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Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-R World Debut at Hockenheim


Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-R Front AngleThis weekend’s ADAC GT Masters Season Finale was the backdrop for the unveiling of Callaway Competition’s new Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-R. Following a brief presentation to media and invited guests, the successor of the C6-based Callaway Z06.R GT3 was displayed to the public for the first time on October 3, 2015 at the Hockenheimring in Germany.

Constructors of GT race cars since 1990 and based in Leingarten Germany, Callaway Competition possesses a wealth of experience, technical know-how and a broad network of specialized professional partners. These elements were crucial to conduct such a large undertaking.

1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Ralph Eckler Signature Corvette No.1


1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Ralph Eckler Signature Corvette No.1Almost 50 years have passed since the 1965 Chevrolet Corvette rolled off the assembly line. Since then, automotive technology has soared in its usage and sophistication, affecting not only production automobiles but the aftermarket that serves the sporting enthusiast. Perhaps no American automobile has benefited more from the aftermarket customizing industry, including both appearance and performance segments, than Corvette. Today there are an untold number incorporating every kind of enhancement from custom floor mats to full-blown performance mods aimed at creating the ultimate thrill ride aiming at the Texas Mile.

The Most Powerful Corvette ever


2015 GeigerCars Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Fornt AngleThe new Corvette Z06 raises the bar in the sports car segment to new heights. Powered by a new version of the classic V8, reduced to 6.2-litre for forced aspiration by a 1.7-litre Eaton TVS R1740 supercharger, the most powerful production Corvette ever makes 659 hp (484 kW), with 881 Nm of torque!

With high-tech as its watchword this new supercharged motor boasts technical highlights like direct fuel-injection, variable valve timing and cylinder deactivation, all controlled by state-of-the-art electronics.

Chevrolet Fulfills 1 Millionth Corvette Restoration Pledge


Chevrolet Fulfills 1 Millionth Corvette Restoration PledgeAfter more than four months and 1,200 man-hours of painstaking craftsmanship, restoration of the milestone 1 millionth Corvette – a white 1992 convertible – is complete.

It was unveiled today at the National Corvette Museum, where it returns as part of the permanent exhibit. The car was damaged on Feb. 12, 2014, when it and seven other rare Corvettes tumbled into a sinkhole that opened beneath the museum’s Skydome area.

1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible


1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Front AngleChevrolet firmly established the Corvette’s performance credentials in 1957, giving it the power to match the improved handling and refined styling, the latter judged by many as the most aesthetically pleasing of the early Corvettes. The Corvette engine was bumped from 265 cubic inches to 283, with a corresponding increase in baseline power from 195 HP to a full 220 HP. Buyers could choose from a virtual smorgasbord of engine choices, including the dual carbureted version powering this show-stopping 1957 Corvette convertible.

2015 HPE800 Z06 Corvette 0-175 mph Testing [VIDEO]


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Callaway Cars Releases Their Most Powerful Corvette


2015 Callaway Chevrolet Corvette Front AngleCallaway Cars today announced power numbers and performance for the flagship model in their performance car lineup. Equipped with Callaway’s GenThree Supercharger, the Corvette Z06 now produces 757 bhp @ 6,200 rpm and 777 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm (SAE). A launch to 60 mph is now achieved in 2.8 seconds, and a quarter-mile in 10.5 seconds at 131 mph.

“Why Go Big, When You Can Go Bigger?” – Size Matters. To reach that power (which is up from 650 bhp / 650 lb-ft) the supercharger itself needed to be bigger since the output of a positive displacement supercharger is proportionate to its size. The Callaway GenThree supercharger is 32% larger in displacement (2300cc vs 1740cc).

1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 283 CI 4-Speed


1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 283 CI 4-Speed Front AngleThe year 1957 was a watershed one for Corvette. After a transformational season of racing and development that saw Corvette come into its own as a high-performance sports car on the international stage, sales climbed from 3,467 in 1956 to 6,339.

The 265 CI small-block V-8 was bumped out to 283 cubic inches, base power climbed from 210 HP to 220 HP, and enthusiasts finally got to experience the joys of working a 4-speed manual transmission. This unique 1957 Corvette convertible has been driven just over 6,000 miles since The Last Detail of Chicago specially restored it for a three-time NBA championship-winning Chicago Bulls

1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster


1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster Front Angle150 bhp, 235.5 cu. in. “Blue Flame” OHV inline six-cylinder engine, three 1-barrel Carter carburetors, Powerglide two-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with unequal length A-arms and coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 102 in.

In the early-1950s, a team of GM engineers, headed up by Harley Earl, went to work trying to create a fiberglass-bodied car that had the appeal to compete with European sports cars. Harley Earl had excelled at swooping design since the 1920s and designed

1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 283-250 HP


1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 283-250 HP Front AngleThis multiple award-winning 1957 Chevrolet Corvette is one of the first production Corvettes fitted with Rochester fuel injection, making it a player in one of the most interesting chapters in Corvette history. As the 1957 model year loomed, newly promoted GM vice president and Chevrolet general manager Ed Cole was not happy.