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2014 Chevrolet Corvette: 48 Hours with the C7 in Detroit
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2014 Chevrolet Corvette. We drive the new C7 on the track at GM's proving
grounds, do instrumented track testing including 0-60 and the quarter mile,
put it on a lift for a suspension walk-around and explore the wilds of
Detroit during a photo shoot. Oh, and the requisite burn out.
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Art Morrison 3G 1960 Corvette
The Smoking Tire heads to Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch to test the
Gran Turismo Award-Winning SEMA car: Art Morrison's 1960 3G Corvette. It's
a $400,000 one-off work of art that begs to be driven hard.
ZR1 Vette vs Jet! - Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Races A U.S. Navy Fighter Jet
MT Editor at Large Arthur St. Antoine pits Chevy's awesome "Blue Devil" --
the Corvette ZR1 -- against its toughest adversary yet: a Blue Angels
F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet.
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The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is currently available as a hatchback
coupe only. The convertible, with its power-operated soft-top roof, is
expected to arrive in the spring of 2014.
There are two main trim levels, base and Z51. Within each, however, there
are three sub-trims: 1LT, 2LT and 3LT. The base Corvette 1LT comes standard
with 18-inch front wheels and 19-inch rear wheels, xenon headlights, heated
mirrors, a removable roof panel, dual-zone automatic climate control,
cruise control, keyless ignition and entry, leather upholstery, eight-way
power front seats and a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel.
Electronic features include OnStar, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity,
an 8-inch touchscreen display, Chevy's MyLink electronics interface, a
rearview camera and a nine-speaker Bose sound system with two USB ports, an
auxiliary audio jack, an SD card reader and satellite radio.
The Corvette Stingray Z51 1LT further adds 19-inch front/20-inch rear
wheels, exterior aero trim, performance brakes and suspension tuning,
revised transmission gear
ratios (manual transmission only), a limited-slip electronic rear
differential, a rear differential cooler and dry-sump oiling for the V8
All Corvette Stingray 2LT models come with auto-dimming driver-side and
rearview mirrors, a 10-speaker sound system with HD radio, a head-up
display, a cargo shade, driver memory settings, heated and ventilated seats
and power lumbar seat adjustments. The 3LT is the same but with upgraded
leather upholstery and a navigation system.
For the Corvette Z51, adaptive suspension dampers are optional and come
bundled with an upgraded traction management system. Other options for the
whole Corvette Stingray line include a dual-mode Exhaust system and competition-style seats (late
availability). All coupes come with a painted and removable carbon-fiber
roof panel, and if you choose, you can order your roof panel either with
exposed carbon fiber or transparent.
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Under the Corvette's hood is a 6.2-liter V8 driving the rear wheels.
Maximum power is rated at 455 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque -- up from 436 and
428 last year, respectively. Don't be unimpressed by what appear to be
modest power gains, though; the new engine adds roughly 50 lb-ft of torque
below 4,000 rpm over the outgoing model. With its optional dual-mode Exhaust, the Corvette gets a slight power
Boost to 460 hp and 465 lb-ft of
The new V8 now features direct fuel injection, variable valve timing and
cylinder deactivation. Fuel economy should be very similar to the previous
car, which stood at 16 mpg city/26 mpg highway and 19 mpg combined with the
For the new car, a new seven-speed manual transmission is offered alongside
a conventional six-speed automatic. The new manual uses the same gear ratios as the previous car,
with the 7th gear acting as a tall cruising gear to incrementally improve
fuel economy. The manual also comes with automatic rev-matching for
upshifts and downshifts, which greatly simplifies and smoothes out shifting
during enthusiastic driving.
C7 Corvette - Yes, it Really is That Good
Matt heads to Monterey, CA during Pebble Beach week for a 300-mile test
drive of the new C7 Corvette Stingray with Z51 package. It's so good it's
practically unbelievable, and for the first time ever, Corvette owners
won't have to make excuses.
2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta vs 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 vs 2013 Porsche 911 C4S! Head 2 Head Ep 42
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Carlos Lago and Randy Pobst restage our
annual Best Driver's Car competition with this year's winning Porsche 911
Carrera 4S plus two contenders that missed the initial dance, the all-new
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and the explosive, exotic Ferrari F12
Berlinetta. The Ferrari is the most powerful car we've ever taken around
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with its ferocious 6.3-liter 731 horsepower V-12. The
Corvette comes packing the latest version of GM's venerable small block, a
6.2-liter cam-in-block V-8 that kicks out 460 hp and 465 pound-feet of
torque. The Porsche and its relatively tiny 3.8-liter flat-6 might seem out
gunned, but remember that for the last two years the 911 has beaten back
every BDC challenger we've thrown at it. Does the Corvette have what it
takes to dethrone the 911? Does the wailing Ferrari? Watch and find out!
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The recovery of the 1 Millionth Corvette
Since the sinkhole opened up in the Skydome at the National Corvette Museum
on February 12, 2014, the milestone 1 millionth Corvette has been wedged
precariously over an open space. With the potential of further damage from
slipping and falling further, an unscheduled rescue effort was launched to
recover it. The team lassoed the rear wheel in their first attempt and it
was carefully pulled up. The next step was to lay it back down skillfully
over a place where the custom seats wouldn't be crushed allowing workers to
strap it up for retrieval.
The whole operation took 1 hour and 51 minutes, but here are the
Corvette Museum Sinkhole : Top Cars Retrieved - Video
Video of the tops cars retrieved from the sinkhole inside National Corvette
Historic Vehicles Pulled from National Corvette Museum Sinkhole for
Chevrolet to Commence Restoration Efforts
March 2014, Bowling Green KY: Generations of car fans worldwide will be
relieved to know that the iconic,irreplaceable vehicles damaged in the
National Corvette Museum sinkhole have been retrieved - and are on their
way to General Motors Design in Warren, Michigan for repair and
The collapse occurred on Wednesday, February 12 at approximately 5:40 AM
CST in the museum's domed section. Fire Department officials estimated the
hole to be approximately 40 wide and 25 to 30 feet deep.
Among the vehicles damaged included: a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder, a 2009 ZR1 Blue
Devil 1962 black Corvette, a 1984 PPG Pace Car, a 1992 White 1 Millionth
Corvette, a 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette, a 2001 Mallett Hammer
Z06 Corvette and a 2009 white 1.5 Millionth Corvette.
General Motors Design in Warren, Michigan, will lead the project. The cars
will be shipped to the Mechanical Assembly facility, a small specialty shop
within GM Design, where the best restoration approach will be determined.
Mechanical Assembly has been part of GM Design since the 1930s, and today
maintains and restores many of the vehicles in the GM Heritage Collection
and GM's historic concept cars.
The National Corvette Museum is independently owned, and supported solely
by charitable donations from enthusiasts. It is currently accepting
donations on its website to assist in refurbishing the facility. Donations