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Call us today at 630-598-1029 to schedule your next service appointment.

Or, you can call our service department at 630-598-1029.  They are open Monday through Friday from 7-7 with pickup until 9 pm.  And, on Saturdays they are open from 8-4 with pickup until 6 pm.

We are proud to be your Chevy Certified Service dealer.  Ron Westphal Chevy is located on the corner of Route 30 and 34 in Aurora, IL.

 

2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Sets Camaro Lap Record At The Nürburgring

2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Officially, the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE is the fastest Camaro around the Nürburgring. With a lap time of 7:16.04, this track-day car is in good company on the leaderboard.

The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE can’t be called a muscle car. It’s got so much rework going into its aerodynamics, suspension setup and construction that the car is more of a track-day machine than a raw muscle car built for straight-line blasts.

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And to prove that the ZL1 1LE is something that the Europeans, the Japanese and the Italians should be scared of, Chevrolet unleashed their track monster on the Nürburgring. The car didn’t disappoint at all. Posting a lap time of 7:16.04, the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE is now the fastest Camaro around the Green Hell. That’s 13 seconds faster than the Camaro ZL1.

The lap time places the Chevy at the 14th spot on the Nürburgring’s Top 100 leaderboard. The Camaro ZL1 is at seat number 36 and the spots between those two are populated with the likes of the Nissan GT-R, the Ferrari 488 GTB, McLaren MP4-12C, Porsches and the Chevy Corvette ZR1 among other fast cars.2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

So how does the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE turn out to be much faster around the German track when its 650 hp L4 supercharged V8 powerplant is more or less the same as the one found under the regular ZL1? To begin with, the aero kit is not for endowing the ZL1 1LE with menacing looks. Everything from that massive rear wing to the front dive planes work to create downforce strong enough to keep the car glued to the road and the Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R summer-only tires do the rest. The Multimatic DSSV suspension is far superior to the Magnetic Ride Control setup found in the standard ZL1 and is better for the role of a track-day car. It’s also lighter than the ZL1 by 27 kg.

Chevrolet has released the onboard video of the lap and the driver toils a lot throughout the run since the car has a 6-speed manual transmission (Thank you, Chevy!) The driver’s right arm is extremely busy as seen in the clip. Err… that didn’t sound right, did it?

Source: 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Sets Camaro Lap Record At The Nürburgring

Video 2018 Chevy Traverse Redline Series Exterior Ron Westphal Chevrolet

Watch this home-made You Tube Video of the 2018 Chevy Traverse Redline Series Exterior at Ron Westphal Chevrolet.

Hello!  If you would like to see the all new 2018 Chevy Traverse in person, feel free to visit the Ron Westphal Chevrolet showroom weekdays 9-9 and Saturdays 9-6.  If you have any questions or concerns our Customer Care Team can be reached at 630-898-9630.  We also have a website at http://www.WestphalChevy.com that’s open 24 hours a day.

 

Detailed Video 2018 Chevy Traverse High Country Interior Jet:Loft Brown Leather

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Detailed Video 2018 Chevy Traverse High Country Interior Jet:Loft Brown Leather

If you have any questions, concerns or just want to chat…please call our Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630.  Our sales department is open from 9-9 Monday through Friday and from 9-6 on Saturdays.  Want to see more 2018 Traverse models?  Visit our website anytime!

Chevy’s Hydrogen-Fueled Future

Chevy's Hydrogen-Fueled FutureThe Army has long coveted the technology because it brings a combination of desperately-needed fuel efficiency and near-silent operation to the battlefield.

Chevy’s Hydrogen-Fueled Future

On the outside, it looks like a sporty version of a mid-sized Chevrolet pickup.

But the Army has little interest in its camouflage-chic paint job, its custom wheels or its knobby tires. The Army wants what’s under the hood. It is not a motor.

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Meet the hydrogen-powered ZH-2, an experimental truck built by General Motors and recently tested by the Army at Fort Carson. It has no pistons, no cylinders. Instead it has a space-age fuel cell crammed under the hood that turns pure hydrogen into electricity to run the rig and water vapor that surges out its exhaust.

“One of the things you notice is how quiet it is,” GM’s Chris Colquitt, the lead engineer behind the truck said last week as the ZH-2 quietly whirred behind him.

The fuel cell has essentially no moving parts. It works like a battery that never runs flat because a constant flow of hydrogen and atmospheric oxygen keeps the juice flowing.

The Army has long coveted the technology because it brings a combination of desperately-needed fuel efficiency and near-silent operation to the battlefield.

The American military is the world’s largest consumer of diesel fuel, running up a tab at the pump as high as $13 billion per year.

In battle, fuel costs go up astronomically. Pentagon officials told congress in 2009 that diesel fuel at remote locations in Afghanistan runs more than $400 per gallon when transportation costs are added in.

Brian Butrico, an Army engineer overseeing the ZH-2 said the fuel cell sips fuel at less than half the rate of a Humvee. And unlike Army trucks that guzzle fuel while idling, the fuel cell shuts down.

“The feedback is positive so far,” he said.

Hydrogen used to power the truck isn’t something you can pick up at the neighborhood 7-Eleven. To go along with the truck, Butrico’s colleagues at the Army Tank and Automotive Research and Development Center in Michigan are building a “reformer” that can produce the hydrogen by refining other easily-available fuels.

The hydrogen-maker will be about the size of an Army trailer and could be hauled straight to the battlefield to fuel next-generation rigs.

Butrico said the utility of the fuel cell goes far beyond vehicles.

One of the military’s biggest gas-guzzlers overseas is the generator. At the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Army generators at forward bases converted 357 million gallons of diesel into electricity and ear-splitting noise each year.

In Baghdad, soldiers could determine their proximity to an American base by listening for the generators’ roar.

A fuel cell could kill the noise and cut the fuel consumption by half or more, the Army estimates.

The ZH-2’s fuel cell generates about 50 kilowatts of power that can be fed into its hulking electric motor or fed to other equipment thanks to handy power outlets in the bed.

“It’s the electrification of a vehicle,” Butrico explained.

The ZH-2 is no tree-hugging Tesla, though. It weighs in at more than 3 tons and its electric motor produces a transmission-shredding 256 pounds of torque, politely managed by several internal computers.

For its girth, the truck is surprisingly nimble, gliding easily over Fort Carson’s tank trails and gullies.

For all its charm, though, the ZH-2 will never wear Army green into battle.

The truck is an experiment designed to examine the fuel cell itself rather than the sheet metal and drive train around it.

Colquitt said GM engineers put the truck together in about a year by marrying the car maker’s experimental fuel cell to parts from several vehicles in its stable. The one-of-a-kind ZH-2 is about a quarter Chevy Colorado, part Camaro, part Corvette and part Volt, too.

The fuel cell itself was used in a wider consumer market experiment based on the Chevrolet Equinox, a vehicle commonly spotted on the sidelines of youth soccer games.

“We’ve pushed the boundary with this,” Colquitt said of the ZH-2.

The ultra-green pickup could be the progenitor for generations of hydrogen powered military vehicles.

“We’re investigating it,” Butrico said.

Read more about Chevy’s Hydrogen-Fueled Future at the Source: Colorado’s Fort Carson Pioneers Hydrogen-Fueled Future

Training with Chevy Tahoes and the Delta Force

Chevrolet Tahoes available for sale at Ron Westphal Chevy in Aurora, ILU.S. federal, state, and municipal governments, and the military depend heavily on a fleet of toughened Chevrolet Tahoes to help them get around safely.

Training with Chevy Tahoes and the Delta Force

Watch any recent American war-based action movie or high-level governmental drama on TV and you’ll notice there’s almost always a convoy of Chevy SUVs whisking VIPs around with heavily armed escorts on board. It’s actually one of the things Hollywood gets right. Far from product placement, the real life U.S. federal, state, and municipal governments, the military, and various security services depend heavily on a fleet of toughened Chevrolet Tahoes and Suburbans to help them get around safely and effectively.

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Training with Chevy Tahoes and the Delta ForceAnd the specialized use of one of GM’s most successful model ranges in its history isn’t just confined to American soil. Wherever the U.S. has an official presence internationally, you can bet there’s a fleet of Tahoes and Suburbans at their disposal. Take the Army’s elite Delta Force, for example. When they’re deployed on a high-value target security detail or other special ops mission, chances are they rely on said fleet to accomplish their objectives.

Chevrolet Tahoe looks great on screen and in your drivewayIn an effort to underscore how effective their vehicles are in intense, real world situations, Chevrolet invited us to The Range Complex (TRC) in North Carolina, about two hours outside of Raleigh. Set in between the Army’s Fort Bragg and the Marines’ Camp LeJeune bases on 978 acres, TRC is a special-ops training facility founded by Delta Force veterans, many of whom have some 20-plus years of experience in the field under their belts. The military’s most elite fighters and other special operatives train at TRC to prepare for highly dangerous, highly classified missions and other security operations, like the raid by the Navy’s SEAL Team Six that took out Osama bin Laden, or the defense of the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya, during the siege of the facility in 2012. These guys are the real deal, and so are the Chevys they drive.

Read More from the Source: Midnight Mission: Training with Chevy Tahoes and the Delta Force | Automobile Magazine

2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Rolls Out to Customers – Motor Trend

The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is headed to early order customers this month and is now on sale nationwide.

Looking for a ZR2 for yourself?  Give us a call at 630-898-9630 or drop by our showroom weekdays from 9-9 or on Saturdays from 9-6.  Or, visit us online at www.WestphalChevy.com

Source: 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Rolls Out to Customers – Motor Trend

The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback in Premier trim is perfect as a daily driver and for adventuresome road trips, but perhaps not ideally suited to canyon carving.

2017 Chevrolet Hatchback reviewThe 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback in Premier trim is perfect as a daily driver and for adventuresome road trips, but perhaps not ideally suited to canyon carving.

We’ve got over 400 new Chevrolet vehicles in stock and in transit to choose from!  Why not stop by Ron Westphal Chevrolet and test drive a new Chevy Cruze or maybe a Camaro?  Why not?

Source: The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback in Premier trim is perfect as a daily driver and for adventuresome road trips, but perhaps not ideally suited to canyon carving.

 

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February Chevy rebates in Aurora, IL

The February Chevy rebates in Aurora, IL are monumental.

February Chevy rebates in Aurora, IL Ron Westphal ChevroletMinutes ago, GM just announced $5000 rebates on select new remaining 2016 models in stock.  Shop 2016 models now.

Find your Chevy and then call Ron Westphal Chevy’s Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630 for complete up-to-date pricing information including the latest incentives. New 2016 models are almost SOLD OUT, so call us a.s.a.p. before they’re all gone.

February Chevy rebates in Aurora, IL and incentives highlights

Here are just some of the highlights.  For a complete list visit our Chevy Incentive Page or call us at 630-898-9630.

Bonus Bonus Tags up to $5000 on select new 2016 models, up to $3000 on select new 2017 models.

  • Sign/Drive Lease on new 2017 Chevy Equinox
  • 0% apr x 60 months available on new 2017 Volt, Traverse, Impala^
  • Truck Month Specials all month long
  • $2000 Down Payment Assistance on new 2016/2017 Silverado models when financing through GM Financial^
  • Bonus Cash select new models
  • Bonus Bonus Cash select new models

*Contact dealer for details.  May not be compatible with other programs.  Plus tax, license and fees.  Offer ends Feb. 28th, 2017.

^Must be approved by lender.  Contact dealer for details.  May not be compatible with other programs.  Plus tax, license and fees.  Offer ends Feb. 28th, 2017.

How to operate the trailer brake on 2017 Silverado

How to operate the trailer brake on 2017 Chevrolet Silverado.

We get this question all the time.  So, here is video that explains how the trailer brake works on the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado.

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