The next unaffordable Corvette

This blog has reported from time to time the progress of the next supposedly mid-engine Corvette: The Corvette world has a mixed opinion about this, as Brett Foote notes: Historically, the Corvette has always been about two things, namely performance and value. For significantly less than the cost of an exotic supercar, you can go out, … Continue reading The next unaffordable Corvette

On National Corvette Day and Drive Your Corvette to Work Day …

… click here to read everything I have ever written about America’s sports car … … which, because life is unfair, is not my sports car. Today is the 64th anniversary of the completion of the first Corvette. Two days before that … On this day in 1953, workers at a Chevrolet plant in Flint, … Continue reading On National Corvette Day and Drive Your Corvette to Work Day …

The next Chevy, or Cadillac, Corvette?

Automotive News reports: There’s another round of midengine Chevrolet Corvette spy photos, and they’re perhaps the best look at the long-rumored sports car yet. Spy photographers spotted what appears to be a midengine Corvette at one of General Motors’ winter-testing facilities. The photos indicate that the vehicle will have a lower hood line, a longer … Continue reading The next Chevy, or Cadillac, Corvette?

The man who may have saved the Corvette

Daniel Strohl tells this story about America’s sports car: By the mid-1990s, Russ McLean had already worked for GM for many years – including stints in Spain and in Mexico – and developed a reputation as a cost-cutter and turnaround champ. That reputation led to his appointment as manager of the Corvette platform at a … Continue reading The man who may have saved the Corvette

Change ≠ Progress, Future Corvette Edition

I got my new Car & Driver magazine in the mail earlier this week. And it reported on something I managed to miss from one month ago, passed on by Jalopnik: GM’s head of global product development, Mark Reuss, confirms that the company is working on the next Corvette. Our sources elaborate on this salient … Continue reading Change ≠ Progress, Future Corvette Edition