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Insider Report: 2014 Corvette Stingray wrecked in Arizona

Published February 14, 2013

Regular readers may recall that I posted a couple of videos of some Corvette Stingray test mules being driven in the wilds of Arizona. Well, it would seem that one of those cars has met up with a rock face.

Initially reported by one of the guys at DigitalCorvettes.com there are few details to go along with the roadside crash image. Obviously, folks at GM aren’t going to be saying much. Internet comments have expressed all manner of comments ranging from “the guy should be fired” to “what a shame”. The reality is that test mules have a short life and then they are usually crushed.

More: It’s finally here – all-new Corvette unveiled in Toronto

How to change a tire while driving on two wheels

As a kid going to the CNE, I remember watching in awe as the Hell Drivers stunt team burned rubber, jumped and defied death behind the wheel. The best part was when they drove around on two wheels. This was in the early ’70s and, as a kid, I had no idea two-wheeling was old hat.

So what is a modern stunt driving team to do when something like driving on two wheels is an old trick? The guys in the video have kicked it up a notch by taking their show out onto the road and changing a tire. While driving. I’ll bet you’ve never seen a Hyundai do this!

Robbie Maddison’s AIR.CRAFT

For anyone who might have been thinking that Ken Block’s Gymkhana series of extreme driving videos is getting a bit long in the tooth, the marketers at DC Shoes have switched things up a bit with the release of Robbie Maddison’s AIR.CRAFT. Rather than featuring Block blasting around in a funky Ford, AIR.CRAFT shows freestyle motocross star Maddison as he hoons it up in a military airplane graveyard in Arizona. Once the main part of the video is done, be sure to stick around for some of the bloopers. This guy is nuts!

The Targa Newfoundland as experienced by Vivid Racing

The annual Targa Newfoundland rally each September has become a great source of written stories, but also provides lots of great videos. Between the automotive action, the great people of Newfoundland and the incredible natural beauty, the event just begs to be filmed. The folks at Vivid Racing sent a number of cameras last year to follow their Porsche 911 Turbo through the six day event. Take a ride with them!

Drive gets trippy with Black Edition teaser

In just over a year, the guys at the DRIVE channel have created such incredible videos every week that they have already had close to 53 MILLION views. To get there, they have covered a ton of events, shot massive amounts of video and must be going insane from all of the editing. In fact, their latest project proves they might just be losing it. A bunch of night racing footage has been mashed together in something that looks like John Frankenheimer and Steve McQueen got together to shoot their ultimate opening scene.

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    • Price: $36,999

    MSRP

    • Price: $67,600
    • Price: $61,699
    • Price: $75,600
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    • Horsepower: Not defined
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    • Drive Type: RWD
    • Cylinder: 6
    • Transmission Speed: 6

    Performance

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    • Drive Type: AWD
    • Cylinder: 5
    • Transmission Speed: 6
    • Engine: 5.8 V8 G
    • Horsepower: Not defined
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    • Drive Type: RWD
    • Cylinder: 8
    • Transmission Speed: 6
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    • Cylinder: 6
    • Transmission Speed: 6
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    Fuel Economy

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    • Airbags: Yes
    • ABS Brakes: Yes
    • Traction Control: Yes
    • Stability Control: Yes
    • Safety Rating: -
    • Child Sensor: Yes
    • Park Distance Control: Yes

    Safety

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    • ABS Brakes: Yes
    • Traction Control: Yes
    • Stability Control: Yes
    • Safety Rating: -
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    • Park Distance Control: Yes
    • Airbags: Yes
    • ABS Brakes: Yes
    • Traction Control: Yes
    • Stability Control: Yes
    • Safety Rating: -
    • Child Sensor: Yes
    • Park Distance Control: Yes
    • Airbags: Yes
    • ABS Brakes: Yes
    • Traction Control: Yes
    • Stability Control: Yes
    • Safety Rating: -
    • Child Sensor: Yes
    • Park Distance Control: Yes
    • Sunroof: Yes
    • Air Conditioning: Yes
    • Power Windows: Yes
    • Power Door Locks: Yes
    • Leather Seats: Yes
    • Power Seats: Yes
    • Music System: Yes
    • Navigation System: Yes
    • Cruise: Yes
    • Keyless Entry: Yes
    • Rain Sensing Vipers: No
    • Heated Seats: Yes
    • Climate Control: Yes
    • Steering Wheel Controls: Yes
    • Power Mirrors: Yes

    Comfort & Convenience

    • Sunroof: No
    • Air Conditioning: Yes
    • Power Windows: Yes
    • Power Door Locks: Yes
    • Leather Seats: Yes
    • Power Seats: Yes
    • Music System: Yes
    • Navigation System: No
    • Cruise: Yes
    • Keyless Entry: Yes
    • Rain Sensing Vipers: Yes
    • Heated Seats: Yes
    • Climate Control: Yes
    • Steering Wheel Controls: Yes
    • Power Mirrors: Yes
    • Sunroof: No
    • Air Conditioning: Yes
    • Power Windows: Yes
    • Power Door Locks: Yes
    • Leather Seats: No
    • Power Seats: Yes
    • Music System: Yes
    • Navigation System: No
    • Cruise: Yes
    • Keyless Entry: Yes
    • Rain Sensing Vipers: No
    • Heated Seats: No
    • Climate Control: No
    • Steering Wheel Controls: Yes
    • Power Mirrors: Yes
    • Sunroof: No
    • Air Conditioning: No
    • Power Windows: Yes
    • Power Door Locks: Yes
    • Leather Seats: No
    • Power Seats: No
    • Music System: No
    • Navigation System: No
    • Cruise: Yes
    • Keyless Entry: Yes
    • Rain Sensing Vipers: No
    • Heated Seats: No
    • Climate Control: No
    • Steering Wheel Controls: No
    • Power Mirrors: Yes
    • Max. Seating: 4
    • Number of Doors: 2
    • Seats: 4
    • Power Adjustable Seats: Yes
    • Specialty Seats: Yes
    • Interior: Yes
    • Leather Seats: Yes
    • Power Seats: Yes
    • Heated Seats: Yes

    Interior

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    • Specialty Seats: Yes
    • Interior: Yes
    • Leather Seats: Yes
    • Power Seats: Yes
    • Heated Seats: Yes
    • Max. Seating: 4
    • Number of Doors: 2
    • Seats: 4
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    • Specialty Seats: Yes
    • Interior: Yes
    • Leather Seats: Yes
    • Power Seats: Yes
    • Heated Seats: Yes
    • Max. Seating: 2
    • Number of Doors: 2
    • Seats: 2
    • Power Adjustable Seats: No
    • Specialty Seats: Yes
    • Interior: Yes
    • Leather Seats: Yes
    • Power Seats: Yes
    • Heated Seats: Yes
    • Awards: -

    Awards

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