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The 2015 Callaway Corvette Z06 will debut at the National Corvette Museum C7 Bash in Bowling Green, Kentucky, April 23 through April 25. Here’s a sneak peek at the new package.
Based on Chevrolet’s track-proven Z06, Callaway engineers’ no-compromise approach takes this Corvette to an astounding power level. While advertised Callaway horsepower and torque are pending final validation, the Callaway package adds Callaway’s new GenThree supercharger system with 32% more displacement than the stock Z06 supercharger, improved manifold design and unique triple-element intercooling system.
Conserving energy often means finding new sources of energy within a given “system”, like an automobile or truck, and using it. For example, many hybrid cars have regenerative braking systems that extract energy when the brakes are applied. Essentially each wheel has a small electric generator in it that when engaged, produces electrical power. This power, which is normally wasted as heat, is fed back into the vehicle’s batteries. By doing this, one can see an average of 10 to 15 percent improvement in fuel efficiency.
New technologies in the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will enable drivers to tailor the car to the moment, whether it’s heading to work, touring the Pacific Coast Highway or lapping a road course.
“We wanted to build on the flexibility of the current Camaro ZL1, which is great for grand touring, commuting, the drag strip and track days,” said Aaron Link, Camaro lead development engineer. “The new Camaro will be even more adaptable, with up to eight vehicle attributes adjusted to fit a driver’s preference.”
- Only 1969 4-speed Chevelle L89 ordered in Black with Red interior
- GoodGuys 2014 Hemmings Muscle Car of the Year
- Concours Gold at Muscle Car Nationals, 2012
- Frame-off restoration
- Matching numbers aluminum head 396/375 HP L89 engine
- Muncie M21 4-speed transmission
- 12 bolt rear end with 3.73 gears
- Power brakes
- 632 CI Chevrolet engine built by Hans Feustal
- Dual Barry Grant dominator carburetors
- 2 stage nitrous
- Lenco 3-speed automatic transmission with reverser
- Titanium can
- 4.11 Ford 9 inch rear end
- Strange Engineering axles and center section
- Dry sump oiling system
- Barry Grant fuel pump
- 2-stage Nitrous Works fogger system set up for 2 bottles
Chevrolet hit one of the all-time grand slam home runs with the first-generation Camaro Z28, a fleet-footed, free-revving banshee that ruled the SCCA’s Trans Am racing series, the drag strip and the stoplight grand prix. The Z28 included special performance suspension, quick ratio steering, front disc brakes, E70-15 white-lettered tires on 7-inch Rally wheels, a Muncie 4-speed and chambered exhaust.
1963 was a watershed year for the Corvette. Production hit 21,513 – split quite evenly between the new “roadster” and stunning coupe design from Larry Shinoda under the direction of Bill Mitchell, with the now infamous (and valuable) split rear window design. Subsequent model year Vettes added the new knock off wheels (1964), the 396 “big block” V8 (1965), and then in 1966, the 427, 430 HP L-88 model, ultimately one of the most collectible Corvettes ever.
To balance performance and efficiency, the Z06 leverages the same trio of advanced technologies introduced on the Corvette Stingray – direct injection, Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) and continuously variable valve timing – and leverages them with a new, more efficient supercharger. Combined with the fuel-efficient transmissions, aerodynamic design and lightweight construction, they help make the new Z06 surprisingly frugal.
A unique category among passenger vehicles is a lesser known one called muscle cars. Not a big hit in India, this began as a fad in the United States of America and went on to become a rage there. It refers to cars that are quite expansive and are very high on performance. Besides, the classic muscle car is one with only two doors.
Muscle vehicles and cars in India are an utter rarity. Given the customer behavior in the country, cars that are too large without having enough space within and higher on performance rather than value do not quite sell here. Nevertheless, there have been a handful of models that fall into this category. Also Checkout SUV Cars in India