Chaparral Racing and Chevrolet: Over 50 Years of Racing Innovation | Chevrolet
Chaparral and Chevrolet established roots over 50 years ago with
groundbreaking innovations that would change racing forever. Take a trip
back in time and look back at some of those key changes.
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NASCAR Chevrolet SS Unveil | Team Chevy | Chevrolet
Watch the unveiling of the newest addition to the Chevy racing family --
the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chevrolet SS.
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2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 hits the Nürburgring
To demonstrate the improvements on the 2012 Corvette, Chevrolet has
returned to the Nürburgring with the range-topping ZR1.
As the video shows, the car - which features a supercharged 6.2-liter V8
engine with 638 hp (476 kW / 647 PS) and 604 lb-ft (818 Nm) of torque -
lapped the legendary Nordschleife in 7:19.63 which is more than six seconds
faster than the previous Corvette
record that was set back in 2008.
To get the improved time, the ZR1 was equipped with the new PDE performance
package which has a full-width rear spoiler and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup
Zero Pressure tires that are "optimized for warm, dry conditions to
increase cornering and handling capability."
100 Years of Chevrolet - The early beginnings
Chevrolet is 100 years old in 2011 but where did it all begin? In La
Chaux-de-Fonds where Louis Chevrolet was born as one of seven children.
Watch the story here with the 'real' Louis Chevrolet!
Chevrolet Centennial - 100 Years
Chevrolet marks its centennial in 2011 and kicks off a year of anniversary
activities at the North American International Auto Show.
Chevrolet was founded in Detroit, in November 1911, by racer Louis
Chevrolet and General Motors founder William C. "Billy" Durant, who
developed cars that quickly earned reputations for performance, durability
and value. Those traits remain at the core of Chevrolet, which is the
world's fourth-largest automotive brand.
The electrically driven Volt leads Chevrolet into its second century and
redefines what a car means. It is the world's first mass-produced electric
vehicle with extended range, providing up to 379 miles of driving. That
means Volt provides the benefits of an electric vehicle without the range
limitations associated with other electric vehicles in the market --
expanding the boundaries of performance and efficiency. It exemplifies
Chevrolet's heritage of introducing advanced technology on value-driven
The forward-looking philosophy that nurtured Volt from concept to
production is also responsible for products such as the Equinox and Cruze,
whose value stories are validated by critical praise, third-party
recommendations and the growing numbers of customers who are new to
Chevrolet. Similarly, the Camaro and Corvette continue a
six-decade heritage of offering high-performance values, bringing advanced
technology to affordable sports cars. On the truck side, Silverado delivers
the greatest capability in the long history of Chevy trucks, with greater
capability and efficiency on the horizon. These vehicles were developed
with an eye on Chevy's past, ensuring they remain true to the brand's
commitment to bring more technology to more people.
This year, Chevrolet launches the all-new Sonic in North America. Next
year, the Spark comes to America, bringing the Chevrolet spirit to a new
and growing segment of smaller, highly efficient and fun-to-drive cars.
Chevrolet is also exploring a range of concepts and new-product segments,
building on the momentum generated by recent successful product launches to
put Chevy's in the driveways of a wider and more diverse range of
Cruze, Sonic and Spark are products of Chevrolet's growing global presence.
Indeed, the Chevy "bowtie" insignia is seen on vehicles in more than 130
countries and Chevrolet is leveraging those worldwide links to develop
products tuned for local tastes and needs, while delivering the brand's
trademark style, value and performance. Shared development procedures with
engineering and design centers around the globe also help deliver
better-performing, safer and more efficient vehicles. The Cruze, for
example, leads its segment with 10 standard air bags, and the Cruze Eco
model offers segment-best, EPA-estimated highway fuel economy of 42 mpg.
The international ties that helped Cruze top its competitors in these
important areas will grow in the coming years.
Chevrolet enters its second century with great momentum. The next 100 years
will see Chevrolet help remake the automobile to complement the needs of
evolving societies and changing resources -- all with its iconic style,
performance and value.
Underground Racing Twin Turbo R8 V10
Recognized for their extreme tuning of Lamborghini and Ferrari supercars,
Underground Racing unveils the Audi R8 Twin turbo. Equipped with a 5.2L V10, this German
sports car is able to produce 1000+ wheel horsepower with Underground
Racing's twin turbo system.
ZR1 Vette vs Jet! - Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Races A U.S. Navy Fighter Jet
MT Editor at Large Arthur St. Antoine pits Chevy's awesome "Blue Devil" --
the Corvette ZR1 -- against its toughest adversary yet: a Blue Angels
F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet.
Shot By: Jim Gleason & Terren Lin
Edited By: Jim Gleason
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Crash Test 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air VS. 2009 Chevrolet Malibu (Frontal Offset) IIHS 50th Anniversary
In the 50 years since US insurers organized the Insurance Institute for
Highway Safety, car crashworthiness has improved. Demonstrating this was a
crash test conducted on Sept. 9 between a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air and a 2009
Chevrolet Malibu. In a real-world collision similar to this test, occupants
of the new model would fare much better than in the vintage Chevy.
"It was night and day, the difference in occupant protection," says
Institute president Adrian Lund. What this test shows is that automakers
don't build cars like they used to. They build them better."
The crash test was conducted at an event to celebrate the contributions of
auto insurers to highway safety progress over 50 years. Beginning with the
Institute's 1959 founding, insurers have maintained the resolve,
articulated in the 1950s, to "conduct, sponsor, and encourage programs
designed to aid in the conservation and preservation of life and property
from the hazards of highway accidents."
A decade after the Institute was founded, insurers directed this
organization to begin collecting data on crashes and the cost of repairing
vehicles damaged in crashes. To lead this work and the Institute's expanded
research program, insurers named a new president, William Haddon Jr., who
already was a pioneer in the field of highway safety. In welcoming Dr.
Haddon, Thomas Morrill of State Farm said "the ability to bring unbiased
scientific data to the table is extremely valuable." This scientific
approach, ushered in by Dr. Haddon, is a hallmark of Institute work. It's
why the Institute launched the Highway Loss Data Institute in 1972 — to
collect and analyze insurance loss results to provide consumers with
Another Institute milestone was the 1992 opening of the Vehicle Research
Center. Since then, the Institute has conducted much of the research that
has contributed to safer vehicles on US roads. At the anniversary event,
current Institute chairman Gregory Ostergren of American National Property
and Casualty summed up a commitment to continue what fellow insurers began
in 1959: "On this golden anniversary of the Insurance Institute for Highway
Safety, we celebrate this organization's accomplishments toward safer
drivers, vehicles, and roadways. We salute the vision of the Institute's
founders and proudly continue their commitment to highway safety."