In the world of automobiles, what you drive is all about personal style. While it may be different for your grocery-getter at home, when it comes to your show or race car, its got to make a statement. That’s exactly what Philip Tarin’s ‘08 Corvette Z06 does, showcasing a unique personal style that no other Z06 has
by Lindsey Fisher on May 8, 2012
The Camaro ZL1 is, without a doubt, the Best Camaro Ever. But when the world is filled with amazingly capable cars all competing for the same limited pool of well-heeled potential buyers, is that good enough? We got a chance to sample the ZL1 for himself – and here’s our take.
It’s no secret we’re in love with the 5th gen Corvette, but this one is something special. 7 liters of C5R under the hood, with a Vortech supercharger to supply boost, it delivers more than 900 horsepower to the crank, runs 180 in the half-mile, and still can take you anywhere you need to go in comfort and style.
by Paul Huizenga on March 27, 2012
How do you make the best even better? With more power, of course… In the case of this particular Z06, that extra bump is provided by an Edelbrock E-Force supercharger system, which is only fitting because the car is Vic Edelbrock, Jr.’s personal ride…
by Chris Demorro on January 14, 2012
The 1963 Corvette split window is regarded by man as the best-looking Corvette ever. But add a ZR1 drivetrain, a supple bison-leather interior, and unrelenting attention to detail, and you have what may be the most-perfect Pro-Touring car ever built.
Smith admitted that he would much rather drive his Corvette than sit all day at a car show; his ’69 is remarkably clean and features a few custom touches that make it truly personal for him and his family. There is something to be said for a beautiful car that is actually driven on the streets and enjoyed.
by John Gibson on December 9, 2011
While walking the 2011 PRI show we stumbled across the Penske Racing Shocks booth and found Corvette Racing’s #4 Compuware Corvette. Corvette Racing’s Vettes have captured two of the last three checkered flags at the 24 Hours of LeMans. Read more about this impressive ride here.
While this bespoke styling and engineering exercise didn’t show the future direction of production Corvettes in every detail, it still is an invaluable look at how Chevrolet’s talented designers were playing a game of “what if” and experimenting with concepts at full scale in the real world.
Arkus-Duntov argued that they should build a full-race version of the Corvette and put it in the 1957 Sebring race. This would be his “specialized machine of the same make,” and would serve as a ‘halo’ car to carry the Corvette name in international competition, or so it was hoped…
by Clifton Klaverweiden on October 4, 2011
It has been nearly half a century since this 1963 split window Corvette coupe first set its tires to the asphalt, and in that impressive expanse of time the car has been used for one very simple and worthy purpose… racing.
by Jerry Roe on September 28, 2011
For Lou Gigliotti’s ’10 ZR1 second place is not an option. The test mule, LG Motorsports race car, and daily driver sees all sorts of punishment, but at this past 341 Spectre Hillclimb Challenge, the venerable blown ‘Vette put up one helluva fight and has the trophies and course records to prove it.
by Lauren Hargrove on August 1, 2011
Here’s a C1 that isn’t just beautifully restored – it’s a driver, with plenty of road miles accrued by its current owner. This ’57 Fuelie is one of those rare classic cars that have escaped the collector bubble to roam free like God and Zora intended.
The Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is the fastest, most powerful production car General Motors has ever made. It’s also the most affordable supercar in the world, coming in at just over $100,000. That got us to wondering about the kind of person who would purchase a Corvette ZR1…
Almost from the beginning of the Corvette’s existence, one could say that it has been the red-headed stepchild of Chevrolet, careening through the halls of high volume, mid-American sensibilities with little regard for place or respect for precedent. For one thing, Corvettes don’t have to be old to be rare.
For Jimi Day, the preparation for his first One Lap event began with his 2006 Chevrolet Z06 Corvette. Prepping a car for an event like this is largely a matter of getting everything right. No misses and no excuses. He got through the eight day event and shares his experience with us. What did he learn?
by Don Roy on April 26, 2011
Bill Mitchell’s connection with automobile racing was well established before he started at GM, but it would take Harley Earl’s departure before Mitchell could build his own Dream Car Corvette. See how AMA’s racing ban forced Mitchell to change the car’s name from XP-87 to the rather more significant ‘Stingray.’
GM has a lot of big changes and performance package offerings in the works for the 2012 Corvette, and a list of those changes has leaked online. More wheels, fewer colors, and a lot more technology are just some of the new offerings for the newest Corvette.
Feingold wanted to tear through the canyons in Malibu or take on the infamous Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles. He fell in love the car’s handing and braking, but lust for more power and better handling took over. Over the years the car has evolved to meet Feingold’s demands.
by Gordon McDonald on January 24, 2011
In a 2002 article in VETTE, Marty Schorr attributed the following passage to former Baldwin-Motion partner, Joel Rosen. “I still miss the freewheeling Baldwin-Motion days and, if the right opportunity came along, I’d jump back into building Corvette Supercars cars in a New York minute.” Why is this significant?
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Although sharing some of its heavy-hitting DNA with the street machines of Chevrolet’s past, it has remained a lean, trimmed track athlete compared to the middle and heavy-weight boxers of yesterday’s muscle cars. The Corvette is – and always has been – a super car, although it might’ve taken a while to get there.