Chevy Announces Limited-Edition Premiere C7
To commemorate the debut of the seventh-generation Corvette, Chevrolet recently announced the availability of the '14 Stingray Coupe Premiere Edition, a serialized run of 500 identically optioned vehicles.
Every Premiere Edition Stingray will include the following equipment:
- 3LT Trim Package
- Laguna Blue Tintcoat exterior and Brownstone suede interior
- Suede-wrapped interior trim and carbon-fiber interior packages
- Visible carbon-fiber roof
- Variable-tuned performance exhaust system
- Z51 Performance Package with Magnetic Selective Ride Control
- Stinger hood stripe
- Stingray-logo interior sill plates and wheel caps
- Custom Corvette-branded luggage from Thule
- Unique vehicle identification number, starting with 300001
- Exclusive dash plaque commemorating the limited-edition model
"It makes sense for us to do a special number of cars for collectors, and this will appeal to the really dedicated Corvette enthusiasts," Chevrolet spokesperson Monte Doran said.
The '14 Corvette Stingray Coupe Premiere Edition is not orderable, but instead will be allocated to Corvette dealers. As of press time, Chevrolet had not announced the model's price.
Corvette Museum Insurance Agency Turns Four
The NCM Insurance Agency (NCMIA), located inside the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, opened its doors for business in April 2009. Now on the flipside of its fourth anniversary, the Agency covers more than $150 million in collector-car assets for enthusiasts across the country.
Name and location notwithstanding, the NCMIA covers the full spectrum of the hobby. "Although the Museum is the mecca of Corvette, the Agency insures all collector-car brands," says spokesman Adam Boca. "Whether you own Corvettes old or new, multiple collector cars, street rods, muscle cars, exotic cars, kit cars, or vintage motorcycles, the NCMIA can provide you with a competitive quote."
National Corvette Museum members receive up to a 10 percent discount on their NCMIA policies.
For more information, call (877) 678-7626 or visit www.ncminsurance.com.
Stingray Gets an Adrenaline Rush
Pompano Beach, Florida–based performance specialist Redline Motorsports recently announced that it will offer a comprehensive tuner package, dubbed the Adrenaline Rush, for the new '14 Corvette Stingray.
The heart of the conversion is a custom twin-turbo system said to bump the output of the Stingray's LT1 small-block to 625 rwhp in street trim. (Even-higher-output engine packages will be offered optionally.) Additional upgrades include coilover Magnetic Ride shocks and a motorsports-inspired wheel-and-tire package.
On the outside, every Adrenaline Rush C7 will be outfitted with a carbon-fiber aero package that includes a functional front splitter (with integral HID lights and intercooler air scoop), side skirts, an aggressive-looking rear fascia, and an exclusive rear spoiler. Other enhancements include embroidered interior accents, carbon cabin trim, and an advanced calibration for the car's engine computer. Production will be limited to 1,000 units.
For more information or to order, visit Redline Motorsports at www.redline-motorsports.net.
Borla Performance Earns Exhaust Patent
Borla Performance's Acoustically Tuned Applied Kinetics technology, or ATAK, has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 8439159 for a breakthrough muffler technology.
Borla engineers' new invention is said to custom-tune exhaust sound with the precision of a graphic equalizer. Inside ATAK mufflers are multiple tube-shaped cores with perforated walls. Using computer-controlled modeling, the perforation patterns of the core walls—along with their quantity, length, and diameter—are varied to produce just the right exhaust note.
"Borla's ATAK technology transforms the driving experience into a form of harmonic expression by providing the driver with command of their vehicle's sound signature," said David Borla, VP Sales and Marketing.
For more information on ATAK technology and other Borla products, visit www.borla.com.
NCM Breaks Ground on Motorsports Park
It took more than five years of planning and fund raising, but construction has finally begun on the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park.
On June 28 Kentucky's Commonwealth Secretary of Tourism, Arts and Heritage, Bob Stewart, and Corvette Racing Program Manager Doug Fehan joined forces with the NCM to break ground on the $20 million facility, which is located directly across from the Museum in Bowling Green.
The track will be situated on 184 acres purchased and rezoned by the NCM. Two circuits, East and West, may be combined in multiple configurations ranging from a high-speed loop of 1.96 miles to an extended 3.15-mile technical course. The facility will also include an autocross/skidpad area, paddocks, control tower, and classrooms.
Corvette Racing advised NCM on the layout of the track, which will include features from the team's favorite—and most challenging—circuit: Le Mans. "Corvette Racing has long hoped for just such an outstanding track with exciting features," said Fehan. "Our drivers and many proud Corvette owners are looking forward to experiencing this premier motorsports facility. We enjoyed every minute of our participation in the design process."
The NCM Motorsports Park is scheduled to open on Labor Day weekend 2014.
Department of Corrections
In the September edition of our "Product Preview" section, we listed an incorrect website address for Bob's Auto Sports, manufacturer of the easy-to-install LSX Oil Separator shown here. The correct address is www.bobsautosports.com.