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2018 - 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE

2018 - 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE

Could the most track-capable ZL1 to date replace the Z/28?

Unveiled for the 2017 model year, the sixth-generation Camaro ZL1 is by far the most impressive Camaro with forced-induction built to date. Powered by the the same LT4 engine introduced with the Corvette Z06, the latest ZL1 packs 650 horsepower, looks incredibly menacing, and costs a little more than $60,000, an amazing sticker given the performance. But, as incredible as it may sound, Chevrolet just managed to the make ZL1 even better by giving it the 1LE upgrade.

Previously available on the SS model, the 1LE package was made available for the V-6 version too for the sixth-generation Camaro. Now, Chevy devised a similar package for the ZL1 and claims that the supercharged 1LE is the most track-capable Camaro ever, meaning it should outgun the bonkers (and now discontinued) Z/28 too. These claims are backed by racing-based suspension and aero technologies, as well as exclusive Goodyear Eagle F1 tires, and a range of weight-saving measure. How powerful and fast is it? How much it cost? How does it compare to the Shelby GT350 and the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat? Read my review below to get all the answers.

Update 01/29/2019: Chevy has updated the Camaro ZL1 1LE for 2019. Check out the drivetrain section below for the full scoop.

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Car For Sale: 1993 Callaway C8 Camaro Six-speed with Only 1,135 Miles on the Clock

Car For Sale: 1993 Callaway C8 Camaro Six-speed with Only 1,135 Miles on the Clock

This 1993 Camaro Z28 is the development prototype for what would be the Callaway Camaro C8

Callaway is a long-time tuner of GM products although it focuses on Chevy cars, trucks and SUVs. The fourth-generation Camaro didn’t escape the clutches of Callaway, though, and this car is the prototype that toured all major auto shows in the mid-’90s and was on the cover of Motor Trend in 1994. It boasts a 404 horsepower, 6.3-liter, V-8.

The F-Body Camaro that debuted in 1992 was seen by Reeves Callaway’s company as a "lower cost platform than the Corvette with a larger market." As such, the American tuner and manufacturer debuted their own high-performance version in 1993. The ’SuperNatural Camaro’ kit was available with a variety of options in terms of both the body and performance-enhancing parts. The Camaros sent new from Chevy to Callaway built to the top specification right at their shop were known as C8s. Callaway also offered the ’SuperNatural’ kit for the C4 Corvette and, in the same vein, the Corvette delivered brand-new to Callaway and equipped with these mods are known as Callaway Corvette C6s.

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Interior Leaks, Drops Jaws

2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Interior Leaks, Drops Jaws

This ain’t your daddy’s ‘Vette

Not gonna lie - we were more than a little bummed to learn that Chevy wasn’t bringing the new mid-engined C8 Corvette to the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. Luckily, the new domestic exotic just got splashed all over the Internet thanks to fresh spy shots of its luxurious cockpit. Read on for all the goods.

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The Transformers Bumblebee Camaros Are Going Up for Auction, But There's a Catch

The Transformers Bumblebee Camaros Are Going Up for Auction, But There’s a Catch

You cannot take the Bumblebees for a spin and show-off to your friends

The Chevrolet Camaro has been an integral part of the Transformers series from the very beginning. To date, we have seen four Camaros and one Camaro Concept in the five movies that have been made. The yellow Chevy Camaros have served as the vehicle mode of the Autobot Bumblebee. Now, all four Bumblebee Camaros that have starred in the movie franchise will be auctioned in Scottsdale, Arizona later this month.

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'Zora' May Be The Mid-Engined Corvette's Moniker

’Zora’ May Be The Mid-Engined Corvette’s Moniker

This further solidifies the rumor of a mid-engined ‘Vette in the making

Last month, General Motors filed for the ‘Zora’ name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), claiming the name to "motor land vehicles, namely, automobiles.” Chevrolet is ‘refreshing’ this trademark, and not filing it for the first time as the name is historically associated with GM’s flagship sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette.

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2001 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 "C1" by Advanced Automotive Technologies

2001 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 "C1" by Advanced Automotive Technologies

The conversion is done well and we believe some will find the combo appealing

Putting an unapologetically retro body on a new car that isn’t the same size or has the same proportions as the original can result in some pretty ghastly cars. That’s not the case here with this 2001 Corvette C5, however. It was worked over by none other than Advanced Automotive Technologies (or ATT), and some might find its aesthetic quite pleasing.

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The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette to Debut In Summer 2019 At a Standalone Event

The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette to Debut In Summer 2019 At a Standalone Event

Suddenly GM thinks it can copy Ferrari and Lamborghini?

We’ve been waiting with bated breath to see Chevrolet’s new mid-engined C8 Corvette finally make its grand entrance on the public stage, but it looks like we’ll still need to wait a few more months before the big sheet pull.

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Cars That We Can't Wait to See in 2019

Cars That We Can’t Wait to See in 2019

There are so many that we just don’t know what to do

What does the future behold? There are countless future classics ready to slide out from under the sheets of which they’ve been covered, and it’s all set to happen in 2019. There will be new EVs, new muscle cars, and a complete evolution of luxury cars. One of America’s most loved sports cars, the Chevy Corvette, is set move into a mid-engine configuration - something that’s been in the works for decades. With that said, we have a lot to be excited for, and this is a list of the models that we just can’t wait any longer for.

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The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Is Delayed for Electrical Problems Yet It's Still Testing In Michigan

The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Is Delayed for Electrical Problems Yet It’s Still Testing In Michigan

Prototypes are back in the wild

We were all primed and ready to get every nitty gritty detail on the new mid-engined C8 Corvette in just a few weeks, as it was expected to debut at the Detroit Auto Show early next month. Unfortunately, it’s looking like that’s not gonna happen, as Chevy recently announced it wasn’t bringing anything new this time around. Apparently, the Bow Tie is struggling to sort out the new ‘Vette’s wiring. As such, C8 prototypes are once again popping up in the wild, as spotted in these recent Instagram posts.

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The Reasoning Behind the 2020 C8 Chevy Corvette's Delay is Stupid at Best

The Reasoning Behind the 2020 C8 Chevy Corvette’s Delay is Stupid at Best

Do the budget constraints have anything to do with this?

We recently learned that the Corvette C8 is going to miss the upcoming Detroit Auto Show in January 2019. According to GM Authority, anonymous sources have said that the automaker is delaying the mid-engined ‘Vette by six months after the engineers discovered a "major electrical issue" with the car. If true, this screw-up is quite embarrassing for the automaker.

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Is Chevy Afraid to Debut the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Next to the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500?

Is Chevy Afraid to Debut the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Next to the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500?

Or is there a bigger underlying issue with the ’Vette?

The moment we’ve all been waiting for isn’t around the corner. GM has made it official that the mid-engined, C8 Corvette won’t be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show. Ford will, however, launch the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500. Did Chevrolet chicken out at the last moment and tried to avoid direct comparisons with the GT500?

It sounds like an incredible hypothesis, but what if it’s true? Or what if Chevrolet actually encountered some other issues during the final tests of the C8 that pushed the American giant to delay the launch of, maybe, their most awaited product ever? In any case, the most bad-ass sixth-generation Mustang will be at NAIAS and Chevrolet will have no ’answer’ for it at their stand. This is interesting.

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2019 Genovation GXE Electric Chevy Corvette

2019 Genovation GXE Electric Chevy Corvette

An all-electric C7 Vette with supercar credentials

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.

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Chevy Says It's Not Bringing the 2020 C8 Corvette to the Detroit Auto Show

Chevy Says It’s Not Bringing the 2020 C8 Corvette to the Detroit Auto Show

You’ll have to ride the hype train a bit longer before the new ’Vette reveals itself

Were you expecting to see the mid-engine Corvette C8 at the Detroit Auto Show in January? Well, hold your breath no more because it’s not going to happen. When reached to comment about whether or not something will be unveiled at the 2019 North-American International Auto Show, GM stated that there’s nothing planned for the Chevrolet brand - something that’s leaving everyone frustrated.

The rumor mill’s been going and going at an unimaginable speed when it comes to the upcoming Corvette generation. It’s no wonder when you think that it’s been the wet dream of Zora Arkus-Duntov himself to see a mid-engine Corvette in showrooms and now it’s finally about to happen. But the unveiling won’t happen, as many were hoping, at the final Detroit Auto Show to be held in January. Instead, the only new car that will come from the whole GM stable should be Cadillac’s XT6 crossover. Not really something to cause a massive stir like the Corvette would have done.

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Check Out the New Logo On the Leaked 2020 Mid-Engine Chevy Corvette Key Fob

Check Out the New Logo On the Leaked 2020 Mid-Engine Chevy Corvette Key Fob

The patent application shows a 2020 model year too…

We’ve been chomping at the bit to get any and all details we can on the upcoming mid-engine Corvette C8 that’s slated to drop early next year, and now, we’re getting another piece of the puzzle as the C8’s key fob just leaked onto the web. Even more important that the leak is the fact that it has an all-new logo.

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The 9 Mid-Engine Corvette Concepts That Didn't Make it To Production

The 9 Mid-Engine Corvette Concepts That Didn’t Make it To Production

All of these prototypes paved the way for the upcoming C8

For over five decades we’ve been teased with various Corvette concepts displaying the idea that the engine should be moved from just in front of the cabin to behind the rear seats. While this idea might seem ludicrous to purists, we know that it will finally become a reality with the forthcoming C8. But there wouldn’t have been a C8 without all the prototypes that preceded it.

If everything we’ve seen and heard in the past couple of years regarding the 8th generation of the Chevrolet Corvette is true, and there’s little doubt about it, the C7 will become the final front-engined Corvette because the C8 is bound to have the engine where rivaling Lamborghinis and Ferraris have had it since forever - behind the front seats. A few camouflaged prototypes have been seen testing over the past few months and, while we aren’t sure about its name, we know that it’ll be based on a new platform and it will cost a whole lot more than the current model.

The best view we’ve got of the new Chevrolet sports car is of a mule testing at the Nurburgring-Nordschleife in Germany. It features a radically different design although some design cues from the current model, like the side air vents up front, remain. We don’t know what engine will power the new car, pundits reporting that a racing version seen testing at Road America might sport a V-6, and we might not get much more insight on it until next year’s Detroit Auto Show where, supposedly, Chevy will take the wraps off the new model. Until then, here’s a look at the plethora of prototypes that predated it.

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