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Hennessey introduces demonic twin-turbo C8 Corvette

2020 C8 Corvette too tame for you? Get ready to turn up the volume and treat your ears to the sound of Hennessey Performance Engineering’s (HPE) twin-turbo C8 Corvette! Claimed to be a world first application, the pair of turbochargers are mounted low in the engine bay underneath the 6.2-litre …

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Genovation debuts 587kW Corvette-based GXE EV with manual gearbox

Want a Corvette but not its fuel guzzling V8? Meet the Genovation GXE – an all-electric Corvette on steroids. Produced by Maryland-based EV manufacturer, the fully electric GXE is based on a C7 Corvette, which has been re-engineered to receive an electric drivetrain. Not much is known about the technology …

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Former Holden boss says sorry for crashing Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

Former Holden boss now General Motors head of global product development, Mark Reuss, has issued an apology for causing a half-hour delay at the start of the Detroit IndyCar on June 3, after crashing the Corvette pace car. “I want to thank you all for your well wishes today. I …

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2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1: The 563kW Speed Machine

The long-awaited 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 has been officially unveiled and its the most powerful, highest performance and most technologically advanced Corvette in its production history. The figures are staggering. Propelled by a new LT5 supercharged engine, the Corvette ZR1 pumps out a peak power output of 755 horsepower (563 …

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Is this the C8 Corvette headed to Holden showrooms in 2019?

With the latest-generation Ford Mustang a runaway success, the next-generation Chevrolet Corvette can’t come soon enough. While Chevy has been tight-lipped about the new model, we already know the C8 Corvette will be mid-engine and a radical departure to the current model. Set to arrive in 2019, the C8 is …

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New 2017 Corvette Grand Sport is best of both worlds

Chevrolet has rolled out its all-new Corvette Grand Sport at the Geneva Motor Show. Unlike previous generations, the new Grand Sport is based on the non-supercharged Corvette Z06, but gets the optional Z07 performance pack. That means 338kW from the dry-sumped LT1 V8 powertrain dished out via the upgraded chassis …

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GM trademarks “Corvette E-Ray” – hybrid muscle car on the way?

General Motors has reportedly filed a trademark application for the “Corvette E-Ray” name with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The application suggests GM may be working on a high-tech Corvette with some form of electric/hybrid powertrain. This comes as no surprise as more performance cars are migrating to alternative …

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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible uncovered

Chevrolet has unveiled the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible ahead of its premier at the New York Auto Show. Said to be the most powerful convertible ever produced by Chevrolet, the Z06 features a 6.2-litre supercharged LT4 V8 engine that develops no less than 466kW (625 bhp) of power and 861Nm …

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Callaway introduces 449kW Chevrolet Corvette Stingray SC610.

While the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is hardly anaemic, that doesn’t stop Chevrolet specialist, Callaway Cars from squeezing more power from the American muscle car. Called the SC610, the tuning package extracts an extra 85kW (115HP) of power and 130Nm of torque from the Corvette, for a total of 449kW …

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Helicopter crashed during Top Gear filming

A footage of a helicopter crashing during a Top Gear Korea stunt has been released by BBC. The crash was caught on camera and happened at the end of a filming a race between a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and a Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopter. While it looked serious, according to …

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2014 Corvette Stingray does 0-60mph in under 4s

 One of America’s most iconic sports cars has been revealed. The C7 Corvette Stingray is the seventh-generation of the nameplate that started in 1953. It is also only the 3rd model in the car’s lineage to wear the Stingray designation, the other two being the second (1963-1967) and third …

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C7 Chevrolet Corvette sketches leaked ahead of debut

The seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette isn’t due until the Detroit Motor Show next month, but a handful of drawings have been leaked on the Corvette Forum online. These photos look like drawings for the car’s owner’s manual and clearly shows the car’s rear end. The current C6 generation’s chopped-off rump and …

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Chevrolet introduces 5th generation LT1 small block V8

Chevrolet has unveiled the company’s new LT1 small block V8 engine, which will find its way into the 2014 Corvette. The generation five V8 features direct-injection, continuously variable valve timing and an 11.5:1 compression ratio. There’s also a “Runners in a Box” intake manifold, a variable-displacement oil pump and a …

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