Chevrolet Corvette 2006: Get Superior Chevrolet Auto Parts from PartstrainWritten by Jenny McLane
With 500 horsepower, GM says 2006 Corvette Z06 is fastest, most powerful car ever offered by automaker. The car can zip from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than four seconds and fly through quarter-mile in less than 12 seconds with a top speed of more than 190 mph on a racetrack.
"We buy watches that cost thousands of dollars and don't tell time better than a $20 Swatch," said Bob Lutz, vice chair of General Motors Corporation. Itís same thing with high-horsepower cars. You don't move any faster in traffic than you do with a Chevy Aveo, but it's all about knowing that you have all this power and potential at your disposal." The car's body is made of aluminum, and front fenders and front wheelhouses are made of carbon fiber. The Z06 also has a unique front fascia with a larger grille, cold-air scoop and lower air splitter. The interior is different, too, with a special gauge cluster featuring Z06 logo on tachometer and lightweight two-tone seats.
Derived from Chevy's successful Corvette racing program, ZO6 has an all-new chassis that replaces conventional car's steel parts with lightweight aluminum, magnesium and carbon fiber. The new LS7 7.0-liter OHV (overhead valve) V-8 engine for 2006 ZO6 Corvette will not only achieve 500 horsepower, it will be capable of running up to 7100 rpm. The previous limit was 6600 rpm in 6.0-liter LS2.
Ford Explorer Sport Trac and Ford Auto Replacement Parts Take You to the Next LevelWritten by Jenny McLane
"With addition of a number of new competitive offerings, sport utility truck segment is red hot, and itís time for original to raise bar again for everyone else to try to follow," said Chris Feuell, Ford Motor Company SUV group marketing manager. "This concept magnifies all of aspects of Sport Trac that customers already love and introduces some street- savvy cues."
The Explorer Sport Trac is first sport utility vehicle with versatility of four full doors, a roomy feature-filled interior and a pickup truckís cargo box. Todayís Explorer Sport Trac is only vehicle in its segment to offer a durable color-coordinated cargo box and an available swing-over tubular bed extender that dramatically increases its capability to haul oversized cargo. The Explorer Sport Trac conceptís interior is larger and cargo bed is about 30 percent bigger than todayís model for increased cargo capacity.
Fordís exclusive Roll Stability Controlô technology features roll-rate sensing and correcting capability, assisting driver in maintaining vehicle control during extreme maneuvers. If system detects possibility of a rollover, within milliseconds, it automatically engages counter measures to help driver maintain maximum control and further reduce risk of rollover.
A micro-machined gyroscopic sensor determines vehicleís body roll angle and roll rate. This information, along with Ford-developed algorithms embedded in advanced software is used with other vehicle sensorsí inertial information on yaw rate, lateral and longitudinal accelerations to monitor vehicles roll stability condition approximately 150 times per second.