Is the C7 Corvette Z06 Reveal Happening in Detroit at the 2014 NAIAS?
Photo Credit: Mark Scheuern We’ve already seen the 2014 Corvette Stingray, as well as the upcoming limited-to-500 Premiere Edition of the seventh generation Chevy sports car. But that doesn’t mean the rumors about the C7 are anywhere close to dying down. Jalopnik is reporting they heard from a reliable source at the American Le Mans
With only 300 Corvettes made in the first year of production in 1953, not many of these historic treasures ever cross the auction block in a single year. But this weekend could be your chance to own one as the 254th Corvette ever made will be up for auction at the first-ever Hartland Auctions sale
As Corvettes at Carlisle celebrates 50 years of the 1963 Stingray and 60 years overall of the Corvette, it’s only fitting that someone who played a crucial role in the design of Stingray is a part of it. Corvette enthusiasts can meet Peter Brock, one of the driving forces behind what is now known as the ’63 “split window” Corvette Stingray at this year’s event, August 23-25 at the Carlisle (Pennsylvania) Fairgrounds.
Brock will be onsite promoting his new book, Corvette Stingray: Genesis of an American Icon, meeting fans and signing autographs all weekend. The book reveals the elaborate and complicated history and secret origins of the legendary “split window” car. In 1957, Brock was one of the youngest designers ever hired by GM Styling and he gives automotive enthusiasts his revealing insider’s look into what it was like working directly under GM’s famed executive team of Bill Mitchell, Harley Earl, Zora Arkus-Duntov and Ed Cole. These men allowed Brock to be creative and visionary, all while risking their careers by flaunting corporate mandate to create one of America’s most iconic designs. The book isn’t just a story for Stingray owners but all serious students of automotive history.
Along with Brock, guests can meet the Corvette Engineering team, along with special guest Dave McLellan. McLellan was the chief engineer for Corvette from 1975 until his retirement in 1992. Having joined GM in 1959 following his graduation from college, McLellan took over from the famed Zora Arkus-Duntov and actually worked side by side with him until Zora retired. McLellan is best known as the man behind the C4 Corvette, of which many will be onsite during Corvettes at Carlisle.
The last piece of performance information we’ve been waiting on for the new 2014 Corvette Stingray has been the EPA fuel economy numbers. GM is now confirming that the 2014 Corvette Stingray equipped with the 455 horsepower LT1 and a 7-speed manual transmission gets an EPA-estimated 17 miles per gallon in the city and 29
Via CorvetteVideos.TV: During the Gold Rush Rally, this Corvette ZR1 drag races an SL63 AMG. But before that race, there are burnouts to be done. If the photographer was any closer, he’d be inside the vette. Visit CorvetteVideos.TV for the best selection of hand-picked Corvette videos.