Good news for us, bad news for Chevy. The automaker is having some serious difficulty selling its seventh-generation Corvette. According MSN Money, only 1,345 Corvettes were sold in October which is a 49% drop from the previous October. In general, sales are down by 20% for the first ten months of 2017. So, discounts it is.
Prior to the ZR1’s arrival, the Corvette Z06 was the fastest and most powerful in the C7 lineup. Now, it is among Chevy vehicles with the largest price cut at the moment. Lucky us. The Z06 has been reduced $9,107 below the $80,445 MSRP. Let’s not forget though, that adding some extra features can get you beyond $90K pretty quick. The Z06 churns out 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque thanks to its LT4 supercharged 6.2-liter V8. Want to take advantage of this sale? You better act fast. Supercar discounts of up to $9k aren’t exactly common.
Up for grabs at the upcoming 2018 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale sale in January is this bright yellow 1972 Chevrolet Corvette. This classic has been modified to be both competitive and beautiful, in the true “pro-touring” style.
If you’re wondering if this C3 looks familiar, it’s because it might be. In 2015, Ridetech built the C3 ‘Vette from stock in just 48 hours. The speed starts with the 7.0-liter Lingenfelter LS7 V-8 which pumps out 650 hp to the rear wheels through a Tremec T56 six-speed manual transmission. Other noteworthy features include Holley EFI, forged internals, titanium valves, self-adjusting shocks, aluminum spindles, and integrated track control. Interested in this pro-touring Corvette? Don’t forget to register for the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale sale in January.
Historically, Rolls-Royces are refined and elegant. A high-end luxury vehicle sported by celebrities and the rich alike. That being said, a Rolls-Royce is not a usual choice for a widebody kit. An aftermarket tuning treatment on a car like this is unexpected for sure, but German tuner Spofec (SPirit OF ECstacy) has pulled it off masterfully. Spofec is a division if the renowned German tuner Novitec Group that specializes in Rolls-Royces.
Now the Dawn isn’t exactly a subtle car to begin with. It’s huge size and gaping front grille make the car a stand-out, but Spofec has managed to make it even more eye-catching.
The widebody kit adds carbon fiber front and rear bumps along with new side skirts and flared wheel arches that widen the Rolls Royce Dawn by 13 cm. Woah. Other enhancements include specially created 22-inch wheels, and a significant power boost. The tuner has increased the Dawn’s power from 570-hp to 685-hp thanks to its 6.6-liter V12 engine. The torque is up to 723 lb-ft and the car now can go 0-62 in 4.6 seconds. Check out the Rolls Royce Dawn “Overdose” here thanks to Novitec Group. Enjoy.
The ultimate Corvette is here, and it has the ZR1 moniker. Chevrolet has revealed the 2019 Corvette ZR1, which the automaker says, “pushes Corvette’s performance legacy with the highest power, greatest track performance and most advanced technology in its production history.”
Mark Reuss, executive Vice President of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain said, “I’ve never driven a Corvette like this before, and nobody else has either, because there’s never been one like this before.” This new ZR1 churns out 755 horspower and 715 lb-ft of torque from a 6.2-liter supercharged V8. The engine is similar to the LT4 but is now called the LT5. Long story short, this new C7 ZR1 is the most powerful Corvette to date.
A few noteworthy features:
A new and improved intercooled supercharger system that offers 52% more displacement than the LT4’s supercharger
GM’s first dual injection system that can use both port and direct fuel injection
Seven-speed manual and Eight-speed automatic options
Top speed of over 210 mph
New front fascia with four new radiators
Special carbon fiber “halo” hood that clears the supercharger/intercooler assembly
Two different aero package options
The standard Low Wing offers a higher top speed and produces up to 70% more downforce than the Z06’s wing
The two-way adjustable High Wing offers the fastest lap times and around 60& more downforce than the Z07 Performance Package on the Z06
Heated and vented Napa leather seats
Carbon fiber-trimmed steering wheel
Competition sport seats
Performance Data Recorder
Bose premium audio system
As you can probably guess, there’s way more features where those came from. GM has not announced pricing just yet, but we can imagine it will be higher than the Z06, which has a baseline price of $80,000. The ZR1 will be available in the Spring of 2018, are you interested? We sure are.
When Hennessey Performance reveals its latest project, we know it’s gonna be good. At this year’s SEMA Show, John Hennessey took the 6×6 idea, (originally made popular when Mercedes-Benz revealed the AMG 6×6) and applied it to the Ford F-150 Raptor. Until now, we have only seen still photos of the VelociRaptor 6×6. Lucky for us, John Hennessey himself had the chance to test drive the suped-up truck and mentions that the 6×6 is so big, that it actually feels like a military spec vehicle.
The VelociRaptor 6×6 weighs around 700 pounds more than the standard Raptor, but is offset by the Hennessey 600 package. The package brings the power up to 600 hp and 622 lb-ft of torque. Hennessey says that he will do a more extensive off-road test drive sometime in the near future. We’ll keep an eye out for that one, but until then, check out Hennessey’s first test drive in this monster of a truck.