GM Greed: No Assistance To Aftermarket Tuners Trying to Crack Open the C8 Corvette
The Chevy C8 Corvette is officially one of the most un-tunable vehicles on the road today. It’s not because it’s already powerful enough or because mechanical engineering prevents it. And, the C8 can be tuned to some extent, such as throwing in a bolt-on supercharger, for example, or however this record-breaking C8 Corvette managed to reach 1,000 horsepower. But, in terms of conventional tuning, aka, ECU remapping, tuners are essentially out of luck and probably will be for some time to come unless someone manages to crack the code.
This LS-Powered 1966 Chevy Chevelle Rips 8-Second Quarter-Miles With Ease
If you went to your regional weekend car show, what would be the most popular mid-size muscle car you’d see there? You might probably answer, Chevelle, and there’s a reason for it. The Chevelle was one of Chevrolet’s most popular vehicles, and it was one of the best-selling cars of all time. To this day, it is still a model sought after by collectors & hot rodders.
This 1967 Chevy Impala Is Gorgeous and Period Correct, But It Comes At a Steep Cost
The Impala is one of the most popular sedans to have rolled out of Chevrolet’s factory. The sedan went on to live across ten generations, spanning over six decades, if you discount for a few years in between when the nameplate was inactive. Chevy tweaked the Impala heavily in its initial years. The fact that it was in its third generation in its third year of production is a testament to that.
But, the fourth-gen Impala, launched in 1965, took the success to the next level. It set an all-time industry annual sales record of more than one million units in the U.S. This makes it one of the most popular models of the car and highly sought-after today despite being available in plenty in the pre-worshipped market.
A period-correct 1967 Impala has come up for sale that looks exquisite and well-maintained. But, it comes at a steep price of $55,000. Does this interest you?
After Ford and Ram, Chevy Decides to Come up With an Off-Road-Ready Version of the Silverado Truck
Chevy is taking baby steps towards competing with the Ram 1500 and the Ford F-150 in the off-roading, performance truck department. Out of the Big Three, Chevy is the only one not to offer a full-fledged off-road model for the Silverado. Ford has the F-150 Raptor (and Raptor R V-8 in the works), whereas Ram has the 1500 TRX. While Chevy hasn’t come up with a standalone off-roading model yet, it has teased a new trim, something similar to what Ford does with the Tremor and Ram does with the 1500 Rebel. Chevy has plans to offer the Silverado in the ZR2 outfit that will give you the freedom to take your bowtie truck off the roads without much hesitation. Well, better late than never!
The Chevy Camaro Z28 Would Have Been a Brutal, Monster of a Car
When we saw the teaser of what looked like a Camaro-based Ford Mach-E competitor, we came right out and said it was time for the Chevy Camaro to die. In fact, that exact statement was based on the fact that Chevy can’t even justify the Camaro’s existence anymore. In late 2020, a new report said that Chevy was considering killing off the Camaro post-2023 when we would get a new-gen model, which was followed by news that the current model would run until 2026, making the current model some 10 years old when it will be retired. We don’t have any updates about that, but we’ve learned that previous rumors of the Camaro Z28’s cancellation are likely true, and a new report says it would have been a brutal beast.
You Will Have To Wait A Bit More For The Corvette C8 Z06
If you were waiting for the C8 Corvette, get ready to wait a bit more. The high-performance variant of the mid-engine Corvette was frequently spotted running tests, over the past year and was expected to hit the dealerships sometime in 2022. However, due to various setbacks, concerning the pandemic, demand for the regular C8 Corvette, and the shortage of materials have necessitated the delay of the Corvette Z06.
Emelia Hartford’s Record-Setting C8 Corvette Might Have a New Owner
Emelia Hartford and her C8 Corvette have been all over the internet lately. It started with breaking the record for the fastest C8 Corvette, then getting booted at the LS Fest for being too fast (car not complying with the safety norms for a sub-10-second car), and then breaking its own record yet again.
Such is the car’s craze that Emelia has received a handsome six-digit offer where she would walk out cash positive. Is it time for her to move on to bigger things now?
The World’s Fastest Chevy C8 Corvette Strikes Again and Breaks Its Own Record
Do you remember the world’s quickest Chevy C8 Corvette that was booted from the LS Fest last month for being too fast? Well, that car is now in its natural habitat and doing what it does best. This C8 Corvette had set a record earlier this year for being the quickest to quarter-mile, taking just 9.41 seconds. The owner of the car, Emelia Hartford, and her team were working on it to make it even quicker, and within three months, they’ve broken their own record. It is by the smallest of the margins, but hey, a record is still a record.
2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray IMSA GTLM Championship Edition
SVE Unveils the 700-Horsepower Yenko Silverado That Chevy Won’t Built
SVE has been associated with GM for a very long time. In over three decades, the aftermarket company has tuned over 65,000 vehicles. SVE made headlines when it revived the Syclone badge for Canyon-based 2019 and 2021 models.
The company even builds Silverado-based Yenko S/C editions. The company released an 800-horsepower version of the truck last year. Now, it has come up with a 710-horsepower iteration of this Yenko S/C called the California Edition. It will be available across the Silverado trim line and will be limited to just 50 examples.
That Moment Your Chevy C8 Corvette Is Too Fast For The Drag Strip
The ultimate purpose of racing on a drag strip is to see how quick and fast your car is. The quicker the car, the better it is. But, did you know that being too fast could get you kicked out of the drag strip? Well, the world’s fastest Chevy C8 Corvette was booted from the LS Fest because it was too fast. There’s more than meets the eye, but at the onset, this is exactly what happened.
The Story of the Chevy Corvair Rotting Away In the Darien Jungle
This is a Chevrolet Corvair, and it sits here, in the middle of the Darien jungle, less than a mile away from Panama’s border with Colombia. It’s been here for exactly 60 years, with trekkers brave enough to cross the inhospitable Darien Gap wondering what an American made, compact four-door sedan is doing rotting away between North and South America. Keep reading to find out how and why and how this particular red Corvair got into the jungle of Panama.
Chevy Was Caught Testing the C8 Corvette Z06’s Launch Control System
It has been some time since the C8 Corvette was launched. This means it’s time for the hotter C8 Corvette Z06 to arrive. Many test mules have been spotted in the past, and now we have another. What makes it better this time is that you can hear it rev to its 9,000-rpm redline. The Z06 was caught testing its launch control system at the company’s Proving Ground in Milford, Michigan. Is this what bliss sounds like?
This Chevy C-10 Mixes Dark Apocalyptic Looks With Extreme Aerodynamics
The Chevy C10, know in its senior years, has become the basis for a number of crazy custom projects from low-riders to extreme off-roaders. The thing is, though, that most of the examples of modified C10s in real life all the same outside of different paintjobs. This rendering, however, depicts something that goes beyond show car status.
This Is Your Chance To Win A 2020 Chevy Camaro ZL1 AND A Custom 1969 Camaro!
Do you fancy owning both a Chevy Camaro ZL1 and a custom 1969 Chevy Camaro? Then you need to enter this Dream Giveaway now for your chance to win both. If you donate just $3, you’ll get one ticket, but any donation of $25 or more will earn you bonus tickets and increase your odds. All proceeds go to veterans and children’s charities, and Dream Giveaway will even pay the $27,000 in taxes required for you to take delivery if you win! How’s’ that for cool? Want to know more about the cars and how the giveaway works? Keep reading!
Is It Closer Than We Think? Chevy Reportedly Starts Pre-Production of the C8 Corvette Z06
This 1959 Chevy Apache Work Truck Restomod Includes A V-8 Engine That Makes Over 500 Horses
American trucks from back in the day are some of the hottest restomod projects that aftermarket companies and individuals are taking up today. We generally see a lot of Ford F100s go through the restomod process, but here we have a truck that isn’t quite as popular. This is a 1959 Chevrolet Apache work truck that was part of the ‘Task Force’ series launched by the bowtie back in the 50s. The restomod includes putting the Apache on a new chassis, tossing in a V-8 engine, and fitting a four-wheel-drive system to make it a practical, daily driver work truck, as opposed to a pavement pickup like the yesteryear GMC Syclone.
Can the C8 Corvette Beat The Three-Row Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat On A Drag Strip?
Hennessey has been quite active on its YouTube page lately. The aftermarket company is planning to infuse its famed HPE1000 package into the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat. But, before the SUV went under the knife, Hennessey decided to race it stock with some other sports car. Recently, the company brought the Durango SRT Hellcat and the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 to the drag strip and raced them both. This time, it’s the family SUV versus the Chevy C8 Corvette. Can it make short work of the C8 ‘Vette?
Cadillac’s Old Twin-Turbo Blackwing Engine Might Live on in the Corvette Z06
It’s been a while since we’ve heard about the Chevy Corvette Z06, and a lot has changed since then. It’s still going to be an amazing machine, of course, but if previous rumors were true, then GM has drastically changed direction. So where is the Corvette Z06 going now? Well, if the latest reports are true, natural aspiration is still on the table, but the flat-plane crank V-8 is out. Even more important, however, is what Chevy is benchmarking the Z06 against, and it’s kind of hard to believe.
The 1999 Chevrolet Corvette Might Have Been the Best Performance Bargain Ever
Jay Leno’s Garage is a great place to learn about all kinds of cars. There’s a good reason for the 3 plus million subscribers to the YouTube channel. In the video, Jay Leno talks about one of his personal cars – a 1999 Chevrolet Corvette C5. Although there are three more generations after it, the car was the pinnacle of sports car technology at the time, especially for its price.
The Story of Turbo Titan - Chevy’s Long-Lost Gas Turbine Truck
With the latest and greatest in gas turbine engine technology, lateral pop-out headlights, and the weirdness of twin-dial steering, the Turbo Titan III was Chevrolet’s attempt at creating the truck of the future. But with Ford’s own Big Red promotional gas turbine truck already roaming the growing Interstate Highway system, what did Chevy bring new to the table of experimental big rigs?
Well, keep reading to find out how one of the coolest-named trucks ever made was built to revolutionize the way America hauled cargo around the country, how it came THIS CLOSE to becoming a series-production rig, and how it disappeared without a trace.
So let’s try to unravel the mystery and learn some new stuff along the way.
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.