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2020 Cadillac XT6 Uses Significantly More High-Strength Steel Than XT5

GM Authority News - 2 hours 7 min ago

A notable point for those who think the XT6 is simply a bigger XT5.

Chevrolet Bolt EV Sales Increase 14 Percent To 3,965 Units In Q2 2019

GM Authority News - 2 hours 30 min ago

Sales increased 5 percent to 8,281 units during the first six months of 2019.

[VIDEO] Jay Leno Checks Out the 2020 Corvette Stingray Live on Facebook

Corvette Blogger - 6 hours 53 min ago

On Friday as we were jetting home from California, Jay Leno did a Facebook video live where he walked around the next generation 2020 Corvette Stingray.

Joining Jay from Chevrolet was Corvette engineer Ed Piatek. There is a slight delay when starting the video so hang on a few seconds and it will get going.

Continue reading [VIDEO] Jay Leno Checks Out the 2020 Corvette Stingray Live on Facebook at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

[VIDEO] 2020 Corvette Stingray Walk Around

Corvette Blogger - 9 hours 52 min ago

Photo Credit: Jeremy Welborn / YouTube

Our friend Jeremy Welborn explores the new 2020 Corvette Stingray at the Friday ‘Echo’ presentation by the Corvette Team at the Tustin Blimp Hangar #2 in California.

Starting at the rear, the camera closely pans along the rear fascia before he opens the rear hatch and explores the rear storage area that you can see is holding the painted Targa top.

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[AMAZON] Save 70% on Select Tacloft Polarized Sports Sunglasses Starting at $4.50

Corvette Blogger - 10 hours 15 min ago

Now at Amazon you can find Tacloft Polarized Sports Sunglasses starting at $4.50 when you use the promo code 701S7MSD when checking out. That’s a 70% discount! The promo code expires 07/24/2019 11:59PM PDT or while supplies last.

Tacloft sunglasses feature polycarbonate lens and frame, which are impacts, scratch-resistant, durable, unbreakable and lightweight.

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CorvetteBlogger Hits the 2020 Corvette Stingray Reveal

Corvette Blogger - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 11:19pm

To say the last 48 hours have been crazy would be an understatement. I was one of the fortunate members of the media who attended the 2020 Corvette Reveal in Tustin, CA on 07.18.19 and it was one of the most memorable Corvette events I have ever attended.

I left Tampa for California on Thursday morning and arrived 4pm local time.

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GM President Mark Reuss Recognizes 2020 Corvette C8 Engineers

GM Authority News - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 11:03pm

Recognizing the folks behind the scene.

Reserve Your New 2020 Corvette Stingray Online at Chevrolet.com

Corvette Blogger - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 9:19pm

If you’ve already got your name on a dealer list to reserve the 2020 Corvette Stingray, you can disregard this message. We know many dealers who’ve kept a C8 sales list for several years and if you’ve already let them know your interest, hopefully, you will be well taken care of by them.

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Corvette Racing at Lime Rock: Weathering the Weather

Corvette Blogger - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 8:19pm

Corvette C7.Rs finish fifth, sixth in GT-only round at steamy Lime Rock

LAKEVILLE, Conn. (July 20, 2019) – Corvette Racing sweat its way through the Northeast Grand Prix on Saturday to fifth- and sixth-place finish in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Hoping to replicate one of its finest moments – the 100th victory in program history – the pair of Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs came short in scoring victory No.

Continue reading Corvette Racing at Lime Rock: Weathering the Weather at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

New GM Trucks Getting Bed Cap-Related Complaints

GM Authority News - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 7:54pm

The Rear Camera Mirror becomes blocked when an aftermarket bed cap is installed.

2020 Corvette Stingray Configurator and Order Guide Is Now Up

Corvette Blogger - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 3:26pm

On Thursday evening, Chevrolet amazed us with the reveal of the all-new Corvette Stingray for 2020. It’s the first of its kind for the Corvette model and there is so much more to learn about the car and how to customize the options.

The easiest way to get your head around all this new content is to head over to Chevrolet’s official 2020 Corvette Stingray Configurator and build your own dream car.

Continue reading 2020 Corvette Stingray Configurator and Order Guide Is Now Up at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

All-New 2020 Corvette Colors: First Look

GM Authority News - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 1:08pm

Have a look at all twelve exterior colors of Chevy's next-generation supercar.

GM Stock Value Stable During Week Of July 15 – July 19, 2019

GM Authority News - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 12:52pm

A rebound of $0.27 per share since last week's decline.

[VIDEO] Friday’s Special ‘Echo’ Presentation of the 2020 Corvette Stingray

Corvette Blogger - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 10:49am

On Friday afternoon, the Corvette Team held a second “reveal” presentation of the 2020 Corvette Stingray to a group of special invitees made up from members and guests of the Corvette Museum, social media channels, and others.

In this special ‘Echo’ event, the NASA intro was dropped and it goes straight into the presentation of the car.

Continue reading [VIDEO] Friday’s Special ‘Echo’ Presentation of the 2020 Corvette Stingray at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

Saturday Morning Corvette Comic: That’s One Way to Get the Heart Pumping!

Corvette Blogger - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 10:21am

If your wife tells you she is buying Corvette raffle tickets, she might have an ulterior motive.

You can browse more of our Corvette comics here!

Source:
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Continue reading Saturday Morning Corvette Comic: That’s One Way to Get the Heart Pumping! at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

New Chevrolet Blazer: A Visual Comparison By Model And Trim Level

GM Authority News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 11:40pm

Breaking down what each trim level offers in terms of exterior styling.

2020 Corvette Configurator Goes Live

GM Authority News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 9:10pm

A huge number of exterior and interior customization options to play with.

[VIDEO] 2020 Corvette Stingray Revs and Chirps Tires at the Corvette Assembly Plant

Corvette Blogger - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 8:58pm

Photo Credit: rwschmitt / instagram

You’ll want to watch this instagram video from rwschmitty who captured a Torch Red 2020 Corvette Stingray at idle outside the Bowling Green Assembly Plant on Friday.

The Stingray is outfitted with the Carbon Flash Open Spoke Wheels and Yellow brake calipers.

Continue reading [VIDEO] 2020 Corvette Stingray Revs and Chirps Tires at the Corvette Assembly Plant at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray vs. Ford GT: A Specs Comparison

Motortrend Magazine News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 7:34pm

It took 50 years, but Chevrolet has finally introduced the mid-engine Corvette. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray promises to be the quickest, most powerful Corvette yet, but how does it compare to Ford’s halo car, the GT? Can this bargain supercar keep pace? Keep reading to learn how these two very different mid-engine cars stack up.

Interested in the new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette? See our comprehensive coverage HERE.

Power

The GT delivers 647 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque, well ahead of the base Corvette Stingray’s 495 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque when equipped with the optional performance exhaust. That’s a huge gap, but Chevy will undoubtedly release more powerful variants of the Corvette (perhaps a Z06 or ZR1), so expect the match-up to be closer once that happens. Whereas Ford uses a twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, Chevy relies on its tried-and-true naturally aspirated 6.2-liter push-rod V-8. Chevy says this output is enough to propel the mid-engine Corvette to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds, but we’ll have to test that number for ourselves. When we took the Ford GT to the track, we managed to hit 60 mph in 3 seconds flat.

Switching gears (and drive modes)

Unfortunately, you can’t get a manual transmission on either car. The Corvette routes power through an eight-speed dual-clutch, while the GT has a seven-speed dual clutch. On both cars, the gears are electronically selected, with the Corvette featuring a push-button shifter and the GT having a rotary knob setup.

Both cars also offer multiple drive modes. On the Corvette, these include Weather, Tour, Sport, Track, and MyMode and ZMode (driver-configurable modes for street and track use, respectively). The GT has Normal, Wet, Sport, Track, and V-Max (for maximizing straight-line speed). Both models feature launch control.

Cargo volume

The previous-generation Corvette stood out for its reasonably large trunk measuring 15 cubic feet. The new model splits the storage space between a frunk and a traditional rear trunk, which combine to offer 12.6 cubic feet. Though that number is down slightly from the C7, it’s still way more than the meager 0.4 cubic foot of space you get with the GT.

Brakes and Wheels

The 2020 Corvette Stingray does not boast carbon ceramic brakes like the GT. On the ‘Vette, you’ll find front and rear E-boost-assisted discs with Brembo four-piston/two-piece front calipers and four-piston monobloc rear calipers. With the Z51 performance package, there are E-boost-assisted discs with Brembo four-piston monobloc calipers at the front and rear. The GT gets Brembo six-piston fixed aluminum calipers up front and Brembo four-piston fixed aluminum calipers at the rear. The Corvette sports 19-inch wheels in front and 20-inch wheels in the back, while all four of the GT’s wheels are 20-inchers.

Customization and interior

On its configurator, Ford offers eight different exterior color options for the GT, plus seven different stripe colors as well as carbon-fiber trim options. Ford has offered unique Heritage Edition models with unique looks. There are also four interior color schemes to pick from. The Corvette has 12 exterior colors (hello, bronze!), six interior color themes, six seat belt colors, and two optional stitch packages. Both models feature minimalist, driver-focused interiors with a flat-bottom steering wheel, large digital instrument display, and carbon-fiber trim. Uniquely, the Corvette has a strip of 20 buttons on its high-rising center console separating the driver’s side from the passenger side.

Exterior dimensions and weight

 

It may not be immediately apparent from the photos, but the GT is longer (187.5 inches in length compared to 182.3 inches for the Corvette). The Corvette has a longer wheelbase at 107.2 inches versus 106.7 inches. The GT is the lighter supercar, with a dry weight of 3,054 pounds compared to 3,366 pounds for the Corvette. We weighed in a GT at 3,354 pounds with fluids and a driver.

Price and availability

If you haven’t noticed, the Ford GT surpasses the C8 Corvette in just about every on-paper spec. But that’s no surprise, given the half million dollar price tag on this exclusive supercar. At the Corvette reveal, Chevrolet took us by surprise with the announcement the Stingray will start below $60,000, although it’s unclear at this point if that includes destination and delivery fees. We imagine that the car, which goes on sale early next year, will be available with numerous options that will drive that base price up pretty quickly. Still, the C8 will continue to offer a big bang for your buck.

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2020 Cadillac CT6 Sport Discontinued

GM Authority News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 7:29pm

The CT6 saga keeps getting stranger.

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