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Everyone knows that the Chevrolet Corvette is offered in both a coupe and convertible version - quite usual body versions for a sports car. In the past few months, however, another body version has become famous: the shooting brake. While we are pretty sure Chevy will never offer a shooting brake Corvette, the guys over Callaway have developed such a model.

Even crazier is that, if the company will have enough orders for it, the new AeroWagon - as it is being called - will be put into production. Callaway is currently taking orders for the model and announced the modifications will cost about $15,000.

The car’s rear hatch will be made of carbon-fiber structural components, which were developed using Callaway’s proprietary Resin Transfer Molding process. This way it will be both lightweight and strong. Callaway also announced that its new model will exceed 200 mph, making us believe it will use something different than the standard 450-horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8 engine seen in the new Stingray.

Stay tuned to see if this kit actually makes its way into production!

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.

The other day at the Geneva Motor Show, Chevrolet unveiled the convertible version for the new Corvette Stingray. Unfortunately, the maker decided to only show us a series of images for the sports convertible, but no video.

Lucky for us though, YouTube user, Marchettino, was in Geneva and he shot some very nice frames of the new Stingray Convertible. Along with the convertible version, you will also see the new Stingray coupe version that made its European debut in Geneva.

Both models are powered by a 6.2-liter V-8 engine that delivers a estimated total of 450 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph will be made in less than four seconds and, since the convertible version received no structural reinforcements, both models share almost identical power-to-weight ratios.

Watch the video and see if the new Stingray looks better on the show’s floor that it does on the pictures released by GM.

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.

It looks like Chevy decided that the new Corvette Stingray is going to be a little bit expensive for its usual customers, so, starting in the 2015 model year, a "low-cost" Corvette is going to be added to its lineup. First details on this new version suggest it will drop the new Stingray badge and will use the name Corvette Coupe to distinguish itself.

The Stingray is powered by an all-new 6.2-liter V-8 engine, but this upcoming version is rumored to house the all-new, all-aluminum 5.3-liter V-8 engine – the same used in the new General Motor trucks, like the 2014 Sierra . This engine will likely produce just under 400 horsepower.

Many rumors pointed toward this less-expensive `Vette using a boosted V-6 engine, but GM just couldn’t get it to produce the fuel economy numbers that it needed.

Also, when compared to the Stingray version, this new coupe model will feature a different front fascia, front fender and rear diffuser to further distinguish it from the Stingray models.

Now keep in mind that “low cost” is a relative term and in this case, we are likely talking somewhere just shy of $50K.

We’ll keep our eyes on this model and bring you updates as they come up.

Update 3/4/2013: We have just created a rendering of the Corvette Coupe and you can see that we expect it to drop pretty much all of the cool features of the Stingray, including the hood scoop, rear heat extractors and the removable top.

Image Note: The above image is a TopSpeed rendering, not an official image of the 2014 Corvette Coupe..

Source: Motor Trend

The sixth-generation Corvette went into production in 2005 and since then a total of 215,100 units have been produced. Yesterday, February 28, 2013 at 8:04 a.m., the last 2013 Corvette came off the line at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant. The last unit produced was an exclusive Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition outfitted with the 60th Anniversary design package that adds an Arctic White exterior combined with a Blue Diamond leather-wrapped interior.

This special edition is powered by a 7.0-liter LS7 aluminum-block V-8 engine that delivers a total of 505 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. It sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds and can hit a top speed of 190 mph.

This last unit will be displayed alongside other historic General Motors vehicles at the GM Heritage Center in Warren, Michigan.

Now that the sixth-generation Corvette is out of production, GM workers have begun remodeling the plant for the production of the all-new 2014 Stingray .

Source: Corvette7
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

When a car goes from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds, being able to stop it in the right time is crucial. So it’s no wonder why high-performance sports cars like the new-generation Corvette come with braking systems specially designed to fit their needs.

The new Stingray will come with a set of high-performance brakes developed by Sanluis Rassini. This new system uses the industry’s first rotor with a ductile iron hat and gray iron brake plates. This combination allows for a weight saving of about 18 percent and it improves the braking system’s heat-management capabilities.

This special rotor uses an I-Beam extension design, and not a solid one like the majority of the brake systems. It is also the only composite rotor on the market that can accommodate a drum in hat, a rotor design in which the internal surface of the hat serves as a brake drum.

This new brake system will be part of the new Z51 Performance Package set to be put on sale this summer.

Click past the Jump to read SANLUIS Rassini’s Press Release

Chevrolet Captiva was brought onto the market in 2006 and since then, just one minor update was released in 2011. At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Chevy will unveil a second update for the SUV.

The revised Captiva will offer an updated front and rear look, with new LED taillights, angular chrome exhaust tips and a redesigned bumper. There will also be a lowered front bumper, new grille mesh and restyled fog lamps. Chevrolet will also offer a new set of 18-inch alloy wheels.

For the interior, Chevrolet will offer leather seats in fresh new colors, new fabrics and restyled trims in the instrument panel.

The list of standard features will include a dual-zone climate system, an ambient lighting package and heated rear seats.

Full details on the 2013 Chevrolet Captiva will be unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. We will update this review once we receive all of the information.

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!

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