Drive Type: rear wheel
This wagon is completely rust free and has all of its original sheet metal and floors. The floors are rock solid and the exterior of the car is very straight. It was originally a 283 with a power glide, now it has a 66 Nova 327 built to L-79 specs- 202 heads, 11-1 pistons, 327-350hpcam and 350 turbo transmission. It originally had a blue interior and has been changed to black, it is in like new condition with the only problem being the rear carpet is just a little short of covering the entire floor. It is equipped with a power rear window, power steering, tinted glass, all moldings have been straightened and polished, luggage rack is in excellent shape as well. The paint and interior are approximately 4 years old, the dash was cut for a aftermarket radio at some point in its life. The car also has factory exhaust manifolds, dual exhaust, 4 core radiator and a 331 open rear end. The wheels are Boyd Codington Junk Yard dogs, 18" in rear 17" in front, all factory suspension, not cut or altered. Overall a very clean and original car ready to be enjoyed. Any questions feel free to email and I will get back with you
Redesigning an icon is a difficult task, especially when you've got a blank sheet of paper in front of you and the all-new C7 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is intended to be your final objective.
General Motors has released a new short video featuring Kirk Bennion of the Corvette's exterior design team, talking about the challenges of sculpting Chevrolet's new flagship sports car and the five goals the team had to keep in mind as it worked. In the end, Bennion's team had the pleasure of seeing their hard work take center stage as the Corvette captured the world's eyes at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year.
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Consumer Reports has taken aim at at small-displacement, forced-induction engines, saying the powerplants don't manage to deliver on automaker fuel economy claims. Manufacturers have long held that smaller, turbocharged engines pack all power of their larger displacement cousins with significantly better fuel economy, but the research organization says that despite scoring high EPA economy numbers, the engines are no better than conventional drivetrains in both categories. Jake Fisher, director of automotive testing for Consumer Reports, says the forced induction options "are often slower and less fuel efficient than larger four and six-cylinder engines."
Specifically, CR calls out the new Ford Fusion equipped with the automaker's Ecoboost 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. The institute's researchers found the engine, which is a $795 option over the base 2.5-liter four-cylinder, fails to match competitors in acceleration and served up 25 miles per gallon in testing, putting the sedan dead last among other midsize options.
The Chevrolet Cruze, Hyundai Sonata Turbo and Ford Escape 2.0T all got dinged for the same troubles, though Consumer Reports has found the turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder in the BMW 328i does deliver on its promises. You can check out the full press release below. You can also read the full study on the Consumer Reports site, or scroll down for a short video recap.