GM has issued a recall for 40,028 Corvettes built during the 2005 and 2006 model years. Specifically, the recall covers Corvettes built between March 2004 and January 2006 that have the tilt/telescopic steering column (RPO N37). Check your build date on the driver’s side doorjamb to see if your early C6 falls into that time period of manufacture.
When the GM rolled out the Corvette Grand Sport, Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles thought the new model would account for about half of all Corvette production. He was right. So far though April 14, 51% of all Corvettes built are Grand Sports. While the Grand Sport has helped increase the amount of convertibles built from 20% of Model Year production in 2009 to 28% in 2010, the shocker is how much the Grand Sport has reduced the number of Z06s, to just 4% of production. Perhaps now we see why the Corvette Z06 is getting all the attention for 2011.
GM’s monthly sales report shows 1,089 Corvettes delivered in the month of April. That’s the largest amount of sales in five months and the first time this year that sales have broken the one thousand mark. The number is down from last year’s 1,407 by -22.6%. Year to date, Corvettes sales are down -21% with 3,522 deliveries in 2010 vs 4,459 in 2009.
On the left is the 2011 Corvette featuring the new Inferno Orange exterior. On the right is a C6 Corvette painted in Atomic Orange. Which color do you prefer?
Check out more 2011 Inferno Orange Corvette photos from the C5/C6 Bash.
In commemorating the 50th anniversary of Corvette’s first class win at Le Mans, GM built a very special one of one tribute to the 1960 Briggs Cunningham Corvette. VIN #00001 shares the same exterior cues including the twin stipes over the hood, roof and trunk and the #3. A special graphic on the B-pillar features a 50th Anniversary logo and then dates 1960 and 2010.
Check out the design for this year’s dash plaque and name tag which was passed out to all attendees here at the Corvette Museum’s C5/C6 Bash. Notice anything interesting?
I was ROTFLMAO after seeing the OMGZR1 Corvette license plate. Very cool. TTYL!
Munich-based Tuner GeigerCars has a history of tuning Corvettes. Recently, they got their hands on a 2010 Corvette Grand Sport and like most tuners, felt that the 436-horsepower sports car was under powered. After all, why be satisfied with 436 hp when you get to 588 horsepower by adding a 2.3 liter supercharger? GeigerCars claims the Corvette with now run 0-60 mph in under 4 seconds and has a top speed of 209 mph.
Corvette Racing Program Manager Doug Fehan visited the set of Autoline After Hours on Thursday evening. This is an extensive one-hour interview featuring John McElroy, host of Autoline Daily and Autoline Detroit. Also joining in the conversation is the Autoextremist Peter De Lorenzo and David Welch from BusinessWeek and Bloomberg News.