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Video of the Day: Hennessey's 2017 Camaro ZL1 Exorcist Tops Out at 217 MPH

Video of the Day: Hennessey’s 2017 Camaro ZL1 Exorcist Tops Out at 217 MPH

1,000 horsepower gets this 4,100-pound car moving fast!

It’s been almost a year since Hennessey Performance debuted its Exorcist package for the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Originally billed as the ultimate competitor to the then-new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, the Exorcist was designed to out-power the 840-horse monster of a Mopar.

While the pair hasn’t officially met on the drag strip yet, Hennessey has just proved the Exorcist’s top speed on the mile-long straight at Continental Tire’s Uvalde Proving Grounds. Turns out, the extra 350 horsepower delivers more top-end speed. Who knew?

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Video of the Day: Watch Hennessey Turn a Stock 2018 Chevy Camaro ZL1 into the Exorcist!

Video of the Day: Watch Hennessey Turn a Stock 2018 Chevy Camaro ZL1 into the Exorcist!

This is how you turn an 840-horsepower beast into the devil’s muscle car

The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Exorcist came into our lives in April 2017. It packed ungodly amounts of power under its hood, allowing it to hit speeds that the devil himself would be proud of. The sinful beast comes to us by way of Hennessey. To give us an idea of how it came to life, the American tuner has released a time-lapse video chronicling the creation of the Exorcist from its not-so-humble Camaro ZL1 roots.

To be clear, the Camaro ZL1 is potent in it of itself. It comes with a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine that pumps out 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, allowing it to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in a tick over three seconds before hitting a top speed of 186 mph. Impressive, right?

Apparently, Hennessey shrugged its shoulders at the Camaro ZL1’s capabilities. Knowing it had something better to offer, the tuner decided to swap in a bigger supercharger compared to the stock unit. On top of that, Hennessey also installed a new camshaft, added long-tube headers, freed up the flow of air through the engine, and recalibrate the engine with some fancy computer work. The result is a car that saw its output increase to a demented 1,000 horsepower.

Turning a Camaro ZL1 into the Exorcist obviously takes time. That doesn’t appear to be the case in the time-lapse video, but judging by how many people came in and out of the shot and how many times the car was lifted, brought back to the ground, lifted again, and brought back down again, it’s safe to assume that the engineers over at Hennessey had their work cut out for them.

It all ends well, though, because the Camaro ZL1 Exorcist is madness personified.

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2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 By Hennessey

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 By Hennessey

When a 755-horsepower Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 just isn’t powerful enough

The Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is the fastest and most powerful Corvette ever created. It has 755 horsepower and 715 pound-feet of torque on tap, and when used to its potential, it’s capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in a staggering 2.6 seconds. These numbers are more than enough to leave people breathless, but one tuning company isn’t impressed. Not one bit, actually. Welcome, then, to the world of Hennessey, where 755-horsepower cars are shrugged off in favor of tuned versions of the same car, dialed up to as much as 1,200 horsepower.

There’s nothing surprising or shocking about this because we’re talking about Hennessey. This is the same outfit that gave birth to the mental Venom GT. It’s also the same company that served up an even more monstrous follow-up in the Venom F5. Oh, and we can’t forget about its tuning programs. There’s been a lot of them. But now, it’s the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1’s turn in the spotlight, and in true Hennessey fashion, it doesn’t disappoint. Not by a long shot.

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Hennessey is Ready to Tune the Hell Out of Your 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1

Hennessey is Ready to Tune the Hell Out of Your 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1

There are three programs to choose from. All of them are mental.

There’s something to be said for a Chevrolet Corvette that’s considered the fastest and most powerful of its kind that has ever been created. That’s the distinction the new Corvette ZR1 comes with. It has 755 horsepower and 715 pound-feet of torque at its disposal, allowing it to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.6 seconds. Those are impressive numbers, but not quite good enough for a company like Hennessey. The American tuning shop that’s responsible for some of the most extreme tuning programs in the business has developed not one, not two, but three programs for the Corvette ZR1, topping out with the HPE1200 kit. Care to venture a guess what the “1200” in that kit’s name means?

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2018 Chevrolet Camaro SS Trans Am TA4-Spec Race Car

2018 Chevrolet Camaro SS Trans Am TA4-Spec Race Car

Near-stock SS with ZL1 1LE parts

The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro arrived in 2015 with a redesigned exterior, new tech, and new engines and, in just a couple of years, it spawned many new versions. While the Z/28 has yet to make a comeback, Chevy introduced a new ZL1, and it revised the 1LE package for every variant available. In 2017, Chevy took things up a notch and combined the stock SS with upgrades found in the ZL1 1LE to create a very potent race car for the TA4 class of the Trans Am series. And, it brought it to the 2017 SEMA Show.

Although the SEMA Show is usually about modified road cars, the Camaro SS Trans Am TA4 feels at home in Las Vegas. That’s because unlike most race cars, it’s heavily based on the production Camaro SS coupe. This isn’t surprising, as the Trans Am series has been fielding production-based race cars since day one. And, there’s a very logical explanation as to why this track-only car was brought to SEMA.

Developed for Todd Napieralski, this race car was built in 2016 in cooperation with Chevrolet Performance and Total Performance Racing. Back then, the ZL1 1LE components were mostly concept parts, but since then they have been incorporated in the production Camaro ZL1 1LE and many are now available for purchase from Chevrolet Performance. That means that any race car enthusiast with a sixth-generation Camaro SS can use them to build a more competitive race car or even a TA4-spec Trans Am coupe. Pretty cool, huh?

Continue reading to learn more about the Chevrolet Camaro SS Trans Am TA4-Spec Race Car.

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How To Add 70 Percent More Power to A Chevy 454 V-8

How To Add 70 Percent More Power to A Chevy 454 V-8

It’s amazing what some bolt-on parts can do!

The guys over at Hot Rod magazine wanted to prove it’s possible to make big horsepower from a Chevrolet big-block V-8 lifted from a junk1986 motorhome. Why a motorhome? Well, they can be had stupidly cheap, not counting the extra work it takes to remove the engine and then dispose of the lifeless RV. What’s left, though, is a 454 cubic-inch big-block Chevy with huge potential. To find out just how much the 30-year-old behemoth could muster, they took it to Westech Performance’s dyno room.

Of course, the guys wanted to see what the old iron block had in her, so they ran a baseline test. They left all the original parts in place like the two-barrel carburetor and dilapidated ignition system. Only a set of dyno headers and an electric water pump were different. Surprisingly, the 454 laid down an impressive 330 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque. Naturally, the truck-based 454s were tuned for torque, so having nearly 500 pound-feet wasn’t a big surprise. But like any stock engine, there was tons of power left to be squeezed out.

Hot Rod decided to bolt up some typical speed parts. The old cast-iron cylinder heads and low-rise intake manifold were dumped in favor of some aluminum PowerOval 280 heads from Trick-Flow with upgraded valvetrain and a Summit single-plane intake manifold. The old camshaft came out, too, with a meatier hydraulic bump stick with 0.600 inches of lift taking its place. Topping the engine is a borrowed four-barrel Holley XP carburetor. The bill: $3,699.96 for all but the carb. The results: 567 horsepower and 537 pound-feet of torque on 89-octane pump gas! That represents a 70-percent increase in horsepower. That’s impressive! And remember, that’s all without touching the bottom end.

Best of all, this engine will make that power all day long without the threat of grenading under the stress of a turbo or supercharger. It’s 567 horsepower of usable, reliable, fun power that anybody on a budget can build. Now, that poses the question: what would you shoehorn this big-block Chevy into?

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This Tuner Built a 1,000-HP Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE!

This Tuner Built a 1,000-HP Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE!

And another 1LE is in the works

The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE is not your average pony car. It rolls off the showroom floor with a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 making 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque sent through massive 325/30-series rear tires specially built from Goodyear, and has carbon fiber aerodynamic body panels that provide 300 pounds of downforce at 150 mph. What’s more, Chevy is only building 750 examples a year. Still, that’s not enough for some folks. Enter: Redline Motorsports. This south Florida-based tuner just tweaked the ZL1 1LE to make 1,000 horsepower.

Redline Motorsports has been working with GM’s 6.2-liter LT4 since it debuted in the 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06, so getting big numbers from this block is old-hat. Dubbed Redline’s Phase 4 package, the tuner completely removed the LT4 from the Camaro for disassembly. A 2.9-liter Whipple supercharger replaces the stock 1.7-liter roots-style blower, while large-diameter long tube headers and a full three-inch exhaust system dump air out the back. A custom camshaft bumps an all-new valvetrain system with dual valve springs and roller rockers matched with titanium retainers, locks, and keepers. Even the exhaust valves are new, getting swapped with “extreme duty” components from Manley. New head bolts and upgraded gaskets keep the all-aluminum V-8 from exploding like a two-liter of Diet Coke filled with Mentos. Redline finishes off the build with a methanol injection system.

The results speak for themselves: a dyno run shows 875.7 horsepower and 888.3 pound-feet of torque at the rear wheels. Do the math on the parasitic drivetrain loses, and that equates to 1,000 horsepower at the flywheel.

Howard Tanner, CEO and head engine calibrator at Redline tells TopSpeed he and his team will be finalizing this Camaro ZL1 1LE at the drag strip. “We’re expecting the car to run in the high 9s at 142 mph. Of course, the ZL1 1LE is only available with a six-speed manual transmission, so nailing the launch will be critical.” Tanner also has a second ZL1 1LE in the works, with its owner set on standing-mile glory.

What do you think of this 1,000-horsepower Camaro ZL1 1LE? Let us know in the comments below.

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Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Makes Racing Debut At Best in the Desert

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Makes Racing Debut At Best in the Desert

Its race-spec parts might arrive on production ZR2s

The Chevy Colorado ZR2 will finally have a chance to prove its off-road chops in a sanctioned race this weekend. Chad Hall of Hall Racing will drive a moderately modified 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 in the General Tire “Vegas to Reno” portion of the Best in the Desert racing series. The 550-mile, off-road race will trek through the Nevada desert starting at Las Vegas on Friday, August 19 and end in Reno on Sunday morning. More than 350 vehicles will compete in what’s regarded as the longest and most grueling off-road race within American borders.

But even folks who aren’t into racing should like this news: Chevy is working with Hall Racing and will closely monitor the Colorado ZR2 and its array of custom parts. Should they perform well, they have a potential to get bolted to a future version of the Colorado ZR2. Russ O’Blenes, the director of GM’s Performance Variants, Parts and Motorsports division said, “The components being tested on this truck are ultimately intended to take the already-exceptional off-road capability of the Colorado to the next level. Racing them allows us to quickly understand their performance attributes and reliability in the extreme environment of off-road racing, ensuring the highest performing components for Colorado customers.”

So, what parts are custom and how much of this ZR2 is stock? Keep reading to find out.

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2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 The Exorcist by Hennessey

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 The Exorcist by Hennessey

Say your prayers, Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.

When a tuning company like Hennessey that’s at the top of its game, there aren’t a lot of places to go to when wanting to make an even bigger impression on the industry. But the American tuner seems to have done just that with its latest humdinger of a project. Is it a coincidence that this new turnkey masterpiece to come out of the tuner’s garage is called “The Exorcist?” I don’t think so since the Exorcist is all the things its name says it is. It’s all sorts of heavenly horsepower goodness, or as Hennessey claims, 1,000-horsepower’s worth.

This is the latest madness that Hennessey has come up with. It’s based on the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, a potent iteration of the Camaro line that already packs 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque on its own. None of those numbers matter though when you line it up against the Challenger SRT Demon and its 840-horsepower and 770-pound-feet of torque abilities. But that’s where Hennessey comes in, bringing all sorts of aftermarket equipment to give the Challenger SRT Demon something to really get nervous about. Ultimately, this is what the people who gave us the Venom GT came up with, and if you think The Exorcist is all bark and no bite, well, prepare to be proven wrong.

Continue after the jump to read more about the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 “The Exorcist” by Hennessey.

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Look Out Demons, The Exorcist is Coming!

Look Out Demons, The Exorcist is Coming!

Hennessey builds 1,000-horse Demon-killer Camaro ZL1

Talk about the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is dominating the interwebz these days thanks to Dodge’s long roll-out and weekly teasers. The ultra-high performance drag car is set to break records for a production car thanks to incredible engineering and pacifist corporate bean-counters. But the Demon may have met its match. The Texas performance house, Hennessey, just debuted a highly tuned 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 with 1,000 horsepower, drag slicks, and the most appropriate name ever crafted for a car. Meet The Exorcist!

That’s right, The Exorcist. Hennessey CEO and president John Hennessey says it will “leave the competition’s head spinning.” Clearly referencing pop culture, John is keenly aware what his Camaro is going up against. The Dodge Demon is rumored to have between 750 and 800 horsepower matched with 315-series, DOT-approved drag radial tires, an intercooler chilled by A/C refrigerant, Drag Mode, and several other never-before-seen performance parts on a production car.

Of course, the Hennessey Exorcist can’t claim its stock straight from General Motors. Quite the opposite, in fact, thanks to Hennessey’s installation of a larger supercharger and intercooler system, a more serious camshaft, long-tube headers, a high-flow air induction system, and a custom engine management calibration for the ECU.

Hennessey is claiming 1,000 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 966 pound-feet of torque at 4,400 from the Camaro ZL1’s 6.2-liter LT4 V-8. Testing by Hennessey shows the car hitting 60 mph in “under three seconds,” while the quarter-mile happens in “less than 10 seconds.” Official times have not been announced.

And while The Exorcist is not a factory option, Camaro customers can order the Hennessey upgrade through their local Chevy dealership. The parts and service come with a two-year/24,000-mile warranty. Customers can choose either the six-speed manual or 10-speed automatic version.

As for pricing, you’ll have to keep reading. Hennessey is offering several options, and we explain it all below.

Continue reading to learn more about The Exorcist.

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2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Daytona 500 Pace Car

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Daytona 500 Pace Car

The ZL1 was outfitted and put to work for the Daytona 500

The 2017 Daytona 500 has now come and gone, but the essence of the Chevy Camaro ZL1 pace car is still resonating after being driven by none other than Jeff Gordon, who has won the Daytona 500 in 1997, 1999, and 2005. There were a total of three pace cars on site, for the Daytona 500, all of which shared the same graphics. Based on the latest Camaro ZL1 design, each model was practically bone stock, save for the special graphics and Whelen LED safety lighting system. But, the ZL1 is a pretty special car in the Camaro lineup, so that’s okay – I mean, who can argue with a 6.2-liter, LT4, V-8 that’s paired with a new 10-speed automatic and magnetic ride control? Surely, the pace car was an absolute blast to drive around the track even if Gordon didn’t get all up in the action.

Can you imagine how hard it must have been not to just jump on it and take over Daytona? The new ZL1 is the most powerful, factory-built Camaro to date and it’s certainly ready to play with the big boys. But, there’s also something to be said for a man that has that kind of self-control, as I’m sure none of us here at TopSpeed could have restrained all that much. Anyway, let’s take a better look at the pace car and talk a little more about it.

Continue reading to learn more about the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Daytona 500 Pace Car.

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2016 Chevrolet Camaro Supercharged 630 by Geiger Cars

2016 Chevrolet Camaro Supercharged 630 by Geiger Cars

European tuner gets busy developing another tuning kit for the Chevy muscle car

Finding tuning programs for cars like the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro are easy in the U.S. You can actually find one pretty much wherever you go here. But it’s a different thing over in Europe. There aren’t that many tuners across the Atlantic that build kits for cars like the Chevrolet Camaro, let alone specialize in them. Fortunately though, Geiger Cars happens to be one of the few, and its latest aftermarket offering for the Chevy muscle car is as good an option to have for Camaro owners over there. You might even say that it’s better than most of what we can get here.

Don’t laugh because it’s true, or at least a part of it is true. Despite hailing from Germany, Geiger Cars has earned a reputation for being a masterclass tuner for American sports cars. It’s done kits for the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Corvette, Dodge Charger, and yes, even the Camaro. This new program follows in that path with a comprehensive list of upgrades to the exterior, interior, engine, and suspension of the muscle car. It even includes a new set of wheels, which in itself is a highlight of any Geiger Cars program.

We can minimize the abilities of Geiger Cars all we want knowing what options we have here at our disposal. But make no mistake, the German tuner has been in this business for a long time and it’s regarded as an authority when it comes to developing aftermarket programs for American performance cars. That’s a reputation Geiger Cars earned for all the years it’s been hustling in the European tuning scene.

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All-Electric Corvette Races To New Electric Land Speed Record

All-Electric Corvette Races To New Electric Land Speed Record

It only took five months for the Genovation GXE to shatter its own world record

The Genovation GXE all-electric Chevrolet Corvette made headlines in February 2016 when it set the top speed record for a street legal electric car when it shot to a top speed of 186.6 mph on the tarmac of the NASA Shuttle Landing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Impressive, right? Well, in a space of just five months, the Genovation EV Corvette laid waste to its “old” record by blasting to a top speed of 205.6 mph.

It’s only fitting that Genovation Cars took this quick to obliterate its own record. After all, the Maryland-based company promised back in February that more speed runs were planned in the future. It didn’t say when and where it was planning to do these runs, but as it turned out, it returned to the scene of its previous record-breaking run – the Kennedy Space Center – to tack on another 20 mph to its world record.

For those who may need a refresher on the record-breaking EV Corvette Z06, Genovation Cars achieved its incredible performance capabilities by ditching the sports car’s original 7.0-liter V-8 mill in favor of a a 44 kWh battery and a pair of electric motors. The result is an output of 600 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, which adds up to an extra 95 horsepower compared to the V-8’s output of 505 horses and 470 pound-feet of twist. The production C6 Corvette Z06 was capable of hitting a top speed of 198 mph so it’s impressive to see that an electrified version of the same car was able to to break the 200-mph barrier on its way to posting a supercar-like – and record-breaking – 205.6 mph.

Those who may be interested in owning a Genovation GXE should probably keep tabs on any announcements coming from Genovation Cars. In addition to its plan of making even more speed runs in the future, the company is also planning to bring the model to market in limited production. Unless something unforeseen happens, the company expects to begin taking pre-orders for the car in the next few months.

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2016 Trans Am SE Bandit Edition

2016 Trans Am SE Bandit Edition

The iconic "Smokey and the Bandit" Trans Am returns after 40 years

In less than two decades, the American automotive industry lost no fewer than three historic brands as of 2016. In 2001, Chrysler killed Plymouth after many years of slow sales and a lineup that rarely included more than three nameplates. Three years later, it was GM’s turn to shutdown Oldsmobile, a brand that celebrated more than 100 years on the market. In 2010, financial problems and restructuring efforts forced GM to discontinue Pontiac as well. Of the three brands that are no longer with us, Pontiac is arguably the one enthusiasts miss the most, especially when it comes to its affordable RWD coupes and the iconic GTO, Firebird, and Trans Am models. Fortunately, both the GTO and the Trans Am have returned to the market in 2011 thanks to Trans Am Depot.

For those who are not familiar with the brand, Trans Am Depot was formed in 2011, one year after Pontiac was axed, by brothers Tod and Scott Warmack, Jim Dowling, and graphic designer Kevin Morgan. The goal was to bring to life the vision of a modern day Trans Am, which the team succeeded in doing after securing exclusive rights to the "Trans Am" name. In 2012, Trans Am Depot forged a partnership with Hurst Performance and built the first-ever Trans Am with the iconic Hurst badge.

As of 2015, the shop converts restomods, restores classic cars, and more importantly, builds modern iterations of the Pontiac Trans Am and GTO from fifth-generation Camaros. The current lineup includes the 7T7 Trans Am, the 6T9 Judge, and the Hurst Judge, which are based on the original 1977 Trans Am and 1969 GTO Judge. At the 2016 New York Auto Show, Trans Am Depot unveiled its latest masterpiece, the Trans Am SE Bandit Edition. As the name suggests, it’s a modern interpretation of the 1977 Trans Am Special Edition that was featured in the Smokey and the Bandit film.

Limited to only 77 units, the Bandit Edition comes with all of the signature features of the original car and an endorsement from Burt Reynolds himself, the star of Smokey and the Bandit. Keep reading to find out what makes it special.

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2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 by BBM Motorsport

2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 by BBM Motorsport

Tuning kit gives Z06 improved looks and extra power

The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 really needs no introduction. As a souped up version of the Vette, the Z06 handles better and spits out more power than its standard counterpart. Oh, and it looks more aggressive too, thanks in part to a conscious effort from Corvette to make the car stand out. Mission accomplished, right? Well, it depends on who you ask, because a certain German tuner named BBM Motorsport clearly doesn’t think Chevy did as much to the Corvette Z06 as it could have.

That’s why the aftermarket company took it upon itself to do the job, dressing up the American sports car with a new aero kit to go along with modifications to the engine, exhaust, and wheels. The program itself doesn’t transform the Z06 into an all-conquering monster, but it does enough to change the way a prospective customer might look at it.

Considering how popular the Z06 is, programs like this, even if it doesn’t do an overhaul, could be the difference that makes the Z06 stand out. I personally think the high-powered Vette is awesome enough on its own, but I certainly won’t dismiss a tuner if it wants to make it more faster and more powerful.

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Callaway Cars Will Offer Corvette Shooting Brake By The End Of 2016

Callaway Cars Will Offer Corvette Shooting Brake By The End Of 2016

The C7 Corvette looks pretty good as a shooting brake.

If you’re someone who thought the C7 Corvette would look cool as a shooting brake, then boy do I have some good news for you. Callaway Cars has just announced a new shooting brake conversion kit for the C7 Corvette Coupe. I know what you might be thinking, but this isn’t a late April Fool’s joke. It is real, and Callaway is already taking orders with delivery and installation available in the last quarter of this year.

The conversion kit replaces the current hatch on the Corvette Coupe and functions in the same way, meaning it can be lifted to access the rear interior just like the stock hatch. Installation is said to be easily, and the whole process can also be reversed to install the original hatch with ease. The conversion kit is a one-piece unit that is made from carbon fiber and is delivered in a natural carbon fiber finish. Optional body coloring is available, so it can also be painted to match your current stock body color.

As you can see from the images, it gives the C7 Corvette a whole new look in the rear, and it’s quite sporty if you ask me. It should be noted, that because of the Corvettes overall design, it is impossible to add rear seats. So, if you were hoping to cram a couple of seats back there, you’re out of luck. Callaway has yet to release details as to how much cargo room will increase with the AeroWagen shooting brake hatch, but it did say that the increase will be “significant.” Performance specs for the C7 with the AeroWagen hatch have yet to be released as well, but Callaway predicts a “slight reduction in overall drag coefficient.” If you’re interested in the conversion kit, you can contact Callaway Cars at their website, or at 1-866-927-9400.

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2016 Chevrolet Camaro Eco Super Sport (ESS)

2016 Chevrolet Camaro Eco Super Sport (ESS)

A new Camaro that can travel up to 40 miles without using a drop of gasoline.

General Motors, the U.S. Department of Energy, and Argonne National Laboratory have been teamed up for some time now to host a competition known as EcoCAR that challenges teams from a number of North American Universities to make a specific vehicle more economical and better for the environment without sacrificing performance, overall usefulness of the vehicle, or consumer appeal. Back in 2008, the first EcoCAR challenge kicked off, in which teams worked with a Saturn Vue. The second challenge, known as EcoCAR 2: Plugging into the Future, ran from 2011 to 2014, with teams focused on modifying a Chevy Malibu. Now, EcoCAR3: Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition is underway, and it looks to be the best EcoCAR challenge so far.

The current challenge kicked off in 2014, and what makes it even better is for this competition, is the car in question is the Chevy Camaro. Like the previous challenges, the main goal is to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions. After nearly two years of work, the EcoEagle team from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has created the Chevy Camaro Eco Super Sport. The team has been working on the 2016 Camaro since December of 2015 and is ready to show up at the General Motors Desert Proving Ground in Yuma Arizona this coming May.

The Eco Super Sport Uses a combination of a gasoline powered engine, two electric motors, and a battery pack, and according to the most recent press release, is aimed as a competitor against the Tesla Model 3. That’s a pretty bold statement from a group of college engineering students. But before you judge, let’s take a closer look at the Eco Super Sport and see if it actually lives up to the hype.

Continue reading to learn more about the Chevrolet Camaro Eco Super Sport (ESS).

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2016 Chevrolet Camaro SC610 By Callaway

2016 Chevrolet Camaro SC610 By Callaway

Callaway bumps the new Camaro up to more than 600 horsepower

Callaway has a strong fascination with modifying Chevy vehicles, be it the Corvette, Camaro, or even pickups and SUVs like the Silverado and Tahoe. Some of the more notable cars include the 2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28 SC652, the 2014 Corvette Stingray GT3 by Callaway, and the 750 horsepower, 2016 Chevy Corvette Z06 by Callaway.

As was the case with the 2016 Z06, Callaway didn’t waste any time coming up with a tuner package for the 2016 Chevy Camaro. And, that is why I’m here to introduce you to the Callaway Camaro SC610 – that’s right Callaway already has a program to pump up the output on the brand-new Camaro. If you’re like me, the first thing you want to know is what Callaway did to achieve the power bump, and just how much it’s going to tax your wallet.

Of course, I’ll go over all the details of the upgrade, and we’ve even got a few good pictures too. So grab yourself a tasty beverage and prepare yourself for a nice gentle read as we take a journey down the page to see what makes this Camaro so special.

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