Some of the world’s most stunning builds and desirable cars roll across the auction block each year during the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. Sometimes the vehicle isn’t the only story though. Such was the case with Jeff Gordon’s black-on-black 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R this year, which earned $600,000. All proceeds went to the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation which supports pediatric cancer research, treatment and patient support programs.
The 67th edition of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring provided plenty of opportunities for stunning photography. From the rain-soaked start to the night-time finish, The BLOCK covered it all.
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.
The only thing tougher than taking on an endurance race at the notoriously bumpy and treacherous Sebring International Raceway? Doing it twice. In two days.
There are certain circuits in the racing world that only require one name. Sebring is one of them. Say the word to any sports car fan, nay, any race fan, and there is a chance a wry smile will cross their lips. It’s likely the direct result of a personal story that has been sworn to secrecy, or, some will claim, a story they heard.
Spring AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway always provides an opportunity to see lots of cool Chevrolet vehicles and builds right in our own backyard. Earlier this week we provided a recap of the event; today we’re offering up a Wallpaper Wednesday download from the event. It features this 2000 Corvette convertible.
Alex Bowman has always been a car guy. It’s something he comes by honestly. “My dad owned a used car lot and a body shop when I was a kid,” says the 25-year-old native of Tucson, Arizona. “I grew up working in that body shop."
Some of the most iconic pace cars in the history of the Indy 500 have been Corvette models. This year that tradition will continue, with a 2019 Corvette Grand Sport slated to pace the field in The Greatest Spectacle in Racing. All the details straight from Team Chevy are below.
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: