CHICAGO — A special-edition 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Indianapolis 500 model will arrive in showrooms priced at $47,000 this spring, Chevrolet announced at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show on Wednesday. Pricing includes an $850 destination charge.
The biggest question, of course, is how soon does Chevrolet expect them to sell out and how can consumers get their hands on one."Yes, we do expect it to sell out," said David Caldwell, Chevrolet spokesman, in a phone conversation with Inside Line on Wednesday. "Our dealers will know very soon if they'll get one. I advise consumers to ask your dealer."
Although it won't be arriving in dealers until sometime early next year, the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 made an early appearance in Chicago today. Resurrecting a designation first used on a now-legendary limited-production 1969 Camaro model, this new addition to the lineup is on track to become the most powerful, best-performing and technologically advanced Camaro in history and a more-than-formidable foe for the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.
It’s no secret that folks didn’t like the Acura TL’s beak-like grille when the sedan was redesigned for 2009. For 2012, that beak gets filed down, and overall the front end looks stubbier, thanks to a shorter front overhang. The car loses 1.5 inches in length overall.
The all new 2011 Chrysler 200 is all set to make an appearance in Worldwide auto show at 2011 Chicago. 103rd edition of the Chicago Auto Show will be held McCormick. The very new, improved and promising 2011 Chrysler 200 will now be available devoid of all the complains once made by it’s users and the company promises that this sedan is one of the best ever made by the company.
Every minute detail of the car has been redesigned. According to the company spokesperson, the car is a perfect blend of style and comfortability which makes a ride a memorable experience for people of every generation. Lets look at some of the improved features of Chrysler 200 -
This was the highest-performing Camaro and the most technically advanced car ever developed in its class.
The ZL1 is powered by the LSA 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine, which will produce an estimated 550 horsepower and 550 lb.ft. of torque. Built on GM’s legendary all-aluminum, small-block V-8 architecture, the engine features an intercooled supercharger system, premium heat-resistant aluminum-alloy cylinder heads and other details designed to ensure its exceptional performance is delivered with smoothness and refinement.
General Motors pulled the covers off the 2012 Buick Regal eAssist this morning and said it expects the mild hybrid sedan to get an EPA fuel economy rating of 37 mpg on the highway and 26 mpg in the city.
Ralph Gilles (pictured) really likes the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT-8. And I'm not quite sure it has anything to do with the car's 465-horsepower 6.4-liter Hemi V8 or the car's 175-mph top speed. This new top speed is thanks to a lower-drag body -- you'll notice the rockers that accentuate the car's coke-bottle shape -- that features a new negative-pressure hood instead of the old car's gaping hood scoop.
#CAS Here's the new face of the 2012 Acura TL, and after the jump, you can watch that face drive out onto the stage at Acura's stand at the Chicago auto show. In the metal, the car looks cleaner but more conservative than the 2009-'11 TL, and a hair closer to the 2004-'08 generation we liked a great deal. Like is still too strong a word for the 2012 TL's design, but it's growing on us steadily with each sip of weak Midwestern coffee.
More substantively, the TL picks up the long-overdue six-speed automatic transmission, and it matches revs on downshifts, and will double-downshift when you're on the brakes hard going into a corner.
We'll drive this car in a few weeks in Texas, and sales begin in mid-March.
If there was one thing the new Buick Regal needed to compete, it was uh...better highway mileage. And now that final piece to the puzzle has been revealed with the new eAssist version of the mid-sized Buick.
General Motors has finally let one of its biggest cats out of its bag: The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will be officially rated at 580 horsepower and 556 pound-feet of torque.
Al Oppenheiser, chief engineer of the Camaro, is justifiably proud of his creation, saying, "The Camaro ZL1 delivers supercar performance and technology in the sports-car segment. For sheer power, the ZL1 delivers more horsepower than a Ferrari 458, more torque than an Aston Martin DB9 V12, and a better power-to-weight ratio than a Porsche 911 Carrera GTS."
The Hyundai Elantra GT has 55 cubic feet of cargo room..
A rear view of the Hyundai Elantra GT..
A rear view of the Hyundai Elantra GT
Volkswagen adds a diesel engine option to the Beetle..
The view from the driver's seat..
Front view of Mazda MX-5 Miata Special Edition..
Mazda is adding a bit of extra mojo to the MX-5 Miata at the Chicago auto show, debuting a limited-run variant with a hardtop and contrasting trim.