The Chevy Corvette and the Camaro SS are not the only cars that deserve an extra punch of performance. Chevrolet unveiled a host of performance parts for the Chevy Cruze Hatch, all versions of the Chevy Camaro, as well as the Chevy Colorado and Silverado, which we will cover on TFLtruck.com. We had a chance to drive most of these cars with the latest performance enhancers at the Spring Mountain Motorsports Resort in Pahrump, Nevada on the eve of the 2016 SEMA show.
Chevy Cruze Performance
How do you make the Chevy Cruze a little more sporty and quick? How about lowering it 0.4 inches (10 mm) using stiffer springs, thicker antiroll bars, bigger brakes, and a higher flow air intake and exhaust systems for the 1.4L turbocharged four-cylinder engine? Chevrolet does not claim a horsepower increase, but the exhaust sound is a bit louder and meaner.
The 1.4L turbocharged I4 produces 153 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque in stock form. The Cruze sedan and hatch can be configured with a choice of 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmissions. A stock Cruze can dispatch a 0-60 MPH acceleration run in 7.7 seconds, according to Chevy.
Chevrolet puts all of their performance parts to the same rigorous tests and quality checks as they do with any production parts, thus the new car warranty remains intact when these performance parts are installed by a participating Chevrolet dealer.
Chevy Camaro Performance
All Camaros deserve to be faster and also look even meaner. Performance-minded Camaro RS V6 owners can benefit from a 0.8 in (20 mm) suspension lowering, thicker antiroll bars, and stiffer suspension links. Better performing 4-piston brake calipers are also available. The 2.0L turbocharged Camaro showcased a new performance exhaust system as well as 6-piston calipers and a suspension lowering kit.
Chevy Truck Performance
The Chevy Colorado and Silverado have many customization options, as well as the performance exhaust and air intake systems. We had an opportunity to install several of these parts, and we will publish more on this at TFLtruck.com.
Now you have to decide – do you pick your performance parts a la carte or do you go for a complete track-ready package like the Camaro 1LE?
While you are considering the options, please check out our Chevy Corvette report from last year’s event at the Spring Mountain Motorsports Resort in Pahrump, Nevada.
You can get all the details and pricing on the Chevrolet Performance Parts website.