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Tuner

Chevy Silverado Gets A Corvette ZR1 Heart Transplant

by Keith Cornett on July 12, 2011

Chevy Silverado Gets A Corvette ZR1 Heart Transplant

If you’ve ever met a custom tuner, you’ll find they are some of the most optimistic people on this earth. Case in point? Houston tuner Fastlane managed to stuff a 638-hp supercharged LS9 Corvette ZR1 engine into a Silverado pickup truck. We’re not sure why it was decided that a Silverado get this kind of power upgrade, but now that it’s in there, we think the end result is pretty awesome.

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Corvette-Based Endora SC-1 Heading for Production

by Keith Cornett on May 22, 2011

Corvette-Based Endora SC-1 Heading for Production

Time and time again we see custom supercars built around the C6 Corvette. The Rossi 66 and Bertone’s Mantide are two that have successfully made the jump from vaporware to production. And last week we learned German-based Endora cars is planning on using the C6 Corvette as the basis for their supercar, the Endora SC-1.

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[VIDEO] Hennessey’s ZR750 Gives Boost to Corvette ZR1

by Keith Cornett on April 16, 2011

[VIDEO] Hennessey ZR750 Gives Boost to Corvette ZR1

Texas tuner Hennessey Performance Engineering is known for their performance packages that substantially increase the power of GM and other American-built cars and trucks. Right after the initial introduction of the Corvette ZR1, HPE came out with their ZR700 package which boosted the ZR1′s horsepower to 705. Hennessey also offers the ZR750 package which brings the power on tap to 755-ponies, a ground-pounding 728 pounds-feet of torque and a top speed in excess of 224 mph! If those kind of numbers appeal to your inner racer, we encourage you to read on.

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Canadian Tuner Unveils Impressive Gold Rush Corvette

by Keith Cornett on February 27, 2011

Canadian Tuner Unveils Impressive Gold Rush Corvette

Canada. The great white north. The country that brought us back bacon, Molson beer and Ron Fellows is also home to Elite Tuners of Canada (ETC) and their Gold Rush colored C6 Corvette. The tuning company made their first appearance at the 2011 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto last week with a display of two cars in front of the Chevrolet area. Dubbed the “Top Tuner 5″ project, the Corvette and its Chevy Cruze counterpart “Top Tuner 5.5″ turned a lot of heads with the race-inspired tuning projects.

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Italian Tuner Romeo Ferraris Mods the Corvette Z06

by Keith Cornett on October 11, 2010

Italian Tuner Romeo Ferraris Mods the Corvette Z06

Italian tuner Romeo Ferraris can usually be found tuning Alfa Romeo Mito’s or the Mercedes C63 AMG but that doesn’t mean they don’t have Corvettes on the brain. Last week they unveiled a new package for the American-made Chevrolet Corvette Z06 which boosts the horsepower to levels greater than the ZR1.

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Corvette ZR1 Body Kits for C6 Coupes

by Keith Cornett on October 6, 2010

Corvette ZR1 Body Kits for C6 Coupes

There’s no doubt that the Corvette ZR1 is the baddest Corvette that GM has ever made. With 638 horsepower generated from an Eaton twin-screw supercharger, the ZR1 is capable of traveling 0-60 in 3.4 seconds and has a top speed of 205 mph. Equal to the performance is the aerodynamic body designed to generate down force and keep you planted on the road. Now Corvette C6 owners can get the great look of the Corvette ZR1 for just a fraction of the cost.

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Lingenfelter Announces 670 Horsepower Package for LS3 Corvettes

Lingenfelter Performance Engineeering is a name that is synonymous with world-class performance and their newest performance package builds on their 30 year history of taking Corvettes to the next level. The Lingenfelter LS3 C6 Corvette E-Force Supercharged Engine package makes 670 horsepower out of the 436 horsepower base LS3 and vaults a standard or Grand Sport Corvette into one of the most powerful sports cars in the world.

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Last Baldwin-Motion Phase III GT Corvette Found

by Keith Cornett on September 27, 2010

Last Baldwin-Motion Phase III GT Corvette Found

Joel Rosen’s east coast-based Motion Performance Speed Shop was legendary for building unbeatable muscle cars in the Sixties and seventies. Teaming up with Baldwin Chevrolet, customers could order a Corvette which would be torn down and rebuilt into an 11.5 second drag car, complete with factory warranty.

One the creations of Rosen was the Phase III GT which made its debut at the International Auto Show in New York City in April, 1969. Motion Performance would build just 12 of the 500+ horsepower grand touring Corvettes with the last one leaving the shop in 1971. That last Phase III GT Corvette was recently purchased from the family of the original owner and has been restored back to original condition and will be displayed at the Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals in November.

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Corvette Grand Sport HTR-GS640/SC

Harkening back to the days where dealers collaborated with speed shops to produce branded high performance versions ala Baldwin Motion, the HTR-GS640/SC is the creation of Howard Tanner of Redline Motorsports and Dan Carlton of DeNooyer Performance Chevrolet. Take a Grand Sport Corvette, add an Edelbrock E-Force supercharger and host of other upgrades and you got a 640 horsepower ZR1-fighter for just over $82,000.

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Genaddi Corvette Z06 LSR Roadster Prototype

Here is a former 2006 SEMA car that was ahead of its time. The Genaddi Design Group heard the requests from Corvette owners early on and built this one-off custom roadster out of a Corvette Z06. It can now be yours for the low, low price of $175K.

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