Corvette

RICHARD TRUETT

Vette's thumping rubs some drivers the wrong way

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2013
Chances are you have never heard of Georg Lankensperger, a 19th-century German wooden-wheel maker. He solved a problem nearly 200 years ago that Corvette engineers chose to live with in the redesigned 2014 Stingray....
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Lutz: Corvette-powered Karmas coming in 2014

12:04 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2013
VL Automotive, a Detroit venture backed by former General Motors' vice chairman Bob Lutz, is moving ahead with plans to convert Fisker Karmas from hybrid power to Corvette power....
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High demand to limit Corvette supplies

2:31 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2013
The 2014 Corvette will be in short supply, with few unsold units on dealer lots until spring at the earliest. GM officials said production of the two-seat sports car will be capped at about 160 units per day on one shift. Despite high demand for the redesigned sports car, GM will not add a second shift, officials said during a plant tour this week....
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RICHARD TRUETT

Why Chevy wants Corvette buyers to bond with their new toys

3:24 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2013
The Chevrolet Corvette is the Harley-Davidson motorcycle of the sports car world. It appeals to a diminishing set of graying buyers -- the average age of a Corvette owner is somewhere in the mid-'50s. Chevrolet knows this must change if America's sports car is going to have a long-term future....
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Hendrick gets first Vette

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2013
Rick Hendrick, who called himself "the biggest Corvette gearhead in the world," is presented with the first 2014 Corvette Stingray by Ed Welburn, General Motors' global design boss at GM's Warren [Mich.] Tech Center....
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Dealer makes corny pitch for Corvette allocation

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2013
Chevrolet dealer Eric McCracken recently plunked down $1,500 to have a local corn-maze operator carve an image of the new 2014 Corvette Stingray into a 39-acre field. Now McCracken just needs General Motors to ship him one....
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GM begins shipping '14 Chevrolet Corvette

3:07 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2013
GM began shipping the redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray on Wednesday from an assembly plant in Bowling Green, Ky....
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GM to move hand-built engine program

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2013
From a nondescript building in a quiet industrial park in suburban Detroit, GM has shipped nearly 40,000 hand-built engines for some of the automaker's fastest cars....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

2014 Vetter may be a classic someday

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2013
I suggest keeping an eye on the 2014 C7 Corvette....
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Corvette headlight probe upgraded by feds on 2005-07 models

10:46 am U.S. ET | Aug. 27, 2013
Federal auto safety regulators are upgrading an investigation into 2005-07 Chevrolet Corvettes after complaints that the headlights suddenly stopped working....
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Vette targets new breed of loyalists

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
Chevrolet's 2014 Corvette Stingray is improved from the outgoing sixth-generation car by every major measurement: It's faster, more powerful, more refined and more fuel efficient, and has a much better interior....
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MIKE COLIAS

How white-haired 'Vette owners helped shape Stingray's design

3:16 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2013
About four years ago, when GM designers were just starting on the seventh-generation Corvette, Ed Welburn had something of an epiphany while watching his local news....
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'14 Stingray: A treat for loyalists, but aimed at new breed

12:55 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2013
Chevrolet's 2014 Corvette Stingray is improved from the outgoing sixth-generation car by every major measurement: It's faster, more powerful, more refined and more fuel-efficient, and has a much better interior....
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TO GOUGE OR NOT?

Corvette sellers weigh quick profit vs. long-term loyalty

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2013
Chevrolet dealers preparing for the 2014 Corvette Stingray's arrival in early October face a choice between a short-term windfall and long-term loyalty....
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CHARLES CHILD

What the 2014 Corvette's carbon fiber parts mean for the body shop

9:55 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
GM engineers cut weight from the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette with aluminum body parts and carbon-fiber reinforced plastic. But body shop technicians at dealerships, take note: the inner and outer halves of the hood and the outer panel of the roof are carbon fiber....
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