Posts Tagged ‘corvette’

Chevrolet Receives Four 2014 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

Jun
25

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 Corvette Z06 Officially Rated at 650 Horsepower

Jun
06

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.

Chevrolet Shows Corvette Stingray Pacific Coupe And Atlantic Convertible

Apr
29

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

Apr
14

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.

Hennessey to Unveil HPE700 Twin Turbo Corvette at Boca Raton Concours

Feb
17

Hennessey Performance will unveil its most powerful Corvette Stingray built up to date at the Boca Raton Concours in south Florida on 21st of February. At the heart of Hennessey Chevrolet Corvette Stingray HPE700 Twin Turbo is its twin turbo system that uses a pair of precision ball bearing 62-mm turbochargers producing 7 psi of boost pressure. 

The HPE system has been handcrafted and uses mandrel-bent stainless steel tubing and dual turbo wastegates. Twin blow-off valves on the intercooler’s TIG-welded aluminum plenum are also present. 

Sinkhole Opens Up At National Corvette Museum. Eight Cars Have Been Swallowed

Feb
13

A disastrous news concerning all Chevrolet admirers – a huge sinkhole have opened up at the National Corvette Museum, and it was announced that eight vintage and rare cars have been swallowed.

The place where the accident has happened on Wednesday morning is the Kentucky museum. No one was in or around the Museum at the time. Six of the Chevy’s in the sinkhole are owned by the museum, while the other two belong to General Motors. 

Black Widow’s Chevrolet Stingray Shown At Chicago Auto Show

Feb
06

Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is one of the most awaited movies this year. And those who are keen on superheroes know that a very special lady will be featured in the film.

We are talking about Scarlett Johansson’s heroine the Black Widow. And now Chevrolet is asking if the Black Widow had a sports car, what would it be?

Hennessey Performance Chevrolet Corvette Stingray HPE500

Jan
24

Hennessey Performance has developed for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray HPE500 Upgrade with the aim to make it even more exceptional. The model will be produced in limited edition run of up to 500 units.

The vehicle has been enhanced in terms of performance and now delivers up to 507 horsepower (373 kW) and 702 Nm (518 lb-ft) of torque, when compared to stock’s 460 hp (338 kW) and 630 Nm (465 lb-ft). This makes it easy for the Corvette now to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds. Also astonishing is the sound that the car produces.

Callaway Adds More Power And Style To Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Jan
21

Callaway are specialized in producing high performance versions of the Chevrolet Corvette. Thanks to its unique approach by utilizing no-compromise materials, advanced manufacturing techniques and a form-follows-function design approach, Callaway’s association with Corvette’s transformation has flourished over the years.

Now the specialists have prepared a special project for us – Callaway Chevrolet Corvette SC610 based on the newest Stingray. In it they have featured direct fuel injection, continuously variable valve timing and advanced engine management control architecture.

Chevrolet Unveils Corvette C7.R Racecar In Detroit

Jan
15

2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Racecar is the next exclusive vehicle in that was premiered in Detroit and was co-developed with the all-new 2015 Corvette Z06. The two models represent the closest link between Corvettes built for racing and the road. Both share great levels of engineering and are equipped with new technologically advanced components such as the chassis architecture, engine and aerodynamics.

Corvette Racing will enter two C7.Rs in 2014 that will compete at the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona on January 25-26, and the GT Le Mans class in 11 races around North America. The team is also is expected to participate in June at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.