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2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1: We Get a 755-HP Thrill Ride around Willow Springs

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“We broke a lot of dynamometers testing this engine,” explained Jordan Lee, Chevrolet’s chief engineer for small-block engines, before handlers strapped us into the passenger seat of a 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 for a few laps of Willow Springs International Raceway. It’s understandable, because the engine to which Lee referred is the ultra-Vette’s supercharged LT5 V-8; its 755 horsepower cracked exhaust piping with its heat and decimated flex plates at General Motors’ engine-testing facility. It’s a common problem among blown V-8s making this much power, it seems—Dodge faced similar challenges developing the 840-hp supercharged Hemi V-8 for its Challenger Demon. READ MORE ››


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2019 Infiniti QX50: Crossover Proportions, Radical Propulsion

After two decades of development, amassing some 200 patents along the way, Infiniti is the first automaker to move the vaunted concept of a variable-compression-ratio engine out of the engineering labs and into production. The first of many Infiniti vehicles that this 2.0-liter VC-Turbo engine will power is the all-new 2019 QX50 compact crossover. READ MORE ››


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Something in the air: 2019 Infiniti QX50 crossover SUV revealed

2019 Infiniti QX50Infiniti needs a lot of “firsts” these days. The relatively nascent luxury brand may be looking for a new flagship with more technology, a defining sedan or crossover to shape the automaker’s mold going forward, or a new powertrain to cement its status as a forward-thinking, fuel efficient marque. We just didn’t expect all of the above to be…
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