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Borla C6 Corvette Exhaust Videos Let You Try Before You Buy

…Ok, so maybe you can’t actually TRY them. But still. When shopping around for exhaust systems for any car (especially a Corvette), you want a robust demonstration from every possible angle. Takeoffs, flybys, idle, shifting, etc.. Well, Borla’s gone the extra step to give you the ultimate demonstration of their 3 Corvette C6 cat-back exhaust systems. Check out the video and decide for yourself!

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2012 Corvettes For Sale Now!

2012 Corvettes are in stock now! Click here to see our selection.

More are on the way, so check back often!

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Corvette Car Show – 20th Anniversary ExtraVetteGanza is Fast Approaching!

Don’t forget, the Greater New Orleans Corvette Club’s 20th Annual ExtraVetteGanze All Corvette Car Show is quickly approaching. The event will be held on Saturday, Octobet 15th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Bayou Country General Store in Slidell, LA.

The pre-show party will be on Friday night, October 14th at 7:00 PM at The Hampton Inn Hotel.

For reservations, please call 985-726-9777. For further information, please visit the GNOCC website. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Cyber Gray and Crystal Red Missing From 2012 Corvette Orders

Xirallic. Who knew such an odd word could cause the 2012 Corvette production such headaches?

Actually, Xirallic is a crucial pigment used to make the Cyber Gray and Crystal Red Metallic paints for the Chevy Corvette. The main source of this pigment comes from a plant in Onahama, Japan, which was damaged during the earthquake earlier this year. Chevrolet is currently testing other options, and are hoping to shorten the delay before these colors become available again. It could be as late as September/October before orders can be placed.

With some of the top selling Corvette colors currently unavailable for ’12 orders, how will the Vette world survive?

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2012 Corvette Z06 Nurburgring Video – 7:22.68 Lap Time

The 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 posted a Nurburgring lap time of 7:22.68 – 20 seconds faster than the previous C6 Z06 lap time recorded in 2005, and just 3 seconds shy of the 2012 ZR1′s record-setting run.

With this kind of improvement, it makes one wonder what a C7 Corvette Nurburgring lap time will look like…

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Carlisle Blue Corvette Pictures Unveiled

Carlisle Blue: the new Torch Red? Corvette Blogger has scored pics of a 2012 Carlisle Blue Corvette Grand Sport Convertible at the Bloomington Gold show. Available for 2012, will this be the new popular color for the Corvette?

Surely there will be those who love it, and those who hate it. Join the discussion and let us know where you stand! Personally I like it. But then again, I like Supersonic Blue and Crystal Red as well, and I’ve talked to plenty of Vette guys that hate those. Time will tell!

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C7 Corvette Engine Will be Small, High-Rev Turbo V8

It seems like only yesterday we were discussing how the shift in focus away from large-displacement V8s would affect the Corvette brand… and now it looks like we may have our answer.

According to Yahoo Autos, the C7 Corvette will use a high-revving, small-displacement powertrain only slightly larger than 3 liters. This European-style V8 will also be turbocharged and have an output in the range of 400hp, which will give it a substantial HP-to-liter ratio. Per Yahoo Autos:

GM has approved the use of a very European-style V-8 that will be only slightly larger than 3 liters in displacement. The engine will be an overhead-cam, rather than traditional overhead-valve design, using a dry sump oil system that’s particularly well suited to high-performance road courses rather than straight-line acceleration. The engine is expected to feature a narrow 80.5 mm bore and a long stroke, more like a Ferrari or Lamborghini powertrain than the approach used for traditional Motor City metal.

A very senior GM executive also confirmed that the new engine will be turbocharged, which will help yield a broad torque curve and maximum performance under a variety of driving conditions. The engine is expected to deliver in excess of 400 horsepower, which means a specific output in the range of 125 horsepower per liter. That’s the sort of number that would help the next-generation Vette stack up well against the likes of a Porsche 911 or Lamborghini Gallardo.

The engine is likely to be extremely high-revving, perhaps climbing to a near-Formula One-class 10,000 RPMs, suggested one source involved in the project.

But fear not, old-school Vette fans: the C7 will still offer a classic big-clock OHV V8 engine as an available option. Personally, this is the engine that I’d go far, simply for the sound and feel. But it will be interesting to see the reaction from the Corvette Community on this. I imagine it will be split – the new-school fans will praise the evolution, while the old-schoolers won’t want anything remotely “European” to come anywhere near the Corvette brand.

I probably fall somewhere in the middle. As long as there is still a classic large-displacement V8 option, I’m all for it. This kind of shift in engine philosophy has happened before, but never to a brand as big as the Corvette.

GM is investing $131 million in the Bowling Green plant to prepare for the arrival of the C7 Corvette. This is without a doubt the biggest turning point the historic car has faced in its modern history – will it be a revolution, or a disappointment?

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