The Stingray is Back!

 

 The sheet has been pulled on the new Corvette, and like it or not, it’s out.  GM Design legend Ed Welburn said the team could call it the Stingray only if the design and technology of the car backed it up.  And I think it does.  Looking at pictures of the 1963 Sting Ray, I can really see the heritage of our newest Corvette.  Is it perfect? No.  But I think it is as close as possible.  No matter what area of the new Stingray you don’t like, the rest of it more than compensates.  If you don’t like the look of the rear end, no worries, because you’ll most likely just be staring at the front and side that you won’t even go to the back.  If you don’t like the exterior, jump in the car and enjoy the latest technology that the automotive world has to offer.

The 2014 Corvette Stingray will come in 3 variants, standard, Z51 Performance Package, and the Z51 Performance Package with Magnetic Selective Ride Control.  The Z51 Package will add bigger wheels and tires, dry sump oil system, electronic limited slip differential, larger front brakes with black calipers, unique shocks, springs, and stabilizer bars, differential and transmission cooling, and a specific Aerodynamic package.  The optional Magnetic Suspension is the 3rd generation of this technology, and reads the road every millisecond and adjusts every 10-15 milliseconds.

The interior of the Stingray is a place drivers will want to be.  In my opinion, the interior of the C6 was not that bad, it wasn’t exactly special either.  But the problem with the C6 interior was that the Car itself performed so well, it could only be compared to high priced sports cars.  And when you’re comparing the performance of an expensive sports car and a Corvette, you can’t help but compare the other aspects of the cars as well.  But all of that aside, the C7 is the cure.  I am extremely anxious and excited about getting behind the wheel and inside the cabin of the 2014 Corvette.  The car is lavished in luxurious and exotic materials that just invite the driver and passenger to come in and enjoy the ride.

We’ve seen what is to come with the C7, but now it is time to say good-bye to the C6.  And let’s be honest, the Current Corvette is a spectacular sports car.  And thankfully we still get to spend a few more months with it!

Trick or Treat?!

Corvette owners can be some of the most protective and opinionated car owners you can find. A great deal of love and devotion goes into owner a Corvette (and for good reason). Some outrageous modifications can sometimes be viewed by the mainstream Corvette owner as ‘over the top’ or done in ‘poor taste’.

 Those things aside, in the spirit of Halloween, we wanted to post a few images that show some creative and ‘interesting’ Corvettes.

 

 

 

What do you think? Would you ever consider doing something like this with your Corvette? If you have, post a photo on our Facebook page.

The C7 Approaches!

 

Chevrolet has finally announced when and where the C7 will be unveiled.  It is going to be at its own special event hosted by the National Corvette Museum on 1.13.13.  Tickets were sold to a lucky 150 enthusiast to be at the Event for $1200 (for two people), and it did not take long to sell out.  Along with unveiling event, Chevrolet also showed the world the C7’s Cross Flag Logo.

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Today is 10-11-12!!

In honor of today being 10-11-12, we’re celebrating by showing unique Corvettes for 2010, 2011, and 2012.

2010 marked the introduction of the Grand Sport into the C6 lineup.  The Grand Sport replaced the Z51 package and was an instant hit.  The Grand Sport included a Wider Body, Aggressive Dampers and Springs, Larger Stabilizer Bars, Performance Gear Ratios, Additional Cooling, Six Piston Front Calipers with Cross Drilled Rotors, and the Manual Transmission comes with the Z52 Dry Sump Oil system.

Here is a 2010 Grand Sport Coupe in Jetstream Blue

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