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[PICS] Experimental 1964 Rear Engine Corvette Prototype XP-819 Shows Its Stuff at Amelia Island

[PICS] Experimental 1964 Rear Engine Corvette Prototype XP-819 Shows Its Stuff at Amelia Island

In 1964, Chevy engineers imagined hanging an aluminium Corvette engine off the back of the frame as part of an engineering study on safety and crash zones. Zora wasn’t really on board with the project until Larry Shinoda penned a design that many claim was the genesis for the C3 Corvette. The result was XP-819, a radical looking rear wheel drive prototype.

The Corvette was famously wrecked on the GM proving grounds after a tire test and while it was put back together, Chevy pretty much washed it hands of XP-819 after the accident and moved on in developing several other notable rear-engine prototypes.

New SS Sedan Brings LS3 Power to Chevrolet’s Performance Car Line Up

The New 2014 SS Brings LS3 Power to Chevrolet's Performance Car Line Up

If you watched any of the NASCAR Sprint Cup racing activity from Daytona International Speedway last month you no doubt noticed the bright blue sedan pacing the field. Chevrolet took the wraps off that brand new SS sedan which is their first rear wheel drive performance sedan since 1996. Under the hood is the same LS3 that powers the 2013 Corvette.

The 2014 SS will also be the ride of choice for Chevrolet’s Sprint Cup teams this year.

[PICS] 2014 Corvette Stingray at the Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance

[PICS] 2014 Corvette Stingray at the Amelia Island Concours D'Elegance

The 2014 Corvette Stingray made its first visit to the Southeast United States this weekend where it was on display at the Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance. The Stingray Coupe was situated on the grounds of the Ritz Carlton’s golf course and it was joined by white versions of Corvettes from each of the previous C1-C6 generations.

Great Automotive Rivalries: 911 vs. Corvette

Great Automotive Rivalries: 911 vs. Corvette

Corvettes and 911s have been going up against each other for decades, but the rivalry really is more for bragging rights rather than trying to win one side over to the other.

Really, you Corvette owners out there, would you trade your ’Vette for any Porsche? And vice versa.

Still, the automotive world has turned the two cars into serious competitors over the years. CarBuzz.com recently took a trip down Memory Lane and reflected on the long-running battle.

[VIDEO] Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles Featured on Faces of GM

[VIDEO] Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles Featured on Faces of GM

You couldn’t blame Harlan Charles for pinching himself every now and then, just to make sure he’s not dreaming.

As a child, he loved reading the sports car books that his father would bring to him from Europe.

[PICS] Watch this Animated Corvette Stingray Convertible Top Go Up and Down

[PICS] Watch this Animated Corvette Stingray Convertible Top Go Up and Down

When you drop the top on the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible, there’s no denying that this new sports car is all Corvette. We especially like the dual black accent panels on the rear deck behind the seat backs. Returning from the C6 Corvette is the sports car’s signature “waterfall” design which brings the exterior into the interior between the two seats.

Following the reveal of the Stingray Convertible early Tuesday morning in Geneva, Chevrolet has added to its collection of official Corvette Stingray Convertible photos and one of the images includes this animated gif of the top going up and down.

Corvette Z06 Owner Survives Horrific Crash on the 405 in California

Corvette Z06 Owner Survives Horrific Crash on the 405 in California
Photo Credit: Los Angeles Fire Department

The Corvette Z06 may not look like much to you after this accident in California, but to the lucky driver who survived this horrific crash, it looks mighty beautiful, no doubt.

On Monday, he was driving his C6 Corvette on the southbound 405 Freeway in Sepulveda Pass when he somehow rammed into the back of a box truck and was stuck.

Corvette Stingray Still Faces a Tough Road for Sales in Europe

Corvette Stingray Still Faces a Tough Road for Sales in Europe

Chevrolet has been trying for generations to sell Corvettes in Europe, but no matter how good the C5 and C6 were, they didn’t seem to hit it off with overseas buyers – at least in large numbers.

With the much-improved seventh-generation Stingray, Chevy obviously feels it has done its homework and has turned the C7 into a true world-class sports car, complete with a sophisticated and classy interior.

2014 Corvette Stingray to Appear at Amelia Island this Weekend

2014 Corvette Stingray to Appear at Amelia Island This Weekend

Like any popular rock star, the 2014 Corvette is on tour to showcase its latest release. After last weekend’s West Coast stop at the Petersen Automotive Museum, the C7 Corvette will be heading to the East Coast were it will be shown at the prestigious Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Florida on March 8th – 10th. This year’s show will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1963 Sting Ray in addition to showing off the new 7th generation Corvette.

[ACCIDENT] Corvette Z06 Collides with a Motorcycle in New Jersey

[ACCIDENT] Corvette Z06 Collides with Motorcycle in New Jersey
Photo Credit: Kevin R. Wexler/NorthJersey.com

Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to be a hurry, especially when a race ends in a crash and charges being filed by police against both competitors.

That was the case Sunday when a Yamaha motorcycle and a yellow 2006 Corvette Z06 were allegedly racing on Route 80 west in Hackensack, N.J., and collided after they merged into the center lane at the same time. Guess you could say the race ended in a tie, huh?

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