2017 SEMA CORVETTE PHOTOS

Vette Vues Magazine covered the SEMA 2017 in the February and March 2018 issues.  We will share with you some of the photos that didn’t make the print but we know you will still enjoy seeing them.  The coverage was done by Wayne Ellwood.

On the Cover of the March 2018 Issue of Vette Vues Magazine we feature The Green Hornet Corvette that was made for a customer car from Washington state. The basic C7 was sent to Ivan Tampi to work his magic. The car carries the base engine, with additional power provided via a front-mounted supercharger and a full two bottle nitrous system. Photo Credits: Wayne Ellwood @ SEMA 2017.

“As in past year’s I am pleased to tell you that SEMA was better than ever. Of course, as it gets bigger and better it also gets harder to limit the amount of detail we want to provide you. That’s why, this year, our coverage will come in two parts. There is just so much to tell.”

~ Wayne Ellwood

Our first photos are of GM’s display.  The feature car was, of course, the 2018 Z06 Carbon 65 Edition Corvette at SEMA 2017.

2018 Z06 Carbon 65 Edition Corvette at SEMA 2017
2018 Z06 Carbon 65 Edition Corvette at SEMA 2017
2018 Z06 Carbon 65 Edition Corvette at SEMA 2017
2018 Z06 Carbon 65 Edition Corvette at SEMA 2017
2018 Z06 Carbon 65 Edition Corvette at SEMA 2017
2018 Z06 Carbon 65 Edition Corvette at SEMA 2017
2018 Z06 Carbon 65 Edition Corvette at SEMA 2017
2018 Z06 Carbon 65 Edition Corvette at SEMA 2017

There was also a 1957 Corvette air box car in the GM display at the SEMA 2017.

1957 Corvette Air Box Car
1957 Corvette Air Box Car
1957 Corvette Air Box Car
1957 Corvette Air Box Car
1957 Corvette Air Box Car
1957 Corvette Air Box Car
1957 Corvette Air Box Car
1957 Corvette Air Box Car
1957 Corvette Air Box Car
1957 Corvette Air Box Car

GM also brought a Corvette mounted on a rotisserie to display many of the unseen technical features of all current Corvettes.

Corvette on a Rotisserie at SEMA 2017
Corvette on a Rotisserie at SEMA 2017
Corvette on a Rotisserie at SEMA 2017
Corvette on a Rotisserie at SEMA 2017
Corvette on a Rotisserie at SEMA 2017
Corvette on a Rotisserie at SEMA 2017
Corvette on a Rotisserie at SEMA 2017
Corvette on a Rotisserie at SEMA 2017

While at the SEMA 2017 event, Chevrolet announced that the C7 Corvette owners could have new calibrations for Magnetic Ride Control installed by dealer technicians. The cost would be $350.

Corvette with Magnetic Ride Suspension Calibration Upgrade
Corvette with Magnetic Ride Suspension Calibration Upgrade
Corvette with Magnetic Ride Suspension Calibration Upgrade
Corvette with Magnetic Ride Suspension Calibration Upgrade

Chevrolet’s Connect & Cruise package includes the engines and transmissions.

Chevrolet's Connect & Cruise package display
Chevrolet’s Connect & Cruise package display
Chevrolet's Connect and Cruise package
Chevrolet’s Connect and Cruise package

Arrow Electronics Semi-Autonomous Motorcars Corvette was on display at the SEMA 2017 in Las Vegas. Arrow launched the Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM) project in 2014. The current SAM car is a 2016 Corvette C7 Z06 modified so that a quadriplegic former IndyCar driver, Sam Schmidt can drive using only his head to control the car.

Arrow launched the Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM) project in 2014. The current SAM car is a 2016 Corvette C7 Z06 modified so that a quadriplegic former IndyCar driver, Sam Schmidt can drive using only his head to control the car.
Arrow launched the Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM) project in 2014. The current SAM car is a 2016 Corvette C7 Z06 modified so that a quadriplegic former IndyCar driver, Sam Schmidt can drive using only his head to control the car.
2016 Corvette C7 Z06 SAM car
2016 Corvette C7 Z06 SAM car

Here’s a little video we made with some of the photos that Wayne Ellwood took at the 2017 SEMA:


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2016 SEMA Corvette Coverage

2015 C7 Widebody by Ivan Tampi at the 2016 SEMA Event

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