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.

Now this is really something of an aftermarket build, now isn’t it?

If you’re a fan of the Gold Rush Rally, then you might be familiar with this geek-tastic, Tron-wrapped Chevrolet Camaro . If you’re not a fan of the Gold Rush Rally, then feast your eyes on a true one-of-a-kind build from some of the most creative aftermarket companies in the business.

Before we dive into this awesome Tron-inspired Camaro , the Gold Rush Rally is an international public display, and exotic and supercar rally. It’s scheduled to take place from June 8th to 15th and will run through numerous U.S. cities, including: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas, Memphis, St. Louis and Chicago.

If you live in any of those cities, you might want to keep an eye out for this turbocharged Camaro that has been dressed by Team Turbo Legacy with a Tron-inspired wrapped, using Knifeless tape in "Brushed Blue Steel" courtesy of 3M Commercial Graphics. Notice also the huge front spoiler and the red headlights, which make for an even more imposing muscle car.

While the exterior look is, without question, the most distinctive part about this program, this Camaro also has quite a performance upgrade under its hood. Courtesy of a pair of turbochargers, the Camaro’s output is bumped 750 horsepower.

Considering that a stock Camaro produces up to 426 horsepower from its 6.2-liter V-8 engine, we’d say that this Tron-inspired Camaro by SS Customs is one that’ll definitely catch a lot of people’s eyes – in more ways than one.

Dodge Challenger

SRT chief, Ralph Giles, isn’t the type to back down from a challenge. So when Chevrolet unveiled the track-focused Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 , nobody was surprised when Giles told Motor Trend that his brand "was preparing for an answer" to the Z/28.

So the onus now turns to Dodge’s resident muscle car, the Challenger, to pick up and answer the call. Giles didn’t go into specific details regarding what that "answer" was going to be, but there’s already speculation that a Challenger will be that steed and it will come with what folks expect to be a doozy of a powertrain.

As far as expectations are concerned, ours is that SRT will fit a modified version of its 6.4-liter Hemi V-8. You know, the one that currently produces 470 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. Add a couple of tweaks here and there and that output can easily be bumped up to around 500 horsepower, right around the same figure the Camaro Z/28 currently provides.

In addition to the more powerful engine, SRT could also make the Challenger lighter with the use of carbon-fiber parts to go with lighter suspension, bigger brakes and new track-focused wheels.

All this, of course, is a matter of conjecture. Yet we do know that SRT has something planned up its sleeve. Ralph Giles isn’t the type to double-talk, so when he says that an answer is coming, you can pretty much take that to the bank.

Source: Motor Trend

Remember back when the V-6 engine in the Camaro could barely move the neutered muscle car out of its own way? Well, if you had the “joy” of driving any of the early-model V-6 Camaros, you were likely rather surprised to see the new Camaro’s V-6 engine muscling out 323 horsepower. Well, a leaked image shows that GM is taking its V-6 engine to an all-new level.

That’s right, an image passed over to the guys and gals at Carscoops by a “GM insider,” shows a pilot brochure for the 2014 Camaro. In this brochure, it lists the V-6 engine at 354 horsepower – a 31-pony bump over 2013 – a 0-to-60 mph time of 6.2 seconds and an excellent 34 mpg highway. The latter represents a 4 mpg increase over the 2013 model year, which is mighty impressive to go along with the nice horsepower boost.

These are all unconfirmed reports from “insiders” that we don’t know personally, so we need to take this with a grain of salt. But, the above image sure does lend it a little credence to the report.

With this rumored bump in power, the revised body and the all-new Z/28 , Chevy is certainly making a huge push in the muscle-car realm.

Source: Carscoops
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Back in March 2012, a heavily modified Chevrolet Camaro managed to smash the record at the 2012 Texas Mile run with a an impressive top speed of 253.1 mph. This year, the car felt challenged when the Hennessey Ford GT set a new Texas Mile record of 267.6 mph.

It looks like the guys responsible for this mind-blowing 2,800- horsepower Camaro weren’t very happy with the results and wanted to see if their car can do better. The problem is that at an amazing speed of 240 mph, the driver lost control of his car and flipped end over end.

As a result, the Camaro was completely destroyed. Luckily for Joey Huneycutt - the driver of the Camaro - he only suffered minor injuries thanks to the modern safety features installed in the car.

We are not very sure if the Camaro will be brought back to life, but in these pictures it looks completely destroyed. Eh, who are we kidding? It’s toast. Hopefully, the guys have a video of the wreck; we are sure it is spectacular.

Source: CarBuzz
Posted on by David Hurth  

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.


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