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Feature Flick: Modified Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Stars In “Turbo” Movie

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A modified Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will star in one of the summer’s upcoming animated movies, “Turbo.” In this new video, Chevrolet representatives discuss the car and what it means for the new DreamWorks movie. The new movie “Turbo” follows the story of an eponymous snail with a desire for speed. One day, he’s sucked into the ...

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Is 2013 Indy 500 Pace Car

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This should come as a surprise to very few, but Chevrolet confirmed today that the brand-spankin’ new 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe will serve as the official pace car of the 2013 Indianapolis 500 on May 26, 2013. Shocker, right? After all, Chevrolet has served up pace cars for the last twelve Indy 500 races, so it’s ...

Chevrolet Offering NHRA-Approved Camaro Chassis

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Drag racing enthusiasts are in for a treat: Chevrolet announced today that it will now offer a drag-race rolling Camaro chassis, complete with an NHRA-approved roll cage for just $55,000. Sales of the new Camaro chassis begins later this week, on Thursday, and the $55,000 price tag includes an assembled body painted in summit white with ...

Tony Kanaan Wins Indy 500

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In his more than a decade of racing in the IndyCar series, Brazilian Tony Kanaan has had multiple second and third-place finishes in the historic Memorial Day weekend race, but has never taken the checkered flag. Kanaan’s winless streak at the Indy 500 finally ended on Sunday, taking the checkered flag under caution following a ...

Ford Mustang Boss 302 vs. Baja Trophy Truck: Which is Faster Down Drag Strip?

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While many of us like to take our four-wheel-drive vehicles off-road, the guys over at Hot Rod wanted to see how an 800-hp off-road race truck would perform on pavement. On this episode of Hot Rod Unlimited, staff editor Mike Finnegan takes a closer look at Cameron Steele’s Desert Assassin Trophy Truck before Steele tears ...

Hennessey Venom GT Sets 0-186 MPH Acceleration Record (W/Video)

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A 1244-hp Hennessey Venom GT has set an official Guinness World Record for the quickest accelerating production car from 0-186 mph (300 km/h), completing the run in just 13.63 seconds and an unofficial 200 mph acceleration record of 14.1 seconds at Ellington Airport outside of Houstonearlier this month. The official 0-186 mph time was the ...

WOT Three Years Ago: Stunning ’62 Corvette Custom, Panamera Laps ‘Ring Faster Than CTS-V Sedan

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July 13, 2009 – Three years ago today, the head of the Presidential Auto Task Force stepped down, a custom-built 1962 Corvette caught our eye, and the Porsche Panamera set a Nurburgring lap record for sedans. Honda turned to its F1 engineers to develop hybrid technology while Bob Lutz was still pushing to get the ...

Revealed: Chevrolet Camaro Racer Competing in 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series

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A Chevrolet-Camaro bodied racer will compete in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and make its debut at Daytona International Speedway in February. The NASCAR-approved Camaro racecar has been under development for more than a year. In the Sprint Cup Series, a version of the 2014 Chevrolet SS will represent GM. Designers and engineers integrated certain Camaro production ...

$86,000 Buys You A 2013 Chevrolet COPO Camaro

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Chevrolet confirmed late last year that its awesome drag-prepped COPO Camaro would return for the 2013 model year — but now we have a little more information on what it takes to own one. Let’s start with the quantity: as was the case in 2012, Chevrolet is only building 69 COPO Camaros for 2013. That number ...