One of our favorite tuners continues to make news this year. Callaway has already announced the Corvette Aerowagon project is a go and they were the first to supercharge the Gen 5 eco-tech engine found in the new Silverado. Today, Callaway officially announced they will be offering the Callaway SS, a supercharged 570 horsepower version of the Chevy SS performance sedan.
Edmunds.com has tested the new 2014 Corvette Stingray against just about every car seemingly imaginable, including the 2014 Porsche Cayman S, 2013 BMW M3, 2014 Nissan GT-R, 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S, and 2013 SRT Viper.
Now along comes the 2014 Ford Shelby GT500.
Before the test, Edmunds wonders aloud if the Corvette can overcome the deficit of 202 horsepower and 166 lb-ft to Ford’s supercar. The quick answer is an overwhelming yes.
There’s no doubt that the new Gen 5 Small block engines found in the Corvette Stingray and the Chevrolet Silverado are the most technologically advanced engines that Chevrolet has ever built. But concerns about some of the new fuel savers like direct injection, variable valve timing and the active fuel management means that tuners will have the step up their game to unlock the hidden power the LT1 is capable of providing.
Although many tuners are already promoting their packages for LT1 upgrades, only Callaway has demonstrated the ability to actually supercharge an engine in the “Eco-Tec” family by installing an Eaton TVS Supercharger on a 2014 5.3L Silverado.
We were very surprised to learn that the 4th installment of the “Transformers” movie franchise from Director Michael Bay has started filming out in Monument Valley near the borders of Arizona and Utah. Joining the cast of cars to be featured in the movie is the 2014 Corvette Stingray.
Some of us like to collect cars and others like to collect stamps. And if you like both you are probably ecstatic over the United States Postal Service recognizing muscle cars and Mecum’s venerated Indy Auction with commemorative stamps. Mecum’s annual Spring Indianapolis Auction has been recognized around the world as not only the original muscle car auction but one of the largest. This year will be Dana Mecum’s 26th Original Spring Classic and with the emphasis on muscle cars is the perfect place for the U.S. Postal Service to highlight its five new limited edition stamps featuring iconic muscle cars. The stamps will be featured on display and be available for purchase during the Indianapolis auction which runs now through Sunday, May 19th.
With the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray due on the streets in just a few short months, Chevrolet apparently is targeting some pretty stiff competition.
MotorTrend.com is reporting that two Stingrays have been captured by KGP Photography cameras on the road with a Ferrari 458 Italia, an Audi R8 V10 convertible, a McLaren MP4-12C, and a Porsche 911 Carrera S.