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The 2012 ZR1 smashes the Viper ACR's ‘Ring record - with video

Today the folks at General Motors posted a video on YouTube of the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 on the famed Nürburgring race course in Germany – a video in which the ZR-1 turned a stunning lap time of just 7:19.63, effectively destroying the record held by the Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR since August 2008.

The Big 3 readying for an auto builder’s blitz

As the Big Three’s market share improves as a result of the popularity of new models, and Japanese imports are impacted by the national disaster there, Detroit has rehired many workers laid off during the recent downturn. Further they are preparing for a massive hiring blitz – but something has changed significantly for these new hires – their rate of compensation.

General Motors responds to Nissan “Gas Powered Everything” television ad

Earlier today, TorqueNews brought you a look at the new Nissan Lead television advertisement that envisions a world where everything relies on a gasoline engine with the commercial going so far as to include the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and in reply to the playful commercial shot in the ribs, General Motors employees have offered a few choice comments.

NHTSA considering mandating "black box" recorders in all cars

Every airliner you fly in contains a "black box" which records every conceivable detail about the aircraft, including its vital signs, its location, direction and flight path, and what is being said in the cockpit. These black boxes (which are actually bright orange) are designed to survive the most extreme of impacts and are waterproof as well as fire resistant to almost 2000 degrees

Canadian Auto Workers concerned about Impala production in Detroit

Yesterday we brought you the news that General Motors will produce the next generation Chevrolet Impala at the Detroit Hamtramck plant – leaving us wondering what the workers currently building the Impala think about the move and we already have a statement from the Canadian Auto Workers’ head.

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible to lead the field at the 100th Indy 500

When the field takes the track this Sunday around noon for the 100th running of the famous Indianapolis 500 a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible will serve as the pace car – the 22nd time a Chevrolet has lead the field and the 7th time the fabled Chevy pony car has been selected as the Indy 500 pace car.

The new Chevrolet Impala will be made in the USA

While speaking at the Detroit Hamtramck plant this morning, GM North American President Mark Reuss announced that the next generation of the Chevrolet Impala will be made alongside the Chevy Volt and the next Chevy Malibu; with retooling investments coming as part of the automakers commitment to invest $2 billion into a variety of plants over the next year.

Win a 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible from GM

General Motors has launched an online trivia contest with three very easy questions offering contestants a shot at winning the Ultimate Corvette Prize Package – including a 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible and an all-expenses-paid trip for two to the 24 Hours of LeMans race in France.
Paul Dehnerts 1994 Corvette ZR-1s

Paul Dehnert's 1994 Corvette ZR-1s sell at 2011 Mecum Indy

The 1990-1995 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 effectively raised the bar for American high performance and with under 7,000 units made over the course of its 6-year run, it is also one of the more rare Corvettes - but the 2011 Mecum Indy Auction featured three red 1994 Corvette ZR-1s owned by the late collector Paul Dehnert.

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