2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Adds New Special Edition

If you couldn’t guess by our name, Stingray Chevrolet Bartow is always excited to welcome a new Corvette Stingray into our showroom. With the new 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Chevy is upping the ante with a new special edition package that celebrates its on-track success.

The new 2022 Corvette Stingray IMSA GTLM Championship Edition is limited to just 1,000 examples and features cool graphics that honor the No. 3 and No. 4 Corvette C8.R race cars. This package pays tribute to Corvette Racing, which swept the GTLM class in the 2020 IMSA SportsCar Championship.

Chevy offers two versions of the 2022 Corvette Stingray IMSA GTLM Championship Edition: a No. 3 car in Accelerate Yellow and a No. 4 car in Hypersonic Gray. Both are based on the Corvette Stingray 3LT with the Z51 Performance Package.

This special editions will move fast, so contact Stingray Chevrolet Bartow to see if you can get your hands on one.

Chevrolet is also improving the already awesome Corvette Stingray lineup with some updates for 2022. This includes a new trio of colors — Hypersonic Gray, Caffeine, and Amplify Orange Tintcoat — and a new low-profile rear spoiler.

The impressive 6.2-liter LT2 small-block V8 also gets an update to its fuel injection system and Active Fuel Management technology. It still makes the Corvette Stingray an unrivaled powerhouse with a maximum 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque with the Z51 Performance Package.

Interested in getting your dream car in 2022? Contact the friendly experts at Stingray Chevrolet Bartow in Bartow, Florida.

2022 Chevrolet Silverado HD Offers Multi-Flex Tailgate

When you have serious work to do, you need a truck that can handle it. The Chevrolet Silverado HD is a hardworking, heavy-duty truck that is ready for anything. Now, Chevrolet is making the Silverado HD even better with the addition of the Multi-Flex Tailgate option for the 2022 model year.

The Multi-Flex Tailgate is already available on the 2021 Silverado 1500 and now joins the lineup for the most capable Chevy Silverado HD ever made. It comes a variety of gates and load stops for six settings.

  1. Primary gate: This is the traditional tailgate function.
  2. Primary gate load stop: With the primary gate folded down, you can flip up the load stop to prevent longer items from sliding out of the bed.
  3. Folding inner gate: For easier access to the cargo bed, flip down the inner gate while the primary gate is open.
  4. Full-width step: You can use the inner gate load stop as a step to climb into the bed. It has a weight capacity of 375 pounds and an assist handle that folds out of the side of the box.
  5. Inner gate load stop: When carry multiple layers of cargo, this load stop keeps longer items secure.
  6. Inner gate work surface: Flipping the inner gate out gives you a rugged work surface.

In addition to all these features, the Silverado HD still comes standard with the same Durabed that offers class-leading cargo volume. The 2022 Silverado HD will arrive in Bartow, Florida, later this summer. Want to be one of the first to take it for a spin? Call or email Stingray Chevrolet Bartow.

Chevrolet Announces First-Ever Electric Silverado Pickup

As part of its commitment to release 30 electric vehicles globally by the end of 2025, Chevrolet has announced it will build an all-electric version of the popular Silverado pickup truck right here in the U.S. The electric Silverado will be built at the former Detroit-Hamtramck plant, now named Factory ZERO. This plant will be dedicated to building only EVs, including the electric Silverado and the upcoming GMC Hummer EV.

While no major details have been released about the electric truck, Chevrolet estimates that it’ll have an impressive range of more than 400 miles on a full charge. Additionally, Chevy will use its 100 years of truck expertise to ensure the electric Silverado is equally as capable as its gasoline-powered sibling. Chevy hasn’t announced when the truck will be released, but sources estimate it’ll go on sale in early 2024 and a 2023 model.

In addition to investing over $2 billion in Factory ZERO, General Motors is investing $2.3 billion in a new Ultium Cells LLC battery cell manufacturing plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee. That plant is slated to open in 2023 and open up 1,300 new jobs. Ultium Cells LLC is a joint venture between GM and LG Energy Solution, and the Spring Hill plant will be the second Ultium plant in the country. The other plant, which also received a $2.3 billion investment, is located in Lordstown, Ohio.

Stay tuned to Stingray Chevrolet of Bartow’s blog for more news on the upcoming electric Silverado. Can’t wait? See current lease options on the gas-powered Chevy Silverado 1500 so you have a short-term truck solution while you wait for the EV version’s release.

Chevrolet Uses 3D Printing Tech to Develop Motorsport Parts

With the advancement of 3D printing tech in recent years, manufacturers can produce parts in virtually any shape to exact specifications. Chevrolet Motorsports has been taking advantage of this technology by using 3D-printed parts for some of its racing vehicles including INDYCAR, Corvette C8.R, NASCAR Camaro, and Silverado teams.

Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance and Motorsports, said, “GM’s 3D-printing capability speeds up our learning cycles and, in turn, these racetrack experiences help our additive manufacturing team move one step closer to using 3D-printed parts in production vehicles.”

In total, the Chevrolet Motorsports teams have accumulated over 80,000 miles of competition driving using 3D-printed parts. On the Corvette C8.R, there are 75 3D-printed parts, which include the air conditioning driver cooling box, oil tank, power steering pump braking, and headlight assemblies.

For the INDYCAR program, Chevrolet used 3D printing for the V6 exhaust system. This helps eliminate many failure points that exist in traditionally manufactured components. 3D printing is also more cost effective. Since June 2020, Chevrolet INDYCAR engines have run for over 60,000 miles.

The Silverado off-road racing truck competes in the 1200 Stock class. Chevrolet incorporated three 3D-printed parts into the truck. This includes a rear damper shield reinforced with carbon fiber.

Motorsport technologies tend to make their way to production vehicles eventually. We expect that in short order, Chevrolet will be using 3D printing tech to create parts used in the awesome vehicles you can find at Stingray Chevrolet Bartow!

Chevrolet Shows Off Future Electrification Technology

At the 2020 SEMA360 Show, Chevrolet revealed its future electrification technology in the form of a 1977 K5 Blazer that was transformed into an all-electric vehicle, as part of a demonstration of Chevy’s eCrate conversion system.

To convert the 1977 vehicle, the team removed its original engine and replaced it with a Chevy Bolt EV electric motor capable of generating 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. The team removed the transmission, fuel system, and exhaust, but did not update the rest of the drivetrain.

The new K5 Blazer-E stands as a proof of concept for Chevrolet Performance’s upcoming Electric Connect and Cruise Package, which is expected to be available in the second half of 2021. Chevy first previewed its eCrate method via the 2018 Chevy eCOPO Camaro. 2019 saw the release of the Chevrolet E-10.

Stingray Chevrolet Bartow will be able to install the 60-kWh Electric Connect and Cruise Package, which includes a 60-kWh battery pack, a DC-to-AC power inverter for the 200-horsepower motor, wiring harnesses, controllers, water pumps, and more.

Russ O’Blenes, Director of Engineering for Chevrolet, expressed his excitement over the possibilities enabled by Chevy’s future electric technology: “The K5 Blazer-E demonstrates what is possible for customers who want to convert their vintage truck to a daily driver with the instant torque and unique driving experience of an EV.”

Going green shouldn’t force you to make compromises. With the upcoming Electric Connect and Cruise Package, Chevrolet ensures that you can convert your vintage automobile into a future-ready ride.