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[STOLEN] Two People Arrested After 1963 Corvette Sting Ray is Recovered in Montana

[STOLEN] 1963 Corvette Sting Ray is Recovered in Montana
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That big sigh of relief you heard Thursday afternoon could have come from Glenn and Becky Nelson after their 1963 Corvette convertible was recovered safe and sound by the Lewis & Clark County Sheriff’s Office in Helena, Montana.

Great job, guys!

The Nelsons had reported their Daytona Blue Sting Ray missing on Monday morning after the car and the trailer it was in at a storage facility were gone.

Corvette Delivery Dispatch with National Corvette Seller Mike Furman for Week of Sept 25th

Corvette Delivery Dispatch with National Corvette Seller Mike Furman for Week of Sept 25th

Each week, Criswell Chevrolet’s Mike Furman delivers new Corvette Stingrays and Z06s (and now Grand Sports) to his customers who come from all parts of the country to work with the nation’s top Corvette seller.

In the latest Corvette Delivery Dispatch, Mike tells how a daughter fullfilled her Dad’s dream to buy a Corvette for his son and a California customer surprised his girlfriend with a red Corvette Stingray. We also see fantastic looking Admiral Blue Corvette Grand Sport go to a long time Corvette owner and Mike shares some non-Corvette deliveries worth checking out.

Corvettes on eBay: ESOTERIC’s Highly Polished 2016 Corvette Z06

Corvettes on eBay: ESOTERIC's Highly Polished 2016 Corvette Z06

If you’re looking for the ultimate 2016 Z06/Z07 Corvette, this might be the one.

It won’t come cheap, but then quality usually doesn’t.

ESOTERIC is offering its marketing/show vehicle for the 2016 season on eBay, with a starting bid of $90,000. This is the second listing for the highly polished Corvette Z06 as it was previously listed with a starting bid of $115,000 and “Buy it Now” price of $132,995.

[STOLEN] Thieves Steal a 1963 Corvette from Montana Storage Facility

[STOLEN] Thieves Steal a 1963 Corvette from Montana Storage Facility

Insurance money may replace the 1963 Corvette convertible stolen from an East Helena, Montana couple this week.

But no amount of money can ever replace the sentimental value of their classic C2 Corvette

[VIDEO] 1967 Corvette Featured in Apple Music Commercial with James Corden

[VIDEO] 1967 Corvette Featured in Apple Music Commercial with James Corden

Coming up with an attention-grabbing ad for a company as well known as Apple has to be tough.

After all, everyone is comparing the new ad to the iconic “Think Different” and “Breaking 1984” ads that have become classics.

Now, in this funny commercial unveiled during the Emmys Sunday, we have Late Late Show host James Corden pretending to pitch ads to Apple executives, who pretend not to be too impressed with his over-the-top ideas.

850 of 1,000 Corvette Grand Sport Collector Editions Will Go to US Customers

Chevrolet to Build 850 2017 Corvette Grand Sport Collector Editions for US Customers

When Chevrolet first unveiled the new 2017 Corvette Grand Sport in Geneva, it was the 2017 Grand Sport Collector Edition in the new Watkins Glen Gray with Tension Blue Hash Marks and Interior. The new model caused quite a splash overseas and at home especially when it was learned that only 1,000 Collector Editions would be offered.

Chevrolet has held back production of the Collector Edition until after the regular Grand Sport launch, but the good news is that they are now sending order information and allocation numbers to dealers this week.

From the new information, we have learned that 850 of the 1,000 Collector Editions will be offered to US customers while the rest will be exported to foreign markets.

2017 Corvette Grand Sport

Dealer allocations will be tight with even the largest Corvette sellers having just a handful. Production of the Collector Edition Grand Sports will also be spread out over a five month period beginning in October and ending in February. The first order period will be in September so if there is interest, hopefully you’ve already spoken to your dealer.

The 2017 Corvette Collector Edition in available as a Coupe or Convertible and will be offered only in 3LT trim. The Collector Edition features Watkins Glen Gray Metallic with Carbon Flash badge package and Satin Black full-length body stripes. Black Grand Sport Cup Wheels and the Tension Blue fender hash marks complete the look.

On the inside, the Tension Blue leather and suede interior will amaze. The two-tone seats feature blue accent stitching along with seat and steering wheel emblems and the numbered plaque featuring the 1963 Corvette Grand Sport is one of the best designs yet.

2017 Corvette Grand Sport Interior

The Z25 RPO adds $4,995 to the cost of a 3LT-equipped Corvette Grand Sport Coupe or Convertible and so the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport Collector Edition models will start at $80,190 for the Coupe and $84,190 for the Convertible. The ultimate Grand Sport Collector Edition Corvettes can also be equipped with the Z07 Performance Package which would add an additional $7,995 to the price.


Only 1,000 Corvette Grand Sport Collector Edition Models Will Be Offered
Official Pricing for 2017 Corvettes is Now Available
Chevrolet Introduces the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport


Mid Engine C8 Corvette to Come with Dual Clutch Auto Transmission Only

Mid Engine C8 Corvette to Come with Dual Clutch Auto Transmission Only
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Speculation is running rampant on the Internet these days about what’s believed to be the long-dreamed-about mid-engine C8 Corvette, predicted to be a 2019 model.

Car & Driver’s Don Sherman believes the new Corvette will have just one transmission available when it comes out in less than two years – a dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT) from Tremec.

Sherman says Tremec – which supplies the manual transmission for the C7 – decided not to reinvent the helical gear used in DCTs, so to speak, and instead just bought a company that already knew how to make such a transmission – Hoerbiger Drivetrain Mechantronics.

Hoerbiger currently provides DCT transmissions for Mercedes-AMG, Ferrari, and McLaren.

That merger has led to Tremec’s TR-9007 family of transmissions that can be provided in rear-drive, all-wheel-drive, and transaxle configurations. Car & Driver believes that spy photos of prototypes of mid-engine Corvettes show that Chevy is already testing these transaxles for drivability and durability.

The magazine says the TR-9007 should be very capable of being used in a new Corvette since Tremec engineering documents show it can handle 9000-rpm maximum input speed and 664 lb-ft of torque, both of which exceed the current C7 Z06 levels.

The new transmission, with a die-cast aluminum housing, has seven forward gears, including three overdrive ratios, and a 5.6:1 ratio spread, and is described as “virtually dry wet clutches” by Tremec.

DCTs are more efficient because their helical gears (in place of a conventional automatic’s planetary gears) create lower hydraulic and friction losses. Because torque delivery is not interrupted during upshifts, DCTs can generally accelerate faster than manual transmissions.

Car & Driver

[SPIED] Spy Photos Capture Side View of the Mid Engine 2019 C8 Corvette
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Car and Driver: Next Generation C8 Corvette to be Mid Engine Only


Corvette Racing at COTA: Championship Leads Intact Leaving Austin

Corvette Racing at COTA: Championship Leads Intact Leaving Austin

Gavin, Milner increase GTLM Driver’s Championship lead

AUSTIN, Texas (Sept. 17, 2016) – Corvette Racing met its goal Saturday of a solid points haul to maximize its championship position heading into the final race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen in the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R placed third in a closely fought GT Le Mans (GTLM) class in the Lone Star Le Mans race at Circuit of The Americas.