Editor’s Note: The year 2013 gave us the C7 Chevrolet Corvette and took from us performance legends like Dean Jeffries and Stu Hilborn. We had a light-hearted look at the half-dozen Fast and Furious movies and got serious with dozens and dozens of new tech articles and how-tos. We even put a hot rodder’s spin on March Madness and Fantasy Football. All told, there were over 550 new articles from OnAllCylinders in 2013.
Before we turn the calendar to ’14, we’re taking a look back at our most-popular, most-read articles of 2013. In case you missed, here are the Top 5 news stories from the past year.
Paul Walker, 40, died tragically in a car accident in late November while leaving a charity event for his non-profit organization—Reach Out Worldwide. Walker starred as Brian O’Conner in the Fast and Furious movie franchise. Those films are wildly popular with automotive and racing enthusiasts.
It was a year ago when the photos began to surface, but during the second week of 2013, General Motors Corp. revealed the all-new redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. The C7 has since won the praises of virtually every test driver given the reins so far this year. We’re really looking forward to the spring when we’ll start to see them on the roads.
GM’s most-powerful base-model engine ever was SAE-certified in May at 460 horsepower at 6,000 rpm, and 465 foot-pounds of torque at 4,600 rpm with the new 2014 Chevy Corvette’s performance exhaust system.
GM surprised many Camaro enthusiasts at the 2013 New York Auto Show by announcing the resurrection of the Z/28 after a 12-year hiatus. And in the Hey, Look! A Trend! Department, the new Z/28 will be powered by the very same LT1 engine at the heart of both our #2 and #3 stories. All in all, GM’s newest high-performance power plant is our biggest story from 2013.
On a perfect Friday morning in Bradenton, FL, NHRA Pro Stock driver Greg Anderson laid down a 6.460 ET at 215.15 miles-per-hour pass at Bradenton Motorsports Park. With a naturally aspirated engine. That’s cooking.