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  • Hennessey HPE700 Camaro

    Exactly one year ago Texas-based tuning firm Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) first announced plans for a highly modified 2010 Chevrolet Camaro that the company plans to launch very soon. Called the HPE700, the limited edition Camaro boasts a 724-horsepower output and joins other mega-power custom cars like the recently launched ‘Godzilla 700’ Nissan GT-R and a string of ‘Venom’ Dodge Vipers. The key to the HPE700's prowess is its supercharged LS9 heart transplant. As if the 638-horsepower the LS9 puts out in ZR1-trim weren't enough, in the HPE700 the force-fed...

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    GM reveals Corvette ZR1-based C6.R GT2 race car

    The Corvette C6.R GT1 car had its last hurrah at the Long Beach leg of the American Le Mans Series GT1 championship, but today General Motors unveiled the car that will be replacing it - the C6.R GT2, based on the Corvette ZR1. With the season half over already, Corvette Racing will be using the...

  • Bertone Project M supercar Mantide
    Mantide supercar to challenge Corvette ZR1’s Nurburgring lap time

    With a hexagon-centric theme and styling that looks like it was sent back through a space-time rift from 2020, the Bertone Mantide is a new and polarizing figure in the design world. Soon, however, it may also be a prominent figure in the performance world as the owner of the car reportedly wants...

  • 2010 Hennessey Z700 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
    Hennessey working on 705hp ‘Z700’ Corvette ZR1 for 2010

    The world's fastest and most powerful production Corvette, the 638hp (476kW) ZR1 has become the pinnacle of American sports cars. After all, for most ZR1 owners, having a car capable of Nurburgring times of 7m 26s is more than enough to satisfy performance to satisfy their need for speed. However...

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    GM bumps price of 2010 Corvette ZR1 up $2,910 to $107,830

    Supercar performance from a 638hp supercharged V8 engine, carbon fiber bodywork and sharp styling should all add up to a price tag in the $200,000+ range if you look to the competition, but the Corvette ZR1's unmatched value put its sticker price at just $104,920 for 2009. That price will be going...

  • Mark Stielow  LS9-powered 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
    GM engineer drops Corvette ZR1 supercharged LS9 into '69 Chevrolet Camaro

    For many auto enthusiasts, the golden age of automotive styling was during 1960s, when designers had virtual free reign on their designs and didn't have to worry about aerodynamics, pedestrian crumple zones and other such ‘nuisances’. At the same time, the ‘60s could hardly be...

  • Prince Albert von Thurn und Taxis and 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

    Prince Albert von Thurn und Taxis, offspring of one of Germany’s old and wealthy noble families and an avid race car driver, took delivery recently of a new Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 in Bonstetten, Switzerland. The car was a “must have” for the prince but despite his racing pedigree there have been no plans announced to race the world-beating supercar. This pedigree includes the current European Lamborghini Cup title, vice champion of the German ADAC GT Masters 2008 and a stint in the FIA GT European Championship behind the wheel of a Lamborghini. He also currently races with...

  • 2010 Nissan GT-R Series II
    Nissan GT-R posts new 7m 26.7s Nurburgring lap time

    It wasn't long ago that the public spitting contest between Nissan and Porsche regarding the GT-R's lap time around the famed Nurburgring was in the spotlight. Nissan started the tussle by recording an astonishing lap time of 7m 38s around the benchmark circuit and then withered this down to just...

  • Corvette ZR-1 Hero Edition
    GM builds one-off Hero Edition Corvette ZR-1 for Kids Wish Network fundraiser

    There is no shortage of special-edition Corvettes out there, factory-produced or aftermarket. In fact, General Motors itself has released several custom kits in the past few months. But the Hero Edition Corvette ZR1, built to benefit the Kids Wish Network, is the only one of its kind. Based on the...

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    Bertone could sell up to 10 units of $2M Mantide

    With a hexagon-centric theme and styling that looks like it was sent back through a space-time rift from 2020, the Bertone Mantide is a new and polarizing figure in the automotive design world. Recently Jason Castriota, the car's designer, revealed that as many as 10 of the cars could be built if...

  • 1969 Pontiac GTO Gudge
    Report: NHTSA pulls the plug on part of GM's plan to auction Heritage cars at Barrett-Jackson

    General Motors’ cash struggles are widely known by now, but the Detroit carmaker's accountants had found a creative way to produce some income - auctioning off more than 250 new and old production models and concepts that up until now have been admired in the company’s Heritage Museum...

  • 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS
    Camaro SS and Corvette ZR1 are safe despite disbanding of GM performance division

    Yesterday’s grim news that General Motors had decided to pull the plug on its High Performance Vehicle Operations (HPVO) caused shockwaves around performance circles, with many believing some of the company’s top sports cars, both current and future, could meet their demise. The HPVO is...

  • hennessey zr700 003

    America's most powerful native supercar, the Corvette ZR1, has reigned for just a few months, and already the tuners are having at it, cranking up power to even more absurd levels. Hennessey's latest creation, dubbed the ZR700 for its 755hp (526kW) output, is a prime example. Blowing through the quarter mile in just 11.03 seconds at 136mph (219km/h) thanks to a 67hp (50kW) boost over the stock ZR1's 638hp (476kW), the ZR700's brawny 717lb-ft (970Nm) of torque also ensure the car has ample low-end bite. Hennessey got the extra power out of the already awe-inspiring LS9 mill by increasing boost...

  • 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
    Jeremy Clarkson picks Corvette ZR1 as best car of the year

    Motoring personality and notorious Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has been seen on camera many times commenting on the poor construction and design of American-built cars, but in a surprising development the outspoken Brit has chosen Chevrolet's Corvette ZR1 as his favorite car of the year...

  • 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
    Corvette ZR1 buyers receive free advanced driving course valued at $3,400

    General Motors may be struggling for cash at the moment but that doesn't mean it’s skimping on the customer programs for its halo sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. Every customer that purchases a ZR1 will receive a trip to the Bob Bondurant Driving School in Arizona to learn the finer...

  • Corvette ZR-1
    Mid-engine layout unlikely for C7 Corvette

    With the current ZR-1 supercar already priced above $100,000, the question remains whether General Motors should push the Corvette into the upper echelon of the performance market or allow it to remain somewhat affordable to the average Joe – at least in base spec. Rumors of a next generation...

  • 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
    Corvette ZR1 hits the dyno

    It was only a matter of time until the first dyno charts for the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 hit the web and here they are courtesy of Pennsylvanian tuner PCM. Engineers conducted their tests using two separate cars running on a Dynojet dynamometer, with the resulting average of the two highest...

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