Tag archives for Aftermarket

Feature Flick: Chevy Monza Gets Supercharged With 5 Leafblowers

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On their Roadkill video trips, David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan are used to buying vehicles of questionable repute, and putting them to the test. By Roadkill standards, the Chevrolet Monza they bought in Ohio was a relative gem. Factory-equipped with a 305 V-8 and a four-speed manual, the disco-era fastback proved itself capable of burnouts ...

Feature Flick: Hot Rod Celebrates its 65th Anniversary with Homecoming 2013

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America’s love affair with the car goes back many years, and few publications are a better example of this than Hot Rod magazine. With a history that goes back to just after World War II, Hot Rod has featured hundreds, if not thousands of custom performance cars over the years. But rather than just sit ...

Hennessey Details 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Performance Kits

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Hennessey Performance has followed up on its original announcement and revealed details of four performance upgrade kits for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette. The options comprise two supercharger packages and a pair of twin-turbocharged setups. The standard 6.2-liter V-8 engine in the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette produces 455 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, or 460 hp and ...

Feature Flick: Coverage of Hot Rod Power Tour Starts This Week

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If you’ve been a close follower of the domestic performance scene for the last few decades, chances are you’ve heard of the Hot Rod Power Tour, a multi-state, multi-stage event approaching its 20th anniversary. Although this year’s event wrapped up a few weeks ago, the Motor Trend channel will bring you a full week of ...

Garage-Built GM LS-based V-12 Built for Airplane, Suburban, Next Bound for 280 Z

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Few have accused the GM LS-series third and fourth-generation small-block V-8s of being underpowered or not big enough. The engine’s near-universal ubiquity as the engine swap of choice for just about anything on four wheels (and some on two) is a testament to the engine’s popularity as a relatively compact and lightweight powerhouse. But for ...

Lingenfelter, Hurst Transform Camaros Into Modern Pontiac Trans Ams at SEMA 2012

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As much as car fans want the Pontiac Trans Am to be revived, that may never happen. Luckily, until GM revives the classic nameplate, we have the aftermarket to hold us over. Enter Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and the aptly named Trans Am Depot, both of which offer a take on the classic muscle car icon. Lingenfelter ...

Forgiato Unveils New “Winking” DiFalco Grille for 2012-2013 Chevrolet Camaro

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The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is one of the finest pieces of American muscle on the road, boasting such engineering feats as magnetorheological dampers and a 580-hp supercharged V-8 engine. Forgiato wants you to add one more engineering tweak to the mix: a grille featuring shuttered, LED-accented headlight covers. We acknowledge that there are people who will ...

SEMA Sedans: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Turbo and 2014 Chevrolet Impala Ready for SEMA

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The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Turbo and 2014 Chevrolet Impala are the latest vehicles set to become SEMA show stars. We’ve already seen images of the Chevrolet Spark, Sonic, and Cruze concepts heading to the show later this month, and now Chevrolet has revealed more about its SEMA show presence, from the Malibu Turbo pictured here ...

Small SEMA Show Specials: Custom Chevy Spark, Sonic, Cruze Concepts Previewed

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Chevrolet wants to make a big impact on the SEMA show with its small car lineup, which includes the 2013 Chevrolet Spark, 2013 Chevrolet Sonic, and 2013 Chevrolet Cruze. While some may be surprised Chevrolet brought to the U.S. the ultra-small Spark, the initial response has been strong, and it’s a central player in the ...

1967 Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Concept, Other Customs Debut at SEMA

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Chevrolet is bringing a number of modified vehicles to this year’s SEMA show, ranging from the audio-focused Cover the World Spark concept to the nostalgic retro build of the 1967 Camaro Hot Wheels concept. Each modified Chevy brings something different to the SEMA floor, and shows that the bowtie brand still encourages customization. Tony Stewart’s Camaro ...