One of the really great gifts I got for Christmas as a kid was a slot car track. I remember racing friends and family for hours!
Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve had the opportunity to play with the Anki OVERDRIVE racing system and it’s amazing how technology has advanced the concept of the simple slot car race track into smartphone-powered battle racers. If you’ve ever played any racing games on consoles or your smart phone, you get that style of game play combined with the real life racing action on the track.
Photo Credit: Car and Driver
Maybe Car and Driver should have headlined its long-term wrap of the 2014 Stingray “Beauty and the Beast” or maybe “I love to hate you.”
Based on what we’ve seen on various forums, with many owners bragging about how great their experience has been with their first-year C7, it seems as though Car and Driver was just unlucky enough to get the exception, rather than the rule.
While I’ve never owned a 1977 Corvette, that model still holds a special place in my heart because I graduated from high school that year. My buddy Greg even owned a white one back in the day, and I talked to him about the car, long since sold, a few months ago at of all places, a funeral.
It’s the personal stories like those that make Corvettes so interesting, and that’s why this Regular Car Review of a silver 1977 Corvette Restomod struck a note with me.
Not many of us will ever have the chance to see a super-rare L88 Corvette in person.
But thanks to “Muscle Car Video of the Week #117,” you can get the next best thing. Click on the link, and on your computer screen will pop up a 1968 Corvette with the legendary L88 427 engine.
Will the Corvette be able to continue its winning ways in Road & Track’s Performance Car of the Year competition?
The 2014 Corvette Stingray Z51 captured the magazine’s first contest in 2013.
To be chosen for the contest, a car had to have significant updates over the previous year’s car (leaving out the BMW M3, Alfa 4C, and Nissan GT-R) and had to be at the top of the performance bracket (leaving out cars like the Mazda Miata). In addition, manufacturers of the Lamborghini Huracan and McLaren 675LT said they didn’t want to compete this year.
Don’t expect to see too many C7 Corvettes Z06s in professional drifting competitions anytime soon.
That’s the word from Sue Callaway, senior automotive editor at Time Inc.
Kelley Blue Book is out with their review of the 2015 Corvette Z06 and the results are mixed. Actually, most of the review is very good news for Chevrolet as the car gets put through its paces and seems to deliver in every way. But at the end, we hear the overheating problem has reared its ugly head on what looks to be a mild 80 degree day in California.
Watch The Smoking Tire’s Matt Farah drive a supercharged Corvette Stingray Coupe equipped with a Magnuson supercharger which provides 100 extra horsepower and 100 extra lb/ft of torque at the wheels.
Photo Credit: Scott Jacobs/Edmunds.com
We’re always excited when a car magazine picks a Corvette to join its long-term test fleet.
We were doubly excited when car shopping website Edmunds.com broke from tradition and added a 49-year-old 1966 Corvette Sting Ray to its long-term test fleet.