Corvette Stingray - Greatest Ever Sports Cars Nº8
" For more than 50 years, this next car has been making dreams come true
for sports car lovers all over the US. In automotive terms, the Corvette
Stingray is the original American Idol. "
" I still remember pulling the car magazine out of its sleeve and looking
at it and say, "Oh, wow!""
" This car was an exquisite package that came from nowhere and just slapped
the hell out of the European competition."
" Unlike everything else on the road, this car oozed Americana."
" I mean, it's got America written all over, United States written all over
it. It's a kind of stars and stripes in automobile form, really. And you
can't help but see that car and you think everything that's big, blowsy
powerful, go-ahead, and a bit excessive. Thought about the United States is
represented in that car."
" It's patriotic, it's blue blooded, it's American. We will buy this in our
droves because it is that. You know, often what America wanted which was
fast, straight-line performance, reasonable reliability at low cost, and a
thumping-great V8. "
" The earliest Vettes had the traditional inline 6-cylinder engine, 6
cylinders lined up in a row and connected to a crankshaft to turn the
wheels. With a top speed of 120 miles per hour, it was popular motor for
the time. But the brass at Chevrolet wanted something with more power,
something that would earn them respect."
" To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the V8 showing up in the Corvette,
why don't we imagine that these are the cylinders."
" The question was how to get more cylinders under the hood without
radically changing the size and shape of the engine."
" But how are we gonna do it because we're tied into a package, to a size,
to a weight, to a chassis. We're gonna have to change everything about the
car in order to fit 2 more straight cylinders."
" The answer was a simple repositioning of the cylinders."
" So what, basically what they were able to do is create a V8 design where
they had 8 cylinders feeding into the crank still down the middle and a
better package, a little bit wider but not long. They could fit wide, they
couldn't fit long."
" More power, same cake. Happy Birthday, 50 years. V8 in a Corvette."
" Great engine, lots of torque, and that's the American way 'cause you
know, it is stoplight to stoplight here. There's not so many corners. It's
not like Europe."
" Critics claim the chassis wasn't rigid enough to resist flexing at high
speed. The result was that its feet, in effect, weren't as well planted on
" It's great on that lovely road to Santa Monica out of LA, Highway 1. You
got the Eagles playing in the 8-track and it's like the slightest curve in
the road, the slightest pimple, or cavity in the contours and you're all
over the place."
" It's a car that's not really designed to be thrown around tight mountain
bends. But it's a car for cruising along, 1 hand on the wheel and a
gorgeous girl next to you along, you know, a highway that's forever
California or in the coast."
" Now, I know Uncle Sam, it's your only sports car, but there's a crude,
rough, just unrefined quality."
" The Europeans would call me a bit crude. And, you know, they would sniff
at something that came in and beat their pants off. That's what I say to
them. You know, we're all a bit crude in America, but were crude but
effective. How's that?"
" Nobody can accuse the Stingray of refinement. It just doesn't have that.
It's really the polar opposite of the European or Japanese sports car. It
is muscle bound, it's aggressive, it's showy, has great fairground
qualities to it. It's like a fairground ride on wheels in some ways. But
come on, it's just such great fun. I mean, that is like let's-get-out-
there-and-have-fun-boys car. And that's what it's for."
" If a Corvette was interviewed by a psychiatrist, the Corvette would tell
the psychiatrist where to get off. It would tell the psychiatrist,
"Psychiatry is for wimps." That's the kind of car a Corvette is."
" No other sports car has captured the American imagination the way the
Stingray has. None has lasted so long. But critics are right to point out
that it can be hard to control in the corners. That's why the Vette hits
the brakes at number 8."
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.
Shot By: Jim Gleason & Terren Lin
Edited By: Jim Gleason
Read the story here:
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Prueba Chevrolet Trax / Tracker 2015 (Español)
Prueba de manejo en español del Chevrolet Trax 2015. Van a notar algunas
"imperfecciones" en este video, ya que tuve que hacer todo el trabajo solo
y en muy poco tiempo.
1985 C4 Corvette-Kart vs. 2014 Lingenfelter C7! - Roadkill Ep. 35
On this episode of Roadkill, we hack the entire body off a C4 Corvette,
cage it, and call it a race car! Freiburger and Finnegan fulfill a dream
that began four-plus years ago when they first wrote the "Vette Hack"
article for HOT ROD magazine, slicing 900 pounds of ugly fiberglass off of
a 1985 Corvette to prove that it would handle better in the autocross. Less
weight means more acceleration, better cornering, and better stopping. The
idea is proven once again here as the guys add a 350-horsepower rat-rod engine,
rebuild the trans, remove more weight, and make it rigid, safe, and stylish
with a full rollcage. Next, they head into a shootout with a 2014 Corvette
upgraded by Lingenfelter Performance Engineering with an Edelbrock blower,
Kooks headers, and Corsa Exhaust for a
wicked-sounding 640 horsepower. And then, of
course, there's the off-road mayhem. The Vette Kart rocks!
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