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Corvette’s Next-Gen C7.R Racer Breaks Cover

by on Aug.19, 2013

The new C7.R breaks cover at Laguna Seca, albeit it with just a little bit of camouflage.

For most of the long, three-day weekend, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca offered a view of vintage motorsports with 100s of classic race cars reliving their former glory at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion.

But for a few brief moments, thousands of fans got a chance to look into the future as Chevrolet’s next-generation Corvette C7.R race car made its public debut.

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The rumors began to leak out Friday night that Chevy might have something special in mind – something that was not entirely a surprise considering the Corvette was the year’s honored model during a weekend most aficionados refer to simply as the “Historics.” In fact, Chevrolet had been giving several dozen journalists their first drive in the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray, or C7, over the course of the previous week.


Chevy Teaming With Penske For IndyCar Return

“So much more than racing.”

by on Nov.12, 2010

A force to be reckoned with, Roger Penske will team up with Chevrolet for the makers return to the IndyCar series in 2012.

With its balance sheet back in the black, General Motors appears to be finding some significant ways to spend some of its newfound loot – like getting back into the premier IndyCar racing series.

The maker’s global product operations chief said today that an all-new performance model will be making its way back onto the track in 2012, with Chevrolet teaming up with racing legend Roger Penske.

“In this particular case, it’s so much more than racing,” Stephens tells The Detroit News.

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The GM Vice Chairman argues that the maker will use the racing program to help it improve not just its track technology but deliver spin-off systems that can advance the capabilities of its street machines – though such arguments have long been made and often disputed.