Nicholas DiDomenico

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Motor Trend wheels the 2015 Corvette Z06

The new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is capable of some absolutely wild metrics. Want proof? Carlos Lago from <i>Motor Trend</i> is here to break it all down. 60 miles per hour? 3.2 seconds. 60 to 0? 91 feet. Lateral acceleration? A staggering 1.16g, a figure that is the highest MT has ever recorded for a …

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Runs Like a Supercar on Ignition

General Motors has finally allowed us to get some wheel time in the new 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, which is featured in the newest episode of <i>Ignition</i>. And as a bonus, host Carlos Lago produced a special video where he geeks out on almost every aspect of the special Corvette.<p>The <i>Ignition</i> episode …

GM to Update Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra for 2015

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra only recently arrived on the scene, but a lukewarm reception in the face of stiffening competition has caused GM to fast-track updates for the 2015 model year.<p>GM’s executive chief engineer for the pickups Jeff Luke told <i>The Detroit News</i> that improvements …

GMC Sierra

Hennessy Camaro ZL1 HPE1000 Hits the Strip (W/Video)

Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) is known for extracting Bugatti Veyron-like horsepower figures out of lesser sports cars and its 1000-hp kit for the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is a prime example of that. Featured in the videos below is the new Camaro ZL1 HPE1000 undergoing a few tests on the …

Sports Cars

Georgia FedEx Gunman Used Shotgun to Injure Six, Shoot Himself, Police Said

An employee armed with a shotgun injured six people at a FedEx warehouse in Georgia early this morning before he ended the carnage by shooting …

Corvette Museum digs out of sinkhole, digs into Motorsports Park

On the early morning of February 12, a giant sinkhole swallowed 8 vintage and rare Corvettes in the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Two months later, on April 9, 2014, the 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06, the last of the Great Eight, was unearthed and recovered from the 40-foot-wide, …

Chevrolet Corvette

TOTD: What Do You Hope to See on the 2015 Dodge Challenger?

Automakers love teasing new product before auto shows, and Chrysler did just that when it announced it’d be showing the refreshed 2015 Dodge Challenger (along with the 2015 Charger) at next week’s 2015 New York International Auto Show. Although it didn’t say much else about the sports coupe, the …

Sports Cars

Is the Chevy Camaro Z/28 a Godzilla Slayer at the track?

Godzilla. It's a name that strikes fear in the minds and hearts of giant monsters (Mothra!) worldwide, not to mention a number of automobile manufacturers that produce high-performance coupes... including Chevrolet. The Bowtie-cladded company has one rather obvious model that lines up squarely in …

NHTSA: All New Cars Need Rearview Cameras by 2018

Backup cameras have become ubiquitous on all varieties of cars-- from the most affordable subcompacts to the priciest of exotics-- but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just issued a long-awaited ruling that will make the technology legally required on every sub-10,000 pound …

Poll: 2014 Camaro Z/28 vs. 2014 Corvette 3LT/Z51

Now that you've read our impressions, would you change your vote?<p>You've read our First Drive of the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28. You know it's got the goods to handle Barber Motorsports Park and Buttonwillow. You know it has legit Nurburgring chops. And you also know it's going to be thin on the …

Nissan GT-R Track Edition Camaro Z/28 Go Head 2 Head

Since it arrived in 2009, the R35 Nissan GT-R has been putting the hurt on supercars costing several times as much. Not to leave well enough alone, Nissan has been updating its bargain supercar nearly every year. The fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro, on the other hand, is an affordable muscle car …

Sports Cars

Inside Koenigsegg Back For Season 2, Focuses On One:1 Supercar: Video

Last year, the industrious team at <i>/DRIVE</i> came out with a series titled <i>Inside Koenigsegg</i>, which looked at the inner workings of Sweden's first and …

TOTD: Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Porsche 911 Turbo S, or Nissan GT-R?

Never did we think we’d be putting a Chevrolet Camaro up against the Porsche 911 Turbo S and the Nissan GT-R, but that’s exactly what we did when we tested the new Camaro Z/28. So how did it do compared to two of some of the most capable supercars on the market today?<p>The results of the …

Sports Cars

Investigators blame speed in fatal Paul Walker crash

When the tragic news first came in that actor Paul Walker had been killed in a car crash, family, friends and fans were left searching for answers. They now have at least one key question answered, with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department blaming "unsafe speed" for the fatal …

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 vs 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition! - Head 2 Head Ep. 52

Dario Franchitti to drive Camaro Z/28 pace car at Indy 500

Could it really have been anyone else?<p>Four-time IndyCar series champion and absolute legend Dario Franchitti has been tapped to drive a Camaro Z/28 pace car at this year's 98th Indy 500—a race he's won three times. Franchitti would probably rather be in the cockpit of an Indy car for the start, but …

Motorsport

Are NASCAR drivers or Goodyear to blame for Fontana tire mess?

Jimmie Johnson is pissed, and he wants answers.<p>The finger-pointing and blame games began immediately after the finish of Sunday's Auto Club 400 at Fontana, California—a result of several on-track incidents involving tire blow-outs. Ryan Pemberton, NASCAR's vice president of competition, stated that …

Motorsport

SRT’s ‘Hellcat’ Supercharged HEMI May Be More Powerful Than Viper V-10

Dodge is set to introduce a mild update for its Challenger for the 2015 model year, an update that's expected to include the addition of a new …

Deep Dive: GM’s New Small Engine Family

With fuel-economy standards in the middle of a historic escalation in most of the world’s car markets, small engines are more important than ever. And they’re no longer confined to tiny cars and trucks, as smaller powerplants, in turbocharged form, are finding homes in mainstream vehicles.<p>GM has …

Engines

1968 Ford Mustang Gets A 443-WHP Turbo 2JZ Swap: Video

In the 50 years the Ford Mustang has been around, just about everything--good and bad--that could be done to it has been done. But this is one we …

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 First Test

Light track rocket strips for success<p>In my early years, I threw together several SCCA race cars, and fearlessly drove them to the races. (A 1978 VW Rabbit gets far better mileage than a Chevy van pulling a trailer, saving money for a poor kid desperate to race.) The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 (once …

Sports Cars

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Tested at Barber Motorsports Park

Our first impressions of Chevy's track-focused Camaro Z/28.<p>Compare<p>The top-flight GL63 AMG is built for those who crave performance, luxury, and exclusivity—you know; the good things in life.

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28: The Trans-Am Racer Returns! - Ignition Ep. 105

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

This is America's track star.<p>“I told ’em on the radio that I was pulling over a Z/28, and they said they don’t make them no more,” the cop says with a drawl straight off the pages of Faulkner. “I told ’em, ‘Whatever it is, this is a bad-ass car.’ ”<p>This member of Alabama’s finest claims that Dick …

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 First Drive [w/video]

Making The Top Of The Racing Podium Its Primary Objective<p>In the chart of automotive performance, a thick horizontal line separates track-capable sports cars from genuine racecars. Nearly every major automaker offers a sports car talented enough to circle a racing circuit with some level of …

The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is a monster track car

This is what happens when engineers build what they want.<p>Chevrolet re-launched the Camaro from oblivion in 2010 and, from the driver's seat at least, that car underwhelmed. Built on GM's global rear-drive platform, known internally as Zeta, the Camaro's bones originated from Holden of Australia, …

Sports Cars

One Track Pony: Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

What happens when Chevy engineers pour everything they've got into a racing beast to beat Ford? A snarling, $75,000 Camaro happens.<p><i>(Photo by Ian Allen)</i><p><b>"I want to win. Beat anything Mustang</b> comes up with, at all costs." That was the goal that General Motors' product chief Mark Reuss set in 2011 for …

Callaway Unleashes 652-horse Camaro Z/28

For 25 years, Chevy-tuner Callaway Cars has been making fast cars faster—or wagon-ier, in the case of the Corvette Aerowagon—and it doesn’t look like the company is going to slow down any time soon. Today, Callaway has announced a planned run of 10 Callaway-modified versions of the juicy, …

Lamborghini UGR Twin Turbo on fire

24 Hours of Lemons – We’re back!!

Last October we participated in the historic 2013 <i>Halloween Hoopties</i> 24 Hours of Lemons endurance race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. We finished …