Shipping charges are not refundable. At night, the interior is illuminated by ice blue ambient lighting. With only around 3,000 Chevy dealers nationwide, that means the likelihood of seeing two at a dealer near you is slim. Forged aluminum wheels with Z-rated tires also call out some serious performance intent. Foot room is cramped, and despite not having a sunroof in my test car, my head hit the unusually sculpted headliner. This is also the first Chevrolet with an available Automatic Parking Assist auto-steering system, which will turn the wheel after it identifies a spot as you control the throttle, transmission, and brake.
Aggressively bolstered leather sport seats are included in front, while the back seat feels roomy enough for adults--and entry and exit are quite easy for taller passengers, thanks to the conservative roofline. It also permits you to roll neatly onto the accelerator out of corners to not upset its balance. The classic three-box sport-sedan proportions and low hoodline also keep this sedan in fine form. When Americans are tasked with coming up with things that are uniquely Australian, a few things come to mind: Crocodile Dundee, Foster's beer, kangaroos — and maybe Outback Steakhouse, for those who are really unfamiliar. It is a very simple design that closely resembles the donor, but there will be an element of sexiness to its simplicity.
Plus, the G8 was always noted for being a fairly nimble machine for its full-size stature. Please be aware that your bank may take 4-7 business days to post the credit to your account or credit card. Just like the suspension, the seats are firmer than one would expect, with thick bolsters and decorative trim that wants to suggest they're competition-ready racing seats they're not. Flange Style: Standard Collector Attachment: 2-bolt flange Collector Diameter: 3. Part of that prowess is due to the big, 19-inch Bridgestone ultra-high-performance summer tires, front and rear. It is the installer's responsibility to verify correctness of all parts prior to installation. Kooks Headers long tube headers are heavy-duty and crack-resistant, featuring large diameter stainless steel construction most applications with smooth-flowing mandrel-bent tubing.
And for the most part it delivers on that. You hear the engine when you're accelerating--anything from a thrummy bellow at low rates to a crackling exotic sound when accelerating hard--but it's not always present. The brakes are Brembo four-piston calipers up front with massive two-piece rotors, and they provide extraordinary levels of confidence in spirited driving: With immediate bite, firm feel and no visible fade despite constant use in the twisty, desert-mountain roads I stormed through , the brakes are fantastic. Overall, we like the Taurus better, despite the fact that there is a little turbo lag. Stomp the accelerator, and the whole car squats on its haunches and launches you forward with a throaty, bellowing roar that feels completely out of character based on its family-sedan roots. High-performance, rear-wheel-drive super-sedans don't usually show up on the list, but they should, as Australia has a long heritage of creating just such monsters.
See more after the jump. If there is too much garbage there, it is too complicated, and if there is nothing there, it looks bland. This is not the first time a version of this sedan has been brought to the U. Thick, supportive sport seats, an upright, no-nonsense gauge cluster, and a very thick steering-wheel all add to the serious performance look. Out back, two unremarkable taillights cap off a high tail. All return orders will be charged a 20% Restocking Fee.
Only individualists might complain at the lack of build variations; and for them we're told there's a pretty significant list of dealer-installed options on the way. Snow Belt potholes and heaves tend to show as choppy, if not jarring, from inside. It's accurate, but not terribly communicative. When Americans are tasked with coming up with things that are uniquely Australian, a few things come to mind: Crocodile Dundee, Foster's beer, kangaroos — and maybe Outback Steakhouse, for those who are really unfamiliar. But one of the test cars we drove already had pulsating brakes from a day of hard on-the-road driving, so we're curious how they hold up out on the track. When ordering parts and accessories for vehicles still under the manufacturer's warranty, it is the vehicle owners responsibility to ensure that the warranty will not be adversely affected by the installation of these parts.
Engine and Driveline Specifications Engine 6. Compare them all for yourself. On paper, it definitely has the goods — a 415-horsepower, 6. Very aggressively bolstered sport seats look set up to hold you in place on the track of your choice or just while you're doing burnouts. Given that both the seats and the suspension are quite firm, I doubt I would have the same kind of praise driving over Michigan's potholes and frost heaves.
And for the most part it delivers on that. It loads up nicely, with a hefty but settled feel on center as well. The six-speed automatic is smooth and isolated during gentle takeoffs and typical commuting conditions, although when you look to tap into the potential of the mammoth, surprisingly rev-happy V-8, the transmission falls short and ends up feeling like the weak link. It's just been really well calibrated—with the goods to take on serious driving roads, yet just enough comfort for those in areas with relatively good road quality. To help set the mood inside the cabin, Chevy also adds in an ice-blue ambient lighting system. Additionally, the car is also outfitted with a premium Bose sound system, dual-zone climate control, heated and ventilated front seats.
And on that subject, we also appreciate how when you manually select gears, the transmission will hold higher gears even if you floor the accelerator or summon a downshift as soon as it's within the rev range when slowing down. I've only owned this car for 3 weeks and traded a Chrysler 300C Hemi, All-Wheel drive on it, an option which Chrysler unfortunately dropped for '15. It also boasts superior fuel economy. Shipping charges are not refundable. I've only owned this car for 3 weeks and traded a Chrysler 300C Hemi, All-Wheel drive on it, an option which Chrysler unfortunately dropped for '15.
If you squint just a bit and feel like you've seen this car before--at least from the outside--you wouldn't be too far off. Damaged or Missing Parts: In the event your order is damaged or items are missing it must be reported within seven days to 512-863-0900. Non-Returnable Parts: Special-Order Parts, Installed Parts, Painted Parts, and Custom Made Parts cannot be returned for credit for any reason. Ratios feel very tall for a performance model, as well. The Charger is also a massive 4,253-pound sled that is best left to the straightaway rather than the twisties.