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What might it take to put a former Indy Racecar League driver back in the driver’s seat after a racing accident renders him quadriplegic? Perhaps a customized Corvette C7 Stingray, decked out by military and industry engineers to allow Sam Schmidt, now an owner of his own Indy team, to take back the metaphorical wheel. Read More

General Motors has announced that the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette will get a new Valet Mode for its Performance Data Recorder, which will allow owners to disable the infotainment system, lock any interior storage and record vehicle data – giving drivers peace of mind when their car is with a valet. Read More

Darth Vader might traverse distant galaxies in a Tie Fighter, but what about when he’s in California? Mattel’s answer: a Darth Vader car. Appearing at Comic Con this week, the one-off is part of a release event for a new line of Star Wars-inspired Hot Wheels cars. Read More

Even though this year's Detroit and Geneva auto shows provided us with a number of big concept releases and production debuts, the New York Auto Show still remains one of North America’s premier events. Gizmag was on the ground last week to investigate some of the show’s more interesting debuts and North American reveals. Here’s our first-hand look at some of the highlights and the key designs from the 2014 show. Read More
Torque, torque, torque. One of GM’s greatest gifts to man has always been bountiful offerings of torque. Nowhere in its vehicle line-up has torque been more plentiful than in the Z Corvettes. Now with the new 2015 Z06 unveiled at NAIAS 2014 in Detroit, torque junkies are set to truly get their 635 lb-ft (816 Nm) fix on. Read More
The all-new Chevy Corvette Stingray is the most powerful standard Corvette ever. To help roadway artists see what type of driving masterpiece they can sculpt from that power base, Chevy has designed a new Performance Data Recorder specifically for the Stingray. The integrated device captures HD video from the driver's point of view and keeps track of things like speed, acceleration and lap times. Read More
Automakers typically use hybrid powertrains to improve fuel economies and kowtow to government relations. Not Quanta. Similar to cars like the McLaren P1 and Toyota Hybrid R concept, the hybrid technology in Quanta's Corvette QHP770 is all about performance. The show car is designed to test the waters for hybrid upgrade kits for Corvettes and other sports cars. Read More
When Chevy introduced the 2014 Corvette Stingray at the 2013 North American International Auto Show, it estimated that it would have 450 horsepower, making it the most powerful standard Corvette ever. As it turns out, it's even more powerful. Chevy released the official SAE-certified ratings this week, which show the new Corvette battling the highway with up to 460 ponies. Read More
Chevrolet offered the first Corvette hatchback on the 1982 Collector Edition. This model and future Corvettes that repeated the hatchback feature added convenience and versatility to the sports coupe. Apparently Callaway doesn't feel that Chevy developed the hatchback enough over the past three decades and has broadened the hatchback on the new Corvette, creating a Corvette wagon. Read More
At the first major auto show of 2013, Chevrolet presented one of the biggest car debuts of the year: the long-awaited seventh-generation Corvette, a model that brings back the iconic Stingray label and draws on a design heritage stretching back 60 years. To trace this evolution, Gizmag dives into the history of one of the true legends of American motoring. Read More
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