Corvette Stingray | Sneak Peek for Insiders | Faces of GM
On the evening of January 13, 2013, the C7 Corvette arrived with fanfare and enthusiasm. But hours before the world saw the next generation of the iconic Chevrolet sports car, employees who helped bring the car to life took part in a special preview.
Faces of GM - Million Mile Truck
Hugh and Tammy Pennington have put more than 1 million miles on their Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD in less than six years. Hugh says it's "still smooth running and comfortable to ride in." Watch the video to find how they've reached a million miles.
Building the Power for the New Corvette | Darryl Johnson | Faces of GM
On January 13, 2013 the next generation of the Chevrolet Corvette will be unveiled to the world. It will be powered by the new, LT1 6.2L small block engine and will be built by Darryl Johnson and the workers at the Tonawanda (NY) Engine Plant. Check out the video to discover how a $425 million investment with over 700 new or retained jobs is spreading excitement through the plant.
Red Devil Camaro Born: Mark Stielow - Faces of GM
GM Program Engineering Manager Mark Stielow has been building hot rods for about as long as he's been driving and many of those cars have ended up on the covers of car-enthusiast magazines. His latest car to hit the cover of Hot Rod magazine is a Camaro called Red Devil.
Putting the Heart Into the COPO Camaro: Jim Campbell - Faces of GM
The final 2012 COPO Camaro will be auctioned off early next year to benefit the American Heart Association. The Inferno Orange Metallic convertible race car has an engine hand-build by Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. Watch the video as Campbell walks through the assembly process of this supercharged Camaro.
First Look: 2014 Corvette Stingray - Jay Leno's Garage
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First Look: 2014 Corvette Stingray - Jay Leno's Garage
2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray Debut Raw and Unedited
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray debuted on 01.13.13 in Detroit Michigan to a packed room of GM car fans and journalist. This is the raw the video from the debut with no commentary and very little editing.
Top 5 Cool Cars & the sexy women who love 'em at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show (Part 1)
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) So what is the coolest car at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show? Is it the new C7 Corvette Stingray or perhaps the new SRT Viper or could it be one of the many TV and Movie cars that are on display at the show. In this first TFLcar report from the show Roman shares his favorite cars that you can go see at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. Of course cool cars and sexy women go together like peanut butter and jelly so we're also featuring some of the sexiest women from the Chicago Auto Show. Are you curious as to what we think are the most fun and the coolest cars? If so just watch this exclusive TFLcar video.
Stingray Walkaround | 2014 Corvette | Chevrolet
Chevrolet is redefining modern performance with the debut of the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray. Tadge Juechter, executive chief engineer, walks us around the 7th generation Corvette to show us the perfect balance of technology, design and performance that makes it worthy of the iconic Stingray designation.
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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 tonight.
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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 win."
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 the highway.
Combine the overhauled interior with the substantial exterior changes with the structural differences and drop in weight, and it's a dramatically different car.
"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."
Corvette Z06 car review - Top Gear - BBC
Jeremy Clarkson takes the seven-litre monster that is the Corvette Z06 onto the Top Gear track. And while its no Ferrari, it does manage to set a seriously impressive time when its handed over to the the Stig. Go to http://www.youtube.com/TopGear to see a full list of all high quality videos available on the Top Gear YouTube channel and don't forget to visit http://www.topgear.com for all the latest news and car reviews.
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Revealed
The new Vette accelerates quicker, stops shorter, and grips harder in corners. And Corvette engineers promise an enlightened driving experience. The C7 Corvette is, by every measure, worthy of the Stingray name.
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GM Design Director defends 2014 Corvette Stingray tail lights - Video Interview
GM Design Director Tom Peters defends the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray tail lights. He explains the rationale behind the back end of the C7, in response to the controversy and criticism surrounding the lack of round lights. And he points out the differences between the tail lamps on the Chevy Camaro and those of the new Stingray.
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2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition (#78 of 500) Start Up, Exterior/ Interior Review
Back in 1961, we saw the Chevrolet Corvette take it's first ever win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Now, some 50 years later, Chevrolet has built a lightweight, race-car like version of their already famed Z06. Using multiple carbon fiber body panel replacements, lighter interior materials, and a bit of blood from the ZR1, and the Carbon Limited was born.
In this review, we get a very exclusive up close and personal encounter with the extremely rare 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Carbon Limited Edition. This vehicle was kindly provided to me, courtesy of our good friends at Classic Chevrolet (www.classicchevytexas.com) in Grapevine, TX for me to review. This review is designed to provide accurate vehicle information to both enthusiasts and potential consumers alike.