More than just another aerodynamic concept vehicle, the Chevrolet Express, initially shown in 1987, was the latest iteration of General Motors' long-running experimentation with the gas turbine.
Powered by a mid-mounted GM AGT-5 turbine, the Express was designed to be capable of running at a constant 150 miles per hour. Not a toy for the hot rodder, it was to be part of a system of federal limited access highways where high-speed travel was the norm.
The four-passenger, two-door car was accessed with a hatch raising the roof. Coefficient of drag was an amazing .195. Ground effects built into the carbon-fiber body, covered wheels and engine location were all part of the speed package.
Electronic gadgetry abounded including drive-by-wire controls, instrumentation and three dash-mounted screens and cameras replacing mirrors.
The car was seen briefly in an opening scene of Back to the Future - Part II.
|Golden Years of Can-Am Racing Showcased at 2016 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion|
|MONTEREY, Calif. March 9, 2016 — Known for its 'excess is barely adequate' reputation, the Can-Am Series was known for its free-wheeling rule interpretations that brought experiments such as big wings, two engines, ground effects, perfecting turbocharging and liberal use of exotic materials. The only hardened rule was the cars were to be 'sports cars,' meaning they had to have room for a passenger. The Golden Anniversary of these over-the-top racers will be a feature race at the Rolex Mon...[Read more...]|
|CORVETTE Z06 C7.R EDITION PAYS TRIBUTE TO RACING LEGACY|
| ||Distinctive appearance package complements capability with special-edition style
LAS VEGAS – When the Z06 rejoined the Corvette lineup in 2015 as the most capable model in the car's long, storied history, it also joined an elite fraternity of the world's most capable supercars – with performance proven on the track, including winning Car and Driver's 2015 Lightning Lap evaluation.
The Corvette Z06's capability is derived in no small part from technology and experience leverag...[Read more...]|
|CHEVY INTRODUCES CAMARO ACCESSORIES, PERFORMANCE PARTS|
|• Broad range of components designed to enhance personalization and driving fun|
DETROIT – As the all-new Gen Six Camaro rolls into showrooms this fall, Chevrolet is matching its introduction with accessories and performance parts that enable greater personalization and driving fun.
From performance air intake and exhaust systems, to lowering kits, ground-effects packages, spoilers and even performance Brembo® brake systems, the lineup is designed to offer customers choices fo...[Read more...]
|CHEVY REVEALS PRICE, ONLINE VISUALIZER FOR 2016 CAMARO|
|• Gen Six Camaro offers more performance, technology and customization choices|
DETROIT – As production of the lighter, more powerful, more advanced 2016 Camaro grows near, Chevrolet revealed more details to help customers tailor their Gen Six exactly how they want it, including pricing information and an online visualizer.
The 2016 Camaro offers higher levels of performance, technology and refinement, starting at a suggested retail price of $26,695 for the Camaro 1LT, while t...[Read more...]
|CADILLAC ATS-V.R READY FOR RACE DEBUT|
|O'Connell and Pilgrim back, new Pace Car
DETROIT - Cadillac Racing is ready to debut the all-new Cadillac ATS-V.R race car in the opening round of the Pirelli World Challenge Series at the Circuit of the America's in Austin, Texas, March 6-8.
The ATS-V.R is the racing extension of the upcoming 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe. The race car encompasses more than a decade of V-Series engineering experience into the brand's first compact performance model. The new ATS-V.R meets interna...[Read more...]|