If you didn’t know it already, Vette magazine, as well as the entire Super Chevy Network, has gone web-first. What that means is that you can see the content of the print and digital magazine here first. That’s right, if you are searching for instant gratification on the latest news, builds, events and tech stories you can get it right here – right away. For those that prefer those other formats, we are still available on the newsstand, mail-order subscription, and the digital newsstand (iTunes and Zinio) as well as the Vette magazine app. Here is a list of the latest covers and the accompanying web story:
(click each issue to read about the cover feature)
We pit Brian Hobaugh’s Pro-Touring 1965 Corvette against a stock 2015 Corvette Z06 at Willow Springs International Motorsports Park. The modified ’65 is a past winner of the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational, and has been raced since Day 1. Talk about a well-sorted combo. You are talking about years of driving and subtle refinement to the handling. But could it top the millions of dollars GM has invested in the C7 Z06?
Race Proven Motorsports built two incredible ProCharged C6 Z06s, one for the street and another for the track. The shop car runs high 7s (in the quarter-mile) in NMCA LSX events as well as other drag radial events with its solid roller, race gas combo. Meanwhile, a customer’s pump gas, street version runs 8.80s with ease yet still boasts a full interior with air conditioning.
The metal bumper C3s have really taken off in the Pro-Touring scene, and Harold Chapman’s ’68 is the perfect example of how incredible these cars can look with the right attention. A 700hp LS7 and six-speed manual sit atop a Roadster Shop chassis with extensive body and interior work. The attention to detail is impressive.
We shudder to use the word “sleeper” to describe any Corvette, but this ’71 is well deserving of the title. Unlike Chapman’s ’68, Joe Marudas’ ’71 looks bone-stock. But, it just happens to pack a 582 cubic-inch big-block that makes 828 horsepower. With the suspension work Joe has done, this car clicks off an incredible 9.71 at 139mph naturally aspirated. This car took the internet by storm, so we had to shoot it for the cover.
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