1955 Chevrolet goes eco for SEMA Show

Posted on Monday, 9 November 2009 , 12:11:54 byEmil

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1955 Chevrolet goes eco for SEMA Show

It is always nice to see how much has technology evolved in the last decades. The technology used for cars has evolved significantly in the last decades, and from time to time, some automakers decide to brag about it. This is the case with General Motors. The American automaker prepared a very nice 1955 Chevrolet for the 2009 SEMA Show that took place in Las Vegas. The purpose was to create some buzz around the new line of greener and more fuel efficient crate motors called E-Rod. The fully restored 1955 Chevrolet gets its power from a 6.2 liter LS3 V8 E-Rod engine capable of developing 424 lb.-ft of torque and 430 horsepower. The price for the E-Rod LS3 package alone is of 9375 dollars, not including necessary components like the exhaust system behind the catalytic converters or the transmission.

Jamie Meyer, product marketing manager for GM Performance Parts has stated that ``With the E-Rod system, you`re getting 160 percent more horsepower than the original small block V8 offered in 1955, but with emissions performance and efficiency that wasn`t even dreamt of half a century ago``. He continued by saying that ``This is how modern hot rods will be built. They`ll have the efficiency of a modern GM high performance vehicle, be environmentally conscious and emissions compliant – all while providing the owner with a smaller carbon footprint``.

You can see the fully restored 1955 Chevrolet in the photos below.


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