They used to be considered a secret tip: powerful Muscle-Cars from the USA, driven by high-performance V8-engines with more than 400 HP at insanely low prices. Today, the former secret has become a true scene. Corvette, Camaro and Mustang are now running at eye level with Porsche and friends. The processing quality has improved, chassis technology has turned more modern and even the high-performance engines are much more drivable than they used to be. One thing has stayed the same: they are comparatively low-priced!
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2016 Chevrolet Camaro won’t look much different than the current generation model. However it will include an optional four cylinder engine. The car will also grow on size, meaning that Chevrolet won’t utilize anymore the short-wheelbase version of Alpha from the Cadillac ATS, but rather – the long-wheelbase CTS.
In other words this will make the new Camaro 2.3 inches longer than the current, all in all – 114.6 inches. This means that it will be 7.5 inches longer than the 2015 Ford Mustang, but still shorter than the current Dodge Challenger.
Chevrolet has received a total of four 2014 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards. This means that for 2014 the company has the most won awards when compared to other single vehicle manufacturers. The customer’s satisfaction has been measured in 50 categories. The vehicles which have received the top-honors inn their segment are: the Impala in the Large Car segment, the Sonic – in the Economy car segment, the Corvette, being the best Sports car and at last but not least – the Camaro rated as the top Sporty car.
The wins move Chevrolet up five spaces in relative ranking among other manufacturers compared to last year. Today’s company car lineup is the best in the brand’s history. It has the design, performance, technology and safety that absolutely corresponds to consumers expectations. The proof for this is these four awards, which also show that Chevrolet has focused on offering the best possible experience for the consumer.
2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon are going on sale this fall. As soon as they go on sale they will be the most powerful vehicles in the midsized truck segment. The Colorado and Canyon’s available engines are the 2.5L I-4, which has been rated at 200 horsepower (147 kW) and 259 Nm (191 lb-ft) of torque, and the 3.6L V-6, rated at 305 horsepower (224 kW) and 365 Nm (269 lb-ft) of torque. Both vehicles will also provide great trailering capabilities, with the capacity to tow up to 7,000 pounds.
Each engine includes direct injection and variable valve timing. Both powerplants are optimized for the demands of truck use with the latest technology for improving performance and efficiency. Precisely, this includes torque at lower RPMs for better towing and a more confident feeling while pulling a trailer.
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 has been rated at 650 horsepower, which means that it is the most powerful production car that General Motors have ever produced. It is powered by the Supercharged LT4 V-8 engine that has been SAE-certified at 650 horsepower (485 kW) at 6,400 rpm and 650 lb-ft of torque (881 Nm) at 3,600 rpm. In fact, the new Z06 engine delivers 40 percent more peak torque (180 lb-ft / 244 Nm) than the previous-generation’s 7.0L LS7; as well as 7.5 percent more than the supercharged 2013 Corvette ZR1′s 604 lb-ft (819 Nm).
At 3,200 rpm, the new LT4 surpasses the LS7 by 208 lb-ft of torque (252 Nm). On the horsepower side of the graph, the LT4′s 650-hp rating is 29 percent greater than the LS7′s 505 horsepower (376 kW), and 12 horses more than the ZR1′s LS9 engine.
2014 Cadillac XTS and CTS as well as 2014 Buick Regal and 2014 Chevrolet Impala have all earned five stars given by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) via their rating program on front crash prevention. These General Motor vehicles are all considered industry leaders when purchased with GM’s available Front Automatic Braking system. This important safety technology is not only available on GM’s luxury Cadillac products, but also on the more mainstream Chevrolet and Buick vehicles.
The IIHS previously recognized GM for front end safety, bestowing its highest safety rating – the 2014 Top Safety Pick +, on the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain, and Chevrolet Malibu. The main contributor for this high score was the available forward collision alert. The Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain are the only midsize SUVs out of the nine evaluated to earn “Good” ratings in the IIHS’s small overlap front crash test.
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Atlantic Convertible and Pacific Coupe debuted at first as concept vehicles at the SEMA show last year. Now, the design packages are prepared to enhance the production 2015 Stingray, due to a strong response from enthusiasts. Both versions are to be offered onto the Z51-equipped convertibles, and will be available in the 2LT or 3LT trims.
The package in the luxury GT-focused Atlantic Convertible includes front Z06-style splitter; Shark Gray exterior vents, hood “stinger” graphic and tonneau inserts; Chrome Torque wheels with Stingray center caps; Stingray underhood liner and floor mats; custom splash guards, rear license plate frame and logo valve stem caps and custom luggage.
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible was just introduced. Like its coupe sibling it delivers 625 horsepower (466 kW) and 861 Nm (635 lb-ft) of torque, making it the most powerful convertible ever produced by Chevrolet. The car is built on an aluminum structure, which is 20 percent stiffer than the previous. Its curb weight is nearly identical to the Z06 coupe. Both cars share the same chassis tuning, powertrain output, driver technologies and equipment options, including the Z07 Performance Package. The latter adds Brembo carbon-ceramic matrix brakes, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires and adjustable front- and rear-aerodynamic components.
Corvette Z06 Convertible features an electronic top that can be lowered remotely via key fob. The top can also open or close on the go, at speeds of up to 30 mph (50 km/h). The thick fabric top is offered in four colors along with sound-absorbing padding and a glass rear window. Behind the seat backs there are dual accent panels in either Carbon Flash-painted or with exposed carbon fiber.
2015 Chevrolet Silverado High Country goes on sale this summer offering comfort and capability, well-appointed interior and advanced technologies. The vehicle is Chevrolet’s first premium heavy-duty pickup that offers the refinement and convenience of the Silverado 1500 High Country and the rugged capability of the Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD pickups.
Some of the highlights in the exterior include chrome grille with horizontal bars, body-color front bumper and CornerStep rear bumper. All models feature 6-inch tubular chrome assist steps, High Country badges on the doors and tailgate and High Country logos on the door sill plates. The Silverado 2500HD High Country models run on 20-inch chrome wheels, while 3500HD – on 18-inch chrome or 17-inch forged polished aluminum wheels.
We will see Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 taking actively part in the Indianapolis 500 race in May. However, the car will not be competing, but instead will be the official Indy 500 Pace Car.
In addition, Chevrolet also announced the driver behind the wheel of Z/28 – the three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti. It will be the eight time that a Camaro becomes the official pace car for the event. Its first appearance was in 1967.