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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.


From C1 to C7: 60 Years of Corvette History

Our resident historian’s recollection of Corvettes then and now.

by on Jan.18, 2013

The C7 Corvette at its unveiling last weekend.’s resident historian, Mike Davis was yet to get his license when the first Corvette rolled into GM’s private auto show, known as Motorama, 60 years ago. But he’s been watching and reporting on every ‘Vette since then.

Davis recently released a series of books on the history of Chevrolet and with the new 2014 “C7” Chevrolet Corvette winning kudos as the star of this year’s Detroit Auto Show, we asked him for some remembrances about the Corvette, as well.  Here’s his tale.

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What in heck does C7 mean?  It’s the seventh reincarnation of America’s only regular production sports and racing car.  As shown in my Chevy V.1, as I refer to it, the first Corvette  (C1) began as a “concept car,” a one of-a-kind auto show queen, at General Motors’ Motorama at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York in January 1953.


Detroit Auto Show: All You Need to Know

Press Preview ends today; show opens to public on Saturday.

by on Jan.14, 2013

The press previews are over but there’s still a lot more news to come from the 2013 North American International Auto Show and will continue bringing you the latest product news, concept close-ups and interviews with the industry newsmakers down at Cobo Hall.

Stay with for our latest updates:

How the C7 Corvette Came Back From the Brink

Return of the Stingray.

by on Jan.13, 2013

After a series of delays, Chevrolet is finally ready to roll out the seventh-generation Corvette.

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They were the darkest of days, all the more so in the design studios at General Motors where a small team had been assembled and given the less than humble task of building the world’s best sports car.

True, the Chevrolet Corvette has always been an icon of American design, but this time, Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter and design director Tom Peters had to take things the next step, producing a vehicle that could challenge and beat the best the Germans and Italians could throw at it.

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There was only one problem: the U.S. economy was in meltdown, the automotive market facing its worst downturn in more than half a century and General Motors, rapidly running out of cash, seemed all but certain to declare bankruptcy.  And when it did in June 1, 2009, the lights went out.  Even with the likelihood of a federal bailout, it was anything but certain the long-awaited C7 Corvette would ever make it to market.

But tonight, at a well-attended ceremony at an old warehouse in a run-down section of Detroit, Juechter and Peters will get the honor of pulling the wraps off a 2014 Chevy Corvette that is already being hailed as the best American sports car of the past half century, perhaps the best ever.


Coming Sunday, 7PM: 1st Look at C7 Corvette!

The exclusive inside story of Chevy's 1st true world-beater.

by on Jan.11, 2013

It almost didn’t happen.  Between General Motors’ bankruptcy and plenty of internal debate, the seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette nearly failed to materialize. But after a two-year delay, the C7 is finally ready to make its tire-spinning debut. has seen it and we’ve got the inside story ready to reveal to readers on Sunday 7 PM ET. You’ll soon see why the all-new 2014 ‘Vette is already being called the most beautiful American sports car in half a century.

Video Series Teases C7 ‘Vette

GM riles up Corvette Nation.

by on Nov.20, 2012

Click through below to watch the video teasing the Corvette C7, called "Conception."

General Motors is doing everything it can to whip car enthusiasts into a lather, slowly revealing minute details about the C7, the next Chevy Corvette, which break cover at the Detroit auto show on Jan. 13.

The 47-second video opens dramatically with a shot of the Corvette hidden with a loose-fitting grey cover.

Always the Tease!

Do a Google search on Corvette C7 and you’ll find dozens of illustrations showing what artists think the next ‘Vette will look like, mixed in with dozens more spy shots of the C7 wear camo completely covering every detail save the basic outline of the car.

As a halo car for the brand, the next Corvette is a huge play for the automaker, one it plans to milk for every ounce of publicity possible. (more…)

First 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible Set for Auction

Fastest drop-top Vette ever.

by on Jan.20, 2012

The 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible is billed as the fastest drop-top Vette ever.

Look fast or you might miss it.  Here’s a first look at the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible that will make its formal debut, tonight, during a special break in the action at the annual Barrett-Jackson Auction, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The 7.0-liter, 505-horsepower monster is being billed as the fastest drop-top that Chevy has ever offered – and a good way to celebrate both the 60th anniversary of “America’s sports car,” and the likelihood this will be the last major variant off the soon-to-be-replaced C6 version of the Corvette.


Some lucky bidder at the Barrett will have the opportunity to be the first on his (or her) block to drive home in the Corvette 427 Convertible, one sporting a special 60th Anniversary Package that boasts Arctic White paint and Pearl Silver Blue stripes, with a Diamond Blue leather-wrapped interior.  It will be auctioned off for charity over the weekend.