The Worst Kept Secret in Motor City

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Is the Motor City keeping a secret? Clues are everywhere, pointing to the notion that the C8 Corvette is no longer just a rumor. The infamous but non-existent and much denied C8 mid-engine Corvette was recently captured on film by Car and Driver Magazine on the GM proving grounds in Miford, Michigan. What is a mid-engine vehicle and why does anyone really care? Well, if you are a racing enthusiast, you know that out-of-this-world performance cars that run in Formula One or Indy races are mid-engine cars. Mid-engine cars have their engines behind the driver in front of the rear wheels. This better distributes the weight of the engine and creates more balanced handling of the vehicle. In essence, a mid-engine vehicle is one that MOVES and moves FAST!

Other clues the C8 is imminent include the trademarking of the names Corvette E-Ray and Corvette Manta Ray by GM this year. (GM loves to name Corvettes after monster-fish like Mako Shark and Stingray.) Also, the previous head of product development for General Motors, the incredible Bob Lutz, confirmed with the Detroit News that the $800 million recently announced by GM to be invested into improvements of the Bowling Green plant where Corvettes are produced, is the same amount he asked for to develop the mid-engine C8 back in 2007. Coincidence you say? Then why is the Bowling Green plant scheduled for hiatus in 2017, heh? That only happens when something big is going down.

Finally, the Detroit News podcast show, Mike and Mike, which covers the auto beat, recently podcasted an interview with reporters who claim they have confirmation the project is a go. The C8 mid-engine Corvette rumor has so much credence that it isn’t a rumor—Corvette die-hards are putting down deposits on a vehicle that is still running around the rumor mill and not down an assembly line!

We at Pine Belt Chevrolet are unable to confirm or deny anything regarding the rumored C8 mid-engine vehicle except, yea-hah, baby!

 

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Why You Should Buy a Used Chevrolet Volt

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The range-extended car that operates on electricity from Chevrolet and is known as Chevrolet Volt has received the highest scores on owner satisfaction in comparison to all the other models sold by General Motors since the time it started to do customer surveys for its buyers. In fact, the features of Chevrolet Volt are so appealing that it has managed to draw new buyers who had not even thought of going for a Chevy earlier.

According to a report shared by GM, about 2/3rd of the Volt miles and eighty percent of Volt trips operate on chargeable batteries that can be charged by electricity though it has a relatively less range of about 35 to 38 miles. This indicates that here is a car that offers you all the benefits of electric running and there is no anxiety about its charge running out fast.

The reason for this feature is that Volt is powered by a 1.4 liter engine that is switched on if the battery charge is low and recharges it so that the car can move for over another 300 miles. Though the concept is great, it is quite complicated to market, advertise and market the same and General Motors have not had the success of doing any of that till date.

With the entry of Chevrolet Volt in the used-car segment, it seems to be a reliable and superior quality option for all such customers who prefer to drive an electric car for most of the times but also need an assurance that even when the battery is low, the car can move about another 250 miles continuously.

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The Chevrolet SS Is Great Car, Often Gotten For Cheap, Used

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Whenever there will be a list made for all those good cars that people are not purchasing, the name of Chevrolet SS will definitely feature in it. The Chevy SS is equipped with superb features such as rear-wheel drive, mag-ride suspension and a 415 horsepower engine with LS3 V8. It can be easily considered as an E39 M5 of modern times. However, despite having all the qualities of a great car, its sale has not been impressive. The reason for such dismissal performance is not because people do not want to buy them but because they are not getting the one that they would want to.

When the production of Pontiac G8 was stopped, there were many who had requested GM for another rear-drive, V8 sports sedan. It was in the year 2013 when an announcement was made by Chevrolet that it is introducing the Chevrolet SS and the fans were absolutely thrilled. But soon it was disclosed that the model is not equipped with a manual transmission.

In 2015, one thing was very clear for the car experts. As far as performance was concerned, Chevrolet SS definitely had an edge. Perhaps that is why many people are baffled about its lack of sales. One of the reasons that have led to its poor sales performance may be inadequate marketing activities to promote the features of Chevrolet SS which is indeed a shame. Moreover, when you drive this car, you realize what a sublime experience it is that is quite rarely available in a big RWD sedan now-a-days. The car is tidy and taught though it is a large sedan.

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