Colored seat belts. That’s what caught my eye in the avalanche of C8 Corvette coverage we rolled out on MotorTrend.com back in July. Depending on which interior theme you select for your new C8, you can choose seat belts in one of six colors, from basic black to red, yellow, orange, blue, and tan. Hallelujah! I thought. GM is thinking like Porsche. And this is a good thing.
Double Bubble heads for auction. Known as 'Double Bubble', this artfully crafted 1961 Chevrolet Impala resto-mod represents high automotive sculpture, beautifully conceived and executed by Greening Auto Company in Nashville, Tennessee. Grafting on an additional top from a 1961 Pontiac turned the Chevrolet hardtop into a super-stylish hardtop wagon, complete with an opening tailgate.
Richard Heseltine uncovers yet another American-Italian exotic that combines stout American engineering with glamorous Italian styling. Voila! The Kelly Corvette by Vignale…
Bold and the beautiful. Luxury coupe put front-wheel drive back on the map in America.
Oldsmobile Mini-Toro - This Toronado may look as though it escaped from the crusher in the nick of time, but in actual fact it was made to look this way for a very practical purpose at its home in the Lansing plant parking lot…
COPO Camaro. COPO a load of this! Tony runs the rule over a very special find at the annual Chryslers at Brooklands event in Surrey - a rare, collectable and valuable special order Camaro, newly arrived in the UK...
2018-2019 model years Cadillacs As part of our Cadillac Special issue, our man in America, Huw Evans, takes a look at what’s on offer from GM’s premium luxury brand today…
Sting in the tail. New Corvette Stingray will be mid-engined - and available in right-hand drive, too.
Australian cars: all in the past. Manufacture of cars Down Under has come to an end with the closure of Holden. Words Craig Cheetham. Images GM Media Archives.
Detroit confidential. Our man in Detroit, Martin Port, looks at what’s hot and what’s not coming out of Detroit today... Cadillac: on a roll. It wasn't long ago that many in North America had a tough time taking Cadillac seriously as a major competitor against the likes of BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz.
Complicating the future of the Camaro in Australia is the push to make it the replacement for the Holden ZB Commodore in Supercars racing.
The rebirth of HSV. The end of Holden heralds the start of a whole new chapter for this iconic Aussie outfit.
General Motors (GM) is suing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) for alleged racketeering, claiming top executives bribed union officials over a long period in order to manipulate wages and working practices. The news coincides with FCA’s planned 50-50 merger with the PSA Group, leading the firm to suggest GM’s lawsuit is an attempt to disrupt the deal.
’19 GMC Sierra Denali and SLT GMC has completely redesigned the next-generation Sierra Denali, and among the notables are the carbon fber CarbonPro pickup box. It’s corrosion-resistant as well as impervious to dents and scratches. The truck also has the new-to-the-industry, lightweight MultiPro tailgate, with a standing workstation as well as step and seated use. Additionally, the Sierra Denali has the ProGrade Trailering System, and the app allows for connected trailering tech to make towing easier. An available new 3.0L Duramax diesel I-6 is matched to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Stu Goldsworthy is the kind of man who if he says he is going to do something, it’s going to happen in one form or another. So when he said that he, and his ‘C0KANE’ R35 GT-R, were going to break records back in NZ Performance Car, he wasn’t wrong — running a 202mph on his supercharged Kawasaki at Goudies Road, while his Nissan GT-R hit 222mph, albeit under new ownership, both setting records on the same weekend in April.
Tony Oksien dials the Classic American time machine back 50 years to 1969 when the muscle car wars were raging and horsepower ruled the roads…
Vauxhall/Opel Zafira Fires Spark Criminal Investigation. A criminal investigation is now underway into fires affecting 161 Vauxhall Zafira B models built between 2005 and 2014, brought by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). In 2017, a Transport Committee report concluded that Vauxhall had been too slow to begin a full investigation into the fires and had shown “a reckless disregard for safety”. Vauxhall was first made aware of a Zafira catching fire in 2009, but an investigation didn’t begin until August 2015, with a second recall taking place in 2016.