Nitto Brings Racing to Your Smartphone
Let's face it, a lot of our readers grew up playing video games when we weren't helping Dad out in the garage, so it's understandable that we still find ourselves playing racing games on the little free time that we do have. Nitto Tire apparently understands this, that's why they've teamed up with CIE Games to bring us Racing Rivals. Racing Rivals is a downloadable game in the form of an app for your smartphone. Amongst the typical exotic supercars and imports that you would find in a game like this, there is quite a selection of American musclecars that you can race with. On the GM side of things, you can choose from a '69 or '10 Camaro SS, a standard '07 Corvette, and the awesome 2010 ZR1. It provides hours of fun while you're waiting to catch a flight at the airport, with the ability to race and customize your car. It's free to download for your iPhone, while there's a version for the Android currently in the works as of this writing.
GM Foundation Recently Granted $2.9M to Educational Programs
General Motors certainly seems to be doing well for itself these days. We recently caught wind of the fact that they have just donated a total of $2.9M to various universities and organizations – twenty-six in total, for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, also known as STEM. GM Foundation President, Vivian Pickard, went on record as stating, "Working with leaders in education to strengthen curricula, foster a diverse learning environment and [to] challenge young minds is a top priority for us. By supporting higher education programs, we are ensuring that the next generation of leaders and innovators receive the necessary knowledge and skills to compete in a global marketplace." According to the GM Media site, General Motors has donated hundreds of millions of dollars since its inception in 1976. For a complete list of schools that received a donation, head over to the GM Media site at, media.gm.com.
C7 Z06 to be Unveiled in January
We've brought you this story recently on our website, but in case you've missed it, the worst kept secret around Detroit right now is that the next generation of the Corvette Z06 will be unveiled at the North American Auto Show in January. While we won't see it in time before this story to goes to press, it's already been confirmed to be the "most-capable Corvette ever," which clearly spells out the fact that it will (obviously) surpass the C6 version, and apparently, the 638 HP C6 ZR1 in overall performance. Thast's quite a boast, and while there's still speculation of what will be powering it, there's already leaked photos all over the internet (including our Facebook page) of a Gen-V supercharged LT4. We can only assume that this engine will power the C7 Z06. Alan Brately, Senior Vice President was quoted as saying, "Chevrolet is America's favorite performance car brand, and for 2014 we are going to offer enthusiasts more choices than ever before. No other manufacturer will be able to match the breath of performance cars from Chevrolet."
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