Late last month, authorities charged the driver of a Chevrolet Corvette Z06 who wrecked the car after smashing into a tree just outside Ann Arbor, Michigan. Now, we know the car—once featured on the YouTube series Vehicle Virgins—was traveling 125 mph seconds before the crash, thanks to the detective work of The Ann…
Corvettes are dirty cars. I don’t care how many times they go to LeMans with the Z06, a Corvette will always remind me of Dirk Diggler, the 1970s, shag carpeting, and porn. Even the new ones. Most owners I know embrace their heritage rocking excellent vintage mustaches and jewelry. They learned at an early age that…
In late May, a yellow Chevrolet Corvette Z06 smashed into a tree in Michigan, leaving an expensive car in utter pieces. At first, it was a bit of a mystery who the driver was, though the car (as we matched up then, via its license plate) was the same car once featured on the YouTube series Vehicle Virgins. Now that…
I don’t know quite why but I’ve found myself missing my father’s old C5 Corvette Z06 this week. And high-strung naturally aspirated V8 engines in general.
Cars are made to be driven. Now, if you are some ultra-rich collector and you’re going to drop a several million on a Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic to keep as a museum piece, that’s understandable. But for some reason, people are buying common Corvettes just to occupy a parking spot.
This is something you’d see happen to, like, Wile E. Coyote or something. Except the tree would say “Acme” on it. And it would happen in Arizona, not North Carolina.
Over the years, BMW’s art cars have been... interesting. For instance, last year’s car had images of itself all over it in a strangely narcissistic, minimalist way. The most recent didn’t even have art on it. But this art car from Team Larbre Competition for the 24 Hours of Le Mans just blew BMW out of the water.
Not a day goes by that the C6 Corvette Z06 does not go from good looking to better looking to even more better looking. What a clear, simple visualization of a sports car ideal.
Most of soon-to-be-retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s most recognizable donuts are in his stock car. But the man is a donut king, able to take his tire-shredding skills to new places, in different cars. Here Junior is outside his natural habitat, on the streets of New York City in a Corvette.
The C7 Corvette (grr) is a fun, long-legged sports car that will happily eat up a road trip, dance through a back road and shred some tires at will. The Z06 (grunt) is like that, but with more speed and more overheating. Here, now, is the ZR1 (grr grunt urgh grr) presumably not christmas-tree’ing the dashboard with…
Locals in New Hampshire had to detain a Corvette driver from getting anyone in further danger after he crashed his convertible ‘Vette twice in the span of seven minutes on Sunday night. If you’re wondering, yes, he had a personalized license plate.
Watch as this twin-turbo Hemi Corvette lifts up in praise and soars straight into heaven. The car (and thankfully not the driver, who is fine) is with the angels now.
If you plan on taking your Corvette to the track, all the power in the world won’t help if your brakes can’t take the heat. Good news: right now Chevrolet is offering special incentives this month for Grand Sport and Z06 buyers to get Brembos practically free.
Most Corvettes are fast. That’s the whole point. But not all
Corvettes can do 209 mph while breaking records because they run purely on—get
this, and be ready to horrified if you’re a Corvette purist—electricity. That’s
what the Corvettes from Genovation Cars
do. And they come from a humble shop in Rockville, Maryland.
The real struggle with electric cars at the moment is how to put them into production at a sufficiently low cost with sufficiently long range supported by a sufficiently fast and available charging network. The performance side of things has largely been covered. Still, it’s pretty awesome to see a modified Chevrolet…
A truckload of brand new Corvettes still in their packaging wrap was involved in a minor rub with a dump truck in Alabama today, tearing into at least three of the cars, one of which appears to be a new Z06. Are those blood stains? Do cars bleed?
How do fistfuls of duck calls hold up to an 841-horsepower Corvette’s exhaust? What about the oversized pipes of a modified Ram 1500 truck, or a supercharger’s blow-off valve? Behold, all that is quack.
Back in 2013, tuning company Callaway Cars promised us that it would soon begin making shooting-brake conversions on C7 Chevrolet Corvettes. Soon didn’t exactly come soon enough, but here we are, nearly four years later, staring at the face of Callaway’s Corvette wagon. Just look at this beauty!
Few car nerds get as pissed about a digression from tradition as Corvette fans, which is why I absolutely adore this pristine 1968 ‘Vette with a Cummins 6BT diesel swap. Also, it rips.
With the right analogy, even the most attractive objects can take on a whole new, strange life in your mind—you know, the “can’t un-see” dilemma. It’s really quite odd how that happens, isn’t it?