SANLUIS Rassini Rotors Chosen for C7 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 Package Brakes

March 8, 2013 at 3:44 pm

PLYMOUTH, Mich., February 27, 2013 – SANLUIS Rassini, a leading automotive supplier of suspension and brake components in North America, was selected by the Chevrolet Corvette engineering team for its unique two-piece rotor design, which offers significant weight savings and extreme performance at high speeds.

Rassini’s Automotive team has produced the industry’s first-ever rotor with a ductile iron hat and gray iron brake plates for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, which makes its debut this summer. The unique combination of ductile and cast iron provides a weight savings of up to 18 percent while also improving the Corvette’s heat management capabilities, giving the sports car reliable and consistent stopping power.

A component of the Corvette Stingray Z51 Performance Package, the Rassini dual-cast braking system affords confident stopping power to the 6.2-liter engine that powers the Stingray from 0 – 60 mph in less than four seconds.

Read more about the C7 Corvette’s Z51 rotors inside.

Excellent 2014 Corvette Stingray In-Depth Interview w/ the People Who Made It Happen

March 7, 2013 at 3:00 pm

If you’re a C7 Corvette Stingray enthusiast and haven’t yet read this interview, by Car and Drive, you owe it to yourself to do so. It’s a lengthy but excellent in-depth Q&A discussion with the engineers, designers, and specialists behind the 2014 Corvette.

Read on inside…

100+ Live Photos: 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray Convertible Makes World Debut in Geneva

March 5, 2013 at 6:52 am

Feast your eyes on the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible!

And there should be more than enough for you to feast on in this mega gallery of real life photos from the C7 Stingray Convertible’s reveal in Geneva. Also some good looks at the Stingray coupe and convertible side-by-side.

Full details on the car and images INSIDE.

Even More Official Pics of C7 Corvette Stingray Convertible

March 4, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Here are even more photos of the C7 Corvette Stingray Convertible, which will debut officially at the 2013 Geneva auto show tomorrow.

These photos finally show the tonneau cover clearly.

Videos + Pics from Torch Red C7 Corvette Stingray Coupe’s Journey to Geneva

March 4, 2013 at 1:23 am

GM transported a Torch Red C7 Corvette Coupe and a Convertible to Geneva, where the Convertible Stingray will be making its debut.

The transport stopped in several places along the way, including Munich, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland. The videos and photos below were captured during the stops.

Check out the photos and some unloading videos INSIDE.

Watch the live reveal of the C7 Corvette Stingray Convertible from 2013 Geneva show

March 3, 2013 at 7:13 pm

Sure, GM has already teased the C7 Corvette Stingray reveal with these three images of the fully revealed convertible, but there’s still much more to see, including watching the debut live.

GM has now put up its live video link ahead of the C7 Corvette Stingray reveal at the 2013 Geneva auto show – set for Tuesday @ 2:30AM, EST.

So if you’re still up at that time, you’ll be able to catch the reveal live at the following video feed (which currently features a countdown clock until the reaveal):

First official 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray Convertible images surface

March 2, 2013 at 7:00 pm

These are the official and very real 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible first images. These images were released ahead of the Geneva show, and we are sure to get a whole deluge of more photos when the show starts, but what we see so far is downright sexy!

No further details came with the two photos, but what we can see here is that the car has the Z51 Performance Package (blacked out ducts, larger brakes and wheels). Well enjoy while we wait for more photos!

First C7 Corvette Stingray Convertible Sneak Peek

March 1, 2013 at 2:31 pm

The 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible makes its world debut at the 2013 Geneva auto show next week, but here’s the first sneak peek at the car that will be uncovered on Tuesday.

Last C6 Rolls off GM Bowling Green Assembly Line. Tooling for C7 Corvette Starts

March 1, 2013 at 10:30 am

The very last C6 Corvette has just rolled off the line at the GM Bowling Green Assembly plant. Bittersweet moment yes, but that didn’t stop the plant workers from immediately (within 30 minutes) beginning to retool the plant for production of the 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray.

120 workers take just four weeks to turn the Bowling Green plant around, completing a job that usually takes months to accomplish. And just as the assembly line is retooled/remodeled, so will the workers relearn the new manufacturing process for building the new Stingray, when they all return to work on March 25. Read on inside