Chevrolet
Apr 12

Rick Hendrick purchases first ’15 Z06 Stingray for $1 million

Rick Hendrick was expected to buy

Rick Hendrick was expected to buy the first 2015 Corvette Z06 Stingray, no matter what the cost. When the hammer dropped, the final price had risen all the way up to $1 million. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

It was a Rick Hendrick kind of day: He came, he saw, he bought.

As expected, the championship NASCAR team owner and Chevrolet dealer came to the 12th annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction, where late Saturday afternoon he bought VIN No. 1 of the 2015 Corvette Z06 Stingray for $1 million, all of which will go to the Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of Chevrolet’s favorite charities.

Feb 3

Cars: Superbowl Ads Review — More Choices For Automotive Excitement

Maserati Ghibli. (Photo: Courtesy of FOXNews.com)

Maserati Ghibli. (Photo: Courtesy of FOXNews.com)

As always, this year’s Super Bowl was supported by plenty of multimillion dollar car advertisements, with some raising more questions than answers. For those of you still wondering what exactly you were being sold, here’s a look at some of the more interesting autos showcased during the game.

As reported on Autos Section – FOXNews.com

Maserati Ghibli (pictured above)
The commercial for the Maserati Ghibli was called “Strike,” but it could’ve easily been named “First Strike.” While the $66,900 345 hp sports sedan is the Italian automaker’s first relatively mass-market car — and aimed at the likes of the BMW 5-Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and other established mid-size luxury cars depicted in absentia in the ad as big, slow, lazy giants about to be taken out by their nimble new adversary — it will soon be followed by its first SUV, which is expected to be its best-seller, despite the fact that it will surely being bigger and less nimble than the Ghibli.

See more of the featured automotive Superbowl Ads…

Jan 3

Cars: Photo Gallery – Barrett-Jackson Chevrolet Corvettes

The attention to detail on this custom 1962 Corvette is astonishing. The quality of craftsmanship helped it to a sale price of $408,800 at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale two years ago. (Photo: Barrett-Jackson)

The attention to detail on this custom 1962 Corvette is astonishing. The quality of craftsmanship helped it to a sale price of $408,800 at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale two years ago. (Photo: Barrett-Jackson)

Click here to see more photos of Corvettes from past Barrett-Jackson auctions.

Chevrolet Corvettes have been a staple in the automotive world for more than 60 years. Regardless of the generation, Corvettes have always demanded – and received – attention from car aficionados and collectors. When Barrett-Jackson rolls into WestWorld of Scottsdale on Jan. 12, more than one hundred Corvettes will cross the auction block and shine under the bright lights as they transfer from one car collector to the next.

You can watch the action live on FOX’s family of networks beginning Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 2. In total, there will be 36 hours and six-consecutive days of live, high-definition auction coverage across five channels. For more information, click here.

Dec 13

IndyCar: Chevrolet, Honda To Produce Unique Aero Kits Beginning In 2015

Chevrolet and Honda will utilize new aerodynamic bodywork “kits” beginning in 2015. (Photo: Getty Images)

Chevrolet and Honda will utilize new aerodynamic bodywork “kits” beginning in 2015. (Photo: Getty Images)

INDYCAR announced that Chevrolet and Honda will provide distinct aerodynamic configurations for the IndyCar Series chassis beginning in 2015.

As part of its long-range focus on innovation, INDYCAR announced in June that aerodynamic bodywork “kits” would be introduced and utilized for all 2015 races and include separate specifications for superspeedways and road/street/short ovals.

Nov 22

Cars: 2014 Chevrolet Stingray Delivers True Supercar Performance

The all-new, seventh-generation 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. (Photo: Chevrolet)

The all-new, seventh-generation 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. (Photo: Chevrolet)

Like many car enthusiasts, I’ve spent much of the year in keen anticipation of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. I first saw one in the flesh at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Collector-Car Auction in January and it was clear that if nothing else, Chevrolet had a winning design to the new, seventh-generation Corvette, or C7, as it’s known.

Still, until you get behind the wheel, you don’t really know for sure whether that beauty goes beyond skin deep. I’m happy to report that in the case of the new Corvette, the beauty goes way, way beyond skin deep. In fact, Chevrolet has dialed up a true world-class sports car free of qualifiers. No longer does one describe the Corvette by saying, “It’s a great car, but …” It’s simply a great car.

The things people complained in Corvettes past — second-rate interiors, punishing ride, workmanship that was just adequate — those are all gone.