The New Corvette Racetrack: the Good and the Bad
Remember that motorsports park scheduled to be built next to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green? Well, I have some good news—and unfortunately, bad news—about the racing facility next to one of America’s Sports Cars holy sites.
Car thieves, here’s a tip—if you’re going to steal a high-performance vehicle like a Corvette, don’t. But if you’re going to try anyway, make sure you can drive a stick. With the manual take-rate for the new Stingray hovering around 40 percent, there’s a good chance your target won’t be an automatic.
Only Superman, and maybe a few other comic book protagonists can tear down a vehicle in five minutes or less, but thanks to the power of time-lapse video, those who hail from planets other than Krypton can be made to look like superheroes.
Our latest beefy burnout fix comes courtesy of the wizards at Hennessey. If you have 14 seconds or so to spare, hearing this 708 horsepower twin-turbocharged beast rev up for the show is most definitely time well spent.
Twenty-seven bids is pretty good for a wrecked ‘Vette on eBay. I’d speculate a lot of those bids were from shops looking to fix the Stingray and sell it for profit. Could you discount damages enough to purchase a used Corvette like this?