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.
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.
Putting the Heart Into the COPO Camaro: Jim Campbell - Faces of GM
The final 2012 COPO Camaro will be auctioned off
early next year to benefit the American Heart Association. The Inferno
Orange Metallic convertible race car has an engine hand-build by Jim
Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports.
Watch the video as Campbell walks through the assembly process of this
Buick BuyPower Card: Your Card Is The Key
What if there was a credit card where the reward was that new car smell and
the freedom of the open road? Presenting the Buick BuyPower Card from
Capital One. There’s no limit to the amount of Earnings you can
accumulate or redeem toward your new vehicle and your Earnings don’t
expire. For more: http://www.buickbuypowercard.com
Faces of GM - Million Mile Truck
Hugh and Tammy Pennington have put more than 1 million miles on their
Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD in less than six years. Hugh says it's "still
smooth running and comfortable to ride in." Watch the video to find how
they've reached a million miles.
General Motors' EN-V concept - we ride shotgun
TheChargingPoint.com recently got a ride in GM's incredible EN-V concept,
designed to combat the problems of overcrowding, parking availability and
air quality within the city of tomorrow.
Read our report at
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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
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
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
Combine the overhauled interior with the substantial exterior changes with
the structural differences and drop in weight, and it's a dramatically
"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."
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Black on Black Chevy Corvette Stingray Stars in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"
Black on Black Chevy Corvette Stingray Stars in "Captain America: The
March 2014, Hollywood CA: Auto buffs and action film fans are primed for
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" - the highly anticipated action film
which stars Scarlett Johansson in the guise of "The Black Widow" behind the
wheel of her namesake Corvette Stingray. The film opens in U.S.theaters on
Friday, April 4.
At the World Premiere in Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre, Chris Evans, who
stars as the character of Captain America - arrived in a 2015 Chevy Tahoe
while Scarlett Johansson arrived in a Chevrolet Volt.
Also on the red carpet to celebrate the latest film interpretation of the
Marvel Comics "Captain America" series were co-stars Samuel L. Jackson,
Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Emily Van Camp, Cobie Smulders, Frank
Grillo, Maximiliano Hernandez, Georges St-Pierre and Callan Mulvey.
Additional stars on the red carpet included: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje,
Jaimie Alexander, Fiona Bell, Jeff Bell, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker,
Brett Dalton, Karen Gillan, Clare Grant, Seth Green, Clark Gregg, James
Gunn, Chin Han, Elizabeth Henstridge, Zachary Abel, Emile Hirsch, Aaron
Taylor-Johnson, Joe Johnston, Claudia Kim, Paul Rudd, Neal McDonough,
Jeremy Renner, Michael Rooker, Ray Stevenson, Nick Swardson, Alan Taylor,
Titus Welliver, Ming-Na Wen, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen Whedon, Edgar
Wright, Bernard White, Jackie Katzman, and Kevin Tancharoen.
Black Widow Bows at Chicago Auto Show: The 2014 Black Widow Corvette
Stingray was recently displayed at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show - where it
garnered acclaim from car fans and the automotive news media.
GM Vehicles in New Captain America Film: Chris Evans, who plays the lead
role of Captain America, is seen in the Black Widow Corvette Stingray with
Johansson, and also drives a Blue Metallic Silverado 1500 in the film.
Anthony Mackie, who assumes the role "Sam Wilson aka The Falcon" is seen in
the film driving a 2014 Impala 2LT Sedan.
GM Cars in the Movies: Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac have produced
some of the toughest, fastest, most stylish and most cutting-edge
American-made vehicles to have appeared in films. From classics including
American Graffiti (1973) and Rain Man (1988) to modern action movies such
as the TRANSFORMERS franchise (2007, 2009, and 2011) and The Matrix
Reloaded (2003), General Motors vehicles have been scene stealers in some
of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters.
Among the most memorable films which starred GM cars include Smokey & The
Bandit (1977 Pontiac Trans Am), Ghostbusters (1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor
Ambulance), Demolition Man (1991 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Concept, 1992
GM Ultralite and GM Lean Machine, 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442) among many
Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Film Plot: After the cataclysmic
events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter
Soldier" finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in
Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a
S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web
of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with
Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the
ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off assailants sent to silence him
at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed,
Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the
Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and
formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier.
LA Auto Show Design Challenge 2012 - General Motors Advanced Design Concept
General Motors Advanced Design 2012 entry for the LA Auto Design Challenge.
This year's Design Challenge theme, Highway Patrol Vehicle 2025, called
upon premier automotive design studios to create the ultimate 2025 law
enforcement patrol vehicle that supports the needs of dynamic urban
environments. Six automotive design studios from BMW, General Motors,
Honda, Mercedes-Benz and Subaru showcased entries featuring cutting-edge
vehicle designs with drone technology, land and air capabilities, electric
vehicle systems and renewable resource-fueled vehicles equipped with
"All judges were impressed with the high level of innovation and technology
from the finalists this year," said Chuck Pelly from Design LA.
As the first major North American auto show of the season, the 2012 LA Auto
Show will host some of the industry's most important new vehicle debuts and
set the tone for the rest of the year. Following Press Days, the show
becomes one of the best attended public auto shows in the world. To receive
the latest show news and information, follow the LA Auto Show on Twitter at
twitter.com/LAAutoShow, visit the Facebook page at
facebook.com/LosAngelesAutoShow and sign up for alerts at LAAutoShow.com.
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.
ZR1 Vette vs Jet! - Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Races A U.S. Navy Fighter Jet
MT Editor at Large Arthur St. Antoine pits Chevy's awesome "Blue Devil" --
the Corvette ZR1 -- against its toughest adversary yet: a Blue Angels
F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet.
Shot By: Jim Gleason & Terren Lin
Edited By: Jim Gleason
Read the story here:
1985 C4 Corvette-Kart vs. 2014 Lingenfelter C7! - Roadkill Ep. 35
On this episode of Roadkill, we hack the entire body off a C4 Corvette,
cage it, and call it a race car! Freiburger and Finnegan fulfill a dream
that began four-plus years ago when they first wrote the "Vette Hack"
article for HOT ROD magazine, slicing 900 pounds of ugly fiberglass off of
a 1985 Corvette to prove that it would handle better in the autocross. Less
weight means more acceleration, better cornering, and better stopping. The
idea is proven once again here as the guys add a 350-horsepower rat-rod engine,
rebuild the trans, remove more weight, and make it rigid, safe, and stylish
with a full rollcage. Next, they head into a shootout with a 2014 Corvette
upgraded by Lingenfelter Performance Engineering with an Edelbrock blower,
Kooks headers, and Corsa Exhaust for a
wicked-sounding 640 horsepower. And then, of
course, there's the off-road mayhem. The Vette Kart rocks!
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