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We caught these pictures from Adam Boca that shows the new offices inside the National Corvette Museum, as well as new staff members who have just joined the agency.
Here’s an amazing custom 1963 coupe currently for sale on eBay. The gray on red restomod known as The Punisher was built by GodSpeed Rides in Sarasota, Florida. Their plan was to build a resto mod with no boundaries and they certainly did that.
Historic venue again welcomes GT Le Mans championship contenders
DETROIT (Aug. 3, 2016) – Less than two weeks after adding another chapter to its already impressive record book, Corvette Racing rolls into familiar territory in pursuit of strengthening its GT Le Mans (GTLM) championship lead and resume as sports car racing’s premier GT team.
For those keeping score, this black Corvette Z06 is the current reigning champion of the quarter mile. The Z06 takes on a variety of challengers in the video including a Factory Five GTM and then rips a fastest time of 9.3 second quarter mile at 150.8 mph!
There are a couple schools of thought regarding the future direction of the Corvette program. While we’ve been focused on the C8 Corvette and the mid-engine Zora that’s expected in 2018 and whether or not the program will continue as a mid-engine only or a dual model program, it does now appear that Chevrolet isn’t quite done with the C7 program yet.
When discussing the C8 Corvette, we’ve mentioned Don Sherman and his report in Car & Driver that suggested that the ZR1 will actually return in 2017 to close out the C7 program with a bang. That actually makes a lot of sense to us, and as a one-year only car, the return of the ZR1 will be sure to set the automotive world on fire.
This morning General Motors posted the sales from July 2016. Despite the two-week summer shutdown that stretched from late June into early July, Corvette sales have remained steady with 2,159 deliveries during the month. This is a -22.7% decline from July 2015’s delivery total of 2,794 Corvette Stingrays and Z06s.
For the calendar year to date (January-July), Corvette sales totaled 16,827 which is -20.3% off from the same time period in 2015.
Last week we posted a video and rant from a member on the Corvette Forum who was unhappy with how his Corvette was tested during a service visit to Three-Way Chevrolet in Bakersfield, CA. The owner had engaged Valet Mode on his Performance Data Recorder which captured the tech supposedly “joy riding” the Stingray at speeds up to 83 MPH on city streets.
How about a little lead-follow action from Thompson Speedway in Connecticut featuring the Callaway Corvette SC757 and a 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo S. These two awesome machines were used to capture some on-track video footage for an upcoming feature on MotorWeek TV and Maryland Public Television.
We previously have shown the Performance Data Recorder video of a white Callaway SC757 at Thompson Speedway, but this view totally rocks as you can watch it from the rear POV as it dances through corners and accelerates on the straights. We were also slightly mesmerized by the Z06’s supercharged 757 horsepower V8 engine breathing through Callaway’s signature Double-D exhaust.