Here we see a disguised NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon. Looking to save some cash, he walks into a used car dealership and gravitates towards a black Camaro out front. A helpful salesman comes out to greet him, and offers him a test drive. Little does he know what he’s in for.
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The new C7 Chevrolet Corvette has been revealed at the 2013 Detroit motor show. It follows months of speculation, with rumors that the new ‘Vette would become a mid-engined supercar. It stays true to its roots, though, with a front-engine/rear-drive layout and a 6.2-litre V8. The new Chevrolet Corvette is the third model in the series after the second (1963-1967) and third (used between 1969 and 1976) generation vehicles to wear the Stingray designation. It has received its world premiere at the Detroit auto show earlier on today, Monday January 14, and will go on sale in the fall.
Chevrolet is redefining its range with today’s debut of the all-new Corvette Stingray, and the car is hands down the main attraction at this year Detroit Motor Show. The 2014 Corvette Stingray is the most powerful standard model ever, with an estimated 450 horsepower and 450 lb.-ft. of torque. It is also the most capable standard model ever, able to accelerate from 0-60 in less than four seconds and achieve more than 1g in cornering grip. It’s mated to a seven-speed manual gearbox, like the 991-gen Porsche 911, which boasts rev matching on down changes to negate the need for heel-and-toeing like in the Nissan 370Z.
Though some rumors had indicated that the Corvette would get a twin-turbo V6, the sports car will instead use an all-new small-block V8 known as the LT1. The power will in fact be provided by a new 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine. While the tried-and-true pushrod configuration remains, the LT1 features direct-injection, variable valve timing and a fairly high 11.5:1 compression ratio. A dry sump oil system will be an optional extra in place of a standard wet sump unit. Also part of the LT1 package is a cylinder deactivation system that saves fuel by effectively turning the 6.2-liter V8 into a 3.1-liter V4. It is expected to be the most fuel-efficient Corvette, exceeding the EPA-estimated 9.0 L/100 km or 26 mpg of the current model.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray retains the same general ‘Vette shape as previous generations, but with distinct styling cues that give it an unmistakable presence. A wide, smiling front grille leads the front fascia punctuated by fanged front lip, LED headlights and vented hood to dissipate engine heat. A giant side intake and striking sideskirt design emphasize speed even at a standstill, and further vents above the rear wheels also functionally cool the differential and transmission. The rear of the car may be the most controversial, with Camaro-esque taillights sandwiched by a vertical lip spoiler and central quad exhaust.
Inside, the theme continues as designers wanted to dispel the stigma that Corvette interiors are cheap, which they are. To do so, extensive amounts of real carbon fibre were used throughout the cabin, the leather is genuine and properly hand-stitched and the inclusion of a new Infotainment system will hopefully firmly plant the C7’s interior in ’14, as opposed to ’94. There are also two new seat choices—an entry level “GT” seat and very racy wing-backed “Competition Sport” option, complete with headrest ports for a five-point racing harness.
The 2014 Corvette Stingray will be built at the same site as its predecessors in Bowling Green, Kentucky, after the multi-million dollar retrofit too the plat has been done so that the aluminum frame can also be built in-house. Make no mistake; the All new 2014 C7 Chevrolet Corvette this is a thoroughly re-imagined version of the great American sports car. The car wears its stylistic update very well and where the interior was once cheep and creaky the new model has more than enough high tech features and power. It will undoubtedly undercut many of the less powerful competition when it eventually does reach market, as has always been the Corvette way.
See the Chevy release video here, this is the same video running in the Chevy booth on the 2013 floor of the North American Internally Auto Show.
Today we present a sneak peek into the world of muscle car culture. We are lifting the veil on two classic Muscle car’s as the first video highlights the Chevrolet Camaro and the second showcasing the Ford Mustang. They are very different in how they are present to the audience as the Camaro short is shot in a documentary style format as the view is treated to 2011 Camaro5 Fest down in Scottsdale AZ (an event organized by Camaro5.com). The short film only features the newest Camaro version in all of its different models from base V6 to the tire shredding Mohawk wearing ZL1.
Whereas the Mustang video is a show/bling piece created by the Mustang Club of Parana in Brazil and features lot of smokey burnouts covering all generations of the original pony car. The club rallied together to celebrate the clubs eleventh anniversary with a brief flick starring some of Brazil’s most diehard Mustang fans. Every generation of Mustang development gets at least a little time on screen, from less-loved members of the clan like the Mustang II to a few ever-popular Eleanor replicas.
We have your lunch time entertainment covered today. As yesterday we came across a video that all of you Chevy and Camaro fans are going to go nuts for. Spied yesterday at the Nordschleife circuit in Germany was the most powerful Camaro ever produced the 580 hp ZL1.
It appears that GM is still fine tuning all of the Corvette ZR1 systems that have been transplanted into the newest Camaro. We love the rumble of the 6.2-liter V8 however we could use a little less supercharger whine. Either way the magnetic shocks seem to be holding up well under very aggressive driving and the car looks like it is on schedule to be release in the spring of 2012.
Not the most creative title I know but since your reading the first line of this blog I know you have managed to get over it. Today we have come across the newest trailer of Electronic Arts latest installment of their Need for Speed Franchise – The Run.
In this latest installment we can find ourselves behind the wheel of the Lamborghini Aventador, the Camaro ZL1, and the Porsche 911 Carrera S. We were shocked to see the Porsche in with those two as it hasn’t even had its official unveiling party yet, which is still rumored to be at the Frankfurt Auto show next month.
No matter what vehicle you chose to race from San Francisco to New York the game play footage is extremely impressive and looks to be a ton of fun.
Also check out this bonus making of Video
It was made official last week the most powerful Camaro ever build will be called the ZL1 and will be for sale early next year as a 2012 model. The Camaro ZL1 will feature the Corvette ZR1’s 6.2-liter supercharged engine which has been rumored to be outputting 580hp (as of Sept 8th this figure was confirmed) . This would slot it perfectly right in between the Cadillac CTS-V’s 555 and the Corvette ZR1’s 640 horsepower. It also means that this Camaro will be way up from the current SS model which is only outputting a measly 430hp.
From the outside there are some new visual clues that this is a special Camaro and thank fully there isn’t one transformers logo in sight. What you can see is mostly at the front where a new carbon fiber Mohawk inspired hood venting system has been added, in addition to the Holden/Vauxhall vertical fog lights and a taller front grill that has been placed lower to direct more air into the engine compartment more aggressive. Larger ceramic disk brakes with beefed up Brembo brake calipers have been added behind the improved wheels and tires.
By the time you get around back to see the rear air diffuser and trunk spoiler that is also all new you will gain an appreciation for all of the extras that this car can offer. All in all, 1/3 of this Camaro has been redesigned from the car that it was based off of – the Camaro SS. The 2012 Camaro ZL1 will be offered with both the ZR1’s 6-speed manual gear box as well as the CTS-V’s 6-speed automatic with steering wheel mounted shifters.
If you are interested in picking one up there has been no mention of price but I would easily guess that $10,000 on top of the current king of the Camaro hill the SS model wouldn’t be out of the question. Either way production isn’t slated to start until the first quarter or 2012 which would make for a Spring to summer delivery date.
I must admit that I knew little to nothing about Pinstriping before I checked out the below video. Much like the art of adding Flames to a hot rod or classic automobile, I have always thought that it was the finishing touch. I thought that it was hot rod law that you must have either a pinstripe line or some sort of flames on your car before you were allowed to pull her out of the garage.
After watching this video I have learned that Vinyl graphics have taken a huge bit out of the Pinstriping economy and as a result the art form is dying. So to all those of you who are out there in your Honda’s, Toyota’s, or Mitsubishi’s get out your razor blades, and start pealing all of those tacky vinyl graphics off. Let’s not start there anyone who owns a Challenger, Charger, Camaro, or Mustang especially if it’s a new one. Do yourselves a favor and peal of that predictable matte vinyl and help support a great All American Original Art form. Get on Google and fined your closest pinstriping shop or traveling pinstriper and give them a call.
Only we can save this dying art form so please do your part.
When GM had to accept the Bailout packages from the Canadian and American Governments we all knew that drastic measures had to be taken to keep the company solvent. One of those drastic measures was the cutting of 4 their Automobile divisions. I’m not sure if anyone shed a tear when they heard the news that Saturn was going the way of Oldsmobile. I also not sure if that could also have been said when news came out that Pontiac was also going to be getting the Axe. For the most part the brand was nothing more than re-badged versions of cars found in the portfolios of other GM brands.
There were two models however, even though they were re-badged GM models they stood on the shoulders of the cars that they were based off of. These two cars were the Pontiac Solstice GXP and the Pontiac G8 GXP, two Pontiac’s that surprisingly to this day have maintained their resale values. Now that is something that you couldn’t even say when the brand was still living and breathing.
I am personally shocked that GM hasn’t tried to bring out a new model based off of the Holden/Opel/Vauxhall rear wheel drive platform, that the G8 was base on. It would not have surprised me if the Impala name was given to the new car and I’m sure that Law Enforcement agencies would have loved to have a 5 second 0-60 car in their lineup. Unfortunately this hasn’t happened yet and the internet rumor mill hasn’t even uncovered a scrape of evidence to suggest it may happen.
Since there is no proof that a new North American Holden Manaro will be headed our way, I get angry when I see what GM is building for the rest of the world. Check out the below images of the below 2011 Vauxhall VXR8 a car that is currently on sale in Great Britain today. This car would be the European Twin of the now defunct Pontiac G8 GXP, and as you can see from the images it has more then it’s share of boy racer styling. This is the perfect definition of “Modern Muscle”, from the classic G8 styled hood scoops and new age led running lights up front, to the huge exhaust outlets and wing outback (pun intended). This car just looks mean!
On the hardware side of the equation you can find the Camaro’s LS3 6.2-liter V8 tuned up to 425 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque. My internet research says that the LS3 in the VXR8 is capable of getting the big 4 door beast to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. On the suspension side of the equation we find the Corvette ZR1 MagnaRide set up and in the breaking department it is Brembo’s at all four corners.
I can’t help but feel sad when realize that we only got to experience the G8 for one year before the demise of the Pontiac division. I would have loved the opportunity to see the comparisons between cars like these featured modern muscle cars and the established brands like the BMW M5 and Audi RS6. Maybe in another life I will cross paths with the almighty Vauxhall VXR8, until then it will be a love affair to dream about.