Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Welcome LGCA Members!!

This is our new Corvette blog! As I mentioned in the newsletter, please send any Corvette-related information that you have or come across to us. We are going to try and grow this thing so that Purifoy Chevrolet can reach a new audience of Corvette lovers like yourselves! Send your submission to and we’ll get it on the blog.

Thanks for the help!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Buy Your Corvette GTR Z06 at Purifoy Chevrolet

Purifoy Chevrolet is currently featuring a 2009 Chevrolet Corvette GTR Z06 in Velocity Yellow Tintcoat.  This Vette has a 7.0L V8 with a Manual 6-Speed.  For more information on this amazing vehicle, contact the Corvette Guys at Purifoy Chevrolet. 

Friday, December 25, 2009

Automobile Magazine First Drive of 2010 Corvette Grand Spot

Automobile Magazine did a First Drive article on the 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport. The articles gives a lot of great information.  Here are some highlights from the article, but you can read the full article here:

Flogging a Corvette Grand Sport around the road course of GM's Milford proving grounds, we came to two conclusions. First, the Grand Sport is - unsurprisingly - very much a Corvette. The Grand Sport retains the same balanced and eager character that makes Corvettes so rewarding to drive hard. Second, the upgrades are perfect for the Corvette driver who pushes his car more than the average owner. With the stiffer suspension and wider tires, the Grand Sport can pull over 1 g in lateral acceleration. That means the ability to carry more speed through turns, while the large brakes do a fine job of reigning in that speed when necessary. The 430 hp is still more than sufficient, even when you're on the track. However, most of these cars will spend the majority of their life cruising public streets, and the Grand Sport also provides the ride and style, that most buyers want.

New for the entire Corvette lineup in 2010 is a launch control feature standard on manual-transmission cars. The system works by cycling to the appropriate stability control mode, shifting to first gear, flooring the throttle, waiting for the rpms to settle, and dropping the clutch as fast as you can. The result is a flawless launch with consistent repeatability. In our testing, we got lucky and beat the launch control program on our first 0-60 mph run in a Corvette ZR1. But our human limits had our times varying by more than half a second while the launch control kept each successive run within a few hundredths of a second.

For more information on the 2010 Corvette Grand Sport, contact Purifoy Chevrolet.  Or visit their showroom to see one of the 7 Corvette Grand Sports in stock.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Purifoy Chevrolet Featured on MartinoTV

Purifoy Chevrolet's pride and integrity were recently highlighted on MartinoTV:


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

2009 Reeves Callaway Corvette in Stock

Purifoy Chevrolet still has one 2009 Reeves Callaway Signature Edition Crystal Red 4LT Convertible Corvette in stock.  This is #2 of 29.  Contact Purifoy Chevrolet for more info.

Here is a great video that highlights the features of this amazing vehicle, particularly the Callaway aspects:

Sunday, December 13, 2009

0% Financing Special on Remaining 2009 Corvettes

Purifoy Chevrolet is offering a 0% for 72 months financing special on all remaining 2009 vehicles, including Corvettes.  Thre are still three 2009 Corvettes available at Purifoy.  This special is with approved credit.  Contact Purifoy Chevrolet for more info on this great deal. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Great Article on the Corvette ZR1

This great article highlights some of the features of the amazing Corvette ZR1.  It was written by Jim Mateja of the Chicago Tribune (Sept. 6, 2009).

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.

For more information on the ZR1 or any Corvette model, contact Purifoy Chevrolet.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

See the Corvette ZR1 Engine....

This is a great video of the Corvette ZR1 LS9 engine.  You will be amazed!  Want to see the ZR1 engine up close?  Stop by Purifoy Chevrolet to see our extensive selection of Corvettes!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Video

This video has amazing detail and information about the 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport.  For more information, visit Purifoy Chevrolet!