One of the most iconic cars in the auto industry is the Chevrolet corvette. Known for its powerful engines and for being the muscular American car par excellence, the Corvette is one of those legendary cars. Today we present some curiosities about this model that is always distinguished by its sportiness and its aesthetics.
Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray
This is the new Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray, the seventh generation of one of the most famous sports cars of all those born in the United States. It also means the return of one of the denominations – Stingray – most evocative of the many that have accompanied this machine that for six decades has delighted the most demanding and passionate customers in the United States and, much less also, the European public. Buy pop up camper cover here.
We can anticipate that the new Chevrolet Corneal will be the most efficient in history, but also the most powerful since its most basic version of access, which will already have 450 HP and will practice the 0 to 100 km / h around the 4 seconds. It will be faster and lighter and also more agile and will brake better, did anyone doubt that this was so? But the improvements that accompany the new Corvette do not remain in the mechanical and presentational.
Of its aesthetics the most remarkable thing we appreciate it in the new design of the rear, with more aggressive forms, four central escape exits and pilots of capricious design thanks to the use of LEDs, which also draw their new look on the front with the outline of the daytime lighting that flanks the headlights. Muscularity has not lost it, with its wide wheel arches, its air vents in the front wings or its bulging nose and a large grill on which the characteristic emblem of the Corvette is drawn.
A sportsman with a lot of muscle
The battle (wheelbase) of the Corvette has grown just 2.5 centimeters. In the same measure, the width of both axles has grown, which will have tires of 18 “front and 19” behind.
The new Corvette will continue to rely on the mechanical excellence of an eight-cylinder in V , the new LT1 6 .2 Small Block V8, which despite its ironic name develops 450 HP and a maximum torque of 610 Nm between 1,000 and 4,000 rpm – comparable in this respect to the old 7.0 LS7 of the Corvette Z06 . Associated with this is at REMEC TR6070 seven-speed manual transmission (remember that the latest generation of Porsche 911 also incorporates a seven- ratio manual transmission). It will also be available with an automatic change of six with the sequential drive.
Speaking of efficiency and economy, this new block will have automatic disconnection of cylinders at cruising speed, operating punctually as a V4 without the driver perceiving it, the variable elevation of valves and direct injection. Even with manual transmission will have an automatism that tries to simulate , without intervention of the driver, the desired effect of the technique of the high heel or the double-clutch , that is, make a small gas stroke at the time of raising or lowering a gear to adjust to the engine regime that requires that gear ratio.
The Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray 2014 has also improved its lightening and structural rigidity, starting with a new aluminum structure that saves 45 kilograms compared to the steel construction of the model we knew to date. The distribution of equal weights between axes 50% and its weight / higher than some sports such as R8 or 911 Carrera power.
A cabin, sporty and quality, very clearly focused on the driver
The pressure exerted by its rivals has made the new Chevrolet Corvette have to rethink the design and the quality standard of its cabin. The Corvette Stingray 2014 will give much to talk about, we are convinced of that, starting with the distribution of the cabin in two well-defined areas, the driver to which the central console and all the instrumentation are oriented, and that of the passenger, almost marginalized. in the narrow space that is on the right.
Onboard the presence of leather inserts and very well-kept details has increased. We are not surprised by the simplicity of the control panel, but we really like the appearance of the control panel with a screen that allows us to configure its design, as well as vary its decoration according to the chosen driving mode. We also like the presence of a practical screen of the multimedia equipment, navigation, and telemetry, it is also tactile and recognizes gestural actions, in the center of the dashboard. Good detail is a small display under the aerators of the passenger so that it selects the temperature of the dual-zone climate control in its space.
About Chevrolet Camaro
Chevrolet has renewed one of its iconic sports models and with more tradition within the brand. The new Camaro receives some aesthetic improvements and recovers a version with a lot of history: the Chevrolet Camaro Z / 28, a car designed for the competition that was born in 1967 and that more than 45 years later returns with a frightening performance: engine of seven liters and 500 horsepower and a sports package to lift the asphalt of any circuit. Since that year in which the signature of the bow tie decided to prepare a Camaro with 290 horsepower to participate in the Trans-Am, a mythical race over the years, the Z / 28 forged a legend as one of the most Radicals of the moment. Now, almost half a century later, the new version is based not only on power but on dynamic qualities that can only be squeezed in a racing circuit.
In fact, the Z / 28 is not the most powerful version of the Camaro range, an honor that falls on the ZL1 with supercharged 6.0-liter displacement engine and 580 horsepower. Comparing both, and with 80 horses less, the Z / 28 is three seconds faster per lap in the tests carried out. Reasons do not lack to be superior. It is 136 kilos lighter than the ZL1, a record that has been achieved by filing grams in each element of the car. The tires, a huge 305 / 30R19, are mounted on 19-inch wheels that are 19 kilos lighter than the 20-inch wheels that equip the ZL1. As for braking equipment, nothing less than four carbon discs with six-piston calipers on the front and four pistons on the rear that lighten by more than 12 kilos to the standard package.
The air conditioning becomes an optional element and the puncture repair kit has been removed, which gives an idea of the use to which this beast of the asphalt is destined. Within this essence of racing, the Camaro Z / 28 retains the configuration of four seats. The Recaro front seats place front passengers in front of a dashboard with few concessions to luxury, where the speedometer and rev counter spheres and the “conditioned” radio and air controls are the only companions. The manual gearbox of six relations is the only option that this version has.