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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing Tech Transfer: The Chassis

by Keith Cornett on September 16, 2011

[VIDEO] Corvette Racing Tech Transfer: The Chassis

At the Baltimore Grand Prix, Program Manager Doug Fehan provided the next installment of the Corvette Racing’s Tech Transfer segment which aired during the race. While most of the tech transfer segments follow the transfer of technology from Track to Street, this is one segment where we look at the transfer from Street to Track. ACO rules that govern the ALMS require the GT cars to use many of the production-based components. For Corvette Racing, this means starting with the aluminum frame and chassis.

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[PICS] Corvettes on Display at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

by Keith Cornett on September 15, 2011

Corvettes on Display at 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

The doors opened today in Frankfurt, Germany for the 64th International Motor Show and the halo car of the Chevrolet brand is well represented. Celebrating its 100 year anniversary, Chevy’s display offers a glimpse of past, present and future models in the Chevrolet lineup.

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[VIDEO] AOL Auto's Translogic Focuses on Chevy V8s and the Corvette ZR1

AOL Auto’s Translogic series focuses on transportation technology and for the last couple of episodes, host Bradley Hasemeyer has been taking a closer look at the Chevrolet Corvette. Last week’s video had Bradley exploring the evolution of the small-block Chevy V8 with the help of a 1960 Corvette. In this week’s installment, Bradley takes a Torch Red Corvette ZR1 on a road tour around Detroit with stops at two destinations that played a pivotal role in the 205 mph super car’s development.

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[VIDEO] Aftermath of the Chrysler SRT8/Corvette ZR1 Fail

by Keith Cornett on August 20, 2011

[VIDEO] Aftermath of the Chrysler SRT8/Corvette ZR1 Fail

Remember that video we showed of the Torch Red Corvette ZR1 taking out a Chrysler 300 SRT8 on a California freeway last week? Here is the second installment of that crash that tells us how the occupants of the Chrysler went from yelling “WTF! WTF! R U KIDDING ME?!?!” to actually laughing about the incident afterwards with the owner of ZR1.

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Corvette Billboards On Display for Woodward Dream Cruise

In anticipation of this weekend’s Woodward Dream Cruise, Chevrolet has put up a couple of billboards featuring a 1953 Corvette and the 2012 Corvette ZR1 Centennial Edition. What’s really interesting is the location of the billboards: deep in the heart of Ford Country.

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[FAIL] Corvette ZR1 Hits a Chrysler 300 SRT8

by Keith Cornett on August 12, 2011

[FAIL] Corvette ZR1 Hits a Chrysler 300 SRT8

There is a reason that Chevy offers the FREE two day driving school for anyone who buys a new Corvette ZR1. With 638 supercharged horses, it can be a handful for the uninitiated. As a PSA for all new Corvette ZR1 drivers on why its important to take advantage of the school, check out this video after the jump. Fair warning though, the dudes in the Chrysler are very unimpressed with the driver of the ZR1 and both let a few choice words fly.

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[VIDEO] 2011 Corvette ZR1 Lap Time on Top Gear USA

by Keith Cornett on August 4, 2011

[VIDEO] 2011 Corvette ZR1 Lap Time on Top Gear USA

As we mentioned over the weekend, the Corvette ZR1 was featured on Top Gear USA Sunday evening that culminated with the Americanized version of the Stig taking the supercharged 638-horsepower sports car on a lap attack of TG USA’s test track. How does the Corvette stack up against the competition? Hit the jump and check it out.

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DVR Alert: Corvette ZR1 to be Featured on Top Gear USA

by Keith Cornett on July 31, 2011

DVR Alert: Corvette ZR1 to be Featured on Top Gear USA

All right Corvette fans, time to set your DVRs. Top Gear USA just kicked off its second season last week and in Sunday’s episode, Tanner and Adam get to drive two automotive legends: A Corvette ZR1 and a Ferrari 458. The duo decides to have a race to establish supremacy and the Stig shows up in dramatic fashion as Round Two is decided on the Top Gear test track.

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CorvetteBlogger Visits the GM Performance Build Center

by Guest Contributor on July 30, 2011

CorvetteBlogger visits the GM Performance Build Center

Article and photos contributed by Steve Burns

As part of the NCRS national convention last week we were able to participate in a tour of GM’s Performance Build Center. The facility is located about an hour northwest of Detroit in Wixom, MI. The low-volume plant hand assembles all of the dry sump motors for Corvettes. Previously, they also made the powerplants for the Cadillac STS-V and XLR-V. You can learn more about this unique facility and take a photo tour with us after the break.

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[VIDEO] Hotlap with Jim Mero in a Corvette ZR1 at GM's Milford Proving Ground

Last week, attendees to the NCRS National Convention had the opportunity to visit GM’s Milford Proving Grounds. One of the highlights of the visit was an opportunity for a hotlap in a Corvette ZR1 with Jim Mero, the GM test driver who piloted the Yellow Corvette ZR1 around the Nurburgring in 7:19.63. Twelve raffle winners were selected for the hotlap opportunity and lucky for us, one of them uploaded the video of their hotlap to YouTube.

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