Try Not to Stare: Chevy Unveils Conceptual Chaparral 2X Vision GT

Here at Gjovik Auto, we couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw Chevy’s all-new Chaparral 2X Vision GT. The new model is certainly not for the faint of heart, featuring an incredibly futuristic design. Designed for the video game series Gran Turismo, Chevy actually took the liberty of building a model and showcasing it at the LA Auto Show.

Chaparral 2X Vision GT Concept

According to the BBC, the model has 900 horsepower—in theory. The Chaparral 2X Vision GT is essentially conceptual, and, in theory, is driven by a laser-powered lithium ion battery system. Supposedly, this concept has been drawn from aircraft design, but once again, still only exists on a computer screen.

“The Chaparral 2X VGT is a vision of how advanced technology may shape the look and driving experience of racing,” explains Chevy. “Chaparral’s race cars and methods were seen as outlandish four decades ago. The 2X VGT concept might just be a harbinger of motorsports in the next four decades.”

Chaparral 2X Vision GT
2015 Chevrolet Camaro

So who cares about a conceptual design, right? While it’s true you won’t be seeing this model on the highway anytime soon, it does provide a foundation for the future of auto design. By thinking outside of the box, automakers like Chevy are paving the way for vehicles that are faster and more efficient than ever before.

Until then, we will have to settle for the amped-up 2015 Chevrolet Camaro with its 426 horspower.  Visit Gjovik Auto in Sandwich, IL and take a Camaro out for a test drive!

Rumor Mill: GMC to Offer Smaller Cars

When you think of GMC vehicles, what springs to mind? Probably a truck, like the Sierra; or an SUV or crossover, like the Terrain. One thing GMC lacks is a choice of smaller vehicles, but all that could change soon. Recent rumors suggest that the truck brand is getting ready to move beyond offering larger vehicles by introducing a vehicle smaller than its current smallest Terrain. When the world—and the automaker—will be ready for GMC to offer smaller cars is up for debate.

Back in 2010 at the Detroit Auto Show, GMC introduced the Granite concept, a compact van-shaped car that would compete with the likes of the Honda Fit. Although this vehicle never made it past the concept stage, it was GMC’s way of showing that it can do more than just build trucks and SUVs. Perhaps now is the time to expand on that idea, and start offering a smaller car that will appeal to urban drivers looking for a car to drive around town.

We will keep our eyes peeled at upcoming auto shows for a sign than a smaller vehicle is coming to the GMC brand. Until then, you can see GMC’s famous trucks and family-friendly SUVs at Gjovik Auto, as well as smaller vehicles available from Chevy and Buick.

GMC to offer smaller cars
The Terrain is currently GMC’s smallest vehicle.