Just a string of coincidences or a guiding hand from above?
Dawn Hughes grew up in a family that loved Corvettes. In fact, for years her dad drove a 1964 Sting Ray convertible that he loved, but he eventually had to sell the car.
But not before he passed on his love of Corvettes to Dawn. In fact, she saved all she could for years to get one of her own. During what turned out to be their last conversation about Corvettes, her dad smiled and said, “I want to be there when you get it.”
Chevrolet has long wanted the Corvette to be accepted overseas.
Well, we don’t know if the sale of one yellow Stingray would qualify as cause for celebration in the halls of General Motors, but CarNewsChina.com – which boasts that it features “Everything About Cars in China” – is sharing a photo of such a car in Shanghai submitted by reader Antoine Chalendard.
Last year during the Corvette Stingray’s rollout, we were able to get our hands on a couple of reports through the year that showed the number of Corvettes sold by the top 100 Corvette dealers. We like to say that knowledge is power and knowing which Chevrolet dealer in your area specializes in selling Corvettes can make the buying process that much easier.
Now we have a final count from 2014 of Corvette sales by the top 50 Chevrolet dealers. Want to know who is selling Corvettes and how many? Read on…
General Motors released the monthly sales reports this morning for February 2015. The good news for Corvette fans is that sales are strong with 2,605 new Stingrays and Z06s delivered during the short month. This figure is 6.8% higher than sales reported during February 2014 which saw 2,438 Corvettes delivered.
For the 2015 Calendar Year, Corvette sales total 4,732 for a 0.7% gain over 2014 which was just 33 cars less at 4,699.
Here’s another Corvette Stingray tuned and updated by GeigerCars of Germany. Geiger has been the go-to tuner for American cars in Europe and this new Corvette Stingray build might just be one of their best yet. Check out some pics of the new GeigerCars Corvette Stingray at the shop of their wrap partners Print Tech.
Last week on the BBC’s Top Gear, we got to see the C7 Corvette Stingray make its first appearance on the British automotive show where it was featured for nearly 10 minutes.
The Velocity Yellow Stingray was put through its paces by co-host Richard Hammond and then it was compared and reviewed against the Porsche Cayman GTS. Of course, no Top Gear appearance is complete without seeing how the car would place on the leaderboard when driven by ace test driver “The Stig”.
While the TV version showed a split screen between the cars while the lap was being run, Top Gear has released the full video of the Corvette Stingray’s individual lap by The Stig.
It’s the final Friday in the month of February and that means it’s time for another installment of a “Black Friday” photo gallery. So here’s a random photo gallery made up of 41 black Corvettes spanning seven generations. We’re admitting in advance that the gallery does feature more black Corvette Z06s than ever before but that’s because they are more plentiful now that they are out on the streets.
It isn’t easy to impress the folks at Consumer Reports, but the 2015 Corvette Stingray 3LT just did it.
The Bowling Green-assembled Corvette earned a total of 92 points in Consumer Reports’ annual rating of vehicles, highest out of all American sports cars. Runner-up was the Chevrolet Camaro SS with 66 points.
Car & Driver magazine is, and has been for many years, one of the top car magazines, with a history of colorful characters (David E. Davis and Brock Yates spring to mind) and outrageous comparison articles (Pontiac GTO vs. Ferrari GTO and the GMC Syclone vs. Ferrari 348ts, to mention just two). They never seem to pass up a chance to tip over the sacred cows of the automotive world.
We weren’t too surprised then when we heard of their latest, and maybe the ultimate, comparison test — a stock 2014 Corvette Stingray vs. the arctic blast of old man winter. This was not just a run-of-the-mill cold start test. You see, C & D’s editorial headquarters are in beautiful downtown Ann Arbor, Mich. and last Friday Michigan was the coldest state in the country. Ann Arbor had an overnight low of -30°F, which was just shy of the -44°F low at the North Pole!