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C7 Corvette Allegedly Put On Indefinite Hold Due To GM Financial Struggles

Here's a whopper of a story if it ends up being true: Autoweek »10/17/08 2:30pm10/17/08 2:30pm is reporting General Motors has placed the next-generation program on indefinite hold due to the company's shaky financial situation. Sources within GM are saying the program has been shelved for now with no specific timetable for release. This is not to…

Economic Woes Force Corvette Assembly Line Slowdown, Layoffs

From the "now you know it's bad" files, the Corvette »9/15/08 4:20pm9/15/08 4:20pm assembly line in Bowling Green, KY will shut down for the week of October 6, then restart at a reduced line speed of 15 cars per hour, down from 18.5 now. claims the stoppage will be the first inventory-related closure of the line since 1995, and could result in…

Jim Mero: Corvette ZR1 Could Set Even Faster Nürburgring Lap

Talking to Corvette ZR1 »8/21/08 10:40am8/21/08 10:40am engineer Jim Mero during our of the car at GM's proving grounds, we asked him about his . He told us if you inspect , you can see he probably could have shaved at least half a second off the 7:26.4 lap time if he had just taken a few of the turns better. Then, just to prove the point, Mero…

First 2009 Corvette ZR1 Rolls Off Assembly Line To Thunderous Media Silence

The much-anticipated 2009 Corvette ZR1 began production, as the first unit finished the assembly process and was delivered to Chevy dealer Dave Ressler during a press event in Bowling Green on Monday. What, you didn't notice? Well, it seems the build coincided with the unveiling of the new Chevy Camaro, forcing the… »7/23/08 9:30am7/23/08 9:30am

2009 Corvette ZR1 Raptured, Leaves Behind Carefully Labeled Carbon Fiber Clothes

Here's a pretty slick wall display from Plasan, the supplier of the carbon fiber parts for the 2009 Corvette ZR1. Instead of just stacking their stuff on the floor and making a path for people to walk through, like we do in the home office, they decided to utilize the wonders of vertical storage and even went all the… »4/15/08 3:00pm4/15/08 3:00pm