I’ll give 2016 credit for this, at least: the cars sure were good. Among the best sports cars that dropped this year were the Corvette Grand Sport, boasting a mighty all-American naturally aspirated 460 horsepower, and the Jaguar F-Type SVR, a supercharged loud noises machine with 575 horses. So which is better?
For America’s brave spacemen, the choice is clear: Corvette or nothing!
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Automakers don’t pick their first drive locations by accident. This all takes months of planning with many site visits and much scouring of drive routes. The entire world knows that Atlanta turns into a bubbling bowl of stew during the summer, and Chevrolet knows that all of you are paying close attention to how the…
The mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette. It is as mythical and fleeting as a unicorn, or the new Frank Ocean album. For decades now—literally decades—General Motors has flirted with a mid-engined ‘Vette that could really take the fight to European exotics. It has never happened. So why is GM now spending $290 million to…
I’m deeply thankful for all these new naturally-aspirated track day cars, like the Camaro Z/28, Porsche 911 GT3 RS and Mustang GT350R. They buck this trend of sticking a turbo or a blower on every damn thing to stay all motor, baby. Now the Chevrolet Corvette joins that party too by bringing back a legendary name:…
Tomorrow marks exactly one year since a sinkhole opened up underneath the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, swallowing eight rare and unusual Corvettes like in some tragic Greek mythology story except with Corvettes. But time marches on, and today, the sinkhole is no more.
Despite some strong efforts from Hyundai and even Kia in recent years, South Korea still isn't known as a place where great performance cars come from. Apparently we can blame home market noise regulations for some of that, which could also keep the Corvette Stingray out of the country.
The Corvette Museum sinkhole may be one of our nation's greatest tragedies, but it's had a strange unintended side effect: attendance and sinkhole-related merchandise sales at the Bowling Green, Kentucky museum have risen sharply. As such, the museum's board has decided to keep it around.
The latest Dodge (née SRT) Viper is one of the most visceral and memorable performance cars I have ever driven. It's loud, angry, unbelievably fast, and completely worthy of the Viper name. There's just one big problem: not a lot of people are buying it. And now I wonder if the 2015 Corvette Z06 is about to finish it…
Two months ago, the ground opened up underneath the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky and swallowed eight rare, unusual and special Corvettes. The museum pulled the last Corvette out of the sinkhole a few weeks ago, but now they're coming to terms with just how badly some of the cars were damaged.
Want a 2015 Corvette Z06? Can't afford it or don't want to wait until it's out next year? Here's a way to fool everyone into thinking you have one. Only your HPDE instructor will know for sure!
On June 30, 1953, the first Chevrolet Corvettes started rolling off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan. Sixty years and scores of annihilated tires later, the 'Vette is still going strong, and an absurdly fast new 2014 Corvette Stingray is headed our way soon.
How do you make a Corvette look like a Ferrari? You skip that garish, unconvincing bodykit and stick an engine under its big glass rear window, that's how. Then you profit.
Pricing hasn't yet been announced for the upcoming 2014 Corvette, but if it's anything like the outgoing Corvette C6, it will start around $50,000. But there's a possibility that Chevrolet is working on an even less expensive "budget Corvette."
The last-ever Corvette C6 rolled off the assembly line at Bowling Green this week. They made 215,100 of them since 2005. It will be missed. Its Chevrolet Cobalt-inspired interior will not. Meanwhile, the plant is prepping for bigger and better things.
We knew this was bound to happen sooner or later, but it doesn't make us any less sad.