2009 Corvette Blue Devil or 2009 Corvette ZR1?

We heard an interesting comment from a PR staffer from the General last week that made us kind of wonder about whether GM's Chevy brand would be sticking to the ZR1 name reported by MotorTrend's Todd "Motor City Blogman" Lassa a couple of months ago. After I mentioned how I'm eagerly anticipating the ZR1's debut at… » 11/27/07 9:45am 11/27/07 9:45am

The 2009 Corvette ZR1 Is The Corvette SS, Blue Devil, Mako Shark, Z07…

Chevrolet's reputed 650-horsepower 2009 Corvette's been called by enthusiasts the "Blue Devil," the "Super Sport," the "Mako Shark," the "Z07" and all sorts of other monikers — but according to Todd Lassa, Motor Trend's Motor City Blogman, the up-powered 2009 Corvette will be officially called "ZR1." It's a badge with » 9/05/07 7:45am 9/05/07 7:45am

Which Upcoming Car Are You Most Excited About?

Used to be that automakers would introduce a new model each and every year. Think Chevrolet Bel Air 1953-1959. These days, they don't do that. But thanks to the relentlessness of blogs, busted embargoes and the obsessiveness of enthusiasts, we are treated to a constant trickle (if not stream) of spy shots and sexy… » 5/25/07 11:15am 5/25/07 11:15am

Spy Photos: New Corvette SS / Blue Devil / Whatever Pics?

The folks all about Corvettes in the Forum world are bringing some camera phone pictures to the internet of what they're claiming are more of the upcoming super-Corvette. Although we're not expecting to hear official word of the new 'vette that's been alternately called the "SS," the "Blue Devil" or "Rick's New Whip,… » 5/09/07 8:46am 5/09/07 8:46am

Lutz Says Corvette SS Project Safe, in Final Tuning Stage

Apparently GM's "pause button" on gas-swilling, rear-drive pavement ionizers doesn't include the "Blue Devil" Corvette SS (or whatever). Vice-grip chair, Bob Lutz says that project was too late to stop. As you'll recall, an EPA proposal to increase CAFE fuel economy requirements, Lutz said earlier this week, caused… » 4/13/07 4:44pm 4/13/07 4:44pm

Corvette SS Spy Photographer Now NOT In Jail?

Well lookie here, Josh Oliver from TheGMSource.com took some time away from breathlessly interviewing GM engineers to turn his attention breathlessly towards police officers in Romulus, MI. Here's what he's claiming to be the straight scoop from his lips to your (and Mark Truby's) ears. » 2/23/07 12:19am 2/23/07 12:19am

Hmm, this story's become…

Corvette SS Spy Photographer Now In Jail!

We've just been told the guy who took the amazing up-close-and-personal shots of the Corvette that some have given the Wagonerian name of "Blue Devil" and at other times has been known by the SS moniker is no w t in jail. That's all we know at the moment. More to come. » 2/22/07 6:25pm 2/22/07 6:25pm

Enter The "Blue Devil" Or "Blue Wagoner" Or Whatever: Lutz Confirms An…

According to Automotive News, it's now official — GM plans to build a Super Corvette that's often referred to as the "Blue Devil" in reference to CEO Rick Wagoner's alma mater: » 2/12/07 4:12pm 2/12/07 4:12pm

Thank god for "Maximum" Bob Lutz and his amazing ability to have shit just spew out of his mouth at the most random of random times. God…

Maximum Corvette: Lutz Confirms Blue Devil Is Nigh

According to the Detroit Free Press, GM's Maxibob Lutz says the new, 600-hp Dodge Viper will soon have some competition from the General. Lutz confirmed what sources have been saying for over a year — that Chevrolet will build the high-powered super 'Vette known as "Blue Devil" or "Stingray" or, in some circles,… » 1/12/07 9:13am 1/12/07 9:13am

Crank it or Spank It? The Winding Road 'Vette Debate Rages On

Over at Dubspeed, spy photog and minion of Priddy Chris Doane weighs in on his side of the Winding Road faux-Blue Devil prank. Kasey Kagawa follows Doane's piece up with a counterpunch of his own, stating that stunts like this are precisely what American autojournalism needs to shake it out of its own self-absorbed… » 12/04/06 10:45pm 12/04/06 10:45pm

Sympathy For The Devil: Winding Road's Faux Hyper-Vette

Over at the Vortex of Vee-Dub, a man named Zerin has posted Winding Road's rather awesome practical joke on the trainspotters of the Detroit Metro area. They took a regular 'Vette, added foam, much tape, marine vinyl and some white contact paper and tricked many people into believing it was a preproduction version of… » 12/02/06 2:15am 12/02/06 2:15am

Spy Photos: 2008 Blue Devil Corvette...Again

Oh look, more pictures of the ever-talked about and certain to be announced "Blue Devil" Corvette. It's getting to the point that we know you can recite the rumored numbers The Car Connection repeats mantra-like by heart — "a supercharged Z06-derived 7.0-liter V8 with 600 hp and a $100,000 pricetag." All we've got to… » 11/16/06 6:30am 11/16/06 6:30am

Spy Photos: Another Blue Devil, Corvette SS, Z07, Whatever Spotting

The allegedly-LS9-powered 'Vette has been spotted yet again on the mean streets of the town that's close to Wert's suburb, shot by a man with a cam who saw the camo'd up C6 and a bunch of guys typing on laptops in a manufacturer-plated Suburban. Sadly, dude was too intimidated to shoot more because he didn't want to… » 11/08/06 6:30pm 11/08/06 6:30pm

Spy Photos: More on the 2008 Corvette SS, Stingray, Mako Shark, "Blue…

AutoWeek's spies heard the compressor's whine under the hood of this prototype, which hearkens a limited-edition supercar 'Vette. The latest development in the "Blue Devil" saga (named after an early test mule seen on the N rburgring), this hood scoop'ed Z06 was reportedly on the way to the EPA for emissions and fuel… » 11/06/06 9:30am 11/06/06 9:30am

Spy Photos: 2008 Corvette SS, Stingray, Mako Shark, "Blue Devil"

Crap, look at that hood scoop. Some new shots of what looks to be a test mule for the oft-discussed, $100,000 "Blue Devil" Corvette emerged in the 'Vetteosphere. Spy photogs recently bagged this highly scooped specimen, which spy Chris "the ear" Doane says could only be powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V8.… » 10/04/06 8:03am 10/04/06 8:03am

Automobile on the 650 hp Corvette

Jean Jennings and her boys at Automobile report that the speculated-upon "Super 'Vette" (nee Blue Devil) will use a variation of the Z06's 7.0-liter LS7. The new model may be called the Z07 and will get its extra gumption by way of a bolt-on supercharger. As reported back when spy folks first started spotting the… » 7/17/06 9:35am 7/17/06 9:35am

Over the Back Fence: "Blue Devil" Vette to Have 700hp

Unsubstantiated tips come and go, but some stick around like relatives. If there's anything right in the world, this tip — which adds to the broadening legend of the "Blue Devil" Corvette — sticks. It's from a guy who knows a guy who's been to a master-mechanic's seminar on fixing the supercharged mill that will… » 7/05/06 12:12pm 7/05/06 12:12pm

Blue Devil Equals Sting Ray: New Corvette to Get Good Old Name

We've been stalking the "Blue Devil" Corvette since the prospective 200-mph 'Vette was first spotted last year tearing up the N burgring with LeMans champ Jan Magnussen at the wheel. Word followed that it was powered by a supercharged version of the Z06's LS7 V8 pushing 600hp and used carbon fiber panels to reduce… » 6/07/06 10:49am 6/07/06 10:49am

Over the Back Fence: Blue Devil Corvette Coming in Spring 2007?

The following cryptic message showed up today on Digital Corvettes. Apparently penned by a Chevrolet dealer, it may offer new insight into the upcoming "Blue Devil" Corvette. Not a hell of a lot of insight, mind you, but just about any is welcome.
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If Donna doesn't show up soon, we're gonna have to wait some more.*…

Blue Devil is Go!

Chevrolet's long-rumored ber- monstrous Godzilla Vette, alternately referred to as the Blue Devil or SS, is slated for reality. According to GM performance cars honcho Tom Wallace. And yes, it will have 600hp. According to Wallace, the biggest problem is figuring how to make that horsepower usable. Still, we have no… » 5/02/06 5:21pm 5/02/06 5:21pm