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Car Mentions in Music (#1 Chevrolet, #3 Cadillac, #9 Buick)

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Cars unify artists from different generations and genres. Take Chevrolet – and some of its cars such as the Corvette and Suburban, for instance. It placed first in overall music mentions and is referenced by The Beatles, Elton John, The Game, and T.I. Who wouldn’t want tickets to that Super Bowl halftime show? While Don Mclean’s “American Pie” may be one of the most famous examples. Cadillac didn’t get the checkered flag but has critical mentions from one of the most prolific American singer-songwriters of all time, Bruce “The Boss” Springsteen.

GM Is Rehiring 500 Workers That Were Slated for Layoffs

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - General Motors plans next year to rehire 500 Michigan assembly plant workers who are to be laid off in May, citing increased demand for larger vehicles, the company said on Wednesday. GM said last week it planned to lay off 1,100 workers in May at its Lansing Delta Township assembly plant in Michigan. The company is moving production of the GMC Acadia mid-size SUV to Spring Hill, Tennessee, from the factory, which will build just two models, the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave SUVs.

Ace of Base: American V8 Muscle

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Many have complained about Camaro’s bunker-like visibility, but you’re only looking straight ahead down the drag strip or Woodward Avenue, right? Actually, that flippant statement blithely ignores the strides GM has made in Camaro’s handling, which can now confidently find its way around a corner or three. The standard 6.2-liter V8 puts out a whopping 455 hp, stirred with a six-speed manual. A rear-end stuffed with 3.73-ratio gearing (the best of our trio) and a curb weight of 3,685 pounds (also the best of our trio) ensures lightning off-the-line performance.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible First Drive

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - When you think of places you'd want to take the 650-horsepower Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, what comes to mind? Perhaps a drag strip, where you could verify Chevrolet's claimed 3.5-second 0–60-mph and 11.4-second quarter-mile times? Maybe a road course such as Willow Springs, where we first drove the hardtop. How about 500 miles of relentlessly straight interstate? Well, as you may have guessed, one of these is not like the others, and it happened to be the choice of Chevrolet. To try out the current range-topping Camaro's droptop iteration, Chevy organized a road trip from Charlotte, North Carolina

The Latest Renderings Of The Mid-Engine Corvette

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The mid-engine Corvette has been rumored for decades and, now, we are closer than ever to getting the real thing. Some are elated, some… not so much. But, either way, it’s happening sooner than later and all the little details are slowly falling into place. Could this be what Chevy's mid-engine supercar is going to look like?

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt and the Affordable Electric Car Future

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - More and more electric vehicles are dotting highways and parking lots, yet they still remain an unattainable future machine for most people. While battery technology has only gotten better, price remains a huge barrier blocking most people from a glorious green car future. But that's slowly changing, and the Chevrolet Bolt EV is one of a new breed of autos to bring 100 percent electric transportation to the masses. The Bolt EV surprises in both style and speed, but the car's price is the real game changer.

Hypermiler Gets 300 Miles Range From Chevy Bolt EV

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - A dedicated evangelical hypermiler in California has just squeezed out more than 300 miles from his Chevrolet Bolt EV on a single charge. Beating the EPA’s 238-mile range estimate was no easy task.

Chevrolet Bolt EV Owner Travels 300 Miles On A Single Charge

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - If you believe the EPA, the Chevrolet Bolt EV will travel 238 miles (383 km) on a single charge over the combined cycle. However, at least one owner has discovered that the Bolt might actually surpass that figure.

Collector Classics: 1964 Chevrolet Corvette

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Over 50 years ago, a racing buff named Laurie Craig moved to Vancouver from his homeland of New Zealand to pursue his passion for car racing. Craig had crewed for a number of racing legends, including Stirling Moss and Carroll Shelby, in his native country, and had chosen Canada as it was much more difficult to get into the U.