The New York motor show has been a busy venue for General Motors’ Chevrolet brand – which introduced quite a few models – ranging from the Trax small crossover to the powerful Z06 and C7.R Corvettes.
The 2015 Chevrolet Trax is looking virtually identical to its European counterpart – which was available there since late 2012 and is GM brand’s entry into a very popular segment in Europe. Power comes from a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder that gives 138 hp (103 kW) and 148 lb-ft (200 Nm) of torque, prescription mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The main attractions in the Chevy booth were for sure the Z06 coupe and convertible siblings – although at the end of the day we mostly root for the open top version. Undeniably both look astonishingly ready to rip your head off when you hammer down the throttle and are ridiculously sexy. The beast under the hood outs in both cases “at least” 625 hp (466 kW) and 635 lb-ft (861 Nm) of torque – sourced from a new V8 6.2-liter LT4 supercharged engine mated to a 1.7-liter Eaton supercharger and an intercooler.
Alongside the z06 duo was their race ready brother, decease the C7.R, which was developed alongside the duet – though this time we’re not talking about the new LT4 engine – but a modified version of the V8 5.5-liter naturally-aspirated mill found in the C6.R, likely to output somewhere in between last generation’s 485 hp and the Z06’s at least 625 hp.