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Corvette Stingray | Sneak Peek for Insiders | Faces of GM

On the evening of January 13, 2013, the C7 Corvette arrived with fanfare and enthusiasm. But hours before the world saw the next generation of the iconic Chevrolet sports car, employees who helped bring the car to life took part in a special preview.


 


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North American Car of the Year | Cadillac ATS Team | Faces of GM
As the 2013 North American International Auto Show opened in Detroit, the Cadillac ATS picked up its latest -- and most prestigious -- award. A jury of 49 automotive journalists named the ATS luxury sport sedan the North American Car of the Year. A team of hundreds of GM employees were behind the development of this all-new car and some of the team members shared their thoughts on why the ATS is special.





Red Devil Camaro Born: Mark Stielow - Faces of GM
GM Program Engineering Manager Mark Stielow has been building hot rods for about as long as he's been driving and many of those cars have ended up on the covers of car-enthusiast magazines. His latest car to hit the cover of Hot Rod magazine is a Camaro called Red Devil.





Five Goals for the Corvette C7 Stingray: Kirk Bennion - Faces of GM
Corvette Exterior Design Manager Kirk Bennion says the team had five goals when they began work on the 2014 Corvette Stingray. He says working on developing a Corvette is a "special deal ... and we work on it as much as we can and as hard as we can." Delve more into Kirk's passion by checking out the video. See more stories about the people, technology, and passion of General Motors vehicles at http://www.facesofgm.com





Building the Power for the New Corvette | Darryl Johnson | Faces of GM
On January 13, 2013 the next generation of the Chevrolet Corvette will be unveiled to the world. It will be powered by the new, LT1 6.2L small block engine and will be built by Darryl Johnson and the workers at the Tonawanda (NY) Engine Plant. Check out the video to discover how a $425 million investment with over 700 new or retained jobs is spreading excitement through the plant. http://www.facesofGM.com





Randy Grubb's Decopods - Jay Leno's Garage
From Piss'd Off Pete's creator comes the deco-inspired Bi-Pod and Tri-Pod. With top speeds near 70 mph and matching helmets, it's as much fun as you can have fully clothed! Subscribe NOW to Jay Leno's Garage: http://full.sc/JD4OF8 Check out the Official Jay Leno's Garage Site for more: http://JayLenosGarage.com Get more Jay Leno's Garage: Follow Jay: http://Twitter.com/LenosGarage Like Jay: http://Facebook.com/JayLenosGarage Get more NBC: NBC YouTube: http://full.sc/MtLxIM NBC Facebook: http://facebook.com/NBC NBC Twitter: http://twitter.com/NBC NBC Google+: https://plus.google.com/+NBC/posts Tonight Show host Jay Leno explores his passion for all things on wheels in this Emmy Award-winning web series. Randy Grubb's Decopods - Jay Leno's Garage http://www.youtube.com/user/jaylenosgarage





2014 Corvette Stingray First Look
Well boys and girls, the wait is over and Chevrolet has delivered an all new seventh generation Corvette. The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette wears an all-new look inside and out, with an all-new 6.2L Small Block V8 with 450 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque. http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f70/first-look-2014-chevrolet-corvette-s tingray-115706/





1999 Shelby Brock Daytona Coupe - Jay Leno's Garage
Bruce Goldsmith takes Jay through the superformance car Pete Brock re-engineered in the style of the iconic '60s original - kind of the new version of what might have been. Subscribe NOW to Jay Leno's Garage: http://full.sc/JD4OF8 Check out the Official Jay Leno's Garage Site for more: http://JayLenosGarage.com Get more Jay Leno's Garage: Follow Jay: http://Twitter.com/LenosGarage Like Jay: http://Facebook.com/JayLenosGarage Get more NBC: NBC YouTube: http://full.sc/MtLxIM NBC Facebook: http://facebook.com/NBC NBC Twitter: http://twitter.com/NBC NBC Google+: https://plus.google.com/+NBC/posts Tonight Show host Jay Leno explores his passion for all things on wheels in this Emmy Award-winning web series. 1999 Shelby Brock Daytona Coupe - Jay Leno's Garage http://www.youtube.com/user/jaylenosgarage





Tim Allen's 1968 Camaro 427 COPO - Jay Leno's Garage
Did you know Tim Allen is a car guy? Check out the muscly Camaro of his teenaged dreams, exquisitely upgraded with a 505 hp 427 and lots of other great stuff by Allen and Bodie Stroud. Get ready for an awesome burnout... Subscribe NOW to Jay Leno's Garage: http://full.sc/JD4OF8 Check out the Official Jay Leno's Garage Site for more: http://JayLenosGarage.com Get more Jay Leno's Garage: Follow Jay: http://Twitter.com/LenosGarage Like Jay: http://Facebook.com/JayLenosGarage Get more NBC: NBC YouTube: http://full.sc/MtLxIM NBC Facebook: http://facebook.com/NBC NBC Twitter: http://twitter.com/NBC NBC Google+: https://plus.google.com/+NBC/posts Tonight Show host Jay Leno explores his passion for all things on wheels in this Emmy Award-winning web series. Tim Allen's 1968 Camaro 427 COPO - Jay Leno's Garage http://www.youtube.com/user/jaylenosgarage





First 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray Sold To Rick Hendrick At Barrett-Jackson
Congratulations to Mr. Rick Hendrick for winning the first C7 Corvette Stingray, Vin #0001, at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona tonight. Details about the new 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray: (Copied from AOL Autos) Inside a ramshackle industrial facility in northern Detroit, Chevrolet unveiled the 2014 Corvette C7, the model's first overhaul in nine years. It contains a next-generation V8 engine, a small-block LT1 that combines several advanced technologies into one package and takes drivers from 0 to 60 in less than four seconds. But for Corvette, this isn't about statistics. "It's more than just a sports car," said GM design chief Ed Welburn. "It's an emotion. It's a passion. It is a vehicle that is larger than life." For those reasons, it was perhaps the perfect vehicle to headline the first night of the North American International Auto Show. After years of economic doldrums brought on by the Great Recession, the auto industry needed a larger-than-life icon to help celebrate more than 15 million units sold in 2012. Hundreds of sports-car enthusiasts hooted and hollered Sunday night as Chevrolet pulled curtains back and revealed the C7 inside the Russell Industrial Center, which felt more like a nightclub than a factory. They lingered around the bright-red specimen displayed for more than an hour after the reveal. Most of the hard-core already knew some specifics about the model, like it's 450 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. Chevrolet added a twist, announcing the C7 will carry the Stingray name, a nod to the Corvette's early heritage throughout the 1960s. "It matches the concept they had a couple of years ago, and they really hit the nail on the head," said John Dunlap, a 27-year-old Corvette owner and enthusiast who scored a ticket to Sunday's unveiling through the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky. He drove his 2002 C5 from Minerva, Ohio to Detroit for the unveiling. Years ago, he was tempted to upgrade to the C6, but was instead glad he waited for the oft-delayed C7 model. "They needed to make it sexier and relate it to its heritage," Dunlap said. "And the interior is going to blow our minds. Hopefully, that's really up there, the quality of the materials. I'm a touchy-feeling kind of guy, and the interior, before, was something that everyone knocked on." Critics had panned the no-frills interior on the C6 model. But that was the least of Corvette's problems in recent years. There were few brands that symbolized the auto industry's crisis better. As General Motors teetered on the brink of bankruptcy, the sports-car market was ravaged by the economy, losing approximately 41 percent of its sales from its pre-recession high. Sales of the Corvette, which debuted in 1953, slumped to their lowest numbers in nearly a half-century, falling to 13,164 in 2011. Worse yet perhaps, the Corvette's more muscular sibling, the Chevy Camaro, gained a ton of attention after a mid-decade redesign that drove sales as high as 88,248 in 2011. But even as General Motors discarded sacred brands and models in the midst of its government-backed rescue, the Corvette endured. "The soul of our company is indeed in Corvette," Mark Reuss, GM's chairman of North America, said Sunday. "Since 1953, through good times and bad for this company, there was always the Corvette, demonstrating what it means to win." If there are nods to the Corvette's heritage in the new design, there are also subtle nods to the present competition. Gone are the car's trademark rounded tail lights, replaced with more boxy lights that resemble those found on the Camaro. That's not an update that sits well with many long-time Corvette owners. "Many individuals are concerned about the rear square lights," said Tommy DeLuca, who owns a 2005 Corvette. "My concern would be how to differentiate the tail lights from other GM cars. The tail lights should be different so that anyone looking at the car will know it is a Corvette." The C7 is one of 13 new Chevrolet products that will hit U.S. show rooms this year. Like many of the others, it arrives lighter than past models. Engineers said Sunday they had trimmed 90 pounds from the car, and used carbon fiber on even the base trim level. Pricing was not announced Sunday night, but it is expected the base model of the C7 will cost more than the $49,600 of the base C6 predecessor. Fuel economy is expected to reach 18 miles per gallon in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. Combine the overhauled interior with the substantial exterior changes with the structural differences and drop in weight, and it's a dramatically different car. "It's a bigger departure from the C6 to the C7 than I think it was from the C5 to the C6," Dunlap said. "It has a more exotic look, a more sexy look. They're trying to get a lot of young people involved, and I think this is the car to do it."





The 2014 Corvette Stingray, Audi vs Mercedes AMG AWD - Road Testament
The new Corvette C7 Stingray, interview with Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter on what makes the new car so different and better. Also, a interview with Quattro gmbh Chief Stephen Reil on what he thinks about AMG going all wheel drive with the new E63.





2015 Porsche 918 Spyder - Jay Leno's Garage
Daniel Eastman of Porsche North America walks Jay through this hybrid supercar, created to herald the future of sports cars at an incredible 70+ mpg! Subscribe NOW to Jay Leno's Garage: http://full.sc/JD4OF8 Check out the Official Jay Leno's Garage Site for more: http://JayLenosGarage.com Get more Jay Leno's Garage: Follow Jay: http://Twitter.com/LenosGarage Like Jay: http://Facebook.com/JayLenosGarage Get more NBC: NBC YouTube: http://full.sc/MtLxIM NBC Facebook: http://facebook.com/NBC NBC Twitter: http://twitter.com/NBC NBC Google+: https://plus.google.com/+NBC/posts Tonight Show host Jay Leno explores his passion for all things on wheels in this Emmy Award-winning web series. 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder - Jay Leno's Garage http://www.youtube.com/user/jaylenosgarage





Toyota FT-1 Concept - Jay Leno's Garage
Alex Shen from Toyota's Newport Beach CALTY Design Research shows Jay the daring sports car concept that leapt out of the Gran Turismo game environment to reality! Subscribe NOW to Jay Leno's Garage: http://full.sc/JD4OF8 Check out the Official Jay Leno's Garage Site for more: http://JayLenosGarage.com Get more Jay Leno's Garage: Follow Jay: http://Twitter.com/LenosGarage Like Jay: http://Facebook.com/JayLenosGarage Get more NBC: NBC YouTube: http://full.sc/MtLxIM NBC Facebook: http://facebook.com/NBC NBC Twitter: http://twitter.com/NBC NBC Google+: https://plus.google.com/+NBC/posts Tonight Show host Jay Leno explores his passion for all things on wheels in this Emmy Award-winning web series. Toyota FT-1 Concept - Jay Leno's Garage http://www.youtube.com/user/jaylenosgarage





Nissan IDx NISMO Concept - Jay Leno's Garage
Nissan's design innovators reached out through social networks for input from "digital natives" when creating the futuristic ultra-sporty NISMO. Subscribe NOW to Jay Leno's Garage: http://full.sc/JD4OF8 Check out the Official Jay Leno's Garage Site for more: http://JayLenosGarage.com Get more Jay Leno's Garage: Follow Jay: http://Twitter.com/LenosGarage Like Jay: http://Facebook.com/JayLenosGarage Get more NBC: NBC YouTube: http://full.sc/MtLxIM NBC Facebook: http://facebook.com/NBC NBC Twitter: http://twitter.com/NBC NBC Google+: https://plus.google.com/+NBC/posts Tonight Show host Jay Leno explores his passion for all things on wheels in this Emmy Award-winning web series. Nissan IDx NISMO Concept - Jay Leno's Garage http://www.youtube.com/user/jaylenosgarage





2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.





25 Years of Miata - Jay Leno's Garage
Bob Hall and Tom Matano tell Jay about the creation and evolution of Mazda's iconic sports car in celebration of its 25th year in production. Subscribe NOW to Jay Leno's Garage: http://full.sc/JD4OF8 Check out the Official Jay Leno's Garage Site for more: http://JayLenosGarage.com Get more Jay Leno's Garage: Follow Jay: http://Twitter.com/LenosGarage Like Jay: http://Facebook.com/JayLenosGarage Get more NBC: NBC YouTube: http://full.sc/MtLxIM NBC Facebook: http://facebook.com/NBC NBC Twitter: http://twitter.com/NBC NBC Google+: https://plus.google.com/+NBC/posts Tonight Show host Jay Leno explores his passion for all things on wheels in this Emmy Award-winning web series. 25 Years of Miata - Jay Leno's Garage http://www.youtube.com/user/jaylenosgarage




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