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  • 13 of the Very Best Corvettes Ever Made

    It's been a classic since the day the first Corvette rolled off the production line. Let’s take a look at 13 of the very best Corvettes ever made.

    The Corvette is more than a car. It’s an American icon, and it has been for more than 60 years.

    One of the reasons Corvette maintains its reputation as one of the premier sports cars decade after decade is Chevrolet's commitment to constantly raising the bar. These cars don't just get cooler looking… they get more powerful and more fun to drive!

    But which Corvettes are the cream of the crop? That's what we've come here to answer, and we've collected 13 of the best Corvettes throughout history for you to drool over.

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  • How to Increase Horsepower for Your Corvette

    No matter how much horsepower you have, you can always use a little more, right? Take a look at how to increase horsepower for your Corvette.

    How much horsepower does your Corvette have? Can it compete with the 2019 ZR1 with 755 hp?

    No matter what you’ve got, just remember you don't have to settle for the stock horsepower. With some key upgrades, you can gain that sought-after horsepower.

    Curious what those mods are and how to increase horsepower?

    Stick around, we'll walk you through achieving all the horsepower gains you could want.

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  • 13 Simple But Effective C5 Corvette Mods

    If you own a C5 Corvette, there's plenty to you can do to give it that extra wow factor. Here we take a look at 13 simple and effective C5 Corvette mods.

    Hard to believe, we know, but there are things you can to to make your fifth-generation Corvette even better!

    When you first get your C5 Vette, it seems perfect as is. (And in many ways, this is true.) But, as modification maniacs know, Corvettes make excellent project cars.

    There are actually so many C5 Corvette mods that they make these cars seem like blank canvases (on which to test your wildest and most far-fetched ideas). Although it was hard for us to narrow down the mod list to just 13, we did it… just for you.

    We think you'll appreciate these mods for their simplicity, but remember, simple doesn't always mean easy. However, we know you want to put in the work, otherwise, why mod your Corvette in the first place?

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  • Why Is It a Great Time to Buy a C5 Corvette?

    It may not feel like it, but the C5 Corvette is officially over 20 years old. Take an in-depth look at why right now is the perfect time to buy this classic.

    The Corvette isn't just the quintessential American car. It may very well be the most perfect sports car ever! Even though Corvette might not boast German sophistication or Italian style, what it lacks in frills it makes up for in performance.

    Seven generations in, there's a version for any taste. Yet, it's the fifth-generation, known as the C5 Corvette, that's the hot car among Corvette fans. See why now is a great time to buy a C5 Corvette.

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  • The Low-Down on Short Ram vs. Cold Air Intake for Your Corvette

    The debate between short ram and cold air intake enthusiasts rages on. Read about the differences between the two, how they benefit your vehicle and decide what suits your corvette best here.

    Powered by a supercharged 800 horsepower engine, the new Genovation GXE Corvette can hit confirmed speeds of 220-mph. But, for some of you Corvette fans, 800 ponies still isn't enough.

    Horsepower gives you more power and speed while also helping to save fuel, and an air intake modification is one of the most common modifications done in order to increase a car’s horsepower.

    But which air intake system is best?

    We'll take you through the differences of short ram and cold air intake systems so that you can decide. We'll explain what they are, how they work and additional items you might want to consider when installing an intake modification.

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  • OEM Parts vs. Aftermarket Parts for Your Corvette: The Truth Revealed

    It's a question that plagues every automobile owner but it's especially relevant to those who own high performance vehicles. Should you choose OEM or aftermarket parts when upgrading or repairing your car? Here's the truth.

    In 2017, 32,782 Corvettes were produced by Chevrolet, and over 25,000 of those were sold in the USA.

    Needless to say, there are a lot of Corvettes driving around the streets of America. But how many of those are still driving around with their original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts?

    Whether you're buying your first Corvette and want to know how to take care of it properly or you're a current Corvette owner who wants to know more about caring for your vehicle, you should know the ins and outs of the aftermarket parts versus OEM parts debate.

    We'll take a look at the pros and cons of both, as well as the other items you need to consider when replacing or repairing your parts, so keep reading for the truth behind this debate.

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  • 10 Must-Have Aftermarket Corvette Mods

    If you want your Corvette to be all it can be, chances are you've looked into modifying it beyond factory standards. Here's the ultimate wish list of corvette mods to get you started.

    Of the 296,000 cars GM sold this past year, 26,192 of those sales were for the Chevrolet Corvette.

    Now, although 26,192 may seem like a small number in the grand scheme of things, to a Corvette owner, it’s a lot. Owner are constantly thinking of ways to make their ride stand out, and with the right Corvette mods, you can! Check out our ultimate list of aftermarket Corvette mods to get for your car ASAP.

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  • 13 Tips for Understanding Corvette Aftermarket Exhaust Systems

    Corvette ExhaustChoosing the Best Aftermarket Exhaust System for Your Corvette

    Do you need a new exhaust system for your Corvette? Whether you're replacing old parts or wanting to rev up your vehicle's performance, you owe it to your car to read this guide on choosing the best aftermarket exhaust system first.

    Corvette has come a long way since its launch in 1953. The team behind the car takes pride in their work, and this is reflected in the car’s iconic style.

    Corvette offers a combination of performance and quality, the same philosophy that drives the manufacturer. The car's popularity helped it to top the list in the Automotive Digital Brand Exposure Index in America, and the three main factors that make the Corvette so popular are ease of maintenance, new models and secondary market selling.

    Corvette owners are proud of their cars, and because of that pride, it is not uncommon for owners to want to find the right aftermarket exhaust system in order to give their car the right sound velocity and durability.

    Read along for 13 useful tips for understanding what type of system you may need.

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  • Build the Perfect C7 Corvette – From Bumper to Bumper!

    It’s hard to believe, but the Corvette just keeps getting better with each year. The legendary Corvette has undergone plenty of changes since the first generation. And the C7, Corvette owners have plenty to like with its factory specifications. Continue reading

  • Exhaust Manifold vs. Exhaust Headers - Which Upgrade is Right for Your Car?

    Exhaust Manifold vs. Exhaust Headers

    If you want to add power to your car’s engine – and who doesn’t? – the exhaust system is a great place to start. Other modifications, such as a cold air intake or power programming module, certainly have their benefits, but there’s something about the power, sound, and overall performance upgrade that an exhaust mod provides. Continue reading

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