The Fabulous Lifestyles of Professional Motorcycle Racers - /RideApart
What kind of motorcycles do racers ride on the road? Jamie meets up with
Eric Bostrom in Malibu for a ride on their personal bikes — a custom
Honda CBR600RR and Kawasaki Z1000 — before taking off to a nearby private
collection to discuss their shared passion — vintage motocross.
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2014 Chevrolet Corvette: 48 Hours with the C7 in Detroit
Follow the Edmunds.com team as we travel to Michigan for 48 hours with the
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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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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The 2014 C7 Corvette Stingrays Leave the National Corvette Museum
At the end of the National Corvette Museum's 2013 Bash, the C7 Corvette
Coupe and Convertible were moved outside and loaded into a transporter.
Driving the Corvettes were Bob Bubnis and Adam Boca of the National
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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
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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."
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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray - Autoweek detailed walkaround
Take a detailed walkaround of the 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray with
Autoweek technical editor and resident Corvette Expert Dale Jewett. Dale
and Autoweek executive creative director Ken Ross get up close and personal
with the new C7. They discuss the Stingray's design - how form indeed
follows function. Dale covers what's new, what's different, and what's
based on the Corvette's storied heritage. The design team and developers
consulted with the Corvette Racing ALMS and Le Mans teams. The result -
aero, vents and cooling systems that improve efficiency and performance,
and keep passengers more comfortable. Speaking of comfort, take a look at
the redesigned interior - always a source of criticism in past Corvette
For all our extensive coverage of the new Corvette, click on
Renault Sport F1 - Engine Test
Throughout its history, Renault has incorporated motorsport into its global
marketing and technical development strategy. The sport has proven to be an
effective testing ground for road car products, with
innovative track solutions for downsizing, reliability and electric
technology filtered through to the consumer ranges. With a powerful image
and prestige value, motorsport, especially Formula 1, has also strengthened
the brand in traditional markets while increasing visibility in emerging
Renault Sport F1 is the sporting division created by Renault to represent
its interests in the FIA Formula One World Championship and is tasked with
designing and building optimised engines that can be fully integrated into
a chassis package created by RSF1's carefully selected partner teams.
Present in the sport since 1977, Renault has won 11 Constructors' World
Titles and ten Drivers' World Titles in the championship, plus more than
200 pole positions and 150 wins.
The current power plant, the RS27, is a 750bhp V8 engine, in use since
2007. Identical units are supplied to four partner teams; triple world
champions Red Bull Racing; Lotus F1 Team, double world champions in 2005
and 2006 when racing as the Renault F1 Team; Caterham F1 Team and Williams
F1 Team. In 2012, this quartet scored nine wins and a total of 839 points,
with Red Bull Racing securing the double of the Drivers' and Constructors'
The main thrust of RSF1's work takes place at Viry-Châtillon, France,
which has traditionally been the technical hub of Renault's F1 activities.
RENAULT'S F1 HISTORY
Renault has competed in Grand Prix racing for over 35 years and has enjoyed
success as both an engine supplier and constructor.
The journey started when Amédée Gordini, who had created Grand Prix cars
under his own name, was recruited to design high performance cars for
The Dauphine Gordini appeared in 1957 and it was followed by further high
performance cars including the R8 Gordini and the R12 and R17. Gordini also
took the Renault name to Le Mans.
Gordini's facilities in Paris proved to be too small for the ambitious
project, so a new building outside the city was sought. The ideal location
was found at Viry-Châtillon, on the edge of the A6 motorway leading from
Paris to the south of France. The Gordini facility was inaugurated on 6
February 1969 and it was to be the launch pad for motor sport success over
the following decades.
The initial focus was on a new 2-litre V6 engine, which was officially
launched in January 1973. The engine soon proved to be competitive in the
prestigious European 2-litre sportscar series. That was followed by a move
into the FIA World Sportscar Championship with a turbocharged version of the engine. Gerard
Larrousse and Jean-Pierre Jabouille duly scored a historic first WSC win
for the marque at Mugello in 1975.
Renault Sport was founded in 1976. That year saw the birth of a parallel
single-seater programme with the V6 engine in European F2. Jean-Pierre
Jabouille won the F2 title in 1976, and Rene Arnoux repeated the success
the following year. Patrick Tambay and Didier Pironi also won races with
the Renault engine.
In sportscars the turbocharged Renaults
proved to be incredibly fast, securing a string of poles and fastest laps,
but bad luck robbed the team of good results. The main goal was of course
the Le Mans 24 Hours. Jabouille took pole in both 1976 and '77, but success
eluded the works team, although a Renault-engined Mirage took second place
in the latter year.
Everything came together in 1978 when Pironi and Jean-Pierre Jaussaud
scored a historic victory, with another Renault coming home fourth. With Le
Mans success finally secured, Renault could now focus on its other goal --
The option to run a turbocharged engine
had been in the rules for many years, but nobody had dared to pursue it
until Renault. It had quietly begun track testing with a 1.5-litre version
of the turbo engine in 1976, and a short
programme of races was scheduled for the following year.
Corvette C7 Stingray in Wettswil-ZH - Schweiz -02.03.2013
Wow, was für eine Ehre:
Die 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray Live bei der Vorpremiere in Wettswil -
Zürich, vorab vor dem Genfer Automobilsalon 2013, erleben zu dürfen. Und
dies in einem ausgesuchten Kreis von Corvette-Fahrer und Corvette-Fans!
Vielen Dank von meiner Seite an Kurt Huber und seinem Team von
Und was uns da präsentiert wurde. Die neue 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray zieht
jeden in ihren Bann. Nun ist die Corvette bei den Super Sportwagen
Edle Verarbeitung, einzigartige Erscheinung. Die neue 2014 Corvette C7
Stingray sieht Live x-mal besser aus wie auf den Fotos.
Ich bin begeistert. Und Du? Schreib mir deinen Kommentar!
Wow, what an honor:
The 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray live at the première in Wettswil - to be
able to experience Zurich in advance before the Geneva Motor Show 2013. And
this in a select circle of Corvette Corvette drivers and fans! Many thanks
from my side to Kurt Huber and his team of http://www.corvettetotal.ch/
And what was presented to us there. The new 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray pulls
everyone in its spell. Now the Corvette is definitely arrived at the
Fine workmanship, unique appearance. The new 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray
looks live x-times better off in the photos.
Corvette ist alles für mich, mehr als nur ein Auto, es gibt einem die
Möglichkeit das Leben ein wenig mehr geniessen zu können..
Ich habe im Sommer 2011 den SwissHeartbeatGold Preis für mein 1986 C4
Corvette is everything to me -more than a car, it's a way of life.
I have won the SwissHeartbeatGold Award in Summer 2011 for my 86'C4
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