Chevrolet Teases New Corvette ZR1 Engine at SEMA

2019 Corvette ZR1

The SEMA show is regarded as one of the most rebellious auto shows in the industry, with a seeming “the-only-rule-is-no-rules” philosophy. It’s often a place where manufacturers show off cool modifications and aftermarket parts. At this year’s SEMA show, Chevrolet is teasing a new Corvette ZR1 engine. The new crate engine, a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that cranks out 755 horsepower, won’t be coming to SEMA in a Corvette, however. Instead, Chevrolet is impressing auto enthusiasts everywhere with an upgraded 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle Laguna.

The customized Chevelle Laguna offers a relatively subtle but striking appearance, featuring an all-black exterior with contrasting red lettering on the tires and wheels. And while the Chevelle with its supercharged V8 will be stealing the spotlight at SEMA, Chevrolet will also be debuting two other powerful engines under the hoods of two vintage trucks — a ‘78 K10 Silverado and a ‘67 C10 truck.

The new Corvette ZR1 engine gets a cool presentation under the hood of a refurbished vintage car. Chevrolet’s SEMA show is sure to attract attention from modern sports car lovers and classic car fanatics alike.

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All-New Turbo Engine in 2019 Silverado Makes for a Fun, Fuel-Efficient Ride

The Silverado is redesigned for the 2019 model year, and it definitely impresses. This full-size pickup truck is decked out from front to back, offering unparalleled performance and modern technology to all those daring enough to get behind the wheel. The new Silverado offers six incredible engine/transmission combinations including an all-new 2.7-liter Turbo engine that makes the Silverado even more fun and fuel-efficient to drive than previous models.

The new 2.7-liter Turbo engine is technologically-advanced, powerful, and efficient. This engine strives to balance performance and efficiency, employing smart stop/start technology and Active Thermal Management to achieve up to 23 mpg on the highway.* Despite boasting the largest cargo volume of any full-size pickup, the 2019 Silverado outperforms its top competitors in terms of efficiency. Also adding to the Silverado’s new ease and efficiency on the road is the fact that the 2019 model is 380 pounds lighter than the current model, which features a 4.3-liter V6 engine. The 310-horsepower 2.7-liter Turbo engine offers more torque (348 lb-ft of torque), fuel efficiency, and quicker acceleration than this previous engine, promising truly modern power. It also delivers more horsepower and torque than Ford’s comparable 3.3-liter V6 and Ram’s 3.6-liter V6, allowing you to feel confident in choosing the all-new 2019 Silverado.

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*EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary.

The Best Things to Do in Greenville this Fall

One thing you won’t hear long-time residents or people passing through our hometown say is, “Man, I wish there were more things to do in Greenville!” No matter what time of year it is, our city always has a wide selection of events and to-dos, but fall is a special time in Greenville and its neighboring towns. Here are a few events in and around the city you won’t want to miss:

11th Annual McKinney Oktoberfest

Make a plan to make it to McKinney the weekend of Sept. 28, for their straight-from-Germany, annual Oktoberfest. Featuring the best of local brews, local eats, and local performers, this is a great time for adults and families alike.

10th Annual Maize Days

Pop on down to Murphy on Sept. 29, for a full day of community fun. The 10th Annual Maize Days promises punkin’ chuckin’, a classic car show, a pet adoption showcase, food from local vendors, and a variety of live musical acts throughout the day. It even finishes up with a fireworks show!

City of Princeton Fall Fest

Head over to Princeton on Oct. 27, with all the kiddos for arts and crafts, delicious local food, bull-riding, hayrides, mutton-busting, pumpkin-picking and fun inflatables. This annual event always makes for a happy, family-friendly afternoon!

Before you head out on your fall adventures in the Greenville area, make sure your car is up to the task by scheduling a maintenance check at Britain Chevrolet.

Sightseeing and Fun Near Greenville

Summer Time

Summer is nearing its end, and even though you’re too busy for a two-week vacation, there’s still time for one last weekend getaway. Lucky for you, there are loads of fun places to see and visit within driving distance of Greenville, so load up the family, get behind the wheel and take a day trip before summer is finally through.


Here are just a few of the myriad places to explore within an hour’s drive of Greenville:


Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

Just 45 minutes away in McKinney, the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is the perfect place for curious kids to explore. The Heard consists of 289 acres of naturally preserved trails and habitats for the birds, reptiles, and prairie mammals of North Texas. Inside the museum, families can discover more of nature’s beauty in exhibits such as Dinosaurs Live!, Native Texas Snakes, and the Living Lab.


The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Only an hour’s drive from Greenville, the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas is a must-see for any history buff or native Texan. Located in the former Texas School Book depository from which Lee Harvey Oswald fired his historic shots, this intimate exploration of the JFK assassination literally places visitors in the shoes of an assassin, allowing guests to sit and peer through the same window at which Oswald perched.


Six Flags Over Texas

Located in Arlington, about 70 miles southwest of Greenville, Six Flags Over Texas is a premier destination for family fun and thrill-seeking. With 13 roller coasters and dozens of rides for children of all ages, it’s the most accessible and inviting amusement park in north Texas.


To make sure your car is up to the task of these Greenville area adventures, schedule a maintenance check with our trained technicians at Britain Chevrolet.