New GM Video Showcases C7.R in Europe
Hey, we’ll take just about any footage of the new Stingray we can get our hands on, especially if it gives us the opportunity to take a closer look at the new Z06 and C7.R racecar. The most recent video we’ve stumbled on comes courtesy of General Motors, highlighting the premiere of the two higher performance ‘Vettes at the recent Geneva Motor Show in Europe.
The fallout over criticism that General Motors failed to address some safety issues has ushered in a new chief that will oversee global safety for Chevrolet and the carmaker’s other brands. Jeff Boyer has been appointed Vice President Global Vehicle Safety, a newly created position, as GM comes under fire for claims it failed to address issues with faulty ignition switches in over a million compact cars.
We’re a little more than three weeks away from the first C7 Z06 being auctioned at Barrett-Jackson’s West Palm Beach event on Saturday, April 12. As the anticipation grows, I thought I’d use this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday to ease some of the anticipatory tension.
It’s been said that if you look hard enough you can find a silver lining in every cloud. OK, so maybe some of those clouds require a few more looks than others to find that silver lining, but either way, it appears a bit of the good fortune that comes out of bad situations has rubbed off on the National Corvette Museum.
Remember that Autoweek poll that gauged whether people think the Corvettes damaged from the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum should be left unrestored? Well, the results are in, and more than 50 percent of the folks who voted in Autoweek’s survey believed at least one of the cars should be preserved in its current state as a reminder of the catastrophe. Our poll results here were a bit different. Check them out after the jump.