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    Official: Innotech reveals Corvette-based trackday racer
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    You're looking at the Innotech Aspiron, and while the name sounds like something you'd find on the shelf at a discount computer store, the car aims to be a legitimate track day warrior. The open-top two seater pulls parts from the Chevrolet Corvette and wedges them down in a skimpy chassis, ...

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    Video: Corvette ZR1-powered Chevrolet Silverado has us feeling sleepy
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    Here we have the kind of sleeper that'll wake you up no time: a short-bed, four-wheel-drive Chevrolet Silverado with an LS9 from the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. With dyno numbers of 510 horsepower and 504 pound-feet of torque, there's a jump of at least 205 hp and 169 lb-ft over the most powerful ...

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    Los Angeles: 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible is a topless powerhouse
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    The 2012 Camaro ZL1 Convertible was unveiled at the LA Auto Show with the same 580-horsepower LS9 V8 powerplant of the ZL1 Coupe, but with a stowable top. Team Chevrolet is happy to point out that this sledge-hammer-of-a-drop-top is the most powerful production Chevy ever produced in the brand's ...

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    You now live in a world with a ZR1-powered pickup truck
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    Stuffing engine A into automobile B has been part an enthusiast rite of passage for decades. Fast-forward to 2011, and someone has finally jumped to engine Z. Rather, they've taken the engine from a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, and slung it betwixt the front fenders of a Silverado pickup truck. Ford ...

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    Report: Spyker C8 Aileron Spyder trying catch up to 99 units with ZR1 power?
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    2010 Spyker C8 Aileron Spyder – Click above for high-res image gallery It's been a while since we've heard anything from Spyker that didn't have to do with its acquisition of Saab. The Dutch automaker has apparently had its hands full taking the reins in Trollhattan from General Motors ...

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    GM Perfomance Parts let you build your own 700-hp Camaro
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    2010 Chevrolet NeSmith LS9 Camaro – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's that time of year, kids. Horsepower-crazy General Motors fans are anxiously dancing around their mailboxes waiting for the latest edition of the company's performance parts catalog to arrive. As with past ...

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    Hennessey building ZR1-powered HPE700 Chevy Camaro Convertible
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    2011 Hennessey HPE700 Camaro Convertible – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible is getting ready to take the stage at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, but John Hennessey and his band of tuners can't wait that long. Hennessey Performance has announced ...

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    Video: Hennessey Venom GT dyno'd at 933 RWHP
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    Hennessey Venom GT – Click above to watch video after the jump
    By now we should all know that Hennessey isn't the kind of vaporware tuner that throws out a rendering, some wild projected power numbers and then drops off the face of the planet, but that didn't stop us from being skeptical ...

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    Report: TVR rebirth hinges on hybrid tech and Chevrolet Corvette power
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    At long last, the question of exactly which American V8 the newly-resurrected TVR will use has been answered. As you might have guessed, the Russian-owned, English-bred racer will get a beating heart from none other than the mighty Chevrolet Corvette. The news hounds over at Autocar managed to ...

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    Video: Hennessey Venom GT spied out in the open
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    Hennessey Venom GT spied in public – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    The insane Hennessey Venom GT won't be revealed publicly until this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed (but come back this Monday at midnight for the full scoop), however, the crew at PistonHeads have recently ...

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    Autoblog builds an LS9 for someone's Corvette ZR1
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    Our completed LS9 V8 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When you think of brands like Aston Martin, Ferrari and AMG, the idea of their engines being built by the hands of skilled craftsmen is no great surprise. However, most people would be very surprised to learn that General Motors ...

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    SEMA Preview: Chevrolet Camaro Z28, is that you?
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    How 2009 is this? Not only are you looking at what we're 99.99% sure is the brand spankin' new Chevrolet Camaro Z28, but we got sent the picture via Facebook. Pretty viral (or whatever), right? Also, that Z28 is sitting on the floor at SEMA, and there's an entire posse of us Autoblog types ...

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    VIDEO: Commencing countdown, engine on for LS9-powered Hennessey HPE700
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    Click above to view the video after the jump
    Normally the twisting of an ignition key doesn't constitute news here at Autoblog, but this is one of the few exceptions. Back in January, Hennessey Performance announced the HPE700, a concoction born from the combination of an LS9 supercharged V8 from a ...

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    Jackass: 1969 Camaro gets ZR1 heart transplant
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    The 1969 Camaro is one of the most iconic pony cars, and there are plenty of '69s on the road, many of which have been tweaked to provide more power than the impressive stock 427 big-block V8. However, none have been outfitted with the most powerful production GM engine in its 100-year history; the ...

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    LS9 crate motor costs more than most cars
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of the LS9 engine
    General Motors did power junkies a solid when it announced at this past year's SEMA show that the famed LS9 engine will be offered as a crate motor. Because the LS9 was designed to live within the tight confines of the Corvette ZR1 engine ...

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    Supercharged Supercar: Hulme to offer ZR1's LS9 V8
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    Click above to see the Hulme CanAm in high resolution
    Most automakers -- especially those with limited resources -- get their first production model to market before announcing future variants. Hulme Supercars director Jock Freemantle had to mortgage his house to finance the development of his pet ...

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    For the kids: Help Mr. Stephens build a ZR1 engine
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    For many, General Motors' Mr Stephens' Engine Shop online game is full of metallic looking stuff, none of it discernibly purposeful. What you're working with are extracted parts of the LS9 engine that powers the Corvette ZR1. Unless your ZR1 is in the shop for catastrophic engine failure, these ...

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    SEMA Preview: GM Performance Parts 638-hp LS9 Crate engine
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the LS9
    General Motors has announced that the blown beastie that lives under the hood of the Corvette ZR1 will be available as a crate motor next fall and our head is spinning with the swap possibilities.With 639 hp and 604 lb.-ft. of twist available from the ...

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    VIDEO: Birthing an LS9
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    Automobile Magazine was invited into General Motors Performance Build Center to watch and lightly assist in the buildup of a ZR-1's internal combustion heart. It takes four-and-a-half hours of real time to go from a bare block to a fire-breathing, supercharged LS9, but through the magic of sped-up ...

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    Scientists create bacteria that eat junk, produce oil
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    A company called LS9 is creating nearly pump-ready oil using single-celled bacteria. They start with industrial yeast organisms or "non-pathogenic strains of E. coli," and redesign their DNA so that they produce a different kind of waste. Crude oil is not far removed, molecularly, from the fatty ...

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