Auto Graphs

Jp Magazine - - Dispatch -

• Mopar’s of­fer­ing the Helle­phant 426 su­per­charged Hemi crate en­gine; ex­pect 1,000 horses and 950 lb-ft of torque. • Chevy has new crate en­gines. The su­per­charged LT5 6.2L is rated at 755 hp and 715 lb-ft of torque, while the L96 6.0L V-8 is 360 horses and 380 lb-ft of twist. The ZZ6 EFI is ca­pa­ble of 420 hp.

• Wal­mart and Ad­vance Auto Parts are head­ing up an auto parts sec­tion of wal­mart.com. It’ll of­fer home delivery, same-day pickup, and even in­stal­la­tion of se­lect parts at Ad­vance Auto Parts. • Ford, Uber, and Lyft walk into a bar. No, wait, not that. But the three are agree­ing to share data that would help cities and com­pa­nies deal with mo­bil­ity solutions re­lated to con­ges­tion.

• Also a bud­ding part­ner­ship: Volk­swa­gen and Mi­crosoft. They’re team­ing up to cre­ate the “Volk­swa­gen Au­to­mo­tive Cloud,” or what they’re calling, “one of the largest ded­i­cated au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try clouds for all fu­ture Volk­swa­gen dig­i­tal ser­vices and mo­bil­ity of­fer­ings.” • There’s a man-shoe col­lec­tion from Land Rover and Clarks. In fact, 10 col­lec­tions to be re­leased within the next 5 years. Jeep bet­ter get foot-woke.

• GM’s of­fer­ing an op­tional ex­tended bumper-to-bumper limited war­ranty for 5 years or 60,000 miles for Chevy and GMC. Jeep bet­ter get war­ranty-woke. • Honey­well is work­ing with the U.S.

Army on a pro­to­type of an ad­vanced kind of hel­met-mounted vi­sion sys­tem for the Bradley Fight­ing Vehicle. It uses aug­mented and vir­tual re­al­ity.

• New ad­ver­tis­ing slo­gan alert: “Built

Ford Proud.”

• The North Kansas City Schools Au­to­mo­tive Tech­nol­ogy program? Brag­ging rights for be­ing named best in the Mid­west.

• Re­searchers at the Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan are fig­ur­ing out how to cre­ate an al­gae-based bio­fuel to use in cur­rent diesel en­gines. They’re go­ing to work with Penn State Uni­ver­sity re­searchers on how to grow it, make it into diesel fuel, and cre­ate max performance.

• The National High­way Traf­fic Safety Ad­min­is­tra­tion said high­way fa­tal­ity num­bers for 2017 de­creased com­pared to the pre­vi­ous 2 years, which had sig­nif­i­cant in­creases.

• Sounds like Kia and Hyundai are go­ing to add so­lar pan­els to the roofs of their ve­hi­cles.

• This is nifty: Chevy re­built a ’19 COPO Ca­maro as a con­cept performance car and called it eCOPO be­cause it’s all-elec­tric and said to be worth the equiv­a­lent of 700 horses and 600 lb-ft of torque.

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