Indianapolis 500 Corvette E-Ray Pace Car And The Rest Of The Corvettes That Served Indy
General Motors High-Performance Blog
by Brian Hensley
1M ago
  Sunday, May 26, 2024, we will once again see a Corvette running laps as a pace car for the Indianapolis 500. But this won't be just any Corvette—it is Corvette's first all-new 2024 Corvette ELZ E-Ray.  This is Corvette's 21st time pacing the Indy 500 since 1978, more than any other car in history. If you add that up with all 35 appearances of Chevorlets that paced the event since 1948, Chevy is by far the leader for this honor. How Does The E-Ray Corvette Stack Up To Its Syblines? The Electric All-Wheel Drive (eAWD) E-Ray is the quickest production Corvette that has ever come off ..read more
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Corvette Does Have One 1983 C4 That Has Survived.
General Motors High-Performance Blog
by Brian Hensley
2M ago
  1983 C4 Corvette That's right, above is the only 1983 C4 Corvette that exists. Most people don't believe that there were any built for that year, but there were a few (none sold), and there is one survivor that resides at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.  For the people who do know it exists, they often refer to it as a 1 of 1 Corvette. But this is not true because, altogether there were 14 prototypes built and 43 "Pilot Cars" built, which were going to be sold to the public. The surviving '83 Corvette was #4 in the bunch that rolled off the assembly line ..read more
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2001 Corvette Z06: The First Modern Day Z06
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by Brian Hensley
2M ago
   Unless you've been living under a rock, you know about the extremely potent 2023 Corvette Z06 that is on its way to the market sometime in late 2022. If you want to read about that, just look up any automotive website on the web and you can find out everything you know or you can go to this ride-along video/article with top engineers on the project, written by me for Muscle Cars & Trucks (C8 Corvette Z06 Engineers Share Untold Details On New Supercar: Video. 1963 Corvette Z06 Since we all should know everything about the new Corvette Z06, I decided that we should tak ..read more
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Rare Chevrolet 454 SS Half-Ton Pick-Up From The Early '90s
General Motors High-Performance Blog
by Brian Hensley
5M ago
    With only 17,000 produced between 1990-93, these Chevy 454 SS trucks are some of the rarest Chevrolet C1500s of the 90s. In fact, purchasing one of these badasses was the only way you could get a 454 cu.-in. big-block stock in a half-ton truck.  There is nothing really too special about these trucks. Let's face it, in this day and age, a higher trim-modeled crossover could take it off the line and beat down the quarter-mile. But it is outfitted for a 454, meaning a healthier one could be built and dropped in with no problem.  Also, it's a truck, and you can ..read more
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1959 Corvette: Unbeatable Purple People Eater MKIII
General Motors High-Performance Blog
by Brian Hensley
8M ago
   1959 Corvette Purple People Eater MKIII Oddly enough, this Corvette was named after the very odd song - "One Eye, One Horn, Flying Purple People Eater”, a Sheb Wooley hit back in the 50s.  There were two reasons for the paint job and the name for this 1959 Corvette. The idea for the paint job was because the Corvette racing team was having trouble finding their car in the pits and on the track - all the cars looked too similar to one another. Kind of like finding your car in a mall parking lot on the weekend the week before Christmas. So a standout color scheme was born ..read more
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1966 Chevrolet Corvair Yenko Stinger: Rare And Cool
General Motors High-Performance Blog
by Brian Hensley
8M ago
  Everyone should know about the iconic late 60s and earlier 70s Yenko drag cars that donated the tracks — Camaro, Nova, and Chevelle. But would you be alarmed to know that Don Yenko was working his high-performance magic long before those muscle cars came along?  Don Yenko had his eyes on a different type of racing before he built horsepower heavy-drag cars. In the late 50s to the mid-60s, he was into road course racing. He first was racing Corvettes professionally but was getting beat pretty consistently by the Shebly. Don realized the reason was the Corvettes had become just to ..read more
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1970 Buick GSX Stage 1: Ten Reasons Why It Is A Legendary Muscle Car
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by Brian Hensley
10M ago
  From 1970 to 1072, Buick sold their rare GSX muscle car to the public, finally getting an edge over their other A-Body competitors. The Chevelle SS, GTO, and Olds 4-2-2 weren’t quite their enemies, but Buick needed to bring something to the table to compete. The GSX and the GSX Stage 1 did that and more for the Buick. Hosting more power and torque, better times at the race track, a more comfortable interior with better materials, and a sportier suspension to boot, these classic cars put Buick at the top of the muscle car list. With eye-catching stripes, a front and rear spoiler, a ..read more
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2009 Corvette ZR1: The Era’s Most Pinnacle American Sports Car
General Motors High-Performance Blog
by Brian Hensley
10M ago
  Corvette ZR1 Comeback Corvette has always made a big splash with their Z-Series sports cars. Badass Vettes such as the ZO6, ZR1, and ZL1 would receive more power and torque, handling capabilities, and all-around upgrades for better track performance than any other vehicle General Motors was pushing on the market at the time (expectation 14 and 15 Camaro Z28).  Chatter started around 2007 about a new version of the ZR1, a ZR1 that would be so performance-packed it would give it a supercar status that would have its name mentioned in the likes of Ferrari, Porsche, and Lamborghini ..read more
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Chevrolet 454 SS Half-Ton Pick-Up From The Early '90s
General Motors High-Performance Blog
by Brian Hensley
11M ago
   With only 17,000 produced between 1990-93, these Chevy 454 SS trucks are some of the rarest Chevrolet C1500s of the 90s. In fact, purchasing one of these badasses was the only way you could get a 454 cu.-in. big-block stock in a half-ton truck.  There is nothing really too special about these trucks. Let's face it, in this day and age, a higher trim-modeled crossover could take it off the line and beat down the quarter-mile. But it is outfitted for a 454, meaning a healthier one could be built and dropped in with no problem.  Also, it's a truck, and you can ..read more
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Chevrolet Chevelle: The Muscle Car Legend
General Motors High-Performance Blog
by Brian Hensley
1y ago
  Chevrolet Chevelle the LegendThe Chevelle was one of the few muscle cars that Chevrolet put into production between 1964 and 1973. Outside of the '73 Chevelle, the muscle car enjoyed some great success through its strong run and continues to be celebrated by all kinds of car enthusiasts. From drag strips to car shows and car auctions, you'd be hard-pressed to go to any car event and not see a few awesome-looking examples.     Most Chevelles hold their value very well because they look great stock and when customized, and they are a very important part of the Mu ..read more
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