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ZL1 Most Powerful Production Camaro in History

The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is ready to light up the streets when it’s released for sale this fall. With a time of just 3.5 seconds to go from a stop to 60 mph and an 11.4 second quarter-mile with a top speed of 127 mph, the ZL1 provides supercar performance at a price far less than other top sports cars. The coupe will start at $62,135 and the convertible will begin at just a smidge above $69,000, including destination charge. It’s a reasonable price to pay for a 650-horse monster that comes with a supercharged 6.2L V8. “The Camaro ZL1 offers supercar performance with daily-driver refinement, a combination that stacks up against any other sports coupe-at any price-around the world,” according to Chevy marketing director Steve Majoros. Be one of the first to take a test drive when the ZL1 comes to Chapman Chevrolet in September.

1LE a Bit More Tame, But Still Exciting

The 1LE Camaro is a performance package you can add to either the Camaro LT V6 coupe or the 1SS V8 coupe. The package upgrades the suspension on the LT to SS status for a more dynamic ride and superior handling. The SS package gets an electronic differential to control traction to the rear wheels and an FE4 suspension package that includes magnetic ride dampers. The LT runs the 0 to 60 mph race in just 5.2 seconds, while the SS shaves a full second off that time. “Building on Chevrolet’s well-established recipe for track-focused performance, the new 1LE packages expand the performance envelope of the Camaro SS and, for the first time, the Camaro LT,” Chevy’s chief engineer, Al Oppenheiser, said. “You’ll be hard pressed to find more track-capable cars in their respective classes for the money.” The upgrade to the LT coupe will be a $4,500 sticker option. The SS upgrade will cost $6,500.

Camaro Riding Wave of Camaro Honors

After it was redesigned for this model year, the Camaro was honored with a slew of awards, including the prestigious “Car of the Year” from Motor Trend magazine. The editors loved everything from the exterior styling and upgraded interior trim to the power and handling. Even the V6 RS package got rave reviews. “The performance you get out of this six-cylinder is amazing,” said one of the judges. Rather than rest on their laurels, Chevrolet has found a way to make the Camaro even more amazing with the ZL1 and 1 LE upgrade packages. Stay tuned to Chapman Chevrolet to see when you can get your hands on one for a test drive.

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Hood Scoop Keeps Inner Workings Cool

As beautiful as it is functional, the new, patented air intake system for the 2017 Chevy Silverado HD keeps the diesel engine cool under the most extreme driving conditions. Although any vent could provide outside air to the motor, the system developed by Chevrolet also makes sure the air is both dry and clean. It features a separator to keep water and air apart and ensure only dry air feeds the motor. “The 2017 Silverado HD was engineered to provide maximum utility for our customers in even the most extreme situations, “ according to Silverado HD chief engineer Eric Stanczak. “While developing this all-new induction system, we considered our customers towing a maximum-weight trailer through the Eisenhower Tunnel on a hot, rainy summer day.” The Eisenhower is 11,000 feet above sea level and provides one of the toughest tests for trucks in America. See how cool the new air intake system is with a visit later this fall to Chapman Chevrolet.

Eliminating Moisture the Result of Extensive Testing

The new air intake system of the Chevy Silverado HD is the result of many hours of testing by driving in all sorts of different conditions. Once the system takes the air in, it follows a 180-degree turn that causes any moisture to coagulate into heavier droplets that are released through a drain. The dry air then continues on through the filter housing and to the engine. Testing involved real-world conditions including heavy thunderstorms, fog, snow and ice. According to the engineer in charge of splash methodology, heavy rain is not the biggest problem. “Big, heavy raindrops from a thunderstorm are relatively easy to eliminate from air,” Kevin Dunn said. “The more challenging issue comes from the mist-like spray generated by semi trucks on wet highways. Those very fine water droplets prove more challenging to separate from the air. The air intake is an elegant solution that works well with water droplets of all sizes. For customers, the results deliver maximum engine performance and even greater towing confidence.”

Pick the Right HD for Your Needs

Chapman Chevrolet offers a complete lineup of Silverado trucks to fit your needs. The half-ton 1500 is suitable for most people with average towing and hauling requirements. The 2500 HD and 3500 HD bring a lot more power, cargo handling and towing ability to those who need it. The 2500 tows up to 9 tons when properly equipped, while the 3500 handles trailers all the way up to 23,200 pounds while producing an amazing 765 pound-feet of torque.