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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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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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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.



Ford F-150 Continues To Dominate The Sales Chart But The Surprise Winner Is The Dodge Grand Caravan 29
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Camaro, Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Grand Caravan, Ford, Ford Mustang, honda, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Honda CR-V, TOYOTA, Toyota Camry, Toyota Corolla, Toyota RAV4 on 12 29th, 2017


Mercedes is on track to become the best-selling luxury brand in the United States for the second year in a row but that’s not the only interesting sales competition as there are classic rivalries such as Camaro vs Mustang and F-150 vs Silverado.

USA Today compiled a list of the hottest segments and they found some pretty familiar winners. In the compact sedan category, the Civic is dominating the competition as Honda has sold 345,880 models through November which puts it far ahead of the second place Toyota Corolla and its 290,163 sales.

The mid-size sedan segment is the opposite as the Camry is outselling the Accord by nearly 43,000 units. Next year promises to be even more interesting as the redesigned Camry had an early head start against the all-new Accord.

The muscle car segment is always interesting and this year was surprising as Dodge Challenger sales dramatically increased thanks in part to the halo effect of the Challenger SRT Demon. This helped Dodge to move 60,029 Challengers which wasn’t far behind the 64,138 Camaros that Chevrolet was able to sell. Of course, the real winner is Ford which sold 74,152 Mustangs.

Talking about surprises, the minivan segment was won by the ancient Dodge Grand Caravan. Thanks to fleet and commercial sales, Dodge sold 118,573 Grand Caravans which put it ahead of the newer Chrysler Pacifica which came in second place with 107,130 sales through the first 11 months of the year.

The crossover segment is booming and the Toyota RAV4 was a huge hit with consumers as they bought 375,052 units so far this year. The Honda CR-V is close behind at 340,912 units but the remaining competition isn’t even close.

The mid-size pickup market has seen renewed interest thanks to entries such as the Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, and Toyota Tacoma. However, the latter model is the winner as Toyota has sold 179,420 Tacomas so far.

Speaking of trucks, the Ford F-150 continues to dominate the competition as it’s outselling the Chevrolet Silverado by nearly 300,000 units. Even when you factor in the GMC Sierra, General Motors still trails Ford by almost 100,000 units.

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Chevrolet Wants To Highlights The Camaro’s Four-Cylinder Engine, Hints At Cheaper V8 Model 26
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Camaro, Reports on 12 26th, 2017


GM’s Executive Vice President of Global Product Development recently hinted the company was working on a more affordable Camaro with a V8 engine and it appears that won’t be the only variant getting special attention.

In an interview with GM Authority, Chevrolet’s Todd Christensen confirmed “We’re trying to do more in the lower end” so the company is thinking of “ways to repackage and reprice” the Camaro. Christensen went on to say Chevrolet is looking at several different options and noted the V8 engine has seen higher demand than originally expected.

This creates a bit of a problem as the Camaro SS starts at $37,000 which is $1,905 more than the 2018 Ford Mustang GT. As a result, Christensen hinted a more affordable V8-powered model could “be one way to make the middle of the market grow a bit more.”

The V8 model might not be the only one getting special attention as Christensen said the company needs to shine a spotlight on the car’s turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Unfortunately, that’s another Camaro weak spot as the engine produces 275 hp (205 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque which is significantly less than the Mustang’s 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder which pumps out 310 hp (231 kW) and 350 lb-ft (474 Nm) of torque.

Christensen was declined to say when we could see the changes but Chevrolet is working on a facelifted Camaro and it wouldn’t be too surprising if the company waited until the car’s unveiling to introduce more affordable variants.

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This Is What You Get When You Mix Sports Cars With Crossovers 24
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Alfa Romeo 4C, Aston Martin Vantage, BMW i8, Chevrolet Camaro, Ferrari 488, Ford Mustang, Honda / Acura NSX, McLaren 720S, Renderings on 12 24th, 2017


With automakers now busy producing more SUVs than ever before to satisfy increasing demand, we thought what a sports car-inspired crossover might look like.

Lamborghini has already done it, as the Urus isn’t just a large SUV with some Aventador-ish design elements, but rather something that genuinely looks like a supercar with higher ground clearance and four doors.

These renderings come courtesy of Jennings Motor Group and show us what some sports cars and supercars would look like if somebody suddenly decided to turn them into something more utilitarian.

2017 Ford Mustang

This one is actually not that far fetched. The proportions seem rather normal for a compact crossover, and since the Mustang’s front fascia isn’t too exotic, this design could actually work in the real world if the Blue Oval were to style the next Edge, for example, with a Mustang-inspired front end.

Alfa Romeo 4C

This design only works if you’re a fan of the Nissan Juke, as it’s almost as quirky as the latter. Of course, Alfa Romeo has already its first-ever SUV, the Stelvio, but if you’re going to build a smaller crossover, the 4C’s wacky front end could be a solution of sorts. But let’s not kid ourselves, it’s a bit weird, isn’t it?

McLaren 720S

The day will probably come when every single exotic car manufacturer will have their own SUV. Lamborghini opened the floodgates, and Porsche’s already been there for years. If the trend persists, it’s only a matter of time before the likes of McLaren or Ferrari partake in this trend, though the British supercar maker insists that it won’t get involved in that segment. We just hope that when that day comes, they’ll come up with something a bit sleeker than this.

BMW i8

If BMW were to actually build an SUV under its “green” sub-brand, it probably wouldn’t come as that big of a surprise, since their i Program will undoubtedly grow to accommodate more and more body styles in the future. But would it work if it was designed to look like the i8? Probably not, although the front end doesn’t look that bad and, compared to other renderings, it looks more cohesive.

Aston Martin V12 Vantage

Here’s another automaker that is preparing to enter the SUV segment in the near future, with the production version of the DBX concept. We already know they’re not afraid to experiment, hence the Rapide, and they’ve already shown us multiple off-road concepts, but this one, inspired by the V12 Vantage, just doesn’t work as it looks like a big-mouthed Vantage.

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Unlike the Mustang, the Camaro ZL1 is perhaps too aggressive to turn into a crossover but, surprisingly, this rendering, where you’ve got the front fascia of the ZL1 connected to the body of an SUV, looks quite interesting and sporty.

Ferrari 488

Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne already confirmed that an SUV is probably happening, and while purists might yell “heresy”, we’re really looking forward to seeing what their idea of a utility vehicle is. We obviously hope it looks nothing like this 488-turned-Juke-rival, which really is an insult to the Prancing Horse.

Honda NSX

Honda and sister company Acura actually make plenty of crossovers, so they probably doesn’t need another one. Moreover, the styling of the NSX doesn’t really seem to work on anything other than a sleek supercar, but is this rendering that much weirder to look at than, say, the Toyota C-HR?

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2018 Mustang GT vs 2018 Camaro SS: Two Sides Of The Same Coin? 22
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Videos, Film, Ford, Ford Mustang, Ford Videos, video on 12 22nd, 2017


It is time to find out how the new Ford Mustang V8 compares against the Chevrolet Camaro SS so strap in for the latest episode of the most classic battle royal in the business.

Ford went the extra mile when it updated the Mustang for its mid-life facelift: this isn’t just another nip n’ tuck where you add a few new colors, introduce a new wheel design and call it a day after all.

The 2018 Ford Mustang features a revised bodywork with a new front fascia and a lower bonnet, a re-engineered 5.0-liter V8 fed by both direct and port injection which now makes 460hp and 420lb-ft of torque and almost GT350-levels of music, as well as a new 10-speed automatic transmission among others.

The Chevrolet Camaro SS on the other hand features a 6.2-liter V8 with 455hp and 455lb-ft of torque and a balanced chassis that makes it more enjoyable on the twisty stuff than ever.

Both cars are neck and neck on most areas but there are some key differences pointed out on Edmunds’ latest video comparison that should help you decide, if you haven’t already.

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Seven Impossible Car Mashups That’ll Make Or Break Your Day 17
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW i8, Bugatti Chiron, Chevrolet Camaro, Classics, Dodge Charger, Ferrari LaFerrari, Fiat, Ford GT, Lamborghini Aventador, nissan gt-r, Nissan Juke, Pagani Huayra, Renderings, VW Beetle on 12 17th, 2017


Some car designs just don’t mix, and trying to force them together could make you lose your appetite. You’ve been warned.

First, worry not, because your eyes are not deceiving you. You truly are looking at seven of the most “unholy” car mashups we’ve ever seen. The only thing missing is for these cars to suddenly start speaking Latin and laugh maliciously.

But before we go looking for a priest, let’s run through each of these images, courtesy of Click Mechanic, and at least try to make some sense of what we’re looking at.

Let’s start with the Batmobile wannabe, you know, because at least it looks drivable.

#1 BMW i8 + Dodge Charger

The classic Charger and the modern BMW i8 couldn’t be more different. One is a plug-in hybrid with sporty features and futuristic looks, while the other is a gas guzzling muscle car that will mostly drive sideways if you don’t stay off the throttle.

Put them together and you might get something like this thing, which features a massive V8 with a blower, chrome bits on the wheel arches and a NASCAR-style spoiler at the rear. It’s weird, but at least it looks like it would be fun to drive, right?

#2 Bugatti Chiron + VW Beetle

This one makes sense from a branding standpoint, since VW owns Bugatti. You’ve got the all-new Chiron hypercar in one corner, and the classic VW Beetle in the other.

Make sure to take it all in, from the heavy chrome bumpers and alloys to the Beetle fenders. Overall though, you might as well put Dick Dastardly and Muttley in this car and call it a day, because it’s really wacky.

#3 Pagani Huayra + Chevy Camaro

Here’s another one you might be tempted to at least drive, since it’s comprised of a Pagani Huayra and a classic Chevrolet Camaro. It’s rugged American muscle meets crafty Italian engineering.

It’s got headlights from both vehicles, classic wheels, plus another NASCAR-style spoiler, just like on the i8 Charger. We’re not so sure about its aerodynamic properties though.

#4 Nissan GT-R + Nissan Juke

Another family affair, this time from Japanese automaker Nissan. It actually looks kind of cute, if we’re being honest, but don’t let that stop you from letting us know how much you hate it, if that’s the case.

Besides, if you’re a GT-R fan, the last thing you want is for it to be associated with something like the Juke, an urban-oriented crossover that never even got to break the Internet.

#5 Ford GT + Ford Raptor

If somebody ever managed to actually build this car, the waiting list on it might actually match that of the regular Ford GT. The mashup shows a very aggressive vehicle, one that should have no problem with going off-road, while able to win plenty of straight line races as well.

In a way, it’s the best of both worlds. The only thing missing is room for more passengers and luggage.

#6 Lamborghini Aventador + Lamborghini Tractor

If you want to take Lamborghini back to its early beginnings, you could then try to build something like this Aventador-inspired tractor and it probably wouldn’t be all that hard either.

All you need is the tractor, plus an Aventador front fascia, which doesn’t even have to come from the real car – some people can just make those for themselves. As for this one, it also features a massive winch and a connector for fitting it with a large plow.

#7 Ferrari LaFerrari + Fiat Multipla

This is a really fascinating combination, in the sense that on one hand you’ve got arguably the most beautiful car ever built in the LaFerrari, and then you’ve got one that many consider the ugliest car ever, in the Fiat Multipla. We can call this either the LaFiat or the LaMultipla, you decide.

The contrast between the two speaks volumes, and in a weird way, they kind of match, since they’re both Italian…but let’s not kid ourselves. Consider the hypercar properly insulted.

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Can A Stock Camaro ZL1 Beat Tesla’s Model S P100D In A Straight Line? 16
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Videos, Drag-Racing, Electric Vehicles, Tesla Model S, Tesla Videos, video on 12 16th, 2017


Ever since Tesla came out with the ultra-fast Model S P100D, we’ve seen it tackle several muscle cars and come out on top, especially over short distances like the 1/4 mile.

This is due to the fact that the all-electric saloon has as much as 920 lb-ft (1,247 Nm) of torque available from the word go, which puts it at a major advantage compared to pretty much any internal combustion powered opponent.

Meanwhile, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is putting down 650 horses and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm) of torque, and while it’s not quite as powerful as the Tesla, it might have a chance while racing from a rolling start.

From a standstill, it’s hard for any supercar to keep up with a Model S P100D, unless we’re talking about the McLaren 720S, but as you already know, that one is knocking on hypercar territory.

Anyway, despite having rear-wheel drive and a 6-speed manual transmission, this 2017 ZL1 performed really well from a rolling start. To find out whether it was able to beat the Tesla, though, you’ll have to watch the video right after the break.

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Richard Petty Switches His Legendary No 43 To The New Chevy Camaro ZL1 10
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Camaro, Motorsport, Nascar, racing on 12 10th, 2017


More than sponsors, manufacturers, teams, or even drivers, stock cars are known by their numbers. 43 is among the most famous of them, and it’s switching to a new car next season.

Since its debut in 1954, Petty Enterprises’ No 43 has been worn by Dodges, Plymouths, Pontiacs, Oldsmobiles, and Fords. But next year it will be on the new Chevy Camaro ZL1.

The switch coincides with a new deal penned between Richard Petty Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing, whose ECR Engines department builds the Chevy powertrains for NASCAR and the United SportsCar Championship.

“This is our next chapter of Petty racing,” said team co-owner Richard Petty. “Chevrolet has been a consistent winner in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for a long time and we’re proud to be a part of the GM family again.”

Though traditionally sponsored by STP motor oils, this year the No 43 Camaro will be sponsored primarily by Click n’ Close mortgages. It’ll be driven by Darrel “Bubba” Wallace, Jr, who moves up full-time to the Monster Energy Cup this season after strong showings and race wins in lower-level competition.

Though perhaps best known for his long-running partnership with Plymouth, Petty’s switch to Chevy for next year is something of a homecoming. Together, Petty teams have won 31 Cup races under GM power, stretching way back to the first Daytona 500 that Lee Petty won in an Oldsmobile in 1959.

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GM And HSV Announce Camaro SS And Silverado HD Heading To Australia Next Year 7
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Australia, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Colorado, Chevrolet Silverado, GM, HSV on 12 7th, 2017


General Motors and Holden Special Vehicles have reached an agreement which will ensure the latter company remains active following the death of the rear-wheel drive Holden Commodore.

Described as a “pivotal moment” in HSV’s history, the agreement paves the way for an assortment of new vehicles to come to Australia. There will be two “product streams” and the first will consist of the familiar vehicle enhancement program that is offered on existing Holden vehicles.

An example of this is the new HSV SportsCat which is based on the Holden Colorado. The model features an all-new front fascia with a revised grille, tow hooks, and LED fog lights. Other notable features include new fender flares, a retuned suspension, and an increased ride height.

Power is provided by a 2.8-liter Duramax Turbo Diesel engine that produces up to 197 hp (147 kW) and 368 lb-ft (500Nm) of torque. It can be connected to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.

The second product stream is more exciting as it will see HSV launch all-new vehicles in Australia. These include the Chevrolet Camaro and Silverado HD which will retain their bow-tie badging.

On the Silverado side, HSV will offer 4×4 Crew Cab variants of the 2500HD WT, 2500HD LTZ, 2500HD LTZ Midnight Edition, 2500HD LTZ Custom Sport Edition, and 3500HD LTZ. All of the models will come equipped with a 6.6-liter Duramax Turbo Diesel V8 engine that produces approximately 445 hp (332 kW) and 910 lb-ft (1,234 Nm) of torque. The engine will be paired a standard six-speed automatic transmission.

The Camaro, on the other hand, will arrive in 2018 in 2SS guise. The model will have a 6.2-liter V8 engine which produces up to 455 hp (340 kW) and 453 lb-ft (615 Nm) of torque. Unfortunately for performance fans, it will only be offered with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The model will come nicely equipped with HID headlights, a rear spoiler, and 20-inch alloy wheels with Goodyear Eagle tires. The Camaro also has heated / ventilated leather sport seats, a dual-zone automatic climate control system, and a 9-speaker Bose audio system.

According to HSV Managing Director Tim Jackson, “This marks a whole new era for HSV and Holden and I hope our customers are as excited as we are. HSV is moving beyond simply ‘hotting up’ existing models, and customers will see two product streams from HSV over the next few years.”

His sentiments were echoed by Holden Managing Director Mark Bernhard who remarked, “Today is a great day for Holden and HSV, but even more importantly, for our customers”.

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Hennessey Delivers An Insane 1,000HP Camaro ZL1 Exorcist 5
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Camaro, Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Videos, Hennessey, tuning, video on 12 5th, 2017


Not one to shy away from a challenge, John Hennessey decided to create a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1-based rival to the Dodge Challenger Demon before the Demon was even released.

Aptly named ‘The Exorcist’, the Camaro upgrade package sees power from the LT4 supercharged V8 rise from 650 hp to 1,000 hp at 6,400 rpm and 966 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm. What does all of this grunt look like?

Well, Hennessey recently delivered one of the first The Exorcist models with the help of former GM engineer John Heinricy and the clip below perfectly depicts how insane this car is.

Whereas Dodge focused solely on making the Demon as fast as possible on a drag strip, Hennessey’s ZL1 is just as capable through corners as it is in a straight line. Pit The Exorcist against a Demon around a racetrack and it’s obvious that the tuner car would win easily.

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Camaro Moves Closer To Aussie Launch With Trademark Application 1
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Australia, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Camaro, Reports on 12 1st, 2017


It seems increasingly likely that the Chevrolet Camaro will be sold in Australia, following confirmation that General Motors has filed to trademark the Camaro name in the country.

As discovered by Car Advice, GM’s trademark application covers all basis, from protecting the Camaro name for use on stationery through to clothing, footwear, advertising, and most importantly, for the use of the name on vehicles.

While it is not uncommon for car manufacturers to trademark model names simply to protect them from other companies, the extent to which GM has ensured it holds the rights to the Camaro name indicates that it is serious about launching the pony car Down Under.

In early October, reports surfaced indicating that Holden had been spurred on by the local success of the Ford Mustang and wanted a slice of the pie. Consequently, it is thought that the Camaro will be shipped to Australia and converted to right-hand drive by HSV, Holden’s high-performance sub-brand.

While this is sure to thrill local Camaro fans, it will come at a cost. In fact, the Camaro SS could cost as much as $90,000 AUD, over $30,000 more than a Ford Mustang GT.

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