At the end of 1996, GM made the C4 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport available; 1000 of these Vettes were produced. This total included 190 convertibles and 810 coupes. With a “nod” to the original Grand Sport of 1963, the 1996 Grand Sports have a distinctive VIN sequence, which sets them off from the other 1996 […]
General Motors published a press release announcing the C6 ZR1 Chevrolet Corvette in 2007. However, the production 2009 C6 ZR1 Chevy Vette was actually introduced to the world at the North American International Auto Show in 2008.
The C6 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 has a small block V-8 called the LS7. This 7 liter, 7008 cc engine develops 505 horsepower/377 kW. The engine has a “dry sump” oil delivery system, whose purpose is to make sure the Vette engine is properly lubricated at high acceleration. This configuration also allows the engine to be […]
The C5 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 was introduced as the successor to the FRC C5 Vette. This model Chevy Corvette produced superior performance for a number of reasons.The Z06 employed a high horsepower edition of the LS1 standard V-8 called the LS6. This engine produced 385 horsepower (or 287kW) and was lighter and faster than the […]
Chevrolet issued a Collector’s Edition C4 Corvette in 1996 to commemorate the platform’s last year of production. Like the Chevy Corvette Grand Sport of that year, this special edition was produced in low numbers. Every Collector Edition (CE) C4 Vette was painted “Sebring Silver.” This color was similar to the 1963 Sting Ray and was […]