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Acura NSX ‘Dream Project’, 2017. A special version of the NSX will be presented at SEMA developed in collaboration with ScienceofSpeed, the ‘Dream Project’ gets aerodynamic upgrades and powertrain modifications, giving the Japanese supercar a look inspired by GT3 racing, along with a power boost over the standard tune


The ICON D200 Reformer is a 1965 Dodge D200 Crew Cab built on a 2006 Dodge 3500 truck chassis. It features a Kore Baja chase suspension, 37-inch BFGoodrich A/T tires, Hutchinson bead lock wheels and ICON-designed stainless trim details (notice the ICON name on the front quarter and hood). The interior is highlighted by Parabellum bison hides on the seats, Rolls-Royce wilton wool carpting, LED lighting throughout and a JL Audio system with interconnectivity with iPhones. This truck was featured in the OPTIMA Batteries booth at the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.


The 1957 Corvette ‘Air Box’ Roadster

Nineteen fifty-seven was a pivotal year for the Chevrolet Corvette. It was the first year for a four-speed transmission, while its Small Block V-8 grew to 283 cubic inches (4.6L) and offered mechanical fuel injection. Those “fuelie” models established a new performance benchmark by delivering one horsepower for each cubic inch of displacement.

It was also the first year Chevrolet offered options dedicated to enhancing the Corvette’s track capability. They included option 579E, known as the “airbox” package, and option 684, which was a heavy-duty suspension package commonly known as the “big brake” package. The airbox package featured a special sealed air intake that drew cooler air from the front of the engine compartment which helped the fuelie 283 run stronger during long races.

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Drag Development Program Adds Camaro ZL1

The Chevrolet Performance Camaro Drag Race Development Program takes another step forward with the addition of the Camaro ZL1, which has run a best 10.000-second quarter-mile ET at 137.78 mph during official testing, along with a 1.415-second 60-foot time.

Launched in the spring of 2016 with Camaro SS and announced at last year’s SEMA Show, the Drag Development program explores the capability of the Camaro on the drag strip through targeted performance, chassis and safety enhancements, including concept high-performance parts designed to improve launch and traction attributes. Building on lessons learned from the Camaro SS drag development program, the team is evaluating several “bolt-on” features and calibrations for the Camaro ZL1, with plans to continue testing in 2018 and evaluate a portfolio of products to be released through Chevrolet Performance.

For the Camaro ZL1 development vehicle, achieving the 10-second quarter-mile ET was driven by power-enhancing components that helped push its supercharged LT4 engine past the 700-horsepower threshold, while drag-focused calibrations for the electronic limited-slip differential and magnetic ride control systems helped the car launch more effectively. A rear small brake package and solid rear cradle mounts are among the additional components used in testing that are now available for sale.

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First Look: The 2018 Corvette Carbon 65 Edition

The first Corvette rolled out of the factory on June 30, 1953. Chevrolet is commemorating the 65th anniversary of that debut with a new Corvette Carbon Edition 65 package offered on 2018 Grand Sport and Z06 models.

Limited to only 650 vehicles, each with a unique vehicle identification number, the distinctive package blends visible carbon-fiber exterior elements similar to the Corvette Racing C7.R with a new Ceramic Matrix Gray exterior color and unique interior appointments that include a carbon fiber-rimmed steering wheel.

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