Hang Out with Corvette Forum at the California Festival of Speed
Corvette Forum is converging upon the California Festival of Speed. It’s the largest supercar event in the Southwest, and it’s going down Sunday, April 12 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Join us and meet your fellow forum members. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in parade laps around the track, hit up the autocross course, and in addition to Corvettes, you’ll have the chance to get up close and personal with a variety of supercars.
Chevrolet is dropping the manual transmission from the Corvette’s option sheet for the 2017 model year due to dwindling sales and industry trends.
“Frankenstein”, “Looks like a$$”, “Eww”. Those are just some of the sentiments surrounding this C5 wearing a C7 rear fascia that member “Bandit 00C5” posted to the forum. How awful is it to put a C7 rear fascia on a C5?
As much as it looks like this Corvette was crafted for cops, RPO 687 actually made the C1 more track-capable. This was the precursor to RPO Z06 that would be offered in the C2 the following model year. Still, this triple-black car looks ready to chase bad guys rather than a first-place finish.
According to Motor Trend’s recent Corvette Z06 retest at Willow Springs International Raceway’s “Big Track”, the Z06 (when equipped with a manual transmission) is faster than the Nissan GT-R NISMO.