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Why Chevrolet Races – 2016 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Recap
Chevrolet has been one of many at the forefront of technology and innovation in both racing and on the street. The Corvette, being the flagship of GM performance, has always managed to be part of the innovation — with the very poplar magnetic ride system first introduced to the Corvette and later adopted by Ferrari in it’s 599. Lets not forget the game changing Corvette Zr1 with its supercharged 6.2L V8, massive brakes, and plethora of carbon fiber. Tech like this found it’s way into the recently retired C6 chassis and is now seen in the late model C7 in one way or another. Other innovations like advanced aluminum framing, select use of carbon fiber, with a healthy use of stability electronics as well.
The racing program also allows GM to see what does and doesn’t work [...]
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This is a very well restored limited production 1968 GT/California Special Mustang coupe. All 3,867 California Specials were coupes, no convertibles or fastbacks were ever produced. The body modifications resemble the Shelby mustang, the hood has integral turn signals and competition style locks, a fiberglass trunk lid with a molded-in spoiler, special non-functional side air ducts, 66 Thunderbird tail lights, pop off gas cap, body decals and unique California script emblems.
Any available engine was available. This car has the optional 195hp 289ci. V8 engine with an automatic transmission. The car has been nicely restored and detailed, the paint is beautiful, and the engine compartment is spotless and nicely detailed. It is basically stock with the exception of the ceramic coated Hooker headers and Flowmaster exhaust system which gives it a great sound. You very seldom come across these California Specials and this one will definitely [...]
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The Village of Burr Ridge & Corvette Mike Midwest Present: The 9th Annual Car Show, Where Classic Meets Modern …
Sunday, June 12th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Burr Ridge Village Center. Free & open to the public (weather permitting) with over 100 unique autos from every era, concessions and a 90-minute live concert by “The Blooz Brothers”.
If you want to show your car, there is a $10 entry fee per car and includes Peoples’ Choice trophies and T-shirts for participants. Please register by Wednesday, June 8th at burr-ridge.gov/events/car-show, or call Corvette Mike Midwest at (630) 230-0441.
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Changing up how they normally release the new information on the latest Corvette, Chevrolet has published the 2017 Corvette Guide in advance of this week’s reveal of the new model year at the National Corvette Museum’s Bash event. So there will definitely be some spoiler information discussed if you want to wait. But for those that want all the latest details for the 2017 Corvette, let’s dive in!
You can click here to download the 2017 Corvette Order Guide.
First things first. Chevrolet has only published information on the 2017 Stingray and Grand Sport Models. The 2017 Z06 information will apparently be made available at a later date. Chevrolet will start the Stingray and Grand Sport production in June and Z06 Corvettes will start up in early September. But with the first order window opening for the 2017 Corvette right around the corner, the 2017 Order Guide will assist dealers and buyers on what can [...]
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By Matt DeLong Star Tribune April 22, 2016 — 11:47am
Numerous brands have honored the life of Prince after his sudden death yesterday, mostly by incorporating the color purple into their logos. However, one company that is forever linked to the Minnesota legend’s music offered a special tribute in this morning’s print editions of the Star Tribune and the New York Times.
Chevrolet, the maker of the classic American sports car immortalized in one of Prince’s biggest hits, “Little Red Corvette,” took out a sparse, full-page color ad in the newspapers with a play on the song’s lyrics. Check it out:
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We’re living in a golden age of featherweight sports cars. If you’re looking to go fast at half the heft, the likes of the Porsche Cayman and Alfa Romeo 4C can more than accommodate. Add in all the boutique sports car automakers and you have a veritable full house of options – everything from the Ariel Atom to the 700-horsepower Rezvani Beast X.
This is one you might not know about however – it’s called the Deronda G400. Weighing in at a scant 1,900 pounds, the Deronda punches hard with a GM LS2 Corvette engine, which is hidden under its rear deck, giving it incredible agility and a massive power to weight ratio.
In 2013, Jay Leno took this car for a spin, calling it “a super bike for a guy who doesn’t like motorcycles.” A few years earlier, it was compared it to a jet—”agile, powerful, and built for speed.” Now it’s up for [...]
In the good old days of the muscle cars, Chevrolet offered many of their cars with the SS package as an option. The SS, or Super Sport, option was available on muscle cars like the Camaro, Chevelle, Impala and Nova for that extra sporty look and ride.
Well now for 2016, Chevrolet has decided the SS needed a car all to its own, the Chevrolet SS. The SS is loaded with features, like a 6.2-liter V-8 with 415hp, six-speed manual or automatic, Brembo brakes, MacPherson struts and magnetic ride (standard).
As the SS’s of the past, this new SS may not be here for long, as GM has only stated that they will produce them through 2017 with no successor planned. Who knows, this may be the next collector car from GM. We will see in 40 years.