General Motors engineers and designers have pulled the covers off 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. The car is designed to be like a racing car, big engines, good looks but not a petrol guzzler.
The 2014 Corvette Stingray feature a new 6.2-liter, direct-injected V-8 engine with estimated 450 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. GM is estimating a 0-60 time under four seconds and over 1G of cornering grip. It is not a petrol guzzler because the car make use of cylinder deactivation technology the auto maker claim better fuel economy.
A genetically modified (GM) canola crop has been found thriving in the wild in the United States. Researchers found that transgenic canola is growing freely in parts of North Dakota.
A University of Arkansas team surveyed said, “We drove along them, we made 604 stops in a total distance of over 3,000 miles (5,000km). We found canola in 46% of the locations; and 80% of them contained at least one transgene. We found herbicide resistant canola in roadsides, waste places, ball parks, grocery stores, gas stations and cemeteries.”
GM revealed a new concept 2 seater Project PUMA (Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility) vehicle built in a partnership with Segway. Check out the video where they test run the vehicle in New York city.
The PUMA has these features: wireless OnStar communications technology to locate other drivers, Lithium ion batteries that can go up to 35 miles per hour and charge runs out every 35 miles.