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New Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R is the brand’s first turnkey GT4 racer

The recently unveiled road-going Chevrolet Camaro – the 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE track-capable sports car – is simply amazing in terms of performance. Already boasting an array of aerodynamic technologies, the 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE is powered by the LT4 supercharged engine that could offer up to 650 hp of output as mated to a manual six-speed transmission.

But it seems General Motors isn’t finished yet with the Chevrolet Camaro. While we were getting amazed on how dynamically incredible the new Camaro car would be, GM jumped the gun and fired another surprise – a more powerful Camaro that is built to race on the track. GM is announcing the arrival of the new Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R and as its name indicates it is a racer with GT4 specifications.

The new Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R is actually the brand’s first turn-key racecar – a complete GT4 vehicle straight from the factory – built to comply with global sporting regulations. It is engineered by Pratt & Miller, the same outfit that built the Corvette C7.R and the Cadillac ATS-V.R. Chevrolet has also designated Pratt & Miller to be in charge of production of the new Camaro GT4.R.

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2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE has exceptional track capability

Chevrolet has long been known to set new standards in terms of performance every time it releases a new model. The brand has once again shown this to be true with the track-capable Camaro model, the 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE.

Already recognized to be tuned for the tracks, the 1LE blueprint was not simply utilized by Chevrolet for this new model. In fact, prepare to be amazed with its new levels of performance and sophistication.

Aside from having been given aerodynamic technologies, it has been fitted with a suspension that is clearly based on racing. Those who want to take to an even higher level can opt to have the extreme track performance package which includes, among others, the exclusive Supercar 3R Eagle F1 summer-only tires from Goodyear.

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Chevy Camaro Track Concept presented at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show

At the most-awaited 2017 Geneva Motor Show, General Motors paraded a striking and track-ready Chevy Camaro with some promising upgrades, combining Camaro’s legendary street performance and enhanced track capability.

The concept rocked the show with its head-turning satin green paint finishing, V8 engine under its hood and a stance sitting 30 mm (1.2 inches) closer to the road. The Camaro Track Concept also boasts of an expanded engine range, transmission and differential coolers as well as leverages an upgraded FE4 suspension which is lowered by 30 mm for superior cornering capability. The FE4 suspension made it even swifter when driving past corners at higher speeds.

The Geneva showcar’s electronic limited-slip differential supports extra stability. It also operates Brembo performance brakes – six –piston monoblock aluminum front calipers with performance brake pads and two-piece 14.6-inch x 1.3-inch (370 mm x 34 mm) vented and slotted Duralife rotors for superior stopping power.

Read the entire article Chevy Camaro Track Concept presented at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 confirmed to reach top speed of 198 mph

How fast can a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 actually go? Considering the amount of power lurking underneath its line-laden bonnet, the 2017 Camaro ZL1 is capable of achieving a top speed that goes beyond 200 mph (322 km/h). But then, nothing is official unless Chevrolet exerts effort to prove how fast the Camaro ZL1 could go.

With nothing but top speed as the goal, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 took the challenge and proceeded to the High Speed Oval of Automotive Testing Papenburg GmbH in Germany. Keep in mind that this particular 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is nearly all stock – as the modifications made only involved the addition of mandatory safety equipment and data logging equipment.

Take note that even a stock Camaro ZL1 already features several special performance-enhancing parts -- balanced enough to reduce lift while not affecting drag. Chevrolet fitted the 2017 Camaro ZL1 with special aerodynamic elements like a stanchion rear spoiler that is considered to be capable of delivering a lift/drag ratio better than a blade-style rear spoiler. Moreover, the carmaker fitted the 2017 Camaro ZL1 with a patent-pending auxiliary transmission oil cooler cover that could lower front-end lift without affecting drag. Chevrolet also tuned the coupe’s front-to-rear aero balance to offer better high-speed stability.

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Fireball Performance Cars has been known to make the fastest sixth generation LT1 Camaros in the world. Once again it has managed to walk the talk as it hit a new record running the Thunder Valley Speedway located in Noble, Oklahoma. Fireball unleashed a customized 2017 Fireball 900 Camaro which went for 149 mph and reach a quarter of a mile in 9.006 seconds.

Clearly the question on everyone’s mind is how they managed to tweak a stock 455 hp Camaro SS into what may well be the fastest Camaro there is. The quick answer is that it was a combination of expert tuning, straight-forward modifications, and of course, skillful driving.

The company already has the Fireball 900, a Camaro SS with a 990 hp engine and paired to an automatic 8-speed transmission. This could already make a run in the mid-9s but it was obvious Fireball wanted to do more. Thus, the LT1 headers were supercharged and ported in order to enhance the flow. Though already powerful, this was not enough to set a new world record and it needed some extra modifications.

Read the entire article 2017 Fireball 900 Camaro runs a quarter mile at Thunder Valley in 9 seconds

And so, the highest EPA-estimated fuel returns for the highway goes to Chevrolet! Looking back, Reuss of General Motors has said before that the latest Chevrolet Cruze could get an EPA rating that begins with a 5. Apparently, he’s right after the Cruze manual diesel’s official EPA figures show an average highway consumption of up to 52 mpg. Indeed, it is the highest fuel economy ever achieved on any non-EV and non-hybrid vehicle in the US.

This comes as positive news especially after the dieselgate scandal that has tainted the image of all diesel-powered engines. Everything else is water under the bridge so to speak. Volkswagen has clearly gotten rid of its Jetta Diesel and Golf Diesel models. Having said that, the Cruze is still behind most of the two-gas electric hybrids and plugin- EVs when it comes to the US pollution standards. On highway driving, the Hyundai Ioniq hybrid boasts up to 59 miles per gallon while the Toyota Prius Eco can give as much as 53 mpg.

Since the Chevy Cruze’s diesel manual variant is also mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, the results also show a combined fuel consumption of up to 37mpg. Based on the EPA test, the result shows at least 30mpg for city driving. On the same note, the other model with 9-speed automatic gearbox has virtually the same fuel consumption--- with 31mpg for the city and 47mpg for the high way.

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In 2013, Ultimate Auto (a car builder from Orlando Florida) modified a 1967 Chevy Camaro and had it showcased at the SEMA Show. Dubbed as the “Ultimate Sixty-Seven”, the high performance Camaro is now on eBay for the price of 299,000 USD. But before you start raising your eyebrows, let’s find out the story behind its current value.

To begin with, we think the asking price is fairly reasonable considering if the cost for customization was originally at 420,000 USD. Well, that’s what it said on eBay when the owner had the old Chevy commissioned years ago. Now if you add the “Goodguys Builder’s Choice” Award it won in 2015, no doubt, this Chev could be considered among the Florida-based auto tuner’s “ultimate” creations.

At first, the 1967 Chevy Camaro features Baer four-wheel disk brakes, Borla custom side exhaust and a 1969 Camaro inverted tail lights. To complete the striking exterior package, the builder has equipped this Chevy with bespoke hood, custom trunk lid, Vellano VKS wheels, a handmade carbon fiber roof and the special BASF Carizzma Ruthless red body paint.

Read the entire article Ultimate Auto’s ’67 Camaro now on sale with show-stopping price of $299,000

As it turns out, Chevy’s eight-speed V6 performer may still be a bargain. Fresh from its premiere at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, the powerhouse pickup-truck manufacturer is set to release the new Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 this Spring.

Not to be outdone by its 4x4 competitors (The Dodge Ram Power Wagon and Ford Raptor), Chevy is selling the pickup at a starting price of 40,995 USD (inclusive of 940 USD destination charges). Well, that’s a whole lot cheaper than the base prices of Dodge’s three quarter ton pickup or Ford’s supercab!

Out of all these, the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is probably its closest competitor. But if we are to compare the roughly 41,000 USD you will be spending on the new Colorado, the ZR2 is still more affordable and cheaper by more or less 2,705 USD. The Tacoma 6-speed automatic costs around 43,700 USD. Meanwhile, the manual Toyota pickup is priced for as low as 41,700 USD. Just the same, Chevy still offers a lot of bargain for an 8-speed automatic powered pickup, don’t you think?

Read the entire article 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 pickup priced for as low as $40,995

It just keeps getting hotter. McLaren, Porsche and Ford Motors have heated up the GT4 racing runways. In no time, BMW and Mercedes-AMG will be joining in. Not to be left out of the game, Chevrolet has raised the temperature even higher with a new GT4 race car.

Pratt & Miller has reformulated the 6th generation Chevrolet Camaro to take on any dare --- whether it be with a Cayman or a Mustang on the loose. Simply put, the track-ready Chevy GT4.R is now suitable for a spin at the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and Pirelli World Challenge. These are just the top two GT racing championships in North America by the way. Apparently, there are many other GT4 racing series around the world just like the GT4 European Series, the British GT Championship, the Hankook 24Hour Series and the Nurburgring Endurance Series.

Going back to the subject, the new Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R is using the same engine platform as that of the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 28.R. Yes, it’s the same type of engine on a Chevy that won at the Continental Tire SportsCar event in 2015.

Read the entire article Chevrolet gets ready to unleash the Camaro GT4.R race car for this year’s competition

That’s quite a lot. Expect Chevy to pull out a series of surprises at this week’s 2017 Chicago Auto Show. In probably what looks like an effort to steal the spotlight from Nissan’s latest Midnight Edition, Chevrolet arrives in Chicago with not just one but nine new Redline-treated models.

The automobile company first showcased the Redline trim at the SEMA in 2015. Perhaps due to the positive feedback it got from its consumers, Chevrolet has finally pulled the trigger to launch a new line of Redline models.

The Redline squad will consist of Silverado, Colorado, Traverse, Equinox, Trax, Camaro, Malibu and Cruze. Chevy will be launching the Redline Silverado ahead and it is expected to be out in the showrooms by the end of this year. The Silverado models with Redline treatment will include the Silverado Crew Cab LTZ Z71 as well as the Double Cab LTZ71.

Read the entire article Chicago Auto Show: Chevrolet to offer 9 Redline special edition models

Apparently, the intellectual property authority in Australia looks at the logo of Chevrolet and sees a resemblance to the Red Cross symbol, not a bowtie. Since the already iconic wing-like Chevrolet Corvette flag badge features the Chevrolet bowtie, IP Australia is adamant to allow General Motors to use it in the Land Down Under.

People privy with the matter told Australian auto magazine Wheels that since 2013, GM has been trying to make the Chevrolet Corvette logo a legal trademark in Australia. However, IP Australia dropped GM’s trademark application in 2016. The main reason for the move was that IP Australia believes that Chevrolet’s bowtie logo is a close representation of the Red Cross, which according to the Geneva Conventions Act 1957, could only be used during times of conflict in order to indicate that people or vehicle bearing it shouldn’t be shot.

There are some problematic areas with IP Australia’s reason for dropping the trademark application for the Chevrolet Corvette logo. For instance, Chevrolet’s logo isn’t a cross, but a bowtie. Moreover, its color isn’t red. There is nothing that bans the use of a cross, as long it isn’t a red cross on a white background. On the Chevrolet Corvette emblem, the Chevrolet bowtie logo – in gold color -- is located on the red flag along with a silver/white fleur-de-lis. Unfortunately for GM, IP Australia sees the golden bowtie as a red logo, as well as the red background on one of the flags as a white background.

Read the entire article GM still cannot use Corvette logo in Australia due to Red Cross resemblance

Several years after it first came out on eBay, the “DreamRyder” convertible is back on the classified ads. But this time, it appears on “the world’s largest collector car marketplace” ---that’s the Hemmings to be exact.

In retrospect, this Camaro looks like a nice throwback to the 80s. It may not be as drop dead gorgeous as the Camaros we have today but it is a good reminder of Bill Logan’s lifelong dream.

So who’s Bill Logan? Well, he’s the guy behind this 1984 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 creation. In case you don’t know, Logan spent thirteen years in customizing this Chevy into a dream machine.

Read the entire article DreamRyder 1984 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 for sale at $250K

The 2018 model year could be an exciting year for fans and enthusiasts of the Chevrolet Corvette. This comes as the 2018 version of the Corvette is bound to feature a powerful 6.2-liter DOHC V8 LT5 engine; although it remains unknown which Corvette would be lucky enough to be fitted with this new powerplant.

This development was not officially confirmed yet by GM, but this is neither a rumor or speculation. This development was confirmed by an internal document from the GM service department. The fifth page of this internal document – which contains information such as internal codes that will be employed for the 2018 model year vehicles – shows a table in which a section was dubbed as “Passenger Car Engines for GMNA.”

On the last portion of this section, the following descriptions were listed: ENGINE GAS 8 CYL, 6.2L, SIDI, DOHC, VVT, ALUM and GM. This means that this new powerplant is a 6.2-liter gasoline aluminum V8 engine with Spark Ignition Direct Injection (SIDI) and Variable Valve Timing (VVT) technologies. In addition, this engine is catalogued with the book code “Y,” which internally means that this powerplant will only be fitted in the Corvette with an internal name LT5.

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Looks like Chevy Bolt went into full speed--- almost immediately after its production version was officially launched. To keep the momentum going, it beat Volvo S90 and Hyundai Genesis G90 in bagging the 2017 North American Car of the Year award.

This week’s event in Detroit has also included the announcement of several winners in other categories. The 2017 Truck of the Year went to Honda Ridgeline, beating its closest competitors ---the Nissan Titan and Ford’s Super Duty F-Series pickup. Chrysler Pacifica meanwhile bested Mazda’s CX-9 and Jaguar’s F-Pace for the Utility of the Year award, which was divided into separate categories under minivans, crossovers just to name a few.

It’s undeniable that Chevrolet’s latest entry is the real gem out of the many contenders for this year. The small yet affordable electric hatchback with 238 miles of range was also named “Green Car of the Year” and “Car of the Year” by Motor Trend and Green Car Journal.

Read the entire article Chevrolet Bolt EV is named 2017 Car of the Year at the Detroit Auto Show

The first generation of the Chevrolet Traverse has been on the market for a while. In fact, it has been sold around the world since 2008, when it was first sold for the 2009 model year. And guess what? The long overdue new model is finally coming, and it will make its global debut at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (also known as Detroit Auto Show) on January 9 to 22.

According to Chevrolet, the next-generation Traverse will complete the transformation of its crossover and SUV lineup. The Traverse is the last of Chevrolet’s SUVs and crossovers to receive a major overhaul. The new Chevrolet Traverse will be laden with a wide array of changes in both the exterior and the interior. It will also be fitted with new technologies available.

For instance, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse could be specified with the available D-Optic headlamps that could deliver a natural daylight effect. Inside, the new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse will feature a refined interior that could comfortably accommodate up to eight passengers while offering the most cargo room in its segment. Moreover, passengers sitting in the third row would be able to enjoy leg room that is also the best in its segment.

Read the entire article 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is larger, bolder and more appealing than outgoing model

If there is something to look out for from General Motors aside from its new vehicles and engines, it is its new nine-speed transmission. Yes, you’re reading it right, GM now has a new nine-speed transmission for its passenger vehicles, and it will make its first appearance in the new Chevrolet Malibu.

In particular, this new nine-speed transverse Hydra-Matic planetary automatic transmission Hydra-Matic 9T50 – developed by GM itself – will debut on the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Premier that is powered by 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. It will also be available on the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze that is powered by a 1.6-liter turbo diesel engine and the 2018 Equinox with a 2.0-liter turbo powerplant. Also, GM’s Hydra-Matic 9T50 nine-speed transmission will be available to seven more models by the end of 2017.

This new Hydra-Matic 9T50 is derived from GM’s existing six-speed transverse automatic gearbox. GM will manufacture the Hydra-Matic 9T50 at its San Luis Potosi site in Mexico. While GM developed the Hydra-Matic 9T50 to be employed in front-wheel-drive passenger vehicles – both gasoline and diesel-powered – this nine-speed automatic transmission is also ready to be used in four-wheel-drive units.

Read the entire article GM to use Hydra-Matic 9T50 9-speed transmission on the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Premier

Chevrolet has already given out the pricing for some of its 2018 Equinox models. Not only will the new Equinox be available in both the US and Canada, it is also expected to roll out in 115 other countries worldwide at the end of next year. What we have right now are the initial prices for its Canada and US consumers.

The 1.5 litre turbo is priced for as low as $26, 995 CAD or $24,475 USD. Prices for all variants are not given out entirely, but the entry-level will be fitted with a 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine. This engine is capable of producing as much as 170hp and 201 lb-ft of torque with estimated fuel returns of 31mph.

Other engines will be offered in a much powerful 252hp 2.0 litre turbo engine that delivers up to 260lb-ft of torque. This probably will come with GM’s latest 9-speed automatic transmission.

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Sweet and impressive. This is how we could describe the Chevrolet Corvette Z06. As a world-class supercar, the Corvette Z06 is conceived on the track and is engineered to achieve race-like attributes. Its supercharged 6.2L aluminum V8 engine provides up to 650 hp of output and up to 650 lb.-ft. of torque, allowing the Corvette Z06 to sprint from zero to 60 mph in less than three seconds.

But tuner ACG Automotive of San Diego, California, along with forged wheels specialist Brixton Forged of Los Angeles, has managed to make the Corvette Z06 sweeter and more impressive by wrapping it in an matte black package (carbon fiber) and pushing the performance of its V8 engine to a whopping 1,000-plus hp of output. With this, a standard Corvette Z06 pales in comparison, as this black Corvette Z06 project ACG Automotive is at least 50-percent more powerful.

To achieve this, ACG Automotive implemented a full ECU (engine control unit) tune on its supercharged 6.2L aluminum V8 engine. Not only that, ACG Automotive installed a new Halltech intake system on the Corvette Z06. These tweaks allowed the powerplant to deliver more output than it normally does to more than 1,000 hp. But of course, the now more powerful Corvette Z06 needs to be tweaked further to handle all that excess power; and ACG Automotive exactly knows what to do.

Read the entire article Black Chevrolet Corvette Z06 from ACG Automotive has over 1,000 hp of output, Brixton Forged wheels

Back in January of this year, Chevrolet revealed the details of the Bolt electric vehicle. At around this time, the brand also disclosed that the Bolt would come with a $30,000 base price, after considering the federal tax credit of $7,500. Thus, for an electric vehicle that delivers a range of at least 200 miles, this price can be seen as affordable. However, there remains to be interested customers that will either not have the $30,000 easily on hand, hesitant to spend such amount even if they have it, or will not spend it in payments.

That’s why Chevrolet has come up with a program that will allow customers the chance to drive such a vehicle. According to Electrek, GM Financial has started a leasing program specifically for the Bolt with no cash down and a minimum amount of $309 per month after incentives.

That said, it is obvious that should a customer opt to lease a Bolt instead of purchase one, that same customer will not be able to take advantage of the federal tax credit. What General Motors will do is to pass this to the customer resulting in a lower monthly payment. While an $80 fee per week may be difficult for some, this remains to be a good bargain considering that the Bolt was named by Motor Trend as Car of the Year.

Read the entire article Chevrolet reveals Bolt leasing program at $309/month

General Motors disclosed that it hopes to have a stronger presence in the Chinese market with the plan to release both the Chevrolet Colorado and the Chevrolet Silverado. The automaker added that at the same time that the two models will be released to this market, it will also be exported starting in 2017.

For the Colorado to be released in China, it will be equipped with the 3.6-liter V6 engine. However, the Chinese counterpart will have output of 305 hp with peak torque of 269 lb.-ft. (365 Nm) instead of the usual 308 hp and torque of 275 lb.-ft. (373 Nm) in the U.S. market. Meanwhile the Silverado to be released to this Asian market will have the 6.2-liter engine which can deliver 420 hp and maximum torque of 460 lb.-ft. (624 Nm). General Motors has said it will reveal the full details and the price list near the actual date of the launch.

It was last year when GM came out with the second generation 2016 Chevrolet Colorado. This was also significant as it was also the first time a diesel version of this model has been released. It was fitted with a cooled exhaust gas recirculation system that allowed some of the gases to be diverted to the fresh intake air stream. No wonder the company was proud to say that it was the cleanest diesel truck engine it has ever made.

Read the entire article GM set to release Chevrolet Colorado and Silverado in China
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