Corvette

2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Chevy drops top on Corvette Z06 for 2015

3:50 pm U.S. ET | April 11, 2014
Chevrolet is dropping the top on the Corvette Z06 for 2015 and the convertible is being billed as the Stingray for owners who want it all.... Read More »

 

New Corvette gets driven by Scarlett Johansson in 'Captain America'

1:15 pm U.S. ET | April 5, 2014
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" opened nationwide this weekend. But they might as well call it "Scarlett Johansson Drives a Corvette Stingray" because movie-goers will witness a flood of product placements from General Motors.... Read More »

 

First 3 Corvettes retrieved from sinkhole at museum

6:09 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
Three of the eight Corvettes swallowed on Feb. 12 by a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., have been recovered.... Read More »

 

Sunken sports cars need an ambulance; GM will help

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2014
Officials at the National Corvette Museum had just two bits of good news after a very tough week: The sinkhole that swallowed eight of their classics isn't getting any bigger; and General Motors is sending an ambulance for the battered Vettes.... Read More »

 

Sinkhole swallows 8 vehicles at Corvette museum in Ky.

11:08 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2014
Eight vehicles in the Skydome area of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., were swallowed by a massive sink hole at about 5:40 a.m. today, the museum said.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

No, the Viper is not the Corvette

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
This is in response to "Gilles: Viper has 'never tried to be Corvette,'" Nov. 27. I do not consider a Corvette a "disposable device."... Read More »

 

Victory Lane

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Automotive News Editor-in-Chief Keith Crain stands with Hendrick Automotive Group Chairman Rick Hendrick before presenting Hendrick with the 2014 Keith Crain/Automotive News Lifetime Achievement Award.... Read More »

 

In Emsley's 'no fear' zone, GMC pursues new look

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2014
Helen Emsley remembers the anxiety she felt six years ago when asked to lead the interior design for the 2014 Corvette Stingray. Far from spoiling the sports car, the interior that Emsley's team executed won plaudits as the first Corvette cabin worthy of being paired with what's under the hood.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

625 hp Vette Z06 hits 'supercar' performance

10:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Chevrolet is looking to polish its performance-car credentials with the introduction of the 2015 Corvette Z06, the most powerful production car in General Motors' history. The Z06, which debuted at the auto show here today, will kick out 625 hp and 635 pounds-feet of torque from its 6.2-liter, supercharged V-8 engine.... Read More »

 

NICK BUNKLEY

GM's caravan for 'the big nasty'

11:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
As if it's not hard enough to make sure an auto show press conference goes off without a hitch, General Motors decided to add freeway traffic to the equation as it unveiled the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 today.... Read More »

 

Chevy to offer performance recorder on '15 Corvette

4:47 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2014
Chevrolet, marrying racing with real life, will roll out high-tech video technology that will make Corvette fans think they were on the Speed channel.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Mustang, 370Z: No comparison

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2013
I thought the photo comparison of the 2015 Mustang side glass profile with that of the Nissan 370Z (Final Assembly, Dec. 9), coming as it did in the issue featuring the Mustang's public reveal, was a cheap shot.... Read More »

 

2013 LISTS OF 10

Stories of the year

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2013
Light-vehicle sales in the United States continued to climb in 2013, but the year's most stunning news was the executive reshuffling at the top of General Motors.... Read More »

 

Chevrolet sweeps Autoweek's 2014 Best of the Best awards

7:43 am U.S. ET | Dec. 13, 2013
It's daunting to make a good car or truck -- let alone great ones -- but that's exactly what the editors of Autoweek say Chevrolet has done this year.... Read More »

 

Left-hand-drive lineup stifles GM in Japan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
General Motors has done surprisingly well in Japan's shrinking market, notching three straight years of rising sales. But a dearth of right-hand-drive vehicles stymies hopes for higher volume. The redesigned Cadillac CTS and Chevrolet Corvette promise another sales boost. But because both are left-hand drive, their arrival means there will be only two nameplates in GM's eight-model lineup with the steering wheel on the correct side for Japan.... Read More »

 

OEMs press Alcoa to share aluminum-bonding process

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
At the request of automakers, Alcoa Inc. is making its patented Alcoa 951 bonding process available to competitors who also supply aluminum to the auto industry.... Read More »

 

A Corvette Christmas (the penny-pinching version)

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
For their year-end holiday sales, many brands favor commercials in which people present loved ones with with a special gift to show their love: a car, of course.... Read More »

 

Oohs and aahs for the new Vette

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
The reviews are in on the seventh-generation Corvette.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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