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Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Okay, folks, the C7 Corvette is out and we have all had a good chance to see what it is all about. With its launch, the Corvette takes yet another turn in its iconic lifetime. This makes two significant shifts in its lifespan in just two generations, as the C6 generation brought about the first time the Corvette donned fixed headlights since the C1 generation, and now the C7 generation is arguably the first time the Corvette actually looks the part of a supercar.

Regardless of how cool a car is – trust us, the Corvette Stingray is dang cool – they all have their peaks and valleys, and since the Corvette Stingray is so important, its highs and lows can be rather dramatic. Well, we are going to have a quick look at our favorite and least favorite parts of the C7 Corvette in a pair of Top-5 lists.

What would land on your Top-5 favorite and least favorite on the Corvette Stingray?

Click past the jump to read our lists.

Chevrolet Corvette

So, we have seen the 2014 Corvette Stingray in all of its glory and learned all about how freaking awesome it’s going to be. One thing that Chevy is still keeping under wraps is a higher-performance variant of the `Vette Stingray, sans the Z51 Performance Package. What we’re talking about is the Z06 variant.

We all know that GM isn’t going to roll out the most powerful standard Corvette ever without rolling out a Z06 model. The silence, however, is rather eerie. GM made not even a mention of this model in any of its press releases or at the official debut. We are optimistic that this silence means that big things are in store for the Z06 package.

There is still one previously rumored engine that was that was originally pegged as the new Corvette engine, and that is the 5.5-liter V-8 engine. Chances are that this, plus a supercharger, could be the eventual engine to grace the engine compartment of the Corvette Stingray Z06. This is, of course, just us thinking and hoping out loud.

We’ll keep a close eye on everything Corvette related to see if any new leaks come out regarding a potential Z06 model. For now we can only speculate…

Chevrolet Corvette

We all know that GM has a long-running issue with creativity in its lineups. Through the 1980s we saw some of the most uncreative vehicles and that continued through the 1990s and into the early-2000s. We also saw other issues that really showed the GM was running out of creative steam, like the use of the “Lumina” moniker simultaneously on two vehicles that were vastly different – sedan and minivan – and the changing of the Sunbird to the Sunfire.

Now we have the resurrection of a famous word in Corvette history, the “Stingray” moniker. The Original Sting Ray and Stingray monikers were and still are some of the most sought after models and to bring it to the modern era seems a bit of a disservice. Sure, this is the most modern and advanced Corvette ever, but it should be, given it is the newest model. That is not a good enough reason to exhume the Stingray name and slap in on the C7 generation.

Don’t get us wrong, the new Corvette has renewed our fading love affair with the Corvette model, but to slap an iconic name on it just seems a bit of a slight to the Corvette’s history. That would be like Chevy making a higher-output Caprice and slapping an “Impala SS” badge on it. We all know they would never… oh wait… never mind.

You get the point.

All Right, here we are just two days before the much-anticipated unveiling of the 2014 Corvette ! We are about as excited as a 6-year-old kid on Christmas Eve, even though we are nearly certain that the leaked images we have seen are what the car looks like. Even if that’s the case, getting to learn all of the ins and outs of the car is enough to excite us.

So, as you know, we are checking out the top-25 Corvettes of all time and we already let you in on the bottom fifth of the list. Now we are set to let you in on numbers 19 through 15. Just like the bottom-fifth of the list, this one includes a few pace cars and we also get to see an extremely desirable model that also had a major design flaw that likely resulted in it being discontinued after only one year.

To find out which models landed on our list, click past the jump.

Top-25 All-time Greatest Corvettes (Part 1 of 5)

With the C7 Corvette release coming in just five days, we are going to take a look at the history of the Corvette and outline the top-25 of the six previous generations.

A little history on the Corvette … It debuted in 1953 with quite a whimper, as it came with an underpowered 235-cubic-inch six-cylinder engine that pumped out just 150 horsepower. It wasn’t just the lack of power that the original `Vette took lumps for, as it was dinged for its sloth-like 11.5-second 0-to-60 crawl, two-speed automatic transmission and astronomical-at-the-time $3,498 price tag.

It did, however, get high marks for its ability to handle the twist and its overall design.

Fortunately, the Corvette quickly gained momentum and turned into a model that every American sports car strived to be. The Ford Thunderbird Ford Thunderbird is one model that was a direct result of the Corvette’s success, though Ford will never admit it. Another thing Ford will never admit is that its inability to adequately compete with the Corvette was the reasoning for the T-Bird slowly expanding into a massive coupe as it aged.

So, without further delay, click past the jump have a look at numbers 25 through 20 on our list.

Yesterday we saw the latest addition to the Dodge Dart lineup in the form of the new GT version and today we get to see what appears to be the first leaked image of the most awaited version — the SRT4 . This version has been rumored ever since Dodge unveiled the standard Dart at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.

All we had until now were rumors, but it appears that this is the final rendering of the SRT4 model that was posted online by a Chrysler employer. He also announced that the SRT4 model will be unveiled in March or April.

The upcoming Dart SRT4 is rumored to feature a turbocharged version of the 2.0-liter engine with its output raised to the 285-horsepower range. Additionally, the SRT4 will be distinguished from the rest of the lineup by a meaner and sportier appearance.

The Dodge Dart SRT4 is rumored to be priced at under $30k.

Source: Carscoop

The next-generation 911 GT3 and 911 Turbo are waiting for their official unveiling, but unfortunately this won’t happen until March when the GT3 will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, while the Turbo version will arrive a little bit later.

Fortunately for us, the two models were caught testing very hard on the Nürburgring track and, as you can hear in the video, both models sound pretty sweet. They both seem to take their beating pretty well, as they remain glued to the `Ring’s surface like true racecars.

As a reminder, the 911 GT3 is powered by a normally aspirated 3.8-liter flat-six engine with an output of 450 horsepower — a 15-horsepower bump over the current model. On the other hand in the 911 Turbo model’s engine delivers a total of 550 horsepower.

With the extra 100 horsepower, the 911 Turbo will be a little bit faster than the GT3, so for sure this is the most awaited model in the new 991 generation.

Both models will go on sale late in 2013.

Mercedes E63 AMG

Until now, Mercedes has only unveiled the sedan , coupe and convertible versions for the updated E-Class. Today, however, the company has unveiled a teaser image for the E-Class lineup, which will debut at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show, and the E63 AMG model is one of the models presented in the image.

The problem is that the only details revealed by Mercedes on the next E63 AMG say just about nothing: "Of interest not only to the US market will be the E 63 AMG models, now available for the first time in a 4MATIC version as well."

The image also features a "V8 biturbo" logo confirming the car will keep its usual engine — an M157 twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8 engine that delivers a total of 518 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, or 550 horsepower and 590 pound-feet when the model is equipped with the AMG performance pack.

Combining that engine with 4MATIC AWD sounds like a sweet change to us. We’ll bring you more details ASAP.

Audi A6

A 48-hour-long stretch of back and forth on the R8 e-tron was enough to make our heads spin. One side was saying that the e-tron may see production in limited units and the other flat out said no way, just a day later. Now, we have even more e-tron news to confuse us all.

According to a report from AutoBlog.nl, rumors are circulating that Audi is working on a Sportback version of the A6 that will feature the same e-tron technology that the recently axed R8 e-tron featured, on a less massive scale, of course.

This hot hatchback is rumored to make its debut at the 2013 IAA in Frankfurt and will feature a 300-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-banger with 100 ponies worth of electric motor added to it. This would give the A6 e-tron a total of 400 horsepower, just 20 horsepower short of the mighty 2013 S6 … not too shabby.

For now, these are just rumors that we take with a healthy serving of salt, given the on-and-off R8 e-tron. Regardless, this sounds like one bad-ass concept to say the least.

Source: AutoBlog.nl
Volkswagen Polo R WRC Street

The latest addition to the Volkswagen Polo lineup is the powerful Polo R WRC Street version powered by a 2.0-liter TSI engine with an output of 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This version sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds and can hit a top speed of 151 mph. The only problem is that it comes only in front-wheel drive.

Well, now it looks like VW may be having second thoughts about this hot hatch carrying only FWD. According to head of R&D Ulrich Hackenberg, Volkswagen may offer a four-wheel drive version of the Polo R WRC Street, but only for several countries in the world. He confirmed that such a model is still not under development, but he "could imagine it."

If built, the Polo R WRC Street AWD would likely be developed on the company’s PQ25 platform that has already been used for the all-wheel drive Audi A1 quattro. Unfortunately, there we won’t see it here in the U.S., but it’s still cool regardless.

Source: AutoCar

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