This GM Design Gives Us Hope For The Future of Performance Cars
These two designs, rendered by Jingxu Zhan, are examples of what the future could look like for General Motors’ performance car lineup. Considering the nature of these futuristic designs and the two most recognizable performance cars under the GM umbrella, it’s entirely possible that Jingxu Zhan could be giving all of us a sneak peek of the future Chevrolet Corvette and Chevrolet Camaro. Raise your hands if you’re intrigued.
If You’re Upset About The Ford Mustang Mach-E, Just Wait Until You See What Chevy Does With the Corvette
When Ford announced that its first electric crossover will be called the Mustang Mach-E, die-hard Mustang fans lost it and started complaining about how FoMoCo diluted the iconic nameplate. If you’re a Chevy Corvette fan, get ready to see your beloved badge on an electric crossover too, because GM is reportedly considering an all-electric Corvette SUV. A new report says that GM already "has designers working on several Corvette-brand concept vehicles" and that a Corvette crossover could go on sale as early as 2025.
The Chevy C8 Corvette Is Coming To Forza Horizon 4!!!
Ever since Chevrolet unveiled the Corvette C8 in 2019, it was only a matter of time before the first mid-engine Corvette in the nameplate’s history would find its way to the world of Forza Horizon 4.
The Chevrolet Corvette C8 is now being unleashed in Forza 4. Ok, so we’re all going to have to wait until January 14, 2021 for the unleashing to become official, but all the same, the ‘Vette C8 will make its long-awaited debut in Forza 4 alongside other automotive luminaries like the 1990 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z and the 1965 Honda S800. New seasonal events, challenges, and stunts will also be included in the Series 31 update.
You Can Now Gain 200 Horsepower In Your Chevy C8 Corvette With a Bolt-On Supercharger
If there’s one thing we know about Chevrolet Corvette enthusiasts, it’s that this crowd isn’t a patient lot. That’s important to know because the more powerful Corvette C8 Z06 hasn’t been revealed yet, and instead of patiently waiting for the model to drop, owners have turned to the aftermarket world to get their fix of extra power.
A sea of turbocharged setups has already hit the market, but supercharged options have been dry, at least until now. Kansas-based supercharger company ProCharger has just revealed the first supercharger option for the new Corvette C8, and it is a doozy. The full specs are yet to be announced, but the tuner has provided Corvette C8 owners something to look forward to: an extra 200 horsepower. That’s a promising start, at the very least.
Don’t Stuff Breast Implants Into Your Turbocharger
The holiday season afforded us enough time to go down the YouTube rabbit hole, and we chanced upon this gem of a video from auto enthusiast and all-around nut Cleetus McFarland.
Apparently, McFarland — real name Garrett Mitchell — had enough spare time of his own to find out if a turbocharger is as good at slicing and dicing random objects as it is in increasing an engine’s output. The experiment of sorts is comical but no less entertaining. It features a banana, a twinky, and a pair of breast implants sourced from — where else? — eBay.
Here’s What’s New In the 2021 Chevy C8 Corvette
The C8-generation Chevrolet Corvette was off to a rough start due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The production shut down not only delayed deliveries, but also shortened the 2020 model year run and postponed upcoming versions of the sports car. But the factory is now back to full throttle and Chevrolet is rolling out 2021 model year cars. The good news is that they come with a few upgrades.
Stacking the C7 Corvette Against the C8 - It’s Not What You Think
The Chevrolet Corvette C8 doesn’t just represent a big leap in the way the sports car is presented. It also represents a change in a philosophy that has remained in place for almost 70 years and across seven generations worth of Corvette models. The C8 isn’t just a successor to the C7, at least not in the traditional sense. It’s a different model altogether. There are shared roots, sure, but the Corvette that we knew before was wiped clean when Chevrolet introduced the first-ever mid-engine Corvette last year. The jury is still out on whether that’s a good or bad thing, but the folks over at Everyday Driver laid everything out neatly, comparing the Corvette C7 with its successor in several different ways and measurements. The episode lasts 20 minutes long, but it is 20 minutes spent wisely. Find time to watch it, and perhaps you might find a greater appreciation for how the Corvette has evolved to become what it is today.
This Company Will Turn Your Chevrolet Corvette C8 Into A Hot Supercar (Or Speedster)
Chevrolet finally took the mid-engined road with the Corvette for the eighth-generation, but the American two-door is not exactly a supercar. Upcoming versions might take the nameplate there in terms of performance, but the Corvette C8 looks a bit dull in the current configuration. If you’re happy with the platform and the naturally aspirated V-8, but you want a more exotic design, the folks over at ARES Design, a company founded by Dany Bahar, are here to help.
2021 Chevrolet Corvette - How We’d Spec It
2019 was a big year for the Chevrolet Corvette. After almost 70 years on the market with a front-engined layout, the iconic nameplate became a mid-engined vehicle, just like Zora-Arkus Duntov wanted back in the 1960s. The C8-gen Corvette went into production for the 2020 model year, but the coronavirus pandemic forced Chevy to reduce factory output for a few months. Now, the Corvette C8 is available in the 2021 model year with small visual updates. You can now configure the 2021 Corvette Stingray online, and here’s how our ideal C8 would look like.
Screw The New Batmobile, We’re More Interested in Bruce Wayne’s 1963 Corvette Stingray Daily Driver
Batman may be driving a jet-powered Batmobile while fighting crime in Gotham City, but Bruce Wayne’s daily driver is actually a vintage Chevrolet Corvette. Robert Pattinson, the actor that will play Batman in the next iteration of the movie (The Batman), was spotted driving a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in Liverpool, England, where filming for the upcoming Batman movie is currently taking place.
Chevrolet Corvette C7 Z06 Champion by Callaway - The Ultimate Track-Focused C7
Callaway Cars has been modifying Chevrolet Corvettes for more than 30 years now. But what you might not know is that Callaway has also been building and racing Corvettes for 25 years, as well as importing them to European countries like Germany.
To celebrate a quarter century of doing that, Callaway Competition created the Champion Edition, a beefed-up Corvette that features many race-bred parts. But it’s not based on the current C8. If you’re a fan of the previous, front-engined C7, you’re in luck because the Champion Edition is an upgraded Corvette C7 Z06.
The C8 Corvette Grand Sport Won’t Exist Because We’re Getting Something Better
Back in April 2020, a leaked timeline revealed what new versions of the Chevrolet Corvette C8 we should expect in the coming years. Chevy was reportedly planning to to unveil a brand-new Z06 for the 2022 model year and a Grand Sport version for the 2023 model year. But a new report claims that Chevrolet decided to axe the Grand Sport nameplate. Instead, it will roll out a new model called E-Ray. Just like the cancelled next-gen Grand Sport, it will be a hybrid.
The 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Comes With a Touching Easter Egg
Chevrolet had several issues with the new, mid-engined, C8-generation Corvette this year, including a factory shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic and a reduced output for the 2021 model year. But production is now back to speed and it seems Chevy is making small enhancements to the mid-engined coupe.
The folks over at Corvette Blogger got their hands on photos of new Corvettes delivered to a dealership in late September with new graphics on the windshield. They pay tribute to Zora Arkus-Duntov, the "father of the Corvette."
You Should Probably Quit Driving Your 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette
It’s 2020 and vehicle safety is more important than ever. You would think that as advanced as we are as a civilization, we’d be able to nail something as simple – in a generalized way – as vehicle safety. Unfortunately, that’s not the case, and that’s why GM has placed a recall and stop-sale on the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette, 2021 Cadillac CT4, CT5, XT4, the 2021 Buick Encore GX, and the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer. So what’s the deal? Well, if you own any of these models, you just might go to hit your brakes, just to realize that you suddenly can’t stop.
The Best Corvettes Ever Made
Unveiled on January 17th at the Autorama in New York City a whopping 67 years ago, the Corvette grew from an underpowered answer to Europe’s sports car-making powerhouses to become one of the most famous cars ever manufactured in the United States. Often referred to as ’America’s Sports Car’, it now broke into the supercar arena with the release of the eighth generation. It’s, thus, a good moment to take a look back at the finest Corvettes ever made including Callaway’s finest moment.
The Corvette is such a household name in the automotive industry that few people would picture the vessel that lent its name to Chevrolet’s first foray into the world of sports cars when you say the word ’Corvette’. All but a sub-brand, the Corvette built its reputation both on the road, as a friendly grand tourer engineered to cope with the hardships of everyday driving, and on the track where it raced against and beat the Europeans and everyone else in between. Sure, there were some duds along the way including, should we say, the original Corvette C1 with that uninspiring inline-six engine but there were also many brilliant ones and here are our top 10 picks in no particular order.
This is NOT How You Want to Find Your Chevy C8 Corvette
Online trending challenges have become the rage these days. Some challenges like the Ice Bucket Challenge caught one because they were tied to a larger and very important cause. Other challenges like the Tide Pod Challenge were stupid and dangerous and should never have even started. Somewhere between those two challenges lies the “drop your car challenge.” Nothing about this challenge served a higher purpose, but there’s also nothing dangerous about it. The purpose of this challenge is simple: show off your car. That’s it. It’s an ultimately harmless exercise that revolves simply letting everyone see what your car is. Or at least that’s what we thought until we saw this photo of a Chevrolet Corvette C8, or whatever’s left of it. This is a different interpretation of the “drop_your_car_challenge,” and, unfortunately, it’s not a very pleasant one.
This Working, Electric Lego Corvette ZR1 is Downright Awesome
Legos are cool, awesome, and all the superlatives you can throw in between. The things that you can create with these bricks are limited only by your imagination. What makes the toy even better are the things that you can do with it, like, say, add a fully functional electric powertrain on a Lego Technic Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. One guy did exactly that, and he even created a video demonstration of his masterpiece. In the video, we see the Lego Technic Corvette ZR1 strapped on a dyno that’s made from — you guessed it — Lego bricks. What comes next is a four-minute video that’s going to make you want to buy a Technic Corvette ZR1, build your own dyno, and outfit your Lego ‘Vette with its own functional electric powertrain.
2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette by Pandem
Widebody kits look good on virtually any car. Whether it’s a drift-spec Toyota Supra or a humble Daihatsu Copen, everything can be tricked out to please the eye with a neatly-designed, flared-out body kit. Including the mid-engined Chevy C8 Corvette, as Pandem was kind enough to demonstrate.
The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Can Hold Its Own Against the Porsche 911 and Audi R8
The mid-engine C8 Corvette has literally been decades in the making. When it arrived for the 2021 model year, the Corvette found itself competing against some new competition that at one time were little more than distant competitors. The Corvette name has always been associated with performance, but now that it has to take on a long list of European competitors, we – like the rest of you – have been wondering just how well the C8 can hold up. Now, thanks to a new video from Sport Auto, we can see how the C8 fairs against the Porsche 911 and Audi R8 V-10 on the track, and you have to see what happens.
Check out the Genovation GXE C7 Corvette Silently Decimate Thunderhill West
By all accounts, the Chevrolet Corvette C7-based Genovation GXE is one of the most insane electric cars in the world. Not only does it come with an all-electric motor that sends out 800 horsepower and 718 pound-feet of torque, but the way it does so — in complete silence — is jarring to our sensibilities.
The American-made GXE can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in under three seconds, cover a quarter-mile in 10 seconds at around 140 mph, and do all that while boasting an EPA range of 175 miles. For all that its car has accomplished, Genovation isn’t done using the GXE to break records. For its latest feat of speed and performance, the all-electric Corvette went to the Thunderhill Raceway in California and casually broke the track’s EV speed record without making any noise, literally and figuratively.