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Very First 2011 Corvette Z06 is Tribute to 50th Anniversary of First Le Mans Win

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.

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New machine face wheel is one of the new options for the 2011 Corvette

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.

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Introducing Inferno Orange on a 2011 Corvette

by Keith Cornett on April 30, 2010

Corvette Values: Introducing Inferno Orange on a 2011 Corvette
Stay tuned as well be bring the latest news from Bowling Green throughout the day. This morning at the National Corvette Museum’s C5/C6 Bash, GM rolled out a 2011 Corvette Grand Sport with the new Inferno Orange metallic exterior. Initially GM indicated that the new color would be featured on the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition, but it appears that the two new colors, Inferno Orange and Supersonic Blue will be available in all models.

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Corvette Museum's C5/C6 Bash Dash Plaque Offers Glimpse of a Special 2011 Corvette

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?

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Heading to the National Corvette Museum’s C5/C6 Bash

by Keith Cornett on April 29, 2010

Heading to the National Corvette Museum's C5/C6 Bash

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.

If you want to join us this weekend action, stay tuned here on CorvetteBlogger.com or make sure you check out our Twitter feed which is also viewable at the bottom of this page.

 

Totally Awesome Corvette ZR1 License Plate

by Keith Cornett on April 28, 2010

Totally Awesome Corvette ZR1 License Plate


I was ROTFLMAO after seeing the OMGZR1 Corvette license plate. Very cool. TTYL!


Source:
Jalopnik

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Corvette Values: 1961 Corvette Roadster

by Keith Cornett on April 26, 2010

Corvette Values: Corvette Values: 1961 Corvette Roadster

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.

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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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