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Corvette “Build Your Own Engine” Program Returns

Back in 2010 General Motors decided to let Corvette owners build their own engine and sell that opportunity as a factory option. Those who bought a Z06 or ZR1 Corvette and paid $5,800 and signed up for the program traveled to GM’s Wixom, Mich. “Performance Build Center” and rolled up their sleeves.

Lingenfelter C7 Corvette Liquid to Air Intercooler Intake Manifold

Lingenfelter Performance Engineering has announced the availability of a liquid to air intercooler intake manifold for turbocharged or centrifugal supercharged 2014-2015 C7 Corvettes with the LT1 engine. Featuring an innovative, low-profile design which fits with a stock C7 hood and integrates neatly into the engine compartment, the new Corvette engine intercooler builds on the previous success of products Lingenfelter created for Gen 3 and Gen 4 engines.

Corsa Performance Corvette Air Intake

CORSA Performance has added air intake applications for 2008-2013 6.2L, 2006-2009 7.0L Z06 and 2005-2007 6.0L Chevy Corvette models. The air intake gives enthusiasts a state-of-the-art way to increase engine performance for significant improvements over stock systems.

GM’s New 8-Speed Automatic Transmission

General Motors has announced that its latest transmission, titled the 8L90, will be available in the 2015 Corvette Stingray and eventually availed in the Camaro and a host of Cadillac models. The new transmission is an eight speed automatic with paddle sifters, intended to rival the semi-automatic transmission technologies being employed by European manufacturers. The steering

Holley Sponsors NCM Motorsports Park Control Tower

Holley Performance has announced a new partnership with the NCM (National Corvette Museum) Motorsports Park, and is sponsoring the Park’s Control Tower and Event Center in Bowling Green, KY. “It is only fitting that two great American motorsport brands like Corvette and Holley unite with our sponsorship of the NCM Motorsports Park,” said Trevor Wiggins, Holley

Lingenfelter Performance Package Series for 2014 Corvette Stingray

Lingenfelter Performance Engineering (LPE) has released its expertly tuned performance package series for the new, 2014 Corvette Stingray, with power starting at 550 horsepower and reaching as high as 750 horsepower with forced induction. The seventh-generation Corvette’s new 6.2-liter “LT1” engine features technologies that include direct injection, variable valve timing and cylinder deactivation. With calibration

Reunited With His Stolen Corvette – 33 Years Later

George Talley and his prized ’79 Chevrolet Corvette were reunited at General Motors’ world headquarters, just three miles from where the car was stolen from him 33 years ago. Talley, 71, last saw his Corvette when it was parked on Jefferson Avenue in 1981. On June 13, more than 30 years later, Talley received a

Danny Popp Wins Goodguys Autocrosser of the Year with Holley EFI

Autocross champion Danny Popp piloted his Holley equipped 1972 Corvette to win the Goodguys Autocrosser of the Year. The finals were held at the Goodguys Southwest Nationals Event in Scottsdale, AZ, November 15th -17th, 2013. The ’72 Corvette has been in the Popp family for quite some time, but Popp has modified it for autocross

PML Offers Deep Transmission Pan for the C5 Corvette

PML has added a great looking, solid construction, transmission pan to its line of products especially for automobile enthusiasts. PML designed this transmission pan specifically for C5 Corvette owners who push  their Corvettes to the limit and for owners who just want to take care of their Corvettes.  This pan would also be useful for

ATI Super Damper for 2014 Corvette Stingray 6.2L Engine

ATI Performance Products, Inc. introduces its all new Super Damper (Part # 917314) for the 2014+ Corvette Stingray 6.2L, LT1 wet sump engine for street and high performance racing applications. The new aluminum-shell, steel-hub damper is a direct fit replacement for the stock OEM unit and is better capable of handling a wider variety of

Nation’s Top Indoor Muscle Car and Corvette Show Rolls Into Chicago Nov. 23-24

The exhibit gives car collectors, enthusiasts and their families a chance to experience the most extensive collection of museum-quality muscular vehicles ever assembled under one roof. The Fifth Annual Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals, the world’s largest all in-door specialty event devoted to classic muscle cars and Corvettes, will take place November 23-24th at the Donald

Oil Consumption Problems for Late Model Performance Vehicles

When base oils featuring both low viscosity and high volatility are used to make low viscosity motor oils, the higher volatility results in higher oil consumption. A recent Consumer Reports article highlighted the increasing trend of new vehicles that “use” a fair amount of oil, as much as one quart for every 1,200 miles. This problem is