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The Corvette Z06’s Supercharged LT4 Powerplant Now Available as a Crate Engine

The Corvette Z06's Supercharged LT4 Powerplant Now Available as a Crate Engine


All you folks out there with a project car that has an empty engine bay just begging for more horsepower should be thrilled with the latest news from Chevrolet.

The Corvette Z06 LT4 6.2-liter supercharged powerplant is now available as a crate engine.

[GALLERY] Midyear Monday – SEMA 2015 Edition (19 Corvette photos)

[GALLERY] Midyear Monday - SEMA 2015 Edition (19 Corvette photos)


When you think of the SEMA show that just wrapped up in Las Vegas, do you think of midyear Corvettes?

While the manufacturers and aftermarket product guys usually show off their products on new C7 Corvette Stingrays and Z06s, of which we saw plenty of, C2 Corvettes are usually the domain of restorers or builders showing off their latest creations.

After spending the week at SEMA and walking the booths, display areas and parking lots, we’re pretty sure we’ve captured every single 1963-67 Corvette at the show. So here’s a special Midyear Monday photo gallery featuring the eight C2 Corvettes at SEMA:

[ACCIDENT] Corvettes and Deer Do Not Play Well Together

[ACCIDENT] Corvettes and Deer Do Not Play Well Together


Corvettes and deer don’t mix.

This writer can attest to that fact. In September of 2014, I was minding my own business on the way home from a trip to Sonoraville, Ga., in my red 1997 Corvette, when all of a sudden, wham, I heard a big bang at the front of my car.

Corvettes on eBay: Garage Find 1970 Corvette Parked Since 1976

Corvettes on eBay: Garage Find 1970 Corvette Parked Since 1976


As the former owner of a fully restored 1971 Corvette LT1 coupe that I took a beating on with the economic downturn in 2009, this 1970 LT1 convertible up for sale on eBay through Tuesday night at 8:15 really caught my eye.

The lines of the car make it one of the most beautiful Corvettes ever built, in this writer’s opinion.

But sometimes beauty comes coupled with a beast, especially in this case.

As the seller notes repeatedly, this car needs everything!

[ACCIDENT] Car Salesman Crashes a $95,830 Corvette Z06 Inside Dealership

[ACCIDENT] Car Salesman Crashes a $95,830 Corvette Z06 inside Dealership
Photo Credit: Jalopnik


It still amazes us every time you hear about someone working in the profession of selling cars who do not know how to drive a manual transmission. Not only that, but when an accident like the one we are about to share happens, the inevitable excuse of confusing the brake and clutch pedals is laughable.

Corvettes on Craigslist: The Mooney Vette

Corvettes on Craigslist: The Mooney Vette


In my hometown, an enterprising fellow has built a huge treehouse downtown, where he actually lives.

His creation is always changing. One year, he even attached an airplane to create additional living space.

Corvette Museum Will Go to Court on November 17th to Appeal Motorsports Park Fine

Corvette Museum will go to Court on November 17th to Appeal Fine
Photo Credit: NCM Motorsports Park


The National Corvette Museum will have its day in court on Nov. 17, hoping to have a $100 a day fine from the Warren County Code Enforcement Board nullified.

Warren District Judge John Brown scheduled the hearing, during which the NCM is expected to argue that the fine was issued arbitrarily and that it is being discriminated against.

Color Changes are Coming Immediately to the 2016 Corvette

Corvette to Phase Out Night Race Blue and Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic


Any time we hear about color changes on new Corvettes, it’s pretty big news.

This morning we received an update on Corvette production from Mike Furman at Criswell Chevrolet. It looks like two colors are being phased out of 2016’s production – Night Race Blue and Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic. The good news is that an early build-out usually signifies new color exteriors for the next model year.

What this also means is that if you wanted a Corvette with either of these colors, the end date to build your own is rapidly approaching.

Mike also tells us that the last day to order a Night Race Blue Corvette will be November 12th while Daytona Sunrise Orange is available to order through December 17th. Night Race Blue will then disappear from the Corvette color palate by the end of December while Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic will hang on through January.

Corvette to Phase Out Night Race Blue and Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic


If you really want one of these two colors, call your preferred Chevrolet dealer, or give Mike Furman a call at 301-212-4420 as he has a large number of allocations that he will be submitting on November 12th. After that, you’ll only be able to get one of these colors as remaining dealer stock or on the secondary market.


Source:
Mike Furman at Criswell Corvette

Related:
[VIDEO] 2013 Night Race Blue 427 Convertible Corvette Walk Around
Corvette Museum to Raffle Kirk Bennion’s 2013 Night Race Blue Corvette ZR1 on Thursday
[PIC] 2015 Corvette Z06 in Daytona Sunrise Orange

 

Idaho Couple Donates a 1988 35th Anniversary Corvette to the National Corvette Museum


Thanks to the generosity of an Idaho couple, the National Corvette Museum is now the proud owner of a virtually brand new 1988 35th Anniversary Corvette.

We’ve seen a few of these all-white cars through the years, and the beautiful white interior is usually the first thing to be ruined by everyday use.

But that’s definitely not the case with this 35th Anniversary Corvette donated by Rick and Deb Seymour last month to the NCM.

Corvette Forum Members Raise $1 Million for St. Jude Pediatric Cancer Center

Corvette Forum Members Raise $1 Million for St. Jude Pediatric Cancer Center


Corvette enthusiasts are some of the best people in the world.

For proof, just take a look at what Jesse, a Corvette lover and cancer survivor living in Florida, and his fellow enthusiasts on Corvette Forum have done over the past 15 years.