It’s time for Throwback Thursday where we feature vintage photos of Corvettes. Today’s featured throwback pic is of a cool dude in a C4 Corvette Convertible with New York City as the backdrop.
In 2015, Chevrolet introduced two new packages for the Corvette Stingray known as the Atlantic and Pacific Design Packages. The Design Packages allow buyers to “check the box” which automatically adds predetermined options to the Coupe and Convertible models. As Kirk Bennion said during the rollout, “The Atlantic and Pacific Design Packages were originally designed to showcase how the Stingray could be configured as a luxury sport GT car or as a high-performance motorsport car.”
While the Atlantic version represented East Coast luxury, the Pacific Design highlights the West Coast’s unique culture of speed and style.
In February we heard that Chevrolet was exporting five of the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport Collector Editions to Japan. Those five special editions were on top of the 15 regular Corvette Grand Sports also exported to the land of the rising sun. Now we are hearing that Chevrolet will be offering Japan its own special edition called the Grand Sport Admiral Blue Heritage Edition.
IMSA shared this video of the Corvette Racing’s No.4 Corvette C7.R pit crew practicing a full service stop complete with a driver change at Long Beach. As The Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix of Long Beach is a 100-minute street fight, the race could be won or loss during the execution of the lone pit stop.
Five class wins at historic street circuit for sport’s leading GT program
DETROIT (April 4, 2017) – Three weeks after winning one of the longest races on its schedule for the 11th time, Corvette Racing will attempt to score a sixth victory in the shortest event. America’s leading GT sports car team heads to Long Beach, California, this weekend for the third round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
The 2018 Corvette ZR1 Convertible is an elusive animal that, by our count, has been spotted in the wild just twice. CorvetteBlogger was first to show photos of the Convertible ZR1 in October 2016 thanks to an Ohio resident (and 2017 Grand Sport owner) David Wesel who captured the droptop ZR1 with a group of 2018 ZR1 Coupes. The second sighting was the same week when a twitter video showing that convoy of Corvette prototypes heading down the highway.