- GM engineers recently visited the Rick Hendrick Chevrolet location near Atlanta to learn about the retail side of GM. Engineers visited 20 dealerships in major markets from Los Angeles to Orlando.
- Being one of the few people able to drive the new C7 Corvette gives Bowling Green Assembly Plant Manager Dave Tatman some extra attention.
- Check out this video of a Corvette Z06 destroyed by the recent Oklahoma tornado that still runs!
To help keep our Corvette fans in the know about news related to their favorite car, we are starting a weekly feature on our blog that will include several links to news stories from the previous week about the Vette. Click the read more tag to see what we found on the Web this week:
Over the Memorial Day weekend holiday, GM revealed the C7 Corvette power specs and they are quite impressive to behold.
The 2014 Corvette Stingray is the most powerful standard Corvette model ever with an estimated 450 horsepower (335 kW) and 450 lb-ft of torque (610 Nm). The C7 is also able to accelerate from 0-60 in less than four seconds, making it the most capable standard Corvette model ever.
In addition, the new Corvette Stingray is expected to improve upon the current model’s fuel economy estimate of 26 miles per gallon.
“Like the ’63 Sting Ray, the best Corvettes embodied performance leadership, delivering cutting-edge technologies, breathtaking design and awe-inspiring driving experiences,” said General Motors North America President Mark Reuss. “The all-new Corvette goes farther than ever, thanks to today’s advancements in design, technology and engineering.”
The full C7 Corvette power specs sheet from GM is available here.
Rick Hendrick Corvette is accepting deposits now for the new Corvette Stingray. Click here to add your name to the list!
It’s been over a decade since Chevrolet offered a production green Corvette. The last green color offering was a Dark Bowling Green Metallic available on models in 2001. We’ve known for a while now that a green C7 Corvette was an option for buyers, but until now, one hasn’t been seen in public.
So, the appearance of a new Lime Rock Green C7 Corvette at the Lone Star Classic Corvette event near the Texas Motor Speedway was definitely something that had Corvette fans buzzing.
What do you think of the green C7 Corvette?
For a record 12th time, a Corvette will lead the field to green at the start of the Indianapolis 500. Chevrolet announced today that the 2014 Corvette Stingray has been chosen as the pace car for the 97th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” on Sunday, May 26, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
“It is an honor to help inaugurate the all-new Corvette Stingray at the hallowed Brickyard and further the legacy between Chevrolet and the Indianapolis 500,” said Jim Campbell, GM vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “The 2014 Corvette Stingray’s performance was influenced by racing, making this prestigious assignment even more fitting.”
Add your name to Hendrick Corvette’s reservation list today to order your C7 Corvette. We will serve these customers first on a first-come, first-serve basis when the new Corvette arrives on our lot.
Chris Perry, Chevrolet’s vice president of marketing said, “The Corvette Stingray delivers a combination of performance, design and technology that very few manufacturers can match, and none can even come close for $52,000.”
The recent reveal of the 2014 Corvette Order guide gave everyone who loves the Corvette a greater anticipation for the release of the new Stingray. The guide shows the base Stingray coupe and the optional Z51 performance package with three trim lines are available for order.
Our team at Hendrick Corvette is ready and willing to answer any questions you have about the 2014 Corvette Order guide. We are just as excited about the release of the new Corvette as you are!
As a NASCAR team owner, Rick Hendrick loves finishing first. He also loves Corvettes.
After purchasing the very first 2014 Corvette Stingray for $1.1 million, Hendrick bought the first Stingray convertible for $1 million at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Palm Beach, Florida on April 5th.
All of the money from Rick Hendrick’s C7 Convertible will go to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit. Chevrolet donated the car as part of General Motors’ support for the Karmanos Cancer Institute. Continue reading
Chevrolet gave Corvette fans another reason to get excited last week when it unveiled the Corvette Stingray convertible at the Geneva Motor Show. One major difference from the design of the C7 Corvette convertible to previous models is that the Corvette Stingray program was designed with the convertible in mind.
“With the all-new Corvette Stingray, we designed and developed the coupe and convertible simultaneously,” said GM’s vice president of global design, Ed Welburn. “As a result, the Corvette Stingray convertible offers an open-top driving experience with no compromise in performance, technology or design.”
Marking the end of an era and the dawn of a new day, the last C6 Corvette rolled off a Chevrolet assembly line in Bowling Green, Kentucky on Thursday to make way for the new C7 Corvette Stingray. A white 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible was the last C6 built and the 13,466th Corvette built for the 2013 model year. Since the 2005 launch of the C6, over 215,000 have been built. Collectors won’t be able to get their hands on this one though because Chevy is sending it to be displayed with other historic GM vehicles at the GM Heritage Center in Michigan.
There was no time for celebration as shortly after the car left the plant, workers began dismantling the assembly line to retool for production of the new C7 Corvette. The one million square foot plant in Kentucky has undergone a $131 million renovation as part of Chevrolet’s preparations for the new C7 Corvette. Once the production of the C7 Corvette is in full swing, nearly 800 people will be employed at the plant, producing over eight Corvettes an hour.