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Chevrolet set the sports car world ablaze when it unveiled the mid-engine C8 Corvette. Performance from the base C8 Corvette was so impressive that fans of the Vette were giddy in anticipation of the hotter Z06 and ZR1 versions being unveiled. So far, all we have are rumors on those hotter versions, and the latest rumor suggests that the ZR1 will be an incredible beast. This is the ride that is expected to get the rumored hybridized V8 powertrain. Rumors suggest that the ZR1 will take the twin-turbo, flat-plane crank dual-overhead-cam V8 engine that is expected to sit in the middle of the Z06 and up the performance by grafting on a hybrid electrical system to boost the power to 900 horsepower.... Read more...
General Motors set hearts ablaze when it official unveiled the C8 Corvette Stingray back in August. With sexy good looks, a thumping 6.2-liter V8 engine producing 495 horsepower situated behind the driver (a first for a production Corvette) and a starting price of just under $60,000, the 2020 Corvette is sure to be massive hit for General Motors. The droptop variants of Corvettes are nearly as revered as their fixed-roof counterparts, and the convertible version of the C8 Corvette Stingray has just been officially revealed. This time around, there's no fabric roof -- instead, the vehicle features a power retractable hardtop that can be stowed (or opened) in just 16 seconds. As an added bonus,... Read more...
Car folks were already excited about the mid-engine C8 Corvette that is still a few months from landing in showrooms around the country. The enthusiast thinking about grabbing up a base C8 when it launches might want to hold off because some rumors about the C8 Z06 are making the rounds and it sounds like a road missile. According to the rumor, the car will get a twin-turbo V8 engine that is based on the Cadillac CT6-V's engine. In Corvette trim the engine would certainly wind up with some LT designation, likely the LT7 moniker. Rumors peg the twin-turbo V8 to produce a massive 800 horsepower and at least 700 pound-feet of torque. The current Corvette Z06 is making 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet... Read more...
In what could be one of the best performance bargains in the sports car/supercar market in quite some time, General Motors has officially announced pricing for its 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. True to its word, the Corvette Stingray is priced "below $60,000", and it just barely makes the cut at $59,995 (including destination fee). That $59,995 price is for the 1LT spec without any options applied. But even in base trim, the Corvette Stingray is well equipped -- especially compared to its similarly-priced peers. The standard engine, of course, is the 6.2-liter LT2 V8 engine producing 490 horsepower and a generous 465 lb-ft of torque mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission.... Read more...
Well folks, here it is: the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, aka C8 Corvette. The vehicle isn't officially supposed to be unveiled until a little over an hour from right now, but as with most things these days, it has leaked early. Just look at it. It looks downright amazing with its new mid-engine proportions. The Corvette Stingray is full of creases throughout: there are sharp creases across its frunk, along its sides, and even the huge air intakes on its hips are sharply raked and angular in nature. To our eyes, while the front 3/4 view is no doubt compelling, the rear 3/4 view is nearly as eye-catching. The only "miss" to my eyes is the rather plain look of the rear deck from... Read more...
Tonight will be a historic moment for gearheads that intently follow the car industry. The Chevrolet Corvette throughout its entire run as a production vehicle has been a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive vehicle. And the for vast majority of those years, it has been powered by a V8 engine. The 2020 Corvette Stingray [C8] changes that, as it will switch to a more preferable -- for a supercar -- mid-engine layout. While General Motors has teased the C8 Corvette Stingray for the past few months, the actual unveil will take place tonight at 10:50pm ET (7:50pm PT). You'll be able to watch the show by visiting the following link, or by checking out the embed below later tonight. Up until this point,... Read more...
"America's Sports" car is getting its most radical makeover in its 60+ years of existence for its 8th generation (C8). The Corvette has always been a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive vehicle, but that all changes for the 2020 model year which sees the car shift to a mid-engine configuration. General Motors has been parading around prototypes with production body panels in place, but they are heavily camouflaged to hide the vehicle's true lines. However, new Corvettes have a tendency to leak ahead of their official reveal, and the new C8 is no exception. Witness the bit 'ol ass of the new Corvette, which seems to take some styling cues both from the current Corvette and... Read more...
After years of speculation, spy shots and insider rumors from General Motors, the automotive giant has finally confirmed what we already knew: the mythical mid-engined Corvette will soon be upon us. The idea of a mid-engined Corvette dates back to the 60s (via various concepts and design studies), but the vehicle has soldiered on in a front-engine/rear-wheel-drive configuration for 7 generations. Chevrolet paraded the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette along the streets of New York City this week, and the long-slung two-seater was still wearing camouflage. However, you can still clearly make out the vehicle's proportions and the huge air intake behind the doors that feeds the mid-mounted... Read more...
Chevrolet rolled out the refreshed 2019 Camaro a few months back that brought new options and a new front end to market. Chevy is at SEMA 2018 with a Camaro concept car not meant for the street but meant for the drag strip. The car is called the eCOPO Camaro Race Car Concept, and it is a fully electric drag racer. Chevy's eCOPO Camaro Concept can run the quarter mile in the 9-second range; the car was developed by GM and built in partnership with an electric drag racing team called Hancock and Lane Racing. The concept is based on the 2019 COPO Camaro, but the big V8 in that racing car was ditched in favor of an all-electric drivetrain. The eCOPO has an electric motor generating more than 700hp... Read more...
Chevrolet is spearheading a mobile effort to encourage drivers both young and ol, to put down their smartphones when behind the wheel of an automobile. Ironically (at first glance) the automaker is doing this through a mobile app, Call Me Out, available for Android devices. It's a unique app, however, in that it encourages drivers to put their phone down. That way it works is the app takes recorded messages by family and friends—or whoever—and plays them back to drivers when they pick up their phone. Let's say Erica goes out for a drive. Erica is easily distracted by her phone, whether it's reading text messages or cycling through Spotify playlists. Through the Call Me Out app, her... Read more...
The Detroit Auto Show is just a few months away, which means that the next-generation C8 Chevrolet Corvette is starting to shed more and more of its heavy camouflage. Back in early October, we got a nice look at the track-oriented C8.R racing around Road America wearing final bodywork. This time around, the regular production C8 Corvette has been spotted tooling around at the Nürburging in Germany. General Motors is looking to take on all challengers from Porsche to Ferrari,and has built the C8 on an all-new mid-engine platform. As you can see from the accompanying photos, there is a massive air intake behind the front doors to channel air back to the mid-mounted engine along with... Read more...
In case you haven't already heard (or have been living under a rock for the past two years), the next generation Chevrolet Corvette is going to a mid-engined sports cars. After 60+ years with a front-engine, rear-wheel drive configuration, General Motors apparently feels that it's time for a change to better compete with the exotics from Europe. Although there are numerous images circulating around the internet of the production version of the C8 rolling around on public roads, these new photos are the first we've seen of the new C8.R. Like the C7.R that came before it, this is the race-ready version of the Corvette that will be hitting the racetrack. Let's first start off with the looks of this... Read more...
Chevrolet has unveiled the refreshed 2019 Camaro line up and the range has one very nice new addition for the car guys and gals out there that want something more track ready but without a big honkin' V8. The new model is called the Turbo 1LE and it gets some of the cool parts from the other, higher performance 1LE Camaros that Chevy makes. The Turbo 1LE goes into the range alongside the V6 1LE, SS 1LE, and ZL1 1LE cars meant to split time between the race track and the streets. Chevy will offer the Turbo 1LE with only a 6-speed manual transmission and a chassis package that is derived from the V6 1LE. Turbo 1LE buyers get FE3 suspension with larger stabilizer bars, specifically tuned dampers,... Read more...
It's good to be the king! Just over two weeks ago, General Motors officially pulled the wraps off the scintillating 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (days after it had leaked to the internet). Now, at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the convertible version of the vehicle made a surprise appearance. This marks the first-ever factory Corvette ZR1 convertible, and it is every bit as attractive (maybe even more so) and formidable as its closed-roof sibling. Under the low-slung hood still beats a supercharged LT5 V8 engine pumping out 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque. As with the coupe, you'll have your choice of a seven-speed manual transmission or an 8-speed automatic (which, surprisingly, seems to... Read more...
Chevrolet is kicking off the week by crowning a new king, one that is now "stronger than ever," in the 2019 Corvette ZR1. Armed with an exclusive LT5 supercharged engine, Chevrolet blissfully proclaims its newest model Corvette takes the brand's legacy to a new level with the highest power, greatest track performance, and most advanced technology in its production history, and that is saying a lot. "I’ve never driven a Corvette like this before, and nobody else has either, because there’s never been one like this before," said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. "Its unprecedented performance puts all other global supercars on notice... Read more...
We here at HotHardware love fast cars, so our ears definitely perked up when the upcoming 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 leaked to the web yesterday. The ZR1 is supposedly the swan song for the C7 chassis, and by all accounts, the vehicle will go out with a tremendous bang. At the heart of the ZR1 is a burly LT5 V8, according to Car and Driver, which is an evolution of the LT4 engine used in the 650 horsepower Corvette Z06. The LT5 is enhanced with a larger blower (which pumps 52 percent more air) and a new fuel delivery system that used both port- and direct-injection (like the 3.5-liter V6 used in Lexus vehicles). To handle all of that power at its disposal, General Motors engineers increased... Read more...
It looks as though the unlimited data wars are extending to cars and trucks thanks to a partnership between AT&T and General Motors. AT&T, which was the last major U.S. wireless company to revitalize its unlimited data plan offering, is providing a $20 a month prepaid unlimited data plan for in-car use on Chevrolet vehicles. According to Chevrolet, its customers have been using the available OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot functionality in record numbers. Chevrolet says that its customers used 200 percent more LTE data in 2016 than they did in the previous year. “To put this data usage in perspective, Chevrolet owners and their passengers streamed the equivalent of more than 17.5 million... Read more...
Forget hybrids, hydrogen fuel cells and fully electric vehicles — diehard motorheads have copious amounts of premium unleaded gasoline running through their veins. Fiat-Chrysler knows this, as it has been slowly dripping information on its downright possessed Dodge Challenger SRT Demon that will be officially released later this year. Likewise, Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE) is offering up its own brand of pony car excess with the Yenko 2017 Chevrolet Camaro The Yenko uses a Camaro SS as a base (and that’s a mighty fine base we might add), but uses a stroker kit to take engine displacement from 6.2 liters to 6.8 liters. In standard SS duty, the 6.2-liter LT-1 V8 produces 455 horsepower and... Read more...
A week ago, General Motors (GM) revealed that its brand new Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle (EV) is EPA rated to travel 238 miles per charge, which is quite impressive for the small runabout. Today, GM announced how much the Bolt will cost, after saying for months that the vehicle would start at around $37,500. We've now learned that the official base MSRP is right in line with GM’s previous guidance: $37,495. That means that the Bolt will be priced at $29,999 after a $7,500 federal tax credit. And the Bolt has the potential to be priced even lower thanks to various state rebates and credits. “Value is a hallmark for Chevrolet and the pricing of the Bolt EV proves we’re serious about delivering... Read more...
The electric vehicle (EV) wars about to really heat up. General Motors has thrown down the gauntlet with the Chevrolet Bolt, announcing early this morning that the vehicle will have an EPA combined driving range of 238 miles per charge. That’s well in excess of the 200+ mile range that GM has been promising all along, and compares favorably to the projected 215+ mile range of the upcoming Tesla Model 3. 238 miles of range puts the Bolt well ahead of contemporaries like the Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus Electric and the Chevrolet Spark EV — all of which have driving ranges of less than 100 miles per charge. GM says that the Bolt will be the first affordable EV to offer greater than 200 miles of range,... Read more...
In early December, we got a clear look at a completely naked Chevrolet Bolt EV. The vehicle was shown driving around out and and about with no camouflage, much to our amazement. Although the production version of the Bolt differs quite a bit from the concept that bowed at the Detroit Auto Show last year, two things haven’t changed since then: 1) the price and 2) the 200-mile range. "It was less than a year ago that we revealed the Bolt EV concept and promised to deliver a long-range electric vehicle attainable by the masses," said General Motors CEO and Chairman Mary Barra. "The Bolt EV is capable of using the latest mobile app technology to enable car sharing, advanced GPS routing and... Read more...
Production Chevrolet Bolt (Image Source: Autoblog) The production version of the Chevrolet Bolt was supposed to make its official debut early next month at the Detroit Auto Show. But as is always the case with high-profile launches, there are bound to be some lapses in security which allows spy photographers the opportunity to give the automotive world an early glimpse at the latest set of wheels. As a result, we now have an unblemished look at the production Bolt in all its glory; at least when it comes to its exterior. While the vehicle’s overall shape is carried over from the concept, many of the details are vastly different, especially when you take a look at the rear quarter windows and... Read more...
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