During the rollout out of the C6 in 2005, Chevy introduced just the base coupe and convertible models with the performance-laden Z06 coming a year later in 2006. When Chevrolet introduces the C7 Corvette next year, the speculation is that we’ll initially have just two models to choose from – the standard Coupe and Convertible – while the upgraded Grand Sports, Z06 and ZR1 performance models will arrive at a later date. Now Motor Trend has weighed in with their predictions of just exactly when we can expect to see the various Corvettes appear in C7 form.
Road & Track magazine has been testing Corvettes ever since the first one was built nearly 60 years ago.
But they may have outdone themselves with their current test of “every last single solitary new Corvette you can possibly buy. Or at least every version with a 6-speed manual and lots of options.”
Forza Motorsports development team took some time out of coding to get three days of first person driving experience at the Bondurant School in Phoenix, AZ. The time behind the wheel helps the developers design what they call “the most realistic and engaging video game driving experience.” Plus, driving Corvettes fast is fun!
In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Callaway Cars has announced that the famous RPO B2K option package will return to a limited number 2012 Corvettes. The popular option package first appeared in 1987 and, when selected, force-fed the stock Corvette L98 through a pair of intercooled turbos. Since that time, the Callaway Twin-Turbo Corvettes have grown in popularity amongst enthusiasts and collectors.
Motor Trend’s newest web show is called “Head2Head” and its all about comparisions of two similar cars. In the premiere episode, MT editor Angus Mackenzie compares the 2012 Corvette Grand Sport to the all new 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S. While it’s obvious from the beginning that Mackenzie has a favorite (and it’s not the Corvette), the “Head2Head” video still features some great eye candy as well as a hefty dose of the Corvette’s mighty 436-hp V8.
We’d all like to combine the styling cues of an iconic Corvette with the underpinnings of a modern C6.
Not many of us have the skills or money to perform such a transformation, however.
But thanks to the popular SPEED Channel show, Chop Cut Rebuild, and Corvette Specialty of California, we can all witness a C6 change into a Grand Sport tribute over the course of several episodes. And it won’t cost us a dime.
New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning was named the Super Bowl XLVI MVP after defeating the New England Patriots 21-17 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. For his efforts, Eli was given the key fob to a 2012 Corvette Grand Sport Centennial Edition Convertible during the post game festivities.
Chevrolet returns to the Super Bowl in a big way by offering fans the opportunity to win prizes including one of 20 vehicles with their Super Bowl App contest. In addition to the fan giveaway, we have also learned that Chevy will be awarding the Most Valuable Player with a 2012 Corvette Grand Sport Centennial Edition Convertible.
Each January all eyes on the automotive world focus on the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. All the major carmakers roll out their latest creations and concepts for the world to see. This year General Motors created a whole new display to highlight their portfolio of products. We grabbed a couple of tickets to the ritzy charity preview event so we could check out all the good stuff before the show opened to the public.
Article contributed by Mitch Talley
For those of you who believe it’s time for the current C6 Corvette to be replaced by the highly anticipated and shrouded-in-secrecy C7 edition, a video test by the British auto magazine Autocar offers plenty of ammunition.
Admittedly, the results were skewed a little since Autocar tested an automatic Grand Sport, the slowest of the 2012 GS lineup, but the competition, a 2012 Nissan GT-R and Jaguar XKR, both were, alas, still considerably faster than the Vette.