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.

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!

It’s safe to say that major auto auctions like the recent one held by Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona are always a spectacle. It’s a playground for the rich auto enthusiasts to flex their financial muscles in an active bidding competition among their brethren to see who among them can scoop up their desired models.

Last weekend’s auction saw some pretty interesting models crossing the block and, while we’ve written about the final selling price generated by a number of the models being auctioned, we haven’t gone into detail on some of the more interesting vehicles auctioned off during the weekend-long event.

So we’re going to do this through a list because that’s generally how you can enumerate the models and have a rank for them based on what vehicle they are and how much interest they generated in the form of frenzied bids.

Check out our list of interesting auctioned cars at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale after the jump.

Chevrolet COPO Camaro Convertible

It’s only one of two COPO Camaro Convertible models in existence and the other one is sitting pretty at the GM Heritage Center so don’t bank on that hitting dealerships anytime soon.

So it’s pretty understandable that the COPO Camaro Convertible that hit the auction block at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale over the weekend fetched $400,000. The winning bid may be a surprise to some people, but in reality, it isn’t. Apart from the obvious exclusivity, this muscle car is also primed to perform, carrying a 327-cubic-inch engine and 4.0-liter supercharger that produces 550 horsepower.

Most importantly, proceeds from the sale of the COPO Camaro Convertible will go to the American Heart Association. We can’t imagine a better way to part with $400,000 than to use it to acquire a real two-off muscle car. He gets the car and the money he spent goes to a worthy charity that will undoubtedly have plenty of use for it.

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

It’s been rumored that the first production Corvette C7 Stingray will hit the auction block similar to what happened to the #001 SRT Viper about a year ago.

Now you can put all those rumors to rest because it’s been confirmed that General Motors will indeed auction off the first production model of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction this weekend.

As is always the case with an auction like this, proceeds from the Corvette Stingray auction will go to a worthy cause, which in this case will be to Detroit’s College for Creative Studies.

In addition to the all-new `Vette, Chevrolet’s auction list also includes the 2012 COPO Camaro Convertible , which we first saw at the 2012 SEMA Auto Show. Proceeds from that sale will go to the American Heart Association. Guy Fieri’s 2013 Corvette 427 Collector Edition will also be on hand, of which proceeds from the sale will go to the Guy Fieri Foundation.

Last but not least is the 2013 Camaro ZL1 Convertible and the proceeds of that sale will benefit Achilles International.

Most of you are likely waiting for Sunday to see the seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette in Detroit, but GM’s Japanese customers will have the chance to see a special-edition Camaro at the Tokyo Auto Salon. The new Camaro Giovanna Edition will be offered in V-6 versions priced at 4,990,000 YEN ($55,800 at the current exchange rates) and V-8 version with prices starting at 5,990,000 YEN ($67,000).

The updates on the exterior are minimal, but they update the look of the car pretty well, as GM adds in GT body striping, a custom fuel door with a “Giovanna Edition” logo, and SS and RS emblems on the front end. The car sits on a set of bespoke 20-inch alloy wheels.

For the interior, Chevrolet added special headrests and exclusive door sill plates with Giovanna Edition logos.

Full details will be unveiled during the car’s official debut in Tokyo and we’ll post them as soon as we get them.

In the latest episode of its "Ignition,” Motor Trend reviewed Chevrolet’s response to Ford Mustang Boss 302 – the Camaro SS 1LE . The car was tested by pro driver Randy Pobst at Willow Springs International Raceway to see how it tackles the track.

The result was pretty impressive as he names the car "the best handling Camaro ever." Not a surprising result, considering that over the SS version, the 1LE package adds an updated suspension, a set of 20-inch alloy wheels with stickier tires and performance brakes.

The Camaro 1LE is powered by a 6.2-liter LS3 V-8 engine that delivers a total of 426 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to an exclusive Tremec TR6060-MM6 six-speed manual transmission.

The model is on sale at a starting price of $37,035.

Watch the video and let us know what you think. Do you agree that the new 1LE indeed the best handling Camaro ever?


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