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Autocross 101 with a Chevrolet Sonic on New Episode of The Downshift

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This week on The Downshift, Jessi Lang teams up with road test editor Scott Mortara for an autocross lesson in a Chevrolet Sonic Turbo. Why? Because Lang would be competing in her first-ever SCCA autocross event two days later. The two Motor Trend staffers start off by getting to know the limits of the Sonic Turbo ...

Video Find: Corvette Racing Takes You Behind the Scenes at 12 Hours of Sebring

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Corvette Racing earned two podium finishes in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring for the American Le Mans Series GT class in March. In this Video Find, Corvette Racing shares exciting highlights and near disappointment from the season opener while it prepares for the 24 Hours of Le Mans starting June 16. Corvette Racing program ...

Mega Gallery: The Indy 500 Weekend in Photos

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The Memorial Day weekend provided yet another action-packed racing lineup, which included the 96th Indianapolis 500, NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 Spint Cup event, and the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix. The Indy 500 race was especially symbolic and poignant, as it was the first Indy 500 following the death of 2011 winner Dan Wheldon, who died ...

2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Chosen as Indy 500 Pace Car

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In addition to its 60th anniversary, the famed Chevrolet Corvette is celebrating several other milestones this year, thanks to the announcement that the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 will pace this year’s Indianapolis 500. Not only will the 638-hp ZR1 be the most powerful car ever to pace the Indy 500, it will also set the ...

Cruze No More: Chevrolet Camaro SS Becomes WTCC Pace Car

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The Chevrolet Camaro has just arrived in Europe and already it’s making a big splash – especially in the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) community. The first customer Camaro was sold to WTCC driver Rob Huff two weeks ago, and today Chevrolet has announced that the Camaro will be the official pace car for the ...

Chevrolet Bringing Pink Camaro SS to NASCAR Race to Benefit Breast Cancer Charity

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Chevrolet Racing will take a special pink Camaro SS pace car to a NASCAR race this weekend in order to raise money for a breast cancer charity. For every lap of the race that the Camaro paces, Chevrolet will donate $200 to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer initiative. Chevrolet actually performed the ...

The Science and Smoke Behind NASCAR’s Mobil 1 Motor Oil

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If you’ve watched so much as one second of any NASCAR event, you know that the race cars are plastered with sponsorship logos. But there’s one sponsor in particular that keeps the entire multi-billion-dollar industry lubricated. Mobil 1 has been the official motor oil of NASCAR since 2003, and to ensure it lives up to ...

Holden Special Vehicles Unveils Race Cars for India, Says KERS Tech on the Way

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Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) is looking to fill a growing need for race cars in India (the country just hosted its second Formula 1 race last weekend). General Motors’ Australia-based performance division has just unveiled a new race car that will be shipped to India by the end of the year. If that weren’t enough, ...

Video Find: 2014 Chevrolet SS Race, Road Cars Featured in Daytona-Themed Clips

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With the 2013 Daytona 500 race coming this weekend, GM has produced two new videos featuring its newest star – the 2014 Chevrolet SS. Both videos include the race spec version (unveiled last December) and the road-going SS sedan, which we learned about late last week. The first clip is CGI animated and starts off with ...

GM’s Mark Reuss to Pace Daytona 500 in 2014 Chevrolet SS

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General Motors and Chevrolet can barely contain their enthusiasm for the new 2014 Chevrolet SS fullsize performance sedan, and have promoted the Holden Commodore-based sedan aggressively in the run-up to the flagship NASCAR event, the Daytona 500. In addition to the debut of the new sixth-generation Sprint Cup car, in which GM reportedly played an influential ...