Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Side Impact Airbags Standard on 2010 Corvette

In a continuing effort to make Chevrolet vehicles even safer, the 2010 Corvette will come with frontal and side impact driver & front passenger air bags on all equipment groups. 

There's another reason to stop into Purifoy Chevrolet for information on buying your new Corvette.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Automobile Magazine Article- Future of Corvette?

Automobile Magazine has a good article regarding some of the ideas on the future of the Corvette.  The article is called:  A Survivor With a Split Window?:

The future of traditional performance cars may be somewhat in question, given the push towards sustainable transportation, but Corvette fans need not worry. GM has confirmed the car will evolve into a seventh generation, which will also mark the return of the fabled split rear window.

The 1963 Corvette (aka “Sting Ray”) was the only Corvette to feature the split-window. The feature, designed by Larry Shinoda and Bill Mitchel, was an iconic part of the car’s design, but was disliked by Corvette chief engineer Zora Arkus Duntov. A one-piece rear window would appear in 1964, and remain in place on all second-generation Corvette coupes.

The split-window recently made a return on the incredible Corvette Stingray concept, which had a starring role in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen." While the Stingray concept will remain just that, Ed Wellburn, GM’s head of global design, told Inside Line the next-generation ‘Vette will use that styling cue.

“That car [Corvette Stingray Concept] is not the next Corvette. But the split window is something that I expect for the next Corvette,” said Welburn. “With the back-up cameras and blind-spot detection systems that we have these days, the visibility issue is much less of a problem.”

GM will also remain faithful to the Corvette’s longstanding heritage as a front-engine/rear-wheel-drive car, quelling the perpetual rumors of a possible mid-engine Corvette. That said, it may not always retain the traditional V-8 underhood. If fuel economy regulations threaten the Corvette’s existence, a hybrid system could possibly be used as a saving grace.

“We will only do a hybrid powertrain if that is what is required to maintain the vehicle,” said Tom Stephens, GM’s vice chairman of product development. “I think we have a pretty good plan right now that probably will require a hybrid in the near term.”

For now, GM will keep the traditional V-8 power in the Corvette. As for smaller engines? Stephens says he doesn’t believe “we need to do a six-cylinder engine in a Corvette at this time.”

Thanks to Automobile Magazine's Andrew Peterson for the article.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

GM Offering 60 Day Satisfaction Guarantee

GM is so certain you will love your new vehicle they are offering the 60 Day Satisfaction Guarantee.  Take delivery of your new Chevrolet vehicle by November 30, 2009, keep it for 30 days, and if you are unhappy with the vehicle you can return it between days 31 and 60 after purchase.  There are some restrictions, such as the customer being responsible for any negative equity, accessories purchased, service contracts, or other contract additions to the vehicle purchase price. 

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Monday, September 21, 2009

New For 2010-- Corvette Grand Sport

New to the Corvette line in 2010 is the Grand Sport, inspired by the 1960s Sting Rays.  The Grand Sport features racing-developed technology to make it at home on the street and track.  Get your Grand Sport in a coupe or convertible, 6 speed manual or 6 speed automatic.   It is available in a range of colors and will feature a Grand Sport badge.  The Grand Sport comes with a 100,000 mile/ 5 year (whichever comes first) transferable Powertrain Limited Warranty.

Contact the Corvette Guys at Purifoy Chevrolet for more information on the 2010 Corvette Grand Sport line.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Great Info on the Mighty 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

Great article in the Chicago Tribune today about the ZR1 Corvette:

Centuries from now when archeologists unearth the remains of this civilization, we hope among the countless Prius statues they will find at least one 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.
The ZR1 will serve to signify a time when a limited number of folks dared be politically incorrect by driving a V-8 coupe with the power of a rocket.
The ZR1 Corvette, lovingly dubbed King of the Hill in 1990 when it bowed because of the exhaust its rivals had to eat, has returned for 2009 after a four-year absence.
In an age when mileage is sacred and speed is a sin, the ZR1 is an absolute blast. Sorry, Big Guy.
The ZR1 is propelled by a 6.2-liter, supercharged V-8. Its 638 horsepower are the most ever squeezed into a Chevy.
Stand on the pedal, the power generated as you slip the lever from second to third sucks the air out of every fiber of your body. First guy to travel this fast was named Armstrong, and he had to pause on the moon to catch his breath. At age 18, Twin No. 2 once came close on Interstate 94.
If the original was King of the Hill, this is Potentate of the Planet, with a top speed of 205 mph.
When the supercharger kicks in, it lets out a wail. While gas/electric hybrids have merits, none come to mind when turning three digits in a ZR1, and the V-8 still has power in reserve.

A 5-Series BMW tried catching up as if to pass. It eventually did, a minute or so after we stopped to jot down a few notes. Don't think that was a thumb the Bimmer driver raised.
The ZR1 combines amazing handling with its blistering speed.
It has holders for coffee cups or pop cans and a navigation system to find the nearest restaurant for a leisurely meal, amenities we found after three days on secluded country roads.

No time for such trivialities during playtime, and no USB port; there's a power plug under the armrest instead.
But, as colleague Jim Jackson noted, no use for iPod, much less radio, when piloting a 638 hp ship. "Radio should be a delete option," he noted.
Agreed. The sounds coming from the engine and the exhaust are music to the ears of the performance enthusiasts who have lined up to get one of the high-priced, limited-edition works of engineering art. When the supercharger goes to work and the exhaust starts to rumble, AM, FM and XM give way to rpm.
A couple problems with a vehicle this potent, however, one being finding an off-track place to enjoy it. We found a desolate spot in the country, though after about 30 minutes, a patrol car did too. When joined by a second patrol car, it seemed more than coincidence, so we moved on -- a couple times.
The ZR1 is sure-footed with its sports-tuned suspension and 20-inch performance radials. It holds flat in corners and turns, traction control preventing slippage at takeoff and stability control guarding against lateral wandering. Twist the console button and you move from a smooth "touring" setting to a firmer "sport" mode for the track. With a chin spoiler a couple inches off the road, avoid steep driveways and any snow.
The cockpit is designed for room (as much as possible in a two-seater) and comfort (as much as possible sitting about 4 inches off the pavement) and to hold occupants in place. But, as we found, the safety belts tighten against the body automatically in power takeoffs. So we had to pull over every so often to loosen the straps and exhale.
The ZR1 is meant for aggressive motoring, but at recess don't expect to blend in with the scenery in an atomic-orange coupe, especially one sporting a supercharger under a plexiglass shield in the hood and ZR1 supercharged badges on the fenders.
The 2009 ZR1 tested starts at $103,970, highest price ever commanded by a Chevrolet. A 3ZR package with custom leather interior trim, perforated leather sport bucket seats, navi system and Bose sound system runs $10,000; the atomic orange, $300; and freight, $960. And don't forget sales tax, no small change on a $103,000 machine.
Thanks to Jim Metaja at the Chicago Tribune!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Callaway Corvettes at Purifoy Chevrolet

Purifoy Chevrolet in Fort Lupton, Colorado is your authorized Callaway Corvette dealer. We are your contact to create your very own Callaway Corvette.

You want 2010 Callaway C16 with 652 horsepower? We can get it for you!

Stop by our site for details!

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Purifoy has Corvettes!

We currently have 21 new and 4 pre-owned Corvettes on the lot, with more expected in any day now. Purifoy is your source for anything Corvette!

As the only factory authorized Callaway dealership in the state, Purifoy is the place to go to order your new Callaway Corvette.

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