Archive for January, 2013

Batmobile sold for $4.2 Million at Barrett-Jackson

  It was quite a spectacle to watch, two bidders at the Barrett Jackson auction, driving the original batmobile to a final selling price of $4.2 million. In the end the winner was chosen with a coin flip. Once it was established they both wanted the car and they were not going to give up. They decided to flip for it. As it turns out Rick Champagne won the coin flip and paid $4.6 million for the car including all auction fees. Rick stated that he plans on removing an exterior wall at his house to get the car inside and will display it in his living room. No doubt that will be quite the conversation piece sitting in the middle of Rick’s home.

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All-New 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Unveiled

  Chevrolet is redefining modern performance with today’s debut of the all-new Corvette Stingray. And only a Corvette with the perfect balance of technology, design and performance can wear the iconic Stingray designation. The 2014 Corvette Stingray is the most powerful standard model ever, with an estimated 450 horsepower (335 kW) and 450 lb.-ft. of torque (610 Nm). It is also the most capable standard model ever, able to accelerate from 0-60 in less than four seconds and achieve more than 1g in cornering grip. It is expected to be the most fuel-efficient Corvette, exceeding the EPA-estimated 26 mpg of the current model. “Like the ’63 Sting Ray, the best Corvettes embodied performance leadership, delivering cutting-edge technologies, breathtaking design and awe-inspiring driving experiences,” said General Motors North America President Mark Reuss. “The all-new Corvette goes farther than ever, thanks to today’s …

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Chevy sells three times as many Volts in 2012

  General Motors has reported 2012 sales of the Chevrolet Volt increased by three times over 2011. GM sold 23,461 Volts in 2012 compared with only 7,671 in 2011. Although the year over year increase is very impressive the Chevy Volt is still a very low volume vehicle for GM. As an example the ultra low volume Chevy Corvette sportscar sold 14,000 units. The Volt only outsold it by 10,000 units. The Chevy Volt did outsell it’s main electric car competitor by more than two times. The Nissan Leaf only sold 9,800 vehicles in 2012. Although Nissan states it was a record year for Leaf sales and they are looking forward to building on 2012 this year. Chevy Volt drivers are reporting triple digit fuel economy numbers. This is due to the fact that the Volt has a gasoline engine that kicks in once …

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