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As we know, only the fastest and most worthy cars take on the Nurburgring, and one of those models include the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE with a lap time of 7:16.04. Though it may not be the record holder, it still made its mark around the Green Hell. One thing we have just learned though is that this model will never make it to European streets, this is because of the European pedestrian safety standards.
Unlike the standard ZL1, the ZL1 1LE variant overall has a more aggressive body kit, front splitter, massive front dive planes and a huge carbon-fiber rear wing. These aerodynamic components make it extra aggressive and a menace on the track, according to Motor Trend. Apart from good looks, the main purpose of the dive planes is to cool the car down, while adding downforce when on the track, but this also makes the vehicle more threatening to pedestrians, according to EU safety rules. In fact, giving the ZL1 LE the dive planes alone are enough reason to buy the car, while also making it illegal on the road.
If you want to convert your standard ZL1 to a 1LE, you will have to shell out an extra $7,500 over the ZL1’s standard price, which includes a number of upgrades. Both trims come equipped with a 6.2 liter supercharged V8 with 650 horsepower (485 kilowatts) and 650 pound-feet (880 Newton-metres) of torque. The main difference is that the 1LE gives it a diet where it loses 60 pounds (27 kilograms) off the standard ZL1 - thanks to its thinner rear windows, and fixed rear seats.Read the entire article 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE is not legal in Europe
The Camaro Z/28 was Chevy’s counterpart for the Dodge Hellcat and the Ford Shelby, with as much as 505 horsepower (376 kilowatts) from its V8 engine. The muscle car also comes standard with carbon ceramic brakes, sticky Pirelli tires, and a stripped interior to lose its weight and make it track-ready. It first made its debut in 2014 and today, one could get a brand new Camaro for $75,000.
When it first came out of the market, it was already difficult to get your hands on one of the Camaro Z/28s. But today, a couple of first hand owners are selling the model for much less than its original asking price. In fact, prices have gone down by half according to Road & Track. Some of them were being listed for as low as $35,000 to $40,000.
And the odd thing is that these examples are not that worn out yet to be priced that low. One of them, with 13,000 miles (20,921 kilometers) on its odometer since 2014, is being sold for $35,000. Another example, on the other hand, has only been driven for as short as 952 miles (1,532 kilometers) and now has a price tag of $36,000. You can find these cars on an auto auctions website, but if you search for used cars, you will see examples with similar pricing. So this will make you wonder why these low-mileage cars are being sold for such price.Read the entire article Used 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is listed for $35,000 less than original price
The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 made its competition debut at Best in the Desert’s “Vegas to Reno” challenge on weekend. Hall Racing competes in the 550-mile racing on board the Colorado ZR2 in what was dubbed as the longest off-road competition in the US. The race started Friday, August 18th and was expected to be attended by as many as 350 participants.
However, out of the 336 competing teams, only 204 of them managed to complete the grueling course with Hall Racing finishing in first class 7300. Riding at an average speed of 28.6 mph, Chevrolet impresses with the 550-mile off-road course which took Hall Racing team’s Chad Hall and Frank DeAngelo 18:50:16 to run up to the finish line.
The ZR2 comes armed with a number of performance upgrades developed by Chevrolet’s Performance Engineering team and Hall Racing. While Hall’s team took to compete under the stock production class for mid-size trucks and SUVs, the ZR2 has been equipped with a roll cage for safety aside from its racing seats and safety harnesses. Other fitments include off-road lights, a 44-gal. fuel tank, a two-way radio and a GPS.Read the entire article Hall Racing’s Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 goes to Nevada to the 550-mile Vegas to Reno race
Like it or not, Chevrolet may soon be offering a cheaper Camaro in hopes of competing with Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang GT. Apart from the less expensive trim, the automaker is also looking to offer more options for the V8 muscle car.
Bottom line: Chevrolet can lower the starting price of the existing $38,000 Camaro with a stripped-out Camaro SS. In an interview with Automotive News earlier this week, Chevy’s product head Mark Reuss said they are trying to go for a more affordable Camaro range to give way for more choices as well as to stay on the same level playing field as Ford.
Reuss explains that it may proceed with adding a new variety of options just so they don’t have to convince people into buying all the options with a V8 for the sake of having the V8. In the same way, he believes how it will open up better opportunities for the company if say, the Mustang and some of the vehicles in the segment should come with a much cheaper price tag.Read the entire article Chevy might offer a more affordable Camaro SS
In the United States, not many automakers offer crossovers with a diesel engine option, but Chevrolet does, with their 2018 Equinox. Those who opt for this engine will get some a boost in fuel economy as the car had been recently rated to have a highway fuel economy of 39 miles per gallon. Whereas the 1.5 liter turbo four-cylinder gasoline engine was rated with 32 miles per gallon while the 2.0 liter has 29 mpg. When the diesel tank is filled to its maximum, it can reach 577 miles (929 kilometers).
Though the company has not said anything else regarding the Equinox Diesel’s fuel economy figures, we noticed on the company’s presentation that it has a 32 mpg combined mileage. If the company confirms EPA’s numbers, then the said model will be the most fuel-efficient crossover in the country, a great feat considering that it does not have some kind of electrification.
Other than being fuel efficient, we can also say that the Equinox is extra silent compared to its counterparts. Apparently, its 1.6 liter Ecotec diesel powerplant is 65 percent more silent than the Jaguar F-Pace’s 2.0 liter diesel, at 4000 rpm, and is 55 percent less noisy when the car is idle.Read the entire article 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel gets a 39 mpg highway rating
Chevrolet has been pretty lucky in races they have participated in. From the Chevrolet SS, the Impala, to the Camaro. Recently, the company introduced the Camaro ZL1, which will be the race car they will use for the 2018 season.
To give you a little bit of a back story, the Chevrolet SS has won around 70 MENCS races for the company since it replaced the Impala in 2013. Besides that, the company has also used a Camaro in the Xfinity Series in the same year.
In the past four years, Chevrolet has been running the SS performance sedan, but since it is going out of production this year, they needed a replacement, and this is how the 2018 Camaro ZL1 enters the picture. The ZL1 is powered by a supercharged 650 horsepower V8 so the manufacturer is pretty confident to race this model.Read the entire article 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 race car prepares for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Cars Direct earlier reported that Chevrolet is currently putting orders on hold for the new Corvette. Despite recently announcing a series of updates, it is unfortunate that the 2018 models may not arrive until this December.
Reports say the postponement was due to the temporary shutdown of the Bowling Green facility in Kentucky. This is to give way to the plant’s ongoing construction that will last for about three months. As spokesperson Ron Klinon said, the upgrade will commence in August to let them complete the construction of GM’s state of the art paint facility. Because of this, the production has been rescheduled to November which means the 2018 Corvette may not be found at the dealerships until December.
As for Chevrolet’s inventory, we learned that it currently has about 14,700 Corvettes in total. This is equivalent to a 146-day supply which isn’t so bad at all considering Chevy also needs to empty out its inventory especially of the existing year models. That said, the figures released by the Automotive News Data Center may benefit General Motors but the consumers may be put at a disadvantage with the diminishing supply of Corvettes--- especially when it comes to the decreasing number of incentives available.Read the entire article Chevrolet delays orders for 2018 Corvette, deliveries may start in December
The arrival of the next generation of the Chevrolet Traverse (2018 model year) is much anticipated. Following the unveiling the 2018 Traverse at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (2017 Detroit Auto Show), Chevrolet has finally revealed how much a customer needs to part with just to avail one of its newest SUVs.
According to Chevrolet’s Web site, the base version of the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse (Traverse L trim) has a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $29,930. However, when the destination freight charge of around $945 is taken into the equation, the next-gen Traverse has a total price of $30,875. Of course, that excludes other matters like optional equipment, which when availed hikes the price of Chevy’s newest SUV considerably.
As per Chevrolet’s Web site, the Traverse L already offers a 3.6-liter V6 engine -- with stop/start technology – that delivers 310 hp of max output and 266 lb.-ft. of peak torque, respectively. This power is sent to the front wheels through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Traverse L also comes with StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System with Traction Control, frontal and side-impact air bags, OnStar Guidance with limited service trial, rear vision camera, high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps, LED daytime running lamps, heated power-adjustable manual-folding Black mirrors. The Traverse L also features black bodyside moldings and rocker moldings, body-color door handles and 18" bright silver-painted aluminum wheels.Read the entire article 2018 Chevrolet Traverse priced at $30,875, including destination charge
When Chevrolet came out with the 2018 Equinox last September, the facelifted model was offered in a diesel option for the first time, plus it weighed much less at 400 pounds (181 kilograms). Now, we have an idea how much the diesel variant will cost us.
First off, the base trim with the 1.5 liter turbocharged engine starts at $27,695, while the gas-powered Equinox LT costs $30,090. Now, the diesel equivalent of the LT is asking for $31,435 including destination according to CarsDirect. That makes it more expensive than the two other gas models. Specifically, there’s a gap of $1,345 compared to its counterpart 2.0-liter LT gas engine and a $3,740 difference with the 1.5-liter turbo engine.
With the extra few thousands added in, you will also get 17-inch aluminum wheels, cloth seats, and a 7-inch infotainment system that’s compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. If you want a slightly wider infotainment system, with multiple USB ports and a power sunroof, you can add the Sun and Infotainment Package for an extra $2,395.Read the entire article Be ready to pay a bit more for the diesel-powered 2018 Chevrolet Equinox
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives its Top Safety Pick Award to the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, and they have got videos of it during the crash test procedures to prove to us why.
The procedure requires cars to go through five crashworthiness tests including: small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints and seats. While the Bolt came out with good results on all five tests, one thing that it does not have are good headlights to avoid getting into an accident.
Results by the IIHS say that the headlights "provide good visibility but produce excessive glare for oncoming drivers". Furthermore, the company wrote in a press release that “the car avoided collisions in IIHS track tests at 12 mph and 25 mph, and the system has a forward collision warning component that meets National Highway Traffic Safety Administration criteria”.Read the entire article 2017 Chevrolet Bolt earns IIHS Top Safety Pick Award
General Motors is inching closer to its goal of building vehicles that aren’t just friendly with the environment, but are also fully autonomous. This comes as GM’s Chevrolet division recently completed the assembly of around 130 units of Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle employing mass-production techniques.
These 130 Chevy Bolt EVs – which are still test units -- are equipped with the carmaker’s next generation of self-driving technology, as developed by Cruise Automation, a GM subsidiary. The first of these 130 self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EV test vehicles rolled off the production at GM’s Orion Assembly Plant in Orion Township, Michigan, in January 2017. At that moment, GM achieved a new milestone by becoming the first carmaker to assemble self-driving test vehicles in a mass-production facility using mass production methods.
These 130 units of next-generation self-driving Chevy Bolt EVs are set to join over 50 units of current-generation autonomous Bolt EVs that are now deployed in testing fleets in several locations like in San Francisco, California; Scottsdale, Arizona; and metro Detroit in Michigan. Engineers from both GM Cruise Automation engineers have been testing self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EVs on public roads in San Francisco and Scottsdale since June 2016. These engineers have also been testing these Bolt EVs on public roads in Warren, Michigan, since January 2017.Read the entire article GM completes mass production of 130 self-driving Chevrolet Bolt test vehicles
While a bunch of cars will take over 24 Hours Le Mans this racing season, there’s a glow-in-the dark Chevrolet Corvette that is destined to steal the spotlight. Coming to Le Man’s for this year’s GTE Am category is the bright and colorful Corvette C7.R art car that will be driven by Christian Philippon, Romain Brandela and Fernando Reese.
Designed by street artist Ramzi Adek, the glow in the dark livery will be featuring a graffiti-inspired paintwork in different shades of neon colors. Now we can be sure it won’t go unseen in the dead of the night.
The #50 Corvette was first seen last weekend at the Circuit de la Sarthe while undergoing official tests. As opposed to the traditional yellow body paint, Adek’s product looks totally different from the many Corvettes that took part in this competition.Read the entire article Watch out for this Corvette with glow-in-the-dark livery at Le Mans
Amid reports that major rival Volkswagen would cease producing 2016 and 2017 model year diesel cars following the wake of the "Dieselgate" scandal, it’s believed that Chevrolet sees its opportunity and seeks to take advantage of it.
With Volkswagen allegedly put on the sidelines, Chevrolet aims to be one of the main sources of compact diesels. So it’s with this environment that the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze arrives. And the good news is that it will be equipped with packages that raise its convenience factor as well as its sportier aesthetic and performance.
2018 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel has some new improvements that will come across as great news for loyal followers and car enthusiasts alike. The promising vehicle is considered as one of the most cost-effective non hybrid automobiles found in the US Market to date. The Chevrolet Cruze Diesel manual also boasts of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rating of an impressive 52 miles per gallon highway, 37 mph and 30 mpg city. Its automatic counterpart fitted a 9 speed auto transmission boasts the same average consumption, but its highway rating is around 47 mpg and city is 31 mpg. Now that's one automobile that we would like to get our hands on.Read the entire article 2018 Chevy Cruze Diesel is priced from $24,670, sales begin in the fall
Around four months after Chevrolet commenced selling the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt in the United States, this accessible electric crossover has already reached a new milestone. As Chevrolet disclosed, as of April 2, 2017, 3,492 Bolt owners in the US have driven a cumulative 4,570,300 miles since its sales began in December 2016.
Considering the Bolt’s economy and the average EPA-estimated fuel consumption of 2017 vehicles in the US (26 mpg), the total electric miles driven on the Bolt means that over 175,000 gallons of fuel have been saved.
On a single charge, the Bolt EV could be driven as far as 238 EPA-estimated miles. Thus, it was amazing that one owner reported having continually driven a new Bolt for a record 310 miles without recharging. This new record is way beyond how far a Bolt could go in average (electric range), but thanks to efforts its owners, it is possible to make the EV exceed its EPA-estimated range. The fact that an average Bolt owner driving around 53 miles daily shows that the EV is suitable not just for day-to-day drives, but also when going on a road trip.Read the entire article 175,000 gallons of fuel saved through new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
There is no doubt that the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 can perform. And not only can it perform, it can definitely impress a lot of car enthusiasts. But if you think the ZL1 can do a better job, you are indeed right about that. Chevrolet just announced the 1LE option package for the said model, to ensure that the muscle machine efficiently uses every bit of its 650 horsepower down to the road.
You can get the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE along with the track-focused equipment for a total of $69,995, which already includes the $995 destination fee, as soon as this summer. The 1LE option package has a price of $7,500.
The Camaro ZL1 that comes with the optional 1LE package is currently the range topper in the lineup. If you choose to get the said package, your Camaro will be given performance parts such as Multimatic’s Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve dampers - this will allow the driver adjust the ride height at the front. There is also a three-way adjustable rear stabilizer bar.Read the entire article Range topping 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE starts at $69,995
Been thinking of upgrading your current ride? Now may be a good time to go shopping. Chevrolet is giving out a good deal, and is currently offering rebates up to 10 percent off the price tags of certain C7 Corvettes, according to Corvette Blogger.
Now, you must be asking why they are pulling off this promo. The reason for this is most likely because they have a lot of Corvettes stocked in their inventory that they have to get rid of. That usually is the main reason why cars go on sale, to move the cars out from the dealership to the driveway, and to your garages.
Compared to last year’s records, Corvette sales this year have gone down significantly. But they aren’t the only ones suffering from this. Many automakers have been experiencing a decline in the sales of their sedans too. There seems to be a trend where people are shifting to crossovers and SUVs.Read the entire article Chevrolet is giving rebates (valued at up to 10% of the price) for every purchase of a C7 Corvette Stingray
Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport is a one of a kind sports car; it actually does look like the Z06 minus the 190 hp. And while we’d all wish that we can park this Corvette in our garage, it has more exciting things to do first. The Corvette Grand Sport was chosen to serve as the pace car for the upcoming 2017 Indianapolis 500, the 101st run of this legendary race.
The Chevrolet Corvette will once again grace the Brickyard as the official pace car after a year off. Its track-ready Grand Sport variant will be the on the front of this year's race scheduled on May 28. The Vette's Grand Sport pace car is painted with a white finish, and a blue strip runs from the front hood to the rear of the car. Red strips are also found on the front fenders and side sills.
Furthermore, the iconic Indy 500 logo is placed on the sport car's doors. The alternative carbon fiber aero set will give the 'Vette a more aggressive look. The American company further disclosed that the sports car is fitted with performance equipment that will aid the pace car when lapping the track. The coupe is also fitted with 6.2L V8 engine that produces around 460 hP (343 kW) and 465 lb-ft (630 Newton-meters) of torque.Read the entire article Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport is selected as pace car for upcoming 2017 Indianapolis 500
The long-awaited Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is coming your way! The company had just announced that the first batch of its off-road pickup truck had just left the Wentzville, Missouri factory, and the first few people who ordered will get them as early as this month.
We first saw this monster truck during last November’s Los Angeles Auto Show. And we all know that this one isn’t like any other trucks out there. This is hardcore. During the auto show, the truck showed us what it is capable of - tackling the toughest real life off-road scenarios. In fact, its whole body has been developed for circumstances like this.
The midsize truck has a whole new level of suspension, with its body being lifted by two inches. It has a new set of cast-iron control arms, increasing the truck’s track width by 3.5 inches. The new front and rear bumpers give more space, allowing the truck to fit a set of 31-inch Goodyear Duratrac tires on the 17x8-inch wheels.Read the entire article Deliveries begin for the first batch of the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
Hennessey Performance recently published a riveting video showing The Exorcist’s 959.32 hp and 756.29 lb-ft of torque on the rear wheels.
As it turns out, the tuner from Texas wants to announce to the world that “The Exorcist” Camaro ZL1 could cast out an incredible 959 hp on the Dyno test. It isn’t even close to the SRT Demon’s 840 hp at the crankshaft.
The theory is based on actual math, starting with the fifteen percent “drivetrain loss” on the Demon’s 1,103 hp. As for the ZL1, the boosted performance was made possible by Hennessey’s decision to upgrade the Camaro’s ECU, intakes and supercharger. Needless to say, the competition between Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and Hennessey Performance Engineering’s Chevy Camaro is heating up even more.Read the entire article Hennessey tests the Exorcist Camaro ZL1 on the Dyno, possibly to scare the Challenger SRT Demon
They say that when the going gets tough, the tough get going. That’s what Harvey Payne did with his Chevrolet Bolt. Ever since he bought it, it had been experiencing a number of issues and had to be constantly brought to the shop. Hailing from California, Payne did what few people would probably do and that is ask the automaker for a buyback.
In order to drive his point home, he made a 20-minute video revealing what has been happening and posted it on video-sharing site YouTube.
According to him, he had just recently received the Bolt from delivery when it started showing the “service vehicle soon” light. He immediately took it to his local Chevrolet dealer and not surprisingly, said light went away. Since the dealership was unable to reproduce this particular issue, it returned the vehicle to Payne. After that the light returned and it was not alone.Read the entire article Chevrolet Bolt owner asks for buyback and GM says yes
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