On Friday Morning at the National Corvette Museum’s Bash event, Chevrolet officially revealed the changes and updates that will be available on the 2016 Corvette. In addition to a number of new features and upgrades, two new colors will be available as well as three special design packages and a Corvette Z06 C7.R special edition.
We just completed Day One of our three days at the National Corvette Museum for the annual Bash event. No 2016 Corvettes were on display today and several potential 2016s had the C7.R car cover we first spotted at SEMA last year. So you can imagine our excitement when Bowling Green Plant Manager Jeff Lamarche showed up at the end of the day with a 2016 Corvette Stingray in the new Corvette Racing Yellow.
The staff at the National Corvette Museum must be some of the busiest folks in Corvette-land. This weekend, April 23-25, in addition to hosting several thousand Corvette fans from across the country at the NCM Bash, they will also be raffling off two 2015 Corvette Stingrays—a Shark Gray Coupe and an Arctic White Convertible.
The National Corvette Museum’s 2015 show season kicks off this week with their annual Bash. Attendees at the Bash will get a first look at the 2016 Corvette Stingray and Z06, attend any number of interesting seminars as well as participate in one of several road tours and other miscellaneous activities.
In addition to getting up close and personal with the 2016 Corvettes, attendees can hear all the dirty details of the next model year straight from members of GM’s engineering team who will be on hand to answer any of your questions.
At the Corvette Museum’s 2014 Bash, Steve Wesoloski from Cosworth was on site to talk about the 2015 Corvette’s Performance Data Recorder. The Performance Data Recorder (also called the PDR) features a high def camera that records front-facing video of the car onto an SD card and then you can overlay a variety of telemetry data over the video. That telemetry ranges from speed and RPMs to a G-Force meter or location on the track via GPS.
The NCM Bash this weekend traditionally marks the rollout of the next model year Corvette, an event where you can go and see all of the new Corvette goodies up close and personal. Seminars feature a host of Corvette engineers, designers and racers speaking on just about any topic you can think of relating to our favorite car.
On the Saturday seminar at April 2013′s National Corvette Museum Bash, we got an update on all the happenings over at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant where the Chevrolet Corvette is built. Plant Manager Dave Tatman talks about closing out the C6 Corvette and preparing and building the C7 Corvette Stingray. He also talks about moving the Performance Build Center from Wixxom, MI to the BGAP.
Last Friday at the National Corvette Museum’s Bash Event, Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter and Product Manager Harlan Charles delivered their 2014 Corvette Stingray seminar to a capacity crowd. With so much information coming out about the new Corvette, the seminar lasted nearly two full hours!
Like previous years, the seminar also gave us the highlights and some final numbers on the current model year (2013) before delving into the new Stingray content. And because pricing for the Stingray was announced just an hour before the event started, we get to hear the Corvette Team’s first official comments on the manufacturers suggested retail pricing of $51,995 for the 1LT Coupe and $56,995 for the 1LT Convertible.
At the conclusion of the National Corvette Museum’s annual Bash event, the Lagnua Blue Corvette Stingray Coupe and the Night Race Blue Convertible were taken outside and loaded onto an auto transporter for destinations unknown. We were still at the NCM just after 5pm on Saturday when we noticed the staff was preparing to move the Corvettes. Lucky for us, we caught the whole event on video.