Posts Tagged ‘Chevrolet’

How Hood Scoops Work

Aug
28

Hood scoops are not necessary technology for automobiles to have but they can enhance a car’s performance if designed properly.  Many performance cars use hood scoops for just that reason.

The way that hood scoops work is actually pretty simple, but not widely known.  An engine gets oxygen from the outside air. Cool air is denser than hot air and thus has more oxygen in it, which produces more power when it burns. Since the air in the engine compartment is usually considerably hotter than the outside air, if the engine takes its intake air from under the hood, its power output will be reduced. The solution is allow the engine to breathe cooler, denser outside air, such as from a hood scoop.

Chevy Reveals Price, Online Visualizer for 2016 Camaro

Aug
25

Chevy Reveals Price, Online Visualizer for 2016 CamaroAs production of the lighter, more powerful, more advanced 2016 Camaro grows near, Chevrolet revealed more details to help customers tailor their Gen Six exactly how they want it, including pricing information and an online visualizer.

The 2016 Camaro offers higher levels of performance, technology and refinement, starting at a suggested retail price of $26,695 for the Camaro 1LT, while the most powerful Camaro SS ever starts at $37,295 for the 1SS.

The new accessories visualizer allows customers to view many personalization features on the 2016 Camaro, including interior and exterior colors, wheels, stripes, and accessory options.

1650 HP Drag Race – Hennessey Z28 Camaro vs Hennessey ZL1 Camaro

Aug
24

Source: Hennessey via YouTube

1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

Aug
11

1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Front AngleChevrolet firmly established the Corvette’s performance credentials in 1957, giving it the power to match the improved handling and refined styling, the latter judged by many as the most aesthetically pleasing of the early Corvettes. The Corvette engine was bumped from 265 cubic inches to 283, with a corresponding increase in baseline power from 195 HP to a full 220 HP. Buyers could choose from a virtual smorgasbord of engine choices, including the dual carbureted version powering this show-stopping 1957 Corvette convertible.

Chevy Colorado 2016 Special Models Dressed to Impress

Aug
04

2016 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Trail Boss Front AngleOn the street or on the trail, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado’s Midnight Edition and Z71 Trail Boss bring bolder choices to customers looking to make a visual statement with their truck.

The special editions roll into Chevrolet dealerships this fall, with distinctly tailored appearances that blend custom design cues with Colorado’s popular options and accessories. The Midnight Edition evokes the aesthetic of an urban tuner vehicle, while the Z71 Trail Boss is designed for terrain where the pavement ends.

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

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).

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

2016 Chevrolet Silverado – The New Face of Strong

Jul
14

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71 Front AngleChevy Trucks are on a roll, with Chevrolet pickup sales up 32 percent so far this year. Chevrolet intends to strengthen this momentum with significant updates for the 2016 Silverado 1500 full-size pickup.

“The redesigned 2016 Silverado will build on Chevy Trucks’ legacy of dependability. It will feature a more muscular appearance and offer new customer-focused technologies,” said Sandor Piszar, marketing director for Chevy Trucks.