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The Old Man and the V: 'I was all giggly, until I threw up.'

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - We’re now taking your suggestions for more seemingly washed-up race car drivers to write about, because for the second straight time – the first being NASCAR racer Tony Stewart – we dissect their lengthy dry streaks, and before you know it, they win again. This time it’s NHRA legend John Force, the winningest Funny Car driver ever, who this season has been not only incapable of winning, but of even making it to final rounds.

50 Creatives Whose Brilliant Ideas and Beautiful Craft Will Make You Jealous

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Last year's inaugural edition of the Creative 100 featured 40 agency creatives—broken down into 10 chief creative officers and 30 rank-and-file creatives. This year we've expanded the agency section to 50 creatives (pairs and groups of three count as one entry)—and put them all together, junior and senior talent, into this one list. We've also dug deeper to find younger talent whose names you might not know, but whose work you've undoubtedly seen over the past year.

DIY Tesla Model S / Chevrolet Volt Mashup Results In 1,000 HP Setup (with video)

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Jason Hughes’ all-electric vehicles project moves forward with his two Tesla Model S drive units. The motors have now become operational and will combined with a couple first generation Chevrolet Volt battery packs.

Should you consider an EV (electric vehicle) for your next car?

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Currently, the Chevy Volt is the only extended range EV car on the market with a total range of over 400 miles on a full charge and a full tank of gas (which can be refilled at any time). While the Volt only uses the electric motor to drive the car it has a gas powered electric generator which replenishes the battery while you are driving. The Volt is unique in the market today, and has the same range as any ICE vehicle.

GM re-evaluates India investment, new car platform on hold

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - General Motors is re-evaluating its planned $1 billion investment in India and has put on hold moves to bring a new car platform to India as it re-assesses its strategy in the country, according to company officials.

The 2016 Camaro RS Converted Me…

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Outside of a brief period in the late 80’s and early 90’s, the Ford Mustang was my vehicle of choice in the “Pony Wars.” The Mustang had great styling and a strong culture behind the name. In the previous couple generations, the Camaro one upped the Mustang with independent suspension, but with premium leather and soft touch materials, the Mustang’s interior was far superior than the Camaro. 

Is Holden's facelifted Captiva LTZ good enough in 2016?

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The revised Captiva has a new look that includes LED daytime running lamps mounted within its headlights, a redesigned grille, new wheels and different bumpers that look a little like aftermarket touches. On the inside, the big news is a new 7-inch touchscreen display features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity offering sat nav and internet radio through your smartphone.

Vauxhall Adam Energised review: Invigorating motor still cuts the mustard

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The sleek and slick three-door Adam Energised is aimed squarely at younger buyers and it has a big appeal for a small car. Competitively priced and with the usual infotainment system you’d expect in a much more expensive model, it also drives well. The 1.2-litre engine returned 53mpg without a problem and I liked the pull away from rest and through the intermediate gears. The easy clutch and direct box made light work of urban driving and traffic.

Cadillac XT5 is a worthy SUV competitor for BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The Cadillac XT5 is the venerable General Motors brand’s new effort to play ball with the bigger boys. A well-appointed and luxurious five-passenger car, loaded with technological advances and top-drawer trimmings, it is a worthy entry into this increasingly competitive field.

AutoMobility: How tech start-ups advance big car makers

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Tesla and many other companies have trailblazed the innovation that comes to big car makers, but sometimes it takes an outsider’s perspective to develop a radical idea. AutoMobility LA, which is holding a Top Ten Automotive event for startups this November, highlights companies working to create unconventional concepts and ideas.