Picking the right set of wheels for a Corvette is one of the most important choices of personalization an owner can make. Chevrolet has introduced a number of new wheel packages for the 2016 Corvette including a new standard wheel for the Stingray. So let’s take a look at the wheel options that will be available for the 2016 Corvette Stingray and Z06.
At the National Corvette Museum’s Bash, we learned that 8,206 Corvette Z06s have been produced so far in 2015. That count is as of April 22nd, so by now that number has probably grown in the few days it’s taken us to digest this information.
Regardless of the Corvette Z06’s 2.95 second 0-60 mph time or a 1.2g lateral grip, when you get down to it, the most important number is how many can GM sell. Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter called 2015 “The Year of the Z06″. Now we know why!
Members of Chevrolet’s Corvette Team were at the National Corvette Museum’s Bash last week to rollout information about the 2016 Corvette and we were there with camera’s rolling to bring the full experience of the What’s News Seminar to those who couldn’t attend.
Presenting on behalf of the Corvette Team was Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter, Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles, Corvette Interior Design Manager Ryan Vaughan and Bowling Green Assembly Plant Manager Jeff Lamarche.
As promised over the weekend at the National Corvette Museum’s Bash, Chevrolet pushed out the 2016 Corvette Order Guide to dealers today and we got our hands on a copy thanks to our friends at Kerbeck Corvette in Atlantic City, NJ. The Order Guide details all the changes and updates for the model year and spells out which options and features are available on the various models and trim packages.
Click here to download the 2016 Corvette Order Guide [PDF].
On Friday, Chevrolet introduced all the changes and upgrades to the 2016 model year Corvette. Today, we take a closer look at the limited edition 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R edition which pays homage to the factory-backed Corvette Racing team.
The Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition will be available in fourth quarter 2015 and is limited to just 500 units. So if you want one of these, you better start talking to a dealership about getting on a list because we don’t expect these to hanging around dealership lots once they are produced.
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 guys at the Texas tuning shop of Late Model Racecraft have really made a name for themselves over the last few years. In a new video, we see LMR’s Steven Fereday introducing their latest project – a custom-wrapped Corvette Z06 from Atlanta Custom Wraps in the shop for LMR’s Stage II Corvette Z06 package. With the upgrades, the Corvette dynos at 750 rwhp on boost only and with the nitrous system, the Z06 generates 1,000 hp!
Our friend Rick Conti at Ohio’s Coughlin Chevrolet has been Johnny-on-the-spot when it comes to spotting the color changes coming on the new 2016 Corvette.
Rick was the first to notice that Velocity Yellow was on a major constraint for 2015 Corvettes earlier this month and that a possible color change was coming. Then he found the RPO code for a new Yellow in GM’s Order System. Now, Rick is attempting to break the internet with the reveal of the new 2016 color chips and their new names.
My 16-year-old son Chris just got a GMC Sierra pickup as his first vehicle.
Boy, how he loves that truck, but we like to joke that it gets nearly 8 gallons to the mile. It’s not quite that bad, but when Chris pulls into a gas station, the attendants give us a standing ovation. I think we’re singlehandedly responsible for half of Racetrac’s profit margin last quarter.
That’s one reason we can sympathize with John Hennessey as the supertuner floors this 2015 Corvette Z06 with the new 8-speed automatic transmission to get a baseline performance reading on what she’ll do before he performs his magic under the hood.