We’ve all seen that famous video where a Corvette Z06 overtakes a car on the autobahn at 200 mph. It looks like these guys down in “Mexico” attempted to recreate the scene to see how a 200 mph fly-by from a Corvette ZR1 would look to another car doing the speed limit down the highway.
One of our favorite things to do at the major Corvette shows is to walk both the show grounds and parking lots to look at the fun, witty and personality-descriptive vanity license plates that are adorned on America’s favorite sports cars.
We maintain the theory that there are two types of vanity plates. The first type describes the car while the second type is more focused on the owner. Lucky for us, Bloomington Gold offers a target rich environment where both types are on display.
We’ve featured a couple videos now from the XCAR automotive video channel. Here is Drew from XCAR taking a few laps around the 24 Hours of Le Mans in a new Corvette Stingray the morning before the 24 hour race. This is one of the fastest “parade laps” we’ve seen yet for the Stingray and Drew just can’t believe his lucky stars to be driving the circuit de la Sarthe.
Drew from XCAR gets to drive a few laps of Circuit de la Sarthe before the start of the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans in a 2014 Corvette Stingray.
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One of the hottest designs to come out of the 2013 SEMA Show was the Forgiato widebody Corvette Stingray. While previous SEMA shows have featured redesigned or rebodied Corvettes as show cars or pre-production concepts, the Forgiato widebody seems to have real staying power as more individuals are emulating the design with their own cars.
Previous Forgiato C7 widebodys have been featured in some rather unique exterior colors like Aston Martin Blue and Tangelo Orange, but we found this Forgiato Stingray on eBay painted in one of the factory colors – Arctic White.
There’s little doubt that today’s Corvette is much stronger and safer than previous generations. Like most modern cars, the Corvette Stingray has predetermined crumple zones that absorb the energy of an impact while the cockpit’s front and side airbags deploy to help protect the driver. And after all that happens, OnStar is there to call emergency services as soon as a crash is detected.
It’s the first of the month and that means its sales reporting time for the major auto manufacturers.
General Motors sales report for June 2014 shows 2,723 Corvettes were sold during the month. That’s 219.2% higher than the 853 Corvettes sold during the same month in 2013. June’s Corvette sales lagged approximately 605 units behind the 3,328 Corvettes sold in May 2014 for a decrease of -18.2% between the two months.
The 2014 edition of The Granddaddy of all Corvette shows, Bloomington Gold, took place last weekend in Champaign, Illinois. This year was the show’s the second year on the University of Illinois campus in Champaign. Our super fantastic photo gallery from the event awaits you after the break.
A new Corvette Stingray Z51 will be on the market in mid-July.
But don’t look for it at your neighborhood Chevy dealer.
This Stingray is the latest radio controlled 1/10 scale replica from Vaterra, and it appears to be much more high-tech than the New Bright RC Stingray that came out last year.
On Friday, GM issued a recall notice for four vehicles, one of which was the 2014 Corvette Stingray. Specifically, the potential issue has to do with the rear-shock absorbers in Stingrays with the FE1 or FE3 suspensions.