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1922013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 sets lap record at Laguna Seca, beats new SRT Viper

As you may have heard, Motor Trend recently threw the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and the 2013 SRT Viper at each other. And while it was somewhat shocking to hear that the aging ZR1 actually managed to narrowly walk away as the winner of this particular scrap, something else interesting happened during the dust up. Motor Trend called on pro driver Randy Pobst to thrash the two bruisers around Laguna Seca, and thrash he did. Pobst managed to bolt out a time of 1:33.70 in the ZR1, besting the old

25Guy Fieri to drive Corvette ZR1 pace car in Indy 500

Diners, Drive-ins and Dives persona Guy Fieri is making more news with garages these days than kitchens. The Food Network host, who recently had his Lamborghini Gallardo stolen and then recovered in a teen's storage container, has been selected to drive the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 pace car at the Indy 500 this year.

282013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 to pace 96th Indianapolis 500

Today Chevrolet announced that a 2013 Corvette ZR1 will pace this year's Indianapolis 500, marking the 23rd time that a Chevy has paced the race and the 11th time the Corvette has performed the duty. With 638 horsepower from its supercharged 6.2-liter V8, the Corvette ZR1 will be the most powerful production machine to serve as the race's pace car.

64ZR1 versus C6.R racer in Corvette straight-line race

Road & Track lined up the Corvette ZR1 next to the Corvette C6.R ALMS racing car to see how they'd compete in a straight line. Notice we didn't say "drag" or "drag race," since this isn't at the track and we can't tell the distance of the contest.

57Corvette ZR1-powered Chevrolet Silverado has us feeling sleepy

Here we have the kind of sleeper that'll wake you up no time: a short-bed, four-wheel-drive Chevrolet Silverado with an LS9 from the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. With dyno numbers of 510 horsepower and 504 pound-feet of torque, there's a jump of at least 205 hp and 169 lb-ft over the most powerful factory engine you can get in that truck.

26Chevy offers free driving school to all Corvette buyers for limited time

2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible – Click above for high-res image gallery

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.

36Video: Hennessey Venom GT dyno'd at 933 RWHP

Hennessey Venom GT – Click above to watch video after the jump

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.

32Video: Hennessey Venom GT spied out in the open

Hennessey Venom GT spied in public – Click above to watch the video after the jump

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

24Corvette C6.R GT2 livery looks... sharp

Corvettes look sharp. Racing 'Vettes, even sharper. A competition-spec ZR1? Now we're talking.

35Video: Lingenfelter Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 posts 9-second quarter-mile run

Lingenfelter Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 runs a 9-second pass - click above to watch after the jump

24VIDEO: Gran Turismo PSP ad at Laguna Seca is art imitating life imitating art. Or something.

Gran Turismo for PSP - click above image to watch the video

70REPORT: Corvette ZR1 matches Nissan GT-R around Nürburgring in Sport Auto test

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 - click above image for hi-res gallery

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