The Truth About Cars » LT1 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 05 May 2016 18:00:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 2016 Geneva Motor Show – Only the Best and Brightest http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/geneva-motor-show-best-brightest/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/geneva-motor-show-best-brightest/#comments Tue, 01 Mar 2016 21:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1294090 The Geneva Motor Show rolls out each year much like the Academy Awards — plenty of glitz and glamour, limited diversity, and most of the attendees are from the high end of the market. This year’s show has seen a lot of range-topping models and an underlying theme of reinvention, which isn’t surprising given the […]

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The Geneva Motor Show rolls out each year much like the Academy Awards — plenty of glitz and glamour, limited diversity, and most of the attendees are from the high end of the market. This year’s show has seen a lot of range-topping models and an underlying theme of reinvention, which isn’t surprising given the […]

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Sheriff Resurrects 20-year-old LT1-powered Chevrolet Caprice http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/sherriff-resurrects-20-year-old-lt1-powered-chevrolet-caprice/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/sherriff-resurrects-20-year-old-lt1-powered-chevrolet-caprice/#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2016 21:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1274617   An Illinois sheriff knows a barn find when he sees one. According to the Northwest Herald, McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Stadler spotted an old parade Chevrolet Caprice with 4,000 miles gathering dust in a shed and decided to bring it back into service. The 20-year-old, LT1-powered police cruiser — which sports none of […]

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  An Illinois sheriff knows a barn find when he sees one. According to the Northwest Herald, McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Stadler spotted an old parade Chevrolet Caprice with 4,000 miles gathering dust in a shed and decided to bring it back into service. The 20-year-old, LT1-powered police cruiser — which sports none of […]

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Mid-Engine Corvette Closer Than Ever http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/mid-engine-corvette-closer-ever/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/mid-engine-corvette-closer-ever/#comments Mon, 18 Jan 2016 15:00:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1267985 It is no secret that GM has flirted with mid-engine Corvettes for decades. Until now, the company has lacked the motivation, consensus, and/or resources to move to a mid-engine layout. However, this is the new GM. The feds are no longer calling the shots and the General has been upstaged by Ford for too long. […]

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It is no secret that GM has flirted with mid-engine Corvettes for decades. Until now, the company has lacked the motivation, consensus, and/or resources to move to a mid-engine layout. However, this is the new GM. The feds are no longer calling the shots and the General has been upstaged by Ford for too long. […]

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Digestible Collectible: 1996 Buick Roadmaster http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/digestible-collectible-1996-buick-roadmaster/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/digestible-collectible-1996-buick-roadmaster/#comments Mon, 11 Jan 2016 13:30:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1262425 It’s an election year. In theory, media outlets should be doing everything in their power to ensure equal time for all candidates, lest a bias influence voters on the public airwaves. Well, I’ve come to expose a bias here at TTAC, and to demand equal time for a car not getting equal airtime to a […]

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It’s an election year. In theory, media outlets should be doing everything in their power to ensure equal time for all candidates, lest a bias influence voters on the public airwaves. Well, I’ve come to expose a bias here at TTAC, and to demand equal time for a car not getting equal airtime to a […]

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2016 Chevrolet Camaro – Same Recipe, New Ingredients http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/2016-chevrolet-camaro-same-recipe-new-ingredients/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/2016-chevrolet-camaro-same-recipe-new-ingredients/#comments Sun, 17 May 2015 20:22:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1069698 “From every angle, you’ll never mistake this for anything but a Camaro,” said Tom Peters, design director for the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro. That’s probably because it hasn’t changed that much, at least visually. Yet, under the skin, the new Camaro drops some 200 lbs thanks to its new Alpha platform bones and gains a new […]

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“From every angle, you’ll never mistake this for anything but a Camaro,” said Tom Peters, design director for the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro. That’s probably because it hasn’t changed that much, at least visually. Yet, under the skin, the new Camaro drops some 200 lbs thanks to its new Alpha platform bones and gains a new […]

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Super Piston Slap: Poorvette Fever! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/super-piston-slap-poorvette-fever/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/super-piston-slap-poorvette-fever/#comments Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:12:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=775097 Aside from “real racers” who insist The 24 Hours of LeMons is a joke, everyone else understands this series’ willingness to embrace engineering and artistic creativity, providing somewhat-wholesome entertainment and—best of all– giving away a metric ton of track time for little cash.  As a member of the LeMons Supreme Court in their Texas races, […]

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Aside from “real racers” who insist The 24 Hours of LeMons is a joke, everyone else understands this series’ willingness to embrace engineering and artistic creativity, providing somewhat-wholesome entertainment and—best of all– giving away a metric ton of track time for little cash.  As a member of the LeMons Supreme Court in their Texas races, […]

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Ken Lingenfelter: New LT1 Engine A Challenge for Tuners http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/ken-lingenfelter-new-lt1-engine-a-challenge-for-tuners/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/ken-lingenfelter-new-lt1-engine-a-challenge-for-tuners/#comments Mon, 11 Feb 2013 13:30:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=477084 General Motors’ powertrain engineers have undoubtedly demonstrated with the LS family of V8 engines that pushrods still have a place in the 21st century. As successful and popular as the LS has been, I don’t think it’s much of stretch to assume that the new LT1 V8 in the all new seventh generation Corvette will […]

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General Motors’ powertrain engineers have undoubtedly demonstrated with the LS family of V8 engines that pushrods still have a place in the 21st century. As successful and popular as the LS has been, I don’t think it’s much of stretch to assume that the new LT1 V8 in the all new seventh generation Corvette will […]

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NAIAS 2013: Everyone’s Most Favorite-ist Car Exec Saves Least Favorite-ist Electric Car…With A 6.2-liter LT1 V8! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-everyones-most-favorite-ist-car-exec-saves-least-favorite-ist-electric-car-with-a-6-2-liter-lt1-v8/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-everyones-most-favorite-ist-car-exec-saves-least-favorite-ist-electric-car-with-a-6-2-liter-lt1-v8/#comments Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:09:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=473621 It isn’t often one of the biggest news items coming out of NAIAS 2013 is from a tuning house … especially a tuning house nobody has ever heard of before. Attach the name Bob Lutz to a car, along with a brand new, fire breathing, tire shredding 6.2L LT1 V8 from the new Corvette, you […]

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It isn’t often one of the biggest news items coming out of NAIAS 2013 is from a tuning house … especially a tuning house nobody has ever heard of before. Attach the name Bob Lutz to a car, along with a brand new, fire breathing, tire shredding 6.2L LT1 V8 from the new Corvette, you […]

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GEN V Small Block Chevy = LT1-FTW? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/gen-v-small-block-chevy-lt1-ftw/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/gen-v-small-block-chevy-lt1-ftw/#comments Wed, 24 Oct 2012 17:20:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=464827 There’s a new small block in town, baby: keeping the spirit of the original 1949 Kettering OHV V8 alive. Piston Slap says the new name is sad: mediocre memories of the Optispark munching, reverse flow coolin’ LT-1 is not a fitting successor to the sheer splendiferousness that was the LSX.  Vellum Venom says that the […]

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There’s a new small block in town, baby: keeping the spirit of the original 1949 Kettering OHV V8 alive. Piston Slap says the new name is sad: mediocre memories of the Optispark munching, reverse flow coolin’ LT-1 is not a fitting successor to the sheer splendiferousness that was the LSX.  Vellum Venom says that the […]

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