Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Chevrolet Corvette Zo6 Motor Purrs

Some people laugh when a car enthusiast equates a revving engine to a kitten purring, but we totally get it -- it’s a hum that makes us want to prowl, salivate and pounce.

Car and Driver has video of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Zo6 prototype revving its 650-horsepower V8, and it’s something to behold. We dare you not to smile as you watch the video for yourself:

Even better, Car and Driver is featuring photos of the Corvette’s exterior. You’ll notice that the paint job is a little, er, unconventional. This prototype showcases a black and white trompe l’oeil design and was parked near the University of Michigan campus.

We at Jim Butler Chevrolet can’t wait to check out the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Zo6’s beautiful engine for ourselves. Wanna be there when we do? Let us know in the comments!

Chevy Camaro Z/28 Wins Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car

Being the best is a great feeling, isn’t it? We’re certainly excited that the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 recently was named Motor Trend’s 2014 Best Driver’s Car. In the award’s seven-year existence, the Z/28 is the first American car ever to win.

And, really, its triumph is no surprise. Building on the legacy of the original SCCA Trans Am-series contender introduced in 1967, the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 has race car features and plenty of oomph. Its chassis, suspension,tires and brakes are made
for the track, and its 7.0L LS7 V-8 rated at 505 horsepower (376 kW)
and 481 lb-ft of torque (652 Nm) complements the lightweight vehicle
components to give the car an enviable 7.6:1 power-to-weight ratio. 

Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car contenders are selected from all new or significantly revised performance cars launched in the twelve months prior to the test. Editors complete a battery of tests -- including digitally instrumented laps at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and high-speed driving up and down a 4.3-mile hill climb on a closed rural highway -- to determine the winner.

“The transformation of the fifth-generation Camaro from ‘muscle car that handles pretty well’ to Best Driver’s
Car winner is astounding,” the editors of Motor Trend said in their
write-up. “You feel the superior engineering in how the car responds 
to inputs both internal and external. From within, the car reacts immediately
and precisely to your commands but doesn’t punish your mistakes. From the
outside, the Z/ 28’s suspension attacks bumps and dips with an unbridled
passion for keeping the tires on the pavement.”

Have you ever been behind the wheel of a Chevy Camaro Z/28? What do you think you’d be like on the race track? Swing by Jim Butler Chevrolet and let us know about your need for speed.

Jim Butler Chevrolet Recieves BBB TORCH Award On October 14th

Better Business Bureau honored 10 businesses, two charities and three high school seniors Tuesday at the
2014 TORCH Awards. Among these 10 businesses was Jim Butler Chevrolet.

Brad Sowers, President of Jim Butler Chevrolet, accepts a TORCH Award from Michelle Corey, BBB President and CEO.

To read more about Jim Butler Chevrolet, the BBB TORCH Award, and the see photos from the event check out stlouisbbb

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Chevrolet Improves Child Safety Features

Studies have shown that nine out of ten parents let their children transfer out of booster seats well before the recommended height and age. That’s nine out of ten families with children in unsafe conditions!

But Chevrolet has a mission to keep kids safe, no matter what. That’s why the new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab now combines the midsize pickup’s removable headrest with a rear passenger side seat cushion to better accommodate today’s larger child restraints and booster seats. Many child restraint manufacturers require at least 80 percent of the child restraint be supported by the vehicle seat. The Colorado patent-pending rear seat cushion extension helps satisfy that requirement.
The Chevrolet Impala’s in the safety game, too. To protect young passengers and give them room to grow, the Impala offers easy access to LATCH anchorages for all three rear seating positions. The impala also makes available shoulder belt comfort guides that help position the belt properly without cutting into a child or smaller adult. A comfortable seatbelt is one that everybody is more likely to wear.

Here at Jim Butler Chevrolet, we support Chevy for its unwavering commitment to safety. Stop by the dealership and check out all of the great safety features on Chevrolets that could help protect your family when they need it most.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

All-New Chevrolet Colorado Pairs Pickup and Crossover Features

For many people, “truck” can mean a lot of things -- perhaps an off-road vehicle or something to haul cargo around. But a new Chevrolet truck is adding yet another definition: comfortable.

The all-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is a midsize pickup truck designed to be a little smaller and more flexible than its big brothers. The latest Chevy pairs the style and versatility of a truck with the refinement, maneuverability and efficiency of a crossover.

“Many people like the ‘can-do’ spirit of a truck, but they want a vehicle that is easier to maneuver in traffic and easier to park at work or at home,” said Tony Johnson, Colorado marketing manager. “For them, bigger is not necessarily better. Also, they don’t want to give up the latest in convenience and safety features, which aren’t available on current midsize pickups. For those customers, the new Chevrolet Colorado is the perfect choice.”

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is as at-home in the city as it is on the job. Available in four-door extended- or crew-cab models, the Colorado has a quiet, comfortable interior with car and crossover amenities such as Chevy MyLink with a built-in available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Alert.

And don’t fear giving the Colorado a workout -- it offers the segment’s highest-available trailering rating: 7,000 pounds with the available V-6 engine and heavy-duty towing package.

We at Jim Butler Chevrolet are excited about the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, and we know you will be, too. Visit the number one Chevy dealer in St. Louis today and give it a spin!