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235Supercharged 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 takes the C7 beyond the ZR1 [w/video]

The Z06 is just about everything we got in the last ZR1, but better.

19Mother's Day Suggestion No. 2,506

With Mother's Day coming up, we're always looking for new gift ideas to celebrate the occasion, but hot laps around a track might not be the best suggestion for Darius Khashabi. In a video posted on YouTube, Khashabi straps his mom into the passenger seat of his C6 Corvette Z06 for some laps around Sonoma Raceway (formerly Infineon Raceway) at "60 percent" with comical results.

33Corvette Z06 bed upgrades your childhood

We've reported plenty on items we'd like to place in our automotive-themed dream house, from engine-block coffee tables and Pininfarina desks to Aston Martin loveseats and Porsche sofas – but most of them are for the living room. We'd be remised, however, to forget the one part of the house where the fascination all began: our childhood bedroom.

41Cool dad introduces son to autocross in Corvette Z06

Father-son bonding is important, and if dad's a car guy, he may choose to hit local autocross track on some weekends. It's hard to think of a more fun place for a kid and his pop to spend a little quality time together. Clearly, the owner of this Chevrolet Corvette Z06 agrees. He's sharing his passion for cars with junior by popping a helmet on his noggin, strapping him into the passenger seat, and hitting the course.

27Romeo Ferraris leaves Italy, comes back with a 667-hp carbon fiber Corvette

The latest is the Corvette Z06. And why shouldn't it be? The 'Vette has a long history of customization at Italian hands. But those have mostly been cosmetic coachbuilding jobs. This is another story altogether.

4Video: Corvette Racing Series Episode 8: Cascade engineering

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50Chevrolet to let Corvette owners build their own engines - for a price [w/video]

Allowing customers to customize colors and materials has become a popular and profitable option for many automakers in the last several years. Most offer customers the opportunity to pick up their new ride at the factory and even watch it being built. For the 2011 model year, Chevrolet is going one step further by giving buyers of the Z06 and ZR1 the option to build the powerplant for their new Corvette.

AddEdmunds: long-term, real-world MPG update shows you can get just 26 mpg in a Prius

The good people over at Edmunds Inside Line maintain a fleet of test vehicles for their flogging pleasure. And they've just released the latest fuel economy numbers from their real-world tests. Not surprisingly, the 2004 Toyota Prius came in first place overall averaging 41.0 miles per gallon. What is surprising is that, while the Prius was able to squeeze out 59.3 miles-per-gallon on the high end, the same car also returned 26.7 mpg on its worst tank. What on earth do you have to do to a Prius

11GM prepping for 50th anniversary of Corvette at LeMans with one-off Z06

Corvette celebrates 50 years at Le Mans – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddVideo: Corvette and the Green Challenge, making the C6.R faster and greener

Corvette Racing C6.R gets faster and more efficient – Click above to watch the video after the break

21Report: TVR rebirth hinges on hybrid tech and Chevrolet Corvette power

At long last, the question of exactly which American V8 the newly-resurrected TVR will use has been answered. As you might have guessed, the Russian-owned, English-bred racer will get a beating heart from none other than the mighty Chevrolet Corvette. The news hounds over at Autocar managed to snag a quick interview with the brand's owner, Nikolai Smolenski, who said that the GM eight-pot presented the most efficient and powerful solution to the company's engine concerns.

7Want the first Corvette Z06 Carbon? Bring your checkbook to Palm Beach

2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon - Click above for high-res image gallery

29Pics Aplenty: 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon limited edition

2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon – Click above for high-res image gallery

462011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon slots in right below ZR1

2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon - Click above for high-res image gallery

15Barrett-Jackson 2010: Limited Edition Corvette Z06 raises $200,000 to benefit Haiti

Special Edition Corvette Z06 to benefit Haiti - Click above for high-res image gallery

16SEMA 2008: STS Twin Turbo C6 Corvette a matte monster

Click above for a high-res gallery of the STS C6 Z06

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