Posts Tagged ‘vette’
Hello, guys! Today I want to share with you a short video, made by one of our readers – Kelby Roberson – a very ambitious 17-year old young filmmaker on youtube with some serious equipment. Kelby dropped me a line on Facebook with his video and when I saw if, I decided to post it and support this fan.
The video is about a 2006 Corvette C6 (V8 LS2 400HP) going out for a ride on some nice peaceful roads and then going back home. Although it’s not a super-speed, drifting “fast and furious” movie, it has its charm. The young Mr. Roberson chose a very nice and shiny Vette to work his film skills, because he could pick any other make, but he wanted a true American car. What’s more, he has plans to study film in college for the next four years, so Kelby, hope you achieve your goal and keep up the good work! We are waiting your next video showing some burned rubber!
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The Corvette ZR1 is one of those pieces of US metal that make many, many, European go-fast rides want to cry and go hide in a shed. Thus, ZR1 owners are extremely proud of their rides and want to offer their car tributes, as a sign of gratitude for all the performance.
This is exactly the case here, with a yellow example of the ZR1, which was gifted with a set of custom shoes. The 640 hp ‘Vette was touched by Advance One Wheels, which fitted it with a set of ADV07TS rims.
The wheels use a black finish for the center and a brushed aluminum finish for the lips, with the contrast between the two acting like an attention magnet. The rims, which come in a 20-inch size, are wrapped in Invo Nitto rubber. Click on read more for more images!
TWO AMERICAN ICONS, ONE SPECIAL EVENT:
CORVETTE FUNFEST 2011 TO HOST THE OSCAR MAYER WIENERMOBILE VEHICLE
Mid America Motorworks Celebrates All Things Corvette, Chevrolet’s 100th Anniversary and a
Unique Piece of Rolling Americana that Turns 75 in 2011
Effingham, Ill. (September 7, 2011)-Two beloved examples of American culture, Corvettes
and the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, are coming together for the first time at Mid America
Motorworks’ 18th Annual Corvette Funfest Sept. 15-18 in Effingham, Ill.
This year also marks the 75th anniversary of the American icon in the shape of a hot dog and
bun. The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile will be on display throughout the weekend. The display
will give guests the chance to visit the hot dog on wheels and learn more about the legendary
vehicle from the brand representatives, affectionately called Hotdoggers.
“The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is about as American as you can get along with the Corvette,”
said Mike Yager, Chief Cheerleader and Founder of Mid America Motorworks. “I am beyond
thrilled that we will be able to host it this year and have it be a part of our Corvette Party.” Read more!
Chevrolet Corvette is undoubtedly one of the big names of the auto industry and whenever its name is brought into discussions, there’s at least one fan around to start a debate on the model’s impressive history. And we must all admit that Corvette is indeed a great model with a fascinating history but what about its future?
General Motors hasn’t talked too much about the future of the Chevrolet Corvette range, letting car enthusiasts around the world feast their eyes with the current incarnations of the model. But a Transportation Design student, on his name James Robbins, created what could be a future Corvette.
In other words, he envisioned the future design of the Corvette, keeping the same language and proportions of the current models. The result is just impressive and the sporty and sleek Corvette would really become a breathtaking car if GM’s designers decide to go this way. Read more!
Look at this perfect muscle car – the Z06 Carbon was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first appearance of the Corvette at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It was the time when Briggs Cunningham and John Fitch won their class. The Carbon edition is actually a Vette Z06 with a ZR1 chassis with carbon skin. Only 500 examples will be made in only two colors – Inferno Orange and Supersonic Blue. But check out the official press release for more information:
2011 CORVETTE Z06 CARBON LIMITED EDITION
Taking track-to-street technology to a new level
DETROIT — When the 2006 Corvette Z06 was introduced, it represented the closest connection to the Corvette race cars ever. The 2009 Corvette ZR1 closed the gap between racing and production even further. This year, Corvette continues its tradition of track-to-street technology transfer with the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition.
“Designed to further incorporate technology developed through racing, the Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition is a tribute to the 50th anniversary of Corvette’s first race in the 24 Hours of LeMans,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet General Manager. “With a limited production of 500 units, this car is a must-have for the true Corvette collector and driving enthusiast.”
After we presented you an interview with Doug Fehan, and the upcoming challenge for the Corvette C6R at The 24 Hours of Le Mans, we wanted to present you live image of this beautiful racing muscle car – The Chevrolet Corvette C6R GT2.
The shot above was snapped at the garages of Pratt & Miller, the racing outfit contracted by GM to develop and run the racing Corvettes. As we can see, the color scheme is the same black and yellow, but the 2010 C6R has sharper paint job.
The bodywork is built based on an aluminum frame – for instance – the GT1′s frame is made of steel. The brakes are made of steel, too. The power unit of the muscle car is a downsized 5.5-liter V8.
We all hope that the Corvette Racing team is going to beat the competition, dominated by Ferraris and Porsches. Images – below on Read more!