Will the new Chevy SS Sport Sedan excel where the Pontiac G8 GXP and GTO failed? We go deep undercover and ask all the right questions to bring you our take – find out more inside.
by Tim King on November 20, 2013
by Nigel Dobbie on June 28, 2013
In fairness to the ACO / FIA, the balance of performance is a hugely difficult task, and all of the manufacturers will do whatever they can to make it appear their car is slower before the race. This year the ACO / FIA got it badly wrong….
by Mike Magda on June 11, 2013
Keeping up with the fast-changing developments in piston design can be challenging for the engine builder. Trey McFarland of Mahle Motorsports answers questions about topics like piston speed, coatings and materials.
by Rick Seitz on May 22, 2013
Trim the fat with downsizing, use lightweight body panels and mechanical components, and let’s see how quick we can reach that 600 horsepower mark while achieving 45-50 MPG on the highway. Now that’s worth bragging about.
by Nigel Dobbie on March 19, 2013
With two hours to go, ex-Corvette Racing driver Olivier Beretta in the Risi Ferrari 458 led by just over a minute from the recovering #4 Corvette with Oliver Gavin at the wheel. Tommy Milner took over for the final stints with still more than 30 seconds to find in the last hour…
by Paul Huizenga on March 7, 2013
Publishing titan Robert E. Petersen founded the museum with the intention of creating a very different sort of experience for car lovers, and no matter what the current theme might be, a visit to the Petersen is worth taking time for as a part of any visit to SoCal.
by Clifton Klaverweiden on February 6, 2013
Does the new Gen V small-block Chevy mean the end of the line for the LS movement? Or will the LS platform remain the max-performance engine of choice as the aftermarket and tuners struggle to crack the more complex ECU of the LT1?
by Rick Tavel on January 10, 2013
The Barrett-Jackson auctions are a must-attend for any true car nut, even if you’re just window shopping and never bid. But how does a first-timer survive the sensory overload with sanity intact? Read on and find out…
The late-model GTO never made much of an impact on the sales floor. But on the streets, dragstrips, road courses, and in the hearts of many Americans, it has become a cult favorite, leaving it’s tire marks all over the pavement from coast to coast. Rick gives us his take on the modern Goat in his latest editorial.
by Bobby Kimbrough on November 15, 2012
Have you ever gotten the feeling that Federal Government help simply hurts too much to accept. Our Tech Editor talks about that issue and explains what you can do to prevent it.
by Blair Sonnen on November 8, 2012
As part of our ongoing series of editorials penned by aftermarket insiders, we asked Pfadt Race Engineering’s Blair Sonnen about what their game plan is for parts development once the 2014 C7 Corvette is launched. Here’s what he shared with us…
Evolution can be a funny thing. It’s a natural part of life and although it’s usually a good thing, it makes one reminiscent of days gone by. Even though I’ve had a deep-rooted obsession with cars all my life, I can remember when I became fully-involved with this hobby twelve years ago.
by Paul Huizenga on August 31, 2012
Surprisingly, most of the time when someone doesn’t work out, it’s not because they are bad writers or can’t tell an F-bomb from a F-stop – it’s some kind of self-sabotaging behavior…
On a recent balmy, sunny Southeastern Friday, just under 50 cars competed in the Grassroots Motorsports (GRM) 2012 Ultimate Track Car Challenge (UTCC). The event happens every year at the historic, scenic and exhilarating Virginia International Raceway, between South Boston and Danville, Virginia.
Many of us in the car hobby often focus on adding horsepower and reducing weight in our race cars. Which is great, but all too often do we neglect our own bodies as a result.
by Paul Huizenga on July 18, 2012
The behind the scenes story of how we found a video of the 2014 Corvette’s nose being manufactured, didn’t realize what we had, got a bunch of links back from two dozen different websites, and then had to hide it all once again because we don’t have a bunch of money to spend proving that we’re right.
by JustinAbbott on July 10, 2012
Zip’s VP and Technical Supervisor takes us through how well the LS3 responds to simple upgrades, and makes the case for the LS platform being the best V8 Chevy’s ever made, hands down.
by Paul Huizenga on June 1, 2012
One of the hottest current topics among the Corvette faithful has been what the next-gen C7 Corvette, slated to debut as a 2014 model, will be like. Now, thanks to a strategic leak, we can reveal notes from the design team never before seen outside the cloistered and sworn-to-secrecy C7 Corvette engineering staff.
by Blair Sonnen on May 31, 2012
While everybody wants to be able to say they have “race car” parts on their street ride, often the compromises involved make for a miserable experience in the real world. Pfadt Race Engineering’s Blair Sonnen gives us some insight into how to make the right choice for your balance of road and track use.
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by Clifton Klaverweiden on May 15, 2012
Dragstrips are businesses, and they are subject to the same laws of economics as any other business. Good ones will flourish, while mismanaged ones will fail. But racing enthusiasts have a major role to play in the success of a track – we are the only ones that can control the demand for a dragstrip’s services…