Chevrolet Surprises at Los Angeles Auto Show 2014

What is Chevrolet doing when it’s not designing a new car? Well, it’s participating at the best auto show in Los Angeles that’s for sure. And Chevrolet doesn’t come empty handed but bearing lots of super-tuned gifts. Just like Santa Claus, only a little better!

The amazing company raised the stakes with a Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo which was presented recently at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Nothing impressive so far? What if I told you that it has a futuristic design and a laser-based propulsion?

A bit of ‘history’

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This great concept was named after the Chaparral Racing company located in Texas. The collaboration between Chevrolet and Chaparral started 45 years ago and it doesn’t seem to want to stop now. On the contrary. In time it only gets better! If we are to check out this concept we can tell that it’s a car that looks towards the future and which wants to innovate the automotive industry.

What’s so good about it?

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It propels a lightweight chassis with a 671-kW laser which is powered by a lithium-ion battery. In addition to this it adds a generator and it reaches the outstanding number of 900 hp. We don’t know how they did it but what we can tell you is that in the Gran Turismo 6 game, this Chevrolet goes from 0-60 mph to 240 mph in just 1.5 seconds.

But what about technology in Chevrolet Chaparral?

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The team who built the car made sure that the weight was minimized by using lightweight aerodynamics. Add stripped-out cockpit with instrumentation placed inside the helmet of the driver and the results are outstanding. This car is the true embodiment of advanced technology and of how its creators see the future. And if we are to check out the photos I would say that the future looks pretty good. What do you think?

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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series

AMG for the win

Mercedes cars for some are the pinnacle. They are everything you could ever want in a car, and much more. If you have the money then buying one of Germany’s finest exports is a no-brainer. If you are a bit more flush then buying a Mercedes AMG is just as logical. And, if you are really making the cheddar then you cannot ignore buying a Mercedes AMG Black Series.

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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series

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So what is it packing?

The SLS draws inspiration from the SLS AMG GT3 race car, which has won 37 races in GT3 since 2010. In short, it is a very, very speedy car.

As for the Black Series, its AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine is capable of churning out 631 hp – that is a whole 60 hp more than the regular SLS AMG GT Coupe – Mercedes have also managed to make it 70kg lighter than the coupe. The increased power and the lighter body mean that the Black Series is quick out the trap; it can reach 62 mph in 3.6 seconds.

Other additions to make the drive as enjoyable as possible include the AMG Speedshift DCT 7-speed sports transmission, AMG ride control suspension, electronically controlled AMG rear axle differential lock and AMG ceramic high-performance brake system. All of these factors together make for one completely unforgettable experience.

Inside the car you get the usual Mercedes treatment whilst retaining that air of sportiness, with bucket-seats and a carbon-fibre trim. The German company as always have used high-quality materials showcasing sublime workmanship and exquisitely designed details, yet have somehow managed to strip back. A Black Series exclusive is the so-called “3D Seam” which runs horizontally along the dashboard: an Alcantara strip features across the entire width of the leather covering.

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