First 2015 Corvette Goes for $400,000 at Barrett-Jackson
Remember that first production model of the 2015 Corvette crossing the blocks at Barrett-Jackson that I said we all should chip in to buy? Well, it looks like we would’ve needed to pull together a little under half a million to even be in the running.
Chevy has put a pretty nifty piece of technology in place for the 2015 Corvette lineup to make sure those responsible for handling your baby at your favorite steak spot don’t get any clever ideas.
So how does this sound? Chevy: “We’ll give you a few hours to photograph the new 2015 Convertible Corvette Z06 for a chance to win $5,000.” Well, that’s exactly what happened, and a New York-based college student by the name of Dan Wang walked away with the cash and the opportunity of a lifetime.
After weeks of circling the rumor mill, General Motors has made it official: the Corvette Stingray will be offered with an eight-speed automatic transmission for 2015. Designed and built by GM in-house, the automaker says the new transmission will deliver world-class shift times that will rival some of the best dual-clutch systems on the market, all while delivering better fuel efficiency.
My first name dictates I have to be a manual transmission fundamentalist, yet it saddens me to hear that the fast-shifting 8L90 eight-speed transmission destined for the Z06 options list next year, will not be offered as an option in the base 2015 Corvette. Why would that make me sad? Because the new automatic transmission […] More »