C8’s Flying car mode
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 happen on a racecourse, so Chevy figured out how to let the car know it is going airborne and not to reduce power, and causing you time on a race track.
To allow the C8 to know it is about to go airborne, you will need to have the optional adaptive Magnetic Ride Control option. This enables the shock absorbers to talk to the traction control system. When the front shocks unload (have no weight on them) to expect the same to happen to the rear tires soon and to keep the power on.
2016 Z06 Coupe Automatic
Southern California Car with 3,601 miles!
Long Beach Red w/Kalahari interior.
Like new and loaded with the 3LZ Option Package.
$113,425 Window Sticker!
Trades accepted. Excellent financing.
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What Mike likes about this Corvette:
“I received a call back around the Fall of 1989 from a schoolteacher in Riverside CA. She claimed she had an original 1965 Red 396 Convertible that she bought from a local guy in the area.
I loved those phone calls back then in the real good ole days!!! When you knew you were dealing with the Genuine Article.
Unlike over the past couple of decades when one must be careful about the cars we find.
This is the REAL DEAL. No fakes. No clones. No Smoke or Mirrors.
Do you want to add a super rare Red on Red 396 Convertible to your collection that you can be proud of? With Documentation, Notarized Affidavits from the original owner and the schoolteacher, Awards, All receipts from our exhaustive frame off restoration and so much more!! Binders full. Original drive train. Drives as it should and a list of all the owners, I’ve had the pleasure of selling it to over the past 30 years. A true California Black plate 396.
No Bull. I’ll stake my reputation on it.”
Check out our great financing options.
Apex • Exit • Accelerate!!
Striking would be a word that comes to mind upon viewing this ’65 in person. Beautiful, dazzling and graceful would be a few others.
Optioned with power windows, AM/FM radio and knock-off wheels with Gold line radial tires.
The 1965 425hp has been beautifully and correctly frame-off restored.
Buy It Now for: $149,000
Thrill rides no!!!
Corvette Expo in the Smokies
March 20-21, 2020
The LeConte Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
June 25-27, 2020
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
9th Annual Queen City Corvette Show
With Bloomington Gold Charlotte
October 3, 2020
Hendrick Motorsports, Charlotte, NC
Have a special event coming up? Let us know and we will let others know.
Corvette From The Inside
Signed by Author
Corvette Chief Engineer 1975-1992
Other books and artwork available.
Real Kelsey Hayes Knock offs and Bolt-Ons for sale.
Tires, repro wheels, and caps.
Call for pricing.
Discounted Parts Table Items
Pictures Available Upon Request.
- 1956-1962 Corvette Hardtops – Priced from $4,888.
- 1963-1967 Corvette Hardtops – Priced from $2,000.
- 1968-1975 Used convertible top assembly. Good condition.
- 1957 Corvette Fuel Injection Unit – taken off of a ’57 Corvette engine, completely rebuilt and is ready to use. Part #7014520. Price $5,500 OBO (make us an offer).
1969 L88 Holley 4bbl carburetor – Completely rebuilt (by Jerry Luck) and ready to install. 3955205 R4296 932. Price:
One pair of factory aluminum cylinder heads for big-block Chevy. Pt.#3919842. These heads were original equipment on ’68 & ’69 L88 and L89 engines. Both heads in excellent condition.
$4,500 $3,900 for the pair.
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