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GM has filed patents for 3 more active aero technologies

General Motors has been busy filing patents for new aerodynamic elements that might feature on the automaker's future cars, namely the C8 Chevrolet Corvette due next year. Three new patents have been discovered on the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Corvette Blogger, and while the patents feature a mockup of the current C7 Corvette in their...

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Hennessey straps the 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 to the dyno

It's fairly common knowledge that the horsepower figures automakers parade around don't reflect power at the wheels. Rather, it's how much hp the engine makes at the crankshaft. Therefore, we need a dynamometer to measure just how much power is getting to the ground. Thankfully, Hennessey Performance Engineering has one, and it strapped the 2019 Chevrolet...

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There’s already a mid-engine Corvette, and it’s up for sale

Those who simply can't wait for the all-but-confirmed mid-engine Chevrolet C8 Corvette can take solace in this. It's a 1993 Innotech mid-engine Corvette, it runs, and it's for sale right now. Nicknamed Mysterro, the car came from the mind of the late Vaclav Kral, namesake of Design Kral. Kral was a Czech car designer worked for Porsche among other...

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Chevy Corvette C8.R racer spotted, sounds like a twin-turbo V-8

For the first time, Chevrolet's next-generation C8 Corvette has been spotted in race car form. It will likely follow the ".R" naming scheme of previous generations, thus we're looking at the new C8.R. And it's not only mid-engined, it sounds like there's a turbocharged V-8 mounted in the there. Spy shots published by Sportscar365 on Wednesday revealed the...

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Jay Leno drives the Superformance Corvette Grand Sport

Superformance is the go-to team creating new versions of some of the greatest cars ever built. If you want a Shelby Cobra, Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, Ford GT40, or even a Caterham, then you need to talk to Superformance. One of its more recent creations is also arguably its greatest, and that is the recreated 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport. It's a...

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2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 recalled over faulty sensing diagnostic module

Owners of 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 models should check their mailboxes in the weeks to come; GM has issued a recall for the 755-horsepower sports car over a faulty sensing diagnostic module (SDM). Per the safety recall report Chevrolet filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, extreme braking or acceleration can cause the SDM to...

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GM product chief crashes Corvette ZR1 pace car at Detroit GP

Put a hot car on a racetrack, go hard on the throttle, and the result could be an accident. Anyone who has ever attended a track day knows that they could be "that guy" on any given day. On Sunday the hot car was a 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, that guy was GM's Executive Vice President of Global Product Development Mark Reuss. To further Reuss's...

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Report: mid-engine C8 Corvette to get flat-crank 600-hp and 800-hp V-8s, 1,000-hp AWD hybrid version, but no manual

New details surrounding Chevrolet's worst-kept secret, the next-generation mid-engine Corvette, should be more than enough to perk up enthusiasts' ears. The rather detailed information comes from a Car and Driver report, which pegs three engines for the sports car turned supercar. At launch, the C8 Corvette will receive an upgraded version of the current...

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Bart Starr’s Super Bowl I MVP 1967 Corvette up for auction

On January 15, 1967, Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr completed 16 of 23 passes for 250 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception as the Packers rolled over the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 in the first AFL-NFL World Championship game (which would later become known as Super Bowl I). For his efforts, Starr was named the game's MVP and was awarded...

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