Thursday, January 31, 2013

Performance Build Center Relocating


General Motors will relocate its Performance Build Center, which allows engine aficionados to build their own specialty engines, from Michigan to the Bowling Green Assembly Plant, home of the Chevrolet Corvette.
The move, backed by a $3.5 million investment and slated for the first quarter of 2014, was part of a consolidation of GM Powertrain engineering sites.    
The Performance Build Center has been the source for the 6.2L LS3 V8 engine, which powers the Corvette Grand Sport Coupe manual version; the 7.0L LS7 V8 engine for the Corvette Z06 and the 6.2L Supercharged LS9 engine for the Corvette ZR1. 
The move will eventually allow Corvette customers to combine the experience of watching their Corvette being assembled with participating in the build of their vehicle’s high-performance engine. Details on which engines would be available for customer assembly will be announced in the future.
“This is exciting news for the Corvette Assembly Plant and the community of Bowling Green,” said plant manager Dave Tatman. “We host thousands of guests each year, many of whom are here to see their Corvette being built. Bringing the Performance Build Center here simply adds to the thrill of purchasing a Corvette and increases satisfaction for our customers and employees."
Read entire article here.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Now at Purifoy Chevrolet: 2008 Corvette Convertible

Purifoy Chevrolet just received this Corvette back from the client we sold it to and it only has 6,708 total miles! This is a great chance to buy a near new car at a very attractive price! This Corvette has the 3LT trim package and has all the power & convenience functions you expect in a premium auto. Options include the 6 speed automatic, cruise control, head-up display,dual power heated leather seats,power convertible top,CD radio,XM radio,ONSTAR,dual zone air conditioning, and much more! Speak with our knowledgeable sales team and ask for a test drive today! 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Silver Corvette Sale at Purifoy Chevrolet

Looking for a great deal on a silver Corvette, new or pre-owned?  During Purifoy Chevrolet's Silver Corvette Sale, you will find what you are looking for!  Stop by to see the great deals on:

Silver 2013 Corvette (NEW!)
Silver 2010 Corvette Convertible
Silver 2008 Corvette Convertible
Silver 1999 Corvette Convertible
Silver 1997 Corvette

The Silver Corvette Sale ends January 31, so hurry in!  Get details at Purifoy Chevrolet.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Video: Getting to Know the 2014 Corvette Stingray


Want to know more about the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette?  Contact Purifoy Chevrolet to learn more about the vehicle and its release date.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Rollie Purifoy on the Radio Saturday - C7 Corvette Information

Tune in tomorrow (Saturday) to 950 AM at 1pm to listen to Rollie Purifoy talk about his experience at the huge Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C7 unveiling in Detroit last week!  

The all new 7th generation Corvette is an incredible masterpiece of power, efficiency, and economy.  Imagine having a 450HP sports car that can be driven comfortably every day and gets 30MPG!  The new 2014 C7 Corvette does this and more.

Saturday, Jan 19th, 1pm, Cruisin 950 AM.

Visit for more details!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Stingray is Back!

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The all-new Corvette Stingray shares only two parts with the previous generation Corvette. It incorporates an all-new frame structure and chassis, a new powertrain and supporting technologies, as well as completely new exterior and interior designs. Highlights include:
  • An interior that includes real carbon fiber, aluminum and hand-wrapped leather materials, two new seat choices – each featuring a lightweight magnesium frame for exceptional support – and dual eight-inch configurable driver/infotainment screens
  • Advanced driver technologies, including a five-position Drive Mode Selector that tailors 12 vehicle attributes to the fit the driver’s environment and a new seven-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching that anticipates gear selections and matches engine speed for perfect shifts every time
  • An all-new 6.2L LT1 V-8 engine combines advanced technologies, including direct injection, Active Fuel Management, continuously variable valve timing and an advanced combustion system that delivers more power while using less fuel
  • Lightweight materials, including a carbon fiber hood and removable roof panel; composite fenders, doors and rear quarter panels; carbon-nano composite underbody panels and a new aluminum frame help shift weight rearward for an optimal 50/50 weight balance that supports a world-class power-to-weight ratio
  • A sculptured exterior features advanced high-intensity discharge and light-emitting diode lighting and racing-proven aerodynamics that balance low drag for efficiency and performance elements for improved stability and track capability
  • Track-capable Z51 Performance Package including: an electronic limited-slip differential, dry-sump oiling system, integral brake, differential and transmission cooling, as well as a unique aero package that further improves high-speed stability.
Read entire article here.

The all-new Corvette is not available yet, but contact Purifoy Chevrolet to learn more about its release.

Corvette Fast Facts


Corvette Fast Facts:
  • The Corvette was originally championed by GM’s legendary styling director Harley Earl, who insisted there was room for an American entry in the European-dominated sports car market. It was also his idea for Corvette to have a fiberglass body.
  • Corvette was named for a small and fast class of naval ships.
  • The 1953 Corvette had a base price of $3,498 and offered only two options – a heater for $91 and an AM radio for $145.
  • Every Corvette model has used innovative materials, from fiberglass in 1953 to advanced carbon-nano technology and carbon fiber on the 2014 Corvette Stingray.
  • A V-8 engine was first available in 1955. That year, it was selected by 90 percent of customers. After that, all Corvettes featured strictly V-8 power.
  • The Stingray name was first used for a prototype race car, the design of which influenced the second-generation Corvette that debuted in 1963. The 1963 Corvette Sting Ray split-window coupe has since been called one of the most beautiful and influential designs in automotive history.
  • Corvette’s legacy of mainstreaming technology previously reserved for high-end luxury cars includes the introduction of fuel injection in 1957, independent rear suspension in 1963, four-wheel disc brakes in 1965, antilock brakes in 1986 and a tire-pressure monitoring system in 1989.
  • Corvette is the longest-running, continually produced sports car in the world.
  • Nearly 2 million Chevrolet Corvettes have been sold since it went on sale in 1953 and in 2012, it accounted for approximately one-third of all sports car sales in America.
Read entire article here.

Stop by Purifoy Chevrolet to learn more about the Chevrolet Corvette and see our extensive inventory of new and pre-owned Corvettes.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Unveiled!

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Today Chevrolet unveiled the exciting newly-redesigned C7 Corvette.  Visit our website for all of the details on this amazing vehicle!  Contact Purifoy Chevrolet for more information.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Now at Purifoy Chevrolet: 2011 Corvette Grand Sport

People are always asking for pre-owned Corvette Grand Sports...but as the model that everybody wants and only three years of production under its belt, a pre-owned Grand Sport is a difficult find! This is the exception and you better act fast because when they come around, they don't last long; especially in this condition!

There are only 6,700 miles on this 2011 GS and it is beautifully optioned. This 2011 was originally a $69,000 Corvette!  2011 was the last year for Jetstream Blue and it is one of the most popular colors. It looks glorious with the five spoke chrome wheels, silver calipers, ZR1 style rear spoiler, and Blade Silver heritage stripes on the front fenders. Inside this GS has the best upgrade you could give; the suede steering wheel, shifter, hand break, and center consol lid with blue stitching that was only found in the 2011 Z06 Carbon Limited Edition. It also has a huge list of options including a 6 Speed Manual transmission, heated seats, head-up display, dual zone climate control, navigation, Bose sound system, and power everything. As with all Grand Sports, this baby features the LS3 6.2L V8 that makes 436 Horsepower and sounds mean with the optional dual mode exhaust. Don't miss the rare chance to get an exceptionally desirable Grand Sport!

Stop by Purifoy Chevrolet to see this 2011 Corvette Grand Sport!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Now at Purifoy Chevrolet: 2011 Corvette Z06

Purifoy Chevrolet just received this stunning 2011 white Z06 with only 7950 miles! This car has full factory features including the popular 2LZ equipment package! It features a richly appointed interior including power heated leather seats with lumbar support. Additional options include dual zone A/C with head-up display and all power options including power locks, windows, mirrors,etc. The 7.0L V8 at 505 horsepower matched to a smooth shifting 6 speed manual transmission creates the ultimate in Corvette driving & handling!! Contact Purifoy Chevrolet to see & drive this awesome Z06 today!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Video: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Preview

Stay tuned for more information on the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette.  Stop by the Purifoy Chevrolet Indoor Corvette Showroom to see our new 2012 / 2013 Corvette and pre-owned Corvette inventory.