Indy 500 is Led by the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

2014 Corvette Stingray Indy 500The brand new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will be leading the pack of racecars as it sets the pace for the 97th Indianapolis 500. The sporty design and Chevrolet’s long history with the famed race help make it the perfect pace car.

The new 2014 Corvette Stingray will lead the way without any major modifications to the design. The track-mandated safety features were added to the vehicle, and the Stingray iss ready to run. The 6.2L LT1 engine is more than enough to help the Corvette handle the track. The Stingray generates 450 horsepower with its advanced direct fuel injection and its Active Fuel Management.

This is not Chevrolet’s first time at the racetrack. In fact, this will be the 24th time a Chevrolet vehicle will be the pace car and the 12th time a Corvette will lead the way. Chevrolet was founded the same year as the race (1911) and has even had its founders compete. Gaston Chevrolet, one of the three founding brothers, actually won the race in 1920.

Chevrolet has led the race as the pace car more than any other brand and is looking forward to watching the 2014 Corvette Stingray make its mark. For more information on new 2014 Chevrolet models, visit Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC. The new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will be available here this fall!

Aerodynamic 2014 Sierra Cab Design Bolsters Fuel Efficiency

2014-GMC-Sierra-Wind-Tunnel-Front-mediumGMC sought out to create a more aerodynamic, quieter pickup in its 2014 Sierra, so the automaker entered the wind tunnel.  GMC spent more time testing the 2014 Sierra in the wind tunnel than any pickup before it, and the result of extensive testing was just what they were looking for.

“We can’t stop air; we can only guide it through the path of least resistance. It’s like electricity, without the shock,” said Diane Bloch, GM aerodynamic performance engineer, in a press release. “The biggest misconception is that it’s all about single components. But a certain side mirror design doesn’t create a certain amount of drag, its interaction with the rest of the vehicle does.”

To find out which designs guided the air most efficiently, GMC utilized a 750-foot-long tunnel equipped with fan measure 43-feet in diameter.  The massive fan was able to generate wind speeds of up 138 mph inside the tunnel.

GMC modified things as significant as the tailgate to aspects as seemingly insignificant as add-on bug deflectors, in order to ensure that the 2014 Sierra is one of the most fuel efficient pickups on the market.

Check back often for more information on the 2014 GMC Sierra, and be sure to visit our website, at http://www.hutchchevrolet.com/, to get the most up-to-date availability information.

Motorcycle Awareness

With the weather getting nicer and nicer as the weeks go bye and summer inches closer, more and more motorcycles are bound to be out. In preparation of this, May has been declared National Motorcycle Awareness Month. Now, this does not mean that May is the only month you need to watch out for motorcycles, but instead it is just a reminder that there will be more of them as the months press on.

When it comes to paying attention to other motorists, motorcycles are the hardest to see due to them being about half the size of the average car. Due to that, it is important to be aware of what is around you by checking your mirrors often.

Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC wants everyone to be safe out there, so remember, if you’re going to change lanes, look twice. You may just end up saving a life by doing so.

Buick Celebrates 110th Birthday

Buick Celebrates 11 DecadesThe words of an unknown author, “from humble beginnings come great things”, have never been as true as they are when applied to the Buick car brand.  Beginning in 1903 as a single hand-built car in the barn behind David Dunbar Buick’s Detroit, MI home, the Buick brand has evolved into one of the elite luxury car makers in the world as it celebrates its 110th birthday.

To pay tribute to its storied, 11 decade history, Buick has compiled a list of 11 of the most influential milestones it has experienced.  They begin with the 1904 Model B and bridge into the 1938 Buick Y-Job, which holds the title of the first concept vehicle ever built.

Two years before the Y-Job was unveiled, Buick had its first production vehicle break the 100 mph mark, but that was only the beginning of speed for the automaker.  In 1987, Buick created its quickest car ever.  The 1987 Buick GNX raced from 0-60 mph in just 4.6 seconds, but only 457 units were produced; making it one of Buick’s rarest vehicles ever.

Today, Buick has sold more than 43 million vehicles across the globe.  To put that number into context, it is equivalent to every vehicle sold in the U.S. over the past three years.  You can see every event Buick has highlighted for its 110th birthday in the automaker’s press release.

If you would like to see the most recent products of Buick’s 11-decade evolution, visit Hutch Chevy Buick GMC in Paintsville, KY.  We are also located online, at http://www.hutchchevrolet.com/.