Hennessey Silverado

Hennessey SilveradoHennessey one-ups only themselves with the Silverado-based Goliath 6×6.

Texas-based tuners Hennessey Performance are back with another piece of pure pickup truck insanity. This time, the Goliath 6×6 package upgrades a base Chevy Silverado Trail Boss Z71 with power and drivetrain components that best even its Ford-based VelociRaptor stablemate.

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Much like its VelociRaptor predecessor, the Goliath brings a stunning 6×6 layout to the market, with two rear axles in place of the more standard dually layout. Much of the Goliath’s exterior remains relatively unchanged in terms of outright design aesthetic, as Hennessey has chosen simply to extend the rear fender flares and truck bed rather than introduced unique body panel lines of their own.

Of course, as if the truck’s size alone weren’t enough to make it obviously a Hennessey creation, massive lettering across the front grille has replaced the original Silverado’s Chevrolet logo. Other exterior changes include custom Hennessey 20-inch wheels shod in BFG 37-inch off-road tires, which combined with an eight-inch lift helps to maintain the proportions of the underlying Silverado rather than making it look simply stretched out at the rear.

Hennessey also throws on a rollbar on the extended truck bed, an LED light bar above the cabin, and quad exhaust tips integrated into a Hennessey-specific rear bumper. The specific Silverado Trail Boss Z71 model comes with the otherwise off-road specific details like tow hooks as well as black fenders and trim details.

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chevrolet silverado concepts

chevrolet silverado concepts

All four Chevrolet Silverado concepts will be showcased at the SEMA show in Las Vegas next month.

Chevrolet has unveiled a selection of concept trucks that will debut at the SEMA show in Las Vegas next month, each designed to showcase the plethora of personalization options available for the all-new 2019 Silverado pickup.

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Chevrolet silverado concepts

First up is the 2019 High Country concept, which takes the already luxurious High Country to the next level. Currently on display at the Texas State Fare, Chevrolet’s concept features a two-inch suspension lift and bronze exterior accents applied to the grille and 22-inch wheels. Customers will be able to replicate the look and functionality of the concept with available accessories and performance parts, including six-piston Brembo front brakes with color-matched rear calipers, a 6.2-liter cat-back dual exit exhaust, and a cold-air intake upgrade.

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2019 Chevrolet Malibu RS

Malibu RS

When Chevrolet announced the 2019 Malibu RS at this year’s New York Auto Show, the automaker said the sport-ish sedan should come in around $25,000. Seems that hint was only five dollars off. Cars Direct found an order guide showing that the appearance package for the midsize sedan will roll out the door for $24,120 plus an $875 destination charge, for $24,995 total. That makes the Malibu RS exactly $1,000 more than the lower LS trim, which needs $23,995 after destination.

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All 2019 Malibus benefit from a facelift that reworks the front and rear fascias. The 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 163 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque will be mated to a CVT instead of the current six-speed automatic, the brand’s first use of a CVT in a non-hybrid model outside of the subcompact Spark. Inside, the infotainment screens grow an inch to eight inches, and get the new Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system. On top of that, the Malibu RS adds a black sport grille and black Bowties, black mirror caps, a rear spoiler, dual exhaust, and 18-inch wheels. Interior upgrades are limited to a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob to go with black cloth seats.

Chevy’s entry into the field of more aggressive mid-sizers slides under the prices of the $26,470 Toyota Camry SE and $26,675 Honda Accord Sport. Among the dwindling models on offer, the truly sporty Mazda6 Sport limbos beneath the Malibu RS, at $23,895.

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2018 Chevrolet Colorado

Looking for something more rugged and more capable than a normal sedan? If you were primarily looking at a midsize pickup truck for your next car, you can’t go wrong with the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado.

2018 Chevrolet Colorado

The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado is designed to appeal to genuine truck fans. This is the vehicle to buy if you really want a pickup truck but don’t need the earth-moving capabilities of a full-size monster. What we really like about the Colorado is the aggressive and rugged styling. We also like the comfortable cabin and the car-like driving feel. It may look tough on the outside, but it is no harder to drive than a regular compact car.

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As expected from an American Pickup truck, the 2018 Chevy Colorado is available in a bewildering array of trims. It is available in crew-cab and extended-cab body styles with a choice between two bed lengths: 5’2” and 6’2”. The base trim starts at around $21,000. It is only available in an extended cab body style but it comes with a powerful 2.5-liter four cylinder motor that produces 200 horsepower and 191 foot-pounds of torque to drive the rear wheels. The base trim comes with a six-speed manual tranny along with a host of standard features which includes air conditioning, four-way power driver seat, six-speaker audio system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity, and a brilliant 7-inch display unit.

If you need a four-wheel drivetrain, start with the WT or Work Truck trim. It can be configured as either an extended cab or crew-cab. You can also choose between engine options from a powerful 308-horsepower V6 to a torquey 2.8-liter 181-horsepower diesel mill. You can also choose between the standard manual tranny and a six-speed automatic. The WT also comes with OnStar, 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity, cruise control, and remote keyless entry.

2018 Chevrolet Colorado rear viewWhen it comes to value for money, we prefer the Colorado LT. It comes with all the standard options including larger 17-inch alloys, a larger 8-inch touchscreen, USB ports, and a leather wrapped tiller. But if it’s our money on the line, we will choose the Z71 trim that comes with chunkier all-terrain tires, off-road suspension, hill descent control, and a locking rear differential. This trim model also comes with electronic traction and stability control, six airbags, rearview camera, and a tire pressure monitoring system.

The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado can be a rugged workhorse or refined cruiser. It handles much better than other trucks we tested. The steering is not as accurate and lacks the necessary feedback when driven in the open highway but redeems itself when the roads get rough. The V6 motor is our preferred engine choice but wouldn’t mind counting the miles behind the smooth and silky torque delivery of the 2.8-liter diesel motor. The Colorado with the diesel engine can tow a maximum weight of 7,700 lbs.

What’s really surprising is the ride quality. The Colorado rides better than other full-size trucks. The suspension tuning is on the firmer side of the spectrum but it’s not as bouncy or as harsh as we expected. This makes the Colorado the perfect compact pickup truck for mundane city driving. For the perfect balance between work and play, the Colorado can do no wrong.

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Camaro restored

  • camaro restoredOwner: Bobby Johnson
  • Location: Deatsville, Alabama
  • Found: Craigslist
  • Purchase price: $1,700
  • Years owned: Three

Camaro Restored

I was stationed at Travis Air Force Base in California and wanted something to work on, then sell. I bought this Camaro because it had drivetrain and transmission upgrades, which I could advertise. But it needed work. It didn’t run, the paint was faded, interior pieces were missing, the carburetor needed to be rebuilt, and there was no exhaust. The original sticker with the model name was ripped off the console, but I know it’s an ’88 Camaro. The suspension and a few other markers make me think it’s an IROC-Z, but even now, I’m not sure what the exact model is.

I did everything except for the paint in my own garage—seats from a 2001 Camaro, new sound system, a few engine upgrades. I made everything real clean, then put it up for sale. I had so many people test-drive it before someone made a legitimate offer, and—I declined. I had fallen in love with the car. I was sentimental.

When I got orders to move to Texas for military training, I towed it behind my truck. On the way, I unloaded and spent a day driving the Camaro around the Grand Canyon. I was passing a beautiful view and this family outside their RV having lunch all turned their heads, looked, and gave me the thumbs-up. I would have never expected someone at that beautiful site to admire a car. Now, if the Camaro gets sold, it’ll be after I’m gone.

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado Review

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I don’t envy the engineers and designers who endlessly toil on new vehicle development. In a perfect world, these passionate and talented men and women would have all the money and time in the world to do the job right. Instead, they’re beholden to managers and shareholders—those looking out for production schedules and the bottom line. If a new car, truck, or SUV is done right, critics and consumers alike shouldn’t ever notice that it’s been rushed or is missing something. Despite many massive leaps forward for the lineup, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado could’ve perhaps benefited from a little extra time before the talented team behind it had to put its pencils down.

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We had a couple weeks to sample three 2019 Silverado variants, each outfitted with a new-for-2019 Dynamic Fuel Management (DFM) V-8, a crew cab, and short (5-foot-7) bed. Despite the similarities in body style, each truck fits a wildly different niche. Our volume player was an all-wheel-drive Silverado RST equipped with the new 5.3-liter DFM V-8, which makes 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque and is mated to an eight-speed automatic. Covering the off-road end of the spectrum was a Silverado LT Trail Boss, which had the same engine and transmission as the Silverado RST but with proper four-wheel drive, a 2-inch suspension lift, and knobby off-road tires. For the increasingly profitable luxury truck segment, we had a Silverado High Country, which was powered by the new DFM 6.2-liter V-8 making 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, paired with a 10-speed automatic with four-wheel drive.

There are four Silverado engines we’ve yet to sample: a carryover 4.3-liter V-6 and six-speed auto; the carryover Active Fuel Management (AFM) 5.3-liter V-8, which confusingly makes just as much power as the new version but is paired with a six-speed auto; and a new 310-hp 2.7-liter turbocharged I-4 and 3.0-liter turbodiesel I-6.

Aside from the new DFM V-8s (which, unlike the old AFM V-8s, are capable of running in 17 cylinder configurations versus the AFM’s V-4 mode), the 2019 Silverados benefit from a new platform, body work, and cabin. The Silverado wears its extra 4 inches of length well. Each variant of the Silverado looks distinctive, especially our Trail Boss tester with its blacked-out nose and bright red tow hooks. Even more impressive is the work Chevy did to the back end of the truck. Thanks to new manufacturing techniques, the Silverado’s bed is 7 inches wider (without increasing the truck’s actual width), and cargo volume in the bed expands significantly. Chevy also increased the number of standard tie-downs in the bed—three in each corner for a total of 12—a move we hope other truck makers follow. If for some reason you need more, the Silverado’s bed can also accept optional Gear On tie-downs.

The Silverado is rated to haul up to 2,190 pounds with the 5.3-liter DFM engine or 2,100 pounds with the 6.2-liter engine. It can tow up to 11,600 pounds with the 5.3 or 12,200 pounds with the 6.2. Max payload capacity is 2,500 pounds with the V-6.

At the test track, the new Silverado puts up test numbers competitive with the rival Ford F-150 and Ram 1500. Unsurprisingly, the slowest of our Silverados were our 5.3-liter V-8 testers. The street-going and off-road-ready Silverado RST and Silverado Trail Boss traded blows in our instrumented acceleration tests. The Silverado Trail Boss was quicker to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph, needing 6.4 seconds to the RST’s 6.6 seconds, but the Silverado RST caught up by the end of the quarter mile, its 14.9-second run at 94.6 mph just edging out the Trail Boss’ 15.0 seconds at 93.2 mph for the quarter mile.

Both were about neck and neck when we hitched an 8,300-pound trailer to them, too. You can get the full breakdown of all our test numbers in the chart below, but in the most important towing metrics—quarter mile and 45-65-mph passing acceleration—the Silverado Trail Boss was more impressive. It took 20.9 seconds to get down the quarter mile at 67.6 mph and needed 9.5 seconds to accelerate from 45 to 65 mph. The Silverado RST needed 21.2 seconds to clear the quarter mile at 66.7 mph and 9.9 seconds in our 45-65 passing tests.

With an extra 65 horsepower and 77 lb-ft of torque on tap, it’s not surprising that the 6.2-liter-equipped Silverado High Country outperformed the other two Silverados. When equipped with this optional engine, the Silverado High Country accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 6.0 seconds and runs the quarter in 14.4 seconds at 98.3 mph. With the same 8,300-pound trailer hitched to its bumper, the High Country runs the quarter mile in 19.7 seconds at 71.5 mph and needs just 7.8 seconds in the 45-65 pass tests.

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FACT CHECK: Does Nike Own Chevrolet?

 Does Nike Own Chevrolet?People looking to boycott Nike-owned companies may want to avoid Converse and Hurley products, but no need to trade-in your Chevrolet vehicle.

In September 2018, many social media users joined in calling for a boycott against Nike after the sports apparel company featured controversial former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in a new commercial. As images and videos purportedly showing these protesters burning Nike apparel started to circulate on the internet, a message suggesting that these individuals also get rid of their Chevrolet vehicles — because Nike ostensibly owned that automobile manufacturer — went viral on Facebook:

 Does Nike Own Chevrolet?

This simply isn’t true: Nike does not own Chevrolet.

Nike is one of the largest apparel businesses in the world, and over the years they have acquired a number of related companies, such as Converse and Hurley. However, Nike does not own any car companies, let alone Chevrolet. Chevrolet has been a division of the American automobile manufacturer General Motors for about a century now.

The claim that Nike owns Chevrolet was made up out of whole cloth in order to “troll” the individuals who were boycotting Nike over their sponsorship deal with Colin Kaepernick. A similar jape was circulated around the same time which claimed that Ford USA had “followed Nike’s lead” and hired Kaepernick to star in their new ad campaign, but that rumor was also merely a joke aimed at mocking contemporary protests against Nike.

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2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible Review: An Unconventional Bachelorette’s Ideal Ride

This open-air Chevy gives new meaning to the pre-wedding party phrase “Take your top off.”

2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible Review pictureThe 2019 Chevrolet Grand Sport Convertible, By the Numbers:

Base Price (Price as Tested): $69,495 ($92,605)
Powertrain: 6.2-liter V-8, 460 horsepower, 465 pound-feet; eight-speed paddle shift automatic transmission; rear-wheel-drive
EPA Fuel Economy: 15 mpg city, 25 mpg highway
0-60 MPH: 3.6 seconds (manufacturer claim)
Max Speed the Top Can Be Dropped At: 30 mph
Quick Take: This sporty and aggressive-while-topless ‘Vette splits the difference between performance and price point, and it’s perfect for a weekend getaway car.

See all Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport specs and pricing information here.

One Big Question: Corvette owners and drivers often suffer titles like DouchebagEternal Bachelor, or Midlife Crisis Guy (or all of the above). So, what does it say about you if you’re driving a new Corvette Grand Sport—and you happen to be a female celebrating a combined bachelorette party with your future wife?

When I asked our fleet manager to help me come up with the perfect car for my bachelorette party weekend—which I was planning to share with my fiancée for a co-ed, multi-friend-group, celebratory mash-up—he suggested an unorthodox ride for an unorthodox party. You can easily picture a bachelordriving a $92,000 Grand Sport to his party, but what about a bachelorette? I like to play with boundaries of all kinds, so I quickly agreed.

Then I let Future Wife know we’d need to ask someone else to drive our dog home from the party.

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My long weekend with this shimmering Ceramic Matrix Gray Metallic rocket was my first experience piloting a Corvette. (It’s also my first time getting married, for the record.) When I slid into what can only be described as a cockpit, with the all controls angled toward the driver, I giggled. I revved the beastly V-8 engine, testing out the Grand Sport’s lungs, knowing full well I’d be turning heads my whole time with this vehicle.

I also knew my fiancée might hate it. standing in front of 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible

Chevrolet Grand Sport Convertible: The Pros

  • A Corvette is so genuinely recognizable, and my loaner was on visual-option crack. $3,995 Visible Carbon Fiber Ground Effects Package? Obviously. $1,995 Visible Carbon Fiber Hood? You betcha. Carbon fiber aside, this vehicle’s exterior design is aggressive beyond belief. Anytime I parked it, I’d return to people ogling or snapping pictures. Out of all the test cars I’ve driven, I’ve never seen people react like this. There is a magnetism you can see when you’re driving this thing in the wild, away from any auto journalist parking lots lousy with pretty toys. The special nature, the uniqueness, is palpable and intoxicating.
  • It was also interesting to watch my fiancée’s view of the car defrost as she experienced these reactions, considering she muttered, “Ridiculous…” when I pulled up to the house the first time.
  • I loved the way the interior was designed to be all about the driver. Absolutely everything was pointed at the left seat, save for a separate set of passenger’s seat climate controls. And as the person behind the wheel, I can say the layout was easy to take in and work with—everything was in reach. It should come as no shock that carbon fiber was dripping all over the interior as well, courtesy of a $1,595 option.
  • Just like the interior, the actual driving experience is designed for the person behind the wheel. Flooring this American sports car made me want to tattoo the Stars and Stripes on my neck. The power is there everywhere—and the adjustable-mode exhaust is lovely, since it match that power with equally-boisterous sound. The performance suspension and magnetic ride control make dealing with America’s shoddy roads an easy task, and body roll was minimal while careening through the paved curves of upstate New York.
  • Dropping the top couldn’t be easier—and that’s key for a convertible, especially for one at this price point. One simple button, and you’re done—not to mention the fact that you can put the top up or down at up to 30 mph. 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible rear end pic

    Chevrolet Grand Sport Convertible: The Cons

    • A mid-$60K base price for a car of this caliber is incredibly appealing, but you can easily option it out of anything approaching affordable. My Grand Sport came in 3LT trim, which is a $9,745 upgrade over the base. That does bring great features like the curb view front cameras that keep you from blemishing the Corvette’s face while parking, but potential buyers may find the mid-level 2LT trim to come in at a better price point, while still including plenty of goodies.
    • There are many tech features in the Grand Sport…but most are good, not great. The backup camera and front curb cameras project a low-res image, and the infotainment graphics feel a bit dated to my eyes.
    • Active safety features are fairly minimal. Some may find that pleasing in our tech-saturated world. But you’re going to need to put the top down if you want to know who’s in your blind spot.
    • Eye-catching as the Grand Sport Convertible may be, sophisticated it isn’t. The styling can tread to near gaudy. When we pulled up to our bachelorette house, the majority of our friends reacted with some version of, “What on earth are you guys driving?” A few gleefully asked for rides, but it was notable that the reactions weren’t full of lust or refined appreciation. This is where, I think, the Corvette’s reputation comes into play. 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible interior picture

      Chevrolet Grand Sport Convertible: Value 

      Corvettes are an anomaly in the automotive world—cars seemingly without true, direct competitors. You could ostensibly put the Grand Sport Convertible against a Porsche 718 Boxster S, or the 911 Carrera, but they offer very different vibes and personalities. But importantly, performance isn’t lacking in the Grand Sport Convertible, and neither is the truly American flair. If a strong bit of showiness is what you’re seeking, then the Grand Sport Convertible is a fantastic option for a weekend growl machine. 

      The Bottom Line:

      The Corvette Grand Sport Convertible is a visual showstopper that makes the case for Goldilocks power matched with good handling and strong brakes—a case not made as often as you might think, considering we’re living in an age of “horsepower whores.” It’s also still a performance car built to be fairly attainable, considering what it is—one of its most attractive assets. American dreams, and all that jazz.

      So, what message did I send cruising to and from my bachelorette getaway in a drop-top Grand Sport? I’d say it said, I was a tiny bit ostentatious…but always up fo a good time. And I can live with that. I’m just not sure I could actually live with this car.

      But if anyone’s offering me one for free, I’ll test that theory.

Source: 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible Review: An Unconventional Bachelorette’s Ideal Ride – The Drive