The 2018 auto show circuit kicked off with the North American International Auto Show. From January 13th through to the 28th, the world’s top auto manufacturers gathered at the Cobo Center in Detroit, MI to showcase the new model year cars and trucks, upcoming future production models, and bespoke one-off concept designs that vary from extravagant to just plain weird. It was a venerable ‘Who’s Who’ of journalists, press and media, industry insiders, product reps, brand ambassadors, company spokespeople, and corporate executives before doors were opened to the public on Saturday the 20th. And of course, let’s not forget the all-star cast of the event: the vehicles, themselves.
On November 12th, General Motors broke the Internet with the official world premiere of the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 at the Dubai Auto Show. This fourth iteration of the iconic ZR1 nameplate (since 1970 with the C3 3rd generation Corvette) builds upon the monstrous Z06 supercharged C7 Corvette; a track-focused driver’s car that features the latest and greatest sport performance technology General Motors has to offer. In their relentless efforts to compete against—and overtake—the world’s top elite high-performance Sports Cars, General Motors’ Corvette Racing Team has engineered this new ZR1 to not only unseat the previous ZR1 (last seen in 2013) as the fastest production Corvette in history, but to also become the world’s greatest Sports Car ever made. At the time of this writing, not much is known about the exact solid number performance specs of the 2019 ZR1, but it brandishes an all-new supercharged 6.2L Generation 5 small block V8 capable of churning out a hellacious 745 horsepower and 715 lb. ft. of torque VIA a new Eaton supercharger that is 52% larger than the one currently utilized by the Corvette Z06, Cadillac CTS-V, and Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. The 2019 Corvette ZR1 will also employ enhanced aero, cooling, handling and suspension modifications based on the Camaro ZL1 as well as a revised Z07 track option and a brand new ZTK performance pack that adds even greater handling capabilities on top of the already-impressive base setup.
Pricing for the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is expected to start at $120,000. That’s quite a bit of coin, especially when the base Corvette Stingray—a powerful and capable performance car in its own right—begins at $55,000. That’s far less than what people spend for the typical full-size SUV. Of course, not everybody has an extra $120,000 in their back pockets or stuck underneath the couch cushions among the lost pens and long-forgotten, now-petrified Cheetos. However, when you consider the next comparable selections with this amount of power and these levels of performance capabilities, you’ve got to move all the way up to the Pagani Huayra, the Lamborghini Aventador SV, or the Ferrari F12berlinetta. If you have to ask how much these things cost, you definitely can’t afford them. That $120,000 price tag doesn’t sound so steep anymore, now does it?
As most of us sat around watching the blow out which was the super bowl this year, a lot of us like it for the commercials to. I thought a lot of the commercials this year were kind of week, the car commercials were actually some of the more fun and interesting to watch. I thought it would be fun to recap and go over some of my favorite commercials from this years super bowl.
Our first commercial is for the Audi A3, Audi goes on to show us what horrors can be conceived with compromise. Introducing to you the Doberhuahua!
Ford like double everything! To show their love for double the fuel economy of their new Ford Fusion they shot two commercials back to back with Rob Riggle and James Franco err Rob Franco or James Riggle well just watch and see what double means to ford!
Would you take the Blue key or the Red key? Morpheus is back from the Matrix to show us about luxury with the all new Kia K900. Who knew he could sing so well?
Hyundai’s automatic braking commercial was something I enjoyed. It shows how dad was always keeping you safe and saving the day, well Hyundai employed that same feeling in their new Genesis with automatic braking.
Finally we have a commercial to punch you right in the feelings department! This is Chevrolet’s commercial for World Cancer Day and celebrating the survivors and supporting those with cancer a great road to recovery!
These are the car commercials that I enjoyed during this years Super Bowl. Of course there were tons of other commercials to watch, some were really good but overall I feel like they were a little weak. I would love to know what were your favorites! Please post them in the comments section so we can see what commercials you really enjoyed!
Hyundai has Finally announced its Blue Link Service at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) it will rival GM’s Onstar system. The Blue link system will have a few packages for the buyer to chose from and different subscription prices. It will be available through the radio nav screen or the rear view mirror. Just like Onstar services, It will be able to help you start your car, unlock your doors, and have enhanced roadside assistance.
Blue Link will be available on all future Hyundai models, starting with Sonata and the Veloster 3-door coupe later this year! If your planning on buying one of these cars new then it will be something well worth getting, and waiting for to come out.
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