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[VIDEO] Land Rover Defender 4x4 Gets More Power From aCorvette's LS3 V8 Engine

If you want a 4×4 with a touch of Corvette, then Wildcat Automotive (which claims “Off Road Is Our Road” as its slogan) out of the United Kingdom has just the thing for you.

It’s a Rover Defender with the same kind of LS3 small block 6.2-liter V8 that powered the C6 Chevrolet Corvette so admirably from 2005 to 2013.

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Hot Wheels and Star Wars Introduce New Series with a Life-Sized Darth Vader Corvette

That tremor you felt in the force last week as millions of people suddenly cried out and then were silenced wasn’t the result of some interplanetary conflict. No, that collective gasp heard online was the unveiling of a new Hot Wheel’s Darth Vader show car at San Diego’s Comic-Con convention.

The Darth Vader car is the first in a new series of Star Wars character cars from Hot Wheels available this October.

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Callaway to Offer a 570 hp version of the Chevy SS Performance Sedan

One of our favorite tuners continues to make news this year. Callaway has already announced the Corvette Aerowagon project is a go and they were the first to supercharge the Gen 5 eco-tech engine found in the new Silverado. Today, Callaway officially announced they will be offering the Callaway SS, a supercharged 570 horsepower version of the Chevy SS performance sedan.

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Corvette-Powered Sin R1 Supercar Makes Its Debut at Goodwood

Some may say the 1960s and 1970s were the Golden Age of the muscle car.

But the figures that we keep hearing from cars of today make us think that THIS is the Golden Age for horsepower-craving enthusiasts.

Take, for example, one car you may never even have heard of – the Sin R1, which claims to deliver 0 to 60 times of 2.5 seconds with its 6.2-liter LS3 V8 borrowed from the C6 Corvette.

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The New 2014 SS Brings LS3 Power to Chevrolet's Performance Car Line Up

If you watched any of the NASCAR Sprint Cup racing activity from Daytona International Speedway last month you no doubt noticed the bright blue sedan pacing the field. Chevrolet took the wraps off that brand new SS sedan which is their first rear wheel drive performance sedan since 1996. Under the hood is the same LS3 that powers the 2013 Corvette.

The 2014 SS will also be the ride of choice for Chevrolet’s Sprint Cup teams this year.

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SEMA 2012: Magnuson Introduces New

C6 Corvette owners looking for more power have often turned to supercharging their LS3 engines but in doing so, it often required the expense of adding a new high rise hood to insure the proper fit. At the 2012 SEMA show, we learned that Magnuson will be offering their new “Heartbeat” TVS supercharger that fits under the stock hood of an LS3-equipped Corvette.

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Two English Gents Show How to Cook with a Corvette V8 Engine

We’ve all heard of having fun with our Corvette, but a recent video from recombu.com’s Joyride with Rory Reid features the host and his pal, English actor/comedian Robert Llewellyn, definitely taking that idea and spinning it off in a different direction.

The two gents used a Corvette C6 convertible for what some might term a “car-b-que” in the English countryside and captured the entire unique experience on video.

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Zip Corvette: Modifying a New Corvette Grand Sport

by Mitch Talley on July 13, 2012

Zip Corvette: Modifying a New Corvette Grand Sport

My grandpa always used to say that there’s nothing wrong with listening to what a smart person has already figured out for you.

I thought of him as I was reading how Justin Abbott, the vice president and technical supervisor at Zip Corvette Parts, tests and develops parts for their extensive catalog.

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Mid-Engined Alessi AR-1 is a Corvette-Powered Supercar

by Mitch Talley on April 16, 2012

Mid-Engined Alessi AR-1 is a Corvette-Powered Supercar

Mid-engined Corvettes have been the grist of the rumor mill for decades. Some are even hopeful the upcoming C7 Corvette might break the current rear-wheel drive mold.

But if you just can’t wait and see what General Motors is going to do with the next-generation Corvette, then you might want to check out the Alessi Fiberglass AR-1 since this exotic beauty gets its power courtesy of a Corvette LS3 motor mounted behind the cockpit.

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CorvetteBlogger Visits the GM Performance Build Center

by Guest Contributor on July 30, 2011

CorvetteBlogger visits the GM Performance Build Center

Article and photos contributed by Steve Burns

As part of the NCRS national convention last week we were able to participate in a tour of GM’s Performance Build Center. The facility is located about an hour northwest of Detroit in Wixom, MI. The low-volume plant hand assembles all of the dry sump motors for Corvettes. Previously, they also made the powerplants for the Cadillac STS-V and XLR-V. You can learn more about this unique facility and take a photo tour with us after the break.

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