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  1. Automotive Industry & GM News
    According to Racer Magazine, Corvette Racing is withdrawing the new mid-engine C8.Rs from September's event. With the Porsche GT having done the same just days prior, we might see more teams follow suit. If so, odds are strong that Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) will simply cancel this year's...
  2. Automotive Industry & GM News
    While most of the auto industry has been completely shut down for the last two months, a few plants have kept the lights on. Because the cars must flow. One of those is the plant in Indiana that buts together the chassis of the C8 Corvette. The Bedford, IN, plant is still running three shifts...
  3. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Citing a leaked document that it did not choose to share, Hagerty reports that the Corvette, like the rest of GM's lineup, will be delayed. That means that the several hotter trims of the Corvette will be delayed, too. It's hard to parse what is speculation and what can supposedly be attributed...
  4. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The mid-engine Corvette was pretty openly created to take on Europe's best. So what do Europeans think of it? Well, it turns out they like it. "Right, I'm coming straight out with it: this thing's bloody awesome," says EVO Magazine's Steve Sutcliffe within seconds of opening his video on the...
  5. Automotive Industry & GM News
    An interview with Bowling Green Assembly's plant manager Kai Spande has introduced the possibility that the Corvette convertible may not have a chance to roll off the line before the plant has to start making cars for the 2021 model year. Spande said that it's too early to say if the...
  6. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Even though many of us haven't even seen a C8 on the road yet, Hennessey is already boosting power to ridiculous levels. Adding a pair of turbos to Corvette to make it a true beast. Although we're used to four-figure power levels from the tuner, they've been a little more reasonable with this...
  7. Global Chevrolet News
    If ever you needed a demonstration of why Chevy went mid-engine for the latest Corvette, this is it. This video shows a C8 Corvette drag racing and roll racing against a CTS-V. The Cadillac, sometimes referred to as the four-door Vette, is powered by the C7 Corvette's V8, so not a far cry from...
  8. Automotive Industry & GM News
    It was only a matter of time before C8 Corvettes hit the drag strip and started to get modifications. Even with social distancing, the quarter-mile can put plenty of room between the C8 and C7s. Especially when it's fitted with nitrous. Carlyle Racing got their C8 on the strip quickly, putting...
  9. Global Chevrolet News
    A leaked email from Chevrolet informs dealers that it has closed order books for the 2020 Corvette. In the email, GM cites high customer demand as the reason for the closing order books. Picked up by Corvette Forum, the email also says that some orders may not be fulfilled. Asked by Motor Trend...
  10. Global Chevrolet News
    The C8 Corvette may be an impressive, inexpensive, incandescent sports car, but that doesn't mean you don't have to treat it right. And that's why Chevy keeps the redline on the Corvette at around 4,500 RPM until it's been 500 miles. The engine, like any engine, needs to break in and that means...
  11. GMI Drives
    I well remember being in a throng of car journalists on media preview day at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2013 for the reveal of the seventh generation (C7) Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. In the aftermath of the unveil I remember hearing and reading a lot about the dramatic switch to...
  12. Automotive Industry & GM News
    One of the trademarks of the Corvette is the ability to do a big smokey burnout on demand. But with the engine in the back and a dual-clutch box, can you still spin the rear tires? Turns out that GM's Corvette engineers thought about just that issue and they have a solution for you. Sort of...
  13. Automotive Industry & GM News
    If you want to race at the top echelons of the sport, there are some safety requirements that you need to follow, and that means more than just throwing a cage and some seats in the car and calling it a day. Which is how we end up with this hilarious video of Corvette Racing driver Jan Magnussen...
  14. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Chevrolet has just confirmed that it has set a 'Ring time for the new C8, with Corvette Racing hotshoe and Le Mans winner Oliver Gavin behind the wheel. So how quick is it? Slower than a C6. Ok, that's not fair. Yes, the Nurburgring lap time, which Chevrolet confirmed to Roadshow, was slower...
  15. Global Chevrolet News
    Delayed by a prolonged UAW strike late last year, General Motors announced Monday that that series production of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 has begun. The very first mid-engine Stingray intended for the passenger market has left the retooled assembly line in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with...
  16. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The Chevrolet Corvette has always offered impressive fuel economy to go along with the impressive performance, though not if you decide to want them both at the same time. Will moving the engine to the rear and dropping the manual gearbox change that longstanding equation? That looks like a no...
  17. Automotive Industry & GM News
    What do you do with the very first C8 Corvette after spending $3 million to buy it? You don't drive it. At least that's what Rick Hendrick says his plan is for the soon-to-be-collectible set of wheels. Hendrick, who owns 94 car dealerships (including 15 Chevy stores) and an exceptionally...
  18. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The first Chevrolet Corvette C8 to come off the line has already sold, and, well, it got a bit of a markup over sticker price. C8 Vin 001 went across the block at Barrett-Jackson with a winning bid of $3 million. If that makes you worried about how much you'll end up paying for your own C8, it...
  19. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The 2020 North American Car of the Year award has just been given out and the prize has gone to the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8. The NACTOY awards are given out at the start of each year, traditionally at the North American International Auto Show. But since starting this year the show has moved...
  20. Automotive Industry & GM News
    A pair of GM engineers spent time in jail last week thanks to some reckless driving in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The drivers were clocked going 120 and 100 mph in a zone with a 45 mph speed limit at the wheels of a pair of C8 Corvettes. The engineers were each released on a $1,000 bond but were...
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