Chevrolet pulled the covers off its hybrid-powered Mi-ray Concept during the 2011 Seoul Auto Show. Powered by a gas/electric powertrain similar to the one found in the Chevrolet Volt, the Mi-ray Concept has room for two, a pair of scissor-style doors, and ambient lighting worked into the exterior character lines.
There’s no word on pricing, or if the Mi-ray stands a reasonable shot at production. However, a hybrid sports car at a Chevy price definitely sounds like a win-win situation to us.
General Motors says that its new Mi-ray Concept, which debuts at this week’s Seoul Motor Show, pays tribute to the sports car heritage at Chevrolet. Specifically, GM points out that the Mi-ray is “small and open” like the 1963 Monza SS, and “light and purposeful” like the 1962 Corvair Super Spyder.
First teaser photo of the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu.
Chevrolet has pulled off a surprise announcement with news that a 2-door convertible version of the brand’s Volt electric hybrid will come to market as early as this summer.
Unlike most modern power-top convertibles, the Volt’s is lowered and raised manually to conserve the vehicle’s pure electric range. The Volt’s 10.6 cu. ft. worth of cargo capacity is likely to suffer in the transformation from sedan to convertible.
Red, white and blue
The Z06 is the Lite beer of Corvettes. All the grip of a ZR1, but with slightly less power. Still enough to dominate on the track, but not quite enough to rival the technology of the Porsche Turbo S on the street.
But is it coming to the U.S.?
According to Chevrolet, the Colorado Show Truck shows the basic lines and proportions of the upcoming production vehicle. It features an extended-cab body on a lifted AWD chassis with 20-inch wheels and off-road tires. Power comes from an efficient torquey 2.8L turbo-diesel engine for improved cargo and towing capability. Presumably this show truck could well be giving us a hint of a top-of-the-line variant.
“The ZL1 takes the SS to a new level. Roughly 30 percent of the car has been engineered to go out and dominate…our new leadership has told us we don’t just compete anymore, we win.” - Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser
Back in the 1960s, muscle cars knocked us out with their straight-line performance, but little else. The SLP ZL575 Camaro handles and brakes as well as it accelerates.
Power has been bumped up 149 bhp more than the stock SS, and it’s emissions-legal in all 50 states.
Video of the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, which will go on sale about a year from now.
The 2012 Camaro ZL1 is powered by the supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 LSA engine used in the Cadillac CTS-V. Chevy is promising 550 plus horsepower from the engine, which is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
(LIVE from 2011 Chicago Auto Show)