In 1954, total production of the Corvette reached less than a quarter of projected numbers, with only 3,640 Corvettes built in the four different color combinations available that year. Options included Polo White, Sportsman Red and Black all paired with the timeless Red interior, or Pennant Blue complemented by Beige interior treatments. Even with such low production numbers, as a testament to the quality and popularity achieved by
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Chevrolet today and drivers from the Ron Fellows Corvette high-performance driving school at the Spring Mountain track demonstrated Stingray models enhanced with components from a new lineup of Z06-based performance parts.
They’re designed for 2014+ Stingray models, including Z51-equipped cars.
“We’ve selected specific components from the Corvette Z06 and engineered them to fit the award-winning Stingray,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “These Z06 parts enhance the handling, braking, cooling and downforce performance of the Stingray.”
- Built by Tim Ford at Undercover Restorations in Merritt Island, FL
- One of the first Resto Mod on the market with C7 suspension and brakes
- Stunning custom-mixed Dark Gray paint with 5 coats of clear
- Custom engineered chassis
- 2015 Corvette suspension and brakes
- Supercharged 556 HP LSA engine
- Tremec Transzilla 6-speed
- New Camaro SS rear end with 1000 HP half shafts
This 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.
Almost 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 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.
After 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.
Chevrolet 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.
Callaway 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).