Posted by Autostead in Automotive News, Blog, Chevrolet, Mercedes-Benz
on May 18th, 2010 | 0 comments
The Detroit News: Hearing to Probe Toyota Response
The House Energy and Commerce’s oversight subcommittee “will examine whether Toyota and NHTSA have taken adequate steps since the February hearing to investigate and understand the role of electronics in sudden unintended acceleration,” according to a three-page memorandum to staffers today obtained by The Detroit News. Full Story…
eMercedesBenz: Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W 198) production “Gullwing” model was clearly a close relation of these racing vehicles, since it took the engineers just...
Posted by Autostead in Blog, Chevrolet, Sports Cars
on Apr 22nd, 2010 | 0 comments
Engine: 6.2-liter supercharged 16-valve V8
Horsepower: 638 @ 6,500 rpm
Torque: 604 lb-ft @ 3,800 rpm
Zero to 60 mph: 3.6 sec
Standing 1/4-mile: 11.3 sec @ 131 mph
EPA MPG: 14 city / 20 highway
Both 2010 Corvette ZR1 models, the ZR1 1ZR and ZR1 3ZR, are equally equipped as far as engine output and performance is concerned. Both sports cars feature a 6.2-liter supercharged gas V8 that produces 638 horsepower and 604 lb-ft of torque, and both of these cars go zero-to-sixty in 3.6 seconds, reaching the quarter-mile mark in just 11.3 seconds at 131 miles per hour.
Where these two super cars differ is in...