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650-HP Not Enough for Your Z06? Lingenfelter Safely Adds 100-HP to the LT4

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by Patrick Rall as republished from Torque News, Photos Torques News Staff
Lingenfelter Stage 2 Safely Adds 100hp, 100tq to the Corvette Z06

Dateline February 2, 2016: The folks at Lingenfelter have just announced their Stage 2 package for the C7 Corvette Z06, which lifts the output by 100 horsepower and 100lb-ft of torque in a very reliable way – adding improved internal engine components rather than just jamming in a bunch more boost. Continue reading


Motor Trend’s 2015 Corvette Stingray Z51 Long-Term Update 4

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by Chris Seabaugh as republished from MotorTrend.com, MotorTrend Staff Photos
Corvette Spends a Week at the Dealer

Dateline February 2, 2016: Since the last update, I’ve had plenty of time to get reacquainted with my long-term 2015 Corvette Stingray Z51. Unfortunately, so has the dealer.After addressing a handful of fit and finish issues, I finally had the kick in the pants I needed to get me to the Chevy dealer: a MyLink center console display that no longer displayed images. Continue reading


Limited Edition 2015 Corvette Z06 Scale Models Should Make Someone Happy

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by Sean Szymkowski as republished from GM Authority
Why not gift a Corvette enthusiast with a 1:18 scale model of the most potent Corvette in history?

Dateline 12.5.15: Auto enthusiasts can be a little difficult to shop for. Most of us don’t have the means to actually purchase what a fellow gearhead would really want: another car. So, we must find relevant ways to show we support the hobby. What better way to show that to a Corvette enthusiast than with a 1:18 scale model of the most potent Corvette in history? Continue reading


Chevy Gives ’Vette Owners More Options for Going Faster

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by Alex Nishimoto as republished from Motor Trend, Manufacturer’s photos
Owners of standard Corvette Stingrays can benefit from the go-fast
development that produced the wicked Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Dateline 12.2.15: If for nothing else, halo cars should be appreciated for one thing: the trickle-down effect. Now, owners of standard Corvette Stingrays can benefit from the go-fast development that produced the wicked Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Chevrolet Performance, GM’s in-house tuning arm, announced a slew of new parts available for the Corvette at SEMA, and we were invited to test them out at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch just outside of Las Vegas. Continue reading


Chevrolet Lets Corvette Buyers Color Outside of the Lines

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by Rick Kranz, as republished from Edmunds
Chevrolet allows Corvette buyers to do the unthinkable:
Order color combinations that are not recommended

Dateline 11.28.15: PORTLAND, Oregon — Chevrolet allows Corvette buyers to do the unthinkable: Order color combinations that are not recommended for the 2016 Stingray. For example, say a buyer wants a bright yellow model with a red interior. It’s not recommended, but it’s available for a price. Each model-year Corvette can be ordered in 10 exterior colors. Continue reading


Cadillac’s chief suggests mid-engined Corvette and Caddy version per Report

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by Chris Chin as republished from egmcartech.com
Rumors of a mid-engined supercar based on the Corvette have been around for decades

Dateline 11.24.15: Rumors of a mid-engined supercar based on the Corvette have been around for decades, basically ever since the Corvette came into existence. However, it never exactly came to fruition for possibly many reasons. But now, the rumor might actually lead to something since interest on both GM’s front and the consumer end have been picking up momentum, especially given GM’s new-found success with a lot of their new generation cars. Continue reading


2016 C7 Corvette Z06 Wins Reader’s Choice Car Of The Year Award

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by Sean Szymkowski as republished from GM Authority
It’s nearing the year’s end, and that means it’s automotive award season

Dateline 11.24.15: All across the industry, publications are ready to hand out recognition to the best of the best we’ve seen this year. The 2016 C7 Corvette Z06 has been quite the performer all year, and AutoGuide readers seem to be keen on the American-performance brute. The 2017 C7 Corvette Z06 has been awarded Reader’s Choice Sports Car of the Year. Continue reading


2016 Corvette C7.R Breaks Cover at Daytona

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by John Machaqueiro as republished from SuperChevy.com
C7.Rs Break Cover: Corvettes hit the high banks of Daytona International Speedway

Dateline 11.23.15: In the old days of the American Le Mans Series, Corvette Racing had almost six months between seasons. As a result of the merger with Grand Am, that time has been cut down to less than three months. Development and testing is now fast tracked during the season with final tests scheduled before the Rolex 24 in late January. With the changes in the rules for 2016, Pratt & Miller has designed and unveiled a new pair of C7.R’s that embrace those new regulations. Continue reading


Driver-less Corvette Takes Politician for a Spin

BROOMFIELD, CO - OCT. 27: After a test-drive, Gov. Hickenlooper gets out of the Arrow Electronics Corvette and heads out to test the driverless BMW all-electric 2016 7-series. In coordination with the upcoming Transportation Matters Summit 2015 being held Oct. 28, Gov. John Hickenlooper test drives several electric and driverless cars in Broomfield on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. (Photo by Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post)

BROOMFIELD, CO – OCT. 27: After a test-drive, Gov. Hickenlooper gets out of the Arrow Electronics Corvette and heads out to test the driverless BMW all-electric 2016 7-series. In coordination with the upcoming Transportation Matters Summit 2015 being held Oct. 28, Gov. John Hickenlooper test drives several electric and driverless cars in Broomfield on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. (Photo by Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post)

by Monte Whaley  as republished from The Denver Post
No hands in a tricked-out 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray

Dateline November 2015: BROOMFIELD,Colorado — Look, constituents, no hands. In fact, Gov. John Hickenlooper needed only to nudge his head Tuesday morning to control a tricked-out 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray around the west parking lot of the 1stBank Center.  After a short jaunt, Hickenlooper stepped out of the Corvette and announced that he was suitably impressed. Continue reading


SEMA: Chevy Can Make Your Corvette Stingray More Like a Z06, but Cooler – Literally

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by Derek Shiekhi as republished from Corvette Forum
The C7 Corvette Z06 is a hot car – Sometimes it’s a little too hot (you all know what I’m talking about)

Dateline November 2015: It’s a four-wheel testament to the importance of sufficient cooling. However, even if you have a Stingray, you want your temps – especially at the track – nice and low. With Chevy’s new array of parts for 2014+ Stingrays, including those with the Z51 package, you can get them that way. Continue reading


Lingenfelter Brings Two Bad Corvettes and a Hot Rod Truck to SEMA

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by Patrick Morgan as republished from Corvette Forum
Matt D’Andria of CarCast with Adam Carolla takes some time to interview
Ken Lingenfelter in his booth at this year’s SEMA show

Dateline November 1025: As you can see in the photos here and video below, Ken’s display this year is showcasing three different cars. Well, two cars and one badass 800 horsepower Silverado truck. Lingenfelter’s packages on the new C7 Z06 include a very impressive one starting at just $4,000 that bumps horsepower to over 700, or you can go all the way up to packages that surpass the 1,000 horsepower mark. Continue reading


AMP C7 Corvette Z06 Sends 1,000 HP To The Rear Wheels

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by Sean Szymkowsk as republished from GMAuthority
Add another tuning division to crack the 1,000 hp figure with a C7 Corvette Z06

Dateline November 2016: Latest to accomplish the feat is AMP (Advanced Modern Performance), and the dyno sheets don’t lie. What we have here is a beast.While running 93-octane gasoline, methanol injection and 22-pounds of boost, AMP has cracked 1,020 wheel hp and 833 wheel lb-ft of torque. Yowza. Continue reading

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