Author: Manuel Carrillo III

C5 Corvette Goes Completely Carbon Fiber, Loses 287 lbs.

C5 Corvette Goes Completely Carbon Fiber Featured

Do you think it’s outrageous to spend $100,000 to mod a $20,000 C5 Corvette? What if that $100,000 is spent swapping all the car’s fiberglass body panels for carbon fiber pieces?

  Comments | By - October 21, 2014

OPTIMA Presents Corvette of the Week: New-Car Smell Intact

2009 Chevrolet Corvette 2LT Coupe in Yellow Featured

In the pantheon of astonishing ingredients in the human experience, for me, the new-car smell is a top-ranking player … right up there with a mother’s love and the sensations involved with popping bubble wrap.

  Comments | By - October 17, 2014

Michelin Presents Wallpaper Wednesday: I’ll Have My Z06 in Arctic White

2015 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Z06 in White Featured

Even though my first brand-new car was white, I’ve never been a fan of cars in that color. White paint screams “boring” to me. That’s not the case with the C7 Corvette — especially the Z06.

  Comments | By - October 15, 2014

OPTIMA Presents Corvette of the Week: The Silver Blade

2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 3LT Convertible in Blade Silver Metallic Featured

If the first-generation (E85) BMW Z4 had “flame surfacing”, the C7 Corvette has “blade surfacing”, and that is delightfully apparent when the Corvette’s exterior is slathered in Blade Silver Metallic.

  Comments | By - October 10, 2014

Michelin Presents Wallpaper Wednesday: Second Place Looks Good

C3 Corvette Featured

Yesterday we asked you what you think is the best-looking Corvette generation. I voted for the C3, which came in second place. I think later-model C3s hurt that generation in the rankings.

  Comments | By - October 8, 2014

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