In commemorating the 50th anniversary of Corvette’s first class win at Le Mans, GM built a very special one of one tribute to the 1960 Briggs Cunningham Corvette. VIN #00001 shares the same exterior cues including the twin stipes over the hood, roof and trunk and the #3. A special graphic on the B-pillar features a 50th Anniversary logo and then dates 1960 and 2010.
This afternoon, GM’s Corvette Team presented the new 2011 Corvette to several hundred owners and enthusiasts at the Corvette Museum’s C5/C6 Bash in Bowling Green. One of the themes for the 2011 rollout is that Corvette buyers will have more choices than ever to personalize their Corvettes inside and out with a host of new options. Previous options that were restricted to certain models like Magnetic Selective Ride Control are also being made available on all models.
Check out the design for this year’s dash plaque and name tag which was passed out to all attendees here at the Corvette Museum’s C5/C6 Bash. Notice anything interesting?
This morning we are traveling to the National Corvette Museum’s C5/C6 Bash in Bowling Green. This year’s agenda which includes the 2011 model year introduction on Friday, will also feature legendary racing icon John Fitch who will be reunited with the 24 Hours of Le Mans class-winning Briggs Cunningham 1960 Corvette racer.
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I was ROTFLMAO after seeing the OMGZR1 Corvette license plate. Very cool. TTYL!
JS in Kentucky submitted this Jewel Blue 1961 Corvette Roadster to Corvette Values:
1961 Corvette, VIN 10867S105XXX. Matching numbers 283 ci 245 hp dual quad engine, 4-speed transmission. 75,700 original miles. Jewel Blue/white coves with Black vinyl interior, white top, “nuts and bolts” restoration with $40K in receipts. Options include white wall tires and the AM radio (currently not working). Condition is excellent and all mechanicals work correctly. No documentation.
Find out how we valued this Corvette after the jump.
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.
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.
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.