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Next Chevy Camaro Z/28 Likely to Use 7.0L V8

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - When Chevy‘s new fire breathing Camaro Z/28 launches, it will likely be packing a naturally aspirated 7.0-liter V8 under the hood. A spy video helped to confirm that the Z/28 won’t be supercharged based on the noise coming from the prototype, but now Motor Trend is reporting that the car will use a 7.0-liter V8 making somewhere between 540 and 565 horsepower. The previous Camaro Z/28 also used a 7.0-liter V8 known as the LS7, a name that is likely to be changed to LT7 for the new car.

General Motors seals Cruise Automation deal (with video)

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - 'Precipitous' drop in Nissan supplier relations, GM gains ground; Hyundai hires another ex-Bentley designer; Audi production exec joins Tesla; General Motors seals Cruise Automation deal.

Pickup Prices and Profits Push Industry Production

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Average transaction prices for full-size pickups are climbing at a significant rate, surpassing the average of the automotive industry as a whole. According to Automotive News (subscription required), pickup truck sales were up 10 percent for April, with each truckmaker searching for ways to squeeze more trucks out of production lines, especially since they are investing in more well-equipped models and luxury trim packages for the light-duty and heavy-duty segments.

2016 BMW M2, Chevrolet Camaro SS, Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R: The Golden Age of Performance

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - With all the talk these days about self-driving cars and diesel emission scandals, it’s easy to forget that we live in the golden age of performance.

VW, Daimler, Nissan, Mitsubishi, GM: Can We Finally Agree That Dieselgate Is An Industry Problem?

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - When dieselgate broke last September, automakers the world over tried to paint it as an incident isolated to rogue Volkswagen. This reporter disagreed, stating that the problem was and is widespread through the industry.

Future Cars! 2017 and Beyond

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - It’s a tumultuous time in the US for a number of reasons, and our automotive marketplace is no exception. Every segment is staring down a big shake-up, and no matter what happens, consumers will have more choice than ever before. Here's a look at what some new vehicles from Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC.

Supplier-Relationship Scores Suggest Automakers Unprepared for U.S. Downturn

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - GM improved markedly and Ford somewhat in the way they treat their Tier 1 parts makers, but other automakers were viewed less favorably in Planning Perspectives’ annual survey. Nissan dropped dramatically on the index after getting aggressive on price cuts.

GM improves in supplier relations study, Nissan drops

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Annual Planning Perspectives Inc. study shows Toyota and Honda remain ahead of Detroit Three in supplier relations. General Motors, which has revamped purchasing department leadership, increased training and improved communication with suppliers, has moved up from the bottom and into fourth place in an annual study ranking the six largest automakers by their relationships with suppliers.