Chevrolet announced today that it will once again elevate Corvette's performance capabilities with a series of improvements for the 2012 model year that improve on-track performance and on-road comfort. They include enhancements to the high-performance Z06 and ZR1 models as well as interior upgrades across the Corvette lineup.
New 2013 Ford Taurus SHO
The new Ford Taurus SHO is the sportiest Taurus yet to wear the coveted
performance badge. With its unique blend of the award-winning,
fuel-efficient EcoBoost™ engine,
enhanced driving dynamics and performance-inspired design, the new Taurus
SHO shows it means business. An unprecedented combination of horsepower, technology and
fuel economy takes this acclaimed sporting sedan to a whole new level.
Taurus SHO is drawing new shoppers to the Ford showroom, based on its
unmatched combination of 365 twin-turbocharged EcoBoosthorsepower, torque-sensing
all-wheel drive, available technologies and up to 25 EPA-rated mpg on the
For discriminating automotive performance enthusiasts demanding the
ultimate in uncompromised dynamics and response, the 2013 Taurus SHO offers
a new Performance Package that is engineered to deliver greater handling
responsiveness, power and durability under more sporting driving
The SHO Performance Package includes:
- Package-specific sport-tuned suspension with unique dampers and springs
- Performance brake pads and unique track-tuned calipers
- Recalibrated EPAS
- Electronic Stability Control track mode with true off
- 3.16 to 1 final drive ratio for enhanced off-the-line acceleration
- Enhanced extreme-duty cooling system
- 20-inch machined and painted wheels
- 245/YR20 performance summer-compound tires
New 2013 Ford Taurus Limited
The new Ford Taurus is even more refined with better fuel economy, more
technology, improved craftsmanship, enhanced design and sharpened driving
dynamics, once again raising the bar among full-size sedans. Expected to
deliver best-in-class fuel efficiency with the new 2.0-liter EcoBoost™ engine and expanding customer
convenience offerings including active park assist and MyFord Touch™,
Ford's smartest sedan brings even more technology to the Ford showroom. For
the 2013 model year, the new Taurus SHO becomes the sportiest Taurus yet to
wear the coveted performance badge. With its unique blend of the
award-winning, fuel-efficient EcoBoost engine, enhanced driving dynamics and
performance-inspired design, the new Taurus SHO shows it means business.
New 2012 Mazda3 w/Skyactiv - 5 door - In/Out/Driving [HD]
Face-lifted with an even more refined exterior and interior, the 2012
Mazda3 also is the first application in North America of Mazda's innovative
SKYACTIV fuel-saving and performance-oriented technologies, achieving 40
mpg on the highway. The Mazda3 model is Mazda's best-selling vehicle
worldwide and accounts for nearly half of all Mazda sales in the United
States, making the vehicle a prime candidate for introducing SKYACTIV to
consumers looking for dynamic performance coupled with high fuel
1962 Corvette Alloway Street Rod
A 1962 Corvette Street Rod built by Alloway's Hot Rod Shop...This is a
iconic Hot Rod it's on several Posters and can be seen at most shows that
Bobby is at...ET Motor Gear even has t-shirts with it on it...very cool
car...Make sure you subscribe so that you don't miss any of the awesum Hot
Rods I shoot.
ZR1 & Z06 - 150mph acceleration
Some random footage I had of a ZR1 and some Z06 Vettes with views of the
speedometer. The ZR1 view shows how fast it can get to 150mph.
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New Opel (Vauxhall) Astra GTC
Astra GTC is officially a production reality. On June 7 Vauxhall will
reveal full details about the GTC to coincide with its order books opening.
Pricing, technology, equipment and powertrains will be laid bare, giving
customers the chance to specify their ideal model and place an order early.
The first production version of the Astra GTC will then receive its world
premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show, on September 15, with first cars
appearing in showrooms late autumn this year.
Based on last year's GTC Paris concept car, the production GTC will feature
a 3-door body with dramatic proportions, yet will be capable of carrying
five adults. It will feature the very best of Vauxhall's latest technology,
as well as unique chassis features.
Exclusive Feature: Stutz & Chevrolet at 100
How much difference does 100 years make in the evolution of a sports car?
To find out, we take a 1914 Stutz Bearcat and a 2011 Chevrolet Corvette
Grand Sport convertible out to play. Read the exclusive special feature at:
2012 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 - First Test
We find out that fitting a set of R-compound rubber onto a Corvette Z06 is
a good way to end up in an argument with the laws of physics.
Read the full story here:
Shot by: Jim Gleason, Gordon Green, Duane Sempson, Corey Denomy
Edited by: Duane Sempson
Art Morrison 3G 1960 Corvette
The Smoking Tire heads to Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch to test the
Gran Turismo Award-Winning SEMA car: Art Morrison's 1960 3G Corvette. It's
a $400,000 one-off work of art that begs to be driven hard.
2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette
Chevrolet, founded by a racing pioneer 100 years ago, celebrates its
performance heritage with the 2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette,
which features a sleek black color scheme, unique design elements and
Corvette's trademark sports car technology. Brought to you by Sports Car
Walk around of the 2012 Centennial Edition Corvettes at the National Corvette Museum
At the National Corvette Museum's C5/C6 Bash on Friday April 29th, the
first three Corvettes of 2012 were unveiled to Corvette owners and
enthusiasts. The Centennial Edition celebrates the 100 years since the
founding of Chevrolet. In the video, Centennial Edition Grand Sport
Convertible, Z06 and ZR1. The paint is called Carbon Flash Metallic and as
you will see, it really shines in the sun