It’s the final Friday in the month of January and that means it’s time for the first “Black Friday” gallery of 2015 here at CorvetteBlogger.com. So here’s a random photo gallery made up of 33 Corvettes spanning seven generations that are all dressed in Black and looking ready to put a beat down on the competition.
One of our favorite Corvettes shows we attend religiously is the annual NCRS Winter Regional in Central Florida. This year, the show was held at the Sun ‘n Fun facility in Lakeland, Florida which is a working airport and the site of a huge annual fly-in.
The new location had its good and bad points, but overall we were positive about it as it was a great facility for hosting the Winter Regional Corvette show.
When Tadge Juechter and his crew were busy coming up with the 2015 Corvette Z06, they were probably hoping for somebody just like Gene Sanchez Leeds to climb behind the wheel.
You see, Mr. Leeds does “ridiculous things with Corvettes,” as he puts it in his blog post on Road and Track.
Put another way, he doesn’t park his Corvettes on a pedestal, instead preferring to enjoy them, and enjoy them HIS way.
Team Corvette has a Nurburgring problem.
After testing the new Corvette Z06 at the famous 12.9 mile track in Germany last year, circumstances which include a crash and rainy weather stopped the team from laying down a complete timed lap. Instead of staying in Germany and making it a priority, the team left town and that has ceded the conversation to others.
More proof arrived today that General Motors is taking its responsibility to deliver safe cars more seriously than ever before.
GM announced Wednesday a recall of about fifty 2015 Corvettes because a part on the rear suspension may not have been tightened the right way and could cause a crash.
Did Santa miss a couple things on your wish list last year? Well, don’t fret. The folks at CORSA have got you taken care of. They’ve recently their new Polygon Tail Light style exhaust tips for the C7 Corvette. They’re available in both polished and Black Pro-Series flavors and can come mated to either the Sport or Extreme 2.75″ valve back exhaust systems.
Corvette enthusiasts know that perhaps the easiest way to get more power from an engine is to add a supercharger and some other go fast parts. But that may not necessarily be the best way if you’re planning on turning your Corvette into a dedicated racer.
Katech Performance is showing a different route performance junkies and dedicated racers can take with the Stingray’s Gen 5 LT1 V8 by going back to the naturally aspirated 427 “stroker” design which Katech says its capable of producing upwards of 703 horsepower and 625 lb-ft on 93 octane fuel.
Corvette fans know that the 2015 Corvette Stingray is one of the great bargains of all time when it comes to performance per dollar, even at the manufacturers suggested retail price. The National Corvette Museum (NCM) will give someone the most incredible bargain of all—the performance of a 2015 Stingray coupe for $10. That’s right, for a mere $10 some lucky person will get the keys to a Torch Red Corvette Stingray coupe in what must be the best performance bargain ever.
If that 650 horsepower Corvette Z06 isn’t powerful enough for you, you might want to check out this upgrade from the folks at Late Model Racecraft.
They’ve just released a video showing this beautiful Velocity Yellow Z06 that they have upgraded to coax out 743 wheel horsepower, making it what might be the most powerful C7 Corvette Z06 tested on a dyno so far.