2013 Corvette ZR1 | 2018 Daytona Turkey Rod Run

This is a 2013 Corvette ZR1 that was at the 2018 Daytona Turkey Rod Run. It’s from the C6 series, which was made between June of 2004 and February of 2013 (model years between 2005 and 2013). The ZR1 was unveiled at the 2008 North American International Auto Show. The engine is the LS9, which is a 6.2 liter supercharged V8 that produces 638 horsepower and 604 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 6-speed manual. This car does 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds and has a top speed of 205 mph. This car weighs 3,380 pounds since the body panels are composite, the chassis is a hydroformed steel frame, and the front fenders, roof, and hood are carbon fiber.

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Car of the Day 11/27/18

Today’s car of the day is Jan Thompson’s ’63 Corvette Stingray, and I saw it at the 2018 Daytona Turkey Rod Run. This is from the C2 generation, which was made between 1962 and 1967 (model years between 1963 and 1967). This Corvette in particular is a dragster. I’m not sure what the engine is, how powerful it is, or what the transmission is. This Corvette can do the quarter mile in 7.16 seconds at 157.43 mph.

Car of the Day 11/13/18

Today’s car of the day is this Corvette Z06 that was at the 2013 Daytona Spring Show. It’s from the C6 series, which was made between June of 2004 and February of 2013. The Z06 was made between 2005 and 2013 (model years between 2006 and 2013), and was unveiled at the 2005 North American International Auto Show. The engine is the LS7, which is a 7 liter V8 that produces 505 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 6-speed manual. This car does 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 197 mph. This car weighs 3,130 pounds since the chassis is made of aluminum, and the body panels are carbon fiber and composite.

Car of the Day 11/8/18

Today’s car of the day is this ’98 Corvette Indy Pace Car Edition that was at the 2013 Daytona Spring Show. It’s from the C5 generation, which was made between 1996 and 2004 (model years between 1997 and 2004). A total of 1,163 of the Indy 500 Pace Car Edition were made, and this is one of the 547 with a 6-speed manual transmission. The engine is a 5.7 liter LS1 V8 that produces 345 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. This car does 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds and has a top speed of 172 mph.

Car of the Day 10/24/18

Today’s car of the day is this this ‘58 Corvette that was in town yesterday. This is from the C1 generation, which was made between 1953 and 1962. The engine of this one is a 4.6 liter Small-block V8 that produces 230 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is a 3-speed manual. This car does 0-60 mph in 7.5 seconds and has a top speed of 113 mph.

Car of the Day 10/8/18

Today’s car of the day is this ’78 Corvette Limited Edition Indy 500 Pace Car that was at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. Only 6,503 of this variant were made. This is from the C3 generation of the Corvette, which was made between 1968 and 1982. The engine of this one is a 5.7 liter V8 that produces 220 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is a 3-speed automatic. This car does 0-60 mph in 8.2 seconds and has a top speed of 121 mph. This Corvette was auctioned off for $28,600.