Excitement surrounding the launch of the mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette is high, but the wait is almost over. Chevy has confirmed the covers will come off in July and this week we learned that production capacity is being dialed up the Bowling Green plant in Kentucky in anticipation of the new car.

Remember the “elephant engine” Hemi 426 of the 1960s? Well, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has a modern version derived from the Hellcat and available as a crate engine through Mopar. It's dubbed the Hellephant, and the order books for the 1,000-horsepower mill are now open.

Fans of classic utilities have a new vehicle to lust over in the form of the electric Ford Bronco from Zero Labs Automotive. The company is still developing the vehicle but has already confirmed a 70-kilowatt-hour battery and manual transmission.

You'll find these stories and more in today's car news, right here at Motor Authority.

GM adds second shift, 400 jobs at Corvette plant for mid-engine C8

The Hellephant in the room: Hemi crate engine delivers 1,000 horsepower for $29,995

Electric Ford Bronco restoration brings the horse into modern era

Even a light drizzle increases the risk of a fatal car crash

2021 Mini John Cooper Works GP spy shots and video

Bentley not sold on electric, planning plug-in hybrids for full lineup

Former Renault Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn released on bail, again

Toyota Yaris hatchback, Sienna minivan recalled over airbags that may not deploy

Nissan GT-R hill climb car sports some wild wings

Tesla investor provides a look inside new Roadster