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2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS in new Shock Yellow exterior color is up for display at 2018 SEMA Show

Chevrolet seems to take the 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show very seriously. This I evidenced by the fact that carmaker is bringing more than a dozen Chevrolet vehicle concepts, performance parts, latest accessories and crate engines to the Las Vegas Convention Center on Oct. 30 to Nov. 2, 2018. One of these is a 2019 Camaro SS wrapped in a new Shock Yellow exterior color.

But before this 2019 Camaro SS show car is displayed at the 2018 SEMA Show, Chevrolet is kind enough to offer a good glimpse. This SEMA show car essentially demonstrates how a Camaro would look like when finished with the new Shock yellow exterior color. This new exterior for the Camaro will be made available in early 2019. Aside from Shock, the 2019 Camaro can also be finished in other new colors like Crush, Riverside Blue Metallic, Shadow Grey Metallic and Satin Steel Grey Metallic.

Aside from donning the new Shock yellow exterior color, the Camaro SS show car to be displayed at the SEMA show is also installed with new accessories and performance parts that can be availed from Chevrolet dealers. These Chevrolet accessories and performance parts were all designed by the same people – including designers and engineers – who contributed a lot to the creation of the Camaro. Thanks to this, the design and the performance of these accessories and parts perfectly fit the Camaro.

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This 2019 YENKO SC Stage II Camaro is a 1,000-hp SS coupe with 1LE package

A customer looking for a new Chevrolet Camaro is definitely up for the thrill. At the peak, this can be provided the Camaro ZL1, especially when installed with the 1LE package. But the Camaro ZL1 1LE is no match for the Camaro created by Specialty Vehicle Engineering, Inc. After all, this version of the Camaro – the 2019 YENKO/SC Stage II Camaro -- can deliver up to 1,000 hp of mind-boggling output.

This isn't to say that the Chevrolet Camaro isn't a fast car. After all, even in its “weakest” version, the Camaro is a sports car that still offers considerable 275 hp of max output and 295 lb.-ft. of peak torque from its 2.0-liter Turbo SIDI engine. This is the same engine found in the 1LT and 2LT versions of the Camaro, but with the addition of a number of features.

For those who wanted more, the carmaker is offering the Chevrolet Camaro 1SS and 2SS. They are powered by a 6.2-liter V8 DI engine that can provide up to 455 hp of output and up to 455 lb.-ft. of torque. The Camaro range is topped by the ZL1, which is served by a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 DI mill that is tuned to deliver 650 hp of max output and 650 lb.-ft. of peak torque.

Read the entire article This 2019 YENKO SC Stage II Camaro is a 1,000-hp SS coupe with 1LE package

Chevrolet bringing three vintage vehicles with all-new crate engines at 2018 SEMA Show

The 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show is just around the corner and Chevrolet won't just sit idle. It intends to get impressive at the 2018 edition of the event by displaying three vintage vehicles that are powered by Chevrolet Performance’s newest crate engines.

Up for display at the Las Vegas Convention Center from October 30 to November 2, 2018 are: a 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle Laguna powered by the all-new LT5 6.2-liter supercharged crate engine; a 1967 Chevrolet C/10 with the all-new ZZ6 EFI 5.7-liter V-8 crate engine; and a 1978 Chevrolet Silverado installed with the L96 6.0-liter V-8 crate engine.

The new LT5 6.2L supercharged crate engine in the 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle Laguna is derived from mill found under the hood of the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. Tuned to deliver 755 horsepower and 715 lb.-ft. of torque, the LT5 6.2-liter supercharged crate engine is Chevy’s most powerful production engine so far. This crate engine employs technologies like a new, larger-displacement supercharger and the carmaker’s first dual-fuel system with direct injection and supplementary port injection.

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Colorado ZR2 Bison is a heavily protected off-road machine from Chevrolet and American Expedition Vehicles (AEV)

For drivers who love rolling on the off-road for some rough adventures, Chevrolet and American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) has very juicy proposition for you – the new Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. It is strong, tough and well-protected and is all ready to create thrilling experiences drivers could never enjoy on the road.

The new Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison is essentially an all-new performance variant of the brand’s midsize truck. It is the result of collaboration between Chevrolet and premium off-road aftermarket manufacturer AEV.

The toughness of the new Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison lies on the amount of protection it has for off-road adventures. Its key undercarriage elements are well protected even the Colorado ZR2 Bison traverses through rocky or jagged terrain. In fact, the engine oil pan, transfer case, fuel tank as well as the front and rear locking differentials of the new Colorado ZR2 Bison are properly protected by not just one, but five skid plates. These five study skid plates are designed by AEV and are made from hard, durable hot-stamped Boron steel.

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The Chevrolet City Express small cargo van has been in the market since 2014 (2015 model year). Designed for customers seeking a small fuel-efficient, cargo vehicle, the City Express has silently reached the end of the road, as General Motors has already stopped taking orders and building of this small work van.

While it is now too late for the Chevrolet City Express to make a sales comeback, GM was literally silent about the fate of Chevy’s small cargo van. According to a report by the Automotive News citing a spokesman from GM, dealers were informed of plans to drop the City Express as early as Summer 2017. Chevrolet received orders for the small cargo van only until September 2017, with the production of the last units of the 2018 City Express officially ended in February 2018.

In 2013, GM and Nissan Motors inked an agreement for the Japanese carmaker to build a small cargo van – the Chevrolet City Express – as based on the Nissan NV200. The Nissan NV200 is a compact yet spacious commercial boasts of low cost of ownership. Designed as both a passenger and a commercial vehicle, the Nissan NV200 is being sold in several markets around the world, including in the United States and Canada.

Read the entire article Chevrolet City Express small cargo van discontinued due to low sales

Famed actor Mark Wahlberg is known for his many roles, one of which is playing as Cade Yeager in the fourth and fifth installment Transformers film series. In the film, Wahlberg gets to ride Bumblebee, a Chevrolet Camaro. In real life, Wahlberg gets to sell not just a Camaro, but other Chevrolet vehicles in his new car dealership business.

According to a report by The Detroit News, Wahlberg has announced that he is opening a car dealership – his very first -- Columbus, Ohio. Wahlberg’s car dealership is a result of partnership inked with seasoned car dealer, Jay Feldman. A businessman in his own right, Feldman is an owner of not just one, but eight Chevrolet dealerships across southeast and mid-Michigan. The report says that Wahlberg and Feldman have been friends for years now, and are partners in Wahlburgers restaurants in Cleveland and Georgia.

It is easy pretty much easy to locate Wahlberg’s new car dealership in Columbus. After all, the dealership bears his name -- Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet, and it is located in a former Chevrolet dealership the duo has bought in 3900 W. Broad St., Columbus. Interestingly, the Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet dealership will feature the same “W” logo that has come to distinguish his Wahlburger chains. These burger chains are found in a number of locations in the United States, like in Palo Alto, California and in Orlando, Florida. A Wahlburger can also be farther north, in Toronto Canada.

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Has there ever been an Indy pace car that’s better than the Corvette ZR1 pace car, with 755 horsepower (563 kilowatts)? The answer is a resounding no. As the 102nd Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway comes closer, Chevy decided to unleash its new Corvette ZR1 Pace Car. It is dressed in a dark blue finish, has a massive rear wing, and is accented with red accents, together with an appropriate door-mounted livery.

The newly revealed ZR1 Corvette is going to be the 15th Corvette that will take on the legendary race. This will also be the 29th time a Chevy product will be leading a pack since 1911 with the Indy 500’s Inception. If you were not born yet back then, it was actually the 1948 Fleetmaster Six convertible that was Chevy’s very first vehicle to take on the track, while the very first Corvette pace car was a 1978 C3 Corvette, which had Jim Rathmann as the driver.

J. Douglas Boles, Indianapolis Motor Speedway president, said that Chevrolet and IMS have one of the longest running and strongest bonds in motorsports. After all those years of seeing Corvettes on the Indianapolis 500, Boles is confident to say that this is a reminder of the rich history of this great relationship.

Read the entire article 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is the official Pace Car for the 2018 Indianapolis 500

Before, we talked about how many of today’s automakers want to set Nurburgring lap records. Now, we are going to talk about the two newest contenders that tried to take the crown home for the fastest lap around the Green Hell. The Chevy Corvette ZR1 and the Porsche 911 GT3 RS both recorded pretty fast laps, but only one managed to make a significant run at the record.

It was BridgeToGantry who shared information about this, saying that the GT3 RS, packed with 520 horsepower (383 kilowatts) lapped the ‘Ring in under 7 minutes, where its fastest lap was 6 minutes and 56 seconds. However, this won’t break records. Meanwhile, the more potent GT2 RS did it in 6 minutes and 47.30 seconds, and this we can say is an impressive record. In fact, this performance is enough to make it to the record board as among the top five production cars of all time.

The Corvette ZR1, on the other hand, was not as successful, finishing with over 7 minutes, despite its 755 horsepower (563 kilowatts) output. To be more specific, bystanders clocked it in at 7 minutes 12 seconds. That makes the ZR1 just a little better than the Z06’s 7 minutes and 19 seconds two years ago. For the sake of comparison, the fastest American production car to lap the Ring was the Viper ACR, lapping it at 7 minutes and 1.3 seconds.

Read the entire article Chevy Corvette ZR1 and Porsche 911 GT3 RS take on the Nurburgring

Chevrolet is introducing the 2019 iteration of its quintessential Camaro pony car, as further reenergized with new characteristic designs and new available technologies. Furthermore, the new 2019 Camaro is now available as the Turbo 1LE model.

The updates made on the design of the 2019 Camaro don’t just make the car more appealing and more stunning, but also enhance its potential – following the mantra that all elements mustn’t only be beautiful but also improve performance. For instance, the new Camaro features redesigned grille details, hood and fascia vents for optimized airflow, working to either cool down heat-yielding components or reduce aerodynamic drag and lift.

For the 2019 models, the new Camaro is available with the carmaker’s next-generation Infotainment 3, as laden with all-new systems which functionality mimics the latest smartphones and tablets. These systems also allow over-the-air vehicle software updates. As standard, a seven-inch-diagonal color touchscreen is provided, although an eight-inch diagonal touchscreen is available.

Read the entire article Chevrolet launches reenergized 2019 Camaro with new Turbo 1LE model

Equus Automotive, an aftermarket specialist in the United States, is somewhat in the same field as the Brabus or Alpina. Today, their latest creation would be the Throwback. When you look at it, it gets most of its design cues from older versions, but injected with a modern twist. Now, for those of you who are interested, you’ll have to be pretty quick because the company will only be making 25 examples of these, each one with a price tag of $130,000.

Firstly, the Throwback’s exterior carbon fiber bodywork makes reference to several generations of Corvette. Some of these cues include side scallops that evoke the original. Theres is also the spear, stretching along the rear, that plays on the split window 1963 ‘Vette coupe. Up front, the Throwback features a set of large spotlights in the front bumper for cruising in the evening. In the hood, there is a big power bulge that have heat extractors. In the rear, the circular taillights remind us of the classic model, while the exhaust outlets look like trombones.

As we move into the interior, you would notice that it has been reupholstered by Equus Automotive. It now has a generous amount of Alcantara upholstery like diamond quilting on the seats. Turned metal trim then finishes the center console and door pulls.

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Last year, Chevrolet revealed to us their new Equinox RS. And this year, it seems that the automaker has decided to use the RS moniker again, but this time, on the Traverse SUV. Of course, the Traverse RS gets a complete makeover inside and out. As its name suggests, the “Rally Sport” variant gives it a more distinct kind of fun to drive sportiness, according to Chevy. Too bad it does not improve the engine’s horsepower here.

Having said that, the Traverse RS remains with the same 2.0 liter turbocharged Ecotec engine, delivering 257 horsepower (192 kilowatts) and 295 pound feet (400 Newton metres) of torque. This engine should then come with a nine speed automatic transmission, giving the Traverse RS better fuel economy figures of 20 mpg city and 26 mpg highway.

When looking at the RS version from the outside, one would notice a sportier looking Traverse - this includes a black grille, black window trim, black roof rails, and black bowtie emblems. It also now comes standard with HID headlamps with LED daytime running lamps, upper and lower active aero shutters, as well as a set of 20 inch aluminum wheels finished in what they call the Dark Android shade.

Read the entire article 2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS gets sporty upgrades sans actual power boost

Back in 2014, there was an unexpected natural catastrophe that happened right smack in the center of Bowling Green. This was when a sinkhole opened up and swallowed part of Kentucky’s National Corvette Museum, which included eight historic Chevy Corvettes.

Instead of worrying about the cars that had been damaged, the museum dealt with this lightly and instead allowed visitors to take a look at the sinkhole up close, where there were Corvettes lying upside down.

Years after the incident, the museum finally decided that it was time to restore what had been damaged four years ago. Some of the cars were destroyed almost beyond recognition, while the others fell without being seriously ruined. Now, the National Corvette Museum has finally finished restoring all the damaged Corvettes and is ready to showcase the complete set to the public again.

Read the entire article Sinkhole-damaged Chevy Corvettes have all been restored, last one will be unveiled in February

At Scottsdale, Arizona, the first 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 with VIN 001 was sold at the Barrett-Jackson  auction for an impressive amount of $925,000. Every single cent that the automaker got from this auction will be going to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, specifically to its Building for America’s Bravest Program.

This foundation was established when the Siller family lost Stephen Siller, on September 11, 2011. He was a firefighter in New York City. This program’s goal is to build smart homes for service members that have been terribly injured and are returning home, as well as first responders. These homes are not only efficient, automated, and easily accessible, but they can also be personalized to the individual’s needs.

As mentioned earlier, the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is the very first example produced and auctioned. Under its hood is a 6.2 liter LT5 V8 engine that has an output of as much as 755 horsepower (563 kilowatts) and 715 pound feet (969 Newton metres) of torque. The winning bidder can choose whether to get a coupe version or a convertible. The new owner also gets to decide if this will be paired to a seven speed manual transmission with active rev matching or the eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission.

Read the entire article First 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 has been sold for $925K, proceeds go to charity

It seems like it is now the year of pickup trucks. Adding fuel to this growing opinion is Ford’s recent announcement that they will bring the Ranger back to the United States, and now Chevrolet’s newest Silverado in the 2019 model year had just made its debut in Detroit, ahead of the 2018 North American International Auto Show. This may not be the first time we are seeing this, as we saw the Z71 Trailboss trim last month, but this time, we are seeing the complete eight trim levels.

What makes the new Chevy Silverado unique is that it has dropped some weight. It is now 450 pounds lighter than its predecessor. This was made possible with the new mixed-material construction, combining both aluminum and steel throughout the truck’s body. Aluminum control arms in the suspension also save weight while improving rigidity.

Mark Reuss, GM’s boss, boasts about the Silverado’s bed, calling it the most functional bed of any full size pickup. That is because it will be offered in different lengths and is now seven inches wider than before. There will also be as much as seven cubic feet of lockable storage space over the wheel wells. A power tailgate can be controlled from inside the truck too, and is a first in the industry.

Read the entire article 2019 Chevy Silverado is lighter by 450 pounds, choose from 8 trims

For those who are expecting to see the mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette at the 2018 North American International Auto Show, we have got some bad news for you as it seems like the model will not be making its debut there, even after all the CAD drawings that we saw earlier.

Hagerty first said that the C8 will make its debut in Detroit, but this model will not make its debut until next year. And we really are not surprised because Chevrolet recently just unveiled the Corvette ZR1, but not a lot of people are happy with it.

Despite the bad news, we also have a good one too, and this will definitely not disappoint any of you. That is because Hagerty just reported that the C8 will be offered in a better engine lineup, and that means a better version of the company’s 6.2 liter LT1 V8 engine. The engine will enable the car to produce as much as 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts), thanks to a higher compression ratio and less restrictive exhaust. Alongside this engine would be other ones that will be added to the lineup later on. This may include a V8 like that in the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350.

Read the entire article Mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette will offer a hybrid powertrain with as much as 1,000+ horsepower

Have you ever wanted to own a Chevrolet Corvette track car? Well, if you are, you must know that you don’t have to settle for the new ZR1 with an output of 755-horsepower (563 kilowatts). That is because German tuner GeigerCars started offering a circuit-ready variant of the Z06 Carbon 65 Edition. It definitely is a track car, because it comes with a roll cage, and a safety harness. Apart from that, it has been equipped with a supercharged 6.2 liter V8, which now makes it a little more powerful, with as much as 759 horsepower (556 kilowatts) and 729 pound-feet (989 Newton-metres) of torque.

To still keep its identity, Geiger Cars made sure that Carbon 65 Edition still keeps as much carbon fiber as it can. This is what makes it special and extra lightweight. When looking at it, the exterior comes with a new front end with a revised grille for better airflow, fender vents, tweaked side skirts, and a sub-frame with an integrated diffuser by Geiger. For the spoiler, customers can choose how they want it to be - from a subtle flat piece to a full racing setup. Overall, Geiger Cars’ treatment gave the Z06 Carbon 65 Edition a more aggressive look, without making it look too crazy.

Geiger Cars was able to boost the standard Z06’s power from 650 horsepower to 759 horsepower, as they replaced its regular 1.7 liter Eaton supercharger with a 2.3 liter screw-type unit. This has been paired with the stock transmission, which could be an eight-speed automatic or a seven-speed manual. The throttle, intake and engine software had all been tweaked as well. The upgraded model can now reach 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 2.9 seconds, while reaching a max speed of 209 miles per hour (337 kilometers per hour). That is pretty good when compared to Chevy’s own ZL1.

Read the entire article GeigerCars Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon 65 Edition has more power than the ZR1

In a recent interview with GM’s Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, we learned that the automaker is currently developing a more affordable version of the Chevrolet Camaro with a V8 engine. It was also hinted that it won’t be the only variant that will get special attention.

Todd Christensen of Chevrolet said to GM Authority that they are trying to come up with a lower end version of the said vehicle. By doing so, they have to think of ways to repackage and reprice the Camaro. Right now, Christensen says that they are exploring different options for this, and they also noted that the V8 engine seems to have a higher demand than what they have expected.

In fact, when they had the fifth generation Camaro, the automaker sold a lot of V6 engines, thinking that the sixth generation would be the same. But instead, the V8 demand increased for the latter. That being said, Chevrolet still sells more V6 Camaros, it’s just that there is something about the new V8 that are luring more muscle car fans.

Read the entire article Chevrolet may be cooking a cheaper V8 Camaro

It is not the first time that we have heard rumours about the discontinuation of the Chevrolet Volt. In fact, it has been years since we first heard of it, and today, the rumours are back. And it seems like it will actually happen in 2022. According to GM Authority, sources from AutoForecast Solutions say that the automaker plans to focus more on developing electric crossover and utility vehicles, and this is why the automaker sees no future for the Volt.

Apart from the idea of discontinuing the Volt, General Motors is actually considering getting rid of six passenger cars from its United States lineup by 2020. Of course, since these models will be gone for good, the company has plans of replacing them with a plug-in crossover of some sort, or a fully electric vehicle. That isn’t such a bad thing to be honest.

So if rumours are true, and if Chevrolet goes as planned, it will not be a big surprise to many anymore. This is also because passenger cars have not been moving as well in the United States. Moreover, the American automaker’s long term plan is to launch a total of 20 new electric cars by 2023, so do not be too sentimental about the discontinuation of the Volt, because you will have a lot more to choose from as a replacement to it.

Read the entire article Chevrolet Volt production could end in 2022, most likely to be replaced by electric crossover

Chevrolet really does know how to celebrate 100 years of truck heritage. While unveiling a new product doesn’t really count as a celebration, Chevrolet did it very spectacularly during a special event – by dropping the next generation of the Chevrolet Silverado from the sky at Texas Motor Speedway.

The brand was actually celebrating its centennial anniversary at Texas Motor Speedway, with around 600 members of Chevy Truck Legends – a community of loyal Chevy truck owners. These customers have already purchased or leased two or more Chevrolet trucks, or have owned a current body-on-frame Chevy with at least 100,000 miles on the odometer. These loyal owners were able to view new and old models. The best part of all was to see the next-generation Silverado before the truck’s official debut at the upcoming 2018 Detroit Auto Show.

What transpired was an exclusive sneak peek of the carmaker’s newest creation, the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado. While members of the Legends were busy looking back at Chevrolet’s 100 years of heritage, a helicopter -- a big Sikorsky emblazoned with a Chevrolet logo – flew in while lifting a 2019 Silverado over the massive 20,633.64 square feet Big Hoss screen display, and then dropped the new truck onto the tarmac. Then the 2019 Silverado was driven to the stage where it was introduced.

Read the entire article Chevrolet treats Legends members to a sneak-peek of 2019 Silverado

When Chevrolet unveiled the 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 at the 2017 Dubai Motor Show, it described the super coupe as its most powerful and quickest production Corvette. With up to 755 hp (563 kW) of max output And 715 lb.-ft. (969 Nm) of peak torque available from its supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine (LT5), the new Corvette ZR1 is a serious supercar for the track.

But now, Hennessey has come up with three power packages that essentially hike the power output of the 2019 Corvette ZR1. These power packages would appeal to ZR1 owners who want to squeeze the potential of their already high-performance super coupe. Each of the three power packages represents a new level of performance for the 2019 Corvette ZR1.

For instance, the HPE850 ups the power level of the 2019 Corvette ZR1 to 850 hp (634 kW) of max output and 715 lb.-ft. (969 Nm). This allows the Hennessey Corvette ZR1 HPE850 to accelerate from zero to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 2.6 seconds, or 0.1 second quicker than the stock super coupe. This was achieve by employing high-flow cylinder heads, a high-flow air induction system and upgraded valve springs as well as a Hennessey lower pulley upgrade.

Read the entire article Hennessey can upgrade the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 to a 1,200 hp hypercar