2017 Corvette Grand Sport

The new 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport combines a lightweight architecture, a track-honed aerodynamics package, Michelin tires and a naturally aspirated engine to deliver exceptional performance. The Grand Sport Collector Edition features an exclusive Watkins Glen Gray Metallic exterior with Tension Blue hash-mark graphics, satin black full-length stripes and black wheels. the new Grand Sport combines a lightweight architecture, a track-honed aerodynamics package, Michelin tires and a naturally aspirated engine.

The new 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport combines a lightweight architecture, a track-honed aerodynamics package, Michelin tires and a naturally aspirated engine to deliver exceptional performance. The Grand Sport Collector Edition features an exclusive Watkins Glen Gray Metallic exterior with Tension Blue hash-mark graphics, satin black full-length stripes and black wheels. the new Grand Sport combines a lightweight architecture, a track-honed aerodynamics package, Michelin tires and a naturally aspirated engine.

Chevrolet recently announced the track-bred 2017 Corvette Grand Sport will be priced at $66,445 for coupe models and $70,445 for convertibles, when they go on sale this summer. The prices include the destination charge, but not tax, title and other dealer fees.

With heritage-inspired design cues combined with track-focused chassis and suspension elements, the new Grand Sport builds on a legacy established in 1963, when five Grand Sport race cars were built under the direction of the Corvette’s first chief engineer, Zora Arkus-Duntov.

Performance enthusiasts will appreciate that the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport carries on the spirit of the original race cars,” said Alan Gamblin. “This track-ready sports car is sure to be a hit in our showroom with its stunning design and powerful performance capabilities.”

The new Grand Sport also offers an estimated 0-60-mph performance of 3.6 seconds and quarter-mile capability of 11.8 seconds at 118 mph, with the available Z07 performance package and available paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission. A seven-speed manual with Active Rev Match is standard.

Grand Sport models are offered with the Stingray’s full exterior and interior color palette, including 10 exterior colors:

  • Admiral Blue Metallic (late 2016 addition)
  • Watkins Glen Gray Metallic (new for 2017)
  • Black Rose Metallic (new for 2017)
  • Sterling Blue Metallic (new for 2017)
  • Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat
  • Arctic White
  • Blade Silver Metallic
  • Black
  • Corvette Racing Yellow Tintcoat
  • Torch Red.

First Annual Corvette Show

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From the classic generations to Stingrays, we love Corvettes at Gamblin Motors.  To see some of these models in person, join us on Saturday, September 12 for our first  Corvette show. We are teaming up with the Tacoma Corvette Club to bring an array of Corvette models to the Plateau community. Chevrolet_C2_Corvette_Coupe_(Rassemblement_Saint-Bruno-De-Montarville_'10)

Come down to our main store (1047 Roosevelt Ave E, Enumclaw) to view these beauties and vote for the People’s Choice award winners. We will open at 9:00 a.m. to both entrants and the public to begin viewing and voting.  Voting closes at noon, but the Corvettes will remain on display until 3:00.  While we are counting the ballots, enjoy music, giveaways, and a great lunch provided by Big Daddy’s Family BBQ.  Awards will be handed out at 1:30. Chevrolet_Corvette_Cabriolet_(4686689134)

Interested in bringing home one of the trophies? Enter your Corvette through the Tacoma Corvette Club for a $20 entry free. We hope to see you Saturday, and while you’re here, take a peek at our 2016 Corvette Stingray that just arrived.CORVETTE 1961-SIDE

2012 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe and Convertible Suspension Puget Sound Cars


The Corvette Coupe, Convertible and Grand Sport models have a hydroformed steel rail backbone structure. Additionally, the 2012 Corvette is designed with a rear-mounted transmission for balanced weight distribution, which grants greater handling and control. The Corvette Coupe and Convertible come standard with a 4-wheel independent suspension, allowing the Corvette to better adjust to road conditions. The Corvette’s active handling system with traction control automatically engages the cars brakes as needed to help stabilize the Corvette. The Corvette’s variable-ratio power steering allows for optimal control of the car, even at high speeds.  The Corvette Coupe and Convertible comes standard with 18″ front and 19″ rear 5 spoke silver-painted aluminum wheels.
The standard Corvette suspension is tuned with a balance of ride comfort and precise handling in mind. The optional Z16 Performance Package includes extra cooling, stiffer springs and stabilizer bars, shock absorbers, larger brakes with six-piston front and four-piston rear cross-drilled rotors, specific tires and Z16-specific six-speed manual when ordered with six-speed manual transmission, or a performance rear axle ratio when ordered with the six-speed paddle shift automatic.

Magnetic Selective Ride Control (MSRC) suspension is optional on the Corvette Coupe and Convertible. The MSRC option features magneto-rheological dampers able to detect road surfaces, and adjust the damping rates to those surfaces almost instantly for optimal ride control. The MSRC suspension option for the Corvette includes larger, cross-drilled brake rotors. MSRC allows the driver to stiffen suspension capability for twisty roads while providing a more compliant ride for city and highway driving with available Magnetic Selective Ride Control. There is an electromagnetic coil inside each damper piston. Particles in the shock fluid are capable of instantaneously bonding, thus allowing the fluid to become stiffen the shock’s damping. While on the other hand, when the electromagnetic field is reduced, the fluid flows liberally, granting effortless suspension movement. The MSRC system allows for two distinctly different cockpit settings: Tour and Sport.
At Art Gamblin Motors, we love the Corvette Coupe and Convertible’s masterful ride, handling and performance; which allows the driver to easily tailor the exact suspension that best fits their driving conditions—in real-time.  So we invite you to come test drive a new Chevrolet Corvette with us here in Enumclaw Washington and experience this outstanding handling and comfortable ride for yourself. You will surely appreciate our welcoming pressure-free environment staffed by friendly expert sales associates. Most importantly though, we have been family owned and operated for over 40 years and have always treated our customers as family. Come and see why Art Gamblin Motors, your Puget Sound Corvette Dealer, is a superior place to buy a vehicle, and you will understand why we are the top online rated Chevrolet dealer in the state!

2012 Chevrolet Corvette Style Puget Sound Cars


At Art Gamblin Motors we have great respect for the stunning Chevrolet Corvette. For nearly 60 years the curved fenders and vibrant angles of the Corvette have represented this Classic icon. Corvette continues to celebrate its venerated roots with its fundamentally timeless design. However, the exclusive-for-2012 Carlisle Blue exterior is a new color option, along with the optional Carbon Flash Metallic exterior color, available exclusively with the 2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition. The Centennial edition is optional on all models of the Corvette, and pays tribute to Chevrolet’s genesis in motor sports, while also offering first and foremost an incredibly compelling new Corvette style. 

            Corvette owners have always been individuals. And their Corvette’s have always embodied their individualism. With the new lineup of Corvettes, achieving distinctiveness is easier than ever. You can personalize your 2012 Corvette by selecting one of 10 exterior colors and the brake caliper color with the larger cross-drilled brakes—offered in Dark Gray Metallic, Red, Silver and Yellow. Corvette drivers also have the option to customize headlamp colors. Of course, this is just where the customization begins. Drivers have a vast selection of authentic Corvette accessories available to choose from—further adding to the uniqueness of your Corvette. The Corvette Coupe has a removable roof panel and the Convertible has a power top, which opens in only 18 seconds.

Here at Art Gamblin Motors, your Puget Sound Corvette Dealer, you have countless options for making your new Corvette a perfect reflection of your own personality. Nevertheless, what all Corvettes have in common is unparalleled quality in design and style. Whether you choose a Corvette Coupe or a ZR1, you are guaranteed a world-class, aerodynamic and stunning vehicle. So we invite you to come test drive a new Chevrolet Corvette with us here in Enumclaw Washington. You will surely appreciate our welcoming pressure-free environment staffed by friendly expert sales associates. We have been family owned and operated for over 40 years and have always treated our customers as family. Come and see why Art Gamblin Motors is a superior place to buy a vehicle, and you will understand why we are the top online rated Chevrolet dealer in the state!

2012 Chevrolet Corvette Accessories Puget Sound Cars

The Corvette has a distinguished history that spans nearly 60 years. Today the 2012 Corvette integrates the best aspects of classical Corvette design with the best cutting-edge technology available today. This is evidenced in the very body of the Corvette, made of hydroformed steel and available options such as Magnetic Selective Ride Control. The Corvette does not fail to fully deliver and exceed expectations in connectivity as well. The new 2012 Technology Package standard on 2LT offers high-tech infotainment options such as the Head-Up Display, a crystal clear Bose audio systems and Bluetooth technology. Of course, the incredible litany of OnStar features is available in the Corvette as well. 

The Corvettes Heads-Up display projects vital driving information above the hoodline, allowing the driver to safely and easily read vital information while maintaining focus on the road. Depending on your driving style, the display can show different modes: track and street. Both show different vital information such as tachometer and speedometer readings. The new 2012 Chevrolet Corvette’s premium Bose audio system includes nine speakers—granting incredible audio presentation. The Corvette also includes a standard AM/FM radio with CD and MP3 player; TheftLock and auxiliary jack; DVD navigation system and standard SiriusXM radio.
 At Art Gamblin Motors, we understand that the new Corvette offers all of the most cutting-edge technology while perfectly synergizing with almost 60 years of increasing perfection in design. So we invite you to come test drive a 2012 Chevrolet Corvette with us here in Enumclaw Washington, and experience the unequaled excellence it offers. You will also surely appreciate the welcoming pressure-free environment staffed by friendly expert sales associates here at Art Gamblin Motors. We have been family owned and operated for over 40 years. So we have always made treating our customers like family our top priority. Come and see for yourself why Art Gamblin Motors, your Puget Sound Corvette Dealer, is a superior place to buy a vehicle, and you will understand why we are the top online rated Chevrolet dealer in the state! 

2012 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Performance Bonney Lake Cars

The 2012 Corvette Z06 is a world-class luxury sports car able to achieve a top speed of 198 mph with its 505 horsepower engine capable of going 0-60 in 3.5 second. The Z06 transmission comes standard with the short–throw 6–speed manual gearbox and launch control. The Z06 transmission allows for rapid and smooth acceleration. The Corvette Z06 is driven by a hand-built 7.0 Liter LS7 aluminum–block V8 with an 11.0:1 compression ratio. And this incredible engine is built here America at the GM Performance Build Center in Wixom, Michigan.

The Z06 engine uses light titanium connecting rods and intake valves; which combined with many other racing-inspired parts contributes to the Z06’s light weight. The Chevrolet Corvette Z06’s curb weight is just 3,199 lbs. The weight of the Z06 alone is an engineering marvel that adds to the Corvette’s blinding power and performance. The Z06 engine also uses a high–performance dry–sump oil system; which successfully allocates pressurized oil throughout the engine to protect its critical parts under high-performance driving conditions. At Art Gamblin Motors, we love the Corvette and its truly comprehensive and innovative safety features. So we invite you to come test drive a new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with us here in Enumclaw Washington. Experience the race car like—but still street legal—performance of this powerful vehicle. You will surely appreciate our welcoming pressure-free environment staffed by friendly expert sales associates. Most importantly though, we have been family owned and operated for over 40 years. This has led us to treat all of our customers like members of our own family. Come and see why Art Gamblin Motors, your Bonney Lake Corvette Dealer, is a superior place to buy a vehicle, and you will understand why we are the top online rated Chevrolet dealer in the state!
 

2012 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Review Puget Sound Cars

The 2012 Corvette is a result of 59 years in perpetually refined design and technology. The Corvette is the top-selling high-performance sports car in its segment for good reason. At Art Gamblin Motors we are proud to offer the Chevrolet Corvette—the only genuinely American sports car in the competitive division. The 2012 Corvette Z06 is a race-ready luxury car capable and dominating on the track but also street-legal and efficient on the highway or around town. The Z06 has aluminum fiber components framed in carbon throughout its design—making it one of the lightest and most well-balanced sports cars ever.

The Corvette Z06 is powered by a 7.0 Liter V8 engine, handmade by experts at GM’s Performance Build Center in Michigan. The Z06 engine delivers a stunning 505 hp and 470 lb.–ft. of torque—allowing the Z06 to reach a top speed of 198 mph and go 0-60 in 3.5 seconds. The base level performance of the Z06 starlingly powerful and responsive to begin with, but it may be improved even further with optional Michelin PS Cup tires; Magnetic Selective Ride Control with Performance Traction Management (PTM) and many other available options. Launch control and the short–throw 6–speed manual gearbox is standard on the Z06. The Corvette Z06 is a highly customizable vehicle—capable of conforming to any driving style. This is due to the vast array of optional accessories and packages available, of which the above is only a sampling.At Art Gamblin Motors, we love the Corvette Z06. So we invite you to come test drive a new Chevrolet Corvette with us here in Enumclaw Washington and experience this outstanding vehicle for yourself. You will surely appreciate our welcoming pressure-free environment staffed by friendly expert sales associates. Most importantly though, we have been family owned and operated for over 40 years and have always treated our customers as family. Come and see why Art Gamblin Motors, your Puget Sound Corvette Dealer, is a superior place to buy a vehicle, and you will understand why we are the top online rated Chevrolet dealer in the state!The Corvette continues to be the model by which all other luxury vehicles are compared. And now in 2012 the Corvette platinum standard is continued and even furthered, with an immense range of available customization options for owners. You now have the ability to make every performance detail and aesthetic feature of your Corvette match your distinct personality. 

2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Performance Puget Sound Cars

The Corvette ZR1 is the pinnacle of 100 years of Chevrolet vehicle design. The ZR1 has a handmade LS9 638-horsepower supercharged V8 engine with titanium connecting rods and intake valves. The ZR1 reaches its top speed at 205 mph and achieves 0-60 mph in an astonishing 3.4 seconds. With the ZR1 High Performance Package over 1.1g skid pad is possible. With these facts in mind, it is clear that the ZR1 is a race-worthy vehicle that performs at exceptionally high levels. But the ZR1 also performs very well on the road. The Corvette ZR1 achieves great fuel efficiency at 21 MPG. And while the ZR1 has earned the distinction of being the fastest car GM has ever produced; it still offers an opulent interior that provides the driver with a comfortable ride.   
The ZR1 was designed with performance in mind. Thus, special care was taken in the design to ensure the lightest possible weight, while still offering exceptional power and performance. The result of this meticulous design is a remarkable ratio of just over five pounds per horsepower available in the ZR1. The 6-speed short-throw manual transmission in the ZR1 has strengthened gears due to its pairing with the powerful ZR1 engine. This allows for smooth shifting, but also fast acceleration and responsiveness. Michelin PS Cup tires, available on the ZR1, grant an even greater increase in performance to the already awesomely powerful ZR1. The PS Cup tires grant 8% more grip than standard ZR1 tires, which makes the ZR1 even faster. These tires are offered in the PDE Performance Package.At Art Gamblin Motors, we love the Corvette ZR1 and its truly outstanding power and efficiency. So we invite you to come test drive a new Chevrolet Corvette with us here in Enumclaw Washington. You will surely appreciate our welcoming pressure-free environment staffed by friendly expert sales associates. Most importantly though, we have been family owned and operated for over 40 years and have always treated our customers as family. Come and see why Art Gamblin Motors, your Puget Sound Car Dealer, is a superior place to buy a vehicle, and you will understand why we are the top online rated Chevrolet dealer in the state!   

 

2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Suspension Puget Sound Cars

2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
The Corvette ZR1 has particular suspension tuning unique to its cutting-edge design. The result is more than 1g cornering grip through the custom 19″ front and 20″ rear wheels, which boast Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires—made exclusively for the ZR1. The ZR1’s remarkable stopping power comes in part from its Brembo carbon-ceramic, drilled disc brake rotors. Made of a carbon-fiber-reinforced ceramic silicon carbide material, the ZR1’s rotors represent a pinnacle in braking technology. In fact, when under average driving conditions, the ZR1’s rotors will never corrode! Moreover, the ZR1’s rotors represent one small element in a flawlessly designed system that comes together to form the ZR1’s prolific handling.2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1The 2012 Corvette ZR1 also includes Magnetic Selective Ride Control with a track-level suspension, and a Launch Control system with Performance Traction Management standard. These features result in exceptional traction granting greatly increased performance. The Performance Traction Management system also utilizes the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1’s traction control, active handling and selective ride control systems, which further boost the ZR1’s performance. Ultimately, the 2012 Corvette ZR1 is the result of 100 years of Chevrolet’s revolutionary designs. The fruit of these many years of expert engineering is the Corvette ZR1—a vehicle with handling that practically defies description in its excellence. At Art Gamblin Motors, we are truly inspired by the Corvette ZR1—a supercar that offers more performance and better technology at a greater value than any other high-performance vehicle today. 
So we invite you to come test drive a new Chevrolet Corvette with us here in Enumclaw Washington and experience this outstanding handling and comfortable ride for yourself. You will surely appreciate our welcoming pressure-free environment staffed by friendly expert sales associates. Most importantly though, we have been family owned and operated for over 40 years and have always treated our customers as family. Come and see why Art Gamblin Motors, your Puget Sound Corvette Dealer, is a superior place to buy a vehicle, and you will understand why we are the top online rated Chevrolet dealer in the state!  
 

2012 Porsche vs 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Kent Car Dealer

2012 Chevrolet Corvette vs Porsche  Safety: The Corvette comes with standard GPS enabled OnStar service, which offers everything from turn-by-turn directions to automatic crash response that sends out emergency personal to your exact GPS coordinates. The Porsche has no GPS enabled system comparable to OnStar.    Warranty: Chevrolet’s powertrain warranty covers the Corvette 1 year and 50,000 miles longer than Porsche covers its 911. There are over 21 times as many Chevrolet dealers as there are Porsche dealers. This means it is drastically easier to get your Chevrolet Corvette serviced on its warranty than it is to get your Porsche 911 serviced on its already inferior warranty. Reliability: The Corvette has a standard “limp home system” which keeps the engine running on half its cylinders if engine coolant is lost. This prevents a Corvette driver from being stranded. The Porsche offers nothing comparable to this—so your vehicle could be severely damaged if you lose fluid engine fluid and you will also be stranded. The Corvette even offers “run flat” wheels that will run for 100 miles at speeds of 55mph even with reduced tire pressure, so a flat will also not leave you stranded. Engine, Power and Handling: The Corvette, simply put, offers greater horsepower and torque than the Porsche. The Corvette also offers significantly higher torque at lower rpm than the Porsche. The Corvette also has 1.1 gallons more fuel capacity than the 911, giving the Corvette a greater fuel range. The Corvette offers a shift indicator to help the driver easily achieve the maximum efficiency and performance from their car. The Porsche doesn’t offer this feature. The Corvette has larger standard tires and a greater wheel base. This along with suspension features like the Corvettes Magnetic Selective Ride Control and Active Handling standard grant the Corvette more precise handling than the Porsche.   Awards: The Corvette was recommended by the Consumer Report and received an award from Kiplinger. Porsche was recognized by neither of these respected publications. At Art Gamblin Motors, we know the Chevrolet Corvette is undeniably superior to the Porsche. So we invite you to come test drive a new Corvette with us here in Enumclaw Washington. You will surely appreciate our welcoming pressure-free environment staffed by friendly expert sales associates. Most importantly though, we have been family owned and operated for over 40 years and have always treated our customers as family. Come and see why Art Gamblin Motors is a superior place to buy a vehicle, and you will understand why we are the top online rated Chevrolet dealer in the state! 

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