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Callaway turns the Chevrolet Corvette into a weekend-ready shooting brake

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - American tuner Callaway will begin transforming the seventh-generation Corvette into a shooting brake later this year. The body panels added during the conversion are made out of carbon fiber in order to keep weight in check.

Toyota’s Prius Prime Shows One Way for a Better Plug-in Hybrid

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The 2017 Prius Prime was revealed at the New York Auto Show recently and one of its major new features is the ability to use both of its electric motors together when accelerating with the gas engine off. Several other plug-in hybrid models announced during the past year also have this kind of “dual motor” ability starting with the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan, and the 2017 Cadillac CT6.

New York International Auto Show

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - We finally saw the latest Camaro ZL1 and got some tech-specs, too. With an LT4 supercharged V8, this Camaro enters the horsepower wars with 640, available with a six speed manual, or – and here’s the other big news – a ten speed automatic for coupe and convertible. At Buick it was a freshened Encore. A less bloated look and more tech should keep this mini-ute’s sales going strong.

Faceoff: BMW i3 REx vs. Chevrolet Volt

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The BMW i3 REX and the Chevy Volt are the only two extended-range electric vehicles sold in Canada. Optionally on the i3, and standard on the Volt, they combine a plug-in battery and electric motor with an on-board gasoline generator that kicks in to re-juice the battery and keep you going when the initial charge expires. We test them both to determine if they are ready for the mainstream.

2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 gets standard Track Package, new colors

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - With the arrival of the Camaro’s new 1LE and ZL1 offerings, Ford Motor Company knew the limelight wouldn’t be shining for long on its Mustang Shelby GT350.

Payne: Canyon or Tacoma? Jekyll or Hyde?

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Were Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” adapted to the present day, the famously split personality might keep a GMC Canyon and Toyota Tacoma in his driveway. One pickup for each mood.