Jay Leno Drives Chevy Camaro Concept
Go to MYRIDE.COM for more car videos. Jay Leno makes an appearance with the Chevrolet Camaro Concept in Burbank, California. Retro design, when it's done right, leaves an unmistakable impression of a beloved icon with a simple glance, instantly conjuring memories of simpler, often happier, times. With automobiles, retro design is a fountain of youth rendered in sheetmetal and horsepower, a chance to own brand new what we coveted decades ago, but with the benefit of modern engineering and safety advancements. And so it is with the Chevrolet Camaro Concept, which debuted at the 2006 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. A glance brings the late 1960s flooding back, but with details that clearly speak the design vocabulary of the 21st century.
Overview: 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS
Go to MYRIDE.COM for more car videos. The Chevrolet Cobalt SS is a sleek coupe equipped with a 205-horsepower supercharged four cylinder engine, 18-inch forged aluminum wheels with Pirelli PZero performance tires, and an enourmous wing towering over the trunk lid. This translates into a serious performance car hiding under the Chevy's econo-coupe clothing. The suspension was tuned on Germany's famous Nurburgring race track, equipped with MacPherson struts up front and a torsion beam axle in back. Four-wheel-disc brakes, vented in front and equipped with ABS, are also part of the package, and the steering is calibrated specifically for the SS Supercharged model. A five-speed manual transmission powers the front wheels while achieving 23 mile per gallon in the city, and 29 on the highway. The Cobalt SS also gets special trim inside and out.
First Drive: 2007 Cadillac Escalade
Go to MYRIDE.COM for more car videos. Maybe it's the style that accounts for impressive sales, maybe it's the snowball effect after a Hollywood superstar was first spotted in one, or maybe, just maybe, buyers are interested in Cadillacs again. Whatever the reason, the Escalade is a rarity, a GM success story, and the updated 2007 model will surely keep the momentum going, especially since it stickers for the same price as the 2006 truck. Those responsible for the Escalade's popularity, the shoppers who fork over more than 0,000, are as diverse as they come. You're just as likely to see a black-and-chrome Escalade driven around your cul-de-sac by a 60-year-old executive as rolling along Sunset Boulevard with someone famous behind those deeply-tinted windows. Or maybe it's a regular guy who's just borrowing it for the night. Regardless, everyone feels like they're big pimpin' in the 2007 Cadillac Escalade, a ride that offers a surprising level of refinement, a potent powertrain, a long list of features, and a proud background for the Cadillac crest.