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GeigerCars Supercharges the Corvette Grand Sport

by Keith Cornett on April 23, 2010

GeigerCars Supercharges the Corvette Grand Sport

Munich-based Tuner GeigerCars has a history of tuning Corvettes. Recently, they got their hands on a 2010 Corvette Grand Sport and like most tuners, felt that the 436-horsepower sports car was under powered. After all, why be satisfied with 436 hp when you get to 588 horsepower by adding a 2.3 liter supercharger? GeigerCars claims the Corvette with now run 0-60 mph in under 4 seconds and has a top speed of 209 mph.

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Corvette Racing's Doug Fehan on Autoline After Hours

Corvette Racing Program Manager Doug Fehan visited the set of Autoline After Hours on Thursday evening. This is an extensive one-hour interview featuring John McElroy, host of Autoline Daily and Autoline Detroit. Also joining in the conversation is the Autoextremist Peter De Lorenzo and David Welch from BusinessWeek and Bloomberg News.

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Corvette Makes Appearance in Whitacre's Loans Paid Back Commercial

GM’s new commercial features CEO Ed Whitacre walking through an auto plant as he tells us that GM has repaid its government loans five years ahead of schedule. The commercial shows many of the successful cars and trucks in the GM lineup with a heavy dose of Malibu. At one point during Whitacre’s stroll, you can see what we think is a Cyber Gray Corvette ZR1 in the background. Although relegated to the role of extra, we appreciate that Corvette was in the mix, however briefly. Check out the video after the jump.

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Caption Contest: Corvette vs Bicyclist

by Keith Cornett on April 21, 2010

Caption Contest: Corvette vs Bicyclist
Cyclist Duane Foster confronts the driver of a Corvette while positioned
on the hood and holding a 14-pound rock.


Here is a crazy road rage story about a Corvette driver who gets pulled over by a cyclist following a road rage incident. Yes, he was pulled over by a guy on a bike! You can read the full story at Seacoastonline.com. We loved the photo that a witness took so much we thought a caption contest was in order. Click the comments link below to leave your caption and we’ll pick our favorite on Friday. Winner gets a 2009 Corvette Black Book and Corvette Price Guide!

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Corvette Find of the Day: 1999 Callaway C12 Speedster

Tom Wallace knows Corvettes. As a former Vehicle Line Executive for General Motors and Corvette Chief Engineer, he was at the wheel when the ZR1 Corvette was born, giving the world a 638 horsepower, 200+ mph, American-made super-car. Today, he’s working on a new chapter of motorsports history and teaming up with the National Corvette Museum to promote and develop a 400-acre Motorsports Park.

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Corvette Find of the Day: 1999 Callaway C12 Speedster

by Keith Cornett on April 20, 2010

Corvette Find of the Day: 1999 Callaway C12 Speedster

Here is a beautiful Callaway Speedster that is listed for sale over at Fantasy Junction. This 1999 Corvette C12 Callaway Speedster is one of only two C12 speedsters produced and the execution of this special purpose-built Corvette is by far one of the best I’ve ever seen. Check out some pics of this awesome metallic blue Callaway after the jump.

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[VIDEO] Exclusive: Kirk Bennion's 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Presentation

Kirk Bennion – GM’s Corvette Exterior Design Engineer – attended the 30th Annual Corvette Beach Caravan and Car Show in Panama City hosted by the Circle City Corvette Club at the end of March. In his presentation, Kirk shows the evolving design of the Corvette that became the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition. You’ll see a couple of designs that didn’t make the cut as well as learn how the movie “Underworld” played a role in creating the overall look of the Z06 Carbon.

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Here is a cool promotional video from our friends at the SmokinVette Corvette forum.


Source:
SmokinVette.com

 

Corvette Racing's Johnny O'Connell Named to ALMS Green Dream Team

Corvette Racing driver Johnny O’Connell was one of five drivers named to represent the green racing initiatives of the American Le Mans Series. Each of the five drivers named to the Green Dream Team represent one of the five various alternative fuels being used in the ALMS.

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Barn Find: 1954 Corvette Pulled from Field in Upstate New York

Some collectors will say that when it comes to Early C1 Corvettes (1953-55) the 1954 Corvette is the red-headed step child compared with the 300 1953 Corvettes produced the year earlier or the 700 V8-powered 1955 that came a year after. Truth be told, the 1954 Corvette featured a number of upgrades over its model year predecessor that improved fit and finish during assembly as well as improved drivability and comfort.

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