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Watch A Chevy Camaro ZL1 Transform Into The Hennessey Exorcist 19
Jan
Posted by Joel V. Patel in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Videos, Hennessey, tuning, video on 01 19th, 2018


Hennessey Performance is known for doing big things. To make The Exorcist, the tuning company took the already insane Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and turned the volume up to 11. Thanks to the time-lapse video below, you can watch a regular ZL1 be transformed into The Exorcist in roughly two minutes.
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2019 Chevrolet Camaro Tipped To Recieve The Corvette’s Seven-Speed Manual 19
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Camaro, Reports on 01 19th, 2018


Chevrolet is working on a facelifted Camaro and a new report is suggesting the car will be offered with the seven-speed manual transmission from the Corvette.
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The Chevrolet SS Deserved More Love And You Know It 19
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Chevrolet, Chevrolet SS, Chevrolet Videos, Film, video on 01 19th, 2018


Everything on the Chevrolet SS seemed just perfect but unfortunately the last manual naturally-aspirated V8 sedan was escorted out of production.
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Chevy’s 2019 Silverado Brings The Heat To Full-Size Truck Segment 16
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Galleries, new cars, Trucks on 01 16th, 2018


Chevrolet’s 2019 Silverado pickup was unveiled just in time to take on the new-gen RAM 1500 and Ford’s updated F-150 bestseller.

This year’s Detroit Auto Show is packed full of iconic nameplates that wouldn’t even frown when faced with any sort of rough terrain. From the previously-mentioned pickup trucks, all the way to the new G-Wagen, running out of tarmac shouldn’t be a problem.

Compared to its predecessor, the 2019 Silverado is less conservative and features stronger character lines. For a more rugged look, go for the LT Trailboss which adds the suspension lift, locking rear diff and skid plates.

Unlike the exterior, the cabin of the all-new Silverado isn’t too different than it was before, influenced strongly by customer feedback, while packing an extra three inches of rear leg room for crew-cab models.

Power unit choices will include new 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V8 options, as well as a 3.0-liter Duramax turbodiesel, where the latter could end up to be the best performing diesel in the segment, according to GM exec, Mark Reuss. This could mean that it will feature higher power and torque numbers than Ford’s new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel V6, rated at 250 horses and 440 lb ft (596 Nm).

Just like Ford’s diesel, the Silverado’s will also be mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

In total, Chevrolet will offer eight different 2019 Silverado versions, plus a wide range of engine and transmission combinations in hopes of helping customers find their ideal pickup.

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Chevrolet Lets Detroit Auto Show Goers Experience Cars In 4D Virtual Reality 15
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Videos, Detroit-Auto-Show, Tech, video on 01 15th, 2018


Kia isn’t the only automaker bringing a 4D experience to the North American International Auto Show as Chevrolet has unveiled a new virtual reality display which gives attendees a behind-the-scenes look at how the company tests its vehicles.

Dubbed the Chevrolet Virtual Dynamics Lab, the experience puts users in the front passenger seat of various vehicles while they are being tested on different surfaces including gravel roads and a rock climbing course. The virtual reality headsets provide users with a 360-degree view of their surroundings and the experience apparently features the Equinox and Colorado ZR2.

Speaking of testing, Chevrolet says the 2019 Silverado will be subjected to at least seven million miles (11.2 million km) of testing and validation before the company ever delivers the first truck. Chevrolet also noted they have test chambers which are capable of simulating extreme environments including temperatures from -40° to 130° Fahrenheit as well as wind speeds ranging from 0 to 100 mph (0-161 km/h).

According to GM North America president Alan Batey, “Chevrolet is committed to delivering high-quality, durable vehicles able to withstand some of the harshest weather conditions and most unique driving situations people encounter today.” He went to say this will be shown to visitors by immersing them in their “rigorous testing processes” so they “better understand the capability built into our lineup of vehicles.”

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado Unveiled, Drops 450 Pounds And Gains A Diesel Engine 14
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Detroit-Auto-Show, new cars on 01 14th, 2018


The Chevrolet Silverado is one of the most important vehicles that General Motors makes so it comes as little surprise the company decided to unveil the truck at the North American International Auto Show.

Set to battle the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500, the 2019 Silverado eschews the conservative styling of its predecessor for a bolder design that helps the truck to truly stand out. The front end is fairly evolutionary but bigger changes occur further back as model adopts new bodywork which features gentle creases and strong character lines.

Eight different variants will be available including the new Silverado LT Trailboss. The off-road focused model builds the Z71 package and includes a two-inch suspension lift, a locking rear differential, and skid plates. The truck also boasts Rancho shocks and 18-inch alloy wheels and Goodyear Duratrac off-road tires.

The Silverado is 1.6 inches (41 mm) longer than its predecessor and rides on a wheelbase that has grown by up to 3.9 inches (100 mm). Despite this, the truck’s weight has been cut by up to 450 pounds (204 kg) due to the use of lightweight materials such as aluminum. The latter material is used on doors, hood and tailgate and this helps to truck’s body to weigh 88 pounds (40 kg) less than before.

The weight saving extends to the Silverado’s fully boxed steel frame which is also 88 pounds (40 kg) lighter than its predecessor despite boasting a 10 percent increase in torsional rigidity. Other weight savings come from the suspension which features front forged-aluminum upper control arms and a live-axle rear suspension which uses carbon-composite second-stage springs on LT variants.

The 2019 Silverado will be available with six different engine and transmission combinations. Chevrolet was coy on specifics but confirmed choices will include a new 5.3- and 6.2-liter V8 as well as 3.0-liter Duramax turbo-diesel inline-six. During the press conference, GM executive vice president Mark Reuss said “I’m not going to go into the numbers today, but some of our competition have given numbers on their diesels, and let’s just say I’m confident that we’ll have the best performing diesel in this segment.” That is a clear shot at Ford which recently released its specifications for the diesel-powered F-150.

On the transmission side of the equation, GM confirmed the 3.0-liter diesel and 6.2-liter V8 petrol engine will come with an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission as well as a start/stop system. The V8’s will also have a Dynamic Fuel Management system which can deactivate up to seven-cylinders to optimize fuel efficiency.

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Chevy Opens Camaro Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Order Books Next Month 13
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Camaro, prices, USA on 01 13th, 2018


Chevrolet has announced that the 2018 Camaro Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Edition will be available for order from February 1st.

Originally unveiled last fall, this special edition of the Camaro features a Crush orange exterior that draws inspiration from the Hot Wheels tracks that many of us grew up with as kids. The model also has a Satin Graphite ground effect package as well as Satin Graphite stripes with Silver Ice Metallic accents.

The exterior styling changes don’t stop there, as designers installed a revised grille with a black bowtie emblem and Galvano chrome inserts. Other changes include tinted taillights, special fender badges, and 20-inch forged aluminum wheels with unique center caps.

The interior largely carries over from the regular Camaro, but there are a handful of touches that separate the special edition from the standard model. These include illuminated doorsill plates, orange kneepads, two-tone leather seats, special floor mats with orange stitching and a 50th Anniversary Hot Wheels badge on the steering wheel.

The Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Edition is based on the Camaro 2LT and 2SS and the package costs an additional $4,995 over those models’ MSRP, which means potential customers should expect to spend at least $35,000.

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Buy Steve McQueen’s ’51 Chevy, Drive Like The King Of Cool 13
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, celebrities, Chevrolet, Classics, Movie Cars, video on 01 13th, 2018


Celebrity provenance can add a lot of allure – and value – to a classic car. Especially if that celebrity was no other than Steve McQueen

As much a car guy as he was an actor, McQueen amassed an enviable collection of cars and motorcycles. This classic Chevy convertible was just one, and right now it needs a new home.

The 1951 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe Convertible didn’t just belong to the legendary King of Cool – it appeared alongside him (or all around him) in The Hunter, which turned out to be the last movie he ever made.

He bought it off the set when filming was done, while its current owner in turn bought it from the late actor’s estate auction in Las Vegas back in 1984, just a few years after his passing. The car was featured in Matt Stone’s 2007 book “McQueen’s Machines: The Cars and Bikes of a Hollywood Icon,” on a two-part episode of Pawn Stars, and comes with a document signed by McQueen’s children Chad and Terry attesting to its authenticity.

It might not be a racing Porsche or classic Ferrari – heck, its six-cylinder engine only puts out 92 horsepower through a 3-speed manual transmission – but it was McQueen’s all the same, both on and off the set. And it could be yours if you place the winning bid at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale later this month.

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Mid-Engine Corvette Will Reportedly Skip Detroit But Offer A Hybrid Powertrain With 1,000+ HP 12
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Chevrolet, Corvette, Detroit-Auto-Show, Hybrids, Reports on 01 12th, 2018


The mid-engine Corvette rumor mill kicked into high gear following the release of several CAD drawings in December but fans hoping to see the model at the North American International Auto Show next week are reportedly out of luck.

Hagerty is reporting the C8 will likely debut in Detroit but it isn’t expected to be unveiled until next year. This isn’t a complete surprise as Chevrolet recently unveiled the Corvette ZR1 but it’s disappointing nonetheless.

One thing that’s certainly not disappointing is the C8’s engine lineup as Hagerty is reporting the model will likely be offered with an upgraded version of the company’s 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine. The engine will reportedly produce up to 600 hp (447 kW) thanks to a higher compression ratio and a less restrictive exhaust. Other engines are expected to be added to the lineup after launch and the report says the company has expressed interest in a flat-plane crank V8 like the one used in the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350.

The most interesting rumor revolves around a range-topping variant which would make the ZR1 look weak by comparison. The model will reportedly have a twin-turbo V8 engine that powers the rear wheels and an electric motor that powers the front wheels. This setup would give the model all-wheel drive and a reported output of 1,000+ hp (745 kW).

While manual transmissions have been a hallmark of the Corvette, the C8 will reportedly eschew them for a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic with paddle shifters. That will probably annoy a number of fans but DCTs offer a number of benefits including improved acceleration.

The manual transmission might not make the jump to the next-generation, but GM’s focus on lightweight construction surely will. The report says the car will use a hydroformed aluminum space frame chassis as well as lightweight components such as carbon fiber and magnesium. We can also expect carbon-ceramic brakes and lightweight fiberglass springs.

There have been constant rumors about how much the mid-engine Corvette will cost but the latest report says pricing will start at around $70,000.

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GM’s New Autonomous Vehicle Has No Steering Wheel or Pedals 12
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Autonomous, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Bolt, Chevrolet Concepts, concepts, GM on 01 12th, 2018


While both automakers as well as suppliers are working hard on developing completely autonomous vehicles, the prototypes they’re putting out on the road still have traditional controls.

Not this one, though. What we have here is the first image of GM’s new Cruise AV, a self-driving prototype with no steering wheel, pedals, shifter, or manual controls of any kind (and not to be confused with the Chevy Cruze).

GM isn’t saying much else about it, but it’s quite obvious that we’re looking at the inside of a modified Bolt EV, missing all of its usual controls and fitted instead with a symmetrical dashboard.

Also, out the windshield you can see the skyline of San Francisco, where GM’s Cruise division is based.

The automaker says the vehicle is “production-ready” and has formally asked the US Department of Transportation for permission to start testing it on public roadways beginning next year.

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Frankencar Alert: Chevy Camaro Puts On A Silverado Grille 10
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Silverado, Offbeat News, tuning on 01 10th, 2018


By now, we’re used to see all kinds of mods, but this one really caught us by surprise, as it concerns a third-gen Camaro that’s been fitted with the grille of a Silverado.

Apparently, someone thought that he should ditch that pointy front end in favor of a chrome grille borrowed from Chevy’s pickup truck, and so this weird… well, thing was born.

It’s no surprise that we found this image on Reddit’s popular Shi**y Car Mods thread, because that’s where most controversial or downright horrible automotive modifications go to get mocked.

With this one, while we have definitely seen worse, it had us lost for words. Are we to assume the headlights are hidden behind the grille or that it doesn’t have any at all?

Anyhow, as Frankecars go, this Camaro/Silverado conjunction just doesn’t make any sense.



Frankencar Alert: Chevy Camaro Puts On A Silverado Grille 10
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Silverado, Offbeat News, tuning on 01 10th, 2018


By now, we’re used to see all kinds of mods, but this one really caught us by surprise, as it concerns a third-gen Camaro that’s been fitted with the grille of a Silverado.

Apparently, someone thought that he should ditch that pointy front end in favor of a chrome grille borrowed from Chevy’s pickup truck, and so this weird… well, thing was born.

It’s no surprise that we found this image on Reddit’s popular Shi**y Car Mods thread, because that’s where most controversial or downright horrible automotive modifications go to get mocked.

With this one, while we have definitely seen worse, it had us lost for words. Are we to assume the headlights are hidden behind the grille or that it doesn’t have any at all?

Anyhow, as Frankecars go, this Camaro/Silverado conjunction just doesn’t make any sense.



800+ HP Genovation GXE Debuts At CES 9
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in CES, Chevrolet, Corvette, Electric Vehicles on 01 9th, 2018


Genovation has used the Consumer Electronics Show to introduce its new GXE.

Based on the Chevrolet Corvette, the GXE has a modestly revised exterior with a new front fascia that features integrated LED lighting units. The car has also been equipped with a rear wing, a massive diffuser, and carbon fiber wheels that are backed up by a Brembo carbon ceramic braking system.

The GXE has an eye-catching appearance thanks in part to its stylish paint job which can consist of “up to 15 individual coatings of paint to ensure a deep, durable and sustainable finish.” The company also says each model will be painted a bespoke color to “meet the customer’s wish for a unique vehicle.”

The unique styling continues in the cabin as drivers will find leather and Alcantara upholstery as well as a new infotainment system and a Harman audio system.

Genovation declined to release detailed performance specifications but the company said the car has “state-of-the-art batteries, inverters and electric twin-motors.” The motors produce more than 800 hp (596 kW) and 700 lb-ft (948 Nm) of torque. This enables the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than three seconds and hit a top speed in excess of 220 mph (354 km/h).

Owners can order the car with either a seven-speed manual or a paddle-shift automatic gearbox. Regardless of which transmission is selected, Genovation says drivers can expect to travel more than 175 miles (281 km) on a single charge during normal driving conditions.

Production will be limited to 75 units and pricing starts at $750,000. The first deliveries are scheduled for later this year.


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New Chevy Silverado 4500HD And 5500HD Coming To 2018 Truck Show 8
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, diesel, GM, new cars, Trucks on 01 8th, 2018


Chevrolet will unveil its all-new Silverado Class 4 and 5 chassis cab trucks in Indianapolis at the 2018 Work Truck Show, taking place March 6-9.

The two trucks will be available as regular as well as crew cab models, with both 2WD and 4WD capability, plus a wide range of GVWRs and wheelbases. They are expected to go into production in late 2018.

Doing the pulling will be the pairing of Duramax diesel power with the Allison transmission, while creature comforts such as OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi will aid connectivity.

“The Silverado 4500HD/5500HD trucks are the flagship of our full-line commercial truck portfolio and we’ve designed them to be among the best in the industry in maneuverability, serviceability, visibility, quietness and comfort, diesel fuel economy and more,” said GM Fleet VP, Ed Peper.

Since additional technical specs will only be made available in March, the least we can do for now is shine more light on the teaser image, revealing a very imposing front end.

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Chevrolet’s New 2018 Tahoe RST Is Intriguing, But Is It Worth $78,000? 5
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Videos, Film, SUV, video on 01 5th, 2018


SUVs are all the rage nowadays and one of the most popular from General Motors is the large Chevrolet Tahoe.

Like the Suburban, the Tahoe is a behemoth but earlier this year, the brand introduced a sporty RST package for the SUV despite its size. Hoovies Garage recently jumped behind the wheel of the $78,000 Chevrolet to see if it is worth the money.

Compared to a standard Tahoe, the RST includes a Borla high-performance exhaust system and optional Brembo six-piston front calipers alongside mammoth 410 x 32 mm discs.

From a visual standpoint, Tahoe RST customers receive a gloss black front grille, black roof rails, unique badging, and 22-inch wheels wrapped in Bridgestone rubber.

Earlier this month, Chevrolet introduced a host of updates for its Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle and Hoovies Garage also had the chance to test it out.

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