September 6, 2008

Car Show Corvette Concept Cars Video

Here's 2 years old video of Corvette concept cars from the Corvette 50th anniversary held at the Nashville Coliseum, which I accidentally found on the It appears to be interesting:)

Chevrolet Corvette C6 5th Gear Extended Review

In continuation of the subject Chevrolet Corvette C6 Fifth Gear Review I present this post with extended description of the Corvette C6 features.Chevrolet Corvette C6 4 stars

Sharp, classic looks give the Corvette an imposing road presence. The most recent 2008 C6 styling has barely changed from the old version but that's probably a good thing.

It's easy to assume an American sports car won't suit UK roads, but the latest Corvette deals with curves ably. It's easy to drive hard too. Enter a corner too fast and the front-engined Corvette just washes predictably into understeer - from there you can get the tail out if you like with a bit more throttle. The C6 always feels like a heavyweight, though, compared with lithe European rivals.

European-spec Corvette's are more stiffly sprung than their American counterparts, which helps control the body movements of this 1500kg sports car. That does mean the ride's firm, but bump absorption isn't completely compromised. And the driving position is good too. There's an adaptive Magnetic Selective Ride system on the option list, but it's not worth the premium.

Cabin quality is akin to a mid-range French family hatchback - if you've ever owned a modern Renault or Peugeot you'll know what we mean. The Corvette's a million miles from a 911, but most people could live with it. Although annoying niggles like a failing electric boot release has been reported on some test cars.

Masterful straight-line speed and the roaring symphony of Chevrolet's V8 engine ensure breathtaking excitement. An abundance of torque means you never doubt that the C6 would be capable of 190mph plus.

There's a very useful amount of space in the Corvette, even when it's compared to genuinely useable sports cars like the Porsche 911 or Audi R8. That's because the Corvette's built to meet the demands of the American market, and its no bad thing. The cabin could be packaged more cleverly though, freeing up more storage space.

A Corvette would not impress your bank manager. Thirsty American sports cars like this tend to depreciate very quickly, and that's before you consider how much petrol the 6.0-litre V8 uses. Or how much a left-hand-drive car with this sort of performance costs to insure.

Chevrolet will sell you a generously specified Corvette C6 for under £50k, and it will comes with a proper warranty and full dealer support. That's excellent value for a bona fide supercar. Annoyingly, if you lived in America, you could buy a Corvette for half that price.

High-end electronics come as standard on the Corvette C6. The sound system is particularly impressive.

Buying a Corvette is about as environmentally friendly as dowsing a polar bear with petrol and setting it alight: the C6's V8 emits a whopping 316g/km CO2.

Chevrolet Corvette C6 Fifth Gear Review

Here is Chevrolet Corvette C6 review from Fifth Gear. To read Extended Review by 5th Gear click here.
Chevrolet Corvette C6Recommended. The latest Corvette C6 is raucous, rapid and relatively cheap to buy. It's still flawed, but its powertrain is much improved making it more exhilarating to drive. You'd have to really want one to forgive the sky-high running costs, but the noise from that V8 alone is almost worth it.

This is the sixth generation of the Chevrolet Corvette, America's long-standing sports car icon, now revised for 2008 with a host of new technical enhancements. It's the Yank's equivalent of the Porsche 911, a high-performance legend that's stuck to the same basic rubber burning, V8-power, rear-drive recipe since 1953.

But, The Times They Are A Changin', as Bob Dylan once sang, so now the GM small block V8 that's at the heart of the modern Corvette has been upgraded to offer better fuel economy, cleaner exhaust emissions... oh, and bucket load more power.

In fact, as global oil prices reach record highs, Chevrolet's gone and made the Corvette's LS3 engine even bigger, increasing its capacity from a wimpy 6.0-litres to 6.2-litres. This means this latest Corvette C6 puts 435bhp at the mercy of your right foot - nearly ten percent more than the outgoing C6 - so it'll shove you from standstill to 60mph in 4.3 seconds and on to 186mph if you really let it flex its muscles. That's faster than an Audi R8.

The revised C6 also has a new smooth paddle-shift auto gearbox with shorter ratios, which combined with the engine's extra urge to markedly improve acceleration and, happily, make the Corvette a more refined drive when you're not trying to break land speed records.

The Corvette C6 is available with a targa roof and lighter, harder, track-derived variants like the ZO6 can also be imported for a premium. On the basic C6, the optional exhaust pack we had fitted to our test car is an absolute must. It frees up a further 9bhp and provides the Corvette with the thunderous, raucous soundtrack it deserves.

Yet despite the extra glut of performance, the 2008 Corvette C6 really is more economical to run than before. It'll achieve over 20mpg in town if you're light-footed, according to Chevrolet. We weren't, to be honest, but the C6 didn't drain the tank quite as quickly as we'd expected. That is relative to other supercars with massive V8 engines, mind you...

OK, so through the bends the Corvette still feels like a blunt instrument compared to a Porsche 911. And high-tech Japanese tools like the Nissan GT-R are on another planet. But criticisms about the previous Corvette's wooden steering have at least been addressed; it's now much more feelsome than before. And the standard C6's chassis set-up has benefited from the hardcore ZO6 version's Nurburgring development programme too. It handles a challenging road perfectly adequately but, even so, the muscular Corvette's feels at its best bashing up straight, wide stretches of asphalt.

Reasons to run a mile? Well the Corvette's cabin quality is wide of the European mark, it'll depreciate quickly and it's available in left-hand-drive only.

But, buying a new Corvette is not as crazy an idea as it used to be. It's got a decent sized boot, is relatively comfortable day-to-day and you can import one through official UK GM dealerships, with a three year warranty. The latest 2008 powertrain enhancements make the Corvette a more useable, more realistic ownership proposition too. But its bargain basement price remains its strongest asset - you won't find a genuine supercar icon for less than £50k anywhere else.

July 12, 2008

Corvette ZR1 In-Car Video

The General has released the in-car footage of the Corvette ZR-1 lapping the Nurburgring in 7:26.4, hitting 180 mph on the 12.9-mile straight and beating out the Z06's time, set in 2005 by Jan Magnussen by almost 17 seconds. Jim Mero is behind the wheel and just as a reminder; the lap was done on the same Michelin Pilot Sport 2s as the production model, and retains the same ride height, engine calibrations and emissions equipment, along with running pump gas.

June 30, 2008

What Corvette model are you most interested in?

Hello all,
You may noticed, that I've finish conducting a survey "What Corvette model are you most interested in?" Here are the results: Corvette survey resultsIt might be easier to sort it out from this table:

Corvette ZR1
20 (34%)
Corvette C7
15 (25%)

Corvette Z06
13 (22%)
Corvette C6
11 (18%)

Corvette C3
10 (17%)
Corvette C4
9 (15%)
Corvette C2
5 (8%)
Corvette C1
5 (8%)

I'm writing this Corvette blog for your, my dear readers, and for my sincere satisfaction, of course. This survey will help me to choose topics of my further blogging.
From the poll it is clear that brand new Corvette ZR1 is the most intriguing for people interested in Corvettes.
I'm very thankful for all of you who answered. Please, feel free to leave your wishes or suggestions in comments, or you can send them to my email address:

Corvette ZR1 2009 at NY Auto Show

Just the other video of the breathtaking Corvette ZR1 from the NY Auto Show.

June 29, 2008

Corvette ZR1 at 2008 NY Auto Show

The Corvette ZR1 is a monster - as they said about it. Here I'm showing you video of the PressPassTV team as they discover the 2008 New York Auto Show presenting the Smart Car, brand new Corvette ZR1, and the latest from Lamborghini.

June 14, 2008

Corvette Z06 vs. Dodge Viper

I have already posted one comparison vid: Corvette vs. Ferrari
And now presenting for your attention Chevrolet Corvette Z06 vs. Dodge Viper video. What do you think, who wins?;)

May 31, 2008

Corvettes 1953-2008 Video

This video is somehow alike the previous, Corvette Evolution Video. Here is a morph of Corvettes every 5 years, from 1953 to 2008.

Corvette Evolution Video

The Chevrolet Corvette is a has been manufactured by Chevrolet since 1953. Have a look through the history of an american icon.

1953 Corvette Classic Video Ad

I thought that 1984 Vette's was an old car video - but seems like I was not quite correct. This one is much older. Watch clips from GM advertising feature "Hall of Wonder" with Dave Garroway (1953).

1984 Chevrolet Corvette Video Ad

I found one pretty old video ad: GM's presentation Corvette video directed by Bob Abel

1965 Corvette Sting Ray Video

Keeping my word, I'm posting classic Corvette video in my blog.
Enjoy: 1965 Corvette Sting Ray

Corvette 1984-96 C4 is One of Today's Best Performance-Car Values

Chevrolet's brawny plastic-bodied two-seater has long been a dream machine for countless enthusiasts. Today, that dream is more in reach than ever. The fourth generation or "C4" version of these cars are absolute steals on used-car lots.

These potent performers made their debut for 1984, replacing the soft, boulevardier 1968-82 "Shark" design. With vastly improved aerodynamics and extensive use of aluminium in its construction, the C4 was enormously more capable than its predecessor.

Throughout the C4's long production run, practically every model year brought significant improvements, including revised suspension, higher-quality interiors, and new electronic performance aids. Horsepower for 1984 was a somewhat tame 205, but it went up by 25 hp the next year and continued to steadily climb. A convertible was introduced for 1986, and the following year horsepower reached 240.

For 1990, the C4 got a redesigned dashboard, followed a year later with an exterior facelift that included more rounded front- and rear-fascia styling. For 1992, horsepower jumped to 300. From 1990 to 1995, Chevrolet offered the limited-production ZR-1, which was powered by a 375-405hp Lotus-designed V8. Output of the regular small-block-V8 C4 peaked in 1996, at an optional 330hp.

With strong V8 power and exceptional handling, any Corvette C4 is a tremendously potent machine, even against some of today's pricier new performance cars. Best of all, you can find loads of good C4s practically anywhere in the U.S. for less than $10,000.

When shopping for a C4, it's best to look for as late a model as you can, to take advantage of the many refinements the design received over the years. The most desirable cars are the 1992 and later ones. Besides having considerably more power, their softer styling is less 1980s "high-tech" and thus doesn't look as dated at this point.

Early C4 coupes (1984-91) show up by the truckload for less than eight grand, with a fair number of them listing for under $5000. But realistically, you should expect to pay $6000 or more for a decent one. Scrounge up at least another thousand or two on top of that if you have your heart set on a good 1992-96. As for ZR-1s, forget about 'em - they currently sell for about $25-$40k.

Convertibles command about a 30-percent premium over equivalent coupes, which basically puts the 1992-96 ragtops out of our $10k Budget-Speed cap. Earlier convertibles, however, are still within range.

So while the performance-car world is drooling over new C6s or shopping for used C5s, these cars' fine predecessor is going for clearance-sale prices. And that's great for you - a good used C4 can offer more thrills per dollar than most performance cars, making them well worth a look.

For more about affordable performance cars, along with drive-test articles on today's hottest sports cars, sport compacts, and muscle cars, go to
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David Bellm is a seasoned test driver and automotive writer. His work has been featured in a wide variety of online and print publications.

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Corvette vs. Ferrari

Modified C5 Corvette chases a Ferrari 360 down the highway, with a very aggressive engine

Corvette Crash Video

Be very attentive while driving. This Corvette crash video proves it. For no reason at all, at a certain point the driver of the Corvette looses control of the car and hits a tree. From the reaction the guys had at the end we think they will have some explaining to do.

May 24, 2008

Classic Corvette. 1974 Corvette Stingray C3

I crossed against this video on youtube and decided to have a thread of classic Corvette's video in my blog. I believe you'll like it.

Corvette ZR1 Video

When Corvette ZR1 was introduced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit earlier this year, the its power was estimated at 100 horsepower for each of its 6.2 litres of displacement.

Chevrolet Corvette ZO6

Let's have a closer look at ZO6 Corvette at the video.

Also I would highly recommend you to watch Corvette Z06 Top Gear Road Test

May 3, 2008

Chevrolet Corvette Competition Photos

Here I'm only posting photos of this beauty. More info in the previous post - read about Chevrolet Corvette Competition.
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Chevrolet Corvette Competition LE Aim at Europe

General Motors made an official announcement that, this spring, Europe will get the Chevrolet Corvette Competition Limited Edition.
Chevrolet Corvette CompetitionThe limited run Corvette Competition, based on the C6 Coupe, will be powered by the 6.2 liter V8 engine and will feature air scoops with honeycomb pattern in the front grill, double twin exhaust pipes at the rear and the Z06 rear spoiler and 5 spoke alloy wheels in Competition Grey Color.
Chevrolet Corvette CompetitionThe car will be available in black paint finish and, for the purpose of keeping the car as lightweight as possible, the number of available option are limited.
Chevrolet Corvette CompetitionChevrolet has already started taking orders for the Corvette Competition LE and the first cars expected to be delivered in April.
Chevrolet Corvette CompetitionMore Chevrolet Corvette Competition photos here.

May 2, 2008

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Top Gear Road Test - Must See!

What is faster - fire or Chevrolet Corvette Z06?
Would you compare this Corvette with Robbie Williams?
What is the best thing of this car?
Compare it with.. Ferrari!
This and other fun stuff in the BBC Top Gear Review of the Chevy Corvette Z06 designed and built by General Motors.
Enjoy Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Top Gear Road Test and Review by Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear.

April 12, 2008

2008 Fireblade Concept Corvette

The Corvette ZR1 was lacking anything. It’s got the whole package - the power, looks, and even a (relatively) decent price tag. Apparently South African designer Idries Noah saw something much more and came up with his incredible design using the ZR1 as a platform. 2008 Fireblade Concept CorvetteIf you recognize the name, it’s because Idries also came up with the unofficial Ferrari F250 Concept that we drooled over back in December. His latest design, dubbed the Fireblade, takes inspiration from the Stingray Corvette, Gillet Vertigo, and Shelby Daytona. Like the ZR1 Corvette, it features the supercharged LS9 V8 displayed for the world to see under the clear portion of the hood. 2008 Fireblade Concept Corvette The result is a very attractive combination, and it’s a shame that the car exists only in the digital world. Perhaps, like the Vandenbrink 599 GTO, enough people with excessive amounts of discretionary income will be interested in the design enough to consider a production version. 2008 Fireblade Concept CorvetteIdries Noah: "It's been a while but I'm finally done with the new concept. It's totally different to the F250. I decided to go for a front engine rear wheel drive setup. It needed to be a brute, a car that has muscle car qualities. It needed to reflect raw power yet not be vulgar. With a 6.1 L Supercharged V8 under the bonnet it's guaranteed to be properly quick." 2008 Fireblade Concept CorvetteCompare it with the other Concept Chevrolet Corvette Z03.

March 23, 2008

Classic Chevrolet Corvette Yellow

This post best matches two categories:

Have a look at the old photo of the old Corvette. 1958 Chevy Corvette Yellow:
1958 Chevy Corvette YellowJust arrived 1970 Yellow Chevy Convertible with Black interior and Black soft top and best of all even has the matching yellow hardtop.
1970 Yellow Chevy Corvette ConvertibleThis car is optioned very nice with Air Conditioning, Power Brakes, Power steering, Automatic trans, Tilt-tele steering column, AM/FM Radio. 350ci-300hp.
1970 Yellow Chevrolet Corvette ConvertibleVery-very nice car inside and out.
1970 Yellow Chevrolet Corvette ConvertibleNow see the 1981 Yellow Cream Corvette:
1981 Yellow Chevrolet Corvette1981 Chevrolet Corvette photo of better quality:
1981 Yellow Chevrolet Corvette1981 Chevy Corvette is a really well designed model:
1981 Yellow Chevrolet Corvette

1995 Chevrolet Corvette Yellow

I've found several photographs of yellow Chevy Corvette 1995.
1995 Chevrolet Corvette YellowIt looks so attractive:) that I decided to post photos here:
1995 Chevrolet Corvette YellowRear view: 1995 Chevrolet Corvette YellowAnd one more photo of 1995 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible in yellow color:
1995 Chevrolet Corvette YellowBelow there are some old photos. I like the tuning of this Corvette very much.
1995 Chevrolet Corvette YellowInterior sight:1995 Chevrolet Corvette YellowClick to see more images of yellow corvettes.

Chevrolet Corvette Yellow

Here is the continuation of the set of yellow Corvettes photos. Let's start from this beautiful Corvette Coupe:
Chevrolet Corvette Coupe YellowChevrolet Corvette is a wonderful American made car. Look at the gorgeous shot of Z06 Corvette! I love the focus point here:
Z06 Yellow Chevrolet CorvetteReally stunning 2008 Chevrolet Corvette in yellow:
2008 Yellow Chevrolet CorvetteGreat Corvette in great colour! What a luxury!
2005 Corvette Convertible YellowClick on images to view a larger version.
Bookmark the site (Ctrl+D) to visit later and to see more photos!

March 13, 2008

Yellow Corvettes

Gorgeous yellow Chevrolet Corvette Z06:
Yellow Chevrolet Corvette Z06How do you like this beauty:
Yellow Chevrolet CorvetteOne more photo of it:
Yellow Chevrolet CorvetteHere is delightful yellow 2006 Chevy Corvette Coupe
Yellow Chevrolet Corvette 2006 CoupeAnd below there is well-known absolutely fabulous Chevrolet Corvette 2009 ZR1:
Yellow Chevrolet Corvette 2009 ZR1

Yellow Chevrolet Corvette

I've prepared a set of yellow Corvettes photos. Welcome to see it at the following posts:
1. Yellow Corvettes
2. Chevrolet Corvette Yellow
3. 1995 Chevy Corvette Yellow
4. Classic Chevrolet Corvette Yellow

You may also be interested in Blue Corvettes Photographs or Red Corvettes

February 26, 2008

2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

19 years after its first release, a new Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is set to reclaim the title as the king. As the most powerful production Corvette ever, the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is designed to compete with the best exotic sports cars in the world but retails at a fraction of the cost of equal European supercars.2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1Powered by a new supercharged LS9 6.2-liter V8 engine, the 2009 ZR1 will offer at least 620 hp and 595 lb-ft of torque with a top speed of over 200 mph. Helping achieve that is a supercharger complemented with an integrated charge cooling system for maximum performance. A 6-speed, close-ratio transmission and a high-capacity dual-disc clutch deliver the power to the rear axle. 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1While Chevrolet have yet to release official performance figures, the ZR1 is expected to be the first production Corvette to achieve a top speed of at least 200 mph and is likely to reach 60 mph in around 3 seconds. 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1With features of unique, exposed carbon-fiber body panels, a raised hood with a window to the LS9 engine and massive 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels, there’s little chance the new Corvette ZR1 will be mistaken for any other model. It also wears distinguishing blue accents, including the engine cover visible through the hood window, the brake calipers and the rear fascia badge — the only rear fascia badge affixed to current-generation Chevrolet Corvettes.2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1The Corvette ZR1 is built on the same aluminum-intensive chassis as the Corvette Z06 and features similar independent SLA front and rear suspensions, with aluminum upper and lower control arms. Where the Corvette ZR1 differs is the suspension tuning, which was optimized for the car’s steamroller-wide front and rear tires.
2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1The brakes are visible through the Corvette ZR1’s exclusive wheels: 20-spoke alloy rims that measure 19 inches in diameter in the front and 20 inches in the rear. They come standard with a bright, Sterling Silver paint finish and chrome versions are optional. The wheels are shod in Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires developed specifically for the ZR1, measuring P285/30ZR19 in front and P335/25ZR20 in the rear.
2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1Click on images to enlarge them.