The 2014 Corvette Stingray had the chance to come out of the box with a car that could be a game changer but for that that wimp shifting gearbox. It is, however, still a great car. Why wouldn't they introduce the vehicle with a dual clutch system or a straight manual? Because Porsche and Nissan did. Porsche has made no excuses for phasing out the manual gearbox, but Ferrari did it in a rapid move as opposed to other manufacturers. One can only hope that the higher performance versions of this car will come with a Getrag or ZF dual clutch system and just kill the manual.
Marussia B2 SuperCar Sold Out
The Marussia B2 is the first super car to come out of Russia. The car will
be assembled and engineered in Finland but they've already sold out the
first run 0f 500 cars. The engine is Cosworth and the chassis monocoque
carbon fiber. The looks of this car are stark and brutish but it looks as
if Nikolai Fomenko, marussia's owner, has a hit on his hands.
Geneva Auto Show: Rolls Royce Wraith Breaks Cover
Today the long anticipated Rolls-Royce Wraith Gran Turismo was unveiled
before the doors opened at the Geneva Auto Show. This two door masterpiece
is a departure from the Rolls-Royce offerings of the last decade in that
it's lines, connectivity and 645 horsepower move the famous
British marque to a new level of performance and luxury.
NEW Subaru WRX Series: Surprise!
Subaru quietly introduced a concept car at the Tokyo Auto Show in 2011
called the Advanced Tourer Concept. The automotive world took it at face
value. Now we discover this week that it's actually the new WRX line of
Subaru's to be introduced in 2015, though it could surface before then. A
Hennessey Venom GT 0-300km World Record Run - /TUNED
Tuned joins the Hennessey team in Houston, TX as they attempt to set a new
world record for the fastest accelerating production car from 0-300km/hr.
Hennessey Venom GT: The World's Fastest Tuned Car - TUNED
The Ultra-Light, 505 WHP AVI Racing Corvette GT1 - /TUNED
Tuned heads to Inde Motorsports Park in the Arizona to meet with the guys
from AVI racing who have solved a problem that has plagued track warriors
for decades: If you want to go to the track, why start with a street car?
For less than the price of a new C6 Corvette, AVI's Corvette GT1 has the
racing technology and performance needed to spank some of the world's
quickest GT race cars.
Top 5 Best Sounding Cars Tested Recently (Raw and Unedited)
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) We've been very lucky at TFLcar over the last 365
days to test and review some really fantastic cars. But some cars of course
are just more fantastic than others...especially when it comes to engine
note. The engine, after all, is the heart and some might even say the soul
of a car. So the sound that an engine makes becomes the very public
heartbeat of a car. In this video we've put together the Top 5 best
sounding cars with the best engine note that we've tested this year and of
course we've kept it as much as possible raw and unedited. No commentary,
no talking, just the pure sound, the very pure heartbeat of the best
sounding cars we've been lucky enough to drive over the last 365 days.
2014 C7 highway testing
Had a little fun with a 2014 C7 Corvette on the highway, it was allot faster than my C5. My young daughter
worked the camera while I drove. The driver smiled and waved and had just
as much as fun as we did.
2014 Corvette Stingray Pace Car: Startups, Track Footage
DtRockstar1 records two 2014 Corvette Stingray Pace Cars at the 2013
Detroit Grand Prix on Belle Isle. These cars paced the IZOD Indycar Series
race. You'll hear some startups and motion footage on the track. It is
driven by Mark Reuss.
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2011 Hennessey HPE600 Camaro Convertible - Jay Leno's Garage
2011 Hennessey HPE600 Camaro Convertible. John
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upgrade, and before you know it, the top's down and you're cruisin' at 602
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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51! Testing the New High Tech Vette! - Ignition Ep. 77
Finally! On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago gets behind the wheel of
Chevrolet's hotly anticipated 2014 Corvette Stingray Z51, the most
technologically advanced production Corvette ever made. First, Carlos heads
to the test track to put the reborn 460hp V8-powered Stingray through the
full barrage of Motor Trend's instrumented tests: 0-60 mph acceleration,
quarter mile, 60-0 mph braking, lateral acceleration, and figure-eight.
The raw data backs up what Carlos can already feel from the driver's seat -
the 2014 Corvette goes fast, stops quick and handles corners with ease.
Then, its off to the winding roads of Central California to see how the C7
Vette's continuously variable-locking differential, magnetic damping, rev
matching and other high-tech features perform in the real world.
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First 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray Sold To Rick Hendrick At Barrett-Jackson
Congratulations to Mr. Rick Hendrick for winning the first C7 Corvette
Stingray, Vin #0001, at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona
Details about the new 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray:
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Inside a ramshackle industrial facility in northern Detroit, Chevrolet
unveiled the 2014 Corvette C7, the model's first overhaul in nine years. It
contains a next-generation V8 engine, a small-block LT1 that combines
several advanced technologies into one package and takes drivers from 0 to
60 in less than four seconds.
But for Corvette, this isn't about statistics. "It's more than just a
sports car," said GM design chief Ed Welburn. "It's an emotion. It's a
passion. It is a vehicle that is larger than life."
For those reasons, it was perhaps the perfect vehicle to headline the first
night of the North American International Auto Show. After years of
economic doldrums brought on by the Great Recession, the auto industry
needed a larger-than-life icon to help celebrate more than 15 million units
sold in 2012.
Hundreds of sports-car enthusiasts hooted and hollered Sunday night as
Chevrolet pulled curtains back and revealed the C7 inside the Russell
Industrial Center, which felt more like a nightclub than a factory. They
lingered around the bright-red specimen displayed for more than an hour
after the reveal.
Most of the hard-core already knew some specifics about the model, like
it's 450 horsepower and 450
pound-feet of torque.
Chevrolet added a twist, announcing the C7 will carry the Stingray name, a
nod to the Corvette's early heritage throughout the 1960s.
"It matches the concept they had a couple of years ago, and they really hit
the nail on the head," said John Dunlap, a 27-year-old Corvette owner and
enthusiast who scored a ticket to Sunday's unveiling through the National
Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky.
He drove his 2002 C5 from Minerva, Ohio to Detroit for the unveiling. Years
ago, he was tempted to upgrade to the C6, but was instead glad he waited
for the oft-delayed C7 model.
"They needed to make it sexier and relate it to its heritage," Dunlap said.
"And the interior is going to blow our minds. Hopefully, that's really up
there, the quality of the materials. I'm a touchy-feeling kind of guy, and
the interior, before, was something that everyone knocked on."
Critics had panned the no-frills interior on the C6 model. But that was the
least of Corvette's problems in recent years. There were few brands that
symbolized the auto industry's crisis better.
As General Motors teetered on the brink of bankruptcy, the sports-car
market was ravaged by the economy, losing approximately 41 percent of its
sales from its pre-recession high. Sales of the Corvette, which debuted in
1953, slumped to their lowest numbers in nearly a half-century, falling to
13,164 in 2011.
Worse yet perhaps, the Corvette's more muscular sibling, the Chevy Camaro, gained a ton of
attention after a mid-decade redesign that drove sales as high as 88,248 in
2011. But even as General Motors discarded sacred brands and models in the
midst of its government-backed rescue, the Corvette endured.
"The soul of our company is indeed in Corvette," Mark Reuss, GM's chairman
of North America, said Sunday. "Since 1953, through good times and bad for
this company, there was always the Corvette, demonstrating what it means to
If there are nods to the Corvette's heritage in the new design, there are
also subtle nods to the present competition. Gone are the car's trademark
rounded tail lights, replaced with more boxy lights that resemble those
found on the Camaro.
That's not an update that sits well with many long-time Corvette owners.
"Many individuals are concerned about the rear square lights," said Tommy
DeLuca, who owns a 2005 Corvette. "My concern would be how to differentiate
the tail lights from other GM cars. The tail lights should be different so
that anyone looking at the car will know it is a Corvette."
The C7 is one of 13 new Chevrolet products that will hit U.S. show rooms
this year. Like many of the others, it arrives lighter than past models.
Engineers said Sunday they had trimmed 90 pounds from the car, and used
carbon fiber on even the base trim level.
Pricing was not announced Sunday night, but it is expected the base model
of the C7 will cost more than the $49,600 of the base C6 predecessor. Fuel
economy is expected to reach 18 miles per gallon in the city and 29 mpg on
Combine the overhauled interior with the substantial exterior changes with
the structural differences and drop in weight, and it's a dramatically
"It's a bigger departure from the C6 to the C7 than I think it was from the
C5 to the C6," Dunlap said. "It has a more exotic look, a more sexy look.
They're trying to get a lot of young people involved, and I think this is
the car to do it."