The true measure of making a quality race car isn’t exactly measured by the amount power and speed that goes on in the car - though that’s a pretty good thing to have too. No, quality is measured by developing technologies in a race car that could find its way into production cars, sort of like killing two birds with one stone.

And in today’s world, no other aspect of the auto industry is as important as making cars as fuel-efficient as possible. For Chevrolet, the work is as painstaking as it is laborious. Hours are spent - not to mention the vast amount of resources - trying to develop ways to make race cars like the Corvette C6.R greener while maintaining the necessary speed and reliability to stay competitive. Whereas a lot of people are more interested in how much horsepower or how fast a race car goes from 0-60, this video - part 4 of the Corvette Racing new mini-series - gives us a glimpse of just how important eco-friendly fuel-efficiency has become, both for cars that compete on track and those that run off it.


Source: Chevrolet

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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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  (216) posted on 10.15.2010

Heck, I’ll drive it "as is" in the main pic.

  (291) posted on 10.13.2010

Heck, I’ll drive it "as is" in the main pic.

  (765) posted on 05.20.2010

They are making the vette race ready. I think it’s going to compete.

  (858) posted on 05.20.2010

As I expect that being green isn’t exactly a priority, but the latest episode of the Corvette Racing Series shows that the team can find ways to go fast and back up their green credentials.

  (367) posted on 05.19.2010

Of course having so much speed require a lot of power pack breaks. It needs a good caliper breaks an pistons.

  (347) posted on 05.18.2010

It depends on where you’re going to use your vette car. If your car is for street well of course it must be fuel efficient and it’s safety feature is still doing their jobs but on track fuel efficiency is not on the league.

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