Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle
Photo Credit: Dodge.com
Hot on the heels of the 8,950 HP 2021 SRT lineup reveal, the head of Fiat Chrysler Passenger Cars, Tim Kuniskis, spoke with the fine folks at Muscle Cars and Trucks about the Dodge brand and the current American performance ecosystem.
Kuniskis begins by observing that “The muscle car race is really down to five cars.” He continues by bringing up is the Corvette, whose faithful he hilariously dubs “the yellow team,” in a nod to the traditional colors of Corvette Racing, when he says that they (we) “will be mad at me that I consider the Corvette a muscle car, but when you look at online shopping behavior, the number one vehicle that our SRT Chargers and Challengers are Cross-Shopped with is Corvette.
Photo Credits: VanguardMotorSales.com
No pain, no gain, or so goes the old saying.
That’s certainly the case with this amazing 1962 restomod Corvette that reportedly took 10,000 hours of labor to complete into its mega award-winning condition.
The ’62, of course, marked the last year for the first generation of Corvette, but you’d be hard-pressed to get most folks to know this one is that model year with significant changes inside and out.
Zeus Bronze, along with Rapid Blue and Accelerate Yellow are the three new colors added to the 2020 Corvette’s exterior color palette. Because these colors are new, they were slated to start production after the more popular colors like Torch Red, Black, and Arctic White. Now that that production has restarted following the COVID-19 shutdowns, some of the rarer 2020 colors are just now making it out to dealers where they will be delivered to their waiting customers.
If you’re a C7 Corvette owner who’s looking for a bit more power out of your ride, Hennessey Performance has a package for you!
This Arctic White C7 Corvette Z06 received Hennessey’s HPE850 package which brings the power up from 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque to 850 bhp and 715 lb-ft of torque.
Over the years, the Chevrolet Corvette has written, rewritten, and then wrote again the book of using advanced materials on a mass-produced sportscar.
Like the innovative “glass-mat thermoplastic composite” front bumpers of the 1984 Corvette, to the first mass-produced carbon fiber hood on the 2004 Z06 Commemorative Edition, Chevrolet’s use of composites and carbon fiber has produced many “firsts” in the automotive industry.
Back at the end of March, we learned through a leak about some of the upcoming changes for the Chevrolet Corvette that are in store for the 2021 model year. In addition to two new exterior colors, Red Mist Tintcoat and Silver Flare, the leak detailed several new full-length body stripes and stinger graphics for the mid-engine Corvette’s sophomore year.
I’ve only posted the pending shipping manifests a couple times and each time a new Corvette owner reaches out to thank me for letting them know their Corvette is being shipped. We show these just to give you hope that your 2020 Corvette will soon be underway.
If you want more of these, visit our friends at the MidEngineCorvetteForum.com and follow the OP named “Charles Mc” who has been our source for these reports.
Photo Credits: fastwheels / CorvetteForum
Here’s another sighting of the 2020 Corvette Stingray Hardtop Convertible that we believe is currently being driven by Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles. Last week we came across a video of the Corvette Team member demonstrating the operation of the power convertible top at an automotive book and hobby store in Birmingham, MI.
While the 1956 Corvette is considered to be a C1 or first-generation model, it still marked the first reskin of Chevy’s fiberglass sports car, with several mechanical improvements as well.
Though only 3,467 Corvettes left the St. Louis factory that year, that number represented a huge turnaround for Chevy, which had managed to sell just 700 Corvettes in 1955 and was close to pulling the plug.