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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 Chevrolet Traverse V-6 FWD: Mr. Popularity

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Most homeowners who’ve shopped for appliances will agree that finding a nice-looking, durable, and high-quality refrigerator for a decent price is a challenge, despite the plethora of options lining the aisles at the local big-box retailer. Likewise, those shopping three-row family crossovers are met with a similarly bewildering array of choices. The Chevrolet Traverse, which has been redesigned for 2018, has set itself up to be a go-to option for buyers in that segment. READ MORE ››


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2017 Chevrolet Camaro In-Depth Review: King of the Pony-Car Hill

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The Chevrolet Camaro is first and foremost a driver’s car. A phenomenal chassis and fantastic powertrains enable it to perform with cars more than twice its price—which is the reason it scored a spot on our annual 10Best Cars list. Available as a coupe or a convertible, the Chevy comes with the choice of a thrifty base turbocharged inline-four, a stout 335-hp V-6, or the vaunted 455-hp small-block V-8. All three can be had with either a standard six-speed manual or optional eight-speed automatic transmission. The 1LE package, which is available on both V-6 and V-8 Camaros, transforms the standard models into seriously capable track stars. A cramped cabin and tunnel-like outward visibility make the Camaro more difficult to live with than the Ford Mustang or the Dodge Challenger. But when it comes to going fast and having fun, the Camaro is second to none. READ MORE ››


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