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[VIDEO] MotorTend Head 2 Head: 1967 Corvette 427 vs 1968 Porsche 911L

We’ve seen all kinds of road tests with the 2014 Corvette Stingray going head to head with many other competitors over the past few months.

Today, though, we take a step back into the past with Motor Trend’s Head 2 Head, hosted by Jonny Lieberman, senior features editor at the magazine.

He puts a 1967 Corvette with a 427 V8 against a 1968 Porsche 911L with a 2.0-liter flat-six.

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The Rumor Mill Heats Up Again with Talk of a Mid-Engine ZR1 Corvette

If you’ve been following Corvettes for sometime, you are probably aware of the oft-repeated rumor will basically goes like this: The next generation Corvette will feature a mid-engine design. As in the engine goes behind the seats, but in front of the rear axle.

Motor Trend came out yesterday with a “hot scoop” saying they have multiple sources that tell them that Chevrolet is indeed working on the next version of the Corvette ZR1 and that it will be mid-engined. Not only that, but the C8 Corvette will also feature a mid-engine design as well.

We’ve seen this time and again, so what makes this time any different than previous mid-engine design rumors?

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I am sure you’ve played this highly subjective game before with one of your Corvette friends: Old school vs new school. It’s tough enough to judge two different Corvettes from the same year, but what happens when they are separated by over 45 years? Watch the video and tell us in the comments which way you would go!

This week on Generation Gap, Matt and Davin face a tough decision between the undeniable classic style and rarity of the 1963 Split Window Corvette and the modern convenience and power of the 2007 Corvette Z06. Which would you choose?

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Motor Trend’s Roadkill Ep 27 features a 1975 Corvette and the Corvette Museum’s Sinkhole.

Chevy runs deep! This time Freiburger and Finnegan find out just how deep as they visit the infamous sinkhole that opened up inside the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. To do it Roadkill style, the guys find the worst Corvette they can buy, get it running after sitting for six years, break auto parts, experience gators firsthand, and visit the Corvette assembly plant. Finally, they try and convince the Corvette Museum to let them leave their ’75 Stingray behind…inside the sinkhole.

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[VIDEO] Motor Trend Epic Comparison of the Corvette Stingray, Porsche 911 Carrera 4S and the Ferrari F12

Motor Trend wasn’t able to get a couple of the newest supercars – the 2014 Corvette Stingray Z51 and the Ferrari F12 – for its annual Best Driver’s Car contest earlier this year, when the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S took the title again for the second straight year.

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[VIDEO] Motor Trend Dyno’s the 2014 Corvette Stingray

by Mitch Talley on September 12, 2013

[VIDEO] Motor Trend Dyno's the 2014 Corvette Stingray

How much horsepower will the C7’s new V8 engine be able to produce on the dyno?

Well, Jessi Lang with The J-Turn web show for Motor Trend wanted to find out so she took a 2014 Corvette Stingray to the K&N facility. With Robert “Pops” Calles, product tech with K&N, behind the wheel, the blue Z51 was taken to the limit on the dyno, literally.

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[VIDEO] GM's Mark Reuss Talks Corvette Stingray with Motor Trend's WOT

General Motors’ North American President Mark Reuss visits with Motor Trend’s Wide Open Throttle crew and he talks about the new Corvette Stingray and the new Camaro Z/28. What’s in the future for Chevy’s high performance line up? Check out the video after the jump.

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[PIC] Throwback Thursday: Motor Trend Tests the 1958 Corvette

It’s time for Throwback Thursday where we feature vintage photos of Corvettes. In 1958, Chevrolet rolled out a major update on its now five year old sports car and like the 2014 Corvette Stingray, the press was eager to get their hands on it to see what it could do.

Motor Trend was lucky to score three 1958 Corvettes which are shown here at Buttonwillow Raceway with the MT crew getting ready to put the car through its paces.

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[VIDEO] Motor Trend Tests the 2014 Corvette Stingray Z51

Yesterday we shared the instrumented testing data of the 2014 Corvette Stingray from Edmunds.com and now this morning we can also share Motor Trend’s test of the C7.

Motor Trend tested both a Z51 Stingray with a a 7-Speed manual at GM’s proving grounds, but they also had the opportunity to test a Z51 Stingray with an automatic transmission on public roads in Central California. So their review contains both performance estimates from their tests as well as the more subjective review from driving the Stingray on public streets.

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Motor Trend Takes A Closer Look at Howard Weaver's Car Collection

Some people have had car collecting in their blood ever since they can remember. Howard Weaver of Ann Arbor, Michigan is one of those people.

In fact, after 77 years of doing so, Weaver has probably been collecting cars maybe longer than anybody in the United States. A little qualifier on that status: Weaver’s dad actually is the one who paid $50 for a 1931 American Austin in 1936 when little Howard was just 6 years old. That two-passenger coupe later became Howard’s first car, and he still has it along with many other outstanding vehicles in a series of four heated barns on his property. That car was the impetus for a lifetime of collecting cars.

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