A mid-engine Corvette has been cycled through the rumor mill more times than that stripper rumored to go all the way for just an extra five bucks. The scribes over at Car and Driver say they have surmised that the next-gen Vette will have to be a mid-engine American supercar because the current C7 is tapped out of all the power it can produce.
Bought by Brian’s father in the mid-1980s, the C2 Corvette has lived quite the exciting life. Modifying cars in the 1960s and 70s was popular amongst sports car aficionados—and this C2 was not spared from such fate. Just after it was ordered in 1965 it was modified for autocross racing. To accomplish this, the previous owner cut and widened the fiberglass fenders for larger 315-section tires.
Fan-made automotive commercials are usually better than what the advertising gurus hired by the automakers can create. Official advertising has to abide by a certain set of rules and laws and corporate expectations to get a very specific message across to possible consumers.
Late Model Racecraft's latest twin-turbo C7 Corvette run came in at 9.950 seconds at 144.46 mph. A large improvement over the 10.29 at 139 mph previously recorded a few weeks before the record-breaking run.
The only thing to drop quicker than our jaws when we learned the price of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 was our collective panties. For the low, low price of $78,995 you can get into the driver’s seat of a new Corvette Z06—and probably divorce court. The convertible starts at $83,995—a new offering on the high-performance car.