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[VIDEO] 2014 Corvette Stingray is Unveiled in Japan

by Mitch Talley on December 9, 2013

[VIDEO] 2014 Corvette Stingray is Unveiled in Japan
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama

The new Corvette Stingray and Cadillac CTS models may be racking up all kinds of prestigious honors in their homeland, but several thousand miles away, it remains to be seen if that hardware will pay off in the form of increased sales in Japan.

GM Japan is anxious to see its efforts pay off in Japan, where it has expanded its lineup of cars to 10 from four in 2010. Despite that expansion, GM still managed to eke out just 1,200 sales in 2012.

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Japanese Tuner RK Design Shows Off Custom ZR1 Corvette

by Mitch Talley on January 30, 2013

Japanese Tuner RK Design Shows off Custom ZR1 Corvette

The C6 Corvette ZR1 may be in its closing months of production, but that doesn’t mean it still doesn’t have some life left in it.

For example, a few days ago, Japanese tuning house RK Design unveiled a custom ZR1 for the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon.

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[VIDEO] Japan's Better Motoring Pits LFA vs. GT-R, ZR1, 911 GT2 RS and F430 GT3

Here is a comparison video from Japan’s Best Motoring TV show that puts the Lexus LFA against the Nissan GT-R, Corvette ZR1, Porsche 911 GT2 RS and the Ferrari F430 GT3 for a 3-lap attack at Fuji Speedway.

The comparison is epic proof of why we don’t put too much stock into comparisons as this was all about the drivers and their lack of familiarity with any car that wasn’t Japanese. The Corvette driver seemed particularly tentative in the corners and really failed to utilize one of the ZR1′s core strengths: brakes. Despite that minor observation, it’s always fun to see these epic sports cars battling on a track. You have to watch the video to find out how it ends.

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Corvette Back in Japan's Super GT after 3 Year Absence

BadBoyVettes tells us the Chevrolet Corvette will once again be competing in Japan’s SuperGT Series after a three year absence. Tomei Sports will be campaigning the Callaway Corvette Z06R for the RUNUP Sports blog in the GT300 class which BBV says is a lot like GT3. The series gets started in April 2011 and goes nine rounds through November 2011.

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