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Tesla's electronics are miles ahead of the competition — but Wall Street analysts who tore down a whole car worry they could be 'too centralized'

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - UBS completely disassembled a Tesla Model 3 to compare it to the Chevy Bolt and BMW i3. The car's electronics are an easy winner thanks to their simplicity — but the bank worries such centralization could cause headaches down the road.

Horsepower: Bond Timmons’ 1,200HP 1972 Camaro Street Machine

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - All across the country the line between street car and race car has been blurred, with Pro Mods with plates or street-raced cars becoming commonplace. That’s why when we ran across Bond (yes, Bond) Timmons’ all-steel ’72 Camaro with a traditional small-block, a smile crept across our face.

Best Cars of the 2018 Woodward Dream Cruise

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The 2018 Woodward Dream Cruise is a celebration of automotive diversity, and we were there to cover it in person, from hearses and emergency vehicles to Broncos, Mustangs, Camaros, and Mopars, to the insights from “Mr. Camaro”–Motor Trend remained the place for the best Woodward car content.

A Rare Color and Big Power Make This 2001 C5 Corvette Z06 Irresistible

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Rarity is something that Corvette owners have appreciated since the first one rolled off the assembly line. In the modern era, the rare options and color combinations don’t always equate to added value, but that day will eventually come.

150 New Engineers At Holden To Focus On GM Advanced Vehicle Development, Including Autonomous And Electric Vehicles

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - PORT MELBOURNE – GM Holden’s Australian engineers will play a crucial role in developing future technologies that underpin autonomous vehicles and electric powertrains for the future, the company announced today.

2018 Woodward Dream Cruise: Cruising With Mr. Camaro, Al Oppenheiser

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Al Oppenheiser made sure he bought his sign for the 2018 Woodward Dream Cruise. It will go on the wall of his garage with signs dating back to 1988, his fourth year of cruising.

Classic Ford Broncos Corralled at the 2018 Woodward Dream Cruise

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - In feverish anticipation of the forthcoming 2020 Ford Bronco, enthusiasts of the pint-sized original off-roader (built between 1966 and 1977) and the F-Series-derived full-size Bronco alike (1978–1996) were out in force on the Avenue. Ford even arranged special parking for employee owners of Broncos, F-150s, and select other vintage Fords.

Lights, Sirens, Action! Classic Emergency Vehicles at the 2018 Woodward Dream Cruise

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - There are many opportunities to show and display vintage emergency vehicles, but very few of them offer the chance to drive on public roads with lights on and sirens blaring. The fact that such tomfoolery is practically required for participation in the annual Ferndale Emergency Vehicle Show makes this one of the nation’s most popular events for collectors of these gems.

Last Ride: Classic Hearses at the 2018 Woodward Dream Cruise

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The Professional Car Society’s gala 2018 national meet was held just 5 miles from Woodward Avenue on Dream Cruise weekend, so on Friday the city of Ferndale invited the group to show off a selection of funeral, livery, and ambulance class vehicles on West Nine Mile Road. We were most taken by the wide variety of hearses on display–perhaps fittingly–in the pouring rain during our visit.