Top 10 Automotive News Stories of 2013

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Top 10 Automotive News Stories of 2013
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As it tends to do around this time, the year is steadily drawing to a close; 2013 is dwindling like a tiki torch running out of citronella-scented oil. The last flickers are smoldering, but she burned brightly for 12 months so the end is not in vain. Lots of important car news broke through the… Continue Reading...

Top 10 Corvettes of All Time

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Top 10 Corvettes of All Time
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The Corvette is an automotive icon, an example of just how impressive a car can be mechanically and aesthetically, yet at the same time offer an affordable (relatively speaking) price tag. Having now driven the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, we’ve decided to look back at the entire history of the famous sports car to pick… Continue Reading...

2014 Corvette C7 Details Leaked, LT4 Coming in 2015

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2014 Corvette C7 Details Leaked, LT4 Coming in 2015
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The highly anticipated Corvette C7 has had its fair share of leaks, but this one might be the most revealing one yet revealing that the next-generation of Chevrolet‘s great American sports car will indeed live up to its hype. Continue Reading...

2014 Corvette to Follow Porsche 911 With 7-Speed Manual Transmission

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2014 Corvette to Follow Porsche 911 With 7-Speed Manual Transmission
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It’s design might be anything but groundbreaking, but don’t ever say the Porsche 911 isn’t a trend setter. Offering the first 7-speed manual transmission in a production car, the new 911 won’t be the only high performance model to get such a multi-geared stick shift with Chevrolet set to hop on the bandwagon. Arriving some… Continue Reading...

2014 Corvette to Get Turbocharged V8, Target “a Very Different Sort of Buyer”

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Looks like somebody at General Motors got the memo about Corvette owners being aging, denim-swathed lotharios. And to better target the sort of young trendsetters posing in Porsches, Ferraris, and Lamborghinis, GM is planning to give some European substance to the Corvette in the form of a smaller turbo V8. That somebody is Mark Reuss,… Continue Reading...

Mid-Engine Corvette, Dual-Clutch Transmission Not in GM’s Plans; Hybrid a Possibility

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Mid-Engine Corvette, Dual-Clutch Transmission Not in GM’s Plans; Hybrid a Possibility
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General Motors is not planning to change the Chevy Corvette to a mid-engine layout in future generations, despite numerous reports indicating it would. GM’s VP of global engineering, Karl-Friedrich Stracke, recently commented that the much-rumored switch had no basis in truth. In addition, GM spokesman Dan Flores reiterated Stracke’s comments stating that, “The rumors and… Continue Reading...

Next-Gen Corvette to Get Advanced 5.5-Liter V8 with 440-HP

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Next-Gen Corvette to Get Advanced 5.5-Liter V8 with 440-HP
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The next-generation (C7) Chevrolet Corvette will get a new 5.5-liter small block V8, making roughly 440-hp. According to sources tapped by Motor Trend, the new engine is already undergoing testing. In fact, GM has already given a related version of this new 5.5-liter motor plenty of test time in its new GT2 Corvette Racing C6.R… Continue Reading...

Report: Chevy Looking to Give C7 Corvette More Youth-Oriented Appeal with “Smaller” Design

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Report: Chevy Looking to Give C7 Corvette More Youth-Oriented Appeal with “Smaller” Design
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General Motors sees rough waters ahead for the Corvette unless changes are made to the vehicle now. So in an effort to solve any potential issues before they actually become problems, Chevy has decided to look outside America for help. So what would sort of problems could the incredibly capable American icon have? Well, according… Continue Reading...

Report: C7 Corvette to Get Split-Window Design

Report: C7 Corvette to Get Split-Window Design
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The next generation of the Corvette will come with a rear split-window design. GM’s global design boss Ed Welburn said that the next Corvette, known as the C7, will take on some retro styling cues, like the two-part rear window that first appeared on the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray Coupe. That design actually only ever… Continue Reading...

Report: C7 Corvette Due Out in 2012

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Report: C7 Corvette Due Out in 2012
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Earlier this week GM laid out it’s two-year-plan at a product and technology event, with the focus being on new Buick and Cadillac models and, of course, the 230 mpg claim for the Chevrolet Volt. But there was another tid-bit of info in that two-year-plan on another highly-anticipated Chevy… the C7 Corvette. Initially the next… Continue Reading...