and rear fender flares that take the look of the C7 to aggressive new levels.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Photo Credit: National Corvette Museum
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.
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.
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.
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.