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By Matt DeLong Star Tribune April 22, 2016 — 11:47am
Numerous brands have honored the life of Prince after his sudden death yesterday, mostly by incorporating the color purple into their logos. However, one company that is forever linked to the Minnesota legend’s music offered a special tribute in this morning’s print editions of the Star Tribune and the New York Times.
Chevrolet, the maker of the classic American sports car immortalized in one of Prince’s biggest hits, “Little Red Corvette,” took out a sparse, full-page color ad in the newspapers with a play on the song’s lyrics. Check it out:
Comments Off on Need a track toy with Corvette power? Meet the Deronda G400
We’re living in a golden age of featherweight sports cars. If you’re looking to go fast at half the heft, the likes of the Porsche Cayman and Alfa Romeo 4C can more than accommodate. Add in all the boutique sports car automakers and you have a veritable full house of options – everything from the Ariel Atom to the 700-horsepower Rezvani Beast X.
This is one you might not know about however – it’s called the Deronda G400. Weighing in at a scant 1,900 pounds, the Deronda punches hard with a GM LS2 Corvette engine, which is hidden under its rear deck, giving it incredible agility and a massive power to weight ratio.
In 2013, Jay Leno took this car for a spin, calling it “a super bike for a guy who doesn’t like motorcycles.” A few years earlier, it was compared it to a jet—”agile, powerful, and built for speed.” Now it’s up for [...]
In the good old days of the muscle cars, Chevrolet offered many of their cars with the SS package as an option. The SS, or Super Sport, option was available on muscle cars like the Camaro, Chevelle, Impala and Nova for that extra sporty look and ride.
Well now for 2016, Chevrolet has decided the SS needed a car all to its own, the Chevrolet SS. The SS is loaded with features, like a 6.2-liter V-8 with 415hp, six-speed manual or automatic, Brembo brakes, MacPherson struts and magnetic ride (standard).
As the SS’s of the past, this new SS may not be here for long, as GM has only stated that they will produce them through 2017 with no successor planned. Who knows, this may be the next collector car from GM. We will see in 40 years.
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Ed Welburn, General Motors’ head of global design, is retiring effective July 1. He will be succeeded by Australian Michael Simcoe, vice president of design at GM’s International Operations, who will begin taking over for Welburn on May 1.
GM’s Ed Welburn on Designing the 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray 1
Working for GM is the only career that Welburn, who turned 65 in December, ever pursued. As an 11-year old boy growing up in Philadelphia, he wrote to GM seeking advice on how he could become a car designer. The letter was answered, and Welburn — just the sixth man to ever steer GM design — was on his way. He graduated from Howard University’s College of Fine Arts and started at GM in 1972 as an associate designer, becoming the company’s first African-American designer. Welburn’s GM career spanned 44 years.
Comments Off on A New Scam Sends Fake Traffic Tickets to Speeding Drivers and installs a virus on your computer.
Yahoo — You might want to think twice before opening up that email from your local police department.
A new scam posing as a speeding ticket has hit at least three residents in Tredyffrin Township, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia. The ticket arrives via email and contains a link that loads malicious code onto the user’s computer.
The scam prompted the local police department to issue an alert last week. The Simi Valley Police Department in California issued a warning about a similar type of scam on Monday.
What makes the scam particularly alarming is that the emails contain accurate traffic data, including street names, speed limits and actual driving speeds. The people who received the emails were actually speeding at the time and location noted in the scam emails. Since the emails contain legitimate information, people are tricked into thinking they’re genuine and are [...]