Archive for the ‘Corvette’ Category

1959 Corvette by Pogea

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

What you see here might look like a 1959 Corvette, but it is a modern Chevy underneath.

The car has the 2011 Chevy LS3 V8 with high performance fuel injectors, new camshafts and a direct, open intake with tip cone filter. It makes 485hp and 585 Nm of torque and does 0 to 60mph time of 3.9 seconds with top speed of 170mph.

1959 Corvette by Pogea POGEA RACING 1959 Corvette 1

Pogea Racing Corvette also features new chassis and modern coilover suspension system plus high performance brakes. Inside the cabin you get flat bottom Vallelunga steering wheel, Cobra seats and an Alpine multi-media system.

They can make you one right now for 225,000 Euro.

TIKT Corvette ZR1

Monday, January 16th, 2012

The standard Corvette ZR1, for those who don’t know, has 650 hp. Enough of a handful for most people.

But not for the guys over at TIKT tuning center. They wanted something over the top, so they went ahead and tuned the ZR1, to 69 hp and 910 Nm of torque.

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That power is the result of deep mods including new cylinderheads and camshafts, altered compression ratio, sports exhausts, and a remapped ECU, as well as a much bigger cooling system with four times the capacity of the standard system.

Lowered suspension, big wheels and a cool body kit with some light interior upgrades round up the package.

Corvette Z06 Commemorative 1953

Monday, January 16th, 2012

This might look like a 1953 Corvette CE, bu tit is in fact a 2001 Corvette C5 Z06 styled to look like an old model to celebrate the car’s 60th anniversary.

The car’s finished in torch red an features the best styling cues of the 1950s car including the chrome detailing and the unique front and rear-end designs.

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Being a 2001 Corvette, it doesn’t have the best technical specifications you can expect, but it’s a damn sight better than the 1950s technicalities. That means you can enjoy the styling for a couple of trouble-free years.

They will make 7 units of this exquisite car. One is currently up for grabs at RK motors for $69,900.

2011 SEMA: Corvette Carlisle Blue Grand Sport Concept

Friday, October 28th, 2011

The Corvettes that GM will bring to this year’s SEMA are designed to showcase the new line of accessories the best.

This one introduces a new Carlisle Blue exterior, new Silver-painted Torque 2 wheels and Pearl White full-length racing stripes. The Carlisle Grand Sport also showcases all-out performance with a dual-mode exhaust and Magnetic Selective Ride Control. Corvette was born to race, and that performance DNA runs through every inch of this unique Grand Sport.

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Options and accessories it comes iwht include : Genuine Corvette Accessory Carbon Fiber Ground Effects – front splitter and rockers, Genuine Corvette Accessory full-width rear spoiler,Genuine Corvette Accessory GRAND SPORT hood blanket,Genuine Corvette Accessory Pearl White full-length stripe kit, 4LT trim level with Ebony/Titanium leather color interior and blue stitching, New-for-2012 Bose® Premium Audio with nine speakers, USB port and audio jack with iPod® integration on the touch screen, Genuine Corvette Accessory GRAND SPORT Ebony floor mats, Genuine Corvette Accessory GRAND SPORT console lid, Genuine Corvette Accessory Racing Pedal Package.

Romeo Ferraris Corvette Z06

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Italian tuner Romeo Ferraris is steering clear of domestic cars this past few weeks, trying their hand at cars from other sides of the planet!

Here’s their take on the mighty Corvette Z06, which they have boosted from 500 up to 670 hp. In other words they made GM’s own Corvette ZR1 look pathetic! It does zero to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds and has a top speed of 340 km/h.

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The car comes with 19-inch wheels at front and 20-inch at the back, 6-piston caliper and 380mm discs at front – 4-piston and 340mm discs a the back, and sports suspension to cope with the added power.

modifications for the interior and exterior can be tailored by the owner.

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Lingenfelter Edelbrock E-Force Supercharger for Corvette

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Lingenfelter is offering a new supercharger package for the LS3-powered Corvette C6 based on the Edelbrock E-Force system.

This package includes Lingenfelter CNC ported cylinder heads,  Competition Cams dual valve springs, titanium retainers, 10 degree locks,  Lingenfelter GT9 camshaft by Competition Cams, Properly sized fuel injectors, Kenne Bell Boost-a-pump fuel pump voltage booster and  Lingenfelter 160 thermostat.

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As a result it kicks out 670 bhp and 565 lbs-ft of torque. It will also gives the car a sportier noise even when it’s working idle and will be fitted under the car’s stock bonnet, not messing with its looks and reliability.

Geiger GTS based on Corvette ZR1

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Geiger cars is a German tuning firm which only likes American cars. And not every American car, they like the sickest, most powerful and fastest American muscles! So for their latest venue, the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 seems like perfect match.

The LS9 carat small block V8 supercharged engine of the ZR1 has undergone a rather heavy surgery so the power and torque figures are bumped up considerably! The Geiger GTS gives 710 HP and an enormous torque of 918 Nm.

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The result of all that extra umpf is very clear when you put your foot down. The Geiger Corvette rockets to 100km/h in just 3.6 seconds and is capable of hitting 342 km/h max speed.

To keep this much power and speed in control, the car needs some serious mechanical considerations! The standard ZR1 covers most of the bases! It has the Magnetic Selective Ride Control suspension, developed in collaboration with Ferrari, and uses carbon-ceramic brake discs each of them bigger than a wheel of a normal hatchback!  For good measures, the GTS has 19 inch wheels at front and 20s at the back.

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Apart from the power increment, another amazing part of the GTS Corvette is the aerodynamic body kit Geiger has put on it. The car features lower ride height, modified skirts and bumpers with bigger air intakes at front and a diffuser at the back, there are also new mufflers and LED lights. It features a sporty two tone color scheme.

Geiger Corvette ZR1 GTS is currently on display at 63rd Frankfurt Motor Show.