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GM Builds its 100-Millionth Small Block Engine

General Motors has celebrated a major milestone today at Wixom’s Performance Build Center by building its 100-millionth small block engine. The engine chosen as the milestone motor is none other than the Corvette ZR1′s 638 horsepower LS9. Since 1955, the small block has been used in GM vehicles around the world and can also be found marine and industrial applications as well.

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Update from GM on 2012 Corvette Production

by Keith Cornett on November 9, 2011

Update from GM on 2012 Corvette Production

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.

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SEMA 2011: Corsa Introduces New Black Diamond Exhaust Tips for Z06/ZR1 Corvettes

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.

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Configure Your New Corvette on the New 2012 Corvette Website

We’ve been hitting the official GM website for Corvette every couple of weeks to see when they were going to make the switch from the 2011 to the 2012 model year Corvette and this weekend we were rewarded with the new website. In addition to the pictures and model comparisons, GM has added a new “Customize Your Vehicle” configurator which allows potential Corvette buyers to see all the options available on the car.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing Tech Transfer: The Corvette ZR1

by Keith Cornett on October 6, 2011

[VIDEO] Corvette Racing Tech Transfer: The Corvette ZR1

In the final episode of Corvette Racing’s 2011 Tech Transfer segments which air during the ALMS race telecasts, Corvette Racing’s Doug Fehan talks about enhancements to the 2012 Corvette ZR1. From the performance package featuring the new Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires and lightweight cup wheels to Performance Traction Management Control, the Corvette ZR1 is the tip of the technological spear that represents the partnership between racing and production.

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Corvette ZR-1 Themed Boat is Menacing in Carbon Fiber

Article contributed by Steve Burns

If you’re in the market for a toy that’s not a Corvette then have we got a boat for you! This 48 foot monster assembled by Marine Technology, Inc. is currently up for sale. The all-black vessel has ZR1 design cues throughout including the dash, steering wheel, and even a shifter. Outside there are ZR1 style front fender vents, tailights, and headlights. Oh, and don’t forget the 2 Mercury 1,350hp twin turbo racing motors that provide motiviation. Yep, that’s a total of 2,700hp or 4.2 real ZR1′s. Click past the jump to see more of this beast and find out how much it costs to take it home.

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CorvetteBlogger.com Visits the Lingenfelter Collection

by Steve Burns on September 21, 2011

CorvetteBlogger.com Visits the Lingenfelter Collection

A couple months back we had the opportunity to tour the immense car collection of Ken Lingenfelter, owner of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. The diverse collection contains about 150 stunning muscle cars, exotics, classics, as well as several of LPE’s latest creations. No car collection is complete without a healthy dose of America’s sports car, and this one is no different. Roughly 40% of the grouping consists of Corvettes including some very rare ones. Check out some photos from our visit after the break.

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Corvette ZR1 Featured in ABC’s Charlie’s Angels Premiere

by Keith Cornett on September 20, 2011

Corvette ZR1 Featured in ABC's Charlie's Angels Premiere

Charlie’s Angels is the latest show from the Seventies that’s getting a reboot for the upcoming fall television schedule on ABC. The premise is similar to the original series which features three young beautiful women with various skills who solve crimes for their mysterious benefactor Charlie Townsend. We are bringing this up as we caught a commercial for this Thursday’s series premiere and the show features one of the cast members driving a Corvette ZR1 like she stole it!

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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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