2020 Hennessey Resurrection ZL1 1LE Camaro
John Hennessey is bringing some divine power to the 2019 SEMA Auto Show. The model is called the Hennessey Resurrection, but don’t confuse the perceived grace attached to its name. The Resurrection is a super-limited, take-no-prisoners, 1,200 horsepower Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 that can lay waste to any ill-fated automotive soul that gets in its way. Hennessey only plans to build 24 units of the Resurrection with each model priced at around $200,000. That’s right. If you want to be showered by the grace of the Resurrection, you need to pay up some serious cash for the opportunity. This is why it’s worth every penny.
1966 Chevrolet Ponderosa by Rtech Fabrications
We have covered plenty of customized trucks from famous tuners like Hennessey, Tuscany, SVE, Roush and the lot. But these were generally new-gen trucks with a lot of electrical and electronic shenanigans. Today, however, we’ve decided to cover a restomod operation by RTech Fabrications. The company basically works on 1967-1972 Chevy and GMC trucks, however, the vehicle in question is a 1966 Chevrolet K30 Crew Cab pickup truck that has been restored to all its glory. Oh, and the company has moniker’d it ‘Ponderosa’.
2019 Chevy Silverado by Callaway
Chevy has been selling the Silverado for decades now. Although the company keeps updating the product frequently, and it serves quite well for the general folks, it does not have enough to please enthusiasts. The Silverado has some real powerful trucks in the form of the heavy duty ones, but there is no truck that is ’fast’; not even in the light pickup category. Ram and Ford have that covered with the Rebel TRX and the F-150 Raptor, but Chevy lags behind here (no, I don’t count the Trail Boss as a fast one). So, it was imperative for an aftermarket manufacturer to take over the reins and offer customers what they are looking for, and, Callaway has taken that position.
2019 Genovation GXE Electric Chevy Corvette
Genovation GXE is an electric vehicle based on the C7-Gen Chevy Corvette with plenty of power as well as visual treatment to let onlookers know it’s something a bit special. Wraps officially came off the limited production version at the 2018 LA motor show, where we were informed of its strict 75-unit production cap as well as the fact that the company expects to deliver the first ones in mid-2019.
Now while Genovation rips out the Corvette’s V-8 and replaces it with two electric motors, the company leaves the stock transmission inside, and you can even choose whether it’s a manual or automatic. Exact performance numbers aren’t mentioned, but we are informed of the vehicle’s sub-3-second zero to sixty time.
Visually, the GXE does stand out among Corvettes, with its unique bumpers, rims, and LED strips that highlight some of its design features. You will definitely know something is up when one of these drives by, not only due to the extra exterior lighting but also because of its almost complete lack of noise as it moves along.
Its only slight problem is the fact that you are asked to part with $750,000 in exchange for one. And, while the sheer novelty of having a usable, more luxurious, custom, and fully electric Corvette it is going to be out of the reach of most enthusiasts, it’s important to remember that you can buy no fewer than six Corvette ZR1s for the same money. You know, just to put things into perspective.
Ringbrothers is a company “with an affinity for muscle cars,” as they say on the official website, which usually specializes in low, ground-hugging vehicles designed to go around corners very well. At this year’s edition of the SEMA show, however, they brought out their first off-roader, a tastefully restomodded Chevy K5 Blazer, based on the full-size model built from the early 1970s to the early 1990s; the Blazer they used is from 1971, and boy did they deliver...
The company sells many components they make themselves, and it seems this modded K5 got as many of them as they could fit on it. What resulted is probably one of the best looking modded off-roaders I’ve ever seen, which blends decent off-road capability with a head-turning look, strong performance courtesy of an LS3 swap, and some modern gadgets too.
If this is the Ringbrothers’ idea of an off-roader, then we ask them to make more of these, or start selling them as scale models, because I want one to put on my office desk.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado Goliath 6x6 by Hennessey
Hennessey has once again thrust itself into the spotlight with another mind-bending creation, called the Goliath. As the name suggests, Goliath isn’t a pee-wee muscle car with turbochargers stacked one on top of the other. It’s not even a demented supercar that can hit 300 mph. Goliath is what its name says it is. Goliath is a Chevrolet Silverado-based 6x6 monstrosity that can probably withstand the apocalypse if it arrived today.
2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 by Caravaggio Corvettes
Caravaggio Corvettes managed to reconnect the words luxury and Corvette one more time. As we all know, the latest Corvette is quite a car, especially in its high-end forms like the Z06 or the ZR1. However, even its best trim lacked the sophistication and luxurious layout that could be compared with anything similar from Europe. Caravaggio Corvettes, a Corvette modification company known for its specialized approach to customizing Corvettes, designed a new interior, garnished it with leather and other exclusive materials, then actually showcased two tricked out cars.
2019 Chevrolet Yenko Corvette by Specialty Vehicle Engineering
The Chevrolet Yenko Camaro holds a special place in the heart of drag-strip fanatics from the 1960s, in part because of Yenko Chevrolet, the Pennsylvania-based dealership owned by racer Don Yenko that turned production Camaros into go-faster track-spec monsters. Fast forward to this year, though, and the Yenko nameplate is being revived on another performance-focused Chevrolet by New Jersey-based Specialty Vehicle Engineering. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the Chevrolet Yenko Corvette.
2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 By Hennessey
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.
2018 Chevrolet Camaro SS Trans Am TA4-Spec Race Car
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?
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2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 The Exorcist by Hennessey
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.
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2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Daytona 500 Pace Car
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.
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2016 Chevrolet Camaro Supercharged 630 by Geiger Cars
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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2016 Trans Am SE Bandit Edition
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
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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2016 Chevrolet Camaro Eco Super Sport (ESS)
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.
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2016 Chevrolet Camaro SC610 By Callaway
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.
Just yesterday, I was driving across the bridge by GM’s Lansing assembly plant. As I looked towards the massive parking lot, I saw hundreds of brand new, 2016 Chevy Camaro’s sitting there, just waiting to be loaded up and shipped off to showrooms across the country. It was at that point that I realized that – outside of Chevy-built concepts like the 2016 Chevy Camaro SS Black Accent concept, Red Accent Concept, and the Performance Concept – we haven’t seen much in terms of modified 2016 Camaros.
I started looking at different tuning firms, and it was no surprise that Hennessey already offers upgrade packages for the 2016 Chevy Camaro SS. Currently there are two packages on the table to choose from, and like most Hennessey upgrades, they offer more in terms of power than they do physical appearance. Of course, you can’t fault Hennessey for that – the firm is about power, plus the Camaro SS is already quite stylish as it is.
The HPE600 upgrade is the lesser of the two upgrades, offering an extra 145 horsepower over the 455 horsepower output by the Camaro SS in stock form. The HPE650 upgrade offers even more, bringing that LT1 up by 195 horsepower. So, with that said, let’s take a deeper look at the Camaro SS by Hennessey.
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Fans of the Chevrolet Corvette have lamented, some rather loudly, that the current design of the Corvette is a mixed bag. On one hand, a lot of people appreciate the Corvette’s dramatic new front styling. On the other hand, the same group of people lament the sports car’s rear design, particularly those new taillights that have replaced the iconic round lights of previous Corvettes. So what’s an owner to do if he wants to have the best of both worlds? A certain “Crazy Cowboy” Dan from the Corvette forums is offering a headlight kit made up of the Corvette C7’s lighting configuration for the Corvette C6. Appropriately enough, the kit - or the Crazy Cowboy Dan’s Corvette - has been dubbed the “C67”.
The conversion is pretty unique even though it’s dedicated to a specific clientele of Corvette owners. It’s not often that a Corvette C6 owner can dramatically change the front section of his car with technology that’s currently being used by the existing Corvette C7. It’s the best of both worlds from that standpoint.
In any event, Cowboy Dan’s Corvette C67 does have a separate engine modification that can bring the output of the C6 Corvette to as much as 600 horsepower. That’s a significant improvement, even from the standards of the current generation Corvette. In effect, the Corvette C67 has the C7’s lights, the C6’s chassis, and a supercharged version of the LS2 V-8 engine that has enough power to burst off the block in the blink of an eye. For fans of the Corvette C6, it’s the best of two worlds.
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Chevy unveiled its newly redesigned, ninth-generation 2016 Malibu at the 2015 New York Auto Show earlier this year, and it certainly has some radical styling compared to previous models. It is, without a doubt, the best looking Malibu since the name was resurrected back in 1997. Now, with the SEMA Auto Show kicking off November 3rd, Chevy has previewed its Malibu Redline Series Concept.
When we first saw the new Malibu in NY, it was clear Chevy wanted to make it a more upscale model. The new Redline Series concept showcases a number of production and concept accessories that give the new Malibu an even more distinguished look. Chevy’s Director of Accessories and Performance Parts Marketing, Roger McCormack, said, “Chevrolet Accessories bring value and the added security of knowing the parts are designed, engineered, tested and backed by the same team that developed the vehicles.”
The SEMA Auto Show and other venues will be used to gauge the public’s reaction to the concept accessories, so not everything seen there will be available when the 2016 Malibu hits showroom floors, but all production accessories seen on the Redline Concept will be available at launch. The Redline Series package will be offered on other Chevy vehicles as well, including the Silverado, Colorado 1500, Trax, and the Camaro.
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With the 2015 SEMA Show just around the corner, Chevrolet has announced plans to introduce a line of Red Line Series concept vehicles — one of which is based on the redesigned, sixth-generation Camaro. Built to showcase a number of new accessories that will be available to customers as soon as the 2016 Camaro arrives in dealerships, the Camaro Red Line Series concept demonstrates the greater personalization that come with the new pony car.
As you may already know, the sixth-gen Camaro already benefits Chevy’s official Accessories and Performance components. By also gaining the accessories that come with the Red Line Series, the new muscle car will become the most customizable Camaro yet, which should be great news for Camaro enthusiasts.
“Chevrolet Accessories bring value and the added security of knowing the parts are designed, engineered, tested and backed by the same team that developed the vehicles,” said Roger McCormack, director of Chevrolet Accessories & Performance Parts Marketing.
The Red Line Series package will also be offered for the Malibu sedan, Trax crossover, and Colorado and Silverado 1500 pickup trucks.
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Tuner and performance parts manufacturer Callaway Cars has revealed details on its flagship 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 package, and it promises over 750 horsepower, an innovative new supercharger design, and even a factory-quality warranty.
Boasting widespread dealership support, Callaway sees itself less as an aftermarket-accessory maker and more of a one-stop high-performance provider. Originally founded in 1977, Callaway Cars has a long list of successful products, with both road-going sports cars and track-only racers on its resume. Just a few examples include the Sledgehammer Corvette, a twin-turbo kit for the Alfa Romeo GTV-6, a turbo kit for the Mazda Protégé and the race-winning 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Z06.R GT3.
The company provides engineering and manufacturing services, car design and development, carbon-fiber manufacturing and competition-ready vehicle solutions, which should mean any performance package it offers is top-shelf.
Such is the case with this C7 Z06 upgrade. But with so many outrageously overpowered muscle cars prowling the streets these days, what makes this one special?
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