’17 CAMARO ZL1: CLOCKS 202.3 MPH!

Fastest Camaro ever makes one pass at 202.3 mph and backs it up at 193.3 mph on Germany’s Papenburg proving ground. Average top speed: 198 mph. Chevrolet tested the ZL1 with 10-speed automatic transmission on the high-speed oval at Germany’s Automotive Testing Papenburg GmBH proving ground. Compensating for wind speed, the top speed is the average achieved from running the ZL1 in both directions on the 7.6-mile loop - 202.3 mph in one direction and 193.3 mph in the other direction! Testing w...
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’16 CAMARO RAGTOP: LET THE SUN SHINE IN!

Chevy’s all-new ‘16 Camaro convertible features the segment’s most advanced top plus 455 horsepower in SS trim. “The 2016 Camaro coupe will set the benchmark for the segment in terms of technology, performance and design,” said Todd Christensen, Camaro marketing manager. “Adding the most sophisticated top in the segment brings another level of refinement – and driving enjoyment – to the Camaro convertible.  It is the only convertible in the segment to offer all of the following: Fully ...
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CHEVYS AT THE NEW YORK AUTO SHOW: SLIDE SHOW!

There’s something for everyone: pace cars, racecars, Tinseltown Camaro & Corvette, super-high-performance Camaros & Corvettes you can buy, and even the Governor’s Corvette! If you are member of the Bowtie Brigade and are in the Tri-State Area, the New York International Auto Show, which runs until April 27 at the Jacob Javits Center, NYC, is not to be missed. The latest customized Camaro & Corvette, above, featured in Transformers: Age Of Extinction are on display along with ...
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MUSCLE CAR BRAND LOYALTY: OBSOLETE IDEA?

Stephen Cox blogs about being a Ford fan, racing a Chevy and not buying the popular concept of brand loyalty. I am a Ford fan. There, I said it. But I have little comprehension of brand loyalty; at least not the sort of fanatical allegiance so frequently seen among muscle car enthusiasts. I don’t even understand it. It is therefore eternally amusing to run across those typical chest-thumping car commandos who claim that every automobile that is not manufactured by their favorite company is...
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‘14 CORVETTE STINGRAY CONVERTIBLE: STAR-SPANGLED HAMMER!

Zero to 60 in 3.8. Zero to open-top bliss in less than 20. What’s not to adore about the new Stingray Convertible? writes Road Test Editor Howard Walker. A headline in a recent edition of US News & World Report grabbed my attention like a call from the IRS. ‘Too Much Testosterone May Be Unhealthy for Older Men.’     Trust me that is not the kind of thing you want to read when you have a ‘14 Corvette Stingray Convertible sitting in your driveway. Here is a car that oozes...
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CALLAWAY CHEVY SS: FOUR-DOOR CAMARO!

Callaway transforms the ’14 Chevy SS into a car truly worthy of  Super Sport badging. Best known for its ultimate performance Corvettes, Callaway Cars is now producing four-door sedans that think they are super-high-performance sports cars. With a supercharged-intercooled 6.2-liter V8, six-speed automatic transmission, sophisticated electronics and traction control, Brembo brakes, sport-tuned suspension and 50/50 weight distribution, the 570 horsepower Callaway SS will be able to blow t...
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’14 CAMARO Z/28: RECORDS AT THE ‘RING!

Serious Boy Racer records Supercar times on the legendary Nordschleife circuit. The all-new, ‘14 Camaro Z/28 lapped Germany’s challenging Nürburgring road course in 7:37.40, a time comparable with some of the world’s fastest, most prestigious sports cars. Validated at four seconds faster than the Camaro ZL1 and beating published times for the Porsche 911 Carrera S and the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, testing was done under less than ideal conditions. The Z/28’s lap was completed on damp p...
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GEN 5 CAMARO: WIN ON SUNDAY; SELL ON MONDAY!

Chevrolet not only sells the car, but also the parts needed to go racing and win. And in some cases, warranty protection. The good old days are now! Chevrolet has released a comprehensive collection of factory-engineered performance parts and accessories for Camaros, 2010 model year and newer. Many of the parts preserve the vehicle warranty when installed by a Chevrolet dealer, an advantage aftermarket suppliers and installers cannot provide. The portfolio of parts is designed to make V6, an...
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BILL THOMAS CHEETAH: TUBE-FRAMED TERROR!

Fully developed, the Cheetah could have been a Cobra & Corvette slayer! Bill Thomas ran a very successful speed shop in southern California, specializing in dyno tuning, modifying Corvette (Rochester) fuel injection systems, designing his own headers and preparing Corvettes for competition. Thomas also developed and marketed specialty equipment for road racing Corvairs. He was extremely smart and, best of all, had access to the legendary "back-door" at Chevrolet. Wayne Pontes, above, dri...
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