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Chevrolet Teases New Corvette Z06

High-performance model due to debut at the Detroit Auto Show.

by on Dec.04, 2013

Chevrolet offers just a tease of the new 2015 Corvette Z06 debuting next month in Detroit.

Chevrolet will up the ante for sports car performance when it unveils the new 2014 Corvette Z06 at the Detroit Auto Show next month.

Regular readers might be scratching their heads and wondering about the name of the new supercar as rumors had been circulating in recent months suggesting that for the 2015 iteration Chevy would upgrade the name of the Corvette spin-off by redubbing it the Z07.

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Apparently not, and we’ll be looking to find out why when we meet with company officials in the coming weeks, but there’ll be a lot of other questions to ask about the 2015 Corvette Z06 including performance specifics.

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First Drive: 2013 Ford Shelby GT500

Is this the ultimate weapon in the Pony Car Wars?

by on Jun.18, 2012

The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 does a 662-hp burnout.

Ever since Chevrolet brought back the Camaro, a few years back, the pony car wars have turned into a real firefight.  Anyone who thought that we’re long past the gold are of the American muscle car just has to spend a little time behind the wheel of one of the latest offerings from Chevy, Chrysler or Ford.

The latter maker pretty much had the class pony car segment all to itself for a number of years, but Mustang has had a tough time since Camaro’s return.  Who says competition isn’t a wonderful thing?  Both makers – and Chrysler, with the Challenger – have made some amazing improvements lately.  As we discovered getting behind the wheel of Ford’s latest spin on the Mustang, the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500.

Ford’s ties to Shelby go back nearly half a century, the first Shelby Mustang proving that the little coupe approved by Lee Iacocca and company was more than just a sexy little poseur.  In recent years, we’ve seen the Shelby imprimatur on a series of impressive Mustangs, including one now coming out of the late Carroll Shelby’s own tuner shop near Las Vegas.

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Don’t confuse that customized Mustang with the one Ford is rolling off its own assembly line.  The Shelby American version is a low-volume offering that, for nearly as much as you’d pay for a Ferrari will get you a mind-boggling 950 horsepower – a reported 1,100 in track trim.  By comparison, the Ford Shelby GT500 will “only” churn out 662 horsepower and 631 lb-ft of torque.

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GM Bringing “Completely Different” Corvette to Market in 2013

Maker investing $131 million to prepare plant for launch.

by on May.05, 2011

The Grand Sport is the latest variant of the C6 Corvette .

General Motors has confirmed the next generation Corvette will roll out in about two years – and the maker’s top North American executive hints it will be “completely different” from the look of the current 2-seat sports car, which has undergone mostly evolutionary changes during its nearly six-decade history.

GM will invest $131 million in the Bowling Green Assembly plant to support production of the next generation Chevy sports car, adding about 250 jobs in the process.

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“This is a significant day for anyone who believes that America should build world-class, high-performance products,” said Mark Reuss, GM North America president. “Corvette has no domestic peer for performance and pedigree and stands alongside the world’s best supercars with almost 60 years of continuous heritage,” he added.

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