Wednesday, April 18, 2007
The Chevrolet Corvette is the sports car that has been manufactured by Chevrolet since 1953. It is built today exclusively at a General Motors assembly plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, U.S.A.. It was the first all-American sports car built by an American car manufacturer. The National Corvette Museum is also located in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
For more than 50 years, Corvettes have combined very powerful engines, such as the 400hp LS2 or 505hp LS7, with relative affordability, especially when compared with more prestigious marques of similar performance. Older generations of the Corvette have been criticized for being crude and lacking in refinement by European sports car standards, and their on-limit handling is a divisive issue garnering both praise and reproach. Recent generations of the Corvette, however, are widely seen as being much improved in these areas.
Those pictures were made on International Motor Show in Frankfurt (2005).
The Ferrari GG50 was a created by Italian sportscar and supercar manufacturer, Ferrari. The GG50 was first introduced at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show. This supercar concept marks the fifty years Giugiaro has been creating automobiles.
The Ferrari F1 GG50 has special F1 modifications to make performance and speed better and faster. The GG50 uses a 65 degree V12 naturally aspirated petrol engine. The engine develops a peak power of 540 horsepower which translates to 94 horsepower per liter. The compression ratio is 11.2:1. The GG50 uses an odd sequential mode automatic transmission.