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Next Corvette will sport seven-speed manual, too

Perhaps the manual transmission isn't as dead as a few Italian automakers would like you to believe. Porsche has declared that as long as there is demand it will continue to supply automobiles with do-it-yourself gearboxes, and the German automaker has outfitted its 2012 911 with a seven-speed manual gearbox. Now it seems General Motors is following suit, and the next-generation Chevrolet Corvette will reportedly offer up seven forward gears, as well. Inside Line has reported that the 2014 Corvette is set to swap in an extra cog for increased fuel efficiency. As a bonus, this move will... Read More

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    Video: How the National Corvette Museum will extract cars from the sinkhole
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    The rescue of the eight Corvette display cars that were eaten by a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum last week has begun. Unfortunately, two of the cars are so thoroughly buried in soil and debris that they have not yet been seen. At least a geologist on scene says that he has not seen any further movement in the cars since the Earth consumed ...

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    Canada: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 heats up the stage at Toronto Auto Show
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    Still haven't had enough of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06? Us either, and we were thrilled when today it made its Canadian debut at the 2014 Toronto Auto Show. The car on-had featured the awesome Z07 aero package, meaning it's an example of the most aerodynamic model ever to leave a GM line thanks to a larger rear wing and front winglets. The Z07 ...

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    2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible [w/video]
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    20 Seconds More Fun Than Before About 20 seconds, and 50 kilometres per hour. These are, if not the most heart-thumping statistics you need to know before continuing to read the rest of this review, the most pertinent to get out of the way. What are they? The amount of time it takes, according to our stopwatches, for the power-operated fabric roof to hide ...

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    Report: Chevy Corvette to get eight-speed automatic transmission
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    It used to be that manual transmissions almost invariably had more speeds than their automatic counterparts. A car with a five-speed stick might have a four-speed or even three-speed slushbox, while another might offer the choice between a six-speed manual and a five-speed automatic. But that's quickly changing. These days we're seeing automatic ...

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    Video: Watch the 2014 Corvette C7 and the Camaro Z/28 spinning hot laps around the 'Ring
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    The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette has been making quite the splash recently; perhaps leaving its little sibling, the Camaro Z/28 feeling a little left out. Jay Leno recently took the 2014 Z28 out for a spin. The video sheds a lot of light on what to expect from the new Z/28, so take the time to check it out if you haven't done so already. This next video comes ...

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    Official: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray Starts at $52,745* in Canada
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    That's right folks, the highly anticipated 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe will have a suggested starting retail price of just $52,745 in Canada, with the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible starting at $58,245. The Z51 Performance Package on the 1LT trim starts at $56,520 and the Z51 3LT trim starts at $64,975 for those of you seeking the ultimate ...

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    Canada: Woody's Pub Show and Shine brings out Classics, Muscle Cars, and Lowriders
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    As we mentioned in last week's events list update, there was a lot going on on the west coast this past Sunday, and the 7th annual Woody's Pub Show and Shine was by far the hottest place to be, both literally and figuratively. The Coquitlam BC pub has always put on a good show, and with the help of some beautiful sunny weather well over 100 custom hot ...

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    Canada: Dueck GM Classic Car Show brings serious muscle to Vancouver
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    After the success of last year's Classic Car Show at their Marine Drive location, the Dueck GM team decided to move the show in a bit closer to the city's core. Packing the parking lot from end to end with an interesting mix of 50s classics and slick 60s and 70s hot rods, the Dueck show, drew in a respectable turnout, though, there's no doubt that the ...

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    Video: Toronto supercar video documents visitor to Canada's automotive eye candy
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    If you're a car enthusiast to the core, and have a sore neck, we strongly advise you avoid the city of Toronto in the summer months. When the weather heats up, so does the amount of rolling exotic car eye-candy. And your neck will get strained keeping up with the automotive exotica roving Toronto streets much like what would see in Vancouver, Montreal and ...

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    Video: Chevrolet Corvette Z06 does burn-outs, crashes into truck, then flees the scene
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    Doing a huge burn-out in a Corvette Z06 may be a quick way to impress your car buddies, but when you lose control, crash into oncoming traffic and then flee the scene... it quickly becomes a not-so-cool hit and run that makes you look like an idiot on YouTube. The foolish driver of this flamin' red Craven Performance Corvette certainly bit off way more ...