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2018 Chevy Corvette ZR1 hints appear in GM Ordering Workbench

GM's internal Ordering Workbench lists ZR1 Blue brake calipers and a ZR1-specific gas guzzler tax in the order books for the 2018 Chevy Corvette.

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2018 Chevy Corvette ZR1 hints appear in GM Ordering Workbench originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 17 Apr 2017 18:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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DOHC V8 coming to 2018 Chevy Corvette according to GM Document

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The end of the pushrod era is nigh!

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DOHC V8 coming to 2018 Chevy Corvette according to GM Document originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 23 Dec 2016 17:03:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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2018 Chevy Corvette ZR1 convertible prototype caught testing in highway convoy

A new spy video shows several 2018 Chevy Corvette ZR1 prototypes testing. One hardtop is followed by two convertibles, with multiple rear wing options.

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2018 Chevy Corvette ZR1 convertible prototype caught testing in highway convoy originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 17:59:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Genovation wants to sell you an all-electric Corvette for $750,000

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This Corvette-based EV is projected to make 660 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque.

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Genovation wants to sell you an all-electric Corvette for $ 750,000 originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Electric Corvette sets mile record at 186.8 MPH

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Watch an electrified Corvette from Genovation set a land-speed record on the space shuttle landing strip.

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Electric Corvette sets mile record at 186.8 MPH originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 05 Mar 2016 17:09:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Report: Chevy moves to trademark Chevelle nameplate, but why?

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Chevrolet Code 130R concept - front three-quarter view

According to a report from GM Authority, General Motors has applied for a trademark on the “Chevelle” nameplate, filing the request under the “exterior badges for vehicles” category of the “goods and services” section of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. And while you certainly could argue that this is simply to protect the Chevelle nomenclature that represents a large part of Chevrolet history, GM Authority has a couple of good reasons why you might want to think otherwise.

First of all, GMA points out that companies don’t necessary file trademarks for the sake of keeping up on records. Basically, if a company wants to complete the registration of a trademark, it needs to file a legal document called a SOU (Statement of Use), which requests that the applicant show the current business reason for filing the trademark. That said, a company can prolong the time it has to file an SOU by up to three years which does, sort of, account for using the trademark on a future product.

But what sort of future product? GM Authority suggests – and stay with us here – that the Chevelle name could be applied to a new coupe to slot in above the Camaro but below the Corvette. In other words, Chevrolet could bring a version of the Code 130R concept (pictured) into production, call it the Camaro, and then have the Chevelle act as a replacement for the Camaro as we know it today, meaning the 130R-based car would instead take the shape of a sort of Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ fighter as we earlier reported.

Another option would be to slap the Chevelle name on the replacement for the Chevrolet SS sedan, which just made its introduction earlier this year. GM Authority states that the Holden VF Commodore on which the current SS is based will only be around for another three years, so this would still be within the timing of the trademark filing’s Statement of Use.

Of course, this could all be nothing – or it could be something else entirely. Only time will tell. Let us know what your best guess is in Comments.

Chevy moves to trademark Chevelle nameplate, but why? originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 05 Apr 2013 16:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Auctions: First production 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible auctioned for a cool million

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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible - front three-quarter view

Barrett-Jackson auctioned off the first production 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible in Palm Beach this evening, with the open-top two-seater commanding a huge winning bid of $1,000,000 from Rick Hendrick, owner of NASCAR team Hendrick Motorsports.

While the Geneva Motor Show C7 prototype is pictured above (it also was shown at Barrett-Jackson), Hendrick won rights to the first retail production model (VIN undetermined at this time), allowing him to choose both color and options before his V8 sports car rolls off the assembly line in the near future. Hopefully, by the time that happens, we will all know more about its soft convertible top, double-bubble tonneau and the mechanism that opens and lowers the fully automatic roof at speeds upwards of 30 mph.

It is worth mentioning that proceeds from the sale of this first C7 droptop will benefit the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer institute, one of 40 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States that strives to prevent, detect and eradicate all forms of cancer. The General Motors Foundation is a longtime supporter of Karmanos, with nearly $6 million in support over the last 15 years.

First production 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible auctioned for a cool million originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 05 Apr 2013 21:24:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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