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2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 aims at the Boss 302

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 aims at the Boss 302

Apr 2 2013, 12:39pm CDT | by

Track day beast!

Although I've owned more Ford Mustangs any other vehicle in my life, I'm not really a Ford person. I like all kinds of vehicles, I just happen to like reasonably priced American muscle. There were...

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2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 aims at the Boss 302

Apr 2 2013, 12:39pm CDT | by

Track day beast!

Although I've owned more Ford Mustangs any other vehicle in my life, I'm not really a Ford person. I like all kinds of vehicles, I just happen to like reasonably priced American muscle. There were some things about the new Camaro but I didn't like which left me purchasing a Ford. I am very interested in the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.

This isn't like the Z/28 of the late 80s and 90s, this new Z/28 is a naturally aspirated American muscle car designed specifically for track day enthusiasts. Chevrolet calls this the ultimate track-capable Camaro. The vehicle uses a high revving dry-sump LS7 with carbon-ceramic brakes and fluid coolers specifically made for track work.

The only potential downside to this car is that it has a stripped-down interior that may make it uncomfortable for some drivers. The car is also light with a curb weight by 300 pounds less than other Camaros in the line and has a special tracking suspension and aerodynamic treatments. The engine produces 500 hp and 470 pound-foot of torque. Pricing is unannounced, but if those carbon ceramic brakes are standard you can bet this will be the most expensive Camaro in the line.

 
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Hyundai readying Juke rival with 'edgy, dynamic styling' for 2017

Jul 31 2014 4:08pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Crossover, Hyundai, Design/Style Love it or hate it, the Nissan Juke has drawn attention to itself and to its maker. Little wonder, then, that Hyundai wants to follow a similar formula. According to our compatriots over at Edmunds, Hyundai has a whole raft of new products in the works - as you'd expect from the world's fourth-largest automaker - including replacements for th ...
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2014 Chevrolet Spark CVT Tested: Quietly Picking Up the Pace

Jul 31 2014 3:51pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Although automakers such as Honda and Nissan have made significant strides in quelling the continuously variable transmission’s more annoying aspects—a tendency to cause engine drone droning and a disconnected sensation between said engine and the drive wheels—we’re still generally unimpressed with the technology. And we find in most cases that the promised real-world fuel economy promised by of CVTs doesn’t translate to the real world. But we ca ...
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GM also sheds parts from its pickups to boost payload ratings

Jul 31 2014 3:34pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Truck, Work, Chevrolet, Ford, GM, GMC, Specialty, Ram The row between Ford and Ram over who boasts the best-in-class tow rating for heavy duty pickups has revealed a number of things. Chief among them is a report that Ford removes items like the spare tire, jack, radio and center console from its vehicles in a bid to lower its base curb weight and therefore keep the truck's gross vehicle weight rating down. For those that need a refresher, GVWR is the vehicle ...
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Jeremy Clarkson Loves The Corvette Stingray

Jul 31 2014 2:49pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Anyone with two brain cells to rub together stopped taking Clarkson's car reviews seriously nearly a decade ago (maybe sooner). So when his review of the C7 Corvette Stingray popped up, I didn't even bother. And then I read it. And then I re-read it. And then I checked to make sure I wasn't inhabiting an alternate univ ...
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GM misses red flag from rental car canaries on fatal crashes

Jul 31 2014 11:34am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

More than seven years before General Motors began the biggest wave of auto recalls in history, an investigator for Vanguard Car Rental USA Inc. contacted the carmaker about a fatal rollover crash in California. A driver in a new Chevrolet Cobalt rented from Vanguard’s Alamo unit lost control on a warm, dry and clear day in September 2006. Traffic had been light, according to the police report. The sedan drifted across lanes, got caught in a gravel median and rolled over. The seat ...
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GM gives China 7-seat minivan, still won't offer MPV in US

Jul 31 2014 10:44am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Budget, Minivan/Van, China General Motors and its Chinese joint-venture partners, SAIC and Wuling, have announced a new seven-passenger minivan for the world's most populous country. Called the Baojun 730, the budget-minded people mover will be available in four trims (Standard, Comfort, Luxury and 1.8 Comfort) and with two available engines. The base mill is a 1.5- liter four-cylinder, which GM sa ...
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Chevy Cruze Diesel Sales: Mediocre At Best, So Far

Jul 31 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Honda Insight Reviews

The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel went on sale almost a year ago, the first diesel passenger car sold by General Motors in 28 years. Hopes were high for the Cruze with the European turbodiesel engine, which effectively competed with the long-established Volkswagen Jetta TDI, the only oth ...
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Outstanding auto loans total higher than ever

Jul 31 2014 8:05am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Car Buying, Earnings/Financials It looks like Americans are feeling more confident about borrowing money again, at least when it comes to their cars. Credit reporting giant Equifax has released its latest National Consumer Credit Trends Report, and the data suggests that auto lending is booming in 2014. The total amount of outstanding auto loans in the US amounted to $902.2 billion in the company's analysis. Not only was that a new record, it was also a 10-percent inc ...
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IIHS Tests Small Cars On Small Overlap: Volt Does OK, Leaf 'Struggles'

Jul 31 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: All Small Cars

One of the toughest crash tests a car can face is the new small-frontal-overlap, introduced by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in 2012. By crashing a vehicle so that only 25 percent of its front end contacts the barrier, far greater forces are transmitted through the car than in a typical offset crash test. The Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet ...
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What you missed on 7.30.14

Jul 30 2014 6:41pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Classics, Coupe, Hybrid, Sedan, Performance, Truck, Auctions, Chevrolet, Nissan, Rumormill, Electric, Diesel Nissan lets us sample a diesel Frontier prototype Hey. You. Yeah, you. Do you think Nissan should build a midsize pickup truck with a diesel engine? Yeah, so do we. And we just got the chance to drive just such a beast, though it's anything but a production model at this point. This particula ...
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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.

 

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