Posts Tagged ‘corvette’

Ferrari 458 Races An Audi RS6, Nissan GT-R, and Corvette ZR1

Sunday, February 19th, 2012:

Ferrari 458 Italia Races Audi RS6, Nissan GT-R, Corvette ZR1

We all know a Ferrari 458 Italia supercar is fast, but how does the notorious Prancing Horse match up to some of the competition that is less than half the price. We have a video here from drag times, recording a stock Ferrari 458 Italia racing an Audi RS6 with 750 horsepower, an AMS tuned Nissan GTR-R with 600 HP, and a Lingenfelter Corvette ZR1 carrying 750 horsepower. These three sports cars race the Ferrari 458 on a 1 mile run, so hit the jump to see how it all went down!

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Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Wide Body Kit Conversion

Monday, October 11th, 2010:

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Wide Body Kit Conversion

A killer wide body kit conversion has been made for the Chevrolet Corvette, from the tuners at ZR1 Body Kits. The Chevy Corvette already looks great from the factory, but this look has been inspired by the C6.R Corvette racing cars, featuring an aggressive stance and exterior styling. It is available in two varieties, the more aggressive called the Extreme Style ZR1 for the C6 Z06 Grand Sport retails for $7,599, while the tuning firm also offers the mild OEM-style ZR1 body kit for $6,999. Both of these performance packages are made from fiberglass using compression molds, and is similar to what the GM OEM manufacturers use for their body panels, while keeping the factory mounting points.

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D2Forged Chevy Corvette ZR1

Thursday, July 1st, 2010:

D2Forged Chevy Corvette ZR1

The tuners at D2Forged took the Chevy Corvette ZR1 and decided to improve a sports car that doesn’t really need extra work. If you expected to see a complete Corvette ZR1 tuning package here, well I’m sorry to say this isn’t it. The tuning firm specializes in aftermarket wheels for styling cars, and hooked up this Chevy Corvette with a nice set and some new paint. These wheels offered by D2Forged are available in either 19 or 20-inches, and come with a gloss black center, chrome lip, and chrome rivets. Now the paint job is what caught my attention, the wheels just add a sporty look to the Corvette.

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GeigerCars Corvette Grand Sport

Sunday, April 25th, 2010:

GeigerCars Corvette Grand Sport

The Chevy Corvette has received several styling and performance upgrades from the famous GeigerCars tuners. Starting with the exterior look, the Corvette was fitted with new aero elements such as a front diffuser, wider front and rear fenders, large rear spoiler, and integrated vents along the body. The most impressive tuning took place under the hood with a new supercharger installed on the Corvette Grand Sport. From the factory the numbers are already impressive at 430 hp and 575 Nm of torque, but GeigerCars wasn’t satisfied.

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Geiger GTS Corvette ZR1

Sunday, September 27th, 2009:

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The Corvette ZR1 is considered one of the most impressive sports cars in the United States, and the German tuners from Geiger Cars has taken it under their wing. Debatably one of the best performing sports cars today, the stock Corvette ZR1 features the LS9 6.2-liter small block engine that produces 647 hp and 823 Nm of torque. Geiger was able to distribute the weight better for improved handling by installing an electronically controlled sport suspension. They also added a high performance brake system with carbon ceramic brake discs measuring 394 and 381 mm. Geiger Cars decided the performance numbers were not enough, so they improved them with some simple engine tuning, and named it the GTS Corvette ZR1. With the modifications to the engine, Geiger was able to pump out 710 hp at 6,600 rpm and 918 Nm of torque at only 4,200 rpm with the Corvette ZR1.

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Hennessey Corvette ZR1

Monday, July 13th, 2009:

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The Corvette ZR1 is already one of the fastest production cars at 638 bhp, however Hennessey Performance Engineering has raised the level to 705 bhp. Too much horsepower is never enough, even for the all new 2010 Corvette ZR1 that pushes 717 ft-lbs of torque at 3,200 rpms from the rear wheels. The extra power upgrades were accomplished by adding a new supercharger, ECU tuning, air intake, and performance exhaust system. The Corvette ZR1 received lightweight carbon fiber rims wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires, reducing the rotating weight by 60 lbs. A Z-Aero carbon fiber front splitter was installed, along with canards and a rear spoiler supply over 300 lbs of down force to the rear of the vehicle.

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Geiger Cars Corvette Z06 Biturbo

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009:

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European tuners Geiger Cars have released a striking package for the new Corvette Z06, and named this model ‘Wild Thing’. The bright green color choice for the paint is definitely wild, but it’s the power numbers that were meant to impress. Geiger Cars was able to claim an astonishing 890 horsepower after their modifications, with 940 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpms. The mods include customizing the cylinder block, head, and crankshaft which increased the displacement from 7.0-liters to 7.6-liters. They didn’t stop there however, Geiger Cars added two turbochargers to make it a biturbo (twin turbo) model. With those performance gains, the Corvette Z06 can reach an acclaimed top speed of 354 km/h!

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Sideswipe Corvette

Thursday, February 12th, 2009:

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Even though this Corvette looks extreme we’re sorry to inform you that this car is not for sale. General Motors revealed today a few characters from the Transformers movie, including the Sideswipe Corvette at the Chicago Auto Show. Sideswipe Corvette is based on a Corvette Stingray vision concept car that was redesigned to make it look more futuristic. The car’s body kit was inspired by the Stingray race car that was introduced in 1959 combined with a lot of styling elements from other Corvette generations. Ed Welburn, the vicepresident of General Motors Global Design said that Sideswipe represents an exercise in exploration for the Corvette and the creation team had the freedom to design anything they imaged.

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Innotech Corvette C6

Friday, December 26th, 2008:

Innotech is a Czech company that recently launched a new tuning kit for the Corvette C6. They tried to create a unique design and with an elegant body kit the car has an italian lineage that looks great. The car received a new front and rear fascia and a new hood to stand out of the crowd made from carbon fiber or fiberglass. In the interior it has fine Italian or English Leather, new seats made from carbon fiber and leather upholstery. The guys from Innotech wanted to improve this car’s performances and they made several performance upgrades for the Corvette C6. They intalled new brakes from BAER or Brembo, 19″ and 20″ forged aluminum wheels from HRE or Forgeline and they modified the car’s muffler headers, mufflers and tips for better flow and sound.

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Specter Werkes Corvette C6 GTR

Friday, August 8th, 2008:

Specter Werkes Corvette C6 GTR

There are a lot of people that have a Corvette C6 in their garage and probably all of them know that there are a lot of tuning options for this car. Companies like Lingenfelter, Callaway and Pratt & Milller could transform this C6 into a vehicle that’s capable to race with the best supercars in the world. A car tuning company from Detroit, Specter Werkes, launched a special GTR package for Corvette C6 last week. They created a wide body kit made from carbon fiber, installed a new hood, Stoptech brakes, high performance exhaust system from Corsa and Forgeline or HRE rims. Each client could choose a performance kit for the engine called Matrix II that will increase the engine capacity from 6.2 to 6.8L with a maximum power of 545 HP. Read More →

Geiger Cars Corvette Z06

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008:

Geiger Cars Corvette Z06

Geiger Cars is one of the best tuning companies that deal with Corvettes and they created a special tuning kit for Corvette Z06. The stage 1 performance kit will boost the car’s power from 512 HP to 542 HP. With these performance improvements the car will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds and it will reach an incredible top speed of 327 km/h. The guys from Geiger Cars also installed a new aerodinamic kit for thisc ar and the suspension is completely new. This is one of the few tuning kits for Corvettes that has different rims on the front and rear sides of the car. It has 19″ rims on the front side and 20″ rims on the rear side of the car and this gives additional stability to the car. In the interior there were a lot of modifications done but the buyer could customize it as he wishes. A Corvette Z06 modified by Geiger Cars could cost around 93,000 euro. Read More →

Corvette C6 ZX-1 by Karvajal Designs

Friday, March 21st, 2008:

Corvette C6 ZX-1 by Karvajal Designs

Corvette is probably one of the best cars americans made and when it’s modified by several tuning companies you always get a great sports car that will amaze everyone. The guys from Karvajal Designs created an interesting 3d project to modify this Corvette that looks pretty good. There aren’t too many tuning companies that try to create a 3d project first and after that they’ll start modifying the car. In this case, the modified car is slightly different than the 3d project. The project was more agressive, sportier and it had some nice colors but it’s probably harder to create a car in the real world than in virtual reality. Read More →

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