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Electric Lego Corvette ZR1

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Lego engineering at its finest

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Back in 2019, Lego added the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 to its lineup, we knew people would turn it into an awesome work of art. But we never imagined one automotive enthusiast would take the stock Lego model to a completely new level.

The guy from the video above bought a 2019 Corvette ZR1 from Lego and added a fully functional electric powertrain consisting of a small DC electric motor and a four-speed manual gearbox. Yes, you can row your own gears on a Lego car.

In the video, the creator […]

Restored 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Looks Great With Factory Sidepipes

This L71 car is rocking a 427 under the hood.

Corvette Mike Anaheim sells some of the coolest ‘Vettes you can find, and this beautiful 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L71 is a great example. This 1969 Corvette is packing a powerful punch with the L71 427 V8, but this restored C3 is highly original and is currently up for auction on Bring A Trailer.

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Just looking at the overall condition of this car, it isn’t hard to see why this 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L71 earned the NCRS Top Flight award in 2014. Following an extensive frame-off restoration back in 2013, the Corvette retains its original style with a Fathom Green paint job over a saddle leather interior. As cool as the ’69 ‘Vette […]

Last Chance! Enter to Win a Lexus in our Charity Drawing

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This is the final week to reserve your charity drawing tickets to win a 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible and support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County. Tickets are $100 each and winner need not be present to win.

Click here to reserve your tickets or call 831-394-5171. Ticket reservations close at 10:00am Sunday, September 13.

The winner will be drawn this Sunday, September 13, 2020.

 We hope you will consider participating in this fundraising effort, joining with us to help people in need even though we cannot gather […]

1.75 Million Corvettes And Counting!

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1,750,000th Corvette Built Was Raffled Off

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Nearly seven decades ago, Corvette #1 rolled off the hand built assembly line. Now in its eighth generation, an incredible 1,750,000 Vettes have been produced. To celebrate this achievement, and to raise some money for the National Corvette Museum, the 1.75 millionth Corvette has been raffled off.

Raffle was part of the National Corvette Museum’s ongoing fund-raising efforts, and was held September 4th, 2020, with Don Creekmore from Wichita, Kansas, taking home the prize.

Just like the first Corvette, and the one millionth Corvette, this C8 Coupe was finished in […]

Rally Red 1965 Corvette – Originally purchased and owned by CBS for use in television shows and advertisements.

Movie cars range from fully custom creations to showroom stock with this 1965 Chevrolet Corvette convertible obviously falling into the latter group. As is the case with most classic cars, this one being auctioned off by Corvette Mike Anaheim on  Bring a Trailer has an interesting back story including its use in popular television shows and promotional campaigns.

Despite being a 1965 Corvette, this car was actually ordered by an employee of CBS in 1962 for use on the television series Route 66. Sadly, that show was cancelled about a month after this Corvette was built, but it was still delivered to the production company and repurposed to Perry Mason where it was reportedly used on that show’s final two seasons as character Paul Drake’s on-screen car – not a bad ride for a fictional private detective. This Corvette was also used in Chevrolet ad campaigns featuring stars from Bonanza, Bewitched and The Man […]

9.8L V12 Corvette ZR-12

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Chevrolet has made a few very rare production cars, like the 1969 ZL1, 1967 L88, and the C3 ZR-1’s. They have also made more than a few experimental cars, but few of them survived the crusher once they did not serve a purpose anymore. One experimental that did survive was the one and only ZR-12!

At the 1989 Detroit Auto Show, Dodge revealed the Viper and its V10 engine, and General Motors believed it would be a formidable competitor to the Corvette. In response, the automaker commissioned a chassis study in the early 1990’s to see if the […]

C8 Z06, Twin-Cam, Twin-Turbo, Flat-Plane?

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2022 C8 Z06

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Just like the C8 was a major change from the C7, the report from Motortrend says the 2022 (or maybe 2023) Z06 will be sporting a 4.2 liter (give or take), 650hp, dual-overhead cam, flat-plane crank, twin Turbo, V8. An upgraded eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, revised suspension and a set of sticky summer tires, wider at the rear will be added to control the extra HP.

The Z06 will also go on a diet and feature a number of lightweight materials, such as the exhaust, rear wing, front splitter, […]

C8 Convertibles Arriving

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C8 Convertibles Arriving At Dealerships

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The C8 Corvette has suffered from various delays, stops, and starts since the reveal. Buyers have been forced to endure delays from a union strike and the pandemic, but it appears the 2020 Chevy Corvette Convertible is arriving at dealerships. 

The Corvette Convertible production began on August 3, but it looks like the first batch likely was held for quality-control checks before being shipped off to the buying public. There’s a new video on YouTube of at least one, a blue-on-blue-on-blue example arriving at Criswell Chevrolet in Maryland with a sold sign on the […]

Loaded 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Is A Rare Split Window

A long list of options makes this ultra-desirable ’63 Corvette a true needle in the haystack.

With over 10,000 Sting Ray coupes built in ’63, there are definitely a number of Corvette models that were built in more limited numbers, but the split-window design makes these first-year C2s a must-have for any diehard car collector. This Daytona Blue 1963 Chevrolet Corvette represents an ultra-rare example of a split window as it checked practically every option box available, and it is one out of just 278 equipped with factory air conditioning. Now this fully restored and fully loaded ’63 ‘Vette is up for sale through Corvette Mike.

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Fastest Pikes Peak Corvette

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Have you ever wanted to own a Corvette Race Car?

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You can now buy the fastest Corvette to ever Climb Pikes Peak!

Building a race car is fun and all, but wouldn’t it be better just to buy a proven hill climb machine built by some of the best in the business, and shaken down by a professional driver? If you agree, you are in luck. The fastest Chevrolet Corvette ever to drive the infamous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is up for auction on Bring A Trailer.

Starting out life as a […]

The August INSIDER  

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2020 Charity Drawing for 2021 LC 500 Convertible donated by Lexus

 

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The Pebble Beach Concours and Pebble Beach Company have partnered with Lexus to offer a 2021 LC 500 Convertible in a 2020 charity drawing. All receipts from this 2020 charity drawing will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County—a longstanding beneficiary of the Pebble Beach Concours and Pebble Beach Company Foundation’s charitable giving initiatives.

The Pebble Beach Concours invites the public, including friends in the car world and anyone who loves Pebble Beach, to join in supporting this deserving charity by reserving a ticket at www.bgcmc.org/win. A total of 3,000 tickets are available at $100 each. […]

2020 C8 Convertibles are in Production

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2020 C8 Convertibles are in Production

 

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We have been waiting a long time for the C8 convertible, but the wait is about to end for some. The first orders for the 2020 Corvette Convertible have begun production and are rolling off the assembly line. They will soon be on their way to anxious buyers who placed their orders many months ago.

2021 Options Get Price Increase

Chevrolet has decided not to increase the base price of the 2021 C8 over the 2020 price, but this does not mean that a 2021 will […]

Ex-Blind Man Buys New Corvette

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Modern Medicine Gave Man Sight
So he goes and buys a Corvette!

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What do you do when modern medicine gives you sight after a lifetime of being legally blind? Well of course you buy a Corvette, sight unseen (pardon the pun). Oh, and then you go get a driver’s license.

Mike Schickerowski was born with Nystagmus, a condition where the eyes make repetitive, uncontrolled movements that result in extremely blurred vision. As he explains it, “If you’ve ever taken a photo with your camera and moved it slightly, or the object moved, and it’s a […]

C8 Frunk Problem

Thundering Thursday July 16

Customers Report Frunks Flying Open;
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There are a few reports from C8 owners that the frunk is flying open when the vehicle is driving along. The problem is that the frunk is just the right size to nearly cover your entire view forward, and can of course scare the hell out of you. For these reasons, GM is taking these reports very seriously.

In a statement from GM, a Chevrolet spokesperson claims the hood-opening issue is the users’ fault, not the Chevy’s. The statement goes on to say that the engineering team […]

The Road to Best of Show

The July INSIDER

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Featured in the July Issue of the INSIDER…

 

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RESTORING A WINNER

Tucked away in one of North Vancouver’s industrial districts is RX Autoworks — the team responsible for many Pebble Beach cars, including the 2018 Best of Show, a 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B owned by David and Ginny […]

4th of July Corvette Gets 100th Win

 

 

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  Corvette Racing’s 100th victory in IMSA racing

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After shutdown, Pratt & Miller, had just a month to prepare the new C8.R for the 4th of July race. The Corvette team is known for their tenacity and never letting anything stop them. Working at both the Michigan shop and a North Carolina simulator, the team was ready to hit the track for the first time in months on July 3, just 24 hours before Saturday night’s green flag at the Rolex Daytona 24-Hour race.

Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor Piloted, in their […]

Junk Yard Rescue

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1963 SWC Z06 rescued from Junk Yard

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A 1963 Corvette Z06 Split Window Coupe has been found rotting away in a scrapyard. It was apparently junk to the one person who put it there in 1971, and to all the people that walked by it over the years.

As they only made 199 Z06’s in 1963. And as the split rear window was a one year only design, this find is arguably one of the most desirable Classic Corvettes there is. On top of being a Z06, it was also equiped with the 36.5-gallon […]

Toyota Dealer Begging for C8 Customers

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Toyota Dealer Begs for C8 Customers

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It seems like some Toyota dealers may be having a hard time selling their new Supra’s, as one dealer in Louisiana has gone as far as paying for a billboard trying to lure C8 buyers over to the dark side.

“Still waiting on a Corvette? Come get your Supra,” reads the billboard photographed and uploaded by mudbug on the Corvette Forum. When you look at their inventory, you can see why they are so desperate to sell somebody a Supra. They have not one, but two 3.0 Premium models sitting in […]

Let the Shipping Continue

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Let the Shipping Continue

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Word has come out that the Corvette factory has begun shipping C8’s again! Trucks were spotted leaving the factory loaded with C8’s all wrapped up and on their way to their new owners.

According to Kevin Kelly, a GM spokesperson, “We are not going to build all of the 2020 orders.” They will only be building the orders they have inhouse and will be working with the dealers and customers that had orders for the 2020, that the factory had not accepted yet, and offer them spots for the 2021.

“We’ve had […]

Next C8 to Get Active Aero?

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C8 Z06 rumored To Get Massive Tires & Active Aero

 

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According to a newly leaked GM document, the Next C8 performance iteration, the Z06, will be coming out in 2022! Like all past Z06’s, this one will be track-ready, but still suitable for getting milk at the local store, but hopefully with a curvy road to get you there.

On top of the normally aspirated, flat-plane crank, 5.5-liter DOHC V8 we have talked about in the past (with 650 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque), it will be getting 20-inch wheels in front, and […]

2020 C8 By The Numbers

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C8’s by the #’s

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Chevrolet’s factory is back up and building the C8 again. During a presentation at the National Corvette Museum’s Annual Corvette Bash, Chevrolet released some detailed information on how customers are ordering their new Vettes.

Most people are ordering the loaded with the 3LT package (44%), followed by 2LT (40%) and the budget-minded 1LT (16%) in last place.

As for colors, Torch Red took top place with 25%, Arctic White with 15%, Black with 12%, Sebring Orange and Elkhart Lake Blue at 7% each, Rapid Blue, Ceramic Matrix, Blade Silver and Shadow Gray all at 6%, […]

Corvette Racing Crew Chief Dan Binks Retires

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Our team continues to meet and discuss how we are going to move ahead with the COVID-19 outbreak. Per California law, we have decided to remain open for business to serve our valued customers.

 

After 38 Years Corvette Crew Chief Retires

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Corvette Racing crew chief Dan Binks has decided it was time to retire from the General Motors factory team after 38 years. He first joined the Pratt & Miller crew in 2002 and has been instrumental in the team’s success.

According to Racer, Binks helped Corvette Racing reduce its pit stop times considerably and helped set “new standards for success by […]

Corvette Academy

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Our team continues to meet and discuss how we are going to move ahead with the COVID-19 outbreak. Per California law, we have decided to remain open for business to serve our valued customers.

 

Chevy Makes Videos To Master The C8

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Want to learn all about C8’s awesomeness? Chevrolet has you covered.

Any time you buy a new car, it’s a good idea to equate yourself with as much information about your new car as possible. This is especially true for the new Mid-Engine Corvette, as it is not like any other Corvette you […]

No Le Mans 2020 For Corvette

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Corvette Becomes Latest Withdrawal
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Last week, the Porsche GT Team withdraw their two 911 RSR’s from the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans and due to uncertainties surrounding the events around the world, this week the Corvette Racing team made the same decision for the 88th running of this prestigious race. This will allow the reserve cars to fill spots and be able to race.

“Corvette Racing […]

Which C8 Corvette Z51 Would You Buy?

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These two C8 Corvettes are practically brand new, and they’re both for sale.

Even before it was announced that the first-year C8 Corvettes are going to be pure unobtanium at your local Chevrolet dealership, these cars were already selling extremely fast on the resale market. Due to the COVID shutdown, only 2,700 mid-engine Corvettes have rolled off the Bowling Green, Kentucky assembly line, but if you’re in the market for a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette, Corvette Mike has you covered!

So which one of these rare ‘Vettes would you choose?

Black 3LT Z51

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With just seven miles showing on the odometer, this C8 Z51 is about as close as you can get to buying a brand-new 2020 Corvette. On the […]

Eli Manning Auctions Personal MVP C6 GS For COVID-19 Relief

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Manning’s Super Bowl MVP Grand Sport auctioned for Covid-19 relief

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The former New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning recently accepted the All In Challenge to raise money for COVID-19 relief. The NFL superstar offered up the Grand Sport Convertible he was given in 2012 as recognition for earning the MVP award in Super Bowl XLVI. Not only would the high bidder get this special car, but Eli would also personally deliver it to the new owner, hang out with them, and then would take them out for lunch!

The auction ended April 28th and was a […]

Who is buying the C8’s?

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What age bracket is buying the C8?

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There are no official numbers, but according to a Canadian salesperson, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette buyers are skewing way younger. The highest purchasing group he is seeing are people in their 40’s, with people in their 30’s being the second highest group. This is what we are seeing here at Corvette Mike also.

Not only are younger people buying the C8, but they […]

Z06 Coming in 2021

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Our team continues to meet and discuss how we are going to move ahead with the COVID-19 outbreak. Per California law, we have decided to remain open for business to serve our valued customers.

 

600hp, Normally Aspirated, 32-Valves and DOHC C8?

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It is being reported that the C8 Z06 is still in development and could come as a 2021 Model, but the Coronavirus may push this to 2022. The car will be powered by a naturally aspirated DOHC 32-valve 5.5-liter Flat-Plane V8, Able to rev to between 8500 and 9000 rpm!

According to reports from Car and Driver the C8 […]

70th Pebble Beach Concours Moves to 2021

2020 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Cancelled Due to Ongoing COVID-19 Concerns

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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (April 22, 2020) — Knowing that entrants, judges, volunteers and guests face ongoing health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance have decided to cancel the show, which was scheduled for August 16, 2020.
 
“My heart goes out to all of the people who are involved in the Pebble Beach Concours and who are impacted by this decision,” said Concours Chairman Sandra Button. “Many of our entrants have been working on a special car for years, and this was to be their moment. Some of our overseas entrants were nearing the point of putting their cars on boats and planes, and their own travel arrangements […]

No C8 Convertible for 2020?

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Our team continues to meet and discuss how we are going to move ahead with the COVID-19 outbreak. Per California law, we have decided to remain open for business to serve our valued customers. Kai Spande Interview

Kai Spande, the Corvette assembly plant manager, did a live Q&A at the Corvette Museum taking questions from the public. One of the questions asked was if the 2020 C8 convertible the caller had on order would be produced as a 2020 or get pushed to the next model year. The answer, which was the answer to a lot of the questions, was that it all depended on when the plant could reopen.

The problem, as Kai put it, is that it is not just getting the factory workers back on the […]

2021 C8 Performance and Appearance Changes

 

Our team continues to meet and discuss how we are going to move ahead with the COVID-19 outbreak. Per California law, we have decided to remain open for business to serve our valued customers. 2021 C8 brings minor option changes

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When the factory gets going again, and can finish the 2020 C8 orders, there will be some minor option changes for people ordering the 2021 C8.

The biggest change is that you can get the Magnetic Ride Control suspension system as a standalone option, separate from the Z51 Performance Package. The Magnetic Ride Control suspension system allows the driver to pick the level of comfort/handling they desire for the road or track they are driving on.

Other, less significant changes coming for 2021 are Wireless Apple CarPlay will be standard on […]

GM Stops Future Development

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GM putting future Corvette development on hold

There is new news that GM has directed suppliers to put off work and development of mid-cycle updates for many of their vehicle models until 2021. This effects the new versions of the C8 Corvette and Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra models, the GMC Terrain, the Chevy Equinox and Transverse, the Bolt EV, and Chevy Camaro.

We don’t know how far this will push out future variants, but don’t plan on seeing a Z06, ZR1 or hybrid version of the C8 until after 2022.

This decision was made do to the […]

Hennessey’s Twin-Turbo C8

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Hennessey has installed Twin-Turbos on a C8

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Hennessey Performance, the Texas-based tuner known for revving up GM and other automobiles, has already taken delivery of a C8 and installed a set of turbos as a proof of concept.

Hennessey unveiled its latest build in a teaser video showing the in-process C8 going through first stage testing, while attached to a dyno at the shop. The numbers they sow are 643.1hp and 570.1 torque. These are not bad numbers considering GM has not opened up the computer yet to 3rd party programming.

This is just the start for Hennessey’s […]

GM Shuts Down and C8 Hi-Tech Exhaust

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Our team met this morning to discuss how we are going to move ahead in this situation with the COVID-19 outbreak. We have decided to remain open for business to help our valued customers. Detroit automakers Ford, General Motors, FCA agree to close all US plants.

General Motors confirmed Wednesday it will begin a “systematic orderly suspension of manufacturing operations in North America due to market conditions and to deep clean facilities and continue to protect people.”

Its suspension of production will last until at least March 30, the company said. After that, production status will be evaluated week-to-week.

“GM and the UAW have always put the health and safety of the people entering GM plants first,” said GM CEO Mary Barra. “We have been taking extraordinary precautions around […]

The First batch of C8’s are on their way to new owners

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The day a lot of us have been waiting for has finally arrived. The first batch of C8s have officially left the factory in Bowling Green, Kentucky, otherwise known as the home of the ‘Vette. The first truckloads of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 left their production facility around 8:30 p.m. last Wednesday night, meaning that they’re officially on their way to lucky owners throughout the nation.

On top of the truckloads of C8s, the Corvette Museum is also delivering Vettes to the lucky few who bought this option and are at the front of the list. You can watch the first Museum delivery by clicking Here.

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2020 Owner’s Manual Suggests Hybrid C8 Coming

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The official owner’s manual for the 2020 C8 has just been released on the web and references a Lithium-Ion battery module, something found only if you have a hybrid car.

This information can be found on page 244 of the owner’s manual and also shows another interesting item, a power sounder module. This module is also known as a pedestrian-friendly alert function; soon to be a federal government mandate for all cars that operate on battery power under a certain speed. This system emits a sound to alert pedestrians of the vehicle since some hybrids make no noise and EVs are silent all the time. This feature could mean a hybrid variant of the new Corvette will include an electric-only driving mode, or just be part of the GM backbone […]

C8’s Flying car mode

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Chevrolet knew from the start that the new midengined Corvette would get a lot of scrutiny and comparisons to the existing midengined supercars on the market, so they have invested a lot of time in testing. This has proven to be very beneficial, as almost all the reviews have been extremely positive.

It turns out that one of the things Chevrolet found was that on a race track, and set to the most aggressive performance mode, that when the C8 gets airborne, the rear wheels start to spin faster as they lose contact with the earth, the traction control system thinks the car hit a patch of something slippery and reduces the speed of the tires to try and regain traction. This is not what you want to have […]

C8’s Most Popular Options

The new C8 Corvette is scheduled to hit dealers’ lots at the end of this month or early next month, and we are getting some information on how the first batch is being built. Out of the first 440 units: 3LT trim level is most popular so far with 298 buyers. 2LT is next with [...]

Are These Consecutive-VIN ’55 Corvettes The Perfect Package Deal?

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Copyright Motor1.Com As Chevy does more and more testing of the next iteration of the C8 Corvette, we are starting to see more and more spy shots/videos of them. The newest, and best-detailed one so far, shows what people are thinking is the new Z06. The video was shot on the I5 freeway in Valencia, California. [...]

2020 C8’s Nurburgring lap time revealed

Earlier this week Chevy released a trailer for a new documentary about the C8's development, which was full of seemingly innocuous beauty shots of the 'Vette and interviews with employees. But about two-thirds of the way through the trailer there's a panning shot of the Nürburgring race track, and "painted" on the track is a [...]

2020 Corvette C8 First Deliveries To Start Before End Of February

In a press release regarding the recent sale of VIN #0001 C8 for $3,000,000 at Barrett Jackson, Chevrolet revealed that the first customer cars will be delivered before the end of February. “Corvette coupe production will begin at GM’s Bowling Green Assembly Plant in Kentucky in early February, with customer deliveries slated to begin before [...]

2020 Arizona Auction Week Results

Rick Hendricks, Corvette Mike, and Chuck Ungurean Celebrating the number one Vin 2020 Corvette being sold. Number 1, In more ways than One!! It was a good set of auctions in Scottsdale this last week, beating estimates with $244.1 million in sales reported so far. There was a total of 8 different auctions this year [...]

Concierge Buying Experience

  So, you want a car Offered at Barrett Jackson, but don’t have the time to go inspect the car and bid on it. Corvette Mike has the solution, Corvette Mike Concierge Service. With Corvette Mike’s 38 years of experience, Mike is extremely qualified to inspect all potential cars meeting your requirements, provide you with [...]

One-of-One, Mid-Engined Corvette Prototype To be Shown at Amelia Island

1-of-1 1964 Chevrolet Grand Sport IIB Ever since Zora Arkus-Duntov produced Mid-Engined prototypes, Corvette fans have been waiting for a production version they could buy. Well, the wait is almost over, as the first production units are scheduled to roll off the production line next month. For some lucky people, the dream of owning a [...]

C8.R Readying for their first outing

Happy New Years Hope all your classic car wishes come true. C8.R Readying for their first outing Both the yellow number 3 C8.R, driven by Antonio Garcia, Jordan Taylor, and Nicky Catsburg, and the silver number 4, driven by Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner as its full-time drivers and Marcel Fässler, who fills out the [...]

Peter Max 36 Corvettes to sell at Raffle

About a year ago we told you about a set of Corvettes that were from a contest VH1 did back in 1989. The winner of the contest sold the cars to Peter Max, who was going to use them in an art project. The cars ended up languishing in a single New York Metropolis parking [...]

Happy Holidays from the Corvette Mike Family

will the Corvette Become an EV? We have all heard the rumors of the C8 being developed as a hi-performance Hybrid, but how about a totally Electrified Version? In an interview with Corvette Blogger, Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter, was asked if an all-electric version of the Corvette was in its future. The reply was [...]

Corvette Goes Right-Hand-Drive

The new C8 Corvette has broken a lot of norms already by moving the engine to the back of the car, but this was not enough for Chevrolet. They wanted a Corvette that could be enjoyed the world over, and that required a version with the steering wheel to the right side of the car. [...]

Corvette Price & SUV?

There has been a lot of press lately about the base C8 Corvette selling for less money than it takes Chevrolet to produce, and possibly using the Corvette brand name on an SUV. In a Motor Trend article, Mary Barra, the chairman and CEO of General Motors, talks about these subjects. When Barra was asked [...]

2020 Tickets Now Available!

1950–2020: AN UNMATCHED TRADITION OF AUTOMOTIVE EXCELLENCE We Invite You to Join Us at Our 70th Anniversary Celebration Tickets to the 2020 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance are Now Available

The 70th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance takes place Sunday, August 16, on the famed 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links. Purchase your tickets today.

 

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2020 General Admission Tickets

Make a memory at the Concours. Stroll through the show field, visit manufacturer displays, bring or purchase a tasty meal and enjoy an al fresco lunch at our Café Seating & Picnic Area.

Buy […]

‘Corvette Mike’ Returns to Everett Where He Fell in Love With the Car That Changed His Life

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Michael ‘Corvette Mike’ Vietro had seen Chevy Corvette cars all his life as a kid while pumping gas on Revere Beach Parkway, or sitting on the wall by the Shute Library as the show-cars drove down Broadway, likely headed to Revere Beach.

But it wasn’t until 1978 in California that the Everett native got behind the wheel of his own Corvette, pushed on the gas, and changed his life forever.

“I got my first Corvette, it was mocha colored, and I was driving that brand new Corvette and all the sudden my life changed,” he said. “I was shaking. I was obsessed. From that one car in that moment, I built Corvette Mike. That car was life-changing. I had to do something that day. I wasn’t a mechanic, so […]

The Rarest of the Rare is Officially for Sale!

THE RAREST OF THE RARE IS OFFICIALLY FOR SALE

It’s the Only 1967 L88 Corvette to Win the Duntov Mark of Excellence, Triple Diamond and Bloomington Gold Awards, and It’s Still Titled from July 1967
Price: $3.95 Million

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Anaheim, CA–Last month, Corvette Mike, the leading preowned Corvette and classic car dealership for more than 38 years, announced that he had acquired the holy grail of all Corvettes in 2018: the only 1967 L88 Coupe with its original engine. Now, Mike and his partners are offering the L88 for sale at $3.95 million.

After lengthy discussions and a bit of old fashion arm twisting, Mike convinced his two partners, who are the majority stakeholders, to enter the car into the frenzied collector car market to find the only guy that has everything in his collection except the pinnacle of all Corvette Stingrays. There is no other! Exclusivity has its bragging rights!!!

“We […]

C8 Corvette ZR1

The C8 is still months away from release and the rumor mill is going strong about the new ZR1! It was just July of this year Chevrolet announced the C8, and then the C8 Convertible. The independent magazine reviews didn’t get released until this month, with the C8 getting Car and Driver's 10Best title. But [...]

Corvette Mike SoCal welcomes Corvette assembly plant manager Kai Spande! Welcome and Congratulations!

Over the decades, Corvette Mike has sold vehicles to folks in just about every walk of life. From farmers to corporate businesspeople. And being in Southern California, it isn’t unusual for actors, musicians and the like to walk through our doors to purchase the Corvette or muscle car of their dreams. But even with “celebrities” [...]

C8 Dual-Clutch is getting new programming

During the major magazine reviews, the only major complaint reviewers had was that the new eight-speed Tremec Dual-Clutch automatic was a bit clumsy and not as responsive as it could be. In road and track’s Performance Car of the Year testing, they wrote that “the gearbox was the weakest component in the pre-production C8 Stingray [...]

Chevrolet L88’s

Although all Corvettes are dear to me, L88's hold a special place in my heart and mind. Consider the tale of a 1968 black L88. Key to my business--and keeping my passion for Corvettes alive--has been staying current with my client base, which continues to be my most valuable resource. Knowing precisely where each L88 [...]

Chevrolet & Jay Leno Surprise Corvette Superfan Fighting Cancer?

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Colby Webb’s dad Larry was diagnosed in May with bile duct cancer and is being cared for by hospice in the Phoenix Valley. “Watching your dad fade away sucks,” Colby Webb said.

“My dad will tell you: The Corvette, that’s the heart of America,” the Colby said. “It’s American muscle, Americans want a Corvette.”

Larry passed along his love for the Vette to his son and constantly brought up the car’s new C8 design, asking “When is this Corvette going to come out?” With a release date of January 2020, it did not look good for Larry being able to see and ride in the car before his passing. So, being a loving son, Colby called GM to see if there was any way for his dad to be […]

Buy This 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Pace Car Signed By Indy-Winner AJ Foyt

Pace car replicas are always a challenge in the collector car world because sometimes they can be hard to authenticate, but what you’re looking at here is a legit, real-deal 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Pace Car. Reported production numbers are mixed, but it’s believed that a total of 103 of these Camaros were created including the three actual pace cars used during the race. This particular being sold by Corvette Mike is an extremely rare example due to its unique build combinations, recent rotisserie restoration, and one very special modification, and it can be yours for $99,000.

Buy This 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Pace Car Signed By Indy-Winner AJ Foyt

 

Right from the start, this Camaro is a rare piece being just one of four pace cars built with the 325-horsepower, 396 CID V8, and this is still the car’s original, numbers-matching engine with its tried-and-true four-speed manual gearbox. But that’s not all that makes this […]

Can the LT2 really produce 650hp?

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It has been recently reported that a test C8 made a calculated 656 hp. The problem is that the math does not add up.

Motor Trend dyno’d a pre-production 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 at 558 horsepower and 515 pound-feet of torque on the wheels. This, the magazine estimated, translates to 656 hp and 606 lb-ft of torque at the crankshaft, well over the number Chevrolet gave of, a SAE-certified, 495 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque.

The problem with the Dyno numbers are #1 the test car performed exactly as the math said it would with 495hp, and #2 the LT2 would have to be the most efficient naturally aspirated motor of all times.

The C8’s 0-60 performance is spectacular, as it’s nearly a second quicker than the old Stingray, which […]

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