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.
I have to admit, I’ve always been partial to any story about a U.S. veteran’s love for his or her American automobile. To me, these two things represent a lot of the stuff that makes America great. Over the years, I’ve come across some pretty emotional stories about veterans and their cars, but the one I stumbled on of a former Marine staff sergeant named Mike Kimmons probably tops the list.
With a couple of weeks before the New York auto show opens, we’re getting wind that Chevrolet has plans for unveiling a new Corvette at the show. The carmaker apparently will be making three big debuts in the Big Apple for the April 16th event, with one being a new variant of the Corvette.
This week’s Corvette of the Week comes from “Jesterissimo”, but to the mortals outside of Corvette Forum, he’s known as “Rob”. This 2014 Stingray is sitting on a drop-dead gorgeous set of HREs; they go with the Laguna Blue Tintcoat like chips go with salsa. Yum.
Whew! There’s a sigh of relief. With all those unbearable photos of the last Corvettes being pulled out of the sinkhole, it’s good to finally come across some shots taken in Kentucky that can help lift our spirits.