2006 Chevrolet Corvette: GM's Fastest and Most Powerful Car with Superior Aftermarket Parts at PartstrainWritten by Jenny McLane
The 2006 Chevrolet Corvette has a chassis, which is all aluminum, hydro formed in similar dies to those used to build standard steel C6 frame. Magnesium and carbon fiber parts are also used to help contain total curb weight to less than 3150 pounds.
The front grille is larger, and an additional small scoop in front of hood gulps cool intake air. Barely visible from a distance, 1-centimeter-wide black strips follow wheel arches, oriented at a right angle to fender. The carbon fiber front fenders are flared to accommodate 275/35ZR18 tires and rear quarter panels are widened 1.5 inches to clear massive 325/30ZR19s. It has a 427.6-cubic-inch small-block LS7 engine, good for 500 horsepower at 6200 rpm and 475 pound-feet of torque at 4800 rpm. Titanium connecting rods, intake valves, and valve springs permit 7000-rpm revving, for this, ultimate small-block.
An all-new LS7 7.0-liter V-8 (the displacement works out to 427 cubic inches) is said to churn out 500 horsepower. It will also be fitted with wider tires and larger Brembo brakes. Body modifications include a high-rise hood, deep side skirts and cooling ducts ahead of rear wheels.
The engine is an aluminum block designed for stiffness and a special camshaft design for better engine breathing. The aluminum block, cylinder heads, camshaft and induction systems are revised for better breathing at a high rpm. A positive crankcase ventilation system improves oil control during racetrack and acceleration maneuvers, a Z06 titanium exhaust system, mufflers and tailpipes have less mass and more strength than its aluminum or magnesium counterparts. Producing 405-horsepower at 6000 rpm and capable of zero-to-60 in less than four seconds.
The Best Performance Accessories for the Honda CRV 2005 now available at Parts TrainWritten by Jenny McLane
The Honda CR-V has a new look for upcoming model year with newly designed front grill, cylindrical-shaped headlights and aerodynamic front bumper. A new side sill and side protector adorns side of CR-V, while newly designed rear combination lights and rear bumper enhance rear of vehicle.
The CR-V is offered in three trim levels. All come with a four-cylinder engine. All are available with a five-speed automatic transmission; a five-speed manual is available on mid-level model. All models now feature new retractable grab rails and larger seatback pockets. On EX trim level, steering mounted audio controls and outside temperature gauge has been added.
Added features for new Honda CRV includes redesigned lamps, front bumper, headlight, side still and front grille, standard five speed automatic transmission,16" wheel for all trim levels, plus new EX alloy wheel design and LX steel wheel design, new arch flare with one-piece mud guard, improved ivory interior color, new integrated keyless remote entry. It also has a new cam-driven Real Time' 4WD mechanism on all models (replaces hydraulic pump-type system), new Special Edition trim level that includes heated leather seats and door mirrors, leather steering wheel and shift knob, body-colored bumpers, side molding, door handles and hard spare tire cover. It also has ABS, VSA and front side airbags standard on all trim levels.