It’s been three months since our loaner Z06 last bellowed throughout the shop, but our ears are still ringing. The C6 is the very definition (more like DEAFinition) of the American sports coupe. Boisterous doesn’t even begin to describe our loaner Corvette. By now, though, we all know how hot these cars are, both figuratively and literally. We’re finally at the point where we can test and see just how much of that actual heat we can remove with our new aluminum radiator.
We all have that one friend that just can’t seem to make up their mind. Indecision isn’t just a bad habit for them, it’s a way of life. At any minute you’re a shrug or an “I don’t care” away from utter frustration. I have to level with you folks, I am that person. Which makes it less weird to say that I can identify with the C6. Not so much to sleek body lines and unbridled athleticism, definitely neither of those. It’s more so the fact that Chevy nor I can seem to make a lasting decision on anything. Continue Reading ››
One would think that after over 50 years of being the pinnacle of American performance some extra thought would have been put into the cooling system. That’s not the American way, though. Automotive radiators have vastly improved since 1953, and when it came time for the C5’s successor, it’s almost as if Chevy was more interested in equipping the largest V8 possible rather than overhauling the cooling system. On top of seemingly glossing over the C6’s coolant heat exchanger, Chevy couldn’t decide which radiator to equip in their flagship sports car. Over this … Continue Reading ››
When you look back on America’s history in the realm of speed, it seems that we’re only known for one thing—straight-line speed. Our obsession with muscle cars has left the impression on the rest of the world that we here in the US are a little timid around corners. Anyone who knows anything, though, can always name one American car that can take that beeline grunt around the hairpins. The Corvette. Chevrolet has been fixated since 1953 on being able to pilot one of their big crate motors safely around the bends. Using … Continue Reading ››