The upcoming C7 Corvette is the talk of the Internet right now, but an unveiling of another kind is being highly anticipated among the toddler set. Step2 will reveal its new Corvette collection at the New York Toy Fair February 12-15 and plans to have it available at retail stores this summer.
Our friends at Jalopnik bring us the unfortunate story of a crash at this past weekend’s Cars and Coffee gathering in Dallas. While most crashes at these events are usually the caused by hooning gone bad, in this case, an unknown medical condition caused a woman to crash into these two Corvettes with her Camaro SS.
Driving in ice and snow is an experience most drivers would just as soon forego.
But, for British journalist Chris Knapman, the experience was “technically challenging” and “at times, just plain scary,” as he recently maneuvered a Corvette Z06 around an ice track at the Laponie Ice Driving school in Sweden, just 50 miles from the Arctic Circle.
And to think, some of us Corvette drivers won’t even let our cars get wet in a rain shower!
Watch this C5 Z06 take on a C6 ZR1 and hold its own.
This video – taken at the National Auto Sport Association’s Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Rubber at Memphis International Raceway in July 2011 and found on Pfadt Race Engineering’s Facebook page – features a matchup between those two vehicles.
The result shows that a little driving skill can sometimes match up with big horsepower.
America’s best vs. Japan’s best – the rear-wheel-drive, manually shifted, 505-hp 2012 Corvette Z06 Centennial Edition against Nissan’s high-tech, twin-turbo, 545-hp 2013 Nissan GT-R Premium.
That’s what the folks at Edmund’s insideline.com carried to the battlefield recently, with the same results as World War II this time around. Score one for the good ol’ USA.
Josh Jacquot has the second best job in the automobile industry (Jim Mero rules!) as he gets to lay down the rubber for InsideLine.com’s Burnout Super Test. Last time we checked, the Corvette Z06 Carbon was the reigning champ, defeating a Viper SRT-10 by 50 feet. Josh brings back the new Corvette Z06 Centennial and decides to go head to head with another GM vehicle in the 500+ hp club, the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe.
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A new supercar with a Z06 LS7 motor and suspension components borrowed from a Corvette could be on the market later this year. Falcon, the Michigan company that builds bodykits and other mods for the Dodge Viper, announced a couple of years ago at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show that it would be building a supercar in limited numbers (just 15 cars a year).
We’ve all heard tales of those rare finds discovered in a friend’s or relative’s nearby garage or barn. Sometimes, however, those treasures aren’t quite so close. Here’s a very rare right-hand-drive 1963 Z06 that was living in Australia since new. It will be returning back home to the USA courtesy of our friends at Proteam Corvette next month.
GM has released an update on the current production statistics of the 2012 Corvette through October 10th. From it we can gather some of the purchasing habits of new Corvette owners including models and colors as well as acceptance of certain options. The Grand Sport Corvette Coupe is the most popular model with 43% of all Corvettes produced and 23% of new Corvette owners picked Torch Red as their favorite color. Of special note is the new Centennial Corvette package which accounts for 17% of all new Corvettes produced so far.
Corsa Performance is one of the leaders in providing Corvette owners with great sounding exhaust systems that provide performance gains without interior drone. But Corvette owners notoriously take pride in the look of their exhaust systems as well and so when we stopped by the Corsa booth at SEMA last week, they enthusiastically introduced us to their newest product – Corsa’s Black Diamond exhaust tips.