The Grand Debut of NEW Corvette Engine Blueprint Series

The Corvette legend has many aspects. Most obvious is the car’s outstanding good looks. Equally important within the Corvette mystique is what’s under the hood. Many Corvette engines have become automotive heroes and legends. I am launching a new Corvette art prints series called, “Corvette Engine Blueprint Series.” There will be a total of 20 engine prints that feature a technical illustration of the engine, plus each engine’s unique technical statistics – the kinds of technical tid-bits Corvette people love! Read More


C7 Grand Sport Corvette, Best Street Vette Ever?

Some are describing the new Grand Sport as a “Z06 with a Stingray engine.” Chief engineer Tadge Juechter explained that the Grand Sport package is not simply a “plug’n play” with Z06 parts. While the Z06 parts work great on the new Grand Sport, the basic Stingray is unique and everything had to be calibrated. The Grand Sport has its own springs, anti-roll bars, Magnetic Ride Control, and Electronically-controlled rear differential programming. The Z06 wide-body offers plenty of extra venting and opens up the fenders for the extra-wide wheels and tires. Read More


Randy Pobst Flogs the Pants Off a 2015 Z06 Corvette – Video

With absolutely nothing to apologize for or make “yea, but…” arguments over while splitting hairs, you have to wonder, “Where is all this going???” I don’t think this will be the Corvette’s high-water-mark as far as power is concerned. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a 700-to-750 ZR1-version maybe as a ’17 model. That’s just total speculation on my part. And the only way to get more power to the ground would be via an all-wheel-drive system. And with the way Corvette engineers manage systems in terms of traction control, braking, rev-matching for downshifts, etc, a very elaborate computer-controlled AWD system might not be too far away. Read More


2016 Special Edition C7.R Z06 Corvette #001 Sells for $500,000 at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction!

Barrett-Jackson knows how to put on a show. The roster for the 3 day auction fest in Vegas was packed with beauties… and the girls were nice too. But seriously folks, the car and truck eye candy was a treat and #001 2016 Special Edition C7.R Z06 Corvette was saved for later on the last day. With “first and last” cars becoming highly collectible in the Corvette community and with so many models and special editions having been produced, we’ll no doubt see many more of these. Read More


Three Dudes and a 2015 Z06 – Supercar, or Not? – And the Verdict Is??? – VIDEO

In the past, Corvettes in general and even Z06 Corvette have been criticized for all sorts of things; quality, harshness, lack of sophistication, edgy handling at the limits, seats, and even seat latches. But those days are over and after expounding on the C7 Z06’s attributes – extreme horsepower and torque, incredible stiffness, daily drivability, 0-60 in less than 3-seconds, ¼-mile in under 11-seconds, and more – the conversation deteriorated into the parsing of works addressing the lofty question, “Is the Z06 a supercar?” Please! Read More

Vette Videos: C6 ZR1 Corvette “SMOKIN!!!” TV Commercial

So far we have heard no news at all as to the possibility of a C7 ZR1 Corvette. But, then again, we’re not getting any news about the C7 base Corvette either. Corvette engine developers and engineers have proven that the computer controlled emission devices on the ZR1’s LS9 engine are more than up to making sure high horsepower and emissions standards can be maintained. And with the winds of change swirling around Detroit and rumors of much smaller Corvette engines, turbo versions, hybrid setups, etc… it’s anyone’s guess as to what will be under the fiberglass or carbon fiber hood of the next generation Corvette. Read More