At a recent event in April, the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction, the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 convertible garnered a bid of 1 million dollars! The generous donation will be geared toward an incredible charity, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
“Through the generous support of GM, Chevrolet and Barrett-Jackson, we raised a significant amount of funds and awareness of our TQRP initiative, which provides opportunities for students of color in the K-12 educational environment and beyond,” said Harry L. Williams, president & CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
Meet the 2023 Corvette Z06
The 2023 Corvette Z06 is an eye-catching vehicle with an intense powertrain under the hood for a thrilling driving experience. The naturally aspirated V8 under the hood offers the highest horsepower rating in a production car.
Combining the $1 million from the April auction with the funds from the January sale of the first retail production of the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 70th Anniversary Edition results in a 2022 total of 4.6 million dollars earmarked for charitable contributions.
“General Motors and Chevrolet are honored to support the Thurgood Marshall College Fund on its mission to empower students and educators for success,” said Scott Bell, Chevrolet global vice president.
Visit ELCO Chevrolet in Ballwin, Missouri, to learn more about the Chevrolet Corvette Z06.
Another Chevrolet Corvette supercar is on the way, and it’s absolutely spectacular. The 2023 Corvette Z06 combines record-setting power, astonishing track-ready performance, and stunningly engineered design both inside and out.
The Z06 shares a chassis and engine architecture with Corvette Racing’s championship-winning C8.R. Its performance has been thoroughly tested and proven on the track, making it a more than worthy representative of Corvette’s illustrious racing heritage.
At the heart of the Corvette Z06 is the new 5.5-liter LT6 engine. Boasting 670 horsepower, it’s the most powerful naturally aspirated V8 ever found in a production vehicle.
With an exciting signature exhaust sound and a flat-plane crankshaft engine design that encourages revs of up to 8,600 rpm, the Z06 is incredibly fun to drive, too. An eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, a Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 suspension, and features like launch control and an electronic limited slip differential make this supercar even more super.
With a widened stance, reconfigurable rear spoiler, fascias optimized for cooling, and forged aluminum wheels, the Corvette Z06 merges form and function in one impressive package. It’s extremely customizable as well, offering 12 paint color options, seven wheel packages, six brake caliper colors, and an aerodynamically superior Z07 Performance Package option.
Production will start this summer for the 2023 Chevrolet Z06, but you can learn more right now by contacting our team here at ELCO Chevrolet in Ballwin, Missouri.
Two iconic Chevrolet sports cars have earned a spot on the U.S. News and World Report 10 Best Muscle Cars for 2021 list. The Camaro and Corvette were honored for their performance, tech tools, and impressive value.
The Camaro earned high marks for its modern connectivity technology, impressive powertrain options, and affordable sticker price. Every Camaro is equipped with modern tech tools like Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and a built-in Wi-Fi® hotspot.
“As one of the more affordable muscle cars on the road, the Camaro features an impressive lineup of powerful V6 and V8 engines,” state the editors of U.S. News and World Report. The model’s available powertrains run the gamut from 275 to 650 horsepower.
The Corvette, on the other hand, scored the highest among sports cars on the list. It wowed the judges with its Nappa leather upholstery, heated and ventilated seats, and intuitive smartphone integration. Naturally, its 490-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 and 2.9-second 0-60 time helped it speed ahead of the competition, too.
“Redesigned for the 2020 model year, the Chevrolet Corvette sits atop our ranking of luxury sports cars as well as our rating of luxury convertibles,” the publication said of the mid-engine marvel. “Now in its eighth generation, the classic nameplate sports a mid-engine layout and a modern interior.”
Want to learn more about the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette? Visit us online or contact us at ELCO Chevrolet in Ballwin, MO.
Working to engage the public online, the National Corvette Museum recently released a series of educational videos called the Vetteacademy. This free-to-watch museum miniseries is available on YouTube and Facebook, offering information about how to change tires, the history of the Corvette, and the differences between Corvette generations.
These videos are designed to be fun and engaging, and they’re for a broad audience that may have no in-depth knowledge of cars. The videos are well-suited for kids, as they offer educational information in easy-to-understand language, focusing mainly on how cars work and what makes the Corvette so special.
“As a nonprofit foundation, our mission is to educate the public. We developed these videos to not only provide educational content, but also be entertaining and engaging,” said Dr. Sean Preston, President and CEO of the Corvette Museum.
You can also access the “Fully Vetted” series, which is perfect if you’re trying to fight boredom. It has stories by Bob Bubnis, the museum historical media coordinator, and Derek E. Moore, the director of collections and curator. You can learn in-depth info about the brand, getting a behind-the-scenes view of one of America’s favorite cars. Check out these videos today to learn more about everything from the classic Stingray to the latest model year.
As big fans of all things Corvette, you can rest assured that all of us at ELCO Chevrolet are enjoying everything the National Corvette Museum is producing. To talk about how to get behind the wheel of your dream car — or just to geek out over the first mid-engine Corvette — don’t hesitate to give us a call.
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is poised to usher in a new era for the American icon, marking the first time one of Chevy’s high-performance sports cars was built on a mid-engine platform. And the very first example of the new mid-engine Corvette sold earlier this year at the 2020 Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, for a cool $3 million.
That $3 million will go to a very good cause. All proceeds
benefit the Detroit Children’s Fund, which aims to improve the quality of
schools in the city of Detroit. General Motors CEO Mary Barra was at the event
to congratulate — and thank — the lucky winner. The new owner of the
revolutionary supercar, in addition to receiving the world’s first production mid-engine
Corvette, will also get a guided tour of the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green,
So who was the lucky winner of the $3 million 2020 Chevrolet
Corvette Stingray? None other than famous racer, car collector, and NASCAR team
owner, Rick Hendrick, who has bought a long list of famous Chevrolet models at
this and other auctions over the years.
While $3 million is a hefty price tag, it is not large
enough to make this Corvette the most expensive ever auctioned by
Barrett-Jackson. That distinction belongs to a 1967 L88 Corvette Coupe, which
fetched $3.85 million when it was auctioned in 2014.
While the first mid-engine Corvette to leave the assembly line already has an owner, you can experience the all-new supercar’s excellence right here at ELCO Chevrolet Cadillac when it hits lots later this year.
For American sports car fans, few places are as special as the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Whether you’ve been there before or hope to in the future, you now have plenty more to be excited about, as the museum has announced plans for a major expansion.
As one of the world’s most popular automotive museums, the National Corvette Museum welcomes more than 225,000 sports car enthusiasts through their doors each year. As the museum has seen increasing attendance in recent years, it plans to substantially expand its office and exhibition areas, with construction to start in 2021.
The museum will also expand the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park Complex, located just across the street from the museum. This expansion will increase the NCM Motorsports Park Complex by an additional 205 acres, bringing its total size to an impressive 425 acres.
For Corvette fans, this all translates into a bigger playground where they can check out some of the most incredible and rare Corvettes on the planet.
Currently, the National Corvette Museum is planning a new exhibit called “Chevrolet Racing: Louis to Le Mans,” which will feature rare cars driven by Louis Chevrolet along with a huge selection of Corvettes that have won races at Le Mans.
If all you want is a smaller display of modern Corvettes, however, just head over to ELCO Chevrolet!