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C7 ZR1 Corvette Rumors

The latest talk in the Corvette world is the rumor of the ZR1 and a dual overhead cam V8. Some high-resolution pictures have surfaced this week that show the ZR1 is in late development and may be coming soon. Photos and video have been taken on a prototype testing at the Nürburgring. Several obvious changes …

Chevrolet Corvette C7.R wins in Long Beach

In a bizarre last lap finish Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner won the GT Le Mans class at the Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix of Long Beach. This is the sixth victory for the team and Chevrolet in Long Beach in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The two C7.R Corvettes were running …

LSA Supercharger Issues

GM has identified a problem on the 6.2L Supercharged LSA Engine found in the Camaro ZL1 and Cadillac CTS-V. Reports show that a rattle may develop from a bearing on the main input shaft. The grease in the shaft bearing may become contaminated causing the bearing to overheat and fail. Leading up to this owners …

Z/28 GM Parts Restriction

GM has announced a restriction on over 40 specific parts found only on the new Z/28 Camaro. This has been done in an effort to prevent cloning. This will ensure protection of the vehicles brand and customers investment. Dealers replacing parts under warranty will be required to submit specific owners and vehicle information before any …

2015 Corvette Z06

Chevrolet has once again raised the bar in the performance car world with the debut of the 2015 Corvette Z06. Not to be confused with the 2015 Corvette Stingray, the Z06 is an entirely different animal. To set the record straight, the correct nomenclature is “Corvette Z06”. The term “Stingray” is for the standard C7 …

The All New Small Block Chevrolet

The Small Block Chevrolet as we know it started out in 1955 as a 265 cubic inch V8. In the past 59 years there have been substantial strides in technology, efficiency and durability. The latest debuts in the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. There are three all new EcoTec3 engines available on the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in …

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

Chevrolet has introduced the restyled 2014 Camaro. The long debated rumors of a Z/28 model have come true. This car is going to be an all out Performance Monster. Engineers have gone over every aspect of the GEN5 and have made some significant improvements. The revised exterior has been designed to increase aerodynamics for high-speed …

GM Reveals Three New Gen V EcoTec3 Engines

On December 13, 2012, GM revealed three new Gen V EcoTec3 engines. All three will be available in the 2014 Silverado/Sierra full size pickups. GM engineers have designed these engines to be used for the way customers use their trucks in the real world. All three engines feature direct fuel injection, cylinder deactivation and continuously variable …

Circuit of the Americas

Circuit of the Americas (COTA) is an all new state of the art motorsports and entertainment venue. It is located in Austin, Texas just 15 miles from downtown.  It is a purpose built facility designed to host the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix and the V8 Supercars events. The venue is expected to draw …

NASCAR 2012 Sprint Cup Championship

The race for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship was full of hi’s and lows. Jimmy Johnson came into Sundays race in second place just 20 points behind leader Brad Keselowski. Jimmy still had a chance to win the 2012 title. On lap 209 Johnson was running first and Keselowski in 24th.  Lap 213 Johnson pits …

Chevy Reveals GEN5 Small Block

The all new Chevy V8 will be designated as the LT1. It features direct fuel injection and reversed position of intake and exhaust valves. Early reports from GM say it will make over 450 horsepower. Final numbers when the 2014 Corvette is released. Specs released from GM: Engine type: 90-degree V-8 with overhead valves; continuous …

GM Reveals 2014 Corvette Emblem

The next generation Corvette is coming. GM has revealed the emblem that will represent the company’s flagship vehicle. Rumors and speculation about the C7 have been all over the performance world. Over the next few weeks GM will be releasing videos over the internet revealing more information. They can be seen here: http://www.chevrolet.com/one13thirteen.html There have been …

The History of the Chevrolet Bowtie

The Chevrolet Bowtie has been one of the World’s most recognized trademarks since 1913. Louis Chevrolet and William C. Durant founded Chevrolet on November 3, 1911. General Motors later acquired Chevrolet in 1918. The script logo was used from 1911 to 1914. It was known as the Type “C” or ‘Classic Six”. William C. Durant …

Dale Jr. Wins in Michigan!

Dale Earnhardt Jr. drove his Chevrolet into victory lane Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. This victory comes almost 4 years to the day since his last win. The win and the bonus points for leading the most laps has put him only 4 points behind overall points leader Matt Kenseth as they head to Sonoma …

2012 Camaro ZL1 New Model Features and Service Guide

Engine The Camaro ZL1 will be equipped with a 6.2-liter sixth-generation Eaton supercharged V8 engine (LSA) that is rated at 580 horsepower and 556 lb.-ft of torque and is available with the standard six-speed manual (MG9) or Hydra-Matic® 6L90 automatic transmission. This engine features an intercooled supercharger system and premium heat-resistant aluminum-alloy cylinder heads. It …

No. 48 Lowes Team Wins Pit Crew Challenge

CHARLOTTE, N.C.  The number 48 team of Hendrick Motorsports saved the best for last as they inched ahead of the number 11 Toyota from Joe Gibbs Racing to win the Pit Crew Challenge. The competition includes simultaneously changing front and rear tires, fueling and jacking four different cars, then pushing a team car across the …

First ZL1 Camaro in the 9’s

Livernois Motorsports is the first company to get the new ZL1 Camaro in the 9 second bracket.  The heavily modified engine has 707 rear wheel horsepower and 680 pound feet of torque. The car is still full weight, weighing in at 4295 with the driver. Here is a list of modifications done to get this …

Lizzy Musi’s Drag Car Takes Out Camera

21-year-old Lizzy Musi, daughter of veteran NHRA Champion, Pat Musi, is on her first year of drag racing. She is off to an impressive start for a rookie running a 4.34-second 170 MPH 1/8 mile run Friday at Bristol Dragway. Unfortunately, she ran into some bad luck when her car got loose and went airborne. …

ACDelco Launches Re-designed OE Oil Filter

ACDelco has announced a re-designed Original Equipment (OE) oil filter that offers ACDelco’s exclusive Duraguard® media in a smaller package. The new OE filter applications PF46E, PF47E, PF52E and PF61E will be installed in applicable new GM models. The new oil filter features: Increased efficiency and higher burst and collapse strength (Fig. 5, A) A …

NASCAR EFI Engines

Technology and NASCAR go hand-in-hand in the future of stock car racing. In 2012, the Cup Series has switched from 4 decades of carbureted engines to fuel injection. One of the major advantages electronic fuel injection has over a carburetor is the ability to adapt to a changing racing environment. Because NASCAR is always making …

Camaro 1LE Performance Track Package

The legendary 1LE option package will return to the 2013 Camaro. The 1LE performance package borrows production components from both the Camaro SS and upcoming Camaro ZL1 to deliver a competition and road course-ready package. For 2013, the 1LE package is offered only on 1SS and 2SS coupe models, featuring a 6.2L LS3 V-8, which …

SEMA to Purchase PRI

Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) announced the purchase of Performance Racing Industry (PRI) this week. The deal is set to be finalized at the end of March. This joins two of the industries largest trade shows. Each November in Las Vegas, SEMA represents the industry and people who make up the aftermarket auto parts business. …