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[PICS] Throwback Thursday: Two Corvette Concepts at the GM Technical Center

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 5:32pm

Today is Throwback Thursday where we like to feature vintage photos of Corvettes. This image comes from our twitter Pal Peter DeLorenzo (Brother of Corvette Racer Tony DeLorenzo), former auto executive and founder of AutoExtremist.com. This photo features the 1961 Corvette Mako Shark I (XP-755) and the 1965 Corvette Mark Shark II (XP-830) concepts at the GM Technical Center.

Continue reading [PICS] Throwback Thursday: Two Corvette Concepts at the GM Technical Center at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

Corvettes on Craigslist: Original 1969 Corvette with 427/390 V8 Engine

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 4:14pm

If there’s one thing this ad on craigslist proves it’s that you’re never too old for a Corvette – especially an early C3 as nice as this 1969 coupe.

While the seller admits it’s time to pass this Cortez Silver over red leather beauty on to someone else, the encouraging thing to us is that he only has decided to sell it now that he’s in his 80s!

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[VIDEO] Late Model Racecraft Shares the Sounds of Their Catback Exhaust

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 1:32pm

We’ve noticed with the arrival of the 2020 Corvette that the custom exhaust business is alive and well. We’ve seen a couple YouTubers working on solutions including this solid-sounding system from MagnaFlow. Joining the fray in creating a custom exhaust for the 2020 Corvette is Texas tuning shop Late Model Racecraft who shared this new video as they put their custom Catback exhaust to the test on the dyno.

Continue reading [VIDEO] Late Model Racecraft Shares the Sounds of Their Catback Exhaust at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

General Motors Sells 3,820 New Corvettes in 1st Quarter 2020

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 12:16pm

Photo Credit: Kerbeck Corvette

General Motors released its 1st Quarter 2020 sales report yesterday and it shows that a total of 3,820 Corvettes were sold during the time period. The number is a 3.1% decline from the 3,943 corvettes sold during the same time period in 2019. As a bright spot, the quarterly figure is 329 units more than were sold during the fourth quarter of 2019.

Continue reading General Motors Sells 3,820 New Corvettes in 1st Quarter 2020 at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

[VIDEO] Former Owner of a C7 Corvette with a Manual Transmission Sings the Praises of the C8’s DCT

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 5:26pm

As the former owner of a seven-speed manual C7, I know firsthand the intangible thrill of shifting gears for yourself.

Morgan Crosbie was in the same boat with his old C7, but in a new video this Chevrolet salesman and early C8 owner makes a strong case for GM’s decision to dump the manual and install only a dual-clutch transmission in the new mid-engine Corvette instead.

Continue reading [VIDEO] Former Owner of a C7 Corvette with a Manual Transmission Sings the Praises of the C8’s DCT at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

Corvettes on eBay: Custom 2002 Corvette Z06 Convertible

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 2:42pm

Some enthusiasts have never purchased a C5 Z06 because it left the Bowling Green assembly plant only as a fixed-roof coupe.

No convertibles or removable roof panels for the fifth-generation Z06 were offered by General Motors.

But now an actual 2002 Z06 (confirmed by the VIN, according to the sellers) has been converted into a convertible and is up for sale on eBay at the reasonable “Buy It Now” price of $21,995.

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[VIDEO] John Hennessey Takes His Twin-Turbo C8 Corvette for a Test Drive

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 9:13pm

We’ve been following the adventures of tuner John Hennessey who picked up his 2020 Corvette Stingray in Detroit and then drove it 1400 miles back to his shop in Texas. Once the car arrived at the Hennessey Performance, a twin-turbo system was bolted onto the rear of the car, utilizing the space where the mufflers were.

Continue reading [VIDEO] John Hennessey Takes His Twin-Turbo C8 Corvette for a Test Drive at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

Reward Offered for Identifying the Thieves Who Broke Into a 2020 Corvette

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 5:07pm

Photo Credit: Nauman Razzak / Facebook

The 2020 Corvette is a pretty brazen target for thieves to hit, but it didn’t stop these two “scumbags” in Houston from shattering the window of a Sebring Orange 2020 Corvette Stingray in Houston, Texas last week. Whether their goal was to steal the car or just do a smash and grab of the contents, they came up empty in the attempt.

Continue reading Reward Offered for Identifying the Thieves Who Broke Into a 2020 Corvette at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

[VIDEO] What if the C8 Corvette Was Rendered as a Front Engine Sports Car?

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 4:10pm

A few weeks ago, we told you about a rendering of what an SUV might look like if it was based on a C8 Corvette, according to a YouTube artist named The Sketch Monkey.

Today, that same designer has turned his attention to showing us what the eighth-generation Corvette could have looked like, had Chevy decided to stick with the traditional front-engine layout.

Continue reading [VIDEO] What if the C8 Corvette Was Rendered as a Front Engine Sports Car? at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

GM Delays ‘Future Variant’ of the Chevrolet Corvette Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 2:41pm

In a new report from The Detroit News on Monday comes the news that General Motors has directed suppliers to halt work until next year on several mid-cycle updates that were in the process for its trucks, SUVs and other vehicles which include the new mid-engine Corvette.

Here’s the key portion from the Detroit News:

GM is urging its suppliers to stop work on tooling and parts manufacturing ahead of the planned mid-cycle refresh of the light-duty Chevrolet Silverado, its top-selling vehicle, and GMC Sierra trucks, according to the note to suppliers which was confirmed by GM.

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Spring Mountain Announces the First Available Dates for the C8 Corvette Owner’s School

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 12:03pm

We got some good news from our friends at Spring Mountain and the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School. The official high peformance driving school of Corvette has released a schedule with the first available dates for the new C8 Corvette Owner’s School.

As a new C8 owner, you’ll receive a two-day school for $1,000 plus one free night of accommodations in Spring Mountain’s luxurious condos.

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[VIDEO] 2020 Corvette Wheel Removal – Tools, Tips, and Recommended Torque

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 11:36am

There are a few differences in the wheel removal between the C7 and C8 Corvette. In this video, CorvetteBlogger contributor Jeremy Welborn offers up these “tips and tricks” for removing the 2020 Corvette’s wheels and he shows us several helpful tools to make the process go smoother.

As the lug nuts are larger than those on the C7 Corvettes, the new torque specification for the 2020 Corvette’s lug nuts is now 140 lb ft.

Continue reading [VIDEO] 2020 Corvette Wheel Removal – Tools, Tips, and Recommended Torque at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

[VIDEO] The Stradman Tests the Top Speed of the 2020 Corvette in Both Forward and Reverse Gears

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 11:01pm

The Stradman is back and I hope you can keep up with him as there is a lot of action in his latest youtube video featuring his 2020 Corvette Stingray. He’s somewhat of an acquired taste so if you want to jump ahead to the action, it starts just after the four-minute mark.

Continue reading [VIDEO] The Stradman Tests the Top Speed of the 2020 Corvette in Both Forward and Reverse Gears at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

Corvette for Sale: Immaculate 1978 IMSA SuperVette Restored to Concours Condition

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 3:27pm

Photo Credits: Canepa.com

One of the most powerful IMSA Corvette race cars of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s has been painstakingly restored to Concours condition by a California company named Canepa.

And now this 1977 IMSA “SuperVette” is up for sale, with no price listed on Canepa’s website, but obviously it will take a lot of money to buy this piece of Corvette history.

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2020 Corvette PDR Cosworth Toolbox Software Now Available for Download

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 1:00pm

Last August, we brought you the scoop on the 2020 Corvette Performance Data Recorder (PDR). The Corvette’s Performance Data Recorder was the brainchild of Corvette Product Manager, Harlan Charles, and was first available as an option on the 2015 Stingray.

The 2020 Corvette PDR has several improvements, including

  • 1080 and 480 recording options.

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Touch-Up Color Chip Provides First Look at the New Red Mist Exterior for 2021 Corvettes

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 11:14am

Crystal Red Metallic (L) and Long Beach Red (R) with the Red Mist Color Chip

Over the weekend, we brought you the news that two new colors are coming to the 2021 Corvette. One of those new colors is called Red Mist Tintcoat and will be replacing Long Beach Red which first appeared on Corvettes in 2016.

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[VIDEO] Young C8 Corvette Owner Shows How He Gets 2.8 second 0-60 MPH Pulls

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 10:00pm

We’ve been enjoying the videos from 19-year-old YouTuber named Speed Phenom and this week he picked up his 2020 Corvette Stingray! In this new video, he shares some of the best moments from his cross-country journey back to the west coast and along the way we see his odometer reset after he 500-mile break-in period has been reached.

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2021 Corvette Options and Two New Colors Leaked

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 2:04pm

It was just last week that our own Alex Sommers was asking when we would learn about the changes to the 2021 Corvettes and the answer is sooner than GM expected. Late Saturday night saw the options posted to a C8 Corvette Owners Group on Facebook and they quickly exploded across the popular Corvette forums.

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Corvette Delivery Dispatch with National Corvette Seller Mike Furman for March 29th

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 11:18am

Each week, Criswell Chevrolet’s Mike Furman delivers new Corvettes to his customers who come from all across the country to work with the nation’s top individual Corvette seller.

The new 2020 Corvettes continue to roll into Criswell Chevrolet and this week Mike puts the spotlight on the deliveries of a Long Beach Red Coupe and a Black Z51 Stingray.

Continue reading Corvette Delivery Dispatch with National Corvette Seller Mike Furman for March 29th at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

MEGA SHIFTS: COVID-19, C8 Corvette, L88 For Sale, LS Engine Swaps, Lockdown Activities, Four-Wheeling

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 2:07pm

Welcome to Quick Mega Shifts! Quick Shifts is a content feature here at CorvetteBlogger featuring links to Corvette and automotive-related stories of interest but that wasn’t good enough for this week’s edition. In an effort to entertain our hoard of readers who are stuck at home on government-mandated lockdown, we gave the web an even deeper investigation for top notch automotive content than usual.

Continue reading MEGA SHIFTS: COVID-19, C8 Corvette, L88 For Sale, LS Engine Swaps, Lockdown Activities, Four-Wheeling at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

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