|Carrera Panamericana Team at IMRRC on Dec. 13|
| ||WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (Dec. 2, 2014) – The challenge of 2,000 miles in seven days, across mountain ranges and along serpentine Mexican roads, has framed the resurrected Carrera Panamericana as the last great road rally.
On Dec. 13, New York state residents Tom Overbaugh and Paul Wendt will speak at the International Motor Racing Research Center about their five years of grueling competition in the Panamericana at the helm of a mint-green 1954 Lincoln.
The Center Conversations talk is...[Read more...]|
|2015 YUKON DENALI GAINS EIGHT GEARS, IMPROVED HIGHWAY FUEL ECONOMY|
|• Updated model also includes wireless device charging, 4G connectivity|
DETROIT – Thanks to the addition of an all-new 8-speed automatic transmission, the updated 2015 GMC Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali models now lead several competitors in horsepower, torque and highway fuel economy ratings.
Both the Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali now pair their 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V-8 engines with a new Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed automatic transmission, designed to be more fuel-effi...[Read more...]
|IMRRC Nov. 8 Talk to Focus on USRRC Race Series|
| ||WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (October 29, 2014) - The USRRC lasted just six seasons, but its impact on racing was enormous, and now the series' history is reported in detail for the first time in 'USRRC, A record of the United States Road Racing Championship 1963-1968' by Mike Martin.
Martin of Seattle, Wash., will speak about the series and its crucial role in the development of professional road racing in America at the International Motor Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen on Nov. 8. Th...[Read more...]|
|CHEVROLET SILVERADO GEARS UP FOR 2015|
|• New 8L90 eight-speed automatic supports capability, enhances efficiency|
DETROIT – The all-new, GM-developed Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed transmission is matched with the available 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8 engine in the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, supporting the pickup's capabilities with greater efficiency and refinement.
It was designed with 11 percent greater torque capacity than GM's 6L80 six-speed automatic transmission, complementing the output of the 6.2L, which – at 420 h...[Read more...]
|NEW 8-SPEED ENABLES QUICKER, MORE EFFICIENT CORVETTE|
|DETROIT – The all-new, paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission makes the 2015 Corvette Stingray faster and more fuel efficient, with 0-60 acceleration of only 3.7 seconds and an EPA-estimated 29 mpg on the highway.
'The Corvette Stingray is a great example of how we are leveraging engineering and technology to improve both efficiency and performance,' said Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing & Supply Chain. 'No other car can match 460...[Read more...]|