Preproduction model shown throughout. Actual production model may vary. Available Spring 2018. The 2019 Corvette ZR1 will assume the throne as the fastest, most powerful production Corvette ever. This supercar borrows underwing technology from the race car world, uses carbon fiber extensively and incorporates sophisticated aerodynamic configurations and additional cooling. Plus, the new hand-assembled LT5 small block 6.2L supercharged V8 engine boasts an incredible 755 horsepower (offered with a manual or automatic transmission). With ample luxury and capability that is otherworldly, Corvette ZR1 lives up to its reputation on the street and on the track. “I’ve never driven a Corvette like this before, and nobody else has either, because there’s never been one like this before,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. “Its unprecedented performance puts all other global supercars on notice that the ZR1 is back.” The Corvette ZR1’s exclusive LT5 supercharged engine, which is rated at an SAE-certified 755 horsepower (563 kW) and 715 lb-ft of torque (969 Nm), is establishing a new benchmark in performance. Further, the ZR1 elevates Corvette’s track capability with two wind tunnel-honed aerodynamics packages, including an available High Wing that provides an estimated 950 pounds of downforce.
Nestled among orange groves and farms in the South Florida countryside lies one of motorsports’ most famous cathedrals. The track is Sebring International Raceway and it’s known as “The Birthplace of American Endurance Racing.”
Just like we recapped the 2016 race season last year, we’ve worked with Chevrolet teams to compile a comprehensive look at the Bowtie’s racing efforts in 2017. Last year, Team Chevy earned a total 16 championships – six manufacturer titles and 10 driver crowns – in NASCAR, IndyCar, NHRA and IMSA. Chevrolet’s wins in 2017 came on road courses, ovals and drag strips. Here’s last year’s season highlights:
Detroit is the epicenter of the American automotive world. On the third Saturday in August each year, more than 40,000 vehicles and over a million spectators line Woodward Avenue to celebrate the Motor City’s rich heritage. It is a spectacle.
Welcome to Flashback Friday, also known as #FBF. This is where we revisit the very best articles from years past that are still relevant. We’ll show off some old favorites such as feature cars, racing coverage or even new part releases. We comb through our archives and if we say something along the lines of, “Wow. That was a great story.” there’s a good chance it will make its way into our #FBF series. This week, as we approach 2018 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, we highlight last year’s highest grossing Chevrolets. Some of them, you may not expect.
Claudio Burtin’s success extends far beyond the racetrack, but his passion for motorsports is obvious.
Welcome to Flashback Friday, also known as #FBF. This is where we revisit the very best articles from years past that are still relevant. We’ll show off some old favorites such as feature cars, racing coverage or even new part releases. We comb through our archives and if we say something along the lines of, “Wow. That was a great story.” there’s a good chance it will make its way into our #FBF series. This week, we take a look at Roberto Berdiel’s 1963 Grand Sport Tribute, built by Superformance. We met Roberto on the 2017 HOT ROD Power Tour (HRPT) and his car still stands out as one of our favorite features we did this year. Keep scrolling and you’ll see why. Also, make sure to watch the video we made with Roberto on the HRPT to hear the LS376/525 crate engine roar.
At first glance, Jeremy Bumpus' custom 1971 Chevrolet C10 looks a lot like a well-worn red truck. A closer inspection, however, reveals that this is no ordinary vehicle. It utilizes a custom patina paint job and has a Chevrolet Performance LT1 engine under the hood. Nor is Bumpus a standard enthusiast. He is one the hosts of PowerNation TV’s Truck Tech, and the C10 was built over the course of Season Three on the show after being taken down to the bare frame.
For most, Labor Day Monday is a day of rest. For drag racers, it represents the pinnacle of their sport: final elimination day at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. It is the culmination of six days of effort. When it’s over, only a select few get to celebrate. Perhaps that is why the sense of excitement and nervous anticipation is so palpable on Monday morning.
It's time for "Weekend Overdrive" on The BLOCK – your weekly motorsports and automotive show roundup. Each and every Friday, we'll provide you with all the dates and times you'll need to stay plugged into the world of Chevrolet motorsports and events over the weekend.*