Don’t Stuff Breast Implants Into Your Turbocharger
The holiday season afforded us enough time to go down the YouTube rabbit hole, and we chanced upon this gem of a video from auto enthusiast and all-around nut Cleetus McFarland.
Apparently, McFarland — real name Garrett Mitchell — had enough spare time of his own to find out if a turbocharger is as good at slicing and dicing random objects as it is in increasing an engine’s output. The experiment of sorts is comical but no less entertaining. It features a banana, a twinky, and a pair of breast implants sourced from — where else? — eBay.
Here’s What’s New In the 2021 Chevy C8 Corvette
The C8-generation Chevrolet Corvette was off to a rough start due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The production shut down not only delayed deliveries, but also shortened the 2020 model year run and postponed upcoming versions of the sports car. But the factory is now back to full throttle and Chevrolet is rolling out 2021 model year cars. The good news is that they come with a few upgrades.
The Chevy Camaro, As We Know It, Hangs In The Balance
Carmakers are nothing else but businesses and when a product isn’t generating the expected sales levels, it’s a likely candidate for axing. SUVs and crossovers have already punched sedans in the gut and it looks like they’re about to claim the Chevrolet Camaro.
Corvette Racing Program Manager Doug Fehan Steps Down - Are Big Changes Coming?
Doug Fehan, the long-standing Program Manager that has masterminded all of Corvette Racing’s successes ever since the factory-backed team made its debut all the way back in 1999, has parted ways with GM fresh off the heels of one of Corvette Racing’s best seasons to date.
The news came shortly after Oshkosh made it official that it had purchased Pratt & Miller, the company responsible for the building of all of Corvette Racing’s cars. Do these developments suggest that the writing is on the wall for the oldest American racing program that’s still active or will we see Corvette Racing change its focus in the not too distant future? Read on to find out more about the latest puzzle that sports car racing has thrown at us in recent days.
Stacking the C7 Corvette Against the C8 - It’s Not What You Think
The Chevrolet Corvette C8 doesn’t just represent a big leap in the way the sports car is presented. It also represents a change in a philosophy that has remained in place for almost 70 years and across seven generations worth of Corvette models. The C8 isn’t just a successor to the C7, at least not in the traditional sense. It’s a different model altogether. There are shared roots, sure, but the Corvette that we knew before was wiped clean when Chevrolet introduced the first-ever mid-engine Corvette last year. The jury is still out on whether that’s a good or bad thing, but the folks over at Everyday Driver laid everything out neatly, comparing the Corvette C7 with its successor in several different ways and measurements. The episode lasts 20 minutes long, but it is 20 minutes spent wisely. Find time to watch it, and perhaps you might find a greater appreciation for how the Corvette has evolved to become what it is today.
The Chevy Bolt EUV Is Starting to Look Attractive With All This Fresh Technology
Launched in 2016, the Chevrolet Bolt has led GM’s assault on the electric car market in recent years. The subcompact hatchback is about to be joined by a second Bolt model, called the EUV. That’s short of Electric Utility Vehicle, because the Bolt EUV will be a crossover version of the Bolt EV.
In development since 2019, the Bolt EUV will go into production in 2021 and Chevrolet is already teasing the EV. Chevy’s latest video gives us our first glimpse at the interior.
This Company Will Turn Your Chevrolet Corvette C8 Into A Hot Supercar (Or Speedster)
Chevrolet finally took the mid-engined road with the Corvette for the eighth-generation, but the American two-door is not exactly a supercar. Upcoming versions might take the nameplate there in terms of performance, but the Corvette C8 looks a bit dull in the current configuration. If you’re happy with the platform and the naturally aspirated V-8, but you want a more exotic design, the folks over at ARES Design, a company founded by Dany Bahar, are here to help.
2020 Chevrolet K5 Blazer Electric Connect And Cruise
After unveiling the E-10 electric concept last year, Chevy has now unveiled a 1977 Blazer K5 electric concept for the SEMA show that previews the company’s crate powertrain future. For a company that didn’t seem to be as vested in electrification as other automakers until recently, this is a very big step. This concept also gives us a peek at the upcoming Electric Connect and Cruise package that’s expected to come sometime next year.
Cool Car For Sale: LS3-Powered 1970 Chevrolet K5 Blazer
The Chevrolet K5 Blazer was introduced in 1969 as a full-size SUV. The K5 was originally a short wheelbase truck, and the Blazer was based on it to take on the Ford Bronco and the Jeep CJ Series, in extension. The K5 Blazer was on the market for over 25 years before it was replaced by the Chevy Tahoe in 1995. But, the SUV still looks as timeless and handsome as it did back then.
Recently, a first-gen 1970 K5 Blazer arrived at Bring-a-Trailer. This particular example comes with a whole lot of changes, including plastic surgery and a heart transplant as part of a major refurbishment that took place four years ago. So, would it be fair to call it a modern-day K5 Blazer?
2021 Chevrolet Corvette - How We’d Spec It
2019 was a big year for the Chevrolet Corvette. After almost 70 years on the market with a front-engined layout, the iconic nameplate became a mid-engined vehicle, just like Zora-Arkus Duntov wanted back in the 1960s. The C8-gen Corvette went into production for the 2020 model year, but the coronavirus pandemic forced Chevy to reduce factory output for a few months. Now, the Corvette C8 is available in the 2021 model year with small visual updates. You can now configure the 2021 Corvette Stingray online, and here’s how our ideal C8 would look like.
Screw The New Batmobile, We’re More Interested in Bruce Wayne’s 1963 Corvette Stingray Daily Driver
Batman may be driving a jet-powered Batmobile while fighting crime in Gotham City, but Bruce Wayne’s daily driver is actually a vintage Chevrolet Corvette. Robert Pattinson, the actor that will play Batman in the next iteration of the movie (The Batman), was spotted driving a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in Liverpool, England, where filming for the upcoming Batman movie is currently taking place.
Chevrolet Corvette C7 Z06 Champion by Callaway - The Ultimate Track-Focused C7
Callaway Cars has been modifying Chevrolet Corvettes for more than 30 years now. But what you might not know is that Callaway has also been building and racing Corvettes for 25 years, as well as importing them to European countries like Germany.
To celebrate a quarter century of doing that, Callaway Competition created the Champion Edition, a beefed-up Corvette that features many race-bred parts. But it’s not based on the current C8. If you’re a fan of the previous, front-engined C7, you’re in luck because the Champion Edition is an upgraded Corvette C7 Z06.
What is the Least Expensive Chevy?
Chevy has a robust lineup with the cheapest models being the Chevy Spark at $13,220 and the Chevy Sonic at $15,420. Both of these models are small hatchbacks suited for big-city life. If you’re a family person and want a Chevy car, your cheapest offering is the Chevy Cruze with a starting price of $17,995. The cheapest crossover\SUV offering from Chevy is the subcompact Trax at $21,300, which is matched in price by the larger, entry-level Colorado pickup truck.
What is the Sportiest Chevy?
The sportiest Chevy is, hands down, the Chevy Corvette. It’s available in a number of trim levels, including Grand Sport, Z06, and ZR1. Pricing for the Corvette ranges from $65,900 for the entry-level Grand Sport and can climb to beyond the $135,000 mark for the ZR1 packed full of optional extras. That ZR1 delivers 755 horsepower, can reach 60 mph in three-seconds flat, and tops out at 212 mph. The current-generation model is set to be replaced in 2020 by an all-new design that will see the Corvette transform into a mid-engine supercar. Needless to say, the Corvette will continue to be the sportiest Chevy for a long time to come.
What is the Most Popular Chevy?
In the automotive climate we live in today, it should come as no surprise that the Chevy Silverado is the brands best seller. In 2018, sales of the Silverado declined by 1.4-percent, and Chevy still sold 585,581 examples throughout the year. That’s barely more than half of its primary competition, the Ford F-Series, but it’s still Chevy’s bread and butter.
What is the Most Expensive Chevy?
The most expensive Chevy is the Corvette ZR1, and that’s not likely to change as Chevy transitions into selling the mid-engined C8 Corvette. Outside of performance offerings, its most expensive SUV is the Chevy Suburban with a $50,800 starting price and a fully equipped price that can approach the $80,000 mark. In terms of family cars, you’ll find the Chevy Impala is the most expensive with a starting price of $28,020, which can increase into $40,000 territory if you go crazy with option boxes.
What is the Fastest Chevy?
The fastest Chevy is, hands down, the Corvette ZR1 with a 60-mph sprint time of three-seconds flat and a top speed of 212 mph.
Are Chevys Reliable?
For 2019, J.D. Power ranked Chevy No. 4 in reliability out of 32 different automakers. The only brands that are considered more reliable are Lexus, Porsche, and Toyota. Sister brand Buick sits just below Chevy in the No. 5 spot. According to repair pal, Chevy models are rated 4 out of 5 in terms of reliability, which puts the brand above average. According to that outlet, the average cost of repair is $625 per year, $6 less than the average of $631. Frequency of unscheduled repairs is also low, with the average Chevy visiting a repair shop for unscheduled maintenance just 0.4 times per year. As far as severity is concerned, 13 percent of Chevys repaired each year are in for repairs that are considered urgent or serious.