Monday, July 25, 2011

Pontiac Firebird

Pontiac Firebird 2011

Pontiac Firebird | Car Review | Pontiac Firebird built BY the Pontiac division of General Motors  (GM) 1967-2002. The Firebird was introduced the same year as car manufacturer's platform-sharing model , the Chevrolet Camaro. This was the same time of launching of the 1968 Mercury Cougar, which shared its platform for a another pony car, the Ford Mustang.

Pontiac Firebird 1998

Pontiac Firebird were powered by various four-cylinder, six cylinder and V8 engines of different General Motors  divisions. Although primarily Pontiac-powered until 1977, Firebirds were built a number of different engines in nearly every GM division until 1982 when GM began to stop the engines it felt useless, and disseminate models of success both for individual industries, or between all divisions to use the new engines for the corporate architecture. - CAR REVIEW

Pontiac Firebird 1968

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Chevrolet Camaro

Chevy Camaro 2000

Chevrolet Camaro | Car Review | Chevrolet Camaro is a car manufactureD by General Motors (GM) with the Chevrolet brand, classified as a pony car, and some versions as muscle cars. It 'went on sale September 29, 1966 for 1967 model year and was designed as rival model to Ford Mustang. Car shared the platform and major components with the Pontiac Firebird, also introduced in 1967.

Chevy Camaro 2000

Four distinct generations of the Camaro were developed before production ended in 2002. The nameplate was revived again on a concept car that evolved into the fifth-generation Camaro; production started on March 16, 2009. The car was also featured in Transformers, as a main character named Bumblebee.

Chevy Camaro 1990

Before any official announcement, reports began running during April 1965 within the automotive press that Chevrolet was preparing a competitor to the Ford Mustang, code-named Panther. On June 21, 1966, around 200 automotive journalists received a telegram from General Motors stating, "...Please save noon of June 28 for important SEPAW meeting. Hope you can be on hand to help scratch a cat. Details will follow...(signed) John L. Cutter – Chevrolet Public Relations – SEPAW Secretary." The following day, the same journalists received another General Motors telegram stating, "Society for the Eradication of Panthers from the Automotive World will hold first and last meeting on June 28...(signed) John L. Cutter – Chevrolet Public Relations SEPAW Secretary." These telegrams puzzled the automotive journalists.

Chevy Camaro 1980

On June 28, 1966, General Motors (GM) held a live press conference in Detroit’s Statler-Hilton Hotel. It would be the first time in history that 14 cities were hooked up in real time for a press conference via telephone lines. Chevrolet General Manager Pete Estes started the news conference stating that all attendees of the conference were charter members of the Society for the Elimination of Panthers from the Automotive World and that this would be the first and last meeting of SEPAW. Estes then announced a new car line, project designation XP-836, with a name that Chevrolet chose in keeping with other car names beginning with the letter C such as the Corvair, Chevelle, Chevy II, and Corvette. He claimed the name, "suggests the comradeship of good friends as a personal car should be to its owner" and that "to us, the name means just what we think the car will do... Go!" The new Camaro name was then unveiled. Automotive press asked Chevrolet product managers, "What is a Camaro?" and were told it was "a small, vicious animal that eats Mustangs."

Chevy Camaro 1967

Camaro was introduced for the first time in a press preview in Detroit, Michigan, September 12, 1966, and later in Los Angeles, California, September 19, 1966. Camaro officially goes on sale in dealerships in September 29, 1966 FOR 1967 model year. - CAR REVIEW

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Volvo India, low priced Volvo cars in India 2011 is under consideration

Volvo India, low priced Volvo cars in India 2011 is under consideration | Car Sales | Volvo India is considering the launch of luxury cars at low prices specially designed for Indian markets. Volvo models such as the S60 sedan to be released in versions adapted to improve sales growth and address some of the major automakers in the luxury car segment.

Volvo India, carmakers from Sweden think that if they include vehicles with lower price points rather than only high priced luxury cars, it would generate more sales. Certain facilities available in the top end cars will be stopped such as pedestrian recognition, and lane departure caution as they push prices higher.

According to Mr. Tomas Ernberg, Managing Director of Volvo Auto India, cheaper variants of existing models without added features aren’t altogether undesired in the Indian car market. This will increase sales and push up profits for the company. This is strategically in line with rivals BMW as they have brought out lower cost X1, 3 Series and 5 Series which saw them on top of sales during past two years. Volvo’s S60 is available for Rs.27 lakhs to 34 lakhs and XC60 and XC90 are in the range of Rs. 40 to 44 lakhs.

Volvo Car India's new CEO, Mr. Tomas Ernberg have this to say. "Volvo is looking at extending the lines of the car models in India in its next growth phase. Cheaper variants of existing models are being examined by eliminating certain features that are often not requested by the customer India. This will help to create higher volumes. " - CAR SALES

Volvo India, low priced Volvo cars in India 2011 is under consideration
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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet Corvette | Car Review | The Chevrolet Corvette is a sports car by the Chevrolet division of General Motors (GM) that has been produced in six generations. The first model, a convertible, was designed by Harley Earl and introduced at the GM Motorama in 1953 as a concept show car. Myron Scott is credited for naming the car after the type of small, maneuverable warship called corvette. Originally built in Flint, Michigan and St. Louis, Missouri, the Corvette is currently built in Bowling Green, Kentucky and is the official sports car of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The National Corvette Museum documents the car's worldwide history and hosts the annual event.

After six long and beautiful generations, the Chevrolet Corvette is just as much a hot commodity as it was in 1953 when the first concept was rolled out for all to see. This American-made sports car comes in four different trims: Standard, Grand Sport, Z06, and ZR1.

The standard Corvette and the Grand Sport are both powered by a 6.2L V8 engine that pumps out 430hp and 424 lb-ft of torque. Add the upgraded exhaust system and the models get 436hp and 425 lb-ft of torque. The Grand Sport differentiates itself from the standard model with a few upgrades, Z06 styling cues, and its won gear and rear-axle ratios. The Corvette Z06 is powered by a 7.0L V8 engine producing 505hp and 470 lb-ft of torque and the newer ZR1 boasts a 6.2L supercharged V8 delivering 638hp and 604 lb-ft of torque to the table. - CAR REVIEW

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7 Top Models American Sports Cars

7 Top Models American Sports Cars | Car Review | The old tagline, "Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet," could easily include Ford, Dodge, Pontiac or virtually any domestic auto maker. Cars are an integral part of American culture, and domestic sports cars are even closer to our hearts.

Compiling a list of favorite sports cars was no easy task, so some ground rules had to be set. To make the list, a sports car must have had final assembly in North America, could not be single model-year special editions, must have a street-legal version (whether or not a racing version was made), and, of course, had to be a hit with critics and enthusiasts.

Here is the list of 7 Top Models American Sports Cars:

1. Chevrolet Corvette
Top model years: 1955-1975, 1997-present. Read More..

Chevrolet Corvette 1997

2. Chevrolet Camaro/Pontiac Firebird
Top model years: 1967-2002
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Chevrolet Camaro 2002

3. Ford Mustang
Top model years: 1964-1973, 1997-present

Ford Mustang 1997

4. Ford Thunderbird
Top model years: 1955-1957, 1983-1995 SC model, 2002-2005

Chevrolet Thunderbird 2005

5. Pontiac GTO
Top model years: 1964-1974, 2004-2006

Pontiac GTO 2006

6. Shelby Cobra
Top model years: 1965-1969, 1989-present

Shelby Cobra 2010

7. Oldsmobile Cutlass 442
Top model years: 1965-1971

Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 1971

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