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JD Power Awards C7 “Lowest Depreciation”

Last week, we shared the award the 2021 C8 received from Car & Driver. We have all known that the Corvette has been the benchmark for bang-for-the-buck performance sports car, but on top of the relative low cost of entry, your investment does not drop in value like a rock. This week America’s favorite sports car got even more recognition, as JD Power has just published their annual estimated depreciation values for used cars. The 2017 C7 Corvette clutched number one spot for the “lowest depreciation” in the Midsize Premium Sporty…

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Car and Driver’s 10 best cars & trucks

Once again, the Chevrolet Corvette has made Car and Driver’s 10 best cars & trucks for 2021. The C8 not only made the list, but it also topped it! With a base price of $59,995, about the same price of half-ton pickups and tarted-up Jeep Wranglers, the “Corvette is performance value for all time”. But this is not all. They go on to praise the C8 Stingray’s 100-mile commuting ease and it’s affordability, bringing in an impressive rating of 10/10. C&D noted that the interior, long a Corvette afterthought, is…

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C8 Production Idled Again

Thank you to all our Veterans and active service members Supply Issues Cause C8 Corvette Production Halt According to The Detroit News, Chevrolet is forced to, once again, pause production of the C8 Corvette for two days this Thursday and Friday due to a parts shortage from a supplier plant in Mexico. Production is scheduled to resume on Monday, November 16th. It is estimated that this recent shutdown will prevent roughly 540 Corvettes from being built this week: further adding to the already plagued 2020 production. It has been reported…

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Pebble Beach Concours Honors Its Historic Ties to Racing

1950–2020: An Unmatched Tradition of Automotive Excellence Today We Remember How It All Began . . . Phil Hill’s Jaguar XK120 Retraces the Road to Its Historic First Victory Seventy years back, on November 5, 1950, the first Pebble Beach Road Race took place — and the Pebble Beach Concours was born with it. To mark this historic event, we invited Derek Hill to retrace the old road race course driving the very same Jaguar XK120 that his father had driven to victory 70 years prior. Mark Miller, who now…

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Dany Bahar’s Ares Design Coupe and Convertible

So you think the C8 is not “Super Car” looking enough for you? Well the people over at Dany Bahar’s Ares Design seem to have agreed with you. Originally headquartered in the Modena area, like Maserati and Pagani Automobili, Dany Bahar’s Ares Design has come up with what they are calling the S1 Project based on the C8 Corvette, a wild coupe dressed as a hypercar, and an even bolder speedster to chase Ferrari’s, Aston Martin’s, McLaren’s and Lamborghini’s. Ares says that the S1 Project was inspired by the racing…

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Build & Price Configurator For 2021 C8

Build & Price Configurator For 2021 C8 Chevrolet released the visualizer for the 2021 C8 last month for customers to play with. The website didn’t have the pricing, so speccing your future C8 would leave you drooling and wanting for the price. Well we have great news, the pricing has now been added and you can now build and price the 2021 Corvette to your heart’s content. Even though you can now spec out your new C8, you will still need to wait a while before your vehicle can be…

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1963 Corvette Stingray Split Window Coupe

During October, I like to focus on the cars I would be happy to put in my garage and drive. I have admired the Chevy Corvette Stingray from afar, but never really thought of owning one. Plastic (fiberglass) where steel and aluminum should be, tending towards creaky, rattles and other issues. Except the second generation (C2) the Corvette split rear window coupe. This model was the first-ever production Corvette coupe with a fastback body. The split window C2s like the one below were only made in 1963; the rest of the…

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C8RR Rebody Kit for the C8 Coupe

C8RR Rebody Kit for the C8 Coupe As great looking as the C8 Coupe is, people are always going to want to tweak it to make it fit more to their idea of perfect. Competition Carbon is a company with a reputation of such tweaking and has unveiled a wild body kit for the C8 Corvette Coupe. The wide body kit is known as the C8RR and transforms the looks with a custom bumper crafted with the factory headlights replaced with a couple of small light units in the center…

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C8 Production Stopped Again

C8 Production Stopped Again Chevrolet has been forced to stop the production of the C8 Corvette again. This time the problem is a temporary parts supply issue. Chevrolet has had a hard time keeping the C8 line up and running since the start. First it was the 40-day strike, then COVID-19 caused an eight-week shutdown, and now a parts shortage. The plant stoppage is expected to last all week and is scheduled to reopen on October 19th. GM didn’t specify what parts caused the stoppage in production, but said “our…

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Corvette Racing Historian Jan Hyde on the Corvette Today Podcast

Racing fans will want to pull up a chair for this next episode of the CORVETTE TODAY Podcast. Host Steve Garrett sits down with Jan Hyde of the Registry of Corvette Race Cars for a fun-filled discussion on Corvette race cars and the drivers and teams that helped lead the way from the early days all the way through today’s factory-backed efforts. If you’re a fan of Corvette Racing and a Corvette historian at heart-don’t miss this episode of CORVETTE TODAY!!!! Steve Garrett sits down with Jan Hyde from the…

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