It'll Cost You $17,000 To Add A Fire Extinguisher To Your Corvette Z06

A Corvette Z06 is a pretty good deal for what it is, but it's not exactly cheap. It starts at about $80 grand, and as you can imagine, there's some pricey options: racing stripes are $950, a carbon fiber ground effects package is $3995, and a fire extinguisher is as much as a Chevy Cruze. What, what? » 2/23/15 11:17am 2/23/15 11:17am

Auto Show photos are boring so I shot the Houston Auto Show in the dark

Everyone's auto show photos look the same. Crowds, ropes, reflections, and a variety of unfavorable lighting conditions all make sure that there's no hiding the fact that these are cars in a convention center. Going to an auto show is a blast for the car-obsessed, but looking at pictures in an auto show is usually… » 1/23/15 2:52pm 1/23/15 2:52pm

The new 2015 Corvette Z06 has 585 hp at the wheels

The new 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 started shipping to dealerships earlier this week, and it's already showing up in dealerships days later. In fact, customers are already taking delivery of their new Z06s. So naturally it wasn't going to be long before someone slapped one on a dyno, right? Right. » 12/05/14 5:57pm 12/05/14 5:57pm

2015 Corvette Z06 First Drive: Stupid fast, remarkably cheap

Let's review a few things: At $54,995 and 455 hp, the current, seventh-generation Corvette is a monster, a practical and almost flaw-free device. Similarly, as the media is fond of telling you, we live in a golden age; if you're building fast cars, you have to offer at least 500 hp if you want any attention. The last… » 11/24/14 2:40pm 11/24/14 2:40pm

Why Buy A Chevy Camaro When This Insane Corvette Z06 Costs Way Less?

The Chevy Corvette is the ultimate staple in the little niche we call performance cars. It employs a blend of old and new technology to thrust you to a nearly unimaginable rate of speed. This amazingly aggressive thrill machine can now be had for less money than its fatter, uglier, and slower sister - the Camaro. » 10/15/14 6:40pm 10/15/14 6:40pm

The Corvette Z06 Is Underrated... By 25 Horsepower

Remember when we said that GM didn't have exact power figures on the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06? The guesstimates were around 625 horsepower and 635 pound-feet of twist. Nope. This leaked SAE dyno chart shows the supercharged V8 putting out 650 horsepower and 650 pound feet of torque. 'Murica! » 6/05/14 10:11pm 6/05/14 10:11pm

Is This The Next Generation Corvette Z06?

Jalopnik has already shown you the new Corvette Stingray on the road, and the car has since been publicly unveiled. So why is GM trying so hard to conceal the identity of the car that was spotted testing at Road Atlanta yesterday? » 3/20/13 12:33pm 3/20/13 12:33pm

This Corvette With A Honda Four-Banger Is Sadly Not Real

This idea is so perverse I can't help but love it. It's a picture of what appears to be a nicely-polished Honda 1.8L B18 engine nestled in the engine bay of a Z06 Corvette. Now, to Corvette purists, this is the equivalent of getting a heart transplant from a mole — an abomination that also is just too feeble to… » 2/05/13 10:00am 2/05/13 10:00am

Watch A Trip To The Drag Strip Go Hilariously Wrong Very Quickly

Put a pair of high horsepower vehicles trying to go as fast as possible side by side for a quarter mile over and over again and you're going to get some unbelievable crash footage eventually. Put an inexperienced driver in a Corvette Z06 with the traction control off and you're going to get an entirely different… » 6/23/12 12:30pm 6/23/12 12:30pm

Watch a Corvette Z06 roast itself in the Netherlands

After a photo shoot in the Dutch city of Baarn last weekend this Corvette decided to prove it too wanted to be an exotic car and set its engine on fire. Fortunately for the car's owner and somewhat unfortunately for us the fire is a little bit smaller than the exotic Italian flambé we've grown accustomed to. » 2/05/12 12:30pm 2/05/12 12:30pm

This Is A Corvette Towing A Tiny Version Of Itself

Somewhere outside of Atlanta, there is a Corvette with a trailer hitch towing a mini-Vette. Drivers beware, as its intense cuteness could lead to dangerous distraction, crashes, or the overwhelming desire to get one yourself. » 1/16/12 3:00pm 1/16/12 3:00pm

2013 Corvette 427 Is The Fastest Drop-Top 'Vette Ever

It's gotta better power-to-weight ratio than a Porsche 911 Turbo S. It charges to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds from a dead stop. It's gotta big ol' LS7 V8 under-hood. It's the 2013 Chevy Corvette 427 Convertible, the fastest convertible 'Vette ever sold with the bow-tie badge. » 1/12/12 9:15am 1/12/12 9:15am

The simple pleasure of Corvettes at Road Atlanta

This film's premise is as simple as can be: Eighteen minutes of one Corvette chasing another around Road Atlanta during a NASA Thunder Group Toy Run. It's also about as good a racing movie as has ever been made. » 12/14/11 3:30pm 12/14/11 3:30pm

What car do you hope to purchase when it depreciates in value?

As a general rule, new cars are expensive, especially the performance models that car lovers lust after. Even if you can't afford to purchase the car you lust after when it's brand new, as long as it's not something super rare or exotic, chances are eventually you might get a chance at owning your dream car for a… » 10/01/11 5:00pm 10/01/11 5:00pm

Watch freaked out mom get tossed around track by Corvette-driving son

Darius Khashabi, owner of a track-prepped 2006 Corvette Z06, talked his mother into riding along for a few hot laps around Laguna Seca track last month. He didn't tell her the cameras were videoing until the end. It's a real scream. » 7/14/11 10:00am 7/14/11 10:00am

Watch a supercharged Corvette Z06 beat a Koenigsegg CCXR in a full mile…

Before watching this full mile Russian drag race video it wouldn't seem unreasonable to think a supercharged 700hp Corvette Z06 racing a 1000+ horsepower Koenigsegg CCRX would surely result in a Swedish slaughter fest. » 6/11/11 11:00am 6/11/11 11:00am

2012 Corvette specs show more ways to spend money

Assuming your idea of a new Corvette isn't just one with Louis Chevrolet's face all over it, GM's performance brand is adding a ton of tiny tweaks for 2012 including a new ZR1 High Performance Package and Performance Traction Management for the Z06. » 4/21/11 12:30pm 4/21/11 12:30pm

The 2012 Corvette Z06 Centennial Edition is a Barrett-Jackson auction…

Chevy's celebrating their 100th anniversary with the another special edition of their flagship sports car: the 2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette. It'll add magnetic selective ride control, custom satin black wheels, and the most special special badging ever. » 4/07/11 10:00am 4/07/11 10:00am

Corvette Z06 driver nails "a lovely pirouette" during Abu Dhabi race

FIA GT1 Corvette Z06 driver Nick Catsburg, under intense pressure from Jamie Campbell-Walter in his Sumo Power Nissan GT-R, loses the rear, then pulls off a perfect 360-degree spin-save in Abu Dhabi this past weekend. That's some serious situational awareness. » 3/28/11 1:30pm 3/28/11 1:30pm

Horrific 230 mph Corvette crash caught on video

The twin-turbo Hinson Motorsports C6 Corvette Z06 joined two special clubs at this weekend's Texas Mile: the 230 mph+ club and the oh-my-God-how-did-they-survive-that-accident club. More scary for the driver, both membership cards were punched at the same time. » 3/28/11 9:30am 3/28/11 9:30am