Camaro ZL1 1LE Takes On Nurburgring Lap Record

Chevrolet already set a record on the Nurburgring track with the stock Camaro ZL1, which completed a lap at the famed Ring in seven minutes and 29.6 seconds. Now, Chevy is going for the Nurburgring lap record again behind the wheel of the new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE. The model was already spotted at the Nurburgring by fans a few weeks ago, but recently the brand teased the lap time results in a not-so-revealing video that aimed to amp up anticipation for the reveal. Enthusiasts were answered with another record-breaking performance.

Nurburgring Lap Record

The lap time video followed the teaser a few days later, showcasing a stunning seven minutes and 16.04 second drive time that blitzed the Camaro ZL1’s record. Automakers achieved this feat by taking the standard ZL1 trim and adding the track-oriented 1LE package to the midst, including a 650-horsepower V8 under the hood, a manual transmission, and aerodynamics tweaks that are unparalleled in the industry.


The video of the Nurburgring lap record is available online – or visit us at Weisner of Huntsville and ask for information on the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 equipped with the 1LE package for yourself. What would you do with that kind of capability and power?

Chevy Announces New Unlimited OnStar 4G LTE Plan

In June of 2014, Chevrolet launched its built-in OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi technology. Since then, customers have been rapidly increasing their usage of the service. And, the biggest jump was in the last six months of 2016. In fact, in that time, Chevy owners used nearly as much data as they had in the previous two years.

Because of this huge jump in popularity and usage, Chevrolet has announced a new unlimited OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi plan. This plan will only cost $20 per month, making it an affordable choice for many families. There are also other plans for less frequent users, including data passes of 250MB per day for $5 and 20GB over 12 months for $150.

Alan Batey, president of GM North America and global head of Chevrolet, said, “With the most affordable unlimited 4G LTE data plan in the auto industry, the widest availability of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and new connected services like OnStar AtYourService, our momentum can only grow.”

If you’ve been searching for a better way to stay connected while on the go, come check out the Chevrolet lineup today at Wiesner of Huntsville. OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi is available across the Chevy lineup, from the compact Sonic to the full-size Silverado 2500HD.

The Iconic Chevy Camaro Design Throughout the Years

It’s got that can’t look away, stare it down, rubbernecking flair, and it has been around for five generations. You know the one we’re talking about – the king of the road, Chevy Camaro. The Chevy Camaro design has played an integral role in automotive history and we’re here to lay it all out for you.

The first generation Chevy Camaro was introduced in 1967 and, admittedly, wasn’t expected to reach the amount of success it experienced. However, the Baby Boomers in that generation craved a personal coupe and the Camaro’s success quickly followed. The clean lines added with a muscular flair made the first generation Camaro one of the most heralded cars in history.

The second generation came in 1970 and changed up the game. It was a radical change from the first generation, getting a completely original design. The new design featured a horizontal crease running the length of the body, split bumper, sail panel, and Chevrolet’s signature dual taillights. It also had a European grand-touring-esque style. The second generation Camaro was around for 12 years before being redesigned.

1971 Chevy Camaro Z28

1971 Chevy Camaro Z28

The third generation Camaro was introduced in 1982 is said to be a cultural statement of the 80s. John Cafaro, executive director of Chevrolet’s Global Car Design, said, “Perhaps more than any other generation, the third-generation Camaro was a car of its time. You can see that influence in every detail of the car, from the aerodynamic details of the exterior, such as the ground effects on the Z28, to the introduction of digital instruments on the interior.”

1981 Chevy Camaro Z28

1981 Chevy Camaro Z28

The fourth generation Camaro took an even more aggressive styling approach and provided greater performance. Perhaps the most prominent feature was the lower, “bottom breathing” engine design. The design stood the test of time and is remained a favorite until its fifth, and current redesign.

Finally, the fifth generation Camaro came in 2010 and design cues are still prominent throughout the 2015 edition. The new Camaro was inspired by the 1969 Camaro and its sharp, electric style is meant to capture everyone’s attention. With a contemporary take on the first-gen Camaro, the design has been a big hit.

Chevy Camaro Design

2015 Chevy Camaro

To check out the latest Camaro and its favorable design, visit us at Wiesner of Huntsville!

Motor Trend Names New Z/28 Best Driver’s Car for Performance


Are you driven by and obsessed with performance? If so, you are probably already a fan of the Chevrolet Camaro, the brand’s longtime fan favorite sports car. Now, though, thanks to the all-new Z/28 version, the Camaro is a critical darling, as well. You see, Motor Trend just named the all-new Z/28 the best driver’s car for performance for 2014. It’s the first American-made car to win that title in the seven-year history of the award.

The prestigious award puts the new Camaro on a high pedestal, giving it a huge boost in the competitive muscle car market. But it’s nothing more than what was expected, according to Chevrolet.

“The mission for the new Z/28 was to create the most capable, best-handling Camaro in our history,” said Mark Reuss, General Motors’ executive vice president, Global Product Development. “As such, I can’t think of a better validation of that mission than for the Z/28 to be named Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car.”

If you’re looking for an excellent car that gives you the ultimate in performance, capability, style, and wow factor, there’s really only one choice, according to Motor Trend, as well as many other automobile experts. That choice is the all-new Camaro Z/28, so come see us at Wiesner of Huntsville to learn more about this ultra-fast sports car today.

New Chevy Camaro Z/28 is a Road Racer at Heart


Like the original Z/28 that it’s modeled after, the new Camaro Z/28 is designed first and foremost for road racing. the 2014 Z/28 channels the spirit of its predecessor in every single detail of its meticulous design, from the sexy exterior to what’s under the hood to the nuts and bolts of its makeup.

The makers of the new Camaro Z/28 listed three things they specifically zeroed in on to create the most track-capable Camaro ever produced: increased grip, increased stopping power, and reduced curb weight. It all adds up to an extremely powerful sports car, but one that responds promptly and precisely to handling, giving the driver a true feeling of total control.

“Like the first-generation Z/28, the new model is a road racer first and foremost. It features a wide range of state-of-the-art exterior performance modifications, and weight-reduction measures. It was bred for the track, pure and simple,” said Mark Stielow, Camaro Z/28 engineering manager.

Check out a full list of 28 reasons the Camaro Z/28 could record the fastest-ever lap at Nurburgring for a Camaro in this press release. Then come by Wiesner of Huntsville to check out the Camaro for yourself!

Chevrolet Brings in Big Bucks at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction

Car enthusiasts everywhere know the importance of the vehicles at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction. These cars are the sleekest, most stylish cars around and often are sold for big money to benefit various charities. That’s exactly what happened at the most recent auction, and four Chevy cars topped the news headlines.

A black and gold beauty, the Linda Vaughn LV-1 Camaro, brought in $280,000 at auction, all to benefit a non-profit organization, The Dreamakers, and the International Kids Alliance Network. Back in the 60s, Linda was Miss Hurst Golden Shifter and a racing spokeswoman. She teamed up with designers to create her own edition of the Camaro, and boy, is it sharp.

The very first 2014 Chevy Camaro COPO was also auctioned off, bringing in a killer $700,000! The COPO features an LS-based 2.9-liter V8 engine backed by a Turbo 400 automatic transmission. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of the COPO will benefit the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans.


2014 Camaro COPO

Finally, one of the rarest Chevrolet vehicles out there, the 1967 Chevy Corvette L88, was auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson for an amazing $3.85 million, shocking and awing enthusiasts everywhere! Only twenty of these were produced, people. The classic red color combination of this particular car is thought to only exist on this car—only adding to its desirability.

There’s no doubt that Chevy takes the cake when it comes to cool, sporty cars.

Chevrolet Camaro Lends Some Wheels to U-2 Spy Plane

When designing a high-performance car, you need to save as much weight as possible. The same goes for the high-flying Lockheed U-2 spy plane. This plane’s performance, however, isn’t reliant on speed as much as it is on sheer altitude.

This U-2 can fly at altitudes up to 70,000 feet—that’s basically in space. To get that high, engineers cut every bit of weight they could—even the landing gear! Normal planes have three sets of permanent landing gear; the U-2 only has two arranged like a bicycle, and the back pair is so small they call them “skateboard” wheels. This makes landing the U-2 incredibly difficult and dangerous.

Giving the U-2 some extra wheels, so to speak, is the Chevrolet Camaro. When the U-2 comes in to land, someone is there waiting to help guide the plane down. You need a fast car to keep up with a flying jet and the Camaro is the car of choice.

With one hand on the steering wheel and the other holding a radio, the driver follows right behind the jet, talks to the U-2 pilot, and tells him how high he is off the ground. Once the plane gets down to 2 feet off the runway, the pilot has to essentially stall the engine to land and then balance the plane on the two small sets of wheels. When the plane stops, the ground crew installs two “pogos” on the wings to hold the plane up.

Watch this incredible video to see the amazing piloting and driving skills in action.