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    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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  • News

    Rivalry Aside: Chevy Camaro Wishes Ford Mustang A Happy 50th Birthday

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    Among automotive rivalries, there are few as deep-rooted, enduring, and all-American as the one between the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro.

    And during this week of the Mustang’s 50th birthday, even GM has been a good sport—putting out a press release acknowledging it, making this little birthday card, and even digging out some of the many magazine covers that helped fuel the muscle-car melee among car enthusiasts and industry insiders alike.

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    Chevy likens the pony-car clash to other great longtime product rivalries like Coke vs. Pepsi, Leno vs. Letterman in the 1990s; or Nike vs. Reebok in the 1970s.

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    And it all comes to a head with the current Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro. With the new 2015 Ford Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition that makes its debut at the New York Auto Show this week, Ford is revisiting the past and nodding to a 1964 publicity stunt at the Empire State Building. As for the current 2014 Camaro, it’s revisiting familiar themes, too, with top ZL1 and track-tuned SS models now in the lineup.

    Browsing through the magazine covers here should be enough to get you waxing nostalgic about your favorite era—or for times when certain models ‘ruled the road.’ When did the Mustang have an advantage, and when did the Camaro rule?

    via Motor Authority

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  • Super Cars

    The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Goes Topless Ahead Of New York Auto Show

    2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible Drops Its Top

    General Motors has pulled the wraps off its 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible, a few days ahead of its world debut next week at the New York Auto Show, but just in time for some spring-weekend dreaming about top-down driving.

    Top-down driving with 625 horsepower, that is.

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    The all-new Z06 drop top will feature the same powertrain as the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 coupe, with a supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V-8 engine that will be able to meter out “at least 625 horsepower and 635 lb-ft of torque.” It will be offered up with a seven-speed manual gearbox, but it will also be available with the new eight-speed automatic transmission, which, Chevy has said, shifts faster than Porsche’s PDK gearbox.

    It will be interesting to see how Corvette purists view the idea of a Z06 with a convertible roof. And to counter what they might say, it’s worth pointing to what chief engineer Tadge Juechter noted to us when we took our first drive in the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible: that the roof (and even roll hoop) aren’t structurally necessary. The C7 Corvette was conceived, designed, and engineered as an open-topcar, and the Z06, even with the greater forces, vibration, and torque that its body might be subjected to [ehem].

    Regardless of what they might think of such a ragtop, it’s certain that this newest Z06 will offer an amazing driving experience top up or down.

    ALSO SEE: Hear The Koenigsegg One:1’s 1,340-HP Engine Start Up And Rev: Video

    We’ll bring you a full set of live photos and plenty more from the people who created this phenomenal convertible when we get to see it in the flesh next week.

    via Motor Authority

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  • News

    The Camaro Z/28 Is So Fast, It Outran Its Own Tires (VIDEO)

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    It’s well known that the Chevy Camaro Z/28 has the widest front tires of any production car. At 305 mm wide, those tires produce tremendous grip–especially since they’re Pirelli P Zero Trofeo Rs. In fact, they make so much grip, the Z/28 was spinning the tire around the wheel under braking–the Z/28 was, in effect, outrunning its tires, or at least their ability to grip the wheels.

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    It’s an unusual problem for a production car, but it’s a good one to have–too much grip is just enough.

    Part of the cause also comes down to the Brembo carbon ceramic brakes, which provide tremendous stopping power for the large but track-worthy Z/28. But regardless of the cause, Chevy had to find a fix for the tire-on-wheel slippage issue.

    If Chevy hadn’t found a solution to the problem, it could have resulted in the wheel/tire package going out of balance–like the wheels they’re mounted on, tires aren’t perfectly uniform around their circumference. That’s why the wheel/tire package is balanced as a unit.

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    Typically, Chevy says the tire-wheel slippage issue is solved through the use of an abrasive paint along the bead of the wheel, where the tire seats. The Z/28 team tried this, and found it wasn’t enough to prevent the problem.

    So they took it to the next level, using a racing solution: they media-blasted the rim of each wheel. That finally produced enough friction to keep the Z/28 from spinning the rubber around the metal.

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    Like the Flowtie, and the Flying Car Mode, this is just another small but significant piece of engineering that makes us appreciate the Z/28 that much more.

    via Motor Authority

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  • News

    Chevrolet Launches ‘Pro Gay’ Ads During Winter Olympics Coverage In Sochi (VIDEO)

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    At noon Eastern, Chevrolet unveiled two commercials on YouTube: one for the all-new Chevy Traverse, the other for Chevrolet, the brand.

    “Why should that matter?”, you ask. “Don’t automakers post clips to the web on a daily basis?” They do, but these are special: they’re intended for TV, and they include images of LGBT families and same-sex weddings. According to an email from Chevy’s communications team, this is “a first for Chevrolet in a television spot”.

    That in itself may not seem like much of a big deal, either. LGBT characters, spokespeople, and families are increasingly common in ads, movies, TV programs, and everywhere else. Plus, Chevrolet’s parent company, General Motors, is a longtime supporter of LGBT rights, earning perfect scores on the Human Rights Campaign’sCorporate Equality Index. So, is it really that surprising that Chevrolet would drop some LGBT-friendly imagery into a couple of TV commercials?

    Chevy pro gay sochi commercial

    What moves this from the category of “banal” to “ballsy” is the timing:the two clips will debut on television tonight, during the broadcast of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know that Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, have taken lots of flack for the country’s new laws that ban “gay propaganda”. Those laws have been criticized for being unfairly vague, and Putin has been accused of creating a national environment in which homophobia isn’t merely tolerated, but encouraged.

    In other words, these two ads are clearly meant to make a statement — one declaring Chevrolet’s unequivocal support for LGBT equality and criticizing the climate of homophobia being fostered in Russia and elsewhere (like, say, Iran or Uganda or Tennessee or Indiana).

    This is also a savvy marketing move on Chevy’s part. Many sponsors of the Winter Olympics have been attacked in the media for not speaking out against Russia’s new laws. Now, a number of those companies— including heavy-hitters like AT&T and Coca-Cola — have begun making statements in support of the LGBT community, and so far, public opinion seems to be on their side. Chevy surely hopes to be in that number, too.

    You can see the clip for the all-new Chevy Traverse below, and the branding ad for Chevrolet below.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1tkYZ5m0rU

    via The Car Connection

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  • Videos

    Drag Strip Showdown: 2014 Corvette Stingray vs Tesla Model S (VIDEO)

    You would think in the 2014 Corvette Stingray vs Tesla Model S showdown their can be only one winner. Think again, as the results may surprise you.

    They come from two different universes and have very little in common. One is a hybrid for West Coast greenies while the other is a performance car that eats gasoline for breakfast.

    One trait they do share is quickness. So Drag Times set the vehicles in a drag strip showdown at Palm Beach International Raceway for epic quarter-mile battle.

    Who wins? We don’t want to give it away, but let’s just say it’s really, really close…

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  • Tech

    Chevrolet Corvette’s Performance Data Recorder Makes Driving Feel Like A Video Game (VIDEO)

    Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Performance Data Recorder

    Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Performance Data Recorder
    The beginning of this week, folks got pretty excited about Chevrolet’s latest move to make the all-new C7 Corvette even more lovable.

    Announced the first day of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2014), the 2015 Corvette Stingray can be had with a Performance Data Recorder.

    That’s for all the tracks many buyers will likely NOT be going to. Anyhow…

    The folks at Engadget had the chance to get a bit more intimate with this all-new piece of racing-inspired technology. In doing so, they experienced a walkthrough of it and we’ve got the video of it right here, down below.

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    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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