New Info On the Chevy Silverado ZR2 Proves It Won’t Compete With the Ram 1500 TRX or Ford F-150 Raptor
Full-size performance off-road trucks are picking up heat lately and it has piqued the interest of truck manufacturers and aftermarket companies alike. There was just one significant production-truck – the Ford F-150 Raptor – in this niche until recently, but Ram joined the fray with the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX. We knew that Ram was working on the Raptor-killer even since it unveiled the TRX concept back in 2016, but there was also news about Chevy working on a product to take on these two.
However, Muscle Cars and Trucks has now reported that what we thought would be Chevy’s offering to the segment is just an off-road truck that won’t go up against the Raptor and the TRX.
The 2022 Chevy Corvette Z06 Will Have an Engine on Par With That of the Porsche 911 GT3
What if I told you that the 2022 Chevy C8 Corvette Z06 wasn’t going to feature a turbocharged engine? Would you be sad, depressed, or upset? Well, you shouldn’t be, because a new report claims exactly that and it’s very good news. A more potent turbocharged engine will be found in a model that sits above the Z06, but the Z06 will feature a free-breathing, 5.5-liter, flat-plane V-8. Why is this good news? Well, grab a coffee and let me explain.
(Almost) Official: The Chevy Camaro Is Living On Borrowed Time
At this point, you’ve probably heard the rumors that – despite the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger’s success – the Chevy Camaro is on the verge of being discontinued. We reported on this as early back as June 2019 when it was said that Chevy just couldn’t justify the Camaro’s existence. If anything we assumed that the name would live on, especially have GM broke the internet (in a bad way) by teasing a jacked-up electric car that looked painfully like the current-gen Camaro. Now a new report, one that quotes “multiple sources within GM,” says that the Camaro is on the verge of death, so what now?
New Details of the 2022 Chevy C8 Corvette Z06 Paint An Interesting Picture
Although production of the mid-engined Corvette C8 was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic, we learned that Chevrolet has big plans for the sports car, with Z06, ZR1, and Zora models underway. The Z06 is officially scheduled for 2022, and even though we don’t know if it will arrive on time, we just learned a few juicy details about it from our friends over at Muscle Cars and Trucks.
The Ford Raptor-Killing Chevy Silverado ZRX Could Have a Supercharged 6.2-liter V-8
It looks like the 2021 Ram Rebel TRX has woken everyone up. The Rebel TRX has garnered so much attention that the rivals have decided to take stock on where they stand in this niche. Now, it looks like GM has already started working towards building a Rebel TRX and F-150 Raptor killer.
According to TFLtruck, GM is allegedly working on a supercharged version of the 6.2-liter V-8 mill. This could be plonked under the hood of Chevy Silverado 1500’s off-road alter ego, the Silverado ZRX. This rumor is based on an anonymous tip received by the outlet, so we’d ask you to take it with a pinch of salt.
You Should Probably Skip Buying a 2021 Chevy C8 Corvette Too
Back in April, we learned that the convertible version of the Chevrolet Corvette C8 won’t see the light of day in 2020. With the plant at Bowling Green closed off due to the coronavirus pandemic, Chevrolet decided to skip the drop-top for the 2020 model year, delaying it for 2021. But now it seems that the Convertible might see an even longer delay, as the coupe model itself is also missing out on a big part of the 2021 model year. Chevy says that it will begin taking orders for the 2021 Corvette in late May, but we still don’t know when production will restart. May 18 is the latest target for that, but it could change depending on how the pandemic evolves.
The Chevy C8 Zora Corvette Due in 2025 With 1,000 Horsepower and an Attitude
Initially rumored to arrive a couple of years after the base C8 Corvette, the Zora is reportedly due to break cover in 2025. The range-topping Zora will follow new-generation models of the Z06, Grand Sport, and ZR1. The original plan was to introduce them starting with the 2022 model year, but the COVID-19 pandemic, which prompted GM to shut down its factories, will probably cause one-year delays for every model.
The Chevrolet C8 Corvette Convertible Has Been Delayed Until 2021
Chevrolet has already confirmed that the C8 Corvette will spawn a drop-top version, but it might not be available before the 2021 model year. Yes, you guessed it, it has to do with the COVID-19 pandemic and the fact that it forced GM to shut down production at its Bowling Green plant.
We Need This Chevrolet C8 Corvette Livery To Become Reality
Remember the Chevrolet Corvette C7.R? Silly question, of course you do. The race car was active on tracks around the world between 2014 and 2019 and it even managed to snatch a victory in the GTE Pro class at the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans.
In all fairness, what brought us here today is Abimelec Design’s recent rendering of a widebody C8 Corvette that looks ready to pick up where the C7.R left off.
With Production on Hold, New Details for the 2021 Chevy C8 Corvette Have Surfaced
Back in January, we explained that you need to have patience and understanding in regard to C8 Corvette production and deliveries. Not long after that, a GM-UAW strike led to a delay in the start of production. Months later, the COVID-19 pandemic grabbed the world by the short and curlies, and now GM has been forced to shut down the Bowling Green factory and put production of the C8 Corvette on hold. All this, despite the heavy demand for the C8 Corvette (part of which is derived from rumors that the 20021 model year would be more expensive). In late January, we also learned that Chevy was canceling some dealer allocations,, and now order books for the 2020 Corvette are completely closed. There could be a silver lining to all of this, though, as you can now order the 2021 model year C8 Corvette and, with it, comes some fresh standard equipment.
GM Just Teased an Electric Camaro And I Just Threw Up
In my book, GM is screwing up a lot of things, and this is coming from a guy that has been pretty loyal to the company’s various brands over the years. Now, it looks like GM is going to ruin the Camaro if what we’re seeing in this latest image turns out to be legitimate. With the Camaro set to be discontinued by 2023, it looks like GM might use the same body style, albeit on a raised, electric platform to combat the Ford Mach-E. Please, say it isn’t so.
The C8 Corvette Z06 Is Taking Aim at the Porsche 911 GT2 RS on the Track!
If you’re about tired of hearing news about the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette, well, this is only the beginning. We still have, at the very least, the C8 Corvette ZR1 and the C8 Corvette Z06, the latter of which is set to make its debut next and was just spotted sitting next to a 991-gen Porsche 911 GT2 RS – the proverbial best of the best on the track. What does this mean for the Corvette Z06?
New Details About the 2021 Chevy C8 Corvette Z06 Hint at a Massive Wing, Track-Focused Performance
Chevy has been quite busy since it debuted the 2020 C8 Corvette Stingray, and has introduced both the convertible and the C8.R in the short period that has passed. We’re still waiting on the ZR1, the first AWD Corvette, a couple of hybrid models (which could include the Zora ZR1, and the C8 Corvette Z06. We’re expecting the Z06 to be the next debut on the list, and now we’ve learned a little more about it, including the fact that it will feature a massive rear wing akin to that of the C8.R with one...eh… minor change.
The Chevy C8 Corvette ZR1 Will Be the First AWD Corvette and Will Offer Impressive Hybrid Horsepower
The C8-generation Corvette brought radical changes to the nameplate, but upcoming versions of the sports car will take things even further. We already learned that the new-generation Z06 will feature a twin-turbo V-8 for the first time, and it seems that the upcoming ZR1 will introduce electrification and all-wheel drive to the iconic Corvette nameplate. The latest rumor claims that the ZR1 will hit the road with no less than 900 horsepower.
2021 Chevrolet Colorado
Chevy has tasted great success with the Colorado in the past years. The pickup truck is one of the most popular offerings in the pickup truck segment currently. It has had its fair share of wars with the Toyota Tacoma, but it still holds a strong foot in the segment. The current-gen Colorado has been there for a long time, and finally, the company has decided to introduce the 2021 facelift. At the onset, the truck looks really fresh and will surely spice up things in the segment. But, will it be able to inch closer to the Japanese in terms of sales figures? Also, what about its cousin, the GMC Canyon?
Someone May Have Spotted the C8 Corvette Hybrid but We’re Not So Sure
The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette has yet to arrive in showrooms, but Chevrolet is already working on new versions of the mid-engined sports car. We’ve seen the race-spec C8.R being tested at Sebring, as well as new prototypes driven on public roads. The most recent C8 Corvette footage includes two cars that seem to be hybrids. Is Chevrolet electrifying the Z06 or the ZR1?
2021 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Z06
The 2021 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Z06 is an upcoming, higher performance version of the eighth-generation Corvette. The C8 Z06 will be the first model of its kind with a mid-engined layout and, much like its predecessor, it will slot between the regular C8 Stingray and the upcoming C8 ZR1. Rumors about the new-gen Z06 have been flying around for quite some time and we already know that it will have a more aggressive body and a more powerful engine. The latter will be twin-turbocharged and related to the mill in the race-spec C8.R. But let’s find out more about that in the speculative review below.
Screw the C8 Corvette Stingray - You Want the C8 Corvette Z06
Now that the 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette has been unveiled and is on its way to dealerships, everyone is wondering what the new-generation Z06 will bring to the table. Original rumors talked about a turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8, but it seems that Chevy will actually go with a different design. The new mill will be twin-turbocharged, a first for the nameplate, but it will be closely related to the engine in the race-spec Corvette C8.R and loosely based on a Cadillac unit. Let’s find out more about that below.
2021 Chevrolet Blazer XL
The Chevrolet Blazer XL is an upcoming variant of the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer. Introduced in 2018, the 2019 Blazer is a midsize crossover that revived the iconic nameplate after a 13-year absence and slots between the Equinox and the Traverse in the lineup. The Blazer XL is essentially a longer version of the standard SUV. Spotted testing with heavy camouflage on its body, the Blazer XL will likely debut in 2020.
Word has it that the longer Blazer was developed mainly for the Chinese market, where customers favor vehicles with longer wheelbases. But since the prototype was spotted in Germany, the Blazer XL might make it to Europe as well. South America is yet another growing market that will see the Blazer XL debut in 2020. Although this SUV is scheduled to cross the pond to the United States as well, the fact that it’s going to be built in China might be an issue for Chevy due to America’s import tariffs on Chinese products.
2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette ZR1
The 2021 Chevrolet C8 Corvette ZR1 is an upcoming high-performance version of the eighth-generation Corvette. Likely to debut toward the end of 2020, the Corvette ZR1 should become the range-topping version of the C8 Corvette lineup and sit above the upcoming Corvette Z06. Details are slim as of 2019, but the 2021 Corvette ZR1 should feature a more aggressive and more aerodynamic body, extra carbon-fiber, a V-8 with forced induction (it could even be a hybrid), and a beefed-up chassis packed with race-bred components.
Original rumors claimed that the ZR1 might feature a "Zora" badge in honor of former GM engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov, also known as the "father of the Corvette" and the man who experimented with mid-engined Corvette designs back in the day. It seems that this rumor might not become a reality, but the C8 ZR1 could be a massive departure from its predecessor thanks to a hybrid layout and all-wheel drive. Of course, this has yet to be confirmed, but Chevy did admit that the C8 Corvette was developed with electrification in mind. Let’s find out more about that in the review below.
Mark Your Calendars; Chevrolet Corvette C8 Convertible Set For Fall Unveiling
The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Convertible is arriving in the fall of 2020, putting to bed any and all questions about its timetable. The announcement came in the form of a video touting the arrival of the roofless version of the next-generation Corvette. The model, which also happens to be the first mid-engine convertible model in the long and illustrious history of the iconic nameplate, will be joined on-stage — or wherever the debut’s going to take place — by the 2020 Corvette C8.R race car, the successor to the award-winning C7.R grand tourer race car that has won 16 endurance races, including the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans. There’s no official date as to when both models will debut, but Chevrolet’s announcement of a Fall 2019 reveal means that we won’t have to wait long for the Corvette C8 Convertible and the Corvette C8.R race car to join the Corvette C8 Coupe in what is fast becoming a growing family of C8 Corvettes.
The First Rendering of the 2021 Chevy C8 Corvette ZR1 Has Us Anxious for the Future
Chevrolet says it has seriously enhanced every part of the new Corvette C8 Stingray’s performance repertoire - the car is considerably faster to sprint, but also sharper and more agile through the corners than the model it replaces. On paper, the regular C8 is probably about as quick as more potent versions of the old Corvette C7, so we’re really wondering what kind of bonkers numbers the ZR1 version of the C8 will provide.
Chevy Has Yet to Confirm a 2020 C8.R Race Car - Here’s Why You Should Still Expect One!
With the new 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette coming to dealerships, it’s safe to assume that GM will release a race-spec model soon. Chevy has yet to confirm that a C8.R model is underway, but we have quite a few reasons to believe that the race car is almost ready to debut.