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The Australian GT Championship is one of the more entertaining race series going. Racers compete head to head in hardware plucked from our supercar dreams. Drivers campaign bruisers like the Ferrari 458 Italia, Porsche 911 GT3-R, Lamborghini Gallardo, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Audi R8 and even the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and Ginetta G55. There are few other places where you can see so many excellent vehicles go fender to fender. This year, the series got started at the infamous Bathurst circuit. If you want a better picture of what the Australian GT Championship has to offer, look no further than the video below.
The first round saw Shane Van Gisbergen and Klark Quinn in their Porsche 911 GT3-R take the checkered flag followed by a four-man team in the No. 88 Ferrari 458 Italia GT4. The series heads to the Adelaide Street circuit for qualifying on February 28, with the main event going down on March 2. In the interim, feel free to check out the clip below for a better idea of what the action is all about.
Watch the Australian GT Championship take on Bathurst originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 24 Feb 2013 14:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
We’ve reported plenty on items we’d like to place in our automotive-themed dream house, from engine-block coffee tables and Pininfarina desks to Aston Martin loveseats and Porsche sofas – but most of them are for the living room. We’d be remised, however, to forget the one part of the house where the fascination all began: our childhood bedroom.
We all had the posters up on the walls, the models on the shelves and maybe the sheets on the bed, but the luckiest kids among us had beds shaped like cars, similar – but probably not as awesome – as this latest release from toy company Step2. Released this week at the New York Toy Fair, it isn’t just a bed: it’s a whole bedroom set, all modeled on the Chevrolet Corvette Z06.
The set includes a $229 bed capable of holding a toddler’s mattress but expandable to accommodate a twin (extending its usability from ages 2 to 10) with optional working headlights, a $110 dresser that looks like dad’s tool box, a $65 storage chest and a $40 wheeled storage box to make clean-up time quick. It’s all made of molded plastic from one of the biggest in the business, and is sure to make for some very sweet dreams indeed.
If NASCAR is more to your kid’s speed, Step2 has got a stock-car bedroom available too, but it’s the Vette set that has us (a) wishing we were little again, and (b) second-guessing the grown-up’s bed we just ordered for ourselves.
Video: Chevy Corvette Z06 Centennial goes head-to-head with Cadillac CTS-V Coupe in Burnout Super Test
One rear-drive coupe with over 500 horsepower would be enough for most automakers. But not General Motors. The biggest of the Detroit automakers just couldn’t get by with what some rivals would put on a showroom turntable with more flood-lights than an ATF raid. That’s why it makes the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and ZR1, the Camaro ZL1 and the Cadillac CTS-V. (And that’s before we get into overseas products like the Holden Commodore GTS/Vauxhall VXR8.)
The question is, which one is best for burnouts? To bring us one step closer to the answer we all crave, our compatriots over at Inside Line took two such 500+hp GM super-coupes – the Z06 Centennial Edition and the CTS-V Coupe – down to the Streets of Willow for the fifth installment of their Burnout Super Test.
So, which of the General’s eight-cylinder muscle machines laid down the longest strip of rubber? We won’t spoil it for you, so follow the jump to watch the video clip and the link for the full article.
Chevy Corvette Z06 Centennial goes head-to-head with Cadillac CTS-V Coupe in Burnout Super Test originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 25 Jan 2012 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Any modern performance car worth buying puts just as much emphasis on stopping as it does on going. After all, what’s the point in being able to hit ludicrous speed if you can’t manage to get it back down without heading fascia-first into an unmovable object?
So, what’s a good stopping distance? According to the crew at Motor Trend, 100 feet from 60 miles per hour is a pretty good starting point. And the best of the best do the deed in significantly less. How’s about 93 feet, recorded by both the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition and the 2008 Ferrari 430 Scuderia.
There’s a smattering more Corvettes and Ferraris in the under-100-feet club, plus a couple Audis, Porsches and Vipers, along with a lone Lamborghini and the 2011 Nissan GT-R. If you’re willing to allow non-DOT-approved tires, a prototype Lexus LFA managed to halt from 60 in 94 feet.
Speaking of tires, it seems that the best stopping treads are the Michelin Pilot Sport Cups, which are joined on the list by the Pirelli Pzero Corsas and a couple sets of Bridegstone Potenzas.
We’ve got to hand it to the Corvette Z06 for topping the list, especially since it’s one of the least expensive vehicles in the under-100 club.
Corvette Z06 tops Motor Trend list of shortest-stopping vehicles originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 16 Dec 2011 17:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Video: Ferrari 458 Italia named MT’s best driver’s car of 2011, participates in 11-way exotic drag race
Today, Motor Trend announced the winner of its 2011 Best Driver’s Car competition. The Ferrari 458 Italia took the top honors, beating out the other ten cars in the field. The annual roundup takes into account several factors, including lapping at California’s Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, instrumented testing and street driving.
Interestingly, the 458 Italia didn’t have the quickest lap time, nor did it record the best straight-line numbers. A Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with the Z07 suspension package and barely street-legal tires managed a blistering 1:34.43 second lap at Laguna Seca, beating the 458 Italia by nearly two seconds. The 458 Italia also fell short of winning the acceleration tests, losing out to the 2012 Nissan GT-R and its all-wheel-drive.
Ferrari 458 Italia named MT’s best driver’s car of 2011, participates in 11-way exotic drag race originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 12 Sep 2011 12:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Father-son bonding is important, and if dad’s a car guy, he may choose to hit local autocross track on some weekends. It’s hard to think of a more fun place for a kid and his pop to spend a little quality time together. Clearly, the owner of this Chevrolet Corvette Z06 agrees. He’s sharing his passion for cars with junior by popping a helmet on his noggin, strapping him into the passenger seat, and hitting the course.
When this little guy grows up and does likewise with his own kids, he’ll always remember when and where that seed was planted. Click past the jump to watch the family fun unfold.
Cool dad introduces son to autocross in Corvette Z06 originally appeared on Autoblog 5.0 on Sun, 17 Jul 2011 19:03:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to today’s main event at the mile-long drag races. In one corner, we have American Muscle from Detroit Rock City, a blown Chevrolet Corvette Z06 producing 700 horsepower. In the other corner sits one Savage Swede Supercar; a 1,024-horsepower Koenigsegg CCXR. This is bout is scheduled for one round, with the winner being the first one to cross the line.
Who will that winner going be? Inch up to the tree, click past the jump and watch the video to find out.
Supercharged Corvette Z06 lines up against Koenigsegg CCXR originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 05 Jun 2011 20:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Just how small, exactly? TDB reports that the next Corvette’s European-style V8 could measure in at just over 3.0 liters, using an overhead-cam setup and dry sump oil system. With the aid of turbocharging, unnamed GM sources expect that this engine will deliver “in excess of 400 horsepower,” or about 125 hp per liter. What’s more, the smaller V8 could be of the extremely high-revving nature, with TDB citing that engine revs could handle up to 10,000 RPM.
GM’s North American president, Mark Reuss, previously told The Bureau that the C7 Corvette will “target a very different sort of buyer.”
However, traditional V8 enthusiasts need not worry, as the story states that a full range of engines will be available, including the classic larger displacement units that have traditionally found a home in the Corvette.
Of course, the rumormill about exactly what’s in store for the C7 Corvette continues to swirl. We’ve heard everything from a mid-engine layout to a split rear window design that pays tribute to the 1963 ‘Vette. Whatever the case, GM just invested $131 million in the Bowling Green, Kentucky plant that builds the Corvette and the all-new model is expected to arrive within the next two to three years.
Next Chevy Corvette to offer small-displacement turbo V8 originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 25 May 2011 17:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Over the weekend, we showed you a horrifying series pf pictures from Hinson Motorsports’ 230-mile-per-hour crash at the Texas Mile. The tuner’s twin-turbo Chevrolet Corvette Z06 was trying to break its own 224-mph standing-mile record for Corvettes when something went badly awry.
Even now, nobody’s quite sure what caused the nearly 2,000-horsepower Vette to go airborne, but it did, rolling several times before coming to rest on its wheels. The new video after the jump offers multiple perspectives on the crash as it happened, and it looks much more violent in the videos than it did in the earlier video footage and stills we saw.
Once again, the driver somehow managed to walk away from the crash unharmed, and Hinson has promised to come back with another entry in the Fall.
Video: Hinson Motorsports releases own official vid of 230-mph twin-turbo Corvette crash originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 29 Mar 2011 15:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Over the weekend, we told you about the Hinson Motorsports Chevrolet Corvette Z06 that flipped at a mind-bending 230 miles per hour. Amazingly, the driver wasn’t seriously hurt, and we were happy to see that at least one enterprising camera man took photos of the wreck.
But seriously, folks, if cars are going 230 miles per hour, someone should be getting video, right? At least one person was, and although the video is a bit rough (read: very rough), you can clearly see a speeding bullet dressed up as a Vette rolling near top speed. Amazingly, the jazzed-up Z06 appears to roll but one time before landing back on its wheels and spinning to safety. Is that a Corvette or a cat? Hit the jump to watch the video for yourself. Thanks to all for the tips.
[Source: The Daily Hoon]
Video Update: Twin-turbo Corvette’s incredible crash at 230 mph originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 28 Mar 2011 13:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.