• Latest Release/ News

    New 2016 Chevrolet Camaro teased

    2016 Chevrolet Camaro

    Chevrolet is just days away from fully revealing its new-generation Camaro muscle car, and these latest teaser images give us an early glimpse of the new model. 

    Mark your diaries, set your alarms and get you cheque book ready because the new-generation Chevy Camaro muscle car will be revealed later this week on May 16. The new muscle coupe has been developed on the same lightweight chassis architecture as the successful Cadillac CTS and ATS models and rival the 2015 Ford Mustang. The new Camaro will be powered by a range of V6 and V8 engines, which will likely include the 6.2-litre LT1 bent eight from the Corvette Stingray and the supercharged 660hp 6.2-litre V8 from the Z06 and CTS-V. Gearbox options will likely include either an eight-speed automatic or six-speed manual, both sending power to the rear wheels in typical muscle car fashion.

    2016 Chevrolet Camaro

    2016 Chevrolet Camaro

    As this latest batch of teaser images suggest, the new Camaro will retain the old model’s retro muscle styling. However, the new car looks to have taken on a more angular look with a sleeker roof line, though the ‘face’ is unlikely to change from the outgoing model. Chevrolet also look to have addressed the poor outward visibility issue of the old model, with this new Camaro packing more window real-estate than before. The bonnet should also be lower to reduce the car’s centre of gravity and improve handling.

    2016 Chevrolet Camaro

    2016 Chevrolet Camaro

    Chevy are making some pretty bold claims about the new Camaro and are unapologetically gunning to better the 2015 Mustang range. With the quickest 2015 Mustang to date being the GT350 which pumps out around 500hp, it wouldn’t be hard at all for Chevrolet to out-grunt that car with a supercharged V8 Camaro. All will be revealed soon…

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  • Green Driving

    How Do You Make A Camaro Muscle Car Green? Students Have 3 Years To Try…

    camaro ecocar3

    If you’re currently shopping for a fuel-efficient vehicle, the Chevrolet Camaro probably hasn’t appeared on your radar.

    With combined economy of 22 mpg for the most efficient, V-6 automatic model, that’s not a huge surprise.

    But given some time and some of the finest young engineering minds as part of the EcoCar 3 Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition, perhaps it’s in with a chance.

    General Motors is providing some sixteen North American universities with Camaros as part of the DoE competition, The Detroit News writes.

    Students will be tasked with redesigning the muscle car icon into a fuel-efficient hybrid-electric vehicle–perhaps having “an epiphany that we haven’t seen”, according to retiring GM vice president for engineering John Calabrese.

    The Camaro is not the most natural starting point, granted–but as we’ve noted on several previous occasions, the biggest gains can be made with the least efficient vehicles.

    Drag its 22 mpg figure up to something beginning with ‘3’, and you make huge real-world gains. Essentially, a car with low efficiency gives students the most room for improvement.

    Giving students a Prius, for example, and letting them struggle over an extra one or two miles per gallon is neither productive, nor does it have much point.

    The aim of the competition is to incorporate innovative ideas, solve complex engineering challenges and apply the latest cutting-edge technologies.

    While the Camaro’s body will remain the same–and therefore its visual appeal–teams will try out different engineering methods and alternative fuels to try and develop a greener powertrain.

    It’s all useful, real-world stuff: Developing a car with lower energy consumption and greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions, while maintaining the car’s desirable performance, utility and safety characteristics–all to realistic cost and innovation goals.

    Over the course of four years (2014-2018), students will follow a development process that aligns with GM’s own development process.

    Those competing will establish a plan for research and development, analysis, and validation, just as they might working for a big company like GM. The end result isn’t just a greener Camaro, but hundreds of students with the skills to jump into an automotive engineering job.

    EcoCar 3 follows on from the last EcoCar challenge, whose results will be decided at the competition finals in Washington D.C, in May. 15 universities are competing to improve the efficiency of a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu.

    Teams in the EcoCar 2 challenge have explored everything from familiar series and parallel hybrid setups to through-the-road and fuel cell powertrains.

    The EcoCar challenge began in 2008, following on from its Challenge X predecessor. Similar competitions have run for 25 years now, with over 16,000 students in 93 countries taking part–many of whom have gone on to auto industry roles.

    via greencarreports.com

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  • Super Cars

    Weekly Car Porn Black and White Style By Web2Carz (PHOTOS)

    Weekly Car Porn Black and White Style By Web2Carz (PHOTOS)

    For Web2Carz’  fourth week of Car Porn, they have ten black-and-white beauties. Because for every yin, there is a smokin’ hot yang out there too! So look at these cars for hours on end — you’re only helping yourself find an inner balance.

    Let’s start with a matte black Rolls-Royce Phantom.

    Phantom

    The definition of “all black, everything.” (Source)

    A street car named Porsche

    street porsche

    Bonus points if you can name the city it’s in. (Use the comments below!) (Source)

    This vintage Lamborgini looks very naughty.

    vintage lamborghini

    White doesn’t always mean purity (Source)

    An ebony El Camino

    El Camino

    The Way, indeed. (Source)

    McLaren MP4-12C in white? Yes please.

    unknown

    Really, I’d take it in any color. (Source)

    These Ferarris are both black and white at the same time!

    two is better

    That means they are grey. And soooo pretty. (Source)

    An Aston Martin

    aston martin

    Shining bright like a diamond (Source)

    Our favorite pony cars off to a black-tie event

    muscle cars

    They are dressed to impress, no? (Source)

    White Mercedes, red interior

    Mercedes

    A LITTLE RED IS FINE BY ME! (Source)

    Ebony AND ivory …

    Challenger

    live together in perfect harmony … (Source)

    via: Sarah Shaw – Web2Carz

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  • News/ Videos

    Transformers 4 Extended Trailer Released (VIDEO)

    Transformers: Age of Extinction Trailer

    The official Transformers: Age of Extinction teaser trailer starring everyone’s favourite badass actor, Mark Wahlberg.

    This world looks very different to the Shia LeBeof days with times changing after the events of theTransformers: Dark of the Moon.

    Autobot hero Optimus Prime is now hunted and feared by the world, “The age of the Transformers is over.”

    Transformers: Age of Extinction Teaser Trailer
    One of the most standout parts of the transformers 4 extended trailer is Optimus Prime battling with a Dinobot. This is one Goliath battle we can’t wait to see!

    More: Transformers 4: Pagani Huayra Joins The Supercar Cast (PHOTOS)


    Transformers: Age of Extinction Teaser Trailer

    Transformers: Age of Extinction will feature a variety of badass super cars including a Corvette Stingray, Lamborghini Aventador, Bugatti Veyron and Pagani Huayra – just to name a few.

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    Don’t Miss: See The New Bugatti and Corvette Autobots In New Transformers 4 Movie

    Watch the new Transformers 4 trailer below and tell us what you think in the comments below: 

    Badass! Enjoy the Transformers: Age of Extinction Trailer gallery below:

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  • Super Cars

    The Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 was designed to fly (VIDEO)

    fflying car technology camaro

    Chevrolet has released some new details about the Performance TractionManagement (PTM) system that is used in the 2014 Camaro Z/28.

    Designed to deliver “faster lap times on an undulating race track,” the system has a “flying car logic” which enables the car to maintain its power and momentum even if it loses contact with the pavement.

    flying car tech camaro

    Full Story: WorldCarFans.com

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  • Super Cars

    Chevy Lists 28 Reasons That Make Its 2014 Z/28 Its Quickest Camaro Yet

    Chevy Lists 28 Reasons That Make Its 2014 Z/28 Its Quickest Camaro Yet

    Muscle cars have never been the most sophisticated of things. For most of their history, they’ve relied on great looks and brute force–and captivated hearts and minds as a result. More recently though, things have changed.

    Muscle car customers today want their cars to go around corners too, so the cars have become much more sophisticated as a result. Latest into the fray is the 2014 Camaro Z/28, which Chevy tells us is its quickest production Camaro yet, quicker than even the more powerful ZL1.

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    To achieve this status, engineers of the 505-horsepower Z/28 focused on three key areas: increasing grip, increasing stopping performance, and reducing weight. And the benchmark they used? Lap times for one of the toughest race tracks on the planet, Germany’s Nürburgring, otherwise known as the Green Hell.

    In wet conditions, the Z/28 lapped the Nürburgring in a time of 7:37.47, which is 4.0 whole seconds quicker than the best lap time achieved in the 580-horsepower ZL1. Here’s a list of 28 reasons straight from Chevy explaining why that was possible. And, as a reward for getting through the list, we’ve added links to videos showing the ZL1 lapping the ‘Ring and GM’s Milford Road Course at the end.

    1. Rear spoiler with wickerbill: to meet downforce requirements for the Z/28, the spoiler was modified with a wickerbill–a small, vertical tab at the edge of the spoiler.

    2. Unique front fascia: although the Z/28’s fascia is based on the Camaro SS, the fog lamps, air dam and the upper-base grille are replaced with covers, reducing weight.

    3. Front splitter: designed to withstand 250 pounds of downforce at its tip, it is matched with an aero closeout panel under the front of the engine compartment that also enhances aero characteristics.

    4. Hood extractor: made of carbon fiber, it provides increased engine cooling by allowing hot air an exit route.

    5. Rocker moldings and wheel flare moldings: help increase the car’s downforce.

    6. Front wheelhouse liners: work with the vehicle underbody to make the most of airflow.

    7. Belly pan: helps reduce front lift and contributes to drivetrain cooling.

    8. Thinner rear window glass: Chevrolet saved 400 grams by reducing the thickness of the rear window glass from 3.5 mm to 3.2 mm.

    9. Lightweight rear seat: 10.3 lbs lighter due to reduced seat foam and a fixed seatback design.

    10. Lightweight wheels and tires: 29.1 lbs lighter wheels and tires than on the Camaro SS.

    11. Carbon ceramic brake rotors: 21.16 lbs lighter than steel brake rotors.

    12. No air conditioning: 28.4 lbs were saved.

    13. LS7 engine with dry-sump oiling: features a durable forged-steel crankshaft, lightweight titanium connecting rods and high-flow cylinder heads with lightweight titanium intake valves, as well as racing-style dry-sump oiling system.

    14. Air intake system: the LS7 uses a unique open air box intake system to make the most of high-rpm airflow into the engine.

    15. Track capable fuel system: he road course-ready fuel system is designed to keep the primary fuel pump reservoir full even under hard cornering.

    16. Active dual-mode exhaust system and high-flow converter assembly: engineered to provide high-flow and muscular sound character under aggressive acceleration, while attenuating noise levels in cruising conditions.

    17. TREMEC TR6060 six-speed manual transmission: with short throws, smooth gear synchronization and shift feel, the gearbox has the capability to stand up to high-performance engines.

    18. 5.1-ratio short-throw shifter: provides quicker, more precise-feeling gear changes.

    19. Strut tower brace: the same as on the Camaro SS 1LE, provides extra chassis stiffness by tying the towers together.

    20. Zero-preload limited-slip differential: features a concentric helical gear set that generates friction proportional to the input torque.

    21. Differential cooler: incorporates an integral heat exchanger, eliminating the need for an external pump, wiring, relays, temperature sensors and fan.

    22. Uprated lower control arm ride link “travel limiter” bushing: offers 50-percent greater stiffness at high load than the SS.

    23. Uprated rear upper control arm bushing and lower trailing link bushings: 400 percent and 25 percent stiffer, respectively, compared with the SS.

    24. Higher-rate coil springs and smaller-diameter stabilizer bars: the stiffness rate of the Z/28’s coil springs was increased by 85 percent in the front and 65 percent in the rear.

    25. DSSV damper technology: the Z/28 is the first high-volume production road car to use Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve damper technology from Multimatic.

    26. Performance Traction Management: integrates the chassis mode selection, Traction Control and Active Handling Systems.

    27. 19-inch wheels and Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires: the widest front wheels/tires of any comparable sports coupe: 19×11-inch wheels with P305/30/ZR19 tires.

    28. Brembo carbon ceramic brakes: 60-0 mph in less than 120 feet (36.6m).

    Chevy Lists 28 Reasons That Make Its 2014 Z/28 Its Quickest Camaro Yet
    Chevy Lists 28 Reasons That Make Its 2014 Z/28 Its Quickest Camaro Yet
    Chevy Lists 28 Reasons That Make Its 2014 Z/28 Its Quickest Camaro Yet
    Chevy Lists 28 Reasons That Make Its 2014 Z/28 Its Quickest Camaro Yet
    Chevy Lists 28 Reasons That Make Its 2014 Z/28 Its Quickest Camaro Yet
    Chevy Lists 28 Reasons That Make Its 2014 Z/28 Its Quickest Camaro Yet

    As promised, here are the links to videos showing the 2014 Camaro Z/28 at the Nürburgring and the Milford Road Course.

    2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Laps The ‘Ring In 7:37.47: Video

    2014 Camaro Z/28 Laps The Milford Road Course: Video

    via: Motor Authority

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  • Celebrity Cars

    Tim Allen And His 1968 Camaro Visit Jay Leno’s Garage (VIDEO)

    Tim Allen And His 1968 Camaro Visit Jay Leno's Garage (VIDEO)

    Tim Allen And His 1968 Camaro Visit Jay Leno's Garage (VIDEO)
    For the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, Tim Allen stopped by with his customized 1968 Camaro.

    Inspired by a green ’68 Allen used to see racing up and down Detroit’s Woodward Avenue, many subtle modifications and details cribbed from some legendary Camaro models.

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    Painted in the same shade as Allen’s teenage fascination, the Camaro wears COPO badges. While it’s not one of the original (and now extremely rare) COPO cars, it does feature a similarly monstrous “small-block” 427-cubic-inch V-8. It also has the hunkered-down stance of a Trans-Am racer. Think of it as a tribute to both cars.

    Yet at first glance, it looks remarkably stock, as Allen didn’t want to go too crazy with changes. The integrated fender flares and deleted drip rails give the car a muscular yet classy look, while the custom 17-inch Rally wheels keep things looking stock, but conceal upgraded Brembo disc brakes.

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    The engine bay got a similar remake. Allen said he wanted the swap to look like something that came right out of the Chevy factory, but also wanted to clean things up to properly show off that 427.

    This Camaro can still smoke its tires like any other ’60s muscle car, but upgrades to the structure and suspension give it the solidity and handling of a modern car, something Jay seemed very impressed with during the drive.

    via: Motor Authority

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  • Top 10s

    Should These ‘Top 10 Classic Cars Of Tomorrow’ Really Be On This List?

    Should These 'Top 10 Classic Cars Of Tomorrow' Really Be On This List?

    Should These 'Top 10 Classic Cars Of Tomorrow' Really Be On This List?
    Let’s start this off by saying the folks at Hagerty know classic cars. They know them really well, and that’s why they’re good at pricing them, insuring them, and generally understanding the world of collector cars from minor muscle machines to top-flight European exotics. So when we hear that Hagerty had just put out a list highlighting the new vehicles that it feels should be considered future classics, we expected to be in total agreement. We aren’t.

    The rules: They must be new cars and they must start below $100,000. Out of ten on the list… we agree with about three of them. Maybe four.

    Let’s go through this list one vehicle at a time, shall we?

    1. Jaguar F-Type R

    2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

    No question, an easy pick and we would put it atop our list as well. However, we feel this one gets in by the skin of its teeth based on the rules. Hagerty is going off MSRP, but if you find someone who had actually paid just $99,000 for this crazy kitty we’d be shocked. Your author has driven a V8 S… which wore a sticker price of $104,000.

    2. BMW M5 Sedan

    2014 BMW M5

    Not a chance. If the E39 M5 hasn’t made the leap yet, then the latest iteration won’t either. We’re not saying the E39 won’t get there, because it definitely will… but it’s not there yet. If you have your eye on owning one though, you’d better do it now. As for the current car, just wait for it to depreciate… massively.

     3. Chevrolet COPO Camaro:

    2014 Chevrolet COPO Camaro

    Instant collectible. It’s produced in small batches, so its limited availability makes it instantly desirable for collectors.

    4.  Maserati Ghibli S:

    Maserati Ghibli

    You know how much current collectors love theoriginal Ghibli… wait, they don’t? Ah, got it. Look, the old Ghibli is a pretty cool looking machine, and the new car is, well, actually rather excellent, but it’s no future classic. No one will be pining for a vintage (current) Quattroporte 25 years from now, and no one will be pining for the baby version either.

    5.  Alfa Romeo 4C:

    2014 Alfa Romeo 4C

    Yes, a thousand times yes.

    6.  Chevrolet Corvette Stingray:

    2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

    This will inevitably be a future classic, but that’s practically cheating. It’s going to take some time, of course, but it will eventually get there. Buy one for your great grandkids… because you’re not likely to see it rise in value in your lifetime.

    7.  Nissan 370Z NISMO:

    2014 Nissan 370Z NISMO

    Nope. The 240Z? Come to papa. A 1984-1989 Z31 300ZX? Maybe someday. The twin-turbo Z32? There’s a chance, but we’re a ways off. The 350Z? Never. The 370Z is a great leap over the 350Z, and it’s a blast to drive… but we don’t see folks clamoring for them in the future.

    8.  Dodge Challenger Shaker:

    2014 Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker

    The future generation will probably opt for the 370Z Nismo before it spends serious coin at an auction block for a modern Challenger. This is just another thing that the old Challenger does better than the new Challenger… bring bucks at the auction block for years to come.

    9.  Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X:

    2014 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X

    The most confusing choice on the list. All those CJ5 and CJ7 Jeeps aren’t forecasting too strongly, so why should the Rubicon X? Think 4.0-liter I6-equipped Jeeps, not 3.6-liter units (even though that engine is WAY better than the last one Chrysler stuck in there).

    10.  Ford Fiesta ST:

    2014 Ford Fiesta ST (Euro spec) - First Drive, March 2013

    This one… actually could happen. The Fiesta ST could be one of those once in-awhile something-special machines that flies in out of nowhere, impresses everyone who touches it, and leaves us far to quickly. We hope that’s not the case, but it’s highly probable.

    So there you have it. That’s the Hagerty list, and that’s how we feel about it. We’d just like to reiterate that Hagerty typically knows what it’s talking about… so we could be way off. What do you think? Sound off below.

    via: Motor Authority

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