Don’t expect to see too many C7 Corvettes Z06s in professional drifting competitions anytime soon.
That’s the word from Sue Callaway, senior automotive editor at Time Inc.
We’ve been documenting Forgiato’s love affair with the C7 Corvette since the beginning when a widebody Stingray was built for the 2013 SEMA show. Over the last two years, we’ve seen about a dozen different versions of the widebody Stingray built in all kinds of colors and wheel selections.
Now that Chevy is building their own “widebody” in the form of the Corvette Z06, we wondered what Forgiato would have in store for the 650 horsepower super car. As these pictures show, we are not disappointed.
Following its tradition of auctioning first VIN Corvettes with proceeds going to charity, we are pleased to see that the first 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R edition will be offered this weekend at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas auction held at Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort.
Here’s a couple of things you don’t see every day – a Chrome C7 Corvette Stingray – and a wrecked Chrome C7 Corvette Stingray that crashed into one of those round barriers by some fuel pumps at a Shell Station.
I believe we’ve actually seen this Stingray before as it has been posted on social media numerous times. It’s hard to miss a Chrome Stingray. For the driver, it was the gas station’s fuel pumps that he just missed crashing into at this gas station in Marina Del Ray, California.
AUSTIN, Texas (Sept.19, 2015) – Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen remain in the hunt for the GT Le Mans (GTLM) Driver’s title in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship headed to the season’s final race.
The pairing led the team’s efforts with the two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs on Saturday in the Lone Star Le Mans race at Circuit of The Americas. Winners of the first two events of 2015 – the Rolex 24 At Daytona and Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring – Garcia, Magnussen and the rest of Corvette Racing can now turn their attention to the 10-hour Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in two weeks time.
Each week, Criswell Chevrolet’s Mike Furman delivers new Corvette Stingrays and Z06s to his customers who come from all parts of the country to work with the nation’s top Corvette seller.
In this week’s dispatch, Mike shares photos of this new Long Beach Red Corvette Stingray with the new Motorsports wheels. We also see a cool garage from a customer in Arizona and we have a few photos of Mr. Criswell’s new 2016 Corvette Z06 Convertible. Mike also includes his weekly bevy of barn finds, old ads and other interesting Corvette pics.
No doubt a lot of parents could have been arrested in the 1950s and 1960s for letting their children ride in the back of their two-seater Corvettes.
I remember one person writing on one of the forums about bolting a car seat in the back of his C2 Corvette to allow his kids to enjoy the car back in the day. I’m sure others didn’t go that far and just let their kids ride in the big area behind the seats in their 1963-67 Sting Rays.
The decision won’t affect American customers, but General Motors says it has changed its corporate philosophy to include the engineering of right-hand drive capabilities in certain vehicles from the beginning.
While that switch won’t help customers in places like Australia that might be candidates for the current Camaro and Silverado if they were RHD, it does offer hope in the future that such vehicles could show up some day in The Land Down Under.