Comments Off on For Sale: 2005 Bentley Continental GT-R Coupe
This 2005 Bentley Continental GT 2 door Coupe is the ultimate luxury performance car. If you can imagine sitting in your favorite lounge chair and driving at over 180mph that is what this is like! The Bentley GT is a beautifully crafted 4 passenger luxury car with the finest leathers and wood veneers and every imaginable option included.
The power comes from a W-12 cylinder twin turbo charged engine that puts out a smooth 551hp with 479 lb-ft torque with a specially designed 6 speed ZF automatic paddle shift transmission and all wheel drive system. The interior has everything right there at your reach; power bucket seats with heaters and lumbar support, in dash stereo with in dash CD player, Navigation and just about any other luxury option you can imagine. This is a car that will really get attention whether you are driving it or that it is parked, it shouts for attention.
Comments Off on The “Racer’s Option” Corvette – speed and style!
The first Corvettes with RPO ZR1, called the ZR-1 (with dash), were produced from 1970-1972 (same as the LT-1’s). To get the ZR-1 option you first had to check the box for the LT-1 motor, as no other motor option could be used. Other options that came standard with the ZR-1 package included an expansion tank, power brakes, M22 “Rock Crusher” heavy duty four-speed transmission, J56 Heavy duty power brakes, transistorized ignition, special aluminum radiator and the F41 suspension that included special springs, shocks and front and rear stabilizer bars.
The car was designed with racing in mind so you could not get amenities like air conditioning, power windows, power steering, radio, alarm system, rear window defroster, or special trim items like P02 wheel covers. Only 53 C3 ZR-1’s Corvettes were produced (25 in 1970, 8 in 1971 and 20 in 1972), [...]
Comments Off on Bill Mitchell and his Stingray Racer XP87
In 1957 Bill Mitchell wanted to build a Corvette racecar capable of beating Europe’s best. With an AMA ban on manufacturer-sponsored racing, the project had to be privately financed and the design could not have any recognizable association with Chevrolet. With Mitchell’s own time and money heavily invested into the project, he contracted Larry Shinoda to assist in the development of the revolutionary concept.
Combining the SS Corvette mule chassis (Sebring ’57) with the new fiberglass body resulted in a sleek and muscular roadster. Mitchell’s Stingray was completed in 1959 with the engineering help of Zora Arkus-Duntov. Accomplished SCCA driver Dick Thompson raced the Stingray and piloted it to two consecutive class championships. At the end of the 1960 season, Mitchell retired the [...]
Comments Off on 24 Hours of Le Mans. Ford – Corvette duel
While Ford’s return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2016 brings with it after half a century a new episode in its stunning duel with Ferrari, for the American manufacturer this 84th edition will also be a matter of national prestige facing Corvette.
But for a better understanding, let’s go back in time to the mid-1960s. After Enzo Ferrari rebuffed his buyout offer in 1963, a stung Henry Ford, II set out to beat the Italian manufacturer on its favourite playing field at the 24 Hours of Le Mans where Ferrari had dominated since 1960.
But this sporting challenge was part of a much broader business strategy: a comprehensive rejuvenation of Ford’s image and range. Two cars quickly became the posterchildren of that ambition: the GT40 and its various configurations at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on the circuit side, and the Mustang cabriolet coupe on the road side.
Comments Off on Garth Brooks gifts SUV, little red Corvette to teacher
He started his career singing in an Oklahoma saloon.
And country superstar Garth Brooks proved he still has the common touch by rewarding his four millionth ticket buyer with a laundry list of expensive presents.
The woman, an unidentified teacher, was surely overjoyed when she learned about the vast bundle of goodies The Thunder Rolls favourite had prepared to celebrate her netting the milestone voucher for his show at Grand Rapids, Michigan on Thursday.
According to TMZ, she was given a whopping $5,000 in cash, though she was surely even more happy to learn Garth was paying off her student debt.
In addition, the 54-year-old gave her a new Jeep Cherokee, which is worth up to $32,000 and a little red Corvette, a sports car that can cost up to $80,000.
The Friends In Low Places star had even forked out so she could go on a luxury break [...]
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A Mid-Engine C8 Corvette? It’s Happening And Here Are The Latest Details
Expect Corvette purists to go bonkers.
Over a year ago, we heard that Chevrolet is finally going to pull the trigger and build a mid-engine Corvette. Obviously nothing has been confirmed and I even asked the Corvette’s chief engineer, Tadge Juechter, about this subject at Geneva last March. Of course he denied any knowledge, but today our colleagues at Car and Driver have managed to dig up additional information about the mid-engined C8. First off, it’s happening. Second, it’ll debut in production form at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.
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Why Chevrolet Races – 2016 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Recap
Chevrolet has been one of many at the forefront of technology and innovation in both racing and on the street. The Corvette, being the flagship of GM performance, has always managed to be part of the innovation — with the very poplar magnetic ride system first introduced to the Corvette and later adopted by Ferrari in it’s 599. Lets not forget the game changing Corvette Zr1 with its supercharged 6.2L V8, massive brakes, and plethora of carbon fiber. Tech like this found it’s way into the recently retired C6 chassis and is now seen in the late model C7 in one way or another. Other innovations like advanced aluminum framing, select use of carbon fiber, with a healthy use of stability electronics as well.
The racing program also allows GM to see what does and doesn’t work [...]