Author: Manuel Carrillo III

Why C5 Corvettes are Faster than C6s and C7s

2000 Lingenfelter Twin-Turbo Corvette Stage II Collage Featured 2

Back in the days of the C5, the late John Lingenfelter was able to get a Corvette up to 225 mph with “only” 650 horsepower. By the time the C6 ZR1 rolled into production, it was able to achieve “only” 205 mph with 638 horsepower. With cars that are pumping out similar power figures, why the top speed discrepancy?

  Comments | By - July 29, 2014

OPTIMA Presents Corvette of the Week: From a Miata to a ‘Vette

2002 Millenium Yellow C5 Corvette Coupe Featured

This week’s Corvette of the Week comes from “FinalJenemba” whose story has made me appreciate the Corvette even more, which is huge for me because I thought I already had my foot planted pretty firmly on the Corvette appreciation throttle.

  Comments | By - July 25, 2014

One Less Corvette Rival? Is the Acura NSX Doomed?

Honda-NSX Fire Featured

If the Acura NSX does ever make it to production, it will be built in Ohio — the same state where it is being engineered. In many ways the NSX will be America’s next sports car, and a welcome Corvette competitor … if it ever sees the light of day.

  Comments | By - July 24, 2014

Michelin Presents Wallpaper Wednesday: A Corvette as Magnificent as the Heavens

C6 Corvette Z06 Wallpaper Featured

This C6 Z06 is so magnificent, it stands with the sky and the clouds as though it were among equals … and essentially, it is.

  Comments | By - July 23, 2014

OPTIMA Presents Corvette of the Week: 1988 Callaway Twin Turbo Corvette #57

1988 Callaway TT Side Featured

While this week’s Corvette of the Week is not the official Sledgehammer (car #51), people commonly mistake “BoostedmaxPSI’s” 1988 Callaway Twin Turbo Corvette #57 for the famous Sledgehammer.

  Comments | By - July 18, 2014

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