Chevrolet Performance recently released its 2013 catalog that features components to upgrade the COPO, 1LE, and the Camaro.
The program for the 2013 COPO gives owners an option to get high-performance elements for production parts. This includes assemblies for the three engines. The LSX376-B15 can support as much as 1,000 horsepower due to its all-forged assembly that is very durable. This crate engine also provides a 15-pound boost. The other option is the LSX376-B8 tagged as a more economical upgrade that still gives and additional 8 pounds.
Lovers of the Camaro 1LE can get a suspension kit with bigger stabilizer bars and a strut tower brace that makes the chassis more stiff. Chevrolet Performance also equips it with a custom PCV valve to ensure excellent oil operation and oil drain-back during aggressive cornering.
The ZL1 owners have a good number of options ranging from upgrades like racing-style rotors and rear driveline setup that is equipped with strong axles and limited-slip differential. They can also get a bigger volume fuel pump, air-filter element with low-restriction, and a short-throw shifter.
You can visit the website of Chevrolet Performance to know get more information about these parts.
The Spakr is Chevrolet’s first postmodern offering of the brand without a CD player. The designers dropped the CD player after a two decade reign on the dashboard. This move signals the end of an era. It seems that the CD will end up like the cassette players of the old.
The move is also necessary update to keep up with the times and to attract consumers who are more used to the internet and USBs. Chevrolet clarifies though that it is not much about eliminating the CD player but just providing the technology and connectivity that will tickle the interest of buyers.
The younger generation and current target buyers of the Chevrolet Spark is a generation known to be attached to their mobile devices and treats their gadgets as a necessity. The new setup will allow access to music and other apps that they are interested in.
Instead of installing two devices, Chevrolet gets rid of the CD player to keep down the cost on all models . The starting price of the Spark is just $12,995.
The 1LT and the 2LT versions will carry the MyLink infotainment setup that will have a seven-inch touchscreen, a satellite radio 3-month trial, streaming audio via Bluetooth, and ability to enjoy music via an internet service.
The Chevrolet Spark is set to hit dealerships by August.
Chevrolet wants to offers its consumers better products and better driving experience as it announces that the 2013 MY of the Camaro will come with a 1LE package which adds performance elements inspired by top of the line Camaro ZL1.
The 1LE package is aimed at the street racing consumers with the possibility of improving their SS coupe that has a 6-speed manual gearbox. The 1LE Camaros though drops the standard SS Tremec TR6060-M10 for the better TR6060-MM6 which has a 3.91 drive ratio.
Chevrolet also improves handling by replacing the standard dampers with a monotube setup which according to their engineers will make the control better while making sure the ride is comfortable. They also add to the equation bigger stabilizer bars, improved rear end strength, a higher capacity fuel pump from the ZL1, and a strut tower brace. The new Camaro will also have an option for a dual exhaust system.
The improvements does not add to the 426 horsepower of the Camaro SS but the car manufacturer claims that the car will be able to pull a 1g while negotiating corners.
The designers gives the 1LE package a matte-black finish for its hood, a rear spoiler, a front splitter, and a 10-spoke alloy rim to set it apart from the rest of the lineup.
The inside of the 1LE is very similar to the ZL1 as it borrows the flat-bottom steering wheel and its shift knob. The 2013 Camaro 1LE will also have a MyLink infotainment system just like on the Camaro ZL1, SS, and LT.
The 1LE gets the best elements of the ZL1 and the Camaro SS which takes the performance of the car to different ball game. The VIR laptime of the 1LE is in the 3-minute level which puts it at par with the top notch performance cars.
The official pricing of the Camaro 1LE has not yet been announced but Chevrolet hints that it will be less than $40,000 which makes it very affordable in its segment.
When Corvette released the Z06 in 2006, they gave consumers a bridge to connect with the racing world. The ZR1 even got production cars closer to racing. Tract to street tradition is further strengthened this year when Chevrolet releases the Limited Edition Corvette Z06 Carbon.
The limited edition Corvette is a celebration of 50 years of memory when the car first joined the 24-hour race in Le Mans. The new Corvette is a combo of the 7.0L V8 LS7 of the Z06 and the brake package and suspension setup of the ZR1. The peak output is still pegged at 505 horsepower.
The aggressive stance of the car can be attributed to the 20 inch rear and 19 inch front wheels hugged by PS2 Michelin tires. Carbon ceramic brakes from Brembo make sure you can stop on time. The suspension employs a Magnetic Selective Ride Control. Completing the package are carbon fiber elements to accessorize the car.
Consumers who want to get mechanical upgrades can get the performance package for Z07. When you get the upgrade, you will have your 2011 Z06 pimped with all the chassis upgrades and the new wheels.
Another carbon package for your regular Z06 is the CFZ Z06 which will give it carbon fiber rockers, roof panel, splitter, and spoiler (by the way, word on the street is that Hertz is planning to use some of these carbon fiber items on their next-gen Corvette ZHZ Convertible). You can get these with or without the Z07 package.
The Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition upgrades will be rolling out this summer. By the way, there will only be two colors for this setup, you can get Supersonic Blue or Inferno Orange.
The recent SEMA auto show displayed great Camaro concepts. Chevrolet may have taken the spotlight as they took off the covers of five tuned Camaro showcasing the full range of medications that can be done with the car.
The Chevrolet Camaro concepts are radical but what is nice about them is that the car maker kept everything feasible and realistic so they can be seen in production units. Most of the accessories and modifications can be ordered through dealerships for installation. This move allows owners to personalize their ride with the charges rolled into the cost of the vehicle.
Here’s the Camaro line up at SEMA:
- Jay Leno Camaro – this one has the turborcharged version of the V-6 3.6L engine which comes standard for the LT and LS models. The force-fed engine boasts of 425 horsepower.
- Camaro Synergy – The Synergy employs a special green paint that will be offered through a special edition by mid 2010. It also comes with a 21-inch rim, performance intake setup, and full bodykit.
- Camaro Chroma – What will magnet you to this car are the custom graphics that emphasizes how the ride can be customized depending on your personal taste and how everything can be done through a dealer of Chevrolet.
- Camaro Graphics and Camaro Dusk – Both cars display extensive graphic details which are aimed at getting feedback from Chevy fans for its potential production.
Chevrolet also displayed the Silverado ZR2 concept and the 2010 Corvette Grand Sport in full accessories.
Since the Chevrolet 2010 Camaro went on sale, the list of orders has stretched to 25,000 units of which only half have been delivered. The demand for the car seems to be ironic with the current drop of overall sales in the auto industry.
A 2010 Camaro leaves dealerships in a matter of a few days with a smiling new owner behind the wheels. The high demand also causes the going on price to be $500 over the tag price. No one is complaining and unlike other cars in the market, the Camaro does not have to go with some cash back guarantee or any incentives.
If critics are looking for a good decision GM made, it may well be the production of this old muscle car. The Camaro is hitting the top of the charts.
Consumers can choose from a range of available 2010 Camaro in the market today. The entry level unit has a V6 power plant beneath its hood. There is also an LT midrange option, and a V8 SS models with a displacement of 6.2L.
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Small, fuel-efficient cars may be the current trend in Europe but manufacturers do not turn their heads away from a market which goes for performance vehicles. One of the hottest selling cars in America today will be crossing the waters and captivate Europe. The muscle car Chevrolet Camaro will be in European dealerships by 2010.
The details of the Camaro release in Europe have not been revealed to the public yet. The plan of bringing in the performance car to Europe has made some experts think if the Chevrolet badge will be used since it is linked to budget cars across Europe.
Chevrolet however reveals that they are planning to expand their range of products in Europe. According to insiders the American car manufacturer plans to double its European fleet by 2012.
Car industry experts are also looking into the high demand of the Chevrolet Camaro in the United States. They are worrying that there could be a supply shortage in case the Camaro will be shared with the European market.
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Chevrolet announced plans to update their whole line for the 2010 models of the Corvette brand. The changes will affect the entry level Corvette to the ZR1 supercar.
Corvette will be releasing the Grand Sport Model which will have a suspension system fit for the race tracks and wider body architecture. The Grand Sport Coupe is said to have a sticker price beginning at $55720 while the Grand Sport Convertible will require $59530.
The tag for the coupe increased by $6205 compared to the 2009 base model while the convertible is $5360 more expensive against the previous year’s release. Corvette owners say though that it is worth all the money.
The Grand Sport line can race from 0 to 60 in a matter of 4 seconds. Handling issues from the Z51 has also been improved with new gearing, stabilizer bars, spring configurations, revised shock absorbers, and wider rims and tires.
The LS3 engine is 0.2 second faster than the 2009 model’s performance. Consumers also have an option to upgrade the exhaust system to two modes which can boost the power from 430 horsepower to an impressive 436 hp. The torque will also be improved from 424 to 428 lb-ft.
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After the momentous release of the Corvette ZR1 and the Competition Sport, Chevrolet has unveiled a new addition their family, the Corvette GT1 Championship Edition.
This Corvette edition will be available in three models, a convertible, a coupe and Z06. All are to commemorate the finale of the Corvette C6.R team’s partaking in the GT1 class of Le Mans and ALMS.
The model road cars will begin its processing by spring. They will be released in a yellow base with black accentuation, or a black base with yellow accentuation. The design of the car is crafted with the “Jake” Corvette Racing logo. On the lower portion of the car it will display the racing team’s triumphs.
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The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS comes packed with a power plant that can boot up to 400 or 426 horsepower depending on the transmission coupled with it.
Some people just cannot be simply satisfied and ask for more. Tuners like Hennessey Engineering based in Houston enters the picture if voids should be filled.
The auto craftsmen of Hennessey came up with the HPE550 Camaro. The formula comes into reality with the bolting of a supercharger from Magnuson/Hennessey plus a stainless Corsa exhaust system to the LS3 V8 of General Motors. The set up boosts the output of the engine to 562 horsepower with a torque of 557 lb-ft revving at 4200 rpm.
The configuration done by the Hennessey team brings the Camaro from zero to sixty miles per hour in just 3.9 seconds. The stock production version of the Camaro SS hits the mark in 5.0 seconds.
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