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Nissan Engineers Hack Leaf EV, Get 150-Mile Driving Range

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Working in their spare time, a group of Nissan engineers wanted a prototype Leaf electric car for a local motorsport event. The engineers, from Nissan’s Innovation team at the Nissan Technical Center (NTCE) in Barcelona, Spain, worked on the car for six-months and created a Leaf with a 48-kilowatt hour battery pack good for driving 150 miles.

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport: On-Track with Oliver Gavin

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Blending the best aspects of the Corvette Stingray and Corvette Z06, the Corvette Grand Sport is love at first sight. This is your first chance to see the Corvette Grand Sport back up its promises with high-performance, on-track footage.

2017 Chevy Cruze Diesel Spied Altitude Testing

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - It’s no secret that Chevy is hard at work on the second-generation Cruze Diesel. And as luck would have it, we just caught two units of the upcoming oil-burning Chevy sedan undergoing testing in the Colorado Rockies.

2017 Corvette Grand Sport: First Drive

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Only in the exorbitant land of America is something like a Corvette able to be considered a “momentum car.” Let me explain. 460 hp is plenty of power – but in the case of the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport, the power isn’t the greatest asset that makes it such a track star. It’s everything else. It’s the suspension. It’s the stickier tires and wider track width. It’s the blessed electronic limited slip differential. It’s the other-worldly brake system.

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Road Test Review

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - I slip into the driver’s seat of the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, helmet pressed firmly, if not a tad uncomfortably, into the headliner, hands clammy from a combination of humidity and adrenaline. Clutch in, I start the car and a throaty growl emanates from the exhaust. I roll out of the pit box, right foot gently feathering the throttle, and the exhaust note transforms into a dull rumble, the calm before the storm. Exiting the pit lane, I pin the throttle and listen as the rumble transforms into an all-out roar, the thunder of the exhaust preceded only by the lightning of the car sco

Review: the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - In line with all previous Grand Sports, this new C7-based version is a best of the Corvette parts bin, using the Z06’s wide body chassis and tyres powered by the standard car’s – or rather the Z51’s dry sumped – normally aspirated 460bhp V8. This gives the car more grip than grunt, which makes it the ideal track day car as you run out of power long before you run out of grip. And that means you can give it a proper thrashing without going into outer orbit. This makes it not only the sweet spot of the ‘Vette mini range but also one of the most pleasing, well-balanced everyday performance cars

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Manual

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - As Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter sees it, the new Grand Sport is “the purist’s Corvette.” You won’t hear us argue that point, but we think his description of the basic Stingray is even more apt for this model: “the essential Corvette.” It brings to mind greatest-hits albums that showcase a given artist’s best work in one tidy package—and that’s what this car is at its core, combining as it does the Stingray’s LT1 small-block V-8 with the Z06’s brash bodywork and ludicrously capable chassis hardware.

Is The 2017 Corvette Grand Sport The Best Corvette Ever?

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - As automakers continue to debut their lineups for 2017, Chevrolet rolled out its 2017 Corvette Grand Sport. The latest edition promises to fix the cooling system problems previous versions had while offering all the goodies in a sports car that drivers crave.