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Detroit-Made Chevrolet Impala Now for Sale in Korea

Aug
03

2016 Chevrolet Impala Front Angle Kores EditionChevrolet began taking pre-orders in Korea today for the Impala, the first time the brand is introducing a full-size sedan domestically.

The Chevrolet Impala for Korea is assembled at General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant.

“We are thrilled to have the iconic flagship sedan complete Chevrolet’s passenger car portfolio in Korea,” said Sergio Rocha, president and CEO of GM Korea. “We are confident that its bold styling, comfort, safety, powerful performance and technology will make it a leader in the highly competitive upper-medium sedan segment.”

2015 HPE800 Z06 Corvette 0-175 mph Testing [VIDEO]

Jul
31

Source: Hennessey

Ford GT Named 2015 North American Most Significant Concept Vehicle of the Year

Jul
30

Ford GT Named 2015 North American Most Significant Concept Vehicle of the YearThe all-new Ford GT – a technology showcase for top EcoBoost® performance, aerodynamics and lightweight carbon fiber construction – today nabbed the prestigious North American award for 2015 Production Preview Concept of the Year, as well as top honors as Most Significant Concept Vehicle of 2015.

Callaway Cars Releases Their Most Powerful Corvette

Jul
29

2015 Callaway Chevrolet Corvette Front AngleCallaway Cars today announced power numbers and performance for the flagship model in their performance car lineup. Equipped with Callaway’s GenThree Supercharger, the Corvette Z06 now produces 757 bhp @ 6,200 rpm and 777 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm (SAE). A launch to 60 mph is now achieved in 2.8 seconds, and a quarter-mile in 10.5 seconds at 131 mph.

“Why Go Big, When You Can Go Bigger?” – Size Matters. To reach that power (which is up from 650 bhp / 650 lb-ft) the supercharger itself needed to be bigger since the output of a positive displacement supercharger is proportionate to its size. The Callaway GenThree supercharger is 32% larger in displacement (2300cc vs 1740cc).

Dodge Launches 2016 SRT Hellcat Plan of Attack – Increases Production – Set to Open Orders

Jul
28

Dodge Challenger SRT Supercharged with HEMI Hellcat engine 2015 Front AngleDodge will soon be opening the dealer order banks for 2016 model year Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcats, streamlining the process and significantly increasing production to ensure that the fastest, most powerful muscle cars ever continue to move off dealer lots.

“We could not have asked for a more enthusiastic response to the Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcats – it was absolutely unprecedented, but then again, these 707-horsepower muscle cars are unprecedented,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO, Dodge and SRT brands, FCA US. “To meet this demand, we are more than doubling our SRT Hellcat production for 2016 and

Start Your Engines – Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak Ordering Commences

Jul
27

2015 Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak Front AngleMopar has announced the launch of ordering for the new Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak, with the option of the brand’s first-ever offering of a supercharged 354-cubic-inch Gen III HEMI® engine or a naturally aspirated 426-cubic-inch Gen III HEMI engine. Pricing will be cubic-inch appropriate, with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $99,426 for the naturally aspirated 426 version and $109,354 for the 354 supercharged race car.

Ford GT350 Performance Shift Light Indicator

Jul
24

Ford GT350 Performance Shift Light IndicatorWhen driving the high-revving, 526-horsepower Shelby GT350® Mustang, drivers would do best to keep eyes on the road.

So that’s where Ford put the Performance Shift Light Indicator.

For decades, race drivers have used shift lights that signal the perfect engine speed for the shift point for maximum acceleration and lower lap times during the intensity of on-track driving.

1969 Pontiac Trans Am Ram Air IV

Jul
23

1969 Pontiac Trans Am Ram Air IV Front AnglePontiac’s 1969 Firebird Trans Am established the template for the most enduring entry in the first muscle car era. The Trans Am was introduced in virtual obscurity, and Pontiac sold only 697 in that first year, but that number included one of the most potent engines ever dropped into a production Pontiac. Dubbed the Ram Air IV, it was essentially a marginally detuned racing engine using 4-bolt mains, high compression pistons, round port heads with redesigned combustion chambers and large valves, a radical cam and an aluminum intake manifold.

1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 283 CI 4-Speed

Jul
22

1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 283 CI 4-Speed Front AngleThe year 1957 was a watershed one for Corvette. After a transformational season of racing and development that saw Corvette come into its own as a high-performance sports car on the international stage, sales climbed from 3,467 in 1956 to 6,339.

The 265 CI small-block V-8 was bumped out to 283 cubic inches, base power climbed from 210 HP to 220 HP, and enthusiasts finally got to experience the joys of working a 4-speed manual transmission. This unique 1957 Corvette convertible has been driven just over 6,000 miles since The Last Detail of Chicago specially restored it for a three-time NBA championship-winning Chicago Bulls

Hellcat Challenger Dyno Tested at Hennessey Performance [VIDEO]

Jul
21

Source: Hennessey via YouTube