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Supporting wounded veterans is the reason Chevrolet is offering the most powerful Corvette up for auction in January when the Barrett-Jackson auction comes back to Scottsdale. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is named for a firefighter killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. The Foundation funds mortgage free homes for injured military members. The homes are automated and built to help those with physical challenges adjust to everyday life. Chevrolet is donating the very first production model of the 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 for the auction, with proceeds going to the Foundation. “GM and Chevrolet are proud to honor and support the brave men and women of our armed forces,” according to GM VP Steve Hill. “With the proceeds from the auction of the Corvette ZR1, we will be able to offer additional support to some of our most severely wounded veterans.” If you can’t make it to the auction, stay in touch with Freeway Chevrolet for your chance to get a look at the new ZR1.

Exclusive Supercharged Engine Generates 755 Horsepower

The 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 is powered by the LT5 supercharged engine, which produces a certified 755 horsepower and seat-crushing 755 pound-feet of torque. With two aerodynamics packages refined in hundreds of hours of wind tunnel testing, the new ZR1 not only has the power, but also has the handling to straighten out those hairpin turns. Keeping this monster cool is important to the performance, so Chevy designed a new front fascia and halo hood to let air flow through and over the motor. Four radiators pump the coolant through the system and supercharger assembly to keep the ZR1 running at optimal temperatures up to its top speed of 210 mph.

Adjustable High Wing Adds Downforce

The latest version of the Chevy Corvette also has a front underwing and a rear adjustable High Wing that generates about 950 pounds of downward force, making this latest version of America’s sports car into a true premium track car. Michelin Sport Cup 2 tires and Magnetic Ride Control add to the ability of the ZR1 to grip the corners. The Chevy Corvette ZR1 offers both a 6-speed manual shifter and 7-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. The steering wheel is the center of attention in the driver-centric cockpit, where standard leather seating, a Performance Data Recorder and Bose Premium Audio system all add to the racing feel and level of sophistication you’d expect to find in a premium sports car. The auction will be filled with excitement when the new ZR1 comes up for sale. If you can’t make it, be sure and visit Freeway Chevrolet in Chandler to see the latest evolution of an iconic American race car.

A lot of things have happened over the last 100 years but there’s no denying that the dependability of Chevy Trucks is the one thing upon which the American consumer can depend. There’s little resemblance between the “some assembly required” one-ton truck that burst onto the scene in 1918 and the modern Chevy Silverado. For one thing, the 1918 model cost $1,325 for the Chassis, or $1,460 for the Express model and came with a whopping 36 horsepower. The modern Chevy Silverado costs a bit more but one thing remains constant: you can rely on a Chevy Truck for many years of dependable service. Check out the great selection of Chevy Trucks when you visit Freeway Chevrolet in Chandler, just off the I-10.

Chevy Trucks Evolve Through the Decades

Consumers saw major changes in the Chevy Truck every decade or so as technology improved and customers demanded more power and comfort. 1929 marked the introduction of the steel disc wheel and a significant drop in the price. It cost just $595 for a complete truck, something that might have been related to the stock market crash of the same year. The Chevy Truck started to resemble the modern Silverado in 1938, the first year the company had it’s own Art and Color department. The post-WWII 3100 Series truck offered the first 3-person seat in 1947, as well as the initial offering of a heater and defroster. Comfort and convenience came with the second generation of the C/K lineup in 1967, with a clean design that remains a favorite of collectors. Four-wheel drive on the fly was first offered in 1988 on the C/K 1500, while 1999 is the first year the Silverado came to fruition as a stand-alone model. Look for the culmination of 100 years of work in the 2018 Centennial Edition Silverado, a modern workhorse that offers all the comfort of a luxury sedan.

Centennial Edition Available on Both Colorado and Silverado

If you want a little something special this Holiday season, contact the friendly folks at Freeway Chevrolet and see about test driving a Chevy Silverado Centennial Edition. Also available in the mid-size Colorado truck, the Centennial Edition is only available on the LTZ Z71 trim package. It includes Heritage bowtie emblems, Centennial door badges and a spray-in bedliner with heritage bowties. Painted in a stunning Centennial Blue, this truck comes with 22-inch silver painted wheels with chrome inserts as well as chrome door handles, mirror caps and tow hooks. It’s a truly special edition that celebrates Chevy’s 100 years of providing the most dependable trucks in America.