The Truth About Cars » chevrolet corvette http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:11:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Insights: A Snapshot of the Best & Brightest’s Ten Best Autos Nominations http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/insights-a-snapshot-of-the-best-brightests-ten-best-autos-nominations/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/insights-a-snapshot-of-the-best-brightests-ten-best-autos-nominations/#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:00:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1328553 So far, you’ve nominated 156 separate vehicles for TTAC’s 2016 Ten Best Award — including a cornucopia of models that shouldn’t be nominated. (Reading comprehension, people!) Here are some insights into the Best & Brightest hive mind. You told the Mustang to take the Camaro outside, where the MX-5 is waiting for them both Nominations for […]

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So far, you’ve nominated 156 separate vehicles for TTAC’s 2016 Ten Best Award — including a cornucopia of models that shouldn’t be nominated. (Reading comprehension, people!) Here are some insights into the Best & Brightest hive mind. You told the Mustang to take the Camaro outside, where the MX-5 is waiting for them both Nominations for […]

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Ur-Turn: “Avanti!” She Cried http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/ur-turn-avanti-cried/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/ur-turn-avanti-cried/#comments Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:00:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1282082 (From “HW” comes a tale of a Corvette, a hot-blooded Alfa Veloce, and a young Italian wife with romance on her mind.) Sam, a good friend of mine, had lusted after a particular 1965 Corvette Stingray, and had somehow finally acquired the object of his desires. However, the cost of putting on 23 coats of a […]

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(From “HW” comes a tale of a Corvette, a hot-blooded Alfa Veloce, and a young Italian wife with romance on her mind.) Sam, a good friend of mine, had lusted after a particular 1965 Corvette Stingray, and had somehow finally acquired the object of his desires. However, the cost of putting on 23 coats of a […]

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Mid-Engine Corvette Closer Than Ever http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/mid-engine-corvette-closer-ever/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/mid-engine-corvette-closer-ever/#comments Mon, 18 Jan 2016 15:00:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1267985 It is no secret that GM has flirted with mid-engine Corvettes for decades. Until now, the company has lacked the motivation, consensus, and/or resources to move to a mid-engine layout. However, this is the new GM. The feds are no longer calling the shots and the General has been upstaged by Ford for too long. […]

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It is no secret that GM has flirted with mid-engine Corvettes for decades. Until now, the company has lacked the motivation, consensus, and/or resources to move to a mid-engine layout. However, this is the new GM. The feds are no longer calling the shots and the General has been upstaged by Ford for too long. […]

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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Track Test http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/2015-corvette-z06-capsule-track-test/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/2015-corvette-z06-capsule-track-test/#comments Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1245401 I was recently reminded that comparing cars to ladies is beyond cliché and sexist. Yet, once I settled on one particular comparison, I couldn’t shake it from my consciousness. Every move made by the new Corvette Z06 brought to mind Miranda Lambert. Not the newly single, thinner Miranda. Naw, I mean Kerosene Miranda: more dramatic than you can handle, […]

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I was recently reminded that comparing cars to ladies is beyond cliché and sexist. Yet, once I settled on one particular comparison, I couldn’t shake it from my consciousness. Every move made by the new Corvette Z06 brought to mind Miranda Lambert. Not the newly single, thinner Miranda. Naw, I mean Kerosene Miranda: more dramatic than you can handle, […]

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It’s Time For My Christmas List http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/time-christmas-list/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/time-christmas-list/#comments Wed, 23 Dec 2015 15:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1248745 Now it can be told: Perhaps the most cringe-worthy moment of my life was my own “Affluenza” episode, otherwise known as “The Time I Wrote A Poem About Not Getting A BMW 2002 For Christmas.” I was eighteen years old and busy failing to fulfill my potential at university. I was already on my second […]

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Now it can be told: Perhaps the most cringe-worthy moment of my life was my own “Affluenza” episode, otherwise known as “The Time I Wrote A Poem About Not Getting A BMW 2002 For Christmas.” I was eighteen years old and busy failing to fulfill my potential at university. I was already on my second […]

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Giving Thanks: Another Corvette Z06 Engine Fails, This Time In Journalist’s Hands http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/another-corvette-z06-engine-fails-this-time-in-journalists-hands-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/another-corvette-z06-engine-fails-this-time-in-journalists-hands-2/#comments Thu, 26 Nov 2015 21:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1229953 Editor’s note: Outside of our exclusive scoop of Volkswagen’s Goodwill Package, news that a Corvette Z06’s engine failed at the hands of a Fox News journalist was our top daily news piece of the last 12 months. It originally ran July 18th, 2015. The cause of the failure is explained here, though whether that is […]

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Editor’s note: Outside of our exclusive scoop of Volkswagen’s Goodwill Package, news that a Corvette Z06’s engine failed at the hands of a Fox News journalist was our top daily news piece of the last 12 months. It originally ran July 18th, 2015. The cause of the failure is explained here, though whether that is […]

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Corvette Chief Engineer Explains Motor Trend “Best Driver’s Car” DNF http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/corvette-chief-engineer-explains-motor-trend-best-drivers-car-dnf/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/corvette-chief-engineer-explains-motor-trend-best-drivers-car-dnf/#comments Fri, 16 Oct 2015 13:30:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1197234 When you bring your halo-of-halo sports cars to a competition to sort out the “Best Driver’s Car”, you definitely want to give it a new set of brake pads, make sure all the electrical connections are seated properly, and maybe — just maybe — not send a car that was offed in a previous comparison […]

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When you bring your halo-of-halo sports cars to a competition to sort out the “Best Driver’s Car”, you definitely want to give it a new set of brake pads, make sure all the electrical connections are seated properly, and maybe — just maybe — not send a car that was offed in a previous comparison […]

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Chart Of The Day: Like Horsepower, Corvette Interest Grows Over Time http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/chart-day/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/chart-day/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1095801 After averaging fewer than 1,200 monthly spring sales in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, the launch of the C7 presented Chevrolet with more than 3,000 sales in March and in April and in May 2014. Surely that’s all because of pent-up demand, right? After the C6 battled quite respectably through a recession, the craziness of […]

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After averaging fewer than 1,200 monthly spring sales in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, the launch of the C7 presented Chevrolet with more than 3,000 sales in March and in April and in May 2014. Surely that’s all because of pent-up demand, right? After the C6 battled quite respectably through a recession, the craziness of […]

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Car And Driver Thinks This Is A Mid-Engine Corvette Mule http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/car-driver-thinks-mid-engine-corvette-mule/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/car-driver-thinks-mid-engine-corvette-mule/#comments Thu, 08 Jan 2015 21:15:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=974074 Car and Driver thinks that this Holden Ute/Batmobile/Mad Max thing is a mule for a mid-engine Corvette. I’ll believe it when I see it. Then again, it looks like I was wrong about the upcoming Ford GT revival.

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Car and Driver thinks that this Holden Ute/Batmobile/Mad Max thing is a mule for a mid-engine Corvette. I’ll believe it when I see it. Then again, it looks like I was wrong about the upcoming Ford GT revival.

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America’s 10 Fastest Growing Vehicles: October 2014 YTD Sales http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/americas-10-fastest-growing-vehicles-october-2014-ytd-sales/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/americas-10-fastest-growing-vehicles-october-2014-ytd-sales/#comments Sun, 30 Nov 2014 13:16:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=950505 The Chevrolet Corvette is the fastest growing auto nameplate in America through the first ten months of 2014. Four of the other members of this list of America’s fastest  growing vehicles are also General Motors products. Corvette volume is up 146% this year, an improvement of 17,150 units. Two other nameplates, the Lexus GX and […]

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The Chevrolet Corvette is the fastest growing auto nameplate in America through the first ten months of 2014. Four of the other members of this list of America’s fastest  growing vehicles are also General Motors products. Corvette volume is up 146% this year, an improvement of 17,150 units. Two other nameplates, the Lexus GX and […]

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New or Used? : Why Are Old Corvettes So Cheap? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/new-or-used-why-are-old-corvettes-so-cheap/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/new-or-used-why-are-old-corvettes-so-cheap/#comments Thu, 19 Jun 2014 04:32:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=846233 O.K. Steve Why are old Corvettes so cheap ? . Just Monday I saw yet another 1984 ‘Vette for sale in a used car lot for $2,500, are some years simply so bad they’re worthless? I have never owned one and only driven a few . Mostly my buddy’s ’68 350 W/ 4 speed back in the […]

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O.K. Steve Why are old Corvettes so cheap ? . Just Monday I saw yet another 1984 ‘Vette for sale in a used car lot for $2,500, are some years simply so bad they’re worthless? I have never owned one and only driven a few . Mostly my buddy’s ’68 350 W/ 4 speed back in the […]

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New York 2014: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/new-york-2014-2015-chevrolet-corvette-z06-convertible/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/new-york-2014-2015-chevrolet-corvette-z06-convertible/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:04:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=794026   Courtesy of Stingray Forums and Jalopnik, we have our first look at the Corvette Z06 Convertible – an automatic one to boot. The Z06 convertible is the next logical step beyond the C6 427 convertible – but does that mean that the equity built up around the Z06 nameplate is tarnished? In the eyes […]

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  Courtesy of Stingray Forums and Jalopnik, we have our first look at the Corvette Z06 Convertible – an automatic one to boot. The Z06 convertible is the next logical step beyond the C6 427 convertible – but does that mean that the equity built up around the Z06 nameplate is tarnished? In the eyes […]

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Could The 2015 Corvette Stingray Crack 30 MPG With New 8-Speed Automatic? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/could-the-2015-corvette-stingray-crack-30-mpg-with-new-8-speed-automatic/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/could-the-2015-corvette-stingray-crack-30-mpg-with-new-8-speed-automatic/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:35:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=788866 GM’s upcoming 8-speed automatic, dubbed the 8L90, will be a cornerstone of their new rear-wheel drive cars – and the 2015 Corvette lineup will be among the first to get it. Back in December, our own Ronnie Schreiber gave us a preview of the new 8-speed gearbox via a leaked SAE paper. Although it carries […]

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GM’s upcoming 8-speed automatic, dubbed the 8L90, will be a cornerstone of their new rear-wheel drive cars – and the 2015 Corvette lineup will be among the first to get it. Back in December, our own Ronnie Schreiber gave us a preview of the new 8-speed gearbox via a leaked SAE paper. Although it carries […]

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SRT Needs More Firepower: The Case For A V8 Viper http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/srt-needs-more-firepower-the-case-for-a-v8-viper/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/srt-needs-more-firepower-the-case-for-a-v8-viper/#comments Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:37:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=776729 Years ago, after my first trip to the Detroit Auto Show, I was browsing the inventory at Lamborghini of Ohio with Jack. There was snow on the ground—Phaeton weather—and the cozy showroom seemed the perfect attraction to kill a few hours before my flight back to Baltimore. Jack was going on and on about the […]

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Years ago, after my first trip to the Detroit Auto Show, I was browsing the inventory at Lamborghini of Ohio with Jack. There was snow on the ground—Phaeton weather—and the cozy showroom seemed the perfect attraction to kill a few hours before my flight back to Baltimore. Jack was going on and on about the […]

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Junkyard Find: 1984 Chevrolet Corvette http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/junkyard-find-1984-chevrolet-corvette/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/junkyard-find-1984-chevrolet-corvette/#comments Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=740409 You know how there was no 1983 Corvette, and then the C4 finally came out in 1984, and it had this terrible twin-throttle-body fuel-injection system? Of course you do. Anyway, C4 Corvettes are worth enough these days that they’re not common sights in self-service wrecking yards, and those that I do find have been picked […]

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You know how there was no 1983 Corvette, and then the C4 finally came out in 1984, and it had this terrible twin-throttle-body fuel-injection system? Of course you do. Anyway, C4 Corvettes are worth enough these days that they’re not common sights in self-service wrecking yards, and those that I do find have been picked […]

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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Photos Leaked http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/2015-chevrolet-corvette-z06-photos-leaked/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/2015-chevrolet-corvette-z06-photos-leaked/#comments Sat, 11 Jan 2014 23:13:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=696649 No specs yet but photos galore!  

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No specs yet but photos galore!  

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Chevrolet Confirms 2015 Corvette Z06 To Debut At NAIAS http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/chevrolet-confirms-2015-corvette-z06-to-debut-at-naias/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/chevrolet-confirms-2015-corvette-z06-to-debut-at-naias/#comments Wed, 04 Dec 2013 17:44:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=671258 Just off the wires, we have word from Chevrolet that the 2015 Corvette Z06 will debut at NAIAS in January – the perfect time slot to steal some of the thunder from the Blue Oval, which will show the all-new Mustang and the F-150 to the public for the first time. Last year, Ford managed to […]

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Just off the wires, we have word from Chevrolet that the 2015 Corvette Z06 will debut at NAIAS in January – the perfect time slot to steal some of the thunder from the Blue Oval, which will show the all-new Mustang and the F-150 to the public for the first time. Last year, Ford managed to […]

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Junkyard Find: 1985 Chevrolet Corvette http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/junkyard-find-1985-chevrolet-corvette/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/junkyard-find-1985-chevrolet-corvette/#comments Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=529193 The C4 Corvette is about the only Corvette that you can get for Camaro prices these days— even the 19-horsepower ’79s are worth good money now. Still, it’s pretty rare that I find a C4 at a cheap self-service wrecking yard; most of the examples I run across are melty-fiberglass burn victims, and the remainder […]

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The C4 Corvette is about the only Corvette that you can get for Camaro prices these days— even the 19-horsepower ’79s are worth good money now. Still, it’s pretty rare that I find a C4 at a cheap self-service wrecking yard; most of the examples I run across are melty-fiberglass burn victims, and the remainder […]

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2014 Corvette Starts Shipping From Bowling Green http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/2014-corvette-starts-shipping-from-bowling-green/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/2014-corvette-starts-shipping-from-bowling-green/#comments Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:00:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=523505 General Motors announced that production of the 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe has begun and that it has started shipping the all-new 7th generation Corvette to dealers from the Bowling Green, Kentucky facility where the sports cars are assembled.   About 1,000 C7 Corvettes have been made so far at the Bowling Green plant, which has […]

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General Motors announced that production of the 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe has begun and that it has started shipping the all-new 7th generation Corvette to dealers from the Bowling Green, Kentucky facility where the sports cars are assembled.   About 1,000 C7 Corvettes have been made so far at the Bowling Green plant, which has […]

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Question: What Engine Swap Would Most Enrage Single-Interest Corvette Fanatics? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/question-what-engine-swap-would-most-enrage-single-interest-corvette-fanatics/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/question-what-engine-swap-would-most-enrage-single-interest-corvette-fanatics/#comments Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=502169 In my role as Chief Justice of the 24 Hours of LeMons Supreme Court, prospective racers often ask me questions that go something like: “I have a (car type known to be fast and/or expensive) that I got for (credulity-strainingly cheap price) and I would like to race it in LeMons without getting hit with […]

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In my role as Chief Justice of the 24 Hours of LeMons Supreme Court, prospective racers often ask me questions that go something like: “I have a (car type known to be fast and/or expensive) that I got for (credulity-strainingly cheap price) and I would like to race it in LeMons without getting hit with […]

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C7 Corvette Closes In On 30 Em Pee Gees http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/c7-corvette-closes-in-on-30-em-pee-gees/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/c7-corvette-closes-in-on-30-em-pee-gees/#comments Tue, 09 Jul 2013 13:28:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=494611 17/29 mpg city/highway. That’s what the C7 Chevrolet Corvette is expected to return as far as fuel economy figures go. When the C7’s “Eco” mode is selected, it will apparently be capable of the magic 30 mpg mark. The figures released yesterday are applicable to the 7-speed manual model running on premium gas. Opt for […]

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17/29 mpg city/highway. That’s what the C7 Chevrolet Corvette is expected to return as far as fuel economy figures go. When the C7’s “Eco” mode is selected, it will apparently be capable of the magic 30 mpg mark. The figures released yesterday are applicable to the 7-speed manual model running on premium gas. Opt for […]

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Chevrolet SS Only $7,525 Less Than A Corvette http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/chevrolet-ss-only-7525-less-than-a-corvette/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/chevrolet-ss-only-7525-less-than-a-corvette/#comments Tue, 04 Jun 2013 17:03:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=490810 $44,470 will buy you a Chevrolet SS when it goes on sale later this year. That’s about $7,500 less than a base model, no-options C7 Corvette Stingray $5300 less than a Chrysler 300C SRT8 and $2995 less than a Dodge Charger SRT8. The SRT8 cars have more power, but the SS does have a couple […]

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$44,470 will buy you a Chevrolet SS when it goes on sale later this year. That’s about $7,500 less than a base model, no-options C7 Corvette Stingray $5300 less than a Chrysler 300C SRT8 and $2995 less than a Dodge Charger SRT8. The SRT8 cars have more power, but the SS does have a couple […]

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QOTD: What’s Your Favorite Pace Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/qotd-whats-your-favorite-pace-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/qotd-whats-your-favorite-pace-car/#comments Fri, 03 May 2013 11:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=487226   The 2013 Indy 500 will feature a Corvette C7 as its official pace car. Great for the Vette, and a rather obvious, if predictable choice. But what about the unsung heroes of the Brickyard? For me, it’s a wash. Something about the after-dinner-mint color of the Chevrolet Beretta really appeals to me, but the […]

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  The 2013 Indy 500 will feature a Corvette C7 as its official pace car. Great for the Vette, and a rather obvious, if predictable choice. But what about the unsung heroes of the Brickyard? For me, it’s a wash. Something about the after-dinner-mint color of the Chevrolet Beretta really appeals to me, but the […]

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C7 ‘Vette Just $1,400 More Than Outgoing Model http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/c7-vette-just-2000-more-than-outgoing-model/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/c7-vette-just-2000-more-than-outgoing-model/#comments Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:18:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=486301 While I’m not taken with the styling of the C7 Corvette, it’s hard to argue against the value proposition; $51,995 ($1,400 more than the base C6 Coupe) will get you into a base model C7 Corvette, while the droptop model will cost $56,995. For the improvements in performance, fuel economy and interior materials, it’s a […]

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While I’m not taken with the styling of the C7 Corvette, it’s hard to argue against the value proposition; $51,995 ($1,400 more than the base C6 Coupe) will get you into a base model C7 Corvette, while the droptop model will cost $56,995. For the improvements in performance, fuel economy and interior materials, it’s a […]

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Soft Top Stingray Surfaces http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/soft-top-stingray-surfaces/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/soft-top-stingray-surfaces/#comments Mon, 04 Mar 2013 08:44:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=479960 Prior to its reveal at the Geneva Auto Show, Chevrolet released a couple of renderings of the new Corvette Stingray Convertible. From the angles shown by Chevy, the Stingray looks a bit more elegant without a roof – the various louvers and vents don’t seem as prominent. Unfortunately, the wheels look like they were taken […]

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Prior to its reveal at the Geneva Auto Show, Chevrolet released a couple of renderings of the new Corvette Stingray Convertible. From the angles shown by Chevy, the Stingray looks a bit more elegant without a roof – the various louvers and vents don’t seem as prominent. Unfortunately, the wheels look like they were taken […]

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