Showcasing exclusive interviews and more than 300 behind-the-scenes photos, Camaro 2016 tells the inside story of this iconic muscle car. It's the pony-car showdown: the Ford Mustang versus the Chevy Camaro. Both manufacturers share the same goal-create the ultimate American muscle car. General Motors was caught off guard when Ford unveiled the first pony car in 1964. GM took the fight to Dearborn in 1967 with the introduction of its Chevrolet Camaro, and for the next 35 years, Mustang and Camaro waged an intense battle for gearheads' hearts and wallets. Chevrolet re-introduced the Camaro for the 2010 model year, and its appealing retro-influenced body style allowed it to frequently outsell its Ford competitor. For Camaro fans, there is no greater source of speculation and excitement than the pending introduction of a new-generation Camaro. In anticipation of the Camaro's 50th anniversary, GM has prepared a significantly revised, sixth-generation car to take on Ford's latest 2015 Mustang. Featuring revised bodywork, a new chassis platform, expanded and new driveline options, and a reworked interior, the new Camaro raises the bar and again puts Mustang on the defensive. Camaro 2016 tells the complete story of the new sixth-generation Camaro, available just in time to celebrate the model's 50th anniversary. Featuring exclusive interviews with engineers, designers, and other Camaro team members, as well as more than 300 behind-the-scenes photographs, this book offers readers an intimate Camaro experience--putting them behind the wheel of the latest edition of one of America's greatest muscle cars. The gears are always shifting, and Camaro 2016 tracks the entire journey.
Chevrolet's Modern Performance Car
Author: Larry Edsall
Publisher: Motorbooks International
The 2016 Camaro is a sixth generation vehicle that is manufactured by Chevrolet. The vehicle was first unveiled in May 2015 which saw the car being lighter than its predecessor. General Motors, the parent company of Chevrolet claims that 70% of the components of the car are unique to it. The vehicle is expected to be on sale early 2016 with hardtops and convertibles being a part of the lineup. In some spaces this vehicle is referred to as a muscle car and was originally designed to compete with the Ford Mustang. The release of the sixth generation version coincides with the 50th birthday of the vehicle and will be in LT and SS models. The early productions of the vehicle will see the engine coming in three different versions, the 2.0 liter turbo charged 275 hp, a 3.6 liter V6 335 hp or the SS model which will feature a 6.2 liter V8 455 hp. The transmissions will either be a six speed manual or eight speed automatic.
Author: Philip Tranton
Publisher: Conceptual Kings
The legendary 1967 Camaro was Chevy's answer to Ford's Mustang, and they've been duking it out ever since. The early 1960s saw American auto manufacturers desperately trying to sell cars to the emerging baby-boom market. Chevrolet attained some success with its sporty Corvair Monza. Ford responded first with a sportier Falcon, then with its grand-slam, home-run pony car, the Mustang. At first, Chevrolet hesitated to abandon the technologically advanced Corvair, but when it finally entered the pony car market in 1967, its new Camaro instantly became one of the most iconic cars of the classic muscle-car era, a serious competitor for the Mustang. Since then, some of the most important performance cars in American history have been Camaro models: RS, SS, Z28, and IROC-Z. When muscle cars went dormant for a generation, it was once again the classic pony cars that jump-started American performance. The battle that raged between Camaro and Mustang in the 1980s rejuvenated the US auto industry's interest in high-performance muscle cars. The Camaro lost its way in the 1990s, with Chevrolet pursuing technological advances and Ford pursuing classic American muscle. As was the case in the 1960s, Ford's muscular pony car trounced Chevrolet's technologically advanced sporty car in the race that mattered most: showroom sales. The Mustang thrived while the Camaro left the scene. Fortunately, that departure was only temporary. Chevrolet introduced a twenty-first-century Camaro in 2010, and it has become one of Chevrolet's most popular models. With stunning photography from author Mike Mueller and never-before-seen archival photography from partner General Motors, Camaro: Fifty Years of Chevy Performance chronicles the Camaro's rich history, from the early attempts to reach the youth market in the 1960s, through the potent and turbulent years of the classic muscle-car era, the resurgence of muscle in the 1980s, the sad decline of the 1990s, and the triumphant rebirth of the new car in this new millennium.
Fifty Years of Chevy Performance
Author: Mike Mueller
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Category: Technology & Engineering
When John Z. DeLorean and his cadre of enthusiastic rule benders took it upon themselves to bolt Pontiac's hottest engine into a mid-sized Tempest, disobeying orders from the top of General Motors food chain, they created something that should not have been, and will never be again: the muscle car. The resulting GTO spearheaded a new breed of performance car aimed at a new breed of buyer: the baby boom generation, tens of millions of young customers entering the market each year. The All-American Muscle Car: The Rise, Fall and Resurrection of Detroit's Greatest Performance Cars tells the story of these brutal performance machines through the words of muscle-car icons like Jim Wangers, the man who marketed DeLorean's thuggish invention, Joe Oldham, a legendary automotive journalist who tested these cars when they first came off the production line, often via illegal street racing, and classic-car broker Colin Comer, who has been instrumental in restoring some of the most iconic (and valuable) muscle cars. Top muscle car experts like Randy Leffingwell and David Newhardt tell other facets of the muscle-car story, like the pony-car wars between the Mustang, Camaro, 'Cuda, and Challenger; the ultra-high performance dealer specials; and the rebirth of the modern muscle car. All told, this book provides the ultimate hands-on history of these most American of cars.
The Rise, Fall and Resurrection of Detroit's Greatest Performance Cars
Author: Joe Oldham,Jim Wangers,Colin Comer,David Newhardt,Randy Leffingwell,Darwin Holmstrom
das offizielle Buch
Author: Randy Leffingwell
As the muscle car wars developed in the early 1960s, auto manufacturers scrambled to find catchy marketing campaigns to entice the buying public into their dealerships. General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler, with all their divisions, as well as AMC and Studebaker, inevitably sank billions of dollars into one-upmanship in an effort to vie for the consumer's last dollar. Automotive writer Diego Rosenberg examines the tactics and components used by manufacturers in waging war against one another in the muscle car era. Manufacturers poured millions into racing programs, operating under the principle of "Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday." Cars were given catchy nicknames, such as The GTO Judge, Plymouth Roadrunner, Cobra, and Dodge Super Bee. Entire manufacturer lines were given catchy marketing campaigns, such as Dodge's Scat Pack, AMC's Go Package, and Ford's Total Performance. From racing to commercials to print ads, from dealer showrooms to national auto shows, each manufacturer had its own approach in vying for the buyer's attention, and gimmicks and tactics ranged from comical to dead serious. Selling the American Muscle Car: Marketing Detroit Iron in the 60s and 70s takes you back to an era when options were plentiful and performance was cheap. You will relive or be introduced to some of the cleverest marketing campaigns created during a time when America was changing every day.
Marketing Detroit Iron in the 60s and 70s
Author: Diego Rosenberg
Publisher: CarTech Inc
Die Ford Motor Company schuf mit dem Mustang 1964 die Spezies der relativ kompakten, 2+2-sitzigen, aber dennoch sehr leistungsstarken US-Coupés. Die sogenannten "Pony Cars" sollten jene bürgerlichen Sportwagenliebhaber in ihren Bann ziehen, bei denen Praxisnutzen, tolle Optik und sportliche Fahrleistung nicht im Widerspruch zueinander stehen durften. Der Erfolg war durchschlagend und auch nach 40 Jahren findet die aktuelle Evolutionsstufe des Mustangs ihre Fans. Grund genung, dieser automobilen Ikone ein Jubiläumsbuch zu widmen. Auf weit über 300 Seiten lässt der Autor die Historie des Mustang kompetent, faktenreich und mit einem tiefen Blick hinter die Kulissen Revue passieren. Faszinierendes, zum größten Teil exklusiv geschossenes Bildmaterial macht diesen großformatigen Prachtband zu einem Muss für die zahlreichen Mustang-Liebhaber im deutschsprachigen Raum.
Author: Randy Leffingwell
Sein erster selbst gedrehter Horrorfilm mit Rupert und ein paar Gummiwürmern in den Hauptrollen ist kaum im Kasten, da bahnt sich für Greg schon ein neues Abenteuer an. Und auch diesmal heißt es: Angriff auf die Lachmuskeln garantiert. Denn Familie Heffley fliegt in den Urlaub! Doch was zuerst wie entspannte Ferien klingt, wird am Ende ganz schön chaotisch und turbulent. Typisch Greg eben!
Author: Jeff Kinney
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Muscle cars are loud, proud, and in your face, with no other pretensions than to be just that. They may be simple, even crude, but for roaring, pumping, tire-smoking standing starts, they are the business. Muscle cars are a quintessentially North American phenomenon, owing their outrageous existence to a very simple formula. Take a mid-sized American sedan, nothing too complicated, upmarket, or fancy, then add the biggest, raunchiest V8 that it is possible to squeeze under the hood, and there it is! Pontiac was first, with the legendary GTO, then Ford invented a new class of car with the the pony car, the Mustang, then every other American manufacturer got in on the act, producing the legendary Hemi, Camaro, Firebird and Trans-Am, among many others. This book covers them all, as well as all the excitement of Trans-Am/NASCAR racing. Muscle cars are loud, proud and in your face, with no other pretensions than to be just that. They may be simple, even crude, but for roaring, pumping, tire-smoking standing starts, they are the business. To the youth culture of America, raised on drag racing, red-light street racing and hot-rodding, they are irresistible. The late 1960s was the heyday of the muscle car, before soaring accident rates and insurance premiums, tougher safety and emissions legislation, and finally an oil crisis, made excessive horsepower seem irresponsible. For a while, muscle cars faded from the scene, but in the 1980s they were beginning to creep back into favor, building to a full-blooded revival in the 1990s. They may be a little more efficient today, certainly more high-tech, but muscle cars are definitely back with a vengeance!
Author: Jim Glastonbury
Publisher: Chartwell Books
Porträt einer Design-Ikone
Author: Glen Smale
Leistung, Fahrverhalten und Komfort eines Automobils werden nachhaltig von seinen aerodynamischen Eigenschaften bestimmt. Ein niedriger Luftwiderstand ist die Voraussetzung dafür, dass die hochgesteckten Verbrauchziele erreicht werden. Die Aerodynamik des Automobils ist 1981 erstmalig erschienen und seitdem zu einem Standardwerk geworden. Der Stoff ist von Praktikern erarbeitet worden, die aus einer Vielzahl von Versuchen strömungsmechanische Zusammenhänge ableiten und Strategien beschreiben.Bei unveränderter Geamtkonzeption wurden für die 6. Auflage neue Ergebnisse zum induzierten Widerstand und zur Haltung der Fahrtrichtung bei Seitenwind aktualisiert. Völlig neu wurden die Kapitel über Kühlung und Durchströmung(HVAC) sowie über numerische Methoden wie CFD, Netzgenerierung und CAD erarbeitet.
Strömungsmechanik, Wärmetechnik, Fahrdynamik, Komfort
Author: Thomas Schütz
Category: Technology & Engineering
Author: Jean Christian Jury
ein Auto bewegt die Welt
Author: Manfred Seehusen,Andy Schwietzer
Category: Isetta automobile
Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche und andere
Author: Werner Oswald
Author: Pat Hahn,Tom Loeser
Fast, powerful cars with aggressive styling, head-turning looks and rumbling exhaust notes are the ultimate street performers. This book celebrates the best of these strutting machines, providing a detailed look at over 60 classic American muscle machines from Ford, Dodge, Chevrolet, Buick and Chrysler. Illustrated with specially commissioned photography, each car is examined from all angles in close-up detail.
Author: Craig Cheetham
Publisher: Amber Books Ltd