At the Chevrolet Media Preview for the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas, we had the opportunity to talk with Corvette/Camaro’s Marketing Manager John Fitzpatrick. We spoke about the 3 new Stingray Concepts, 2014 Corvette Stingray production and we asked John about the rumors of the one year wait for the Z51 option.
On the eve of the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas and hours before they are officially revealed in person at this evening’s Media reception (which will be live streamed starting at 7:25 pm PT), Chevrolet is showing off its performance car portfolio consisting of Corvettes, Camaros and the new Chevy SS Performance Sedan.
There are three Corvette Stingray Concepts being shown at SEMA, two Stingray Coupes and a Convertible. Chevy is calling two of the Corvette Stingrays the Atlantic and Pacific Concepts. The third Stingray is the real life version of a Corvette that can be seen and driven in the upcoming Play Station 3 game Gran Turismo 6, which commemorates the games 15th anniversary.
Chevrolet is bringing this year’s SEMA show to YOU!
Beginning tonight at 7:25 pm PT (10:35 pm ET), Chevrolet will be showing off its concept vehicles, celebrity builds and performance parts reveals live from their exclusive pre-SEMA media event. Then on Tuesday morning at 11:30 am PT (2:30 pm ET), you can watch Chevrolet’s press conference live from the SEMA show floor!
The new Corvette Stingray is one of those cars that is just begging for customization that takes an already great car to even higher levels.
One such treatment comes to us courtesy of Michigan-based TZD, which has named it the P58 Concept.
Forgiato Wheels has recently shown off a rendering of a widebody C7 Corvette Stingray that the company is building for the SEMA show next month in Las Vegas. The Corvette is being modified by Topo aka the self-proclaimed widebody king. The render shows what the finished Corvette will look like when finished but we also found some pics showing the transformation in progress.
The one-of-a-kind 2011 “Jake Edition” Corvette Grand Sport built for the 2010 SEMA show will be auctioned on Friday afternoon at the National Corvette Museum with proceeds going to the new NCM Motorsports Park. Tickets are just $20 and there are no limits on how many tickets will be sold.
Our friends at Mid America Motorworks have picked up another prestigious award.
Mid America, which is the world’s largest supplier and manufacturer of aftermarket parts for Corvettes, has just been named the winner of the 2012 eBay Motors People’s Picks Award for Best Source for Restoration Parts.
One of the draws of SEMA is that you know you are going to see some cool custom cars and in our opinion, one of the best custom vettes on display at this year’s show was Rod Saboury’s 1963 Split Window Corvette he calls “Black Widow”. If Rod’s name rings a bell, it’s because Saboury was also the man behind the World’s fastest street Legal 1963 Corvette drag car which we featured just last month.
We came, we saw and we survived another great week at the annual SEMA show. We’re leaving Las Vegas Friday morning to fly across the country and so we thought this would be a great time to drop our photo gallery of Corvettes on display at the show.
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.