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GM Recalls Almost 500 2019 Corvette ZR1s Over Airbag Risk

General Motors is recalling its 750-horsepower road-going monster at the top of the Corvette line, the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, for risk of airbags not deploying in the event of hard braking and acceleration. The recall includes about 500 cars, and GM engineers discovered the issue at a track day.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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We All Need This Totally Normal Looking 1998 Chevy Tahoe With A 638 HP Corvette ZR1 Engine

Some genius human being in Washington has crafted an excellent sleeper truck out of a 1998 Chevrolet LT and the same 6.2-liter supercharged LS9 V8 found in a Chevy Corvette ZR1. This rig looks like a normal Hard Like A Rock-era Tahoe, except it’s much, much more. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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This Is Why You Don’t Stick Your Arm Between The Dyno And A Tire

The 755-horsepower 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is great for the dyno. It has a monstrous factory power rating, but losses in the drivetrain mean that number isn’t what ultimately goes to the wheels. The dyno helps find out how big that power loss is, but it can also make a person lose control of their […]

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You Can Now Get An 800-HP Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport For The Low, Low Price Of $500,000

Even some employees at a Georgia dealership were surprised at one of its recent used-car listings: a 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, priced at an incredible $499,900. The list price hilariously sits above the Kelley Blue Book estimate for a factory Grand Sport on Autotrader, which is in the mid-$60,000 range.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Chevrolet Corvette C4’s ‘Doug Nash 4+3’ Manual Transmission Is Mechanical Wizardry

The 1980s weren’t a great time for sports cars, with engines choked with smog equipment, tall final drive ratios killing acceleration, and other questionable fuel-saving equipment making cars suck more than they needed to. The “Doug Nash 4+3,” a four-speed manual on the Chevrolet Corvette with push-button overdrive in…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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This Lifted Corvette Became A BMW-Powered Race Car For Way Cheaper Than You Think

“What in the hell?” That was 24 Hours of Lemons race organizer and ex-Corvette Magazine writer Nick Pon’s reaction after the series’ first C3-generation Corvette popped its freshly repainted, Warsteiner-liveried hood. Inside was the BMW M50B25 inline-six engine out of an E34 BMW 5 Series. Surprise! Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Now’s A Great Time To Buy A New Corvette Since No One Else Is

The weather is getting warmer and you know what that means: it’s time to get yourself a sports car! If you are in the market for some all-American V8 thunder, there are some crazy good deals to be had on the Chevrolet Corvette, and you’ll even have your choice of three model years. People aren’t […]

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Fourth Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Corvette Z06s Going Into Limp Mode On Track

The current-generation Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is sold as a 650-horsepower supercharged track weapon, yet that hasn’t been the case for owners who have had the car go into limp mode on track. More Z06 owners have brought a fourth class-action lawsuit against General Motors over this issue, complete with claims that a…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Someone Left This 720-Mile C6 Corvette Z06 In A Storage Unit And Now It’s On eBay

Storage units are great for all of the stuff you should get rid of but can’t because it’s sentimental, or all of the stuffy furniture and decor you’ll definitely display once you’re able to afford a mansion with three living rooms. Storage units are not great for a 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 that’s barely driven […]

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Let Us Not Forget What A Savage Beast The C6 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Was

The new Corvette Z06 has been tearing ass around the tracks for the past couple of years. And with a supercharged V8, 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, it’s doing exactly what it’s supposed to do. But this isn’t exactly new behavior for a Corvette Z06. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The First 2019 Corvette ZR1 Just Sold For $925,0000

Chevrolet’s Corvette ZR1 is a bonkerballs flagship supercar like none the US has ever produced, with 755 supercharged horsepower and an easy-peasy 210 mile per hour top speed. It’s available with a big ole wing and awesome lightweight track-focussed wheels. If you like V8s and power and America, you’d be silly not to…Read more… Continue […]

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Driver Who Crashed Corvette Z06 Into Tree Sentenced To Nine Months In Jail

Back in May, we reported on an acid-green Corvette Z06 that crashed into a tree in Michigan after excessive speeding, which smashed the car to pieces and left the two passengers inside with broken bones. The driver, Jie Fu Gong, 22, has been sentenced to nine months in jail.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Even More Leaked Mid-Engine Corvette CAD Images Show New Twin-Turbo V8 

You may remember earlier this month when we showed you some leaked CAD images of the upcoming mid-engine’d C8 Corvette. You may also recall that those images were proven to be real because GM’s lawyers told us, without really telling us so. Well, it’s happening again, but this time we’ve got an even better look […]

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