It seems like more and more C8 Corvette news that was so hard to come by earlier this year is finally starting to make its way out to the public. This latest report on the next generation Corvette comes from the Detroit News who cited unnamed sources as saying the mid-engine Corvette will debut in 2019 while the front-engine C7 Corvette will stay around until 2021.
There is no doubt that Corvette Racing is the premiere team in IMSA’s GTLM class, and there is also no doubt that without the help and support of their partners like Mobil 1, reaching 100 wins would have been a lot harder.
Mobil 1 has been with Corvette Racing from the beginning of the program. And like the Corvette race cars, the support from Mobil 1 has helped transformed our production Corvettes though the transfer of technical know-how from race to street.
A new video from Mobil 1 The Grid Celebrates the teams 100 wins and features past and present members of Corvette Racing talking about what it takes to put together a championship-caliber racing program.
A Corvette Z06 is one of the fastest and most incredible performance cars for the price. It comes with 650 horsepower and 650 lb-fts of torque and an optional Z07 performance package that will add aerodynamics and carbon ceramic brakes. Unfortunately for the driver of this white Corvette Z06, what it doesn’t come with is a do-over button.
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.