Posts Tagged ‘general motors’

Four GM Models Earn Five IIHS Stars For Front End Safety

Jun
02

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 BEAT- It’s Time to Fly High!

May
10

Chevrolet Beat is an active hatchback in the segment of cars. This small car was launched in the year 2010 in petrol variant. General Motors launched the LPG variants of Beat in February 2011. And finally the much awaited Chevrolet Beat Diesel was launched in July 2011.

1969 Chevrolet Camaro 427 Yenko

Mar
04

1969 Chevrolet Camaro 427 Yenko - Muscle Cars BlogThe Yenko Super Camaro was a modified Chevrolet Camaro prepared by Yenko Chevrolet, Canonsburg, PA., under the command of Don Yenko from 1967 through 1969 and we, Musclevehicles.com present it to you. Don, a renowned racer and the owner of Yenko Chevrolet, decided the new for ’67 Camaro needed a bit more oomph. This was because a General Motors corporate edict prevented it from carrying an engine larger than 400 CID V8; this put the Camaro at a serious disadvantage to the Ford Mustang, Plymouth Barracuda and the Dodge Dart since they had no such a limit.

Don Yenko, however, knew there was a market for an ultra-powerful Camaro and found ways around the GM limit. To accomplish this task he transplanted the L-72 427 big block engine form the Corvette into the Camaro, thus the Yenko SC or Super Camaro was born! Seeing how successful Don’s creation was, other dealers across the Country also did similar swaps, but the Yenko is widely considered the most collectible of the bunch. Click on Read more!

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Lingenfelter LS7 800 HP

Jul
17

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Lingenfelter LS7 800 HP - Muscle Cars BlogThe original ZL1 Camaro is one of the most coveted cars ever produced by General Motors. Its fire breathing aluminum 427 is truly the stuff of hot rodding legend. When Chevrolet announced that they would build a modernized version of that famed F-body on their new Zeta platform, enthusiasts across the nation immediately began spec’ing out their hopes for the car. By the time SEMA 2011 rolled around in November, it was clear that most major shops in North America had also spent the year dreaming and creating their own visions of what the hot new Camaro should be. While there was no shortage of F-bodies at SEMA that year, none took performance as seriously as this 2011 Camaro SS.

Built by Source Interlink Media, who you may know better as the parent company of magazines like Super Chevy, Hot Rod, Automobile and Motor Trend, plenty of BIG names were called in to help out. The list includes GM Performance Division, Thomson Automotive and Pedders Suspension just to name a few. After its SEMA debut, the car was taken to Lingenfelter Performance Engineering for a full shake down. The end result is a brand new Camaro packing over 800 fully streetable horsepower. There are few fifth generation Camaros that could touch this car in a quarter mile and absolutely zero with this kind of provenance. If you’ve been eyeing a new Camaro as an investment, they simply don’t get better than this. Click on Read more!

Corvette Funfest 2011

Sep
16

Corvette Funfest 2011 - Muscle Cars BlogTWO AMERICAN ICONS, ONE SPECIAL EVENT:
CORVETTE FUNFEST 2011 TO HOST THE OSCAR MAYER WIENERMOBILE VEHICLE

Mid America Motorworks Celebrates All Things Corvette, Chevrolet’s 100th Anniversary and a
Unique Piece of Rolling Americana that Turns 75 in 2011

Effingham, Ill. (September 7, 2011)-Two beloved examples of American culture, Corvettes
and the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, are coming together for the first time at Mid America
Motorworks’ 18th Annual Corvette Funfest Sept. 15-18 in Effingham, Ill.

This year also marks the 75th anniversary of the American icon in the shape of a hot dog and
bun. The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile will be on display throughout the weekend. The display
will give guests the chance to visit the hot dog on wheels and learn more about the legendary
vehicle from the brand representatives, affectionately called Hotdoggers.

“The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is about as American as you can get along with the Corvette,”
said Mike Yager, Chief Cheerleader and Founder of Mid America Motorworks. “I am beyond
thrilled that we will be able to host it this year and have it be a part of our Corvette Party.”
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2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 with stunning 580 hp

Sep
12

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 with stunning 580 hp - Muscle Cars BlogCamaro ZL1 Delivers 580 Horsepower and Exclusive Technologies

- Supercharged, 6.2L LSA V-8 delivers 580 horsepower (432 kW) and 556 lb.-ft. of torque (754 Nm)
- ZL1 power complemented by exclusive Magnetic Ride Control and Performance Traction Management
- Track-capable standard equipment includes high-performance fuel system, as well as engine, transmission and differential coolers

DETROIT – The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1′s supercharged 6.2L engine is SAE-rated at 580 horsepower (432 kW) and 556 lb.-ft. of torque (754 Nm) – making it the most-powerful production Camaro ever.

The ZL1′s outstanding power is complemented by advanced powertrain and chassis technologies, including exclusive Performance Traction Management and third-generation Magnetic Ride Control.

“The Camaro ZL1 delivers supercar performance and technology in the sports-car segment,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “For sheer power, the ZL1 delivers more horsepower than a Ferrari 458, more torque than an Aston Martin DB9 V12, and a better power-to-weight ratio than a Porsche 911 Carrera GTS.

“The Camaro ZL1 also features exclusive chassis and traction technologies,” Oppenheiser said, “to offer the best of all worlds – including balanced handling for the track, acceleration for a drag strip, and the comfort of a daily driver.” Read more!

Chevrolet Camaro Special Editions

Aug
08

Chevrolet Camaro Special Editions - Muscle Cars Blog“The Camaro story has no ending. It’s just beginning.” Do you own a special edition Camaro?

A reflection of its heritage, designed for the present, a future piece of automotive history. By its very nature, every Camaro special edition is a consecration of a moment in the Camaro story, whether it’s the 1967 Indy Pace Car Replica or the 2012 45th Anniversary Edition. This is not an equal-opportunity vehicle. It’s a machine bought out of love, devotion, passion and the pinnacle of enthusiasm for an automotive brand.

The first Camaro special edition was born on the track. But it’s become much more. Each model highlights different aspects of what it means to be a Camaro. The Neiman Marcus edition is pure luxury and design. Synergy Series is sporty and aggressive. And the Indy Pace Car Replica? That’s a grand tradition that continues to this day. Watch the video – click on Read more!

Introducing Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Jul
30

The Camaro ZL1 was recently introduced at the Camaro Homecoming Event in Oshawa. In this video Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser takes you on a full tour of the vehicle. Watch the video on Read more!

Camaro Officially Named 科迈罗 (Ke Mai Luo) in China

Mar
24

Camaro Officially Named科迈罗 (Ke Mai Luo) in China - Muscle Cars BlogCamaro Officially Named 科迈罗 (Ke Mai Luo) in China
2011-03-22

Earlier today, SGM announced that Chevrolet will introduce the legendary Camaro sports car at Auto Shanghai 2011 in April. The Camaro will have a sonorous Chinese name – 科迈罗 (Ke Mai Luo). The Ke Mai Luo with a 3.6-liter engine will be priced around RMB 500,000.

In recent years, China’s luxury sports car market has been flourishing, highlighted by the midsize luxury segment (priced at RMB 400,000–800,000), which grew 141% in 2010. At present, this segment is dominated by cars with European design. The Camaro, with its “masculine” styling, will be a welcome addition.

Additional details about the Camaro will be announced at the Shanghai auto show.


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Chevrolet in Super Bowl XLV Commercial (Camaro Transformers)

Feb
03

Chevrolet in Super Bowl XLV Commercial (Camaro Transformers) - Muscle Cars BlogChevrolet will air five 30-second commercials during Super Bowl XLV Sunday on FOX, representing only part of a coordinated TV presence that continues into a special post-game episode of “Glee,” the FOX hit musical comedy. The Camaro, Cruze Eco, Silverado HD and Volt will be featured in a combination of in-game and post-game ads, plus Chevy is presenting a Camaro Convertible to the Most Valuable Player from Super Bowl XLV between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers. Watch it after the jump!