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All-New, 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Exterior Explained

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2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS, red

While the all-new, 2016 Chevrolet Camaro doesn’t look that much different from the fifth-gen Camaro, its design does a great job at selling its tighter, leaner and more athletic architecture. Chevrolet has released a new video in which Exterior Design Director Tom Peters explains some of the motivation behind the sixth-gen Camaro’s exterior.

First off, Peters says Chevrolet’s objective at the beginning of the program was to take the wonderful elements of the previous Camaro and enhance it to an “incredible level” in terms of the car’s stance and overall dimensions.

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The 2016 Camaro undoubtedly comes off as a more refined, sophisticated and even more muscular, despite being less gaudy. One of the areas that Peters team put a huge amount of emphasis on is taking full advantage of the latest technology to make the design “pop”. Everything from the headlights to the exterior paint have been accentuated by advancements in technology.

Peters says:

“When you look at the overall statement, it creates a personality that is unlike any other vehicle — that is just pure Camaro.”

Among the most important functional features of the 2016 Camaro is how the aerodynamics is “beautifully” integrated into the overall design. In fact, it affects the aesthetics of the vehicles, working harmoniously with it to help deliver a truly optimized and stable performance machine in terms of downforce.

Elements like the front splitter, contoured hood surface and rear spoiler work together to achieve more balance on road and track than the previous Camaro.

From what you have seen so far of the all-new, 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, what do you think about its overall exterior design? Is it a hit or miss? Let us know in the comments below.

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2020 Chevy Corvette C8 First Drives Are Positive, It’s A Serious Supercar

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New, 2020 Chevy Corvette C8 Stingray, driving

It’s a serious supercar despite its bargain basement price.

The new C8 Chevrolet Corvette is the real deal, at least if the first drive impressions are anything to go by.

According to an aggregate of automotive outlets that had the chance behind the wheel, the first-ever mind-engine Corvette drives and feels like, well, a mid-engine supercar. You feel like your sitting at the center of the car.

The steering is also lighter than the C7 Corvette, and there is more connection between driver and front wheels.

The C8 Corvette is much more sophisticated and refined than any Corvette before it, striking an uncanny balance of comfort and sportiness between its various driving modes.

The interior, which received some criticism for its rather peculiar layout, is very well thought out. According to one outlet, the square steering wheels lets the driver see the entire gauge set without trouble, while the controversial long line of buttons that divides the driver and passenger is very ergonomic.

The same could be said about the infotainment touchscreen, which is ideally placed for utilization and can be controlled by a very stylish mode control mouse.

It feels like plane’s cockpit inside, and the leather quality, panel gaps and general ambiance, while not on par with the Ferrari and Porsche of this world, greatly exceed anything ever seen in a Corvette.

The 495 horsepower and 470 pound feet of torque produced by the 6.2-litre small-block V8 is enough to get the C8 up and going, but some reviewers didn’t find the exhaust note exciting enough for a car of such performance.

Overall, the C8 Corvette Stingray appears to be every bit the performance bargain we cracked it out to be, if not more so considering the leap in driving and handling sophistication, incredibly improved interior, and chassis refinement.

Did you think it would disappoint?

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Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Gets Slightly New Look For 2021

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2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

It now looks a lot more like the Silverado from the front.

Over 520,000 Colorado midsize pickups have been sold over the fives following the model’s re-introduction in the U.S. market. To keep it competitive with rivals like the Toyota Tacoma and Ford Ranger, Chevy has given it some updates for the 2021 model year.

The ZR2 package receives the biggest changes, gaining a new new flow-through grille inspired by the larger Silverado, with the world ‘Chevrolet’ spelled out across it.

Designers also moved the bowtie emblem to an asymmetrical position beside the driver-side headlight, while the tow hooks are finished in contrasting red paint.

As with the grille, the brand’s name is fully spelled out across the tailgate.

The 2021 Colorado ZR2 comes equipped with front and rear electronically locking differentials, Multimatic dampers, a 2.0-inch suspension lift, and 3.5-inch wider track relative to the standard Colorado, and multiple skid plates to protect its underbody.

The lesser Colorado WT, LT and Z71 trims all receive updated center bars, lower fascias and front skid plates.

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 makes its world debut at the 2019 SEMA show in Las Vegas.

Nearly a year ago, Chevrolet Performance Engineering teamed up with Multimatic and Hall Racing to develop 15 performance parts for the ZR2.

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2020 Corvette C8.R Is Chevy’s First Mid-Engine GTLM Race Car

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8R Race Car

The race car will make its racing debut at the 2020 Rolex 24.

The automotive world anticipated a new Corvette Convertible would make its debut in early October, but few expected the 2020 Corvette C8.R race car to be unveiled alongside it.

The C8 Corvette is the first Corvette to have a mid-engine layout and a duel-clutch transmission, while the new Corvette Stingray Convertible is the first Corvette to have a power-folding retractable roof. In yet another first for the iconic nameplate, the Corvette C8.R is Chevy’s first mid-engine GTLM race car.

“The C8.R is much more than just a race-tuned version of the 2020 Corvette Stingray. It’s a culmination of many years of testing and development between GM Design, Propulsion, Engineering and the Corvette Racing team,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. vice president of Performance and Motorsports. “The collaboration between these teams has allowed us to take these vehicles’ performance to the next level, both on the street and the track.”

2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8R Race Car, driving

Unfortunately, aside from what we see, Chevy didn’t reveal much details about the race car. A massive diffuser dominates the rear, and there’s plenty of new aero features all around.

As for what breathes in the engine bay, there is a good chance its a version of the 6.2-liter V8 found in its predecessor, or possibly some variation of Cadillac’s Blackwing twin-turbo DOHC V8.

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R makes its racing debut at the 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

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