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The Auto Vivisectionist: Inside GM’s Secret Teardown Lab

The Auto Vivisectionist: Inside GM’s Secret Teardown Lab

It's the killing ground where hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of SUVs, sports cars, and sedans meet their grisly end before they have more than a handful of miles on the clock. Some of General Motor's earliest work on building new models comes as much from tearing apart cars as it does piecing together fresh parts. That's the odd double approach of the Competitive Teardown Area, the high-security garage where cutting edge 3D printing and rapid prototyping sits alongside socket sets and angle grinders. The luckier cars start as homegrown constituent parts and leave as near-complete mockups of tomorrow's models; the unlucky ones - often wearing badges from Ford, Mercedes, Honda, Toyota, and other GM rivals - are making their final journey in one piece when they roll in through gates. It's the sort of place where, ordinarily, you'd need to be part of GM's engineering inner-circle to walk around, but SlashGear was invited to pay a special visit.

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2014 Corvette Stingray C7 rolls off production and out to dealers

2014 Corvette Stingray C7 rolls off production and out to dealers

Chevrolet has begun shipping the hotly-anticipated 2014 Corvette C7, with the first thousand cars expected to arrive at dealerships over the next few weeks. The two-door coupe, revealed earlier this year, is GM's fastest, most powerful, and most economical Corvette to-date, though that economy - as good as 30mpg - can only be achieved if you drive with a seriously light foot.

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Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban and GMC Yukon redesign detailed for early next year

Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban and GMC Yukon redesign detailed for early next year

General Motors appears ready to begin offering a redesigned Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban as well as a GMC Yukon and Yukon XL. It is looking GM will keep these vehicles the same size as we have become familiar with, but include upgraded materials, better handling and even best-in-class fuel efficiency. These new models are expected to arrive in early-2014 and for now pricing has yet to be revealed.

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks unveiled, will launch this fall

2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks unveiled, will launch this fall

General Motors has introduced the new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and High Country trucks, as well as the 2014 GMC Sierra and Sierra Denali 1500 trucks. Both have options for a V8 6.2-liter engine with 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, which GM says is the most powerful engine/torque combo among all light-duty pickup truck engines.

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Chevy 2014 Malibu becomes first US midsize sedan with stop/start technology standard

Chevy 2014 Malibu becomes first US midsize sedan with stop/start technology standard

This week the folks at GM have shown off details on the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, including a rather green point of distinction. The 2014 Malibu will be the first midsize sedan sold in the United States to offer fuel-saving stop/start technology standard, coming in on its 2.5L base model. This technology allows the engine on the vehicle to shut down completely when the vehicle comes to a complete stop.

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GM reportedly adding wireless charging to select 2014 vehicles

GM reportedly adding wireless charging to select 2014 vehicles

Wireless charging for phones is taking off, and we're seeing the feature popping up more and more as the months go by, but it's something that certainly isn't the norm just yet. However, GM wants to incorporate the technology into cars, and it's reported that the company will be including wireless charging in some of its 2014 lineup.

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Chevrolet Cruze recall hits 293,000 due to braking issue

Chevrolet Cruze recall hits 293,000 due to braking issue

General Motors has revealed that it will recall of 293,000 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles due to issues with braking, something that has resulted in more than two dozen crashes, thankfully all without injury. This follows a previous GM recall earlier this summer for nearly 200,000 SUVs over a fire risk, and another back in May of 38,000 hybrids for the same reason.

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2014 Chevy Volt getting 13% MSRP drop to increase sales

2014 Chevy Volt getting 13% MSRP drop to increase sales

Chevy Volt sales have been stagnant to say the least, with inventory at double the healthy level at a 140-day supply of Volts just lying around waiting for owners. To combat this and get the car selling again, Chevy has announced that the 2014 model of the Volt will see a 13% price drop compared to last year's model.

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2014 Chevrolet Impala named first American-brand top sedan in 20 years

2014 Chevrolet Impala named first American-brand top sedan in 20 years

Consumer Reports has designated the 2014 Chevrolet Impala as the top-rated sedan, marking the first time a domestic model vehicle has earned the title in the past two decades. This marked quite a turn around for the vehicle, which previously scored a low of 63, jumping to 95 this latest time around, wedging it firmly in the "Excellent" category.

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2014 Corvette C7 gets Hennessey treatment with 1,000HP tune-up

2014 Corvette C7 gets Hennessey treatment with 1,000HP tune-up

Hennessey has been in the business of modifying sports cars and gaining even more performance out of them for over 20 years, and their latest project is the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 (also known as the Corvette Stingray). Hennessey has unveiled their plans for their Corvette C7 upgrade program, with a launch date sometime in October.

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Ford F-250 leads truck-dominated list of theft-risk vehicles

Ford F-250 leads truck-dominated list of theft-risk vehicles

When people think about what cars might be considered the most-stolen by thieves, we usually picture sporty cars or luxury vehicles. However, according to the latest rankings that list off vehicles with the highest rates of insurance claims for theft since 2003, the top 10 are dominated by trucks.

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2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 manages 30mpg (with a light foot)

2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 manages 30mpg (with a light foot)

GM may be pushing the 2014 Corvette Stingray as an uncompromising road car but it also wants the new Chevrolet to be affordable to buy and run, hence today's boasts that it will be the most efficient sports car on the market. Fresh from EPA economy testing, the Corvette C7 managed 17 miles per gallon in city driving, while taking the 455HP car to the highway saw that climb to 29 mpg (on average)

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