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2011 Chevy Camaro Convertible Price Announced

September 30th, 2010 2 comments

The 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible is official and the price has been announced! Chevy says the Camaro Convertible will go on sale soon and say the price will start at $30,000 (which is what we were expecting). If you want to see the car in person before it goes on sale, you can see it at the LA International Auto Show on November 17th, but you’ll have to wait until February 2011 until you can get your hands on one.

The Chevy Camaro Convertible SS comes with the availability of a 6.2L V8 which makes 426 horsepower, and a V6 which makes 312 horsepower. I’m sure there is going to be plenty of Chevy Camaro Parts available for the Convertible very quick!

The 21st century rebirth of the Chevrolet Camaro opens a new chapter when the 2011 Camaro Convertible premieres at the Los Angeles International Auto Show on Nov. 17.

The Camaro Convertible will arrive in Chevrolet showrooms in February 2011. Starting price will be $30,000, including $850 destination. (Full details will be released later this year.)

“The Convertible will make the all-new Camaro, already a smash-hit, even more desirable to a greater range of drivers,” says Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet Marketing.

The Convertible model will be available in the same basic model offering as the Camaro Coupe. The standard model will have a 312-hp Direct Injection V6 engine featuring 29 miles per gallon on the highway. The SS model will feature the 6.2-liter V8 engine producing 426 hp. A six-speed manual transmission will be standard, with an optional six-speed automatic.

Camaro is America’s most popular sports car, seizing leadership in U.S. sales with the coupe model that launched in spring of 2009 as a 2010 model. The right to purchase one of the first Convertibles was recently sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction for $205,000, with all proceeds donated to charity.

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze

November 29th, 2009 1 comment

2011 Chevrolet Cruze

The 2011 Chevy Cruze is Chevy’s latest car to help battle against the Ford Focus and Honda Civic for the fiercely competitive small car market. This 2011 Chevy Cruze is slated for the North American market, and will feature a few different engines, one of which is our particular favorite which is a turbo Chevy Cruze that is expected to get 40 mpg. It will be interesting to us to see how modifiable this engine will be, and how much power it can make with mods such as a bigger turbo, boost controller, intake and exhaust, while maintaining its high fuel economy.

2011 Chevrolet Cruze

We are very impressed with the interior of the 2011 Chevy Cruze and love the two tone approach that Chevy has used which gives it a very European luxury look and feel. The colors here remind us of a BMW or Mercedes interior color, and we simply love it.

2011 Chevrolet Cruze

The rear end of the 2011 Chevy Cruze looks very clean and quality. We hope that Chevy puts in the investment to offer these cars with the wheels shown here, as opposed to cheap and flimsy wheel covers that make the car look cheap. We’re excited about the new cars from Detroit, and hope that unlike the Chevy Camaro which is built in Canada, this car will actually be built right here in the USA.

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ZEX 2010 V6 Camaro Nitrous System

June 29th, 2009 No comments

ZEX™ introduces the first nitrous system on the market specifically designed for the new 2010 Chevy V6 Camaro, capable of up to 100 additional horsepower

With the release of the new 2010 Chevy Camaro, ZEX™ engineers have custom designed a nitrous system specifically tailored for the new technology, direct injection V6. ZEX™ engineers not only tuned the kit to add 55-100 additional horsepower but also made the installation easy and ensured engine safety at the same time.

This innovative nitrous system’s Active Fuel Control™ adjusts fuel delivery with changes in nitrous bottle pressure, so that your engine never runs too rich or too lean while spraying. In addition, the system also offers an electronic TPS switch for reliable system activation at wideopen throttle; perfect for the Camaro’s throttle-by-wire system. These patented, innovative features are what makes a ZEX™ nitrous system unlike any other nitrous system out there. The easy-to-install ZEX™ nitrous kit is available in both the classic purple powder-coated bottle and our new Blackout series with its black powder-coated bottle. The ZEX™ kit is simply the easiest way to add serious performance to the new Camaro while at the same time ensuring engine safety. With all of the extra torque and horsepower, you will be passing SS Camaros in no time!

Quick Summary

Product: ZEX™ 2010 V6 Camaro Nitrous System
Part Number: #82367 (Classic Purple Nitrous System); #82367B (Blackout Nitrous System™)

Features & Benefits:
Adjustable from 55-100 additional horsepower
Active Fuel Control™ adjusts fuel delivery with changes in nitrous bottle pressure
Throttle-by-wire TPS switch activates nitrous at wide-open throttle
Nitrous system operates at an engine safe air/fuel ratio
Easy installation and a tune that maximizes engine safety and power; a must with the V6 Camaro’s direct injection engine

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ACT releases 02-05 WRX Xtreme Clutch Kits & Cobalt SS Clutch Kits

June 10th, 2009 No comments

ACT has released Xtreme clutch kits for the 02-05 Subaru WRX and Heavy Duty clutch kits for the 05-07 Chevy Cobalt SS. These kits will be available in the coming weeks.

Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released a new Xtreme performance clutch kit and components for the 02 – 05 Subaru WRX.

ACT’s new clutch kit for the WRX features an Xtreme Pressure Plate that incorporates hardened diaphragm fingers for decreased wear and provides a 64% increase in clamp force over the stock unit.

The ACT Street Clutch Kit combines the Xtreme Pressure Plate and a Performance Organic Street Disc, a disc that features special performance organic friction materials to withstand increased heat and abuse, steel backed linings for high burst strength and modifications engineered for quicker shifting. The ACT Street Clutch Kit provides increased pedal feel, smooth engagement and significantly improved consistency, durability and increased torque capacity to 505 ft. lbs.

ACT Race Clutch Kits will hold 646 ft. lbs. of torque. Metallic Ceramic Xtreme Discs are available in 4 and 6 puck sprung and un-sprung hub designs and are very durable while allowing for quick shifting. The Xtreme Discs are designed for high power engines and are recommended for track use only.

LANCASTER, CA May 28, 2009
ACT RACE CLUTCH KIT (4 PUCK) SB3-XTR4 646 ft/lbs 64%
ACT RACE CLUTCH KIT (6 PUCK) SB3-XTR6 646 ft/lbs 64%

ACT clutches deliver the maximum holding power by applying a series of sound engineering advancements to new (not rebuilt) components which maximizes load and reduces flex. The result is maximum torque capacity, long life and clean, fast shifting. ACT is a premier clutch manufacturer that has more than 300 different applications and more than 500 performance clutch kits. The company’s product line features clutches and forged flywheels for the most popular vehicles in the sport compact, domestic and truck market.

ACT is headquartered in Lancaster, California.

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