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General Motors will auction off the first Cadillac CTS V-Sport for charity. Mary Barra, head of global product development for GM, announced that the automaker will donate the first CTS V-Sport to the SAE Foundation to be auctioned in support for the organization’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics educational programs (STEM). GM supports the STEM programs through its GM Foundation, both with financial grants and with 1,500 mentors and volunteers to help students with their studies.
This year, Mary Barra became the first woman to win the SAE Foundation’s Industry Leadership Award in the accolade’s 25-year history.
The CTS V-Sport auction will also include a performance driving school package for those with a mind to learn a thing or two about controlling the car on a road course. You can read the full press release below for more information. -Zach Bowman
For the full story check out http://www.autoblog.com/2013/05/23/cadillac-auctioning-first-cts-v-sport-for-charity/#continued
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Frenchman François Gissy has laid claim to a new land speed record using a rocket-powered bicycle. Yes, you read that right. A rocket-powered bicycle. Gissy and his bicycle managed to hit a mind-boggling 163 miles per hour (263 kilometers per hour) over a vacant stretch of highway in Munchhouse, France over the weekend.
The rocket was built by Swiss company Exotic Thermo Engineering, and it provides its thrust using liquid hydrogen peroxide – much more concentrated than what you’d find at your local drug store, so don’t go trying this at home tonight – that is broken down to generate steam at 650 degrees Fahrenheit.
Watch Gissy’s record speed run in the trio of videos below, and take special note of the speeding cars and motorcycles he lines up against in two of them. -Jeremy Korzeniewski
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Since the early aughts, Cadillac’s highly successful art and science design philosophy, which emphasizes sharp lines and advanced technology, has defined modern Cadillacs inside and out. In his eight years as Cadillac’s interior design director, Eric Clough has worked to seamlessly integrate this ethos into cabins across the American carmaker’s portfolio, from the Escalade to the ATS. With the 2014 ELR Cadillac’s first plug-in hybrid Clough’s mission was twofold: to define the luxury niche in the EV market and further raise the bar for future Caddy interiors. Here, he explains the challenges and highlights of the ELR’s accommodations.
This was tough. For example, this is a very tall, very deep instrument panel because of the car’s architecture—we have to thread HVAC ducts buried deep in the panel around the electronics. Also, slanting the dash in a beautiful way to reach the low front-quarter glass was very difficult.
B. Decorative Trim
The olive ash burl and carbon fiber in the show car reflect the technical and luxury aspects of the ELR. I’m particularly proud that the woods we use are not easily faked. In most cars we use sapele, a species of mahogany, and it has this beautiful wave in it that you can’t simulate.
In the same week that Audi said “not so fast” to some claims from Tesla, Chrysler has responded to a new press release from the California-based EV-maker by saying “not exactly, Tesla.” The statement, released through the company’s blog, comes in response to Tesla claiming it was “the only American car company to have fully repaid the government.” Chrysler notes that it, too, recently paid back Uncle Sam from its 2008 bailout. Similar to Audi’s recent press release, which was eventually and mysteriously deleted from the German automaker’s site, Chrysler is both right and wrong in its statement.
Tesla specifically said that it had paid back the Department of Energy loans that many automakers received – including Fisker and VPG Autos – while Chrysler’s retort argues Tesla is “unmistakably incorrect” since it repaid the government in 2011 a full six years early. Technically, the statements from both automakers are correct, but Tesla’s startup loan originated from the DoE, while Chrysler’s loan came in bailout form from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Further, as The Detroit News notes, Chrysler’s loan still cost taxpayers well over a billion dollars after all was said and done – those negative assets tied to “old Chrysler” in the bankruptcy did not require repayment. -Jeffrey N. Ross
News Source: Chrysler Blog, The Detroit News
Image Credit: Copyright 2013 AOL
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He didn’t get the trophy, but he did get the girl pace car. San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh – who quarterbacked the Indianapolis Colts from 1994 to 1997 – will lead the 33-car Indianapolis 500 field around The Brickyard in a 2014 Corvette Stingray pace car.
Harbaugh’s other connection to the race is that he’s a principal in Panther Racing, which has two cars running on Sunday that are powered by Chevrolet engines: JR Hildebrand is starting tenth, teammate Townsend Bell is 22nd. There’s a press release below with the kind of juicy quotes you’d expect from all involved. -Jonathon Ramsey
For the full story check out http://www.autoblog.com/2013/05/23/jim-harbaugh-picked-to-drive-indy-500-corvette-stingray-pace-car/#continued
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