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2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 clocked at 212 MPH

The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is the most powerful Corvette out of the factory. Naturally, it can go pretty damn fast. Chevrolet has released video of the car tackling the Papenburg test track in Germany where it was able to clock a 212 mph average between two runs. The final speed is calculated using one run against the wind, and a second run with the...

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2019 Corvette ZR1 is most powerful pace car in Indy 500 history

The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 has been named the official pace car of the 2018 Indianapolis 500, and with 755 horsepower on tap it will be the fastest, most powerful car to ever handle pacing duties in the race's 100-plus-year history. A blue example of the Corvette flagship will be used for the premiere event of the IndyCar season, which is scheduled for...

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Watch the complete build of a 686-HP Katech Corvette Z06 engine

The guys and gals at Katech have a new Stage 4 package for the C7 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, and new video from the company shows exactly what goes into building the monster engine capable of delivering 686 horsepower at the wheels. The company began the build with a standard Corvette Z06 equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The dyno showed a...

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This is the first 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 to hit the dyno

When you take delivery of a 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, you'll want to be sure it makes all of the power that Chevy claims is on tap. For the record, that would be 755 horsepower and 715 pound-feet of torque. YouTuber StreetSpeed717 recently snagged what he claims is the fourth ZR1 off the Bowling Green assembly line and the first with a manual...

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Equus Throwback is a 1,000-hp homage to Corvette design

Thus far, Equus Automotive is best known for the Bass 770, a 1960s Ford Mustang lookalike with scads of power and modern amenities. Now, the Troy, Michigan, firm has revealed its second project and it's one big homage to the Chevrolet Corvette, appropriately called the Throwback. The Equus Throwback was designed to encompass the ultimate Corvette with...

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4th lawsuit filed over C7 Corvette Z06 cooling issues

Owners of the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 have banded together to serve General Motors a new class-action lawsuit over the sports car's alleged cooling system defects. In fact, it's the fourth lawsuit over the matter. Overheating issues surrounding the current-generation Corvette Z06 have plagued the car for years. A portion of owners has long complained about...

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Ares restomod C2 Corvette blends Italian elegance and American muscle

Ares tackles a diverse range of coachbuilt vehicles. We know the Modena, Italy-based firm is working on a Ferrari 412-inspired GTC4 Lusso conversion, a Tesla Model S convertible, and a Model S shooting brake. Those are all future endeavors, but what Ares most recently finished should be stunning to fans of legendary Detroit iron: a restomodded 1964...

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette (C8) spy shots and video

A prototype for what's almost certain to be a mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette has been spotted, and the latest tester is wearing the least camouflage gear we've seen yet. The mid-engine model is thought to be a next-generation C8 Corvette due in time for the 2020 model year. The car was originally thought to be coming for 2019 but production of the 2019...

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette (C8) spy shots

A prototype for what's almost certain to be a mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette has been spotted, and the latest tester is wearing the least camouflage gear we've seen yet. The mid-engine model is thought to be a next-generation C8 Corvette due in time for the 2020 model year. The car was originally thought to be coming for 2019 but production of the 2019...

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2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 destroys Ford GT’s VIR lap record

There's a new king of Virginia International Raceway, and it's the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. It was only a few days ago we learned that Ford's halo, the $450,000, all-carbon fiber GT, set a lap record for production cars at VIR with a time of 2:38.62, beating the previous record of 2:40.02 set by the Dodge Viper ACR in 2015. The GT's time was set during...

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