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[VIDEO] Matt Farah’s ‘One Take’ Track Test of the 2020 Corvette Stingray Z51 Coupe

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 5:13pm

Call Matt Farah a fan of the mid-engine C8 Corvette.

“Simply Extraordinary!”, says the “One Take” auto reviewer after wrapping up his first track session ever with the car at Thunderhill Raceway in California.

Matt was able to get some seat time in the 2020 Corvette Stingray Z51 Coupe as part of Road & Track’s testing for their Performance Car of the Year Award.

Continue reading [VIDEO] Matt Farah’s ‘One Take’ Track Test of the 2020 Corvette Stingray Z51 Coupe at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

Corvettes for Sale: 1961 Corvette Parked in the 1990s!

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 2:04pm

If you’re looking for good bones to build a classic C1 Corvette around, you might want to check out this barn find ’61 in Durant, Okla.

Interest has already been high since this car debuted a few days ago on eBay, with 31 bids meeting the reserve at $24,000, but the price still has plenty of time to climb since the auction doesn’t end for another four days.

Continue reading Corvettes for Sale: 1961 Corvette Parked in the 1990s! at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

The Corvette C8.R, Homologation Rules, and the C8 Corvette Z06

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 12:22pm

Petit Le Mans just wrapped up at Road Atlanta signaling the end of factory-backed front-engine Corvette race cars. To ease the pain of losing a national icon, Chevrolet did an official reveal of the new mid-engine C8.R that will take its place. The biggest news from the event came when Chevrolet confirmed some important details about the C8.Rs endlessly speculated upon powerplant.

Continue reading The Corvette C8.R, Homologation Rules, and the C8 Corvette Z06 at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

Motor Trend: 2020 Corvette Stingray Z51 Runs 0-60 in 2.8 Seconds; Quarter Mile in 11.1 @ 123.2 MPH

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 11:16am

Photo Credit: Motor Trend

Motor Trend is first out of the gate with their review of the 2020 Corvette Stingray and you could probably say that the members of the Corvette Team are smiling right now.

That’s what happens when you under-promise and over-deliver.

Chevrolet told the world that its new mid-engine Corvette equipped with the Z51 package can go 0-60 MPH in under 3.0 seconds.

Continue reading Motor Trend: 2020 Corvette Stingray Z51 Runs 0-60 in 2.8 Seconds; Quarter Mile in 11.1 @ 123.2 MPH at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

[AMAZON] Save 60% on the Mossy Oak 500 Lumens Tactical Flashlight Now Just $7

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 9:45am

Amazon is offering the Mossy Oak 500 Lumens Tactical Flashlight for just $7.38 when you use the promo code 60RG1PZD during checkout. Normally priced at $16.99, it represents a savings of $10.19 (60%)!

This isn’t a compact light. Measuring nearly 10-inches long, the Mossy Oak Tactical Flashlight uses 2-D batteries that generate 500 lumens with a beam distance of up to 320 meters.

Continue reading [AMAZON] Save 60% on the Mossy Oak 500 Lumens Tactical Flashlight Now Just $7 at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

[VIDEO] More Glorious 4K Footage of the 2020 Corvette Stingrays from the NCM 25th Anniversary Celebration

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 10:55pm

Our friend Byron of Drive 615 has a new video out this week featuring more of the 2020 Corvette Stingrays he captured at the National Corvette Museum’s 25th Anniversary Celebration.

We’ve featured his C8 Corvette videos previously and rank them higher on the quality scale than most YouTubers.

Continue reading [VIDEO] More Glorious 4K Footage of the 2020 Corvette Stingrays from the NCM 25th Anniversary Celebration at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

[GALLERY] Midyear Monday! (46 Corvette photos)

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 6:46pm

Happy Monday, Corvette fans!

Hope everyone had a great weekend. It’s been a busy day for Corvette news so I am sort of phoning in this week’s Midyear Monday image gallery.

This week our salute to the C2 Corvette features 46 Corvettes sold between 1963 and 1967. We have several vintage and barn finds for you so hopefully you enjoy that sort of thing.

Continue reading [GALLERY] Midyear Monday! (46 Corvette photos) at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

[VIDEO] The Corvette C7.R Leaves a Smokey Burnout for Fans After Its Final Race

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 4:50pm

Photo Credit: Andrew Hoetker / Facebook

As the C7.R chapter comes to a close with the car appearing in its final race under the Corvette Racing banner, Tommy Milner gave racing fans a treat as he lit up the rear tires and left a huge burnout as he climbed the hill between turns 10-11 during his cool-down lap.

Continue reading [VIDEO] The Corvette C7.R Leaves a Smokey Burnout for Fans After Its Final Race at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

GM Strike Hits the 2020 Corvette as the First Week of Production is Pushed Back to Mid-January

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 2:00pm

Over the weekend we started hearing some whispers about the start of the 2020 Corvette production being shifted to early 2020 due to the GM strike. While no official statement has been released, Corvette enthusiasts with TPWs (Target Production Week) started receiving updates showing their orders were pushed back.

Here’s what our friends at the MidEngineCorvetteForum are saying on this:

Information given by Chevy Chat to a person whose car had/has an EXTREMELY low VIN, that customer being told by Chat today that his TPW, which was originally confirmed for December 2nd production (an order with no complicating issues such as requested changes, no constraints affecting it, etc), now has a January 20th TPW.

Continue reading GM Strike Hits the 2020 Corvette as the First Week of Production is Pushed Back to Mid-January at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

[STOLEN] Red C6 Corvette Left Running at a 7-Eleven is Easy Pickings for Car Thief

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 12:16pm

The owner of a red 2005 Corvette coupe is probably wishing he’d shut his car off when he dashed into a 7-Eleven on Route 112 in Coram, N.Y., on Friday night.

Instead, the man left the engine running on his Corvette – with the key fob and his cell phone still inside, no less – while he went inside for a couple of items.

Continue reading [STOLEN] Red C6 Corvette Left Running at a 7-Eleven is Easy Pickings for Car Thief at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

[VIDEO] On-Board Camera Captures the Corvette C8.Rs Hot Lap at Road Atlanta

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 11:47am

Although we have a previous thread from the weekend about the Corvette C8.R’s hot lap prior to the start of Petit Le Mans at Road America on Saturday morning, we wanted to make sure you saw this on-board video posted Sunday by IMSA.

Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner had the honor of taking the new racecar out for a couple of demonstration laps.

Continue reading [VIDEO] On-Board Camera Captures the Corvette C8.Rs Hot Lap at Road Atlanta at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

The 2020 Corvette Stingray Set a Nurburgring Time with Oliver Gavin Doing the Driving

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 10:12am

Photo Credit: Addicted to Track / YouTube

During the weeks leading up to the official reveal of the 2020 Corvette Stingray in Tustin, California, Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin was at the Nurburgring and allegedly set a fast lap time for the new mid-engine C8 Corvette.

When or if we’ll ever learn what that time is remains to be seen.

Continue reading The 2020 Corvette Stingray Set a Nurburgring Time with Oliver Gavin Doing the Driving at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

[AMAZON] Save 41% on Woods’ 14-Gauge Heavy-Duty 50-Foot Extension Cord Now $17

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 9:27am

Amazon is offering the Woods 14-Gauge Heavy-Duty 50-Ft Extension Cord for just $17.15 as part of its daily deals. The all-weather extension cord has been marked down off its regular price of $28.99 for a savings of $11.84 (41%)!

For more than 75 years, Woods has been one of the leading developers of electrical products for consumers and professionals.

Continue reading [AMAZON] Save 41% on Woods’ 14-Gauge Heavy-Duty 50-Foot Extension Cord Now $17 at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

[VIDEO] Auto Reviewer Lets the 2020 Corvette Stingray’s LT2 Do the Talking In This Test Drive

Sun, 10/13/2019 - 11:37pm

Photo Credit: Javier Mota / YouTube

Auto reviewer Javier Mota was able to test drive the 2020 Corvette Stingray Coupe and because he cannot offer his driving impressions until the media embargo is over this week, he can let the Stingray’s LT2 give a hint of what it’s capable of.

Continue reading [VIDEO] Auto Reviewer Lets the 2020 Corvette Stingray’s LT2 Do the Talking In This Test Drive at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

The 2019 Corvette ZR1’s VIR Track Record Beaten by the $980K McLaren Senna

Sun, 10/13/2019 - 4:34pm

Photo Credit: Car and Driver

For nearly two years the fastest production car to ever lap Virginia International Raceway’s 4.1 Mile Grand Course was the 2019 Corvette ZR1 which broke a one-week old record set by the half-million dollar Ford GT when it stopped the clock at 2:37.25.

It took a car twice as expensive as the ultra-low production Ford to get it done, but the King of the Hill has been dethroned as VIR Grand’s quickest road car.

Continue reading The 2019 Corvette ZR1’s VIR Track Record Beaten by the $980K McLaren Senna at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

[VIDEO] Watch the Corvette C8.R Presentation from Petit Le Mans

Sun, 10/13/2019 - 3:45pm

On Thursday, we were invited by Chevrolet to Petit Le Mans to hear about the new mid-engine Corvette C8.R racecar that was revealed earlier this month alongside the 2020 Corvette Stingray convertible at Kennedy Space Center. The new race car will take to the track for its first race at the 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona in January.

Continue reading [VIDEO] Watch the Corvette C8.R Presentation from Petit Le Mans at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

Corvette Racing at Petit Le Mans: Tough Fight to Close C7.R Era

Sun, 10/13/2019 - 12:12pm

BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 12, 2019) – Corvette Racing ended its run with the Chevrolet Corvette C7.R on Saturday with fourth- and seventh-place class finishes in the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship’s Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

The No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Corvette C7.R of Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller led Corvette Racing’s effort in the final race of the season.

Continue reading Corvette Racing at Petit Le Mans: Tough Fight to Close C7.R Era at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

[AMAZON] Save 50% on the AOM Wireless Weather Station Now Just $16.49

Sun, 10/13/2019 - 11:24am

Amazon is offering the AOM Wireless Weather Station with Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer for $16.49 when you use the promo code 50MVYK5Q during checkout to save $16.50 (50!) off the regular price of $32.99.

The Wireless Weather Station shows Indoor Outdoor Temperature (°C/°F), Humidity (RH %), Max & Min.

Continue reading [AMAZON] Save 50% on the AOM Wireless Weather Station Now Just $16.49 at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

Corvette Interior Designer Tristen Murphy Discusses the C8’s Interior Design

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 8:48pm

One of the most controversial aspects of the new mid-engine Corvette is the long vertical line of buttons on the center console.

But before you get too critical of the interior designers for their latest effort on the 2020 Stingray, take a listen to design manager Tristan Murphy who spoke with GearPatrol.com because there is definitely sound logic behind the new look.

Continue reading Corvette Interior Designer Tristen Murphy Discusses the C8’s Interior Design at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

QUICK SHIFTS: C1-C8 Convertibles, ZR-1 Prices, Modern C2 Sting Ray Rendered, Lego C8 Build and More

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 5:06pm

Quick Shifts is a content feature here at CorvetteBlogger featuring links to Corvette and automotive-related stories of interest. We usually base Quick Shifts on a 6-Speed manual transmission but there is so much Corvette action going on right now that we had to go with the 8-speed auto this time around.

Continue reading QUICK SHIFTS: C1-C8 Convertibles, ZR-1 Prices, Modern C2 Sting Ray Rendered, Lego C8 Build and More at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

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