Monday, November 13, 2017

2019 Corvette ZR1: Return of the King

2019 Corvette ZR1: Return of the King
The fastest, most powerful production Corvette ever retakes its supercar crown

DUBAI — The King is returning, stronger than ever.

Chevrolet today introduced the 2019 Corvette ZR1, a supercar that pushes Corvette’s performance legacy with the highest power, greatest track performance and most advanced technology in its production history.

“I’ve never driven a Corvette like this before, and nobody else has either, because there’s never been one like this before,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. “Its unprecedented performance puts all other global supercars on notice that the ZR1 is back.”

The Corvette ZR1’s exclusive LT5 supercharged engine, which is rated at an SAE-certified 755 horsepower (563 kW) and 715 lb-ft of torque (969 Nm), is establishing a new benchmark in performance. Further, the ZR1 elevates Corvette’s track capability with two wind tunnel-honed aerodynamics packages, including an available High Wing that provides an estimated 950 pounds of downforce.

Most powerful ever
The ZR1’s LT5 6.2L V-8 engine advances Corvette’s supercharging legacy, which began with the 2009 sixth-generation ZR1 and continued with the 2015 seventh-generation Z06. The LT5 delivers the highest output ever for a Chevrolet production vehicle, thanks in part to a new, more-efficient intercooled supercharger system that offers 52 percent more displacement than the Z06’s LT4 supercharger. GM’s first dual-fuel-injection system, which employs primary direct injection and supplemental port injection, helps the LT5 achieve its record output. Seven-speed manual and eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmissions are available with the LT5. It’s the first time an automatic transmission has been offered in a ZR1.

Fastest ever
The 2019 Corvette ZR1’s aggressive appearance is driven by function, contributing to its distinction as the fastest production Corvette to date. An all-new front fascia is designed to channel air for propulsion-system and drivetrain cooling, with four new radiators bringing the heat-exchanger total to 13. A special carbon-fiber “halo” hood is open in the middle to clear the LT5 engine’s supercharger/intercooler assembly. Additional features, including aero packages with stanchion-mounted wings, help push the ZR1 harder onto the track for more confident handling and faster lap times. Top speed of the ZR1 is over 210 mph.“As the highest-performing Corvette ever, the ZR1’s design supports its capability in every way,” said Kirk Bennion, Exterior Design manager. “The new wings, for example, help generate more downforce without adding drag, enhancing road holding and top speed.”

The ZR1 will offer two aero packages: a standard rear Low Wing, which delivers the highest top speed and helps generate up to 70 percent more downforce than the Z06’s base aero package, and an available two-way-adjustable High Wing that offers maximum downforce on the track for the quickest lap times — about 60 percent more downforce than the Z06 with the available Z07 Performance Package. All models also feature a Chevrolet-first, downforce-enhancing front underwing.

The adjustable High Wing is part of the new ZTK Performance Package, which also includes a front splitter with carbon-fiber end caps, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 summer-only tires, and specific chassis and Magnetic Ride Control tuning for greater cornering grip. Both of the ZR1’s wings are tied into the chassis, like the Corvette Racing C7.R racecar, for strength and stability.

Sebring Orange Design Package
The Corvette ZR1 introduced today also debuted a dynamic, available Sebring Orange Design Package. Centered on its Sebring Orange Tintcoat exterior color, the package also includes orange brake calipers, orange rocker and splitter accent stripes, orange seat belts, orange interior stitching and unique, bronze aluminum interior trim.

The new design package complements the Corvette ZR1’s tradition of offering maximum performance with refinement and design distinction. The driver-focused, well-appointed cockpit includes standard leather-trimmed seats, with sueded microfiber inserts offered. Heated and vented Napa leather-trimmed seating is also available, as well as a carbon fiber-rimmed steering wheel, competition sport seats, Performance Data Recorder, Bose premium audio system and more.
The 2019 Corvette ZR1 goes on sale next spring, poised to take on the world’s best.

It’s good to be the King.

For more information on timing and availability of the 2019 Corvette ZR1 in Denver, please call Paul Stevens at John Elway Chevrolet at 303-761-0333.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

John Elway Chevrolet Receives SHARP Certification

Everyone here at John Elway Chevrolet is committed to excellence in all areas including safety and health. We believe a successful business can be run while also maintaining the highest level of safety and health for its employees and guests. We are so honored to receive our SHARP certification and approval from OSHA this past week. This 2 and ½ year-long undertaking has helped us instill a culture of safety throughout the dealership.

SHARP stands for Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program. SHARP is an organization that operates separately and in conjunction with OSHA. This elite safety status is the highest level of certification awarded by OSHA. Of the over 9 million companies in the United Sates, only 1,000 are SHARP-certified. Currently in Colorado there are only 36 SHARP-certified companies. As car dealerships are concerned John Elway Chevrolet is the 2nd in the country to earn this distinction.
Although a long and rigorous process, the commitment to the safety and health of our guests and employees is what we set out to accomplish. Through education, training, and providing resources, we have been able to successful create a safety culture throughout the dealership and we take great pride in that.

Monday, June 26, 2017

5 Easy Steps For a Safe Family Road Trip

It is that time of year again to gather up the troops and head out on the not-so open road. Family road trips are a great American pastime, but safety missteps don't have to be part of that quality family time. Follow these 5 easy steps to help ensure a safe, memorable trip.

Step 1:
Call your mechanic before the trip.
Schedule a tune-up with checks on wiper blades, lights, tires, battery, fluids and any other essentials. Tell your mechanic that you're planning a long trip and ask if he or she has any concerns about your vehicle.

Step 2:
Clean your car and check your child safety seats.
Take out any clutter, wipe down air vents and give your car a thorough wash, giving extra attention to headlights, windows and mirrors. Inspect your child safety seats, too. You can find a Child Car Seat Inspection location to verify yours are installed correctly. The service is often free.

Step 3:
Map your route and update your emergency kit.
Sure, a smartphone or your vehicle's Onstar GPS can get you just about anywhere, but an hour or two of planning can help you find those hidden treasures along the way. Don't forget to round up those road-smart safety essentials such as first-aid items, a flashlight, a portable phone charger, a blanket and extra water, as well as jumper cables or a battery-charging kit.

Step 4:
Pack for safety.
Loose items and unsecured bags become dangerous if you stop suddenly or are in an accident. Put the heaviest items in the lowest spot and toward the center of your vehicle. Tie down bags or other bulky items such as strollers with webbed or corded straps, and keep windows unobstructed. Give each child a smaller bag to store snacks, electronics and other travel essentials within reach. If your family's pet is making the journey with you, secure them or their traveling kennel.

Step 5:
Sleep, drive and have fun.
Twenty-one percent of car-related fatalities are due to drowsy driving. Before you put the keys in the ignition, get a good night of sleep. If you're tired along the way, pull over and take a quick nap, and switch driving duties frequently with another adult, if you can. Your time on the road with family and friends isn't a race to get from one spot to the next. Relax, enjoy the sights and cement those memories for years to come.

We are fortunate to live in Colorado and have so many wonderful sights to experience. At John Elway Chevrolet, we hope everyone has a safe and fun filled summer. 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Using Apple Car Play In Your New Chevrolet

Welcome to John Elway Chevrolet technology tutorials. In this video we'll be showing you how to use Apple CarPlay with your new Chevrolet.

Apple CarPlay requires that a standard “Lightning” charging cable be plugged into your iPhone and the USB port in your new Chevy. Once connected, the “Projection” Icon on your home screen will change to Apple CarPlay.

When you press the CarPlay icon, a new screen will appear showing apps from your phone. And just like your iPhone, you can access Siri by pressing and holding the icon on the bottom left of the screen.

Pressing the PHONE icon will provide you with access to contacts, keypad and even visual voicemail right from your phone. You can return to the previous menu by pressing the icon on the lower left of the screen.

Pressing the MUSIC icon lets you listen to the music currently playing on your iPhone, as well as any of the artists, playlists or songs on your iPhone. If you choose, you can sort your music by a variety of menu choices. You can even listen to the music streaming service Apple Radio.

Pressing the MAPS icon brings the convenience of your phone maps app right on your center console so you can find locations or addresses and retrieve easy to follow, point to point driving instructions. You can even use Siri to find, let’s say… a “Starbucks” near you.

To disconnect Apple CarPlay, just unplug the Lightning charging cable from your car.

This is just one of a series of John Elway Chevrolet technology tutorials, for more videos like this one, visit

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Connect Bluetooth to Chevy MyLink, John Elway Chevrolet 2-Minute Drill

Welcome to John Elway Chevrolet technology tutorials. In this video we'll be showing you how to connect your iPhone via Bluetooth.

Touch the icon marked “settings” on your touchscreen and scroll down until you see the Bluetooth option, and select it.

Select the “Pair New Device” option from this menu.

On your iPhone, select Settings, then Bluetooth. Your iPhone will search for a Bluetooth signal and you should see Chevy MyLink pop up. Go ahead and select it.

You should now see the same pin on your dashboard as your phone. If the two match, select YES. After a few seconds, your phone and your Chevy will be paired.

If you wish to disconnect your phone from the Bluetooth in your Chevy, Select Phone from the home screen, then select the phone you want to remove and press DISCONNECT. If you want to remove a phone altogether, press the icon on the right and then confirm you want to delete it.

This is just one of a series of John Elway Chevrolet technology tutorials, for more videos like this one, visit

Thursday, April 27, 2017

How To Install a Child's Car Seat, Tips & Resources

At John Elway Chevrolet of Denver, we realize a child’s safety is of the utmost importance when on the road. As a parent it is important to know how to properly install a car seat and safely secure your child in that seat. There are so many different vehicle and car seat combinations that it can be an overwhelming task. We have put together some tips and resources to help you navigate the installation of your child car seat.

We must first stress the importance of reading and following the car seat installation instructions from your vehicle and car seat manufacturers. Your child’s safety could be in jeopardy if your car seat is not installed correctly. Since every vehicle and car seat has different instructions, follow these tips to help you install your car seat and make sure your child fits in it correctly.

1.  Read the car seat’s instruction manual and the portion of your vehicle’s owner manual on car seat installation. Every car seat needs to be installed using either the lower anchors or the seat belt to secure it in place. If you choose to use a seat belt to install your car seat, pay close attention to how to lock your seat belt in the vehicle owner’s manual. Because every car seat and vehicle is different, it’s important to follow all instructions carefully.
2.  Place the car seat in the back seat of your vehicle and follow the manufacturer’s installation directions.
3.  The car seat must be secured tightly in the vehicle. It should not move side-to-side or front-to-back more than 1 inch when pulled at the belt path.
4.  If it is a forward-facing seat and has a tether strap, connect it to the tether anchor and tighten. This step is very important as it limits forward head movement in a crash.
5.  If it is a rear-facing seat, make sure the car seat is installed at the correct recline angle. Most car seats have built-in angle indicators or adjusters that help with this step.

Once you are comfortable with the installation of the car seat, it’s time to fit your child into that seat. There are some tips to follow when properly securing your child into a car seat.

1.    Properly position the harness on your child.
·   Rear-facing – Harness straps should lie flat, not twisted, and be placed through the slot that is at or below your child’s shoulders.
·   Forward-facing – Harness straps should lie flat, not twisted, and be placed through the slot that is at or above your child’s shoulders.
2.    Buckle the harness and the chest clip and tighten.
·   The harness is snug enough when extra material cannot be pinched at the shoulder.
3.    Make sure the chest clip is at armpit level.

If you are still not sure that you properly installed the car seat or have any questions, there are several locations that offer free car seat checks . Click here to find the closest location to you to have a trained Child Passenger Safety Technicians help you.

For more information please reference these sites:

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

10 Winter Driving Hacks

Living in Colorado has its pros and cons. Most of us can agree that utilizing your vehicle during the winter months is the source of many of those cons. Dead batteries, frozen windshields, doors sticking and locks freezing are just a few examples of the Colorado winter driving woes. We want to help make these months go by just a little smoother. Here are 10 tips and tricks to get you and your car through the winter.
  1. Raise Your Windshield Wipers: Before the next big snow storm, try raising your windshield wipers to prevent trying to un-stick them from your windshield or digging them out from under the snow and ice.
  2. Use Kitty Litter: Kitty litter can help give you traction in icy conditions. If placed in a sock or permeable bag, kitty litter will pull the moisture out of the air in your car making your foggy windshield a thing of the past.
  3. Ziploc Bags: Cover your side view mirrors with Ziploc bags during the night  to prevent ice from forming on them.
  4. Sandbags: For all of you rear-wheel drivers out there, please place sandbags  or other heavy object over the rear axle to help increase your traction.
  5. Make Your Own De-Icer: Mix 2/3 rubbing alcohol and 1/3 water into a spray  bottle and leave it in your car for a quick and easy de-icer. Be sure to spray it  on at night or if you are leaving your car for an extended amount of time in  the cold and it will also help prevent ice from forming.
  6. Winter Emergency Kit: Make sure you always have a winter emergency kit in  your car. This kit should include things like a blanket, warm gloves, hand  warmers, de-icer, and snacks.
  7. Credit Card: Not only can you buy your way out of trouble with a credit  card, but if you forget your ice scraper you can use your credit card or ID  card to scrape your windshield.
  8. Cooking Spray: If your car doors or trunk freeze shit a lot in the winter, try    spraying some cooking spray on the rubber seals around the door and trunk.  The cooking spray will help keep the rubber from sticking when it gets cold.
  9. Shaving Cream: If you rub in shaving cream on the inside of your    windows    you can prevent them from fogging up.
  10. Hand Sanitizer: Put hand sanitizer on your key to help unfreeze your locks.

We hope some of these tips will help make your winter driving a little more tolerable. Most importantly this winter season, make sure you slow down and drive safe. Thank you from all of us here at John Elway Chevrolet.