Car and Driver (October 2014)

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Also, GM has recently developed advanced processes for magnesium casting and sheet forming that could be useful for the Corvette’s structure and help drop the C8’s curb weight below today’s 3450 pounds. Customers will vote with their wallets whether the traditional front or optimized mid-engine layout suits their fancies. But we’re betting that an American-made Ferrari 458 Italia at two-thirds the price will erase the concerns of traditionalists and doubters. manual transmission survive? Would a paddle-shifted dual-clutch automatic appeal to traditional Corvette enthusiasts?

The success of the resulting 2002 Ford GT concept earned him fame and the task of heading up the production model’s design while serving as Ford’s SVT studio chief. Pardo owns a three-story building on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue that serves as his residence, studio, and garage. When he isn’t fretting over future sports cars or competing in open-road races with his nicely patinated Ford GT, Pardo exercises his creativity with oil painting, furniture sculpting, and fashion design. Designing Fords didn’t curb Pardo’s Chevy enthusiasm: “Mid- year [1963–1967] Corvettes are my favorites, especially the ’66 roadster.

After 10 years of listening to the Spirit of America’s growl linger over our house, and the subsequent paroxysms of terror from our two parrots, I decided to try to hitch a ride. With the help of the ground crew, you scramble up a short staircase into the GZ-20A model, as Goodyear’s current blimps are known. Then the ship departs at an ICBM-like angle. The blimp weighs about 13,000 pounds before you put in the helium, but ideally only around 200 pounds after, depending on how many passengers (up to six) and sandbags are aboard.

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