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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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2018 Ford Mustang Driven: No Horsing Around Here


-For the automaker teams that engineer, develop, and tweak the Chevrolet Camaro and the Ford Mustang, the pony-car war is a seemingly endless, seesawing conflagration conducted with an intensity bordering on religious fervor. The objectives are simple: outgun the opposition on the road and annihilate them on the sales front. When your side loses ground, which will inevitably happen, escalate the war with more power, better handling, additional features, and improved styling. READ MORE ››


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Tesla Model 3 Priced Around $35,000, Debuts In March 2016, Arrives In 2018

Tesla Motors stand at 2014 Detroit Auto ShowThe auto world is in Mild Freakout Mode over the soon-to-arrive Tesla Model X, but Tesla Motors isn’t content to rest on its buzzing laurels. Yesterday, the company — or rather, its CEO Elon Musk — wanted to remind Planet Earth that there’s another Tesla model in the works, and we’ll get our first glimpse of it next year. Model 3, our smaller…
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