Chevy Steers the Action in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

Iron Man has an affinity for Audi. The Avengers are all about Acura. Now, Captain America — the poster boy for Made in the U.S.A. — demonstrates his domestic disposition by pledging allegiance to a brand that's as American as apple pie: Chevrolet. As Marvel Entertainment's latest Avengers-universe entry, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" dominated the box office this past weekend with an April-record-smashing $96 million bow, the bow-tie brand dominated the film's driving scenes.

Black Widow Corvette Stingray Is Auto Show Avenger

As we reported during the 2014 Chicago Auto Show in February, among the most prominently featured vehicles in the Chevy-heavy sequel is the custom black-on-black-on-black Chevrolet Corvette Stingray driven by actress Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow when she picks up Cap in front of the Capitol. (She's a spy, so obviously a totally bad-ass-looking supercar should help her keep a low profile, right?) Other showcased Chevrolets include the Tahoe SUV, Impala sedan and Silverado pickup truck.

By Matt Schmitz | April 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Switches to 8-Speed Automatic Transmission


Chevrolet's range-topping 625-horsepower 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 won't be the only Corvette with an eight-speed automatic transmission for 2015. Entry-level Stingray models ditch 2014's six-speed automatic transmission in favor of the Z06-derived eight-speed that will boost fuel efficiency an estimated 5 percent while improving performance.

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Expert Review

Current Corvette Stingrays with the optional six-speed automatic are rated at 16/28/20 mpg city/highway/combined while the standard seven-speed manual is 17/29/21 mpg. Official EPA test results for the eight-speed are currently pending.

By Joe Bruzek | April 7, 2014 | Comments (1)

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Prices Jump $2,000


Have you already ordered your 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray or Stingray convertible? If you've been sitting on the fence, you'll be shelling out more cash for one.

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General Motors has raised the price on its hot-selling halo car, bumping the starting price of a Stingray coupe from $51,995, including destination, to $53,995. The convertible jumps a similar amount, from $56,995 to $58,995. The Z51 Performance Package is also more expensive by $1,200 to a total package price of $4,000. This means that a base coupe with the Z51 option will run you $57,995, while the same option in a convertible will cost $62,995.

By Aaron Bragman | March 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Review


Relax. You won't have to think too hard about this one. You like the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray? (Cool, so do we.) Well then, reviewer Aaron D. Bragman says you'll love the convertible version. After all, it's the exact same car as the coupe but with a droptop, which Chevy has managed to do without sacrificing body rigidity or adding weight. So you're assured of the same price-conscious performance but with infinitely greater headroom. "I don’t like convertibles," you say? You're dismissed. Everyone else read Bragman's review below.

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

By Matt Schmitz | February 26, 2014 | Comments (1)

Black Widow Corvette Stingray Is Auto Show Avenger


What do you get when you cross a barb-tailed fish with a venomous spider? At the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, it means you get a supercar with looks that could kill — and performance to match — that's fit for a deadly super-agent who fights alongside "Earth's Mightiest Heroes." Chevrolet today gave the world its first peek at the Black Widow Corvette Stingray, a menacing-looking, black-on-black version of the current-generation Vette behind the wheel of which movie audiences will see actress Scarlett Johansson's Natasha "Black Widow" Romanoff when "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" opens April 4.

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Tim Mahoney, Chevrolet global chief marketing officer, introduced the Black Widow Stingray during a triple unveiling that also included the bi-fuel 2015 Silverado Heavy Duty CNG (compressed natural gas) pickup truck and 2015 Chevrolet City Express cargo van. The presentation opened with a screening of the trailer for this year's sequel to "Captain America: The First Avenger," Cap's first film since 2012's super-friends extravaganza "Marvel's The Avengers." Marvel Entertainment’s cross-marketing partnership will introduce GM products to a film universe that has previously featured prominent appearances by vehicles from Toyota and Honda by way of Lexus and Acura.

By Matt Schmitz | February 6, 2014 | Comments (3)

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Video

Looking to buy a Chevrolet Corvette that's bred and fed for the track? The new Z06 is your answer — with 625 horsepower, advanced aerodynamics and lots of racing pedigree.

More 2014 Detroit Auto Show Coverage reviewer Kelsey Mays says this new hyper-Vette is the top dog in the seventh-generation Corvette family thanks to its supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 that encroaches on performance numbers from the outgoing ZR-1. View the video above. 

By Robby DeGraff | January 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Comparing Corvettes

Chevrolet provided a helpful comparison chart when rolling out the new 2015 Corvette Z06. It listed the key differences between the base Corvette Stingray, the new Corvette Z06, Corvette Z06 with Z07 Package and the full-fledged C7.R racecar.

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We took the most important stats and added a handy illustration to help identify the potential drivers of these high-powered Vettes.

By David Thomas | January 14, 2014 | Comments (2)

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: Up Close


You'd be forgiven if you thought that this is the new Corvette C7.R race car, and not the 2015 Corvette Z06. From the aggressive winglets on the front wheel openings to the low carbon fiber air splitter to the see-through high spoiler out back, this thing screams race car. Apparently when members of the race sanctioning body for the new C7.R's series came to GM to view the car, they thought the Z06 was the racing version of the Corvette too.

More 2014 Detroit Auto Show Coverage

Whereas the last Z06 was barely discernibly different from the regular 'Vette, this puppy is obviously something special. The Corvette Stingray is already a ridiculously good-looking car, but the Z06 treatment takes it a step further. The grille is more menacing, the heat extractor in the hood is bigger, the badges are on the sides, NACA-style ducting tops the rear fenders and all of it screams race car.

By Aaron Bragman | January 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Photo Gallery


Just when you thought the next-generation C7 Corvette couldn't get any more wicked, Chevrolet pulls the wraps off the new 2015 Corvette Z06. Packing a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 that makes a whopping 625 horsepower and 635 pounds-feet of torque, the high-performance Z06 shares much of its blood with a close relative, the victory-lapping Corvette C7.R that races in the famed American Le Mans Series.

More 2014 Detroit Auto Show Coverage

From aggressive, aerodynamic styling cues like a menacing front splitter, lightweight carbon fiber hood with functional heat extractors, rear spoiler and unique opening spats before the front wheels, the new Z06 has serious looks to support its serious racetrack manners. Check off the optional Z07 Package that adds goodies like carbon ceramic brakes, larger winglets and a larger, intimidating rear spoiler. Check out the photos below.

By Robby DeGraff | January 13, 2014 | Comments (1)

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show


Competes with: Porsche 911 Turbo, SRT Viper, Jaguar XK-R, Nissan GT-R
Looks like: As close to the Corvette C7.R race car as you can legally get
Drivetrain: 625-hp, supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V-8; seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission
Hits dealerships: Early 2015

The new 2014 Corvette Stingray ratcheted up the abilities of Chevrolet's halo sports car to new levels. In fact, the target for the new Stingray was the sixth-generation (C6) Corvette Z06, the performance option package that added all kinds of go-fast bits to the C6 Corvette.

More 2014 Detroit Auto Show Coverage 

Now GM has taken the wraps off of its new seventh-generation (C7) 2015 Corvette Z06 at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and revealed to the world that the target for this latest high-performance monster was the last-generation ZR1. That it also formed the basis for a lot of the C7.R race car's aerodynamics and structure should also tell you that the new Z06 is going to be one of the most extraordinary performance cars ever created.

By Aaron Bragman | January 13, 2014 | Comments (9)

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