2012 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Centennial Edition Test Drive & Sports Car Review
http://www.autobytel.com/chevrolet/corvette/2012/?id=32972 100 years ago Chevrolet was created. And to celebrate this centennial anniversary; Chevy has released a Special Edition Vehicle to commemorate this milestone. The 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Centennial Edition is one mean looking sports car that is sure to become a collector's item. The Corvette Z06 has a base price of $75,600 and the Centennial Special Edition Package adds $4950 to that total. The vehicle tested here also benefits from the Z06 Ultimate Performance Package which adds another $7500 onto the base price.
The Corvette Centennial Special Edition features a cool appearance package along with special edition wheels and a Magnetic Selective Ride Control suspension. The first thing you notice on the exterior of the Corvette Centennial is the sexy Carbon Flash Metallic paint job. The Satin Black rims come with a great red accent stripe and are sized 19-inches up front and 20-inches in the rear. The tires are high-performance Michelin PS CUP Z-Rated tires. These bad boys measure 335/25ZR20 in the rear which provides a huge contact patch. The Magnetic Selective Ride Control Suspension comes equipped with a set of shocks that are filled with a magnetically active fluid that changes in viscosity to provide a firm or softer ride depending on the driving situation. Another great addition to the 2012 Chevy Corvette Centennial Z06 Special Edition is the massive Brembo Carbon Ceramic Brakes that come with Special Edition pained Calipers.
The 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Centennial is powered by a huge 7.0 liter (427 cubic inch) V-8 engine that produces 505 horsepower and 470 lb-ft. of torque. Power is transferred to the rear wheels through an awesome 6-speed manual transmission. Fuel economy is not bad considering the power. The Corvette Z06 manages 15 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway. The Z06 engine is at home on the track and with the upgraded Centennial Package, a high-performance cooling system is added. The Corvette Z06 also has a top speed of 198 MPH.
On the inside the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Centennial is both sporty yet comfortable. The seats are very supportive and feature nice suede inserts. Both the shift knob and the steering wheel are covered in suede. The Corvette is known for having one of the most futuristic heads-up display found on any vehicle. This driver focused unit displays vehicle speed, RPM's, lateral G-Force, and the engine oil temperature. There is a Bose sound system, Bluetooth, and Satellite Radio offered on the Corvette Z06.
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2012 Nissan 370Z Test Drive & Car Review
http://www.autobytel.com/nissan/370z/2012/?id=32972 The Nissan Z Car has
been around since the early 1970's under the Datsun name. For year the Z
has been one of the most beloved affordable sports cars both here in the
United States and in Japan as well. The 2012 Nissan 370Z is considered the
Mustang of Japan since the
drive train configuration, price, and body style is similar to that of many
American muscle cars. The 2012 Nissan 370Z has a base price of $31,910 with
the top of the line Touring Roadster costing over $44,000.
The 2012 Nissan 370Z is powered by one of the best engines every produced
by Nissan. The VQ37VHR is a 3.7 liter V-6 engine with Variable Valve Timing
that produces 332 horsepower and 270 lb-ft. of
torque. A 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic transmission puts the power
down to the rear wheels. The 2012 Nissan 370Z can achieve up to 19 MPG in
the city and 26 MPG on the highway.
The 370Z is considered to be the little brother of the mighty Nissan GT-R.
It is smaller, costs less, and does not have as much power. That being said
the 2012 Nissan 370Z does benefit from having the GT-R as an older brother
in that some of the high end technology and options have been passed down
to the 370Z. The first thing you notice are the huge 19-inch RAYS sport
rims. These forged alloy wheels are not only strong but they are also
lightweight. The 370Z also sports a sleek body with functional spoilers
both front and rear. In the performance department the 2012 Nissan 370Z has
a viscous limited-slip differential which makes sure power is transferred
to the wheel that needs it the most. Also the Nissan 370Z features a
SynchroRev Match system which automatically blips the throttle to promote
faster and smoother shifting
The 2012 Nissan 370Z is an excellent sports car. It may be a little rough
around the edges and a little on the pricey side, but if you want a true
Japanese sports car with over 300 horsepower and rear-wheel
drive, then the 370Z is an excellent choice.
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2012 Mercedes-Benz E350 Test Drive & Luxury Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/mercedes-benz/e-class/2012/?id=32972 The 2012
Mercedes E350 luxury car comes in a few different body styles. There is a
coupe model, sedan model, and a station wagon model. You can get any of
these vehicles with either all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive. The 2012
Mercedes E350 is not just about luxury; there is a lot of performance and
sport built into this vehicle. From a drivers perspective the E-350 does a
wonderful job of giving you just enough space to make you feel like you are
driving a luxury sports sedan. The Mercedes E350 coupe is a wonderful
all-purpose vehicle great handling vehicle. The base price is $49,800.
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E350 is powered by a 3.5 liter V-6 engine. Power
output is 302 horsepower and 273 lb-ft. of
torque. There is a 7-speed automatic transmission that aids in the fuel
economy department. Gas Mileage ratings are very good for a luxury sports
sedan at 20 MPG in the city and 30 MPG on the highway. The Agility Control
suspension detects the road conditions and adjusts the suspension. When
your driving becomes more performance oriented the shocks firm up, and when
you are driving at a leisurely pace, the shocks provide a more luxurious
ride. There is an optional all-wheel drive system available. The 4MATIC
system features Electronic Stability Control and can vary the amount of
power being sent to the front or rear wheels depending on where it is
The exterior of the Mercedes-Benz E350 received a total redesign for the
2012 model year. The new bold lines, 3-bar grille, and sculpted hood give
the E-Class a very sporty look. Maybe the most noticeable feature on the
car is the LED Daytime Running Lamps and Taillights. These additions not
only aid in the styling of the Mercedes E350, but they also provide quicker
and brighter illumination which may prevent accidents. On the inside the
2012 Mercedes-Benz E350 combines both technology and luxury into one great
package. Along with supple leather, the E350 sports the finest hand
polished wood or brushed metal trim found anywhere.
If you want a sporty yet practical car then the 2012 Mercedes-Benz E350
coupe would be an excellent choice.
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2012 Mercedes-Benz S550 Test Drive & Luxury Car Video Review
is known for luxury but make no mistake about it; the S550 is all about
performance. The full sized luxury sedan car market has some really great
cars including the Audi A8-L, the Lexus LS460-L, and the BMW 750iL. But the
2012 Mercedes S550 is at the top of the list. This vehicle combines a
powerful yet fuel efficient power plant, comfortable ride, and high end
technology into one beautiful package. The base price for the 2012
Mercedes-Benz S550 is $94,500.
The hugely powerful engine that lives in the S550 is a twin-turbo 4.6 liter V-8. This bad boy pumps out 429 horsepower and 516
lb-ft. of torque. All that power is transmitted to the wheels through a
7-speed automatic transmission. You can get the S550 in either rear-wheel
or all-wheel drive. 0-60 MPH is eclipsed in only 4.9 seconds. This is true
sports car performance out of a large high-end luxury sedan. Fuel economy
is surprisingly good at 15 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the highway.
To provide a luxurious ride you would expect from a high-end luxury car,
the 2012 Mercedes-Benz S550 has a few tricks up its sleeve. First the
AIRMATIC active suspension is computer controlled and will adjust to the
road conditions. There are 2 setting: Comfort and Sport. When you choose
sports the car automatically lowers a bit to improve aerodynamics and the
suspension tightens up. In Comfort mode the S550 provides a balanced
enjoyable ride. In addition to AIRMATIC the 2012 Mercedes S550 has an
Active Dampening System that will tailor the dampening force of the strut
every time there is any wheel travel.
On the inside of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz S550 the driver and passenger are
bathed in premium luxury. The seats are wrapped in supple leather. Up front
the seats are both heated and ventilated for your pleasure. There is also
an option to upgrade to message seats which are so very comfortable. Heck
even the rear seats can come as 8-way power adjustable units. The
Harman/Kardon LOGIC7 sound system is comprised of 15 speakers throughout
the interior. This stereo has over 600 watts of music producing power. The
S550 comes packed with every bit of technological goodie you need
including: Bluetooth, Hard Drive Navigation, Satellite Radio, Rear Seat
Entertainment, and more.
There are many more optional features and packages you can add to the 2012
Mercedes S550. This may be the top of the heap for the long-wheel base
luxury sedan segment.
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2012 Audi R8 V10 Spyder Test Drive & Car Review
http://www.autobytel.com/audi/r8/2012/?id=32972 The 2012 Audi R8 is
considered one of the best supercars you can buy and is available in two
distinct body styles, consisting of a coupe and a convertible which is also
called the Spyder. There are 2 engine choices available: the 4.2 liter V-8
engine and the 5.2 liter V-10 engine. Base price for the 4.2 liter coupe is
a reasonable $114,200 with the 5.2 liter Spyder tested here costing
$162,700. And just so you know there is a $3000 gas guzzler tax on this
Choosing the car of the year list is hard work. When looking at the best
convertible for 2012 the Audi R8 V10 Spyder; this car defines what a
convertible should be. The R8 Spyder is definitely one of the sexiest cars
ever created. There is no mistaking the rear of the Audi R8. You can see
this car coming from a mile away. The only drawback with owning the Spyder
vs. the coupe is that with the coupe model you get a cool engine cover that
is clear. But with the Spyder, there needs to be a place to hide the
folding top; thus the engine is hidden. Like most convertibles the Audi R8
Spyder is challenged for cargo space. You would be lucky to get 2 grocery
bags into the front storage area.
The 2012 Audi R8 V10 Spyder is powered by a 5.2 liter V-10 engine that
produces 525 horsepower and 391 lb-ft. of
torque. The car rockets from 0-60 MPH in 4.0 seconds. In case you are
wonder the Audi R8 V10 gets 13 MPG in the city and 19 MPG on the highway.
Audi has always offered many advanced packages with their vehicles and the
R8 has plenty of addition options you can purchase. For $9900 you can
upgrade the brakes to a Ceramic Carbon set of high performance rotors and
calipers. Or for about $8100 you can opt for the Carbon Fiber Sigma
Exterior Package which adds a carbon fiber front spoiler and rear diffuser.
On the inside the options include a carbon fiber dress-up kit. For $750 the
R8 Spyder can be equipped with a set of cool white gauges.
The 2012 Audi R8 is available with paddle shifters but the real driver's
choice should be the gated 6-speed manual transmission. The Audi R8 Spyder
is one of the best looking cars on the road. When you add in a huge 525 horsepower V-10
engine, the R8 transforms into a monster.
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2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Review - Kelley Blue Book
The standard Chevrolet Corvette delivers a hearty performance wallop but
that doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement. Add a Supercharger, lightweight carbon fiber panels and
a specially tuned suspension to the basic Corvette and you get a ZR1, the
pinnacle of the Corvette lineup. KBB's Micah Muzio recently had a chance to
drive one and his experience was captured in this video.
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Corvette ZR1 Review at the Mojave Mile
The Smoking Tire returns to the Mojave Mile's brand new runway to see how
fast America's quickest production car can run the standing mile. On the
way, we learn some truths about the ZR1 and the Mojave Mile itself. Also
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.
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GT-R vs Z06 vs GT500: 5-Figure Supercar Shootout!
Looking for a 500-horsepower supercar at a
five-figure super deal? Say hello to the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500, 2011
Chevrolet Corvette Z06, and 2012 Nissan GT-R -- three everyday exotics
offering over-the-top performance at under $100K.
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2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Review
Hello and welcome to Saabkyle04! YouTube's largest collection of automotive
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look at the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.
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During this presentation, we will take a 1st person look at what the
vehicle is all about beginning with the start up, performance data, fuel
economy, the occasional track data, and build quality. Also, I will teach
you how to use most of the interior and exterior features in a detailed
fashion, that before, you could only get from going to a dealership
yourself! Throughout the video, I will highlight key styling and unique
differences about the vehicle, any available options, and of course it
would not be an enthusiast car video without the good ole engine portion
with rev and Exhaust note with
interior and exterior perspectives. A thorough tour/review of this car
designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
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First Test: 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
The ferocious 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 shows what it can really do as we
conduct our usual assortment of performance tests...
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2013 Chevy Corvette v Camaro ZL1 v Porsche Cayenne S Mile Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The new 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport and
the crazy fast Camaro
ZL1 are two of the fastest American made cars that you can buy today. In
fact many would say that these two cars represent the very best in American
sports performance and modern muscle. So why would we mash them up in a
0-60 MPH performance test and review at a mile above sea level with a new
Porsche Cayenne S crossover and perhaps more importantly which of these
cars is after. You'll have to watch this video to find out.