C7 Corvette: An Overview of the 2014-2019 Series

C7 Corvette: An Overview of the 2014-2019 Series

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C7 Corvette Overview: 6 Years of Upgrades Did you know that Chevy began developing the C7 Corvette in 2007, but due to General Motors’ bankruptcy issues, the C7 didn’t enter the market in full stride until 2014? Want to know how this series developed over the prime of its life span in 2014 all the way through to 2019? Keen to learn why Corvette C7 history is so popular among enthusiasts? We’ve got you covered! Read on to find out more. Development of the C7 Corvette The C7 Corvette ran from 2014 through 2019 and is the seventh-generation Vette. Thanks to General Motors' bankruptcy issue mentioned earlier, the actual production of the C7 didn't begin in late 2013. This meant that Chevrolet Corvette C7 had to wait until 2014 to start making a real…
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Amazing 2017 C7 Corvette Show Cars at the Corvette Chevy Expo

Amazing 2017 C7 Corvette Show Cars at the Corvette Chevy Expo

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Today on our Vette Vues Blog post, we are looking at 2017 Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray show cars.  Everyone has their favorite color and style for their Vette.  Some like stock Corvettes and some like customs.  In this blog post, we'll look at four stock 2017 Chevrolet Corvettes that are on display at the Corvette Chevy Expo. Jerry Rodriguez, Rick Roberts, Nathan Kranson, and Bridgette Willis' 2017 Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray Show Cars. The big news for the 2017 Corvette model year is the return of the Grand Sport. Chevrolet unveiled the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport at the Geneva Motor Show. Power is provided by a 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine that produces 460 horsepower.  It is connected to a seven-speed manual transmission but an eight-speed automatic is also available as…
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Last 2019 C7 Corvette Rolls off Production Line

Last 2019 C7 Corvette Rolls off Production Line

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The last Chevrolet Corvette 2019 C7 rolled off the production line on November 14, 2019, at the Bowling Green, Kentucky plant. It was previously auctioned for $2.7 million with proceeds going to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation to build smart homes for veterans. Mary Barra Announced Sale of Final C7 Corvette General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra received an award from Frank Stiller at the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s annual Footsteps to the Future Gala Thursday, April 11, 2019, in New York, New York. During the gala, Mary Barra announced the final production seventh-gen Corvette would be auctioned with all proceeds being donated to the foundation to help veterans and first responders. (This is also when Barra announced the next-generation Corvette would be unveiled on…
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Corvette Plant UAW Votes No on Contract (2019)

Corvette Plant UAW Votes No on Contract (2019)

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October 25-2019 Update: General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced that GM team members have ratified a new four-year labor agreement covering employees at 55 UAW-represented sites across the U.S. The new agreement provides GM hourly workers with a world-class wage, benefit and profit-sharing package. READ MORE. October 23, 2019 - The United Auto Workers Local 2164 in Bowling Green members at the Corvette plant voted NO on a tentative contract Wednesday, October 23, 2019.  They voted to continue their strike that reached its 38th day on Wednesday.  LEX18 reported that "The contract from GM offers an $11,000 signing bonus. It also raises veteran workers pay 6% during the life of the contract." Corvette Plant UAW Votes No. So what does this mean for your new C8 Corvette?          Road and…
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2019 Corvette Final Production Stats

2019 Corvette Final Production Stats

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Chevrolet has released the 2019 Corvette Final Production Stats. Total production was 34,822 units produced. Of that, 39.3% were Stingrays, 32.3% were Grand Sports, 19.9% were Z06s and 8.5% were ZR1s. The fastest, most powerful production Corvette ever – the 755-horsepower 2019 ZR1. Automatic transmissions were once again favored over manuals at 77.6% or 27,017 cars. Coupes outsold convertibles both overall (84.%) and within each model type. Model Quantity Percentage Stingray Coupe 11,499 33.0%Stingray Convertible 2,192 6.3%Grand Sport Coupe 9,496 27.3%Grand Sport Convertible 1,745 5.0%Z06 Coupe 5,965 17.1%Z06 Convertible 972 2.8%ZR1 Coupe 2,441 7.0%ZR1 Convertible 512 1.5% Totals: 34,822 100% The exterior color breakdown is as follows (sorted by volume): Arctic White (6,789) Black (6,164)Torch Red (4,848)Sebring Orange (2,980)Dark Shadow Gray (2,519)Long Beach Red (2,397)Elkhart Lake Blue (2,166)Blade Silver (1,844)Ceramic…
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Looking back at the 2014 Corvette

Looking back at the 2014 Corvette

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Today we are revisiting the 2014 Corvette. The 2014 Corvette Stingray debuted Monday, January 14, 2013, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. The new Corvette is the most powerful standard model ever, with an estimated 450 horsepower (335 kW) and 450 lb.-ft. of torque (610 Nm). It will accelerate from 0-60 in less than four seconds. The 2014 Corvette Stingray debuts Monday, January 14, 2013 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. The new Corvette is the most powerful standard model ever, with an estimated 450 horsepower (335 kW) and 450 lb.-ft. of torque (610 Nm). It will accelerate from 0-60 in less than four seconds. (Photo by John F. Martin for Chevrolet) The Corvette (C7) is the seventh generation of the Corvette…
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The Last C7 Corvette Sold for an Astronomical $2.7 Million at Auction

The Last C7 Corvette Sold for an Astronomical $2.7 Million at Auction

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With the new mid-engine C8-generation Corvette soon to be released, the C7 production is coming to an end. In our July issue of Vette Vues, we reported to you that the Last C7 was going to the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Morgan Sun, Connecticut on June 28, 2019. If you weren't able to attend, you can watch it now... https://youtu.be/N11U184FPns Final seventh generation Chevrolet Corvette auctioned for record-breaking 2.7 million dollars benefiting Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. We told you we would report the results and we have some great news! The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation will receive 2.7 million dollars for the Last C7 Corvette that was auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction. History was made when the winning bid set a new record at Barrett-Jackson for…
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Last Production C7 Z06 Corvette Goes to Auction

Last Production C7 Z06 Corvette Goes to Auction

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Last C7 Corvette, Exceptional Resto-Mods Expected to Highlight 4th Annual Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun in June 2019 UNCASVILLE, CONN. – May 8, 2019 -The significant collector car trends are driven by Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction, which will continue accelerating during its 4th Annual Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, on June 26-29, 2019. Following the company’s recent record-breaking Scottsdale and Palm Beach events, this year’s Northeast Auction will carry the excitement for professionally built Resto-Mods and contemporary supercars, along with the 1980s and 1990s performance vehicles, classic trucks, SUVs, and 4x4s. Hundreds of collector vehicles and more than 450 pieces of authentic collector automobilia are expected to cross the auction block, nearly all at No Reserve. “There is no doubt that the excitement felt…
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2019 Corvette Grand Sport to Pace 103rd Indy 500

2019 Corvette Grand Sport to Pace 103rd Indy 500

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This is the 16th time Corvette will lead ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing’ 2019-04-01 The 2019 Corvette Grand Sport will serve as the Official Pace Car for the 2019 Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, leading 33 drivers to the green flag on May 26 for the 103rd running of the legendary race. INDIANAPOLIS — The 2019 Corvette Grand Sport will serve as the Official Pace Car for the 2019 Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, leading 33 drivers to the green flag on May 26 for the 103rd running of the legendary race. It marks the 16th time a Corvette has served as the Pace Car, starting in 1978, and the 30th time a Chevrolet has led the field dating back to 1948, when a 1948 Fleetmaster Six convertible paced the race.…
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2019 Corvette Drivers Series Grand Sport

2019 Corvette Drivers Series Grand Sport

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CHAMPION CORVETTE RACERS DESIGN UNIQUE DRIVERS SERIES MODELS Special edition vehicles honor winning Corvette Racing drivers with four distinctive appearances 2019-01-25 Introducing the 2019 Corvette Drivers Series — special-edition Grand Sport models designed in collaboration with the Corvette Racing team. DAYTONA, Fla. — Chevrolet today introduced the C7 2019 Corvette Drivers Series special edition Grand Sport models designed in collaboration with the Corvette Racing team. Each of the four versions has a specific exterior color and unique graphics package inspired by Corvette Racing drivers Tommy Milner, Oliver Gavin, Jan Magnussen, and Antonio Garcia. “The Corvette Drivers Series celebrates Corvette Racing’s winning legacy, which is driven by a world-class team of drivers from around the globe,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing. “Each driver worked with Chevrolet…
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