QUICK SHIFTS: C8 Corvette Convertible, C8.R, Shades of Blue Trivia, and a C3 with an LT4 V8

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QUICK SHIFTS: C8 Corvette Convertible, C8.R, Shades of Blue Trivia, and a C3 with an LT4 V8


Quick Shifts is our occasional content feature here at CorvetteBlogger featuring links to Corvette and other automotive-related stories of interest.

Check out these automotive Quick Shifts featuring our favorite stories about the C8 Convertible and C8.R from this week, as well as an LT4 powered C3, a future-classic showdown between a topless Z06 and Lambo in Sixth and Reverse, and get your brain ready to find the correct shade of Corvette Blue in our latest round of Corvette Trivia!

FIRST GEAR:

Outside of CorvetteBlogger, Car and Driver’s preview of the 2020 Stingray Convertible has to be the best, most comprehensive one out there. I was 100% on the coupe until I saw their lead photo, now I am fully on the fence!

Check it all out at Car and Driver:

2020 Corvette Stingray


SECOND GEAR:

Road & Track has some good commentary on the video of the C8.R in action. DOHC and a Flat-Plane-Crank? Could be!

Read and Listen at Roadandtrack.com

Corvette C8.R


THIRD GEAR:

Our mates over at EVO are eager for the C8’s value proposition to arrive now that a right-hand-drive version will be available.

Take a gander at what they are saying at EVO.co.uk

2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible


FOURTH GEAR:

Top Gear (the website, not the show) has a nice preview of Chevrolet’s new racecar. It is interesting to hear what enthusiasts outside the US think about our sports car. Can you imagine living in a country where the Corvette was a distant curiosity, not something that you ever actually got to see? Sounds pretty horrible but at least they are familiar with our roaring V8 racers because of Chevrolet/Pratt and Miller’s success at LeMans in the past two decades.

Read at TopGear.com

Corvette Racing and the C8.R


FIFTH GEAR:

Corvette Trivia is back by popular demand after last week’s fourth gear ! This time you will have to show your knowledge of blue shades that have graced the Corvette over the generations. Good Luck!

Play Corvette Trivia #2

Corvette Trivia


SIXTH GEAR:

Suffering from C8 fatigue? Check out this bitchin’ C3 packing a C7 Z06’s Supercharged LT4 under its L88-style hood! It is one of the best-looking Resto-Mods we’ve seen in a long time and we don’t want to cheapen it with too many words here.

Just go and see it for yourself on StreetMuscleMag.com

C3 with an LT4 V8


REVERSE:

We have been extensively covering the droptop C8 since the reveal Wednesday night, and why shouldn’t we? It is a huge deal any time a new Corvette breaks cover. This week’s reverse gear takes us back to 2015 and joins fourth gear across the pond for a faceoff between the, then brand-new, LT4 C7 Z06 Convertible (or cabrio in their dialect) and the over $500,000 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster.

Time travel with Top Gear

Corvette Z06 vs Lamborghini Aventador


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ZR1 vs. NASCAR, Astro II, Corvette Trivia, Harvest Gold ’55, and Remembering the King of the Hill
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1 COMMENT

  1. looking for c/2 convert w/ ls3 that won’t break the bank , Thanks linda 305 235 3587

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