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Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet Camaro

  The pony car wars are still in full force and the Chevrolet Camaro is on the forefront of every battle. The seasoned muscle car boasts a muscular exterior with sleek lines and a powerful engine mounted behind that familiar face. The rear-wheel drive Chevrolet Camaro is powered by a 3.6L V6 engine delivering 304hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, but the better choice is found in the 6.2L V8 engine cranking out 400/426hp and 410/420lb-ft of torque. These engines are mated to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

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The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro made its debut on live television on Live with Kelly & Michael. The debut happened ahead of the 2013 New York International Auto Show and was a surprise to many.

The new Camaro looks to have a more aggressively styled front end with its upper grille being a bit shorter than the outgoing model. The headlights also look a bit shorter to give it a more menacing look. On the hood, there is a large vent for extra cooling. The side profile and rear end look basically the same at first glance, but with redesigned tail lights and a slightly different spoiler.

The SS Camaro had no surprises under the hood, as it carries the same 426 horsepower 6.2-liter V-8 and the automatic version will likely remain detuned to 400 horsepower. It also features big Brembo brakes to help drag the muscle car to a halt quickly. The opening in the hood combines with an opening in the bottom of the car to allow air to flow freely through the engine compartment, keeping those ponies nice and cool.

The video also features the Jaguar F-Type , VW Golf GTI and the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stringray convertible. The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible was at the Geneva Motor Show and will make its North American Debut at the New York International Auto Show.

These all look like great cars, so this year’s New York International Auto Show is bound to be a great one.

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Chevrolet Performance announced today the availability of an NHRA-certified Camaro rolling chassis specially designed for drag racing. Customers will only get the painted body and chassis ready to be finished and they will have to add the engine, transmission and other drivetrain components. The price for the rolling chassis is $55,000 will be put on sale on March 28th, 2013.

If you are interested, Chevrolet can provide you with all the other components needed to finish your car: engine and air inlet system, engine mounts, engine controller and wire harness, exhaust headers, transmission and shifter assembly and driveshaft.

Customers can choose between a 350-cubic-inch engine that delivers a total of at 325 horsepower; a 396-cubic-inch engine with 375 horsepower, and a 427-cubic-inch engine delivering 425 horsepower. The engines offered in the COPO Camaro program are also available

The chassis will be offered with a roll cage, NHRA-approved racing chassis and suspension components. The models will be painted in Summit White and will feature a production Camaro hood and SS grille, production window glass, headlamps, taillights and more. On the interior, Chevrolet will add racing seats, a production-style instrument panel, steering wheel, racing switch panel, door panels, headliner and black carpeting.

Hit the jump to read the press release.

Back when Pontiac went the way of the dodo bird, we didn’t so much mourn the loss of the brand as much we did the finality of the Trans Am’s death. Sure, the Trans Am was gone following the 2002 model year – along with its cousin, the Camaro – but there was still a glimmer of hope for it to return, much like the Camaro has. Well, when GM finally boarded up the windows and doors at Pontiac in 2010, we laid the Trans Am name to rest.

We have seen many people attempt to turn the new-generation Camaro into Firebirds and Trans Ams, but none have really done the model’s heritage justice. The folks over at Trans Am Depot, on the other hand, have done rather well in converting the Camaro into something that at least somewhat resembles what the Trans Am would likely look like, if it existed today.

The Trans Am is available in three models, so far, and they include: 2012 7T7 Trans Am, 2013 6T9 Trans Am and 2013 Hurst Trans Am. These bad boys not only give the model its due attention, but they also punish the pavement better than Trans Ams of yesteryear with the 6T9 version punching out 1,100 horsepower. Simply amazing.

To help promote its models, Trans Am Depot has released a series of videos about the cars they offer. Above, you will see the promo video for the Trans Am lineup, which includes some shoddy acting, but the cars are sexy as hell and the women are, well… “nice.” The two videos after the jump are mini documentaries about the production of the cars.

All we can say is “wow!”

We gotta say, we haven’t laughed this hard in a long time.

Pepsi’s outrageously hilarious "Disguise" campaign has become a hit on the Interwebz, but this one, involving Jeff Gordon, has to be the funniest one of them all.

Disguised as "Mike," Gordon takes an unsuspecting Chevrolet salesman for quite the ride in a Chevrolet Camaro the latter probably wasn’t expecting. Gordon makes up the guise that he’s a dorky middle-aged man who drives a minivan and Steve, the salesman, buys it hook, line and sinker.

Gordon...or Mike...starts of the test drive pretending to not know how to handle the Camaro. But soon enough, he was blasting the muscle car around the vicinity prompting the shell-shocked Steve to actually fear for his life.

The salesman bought so bad that he threatened to call the cops after the test drive, forcing Gordon to reveal his true identity much to the surprise of Steve, who promptly asked the NASCAR driver if "they can do it again.”

A must-watch if you’re looking to get off your day on the right - and light - foot.

Until we will see the updated Chevrolet Camaro at the 2013 New York Auto Show, we will continue to take a look at the latest tuning kits. One that popped up today is by the German tuner, SchwabenFolia. The tuner based its kit on the Camaro SS and offers both exterior and performance upgrades.

Under the hood, the tuner installed a TVS2300 Magnuson supercharger that increased the 6.2-liter V-8 engine’s power up from the standard 405 to 525 horsepower. Next, the SS received new 20-inch wheels in a five-spoke design. Also installed was a coilover suspension kit by KW.

The exterior received an Anodized Blue foliation that’s combined with Black Brushed Steel on the roof, mirrors, hood and rear spoiler and matte white side pinstripes.

The only thing that we don’t really care for are those ugly LSD doors that are just not suitable for this spectacular muscle car.

Click past the jump to read SchwabenFolia’s press release


The 69 COPO Camaro units that Chevy built in 2012 sold like hot cakes, so the company decided to expand production by another 69 units. For the 2013 model year, the COPO Camaro receives a series of updates, like two all-new engines and a new manual transmission, plus a series of updates made to the exterior and the interior.

Thanks to these changes, the 2013 COPO Camaro will be become even more competitive as it is now eligible for a broader range of NHRA Stock Eliminator classes.

The 2013 COPO Camaro is priced at $86,000 - $3,000 less than the 2012 model year . On March 11, 2013 Chevrolet will start selecting its customers for the 2013 COPO Camaro factory drag-racing cars. As a reminder, more than 3,000 people showed interest in this special version, but only 69 have been selected.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2013 Chevrolet COPO Camaro.

On most highways there is a speed limit of between 55 and 75 mph, but Texas SH130 toll road near Austin, TX is known as the “fastest highway in America,” thanks to its 85 mph speed limit. This is where Hennessey decided to push itsZL1 HPE700 package to the limits.

Of course, this means far above the speed limit imposed by Texas legislators. The ZL1 managed to hit an impressive top speed of 203 mph, 118 mph above the posted limit. The HPE700 package uses a supercharger, camshaft upgrade and high-flow cylinder heads that increases the 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine’s output to an impressive 700 horsepower at 6,300 rpm - up from the standard 580 horsepower.

Please remember that this test was made on closed roads and with a professional driver behind the wheel of the ZL1, so please do not try this yourself!

It’s been a while since the Camaro ZL1 was last brought to our attention, but today the guys over Superior Auto Design announced a pretty cool aesthetic kit for the most powerful retail-sold Camaro . Of course, no upgrades were made under the hood, but with 550 horsepower, who needs more, right?

The package includes a redesigned front fascia and a new aluminum hood with raised carbon-fiber inserts and a new front splitter with larger air intakes for better brake cooling. For the hood, the tuner is also offering new air extractors with the center section made in satin-black carbon fiber.

Once the exterior upgrades were done, the tuner continued onto painting the car. The tuner opted for an elegant white combined with Gloss Blue Metallic custom stripes with carbon-fiber inserts running the entire length of the body.

Now that the work is completely done, this Camaro Zl1 is set to be shipped overseas.


When we thought we had seen it all, Chevy unveiled a rather strange Camaro Coupe at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show in order to promote DreamWorks’ new "Turbo" movie, which is set to arrive on July 19, 2013.

Since "Turbo" will be an animated movie, the new Camaro Turbo has been designed accordingly. It gets lower rockers and fender flares, a front splitter and rear diffuser and a GT concept rear wing spoiler. The concept is painted black with a vinyl chrome wrap, but there are numerous multicolor LED light insertions on the front and rear for an intriguing halo effect. The concept sits on a set of huge wheels, sized 24-inches by 10-inches up front and 24-inches by 15-inches on the rear.

Under the hood, the V-8 engine has been tricked to deliver a monstrous 700 horsepower, thanks to the addition of a supercharger system and a new exhaust system with five-inch-diameter pipes.

Hit the jump to watch the "Turbo" trailer.

Source: Autoblog

We’re sure you’re tired of all the comparisons between the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang , but we have to admit this one is a little bit different. In the latest episode of “Head 2 head,” the guys over Motor Trend have put to test two track-bred versions of these long time enemies: the Camaro SS 1LE and a Ford Mustang GT Track Pack.

Of course, this is not the first time these two cars have been pit against each other, but this one is one of the most impressive we have ever seen. Behind the wheel, you will see Randy Pobst, who will put the two pony cars on the drag strip and the curviest track he could think of, Streets of Willow.

Watch the video and you will see everything you have ever dreamt about: drag races, hot laps and burnouts. Ford lovers, you may want to turn away for this one.

Let the arguing in the comments section begin!


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