How G.M.’s First Turbo Engines Crashed and Burned

Oldsmobile and Chevrolet pioneered the technology for mass-market cars, but the turbos flopped — and took decades to gain acceptance.

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G.M. Is Expanding the Chevrolet Bolt Recall

The recall now covers the car’s entire output, beginning with the 2017 version. The latest move, to add three model years, raises costs by $1 billion.

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The Dream Cars of the Car Designers

Saturday mornings are for celebrating stylish sheet metal in the parking lot of a storied hobby shop in metro Detroit.

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Helio Castroneves Wins Indianapolis 500 for a Fourth Time

Castroneves, 46, who last won the Indy 500 in 2009, joined A.J. Foyt, Al Unser Sr. and Rick Mears as the event’s only four-time winners.

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A 1960 Corvette That Vanished for 40 Years After Le Mans Is Auctioned Off

Since its chance rediscovery in 2011, the heavily altered racecar has been the subject of seemingly endless legal twists and turns and acrimonious confrontations.

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How To Buy an Electric Car

Even before G.M. announced it would work toward eliminating emissions from its vehicles, more automakers were putting E. V.s in their showrooms. Here’s a roundup.

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A 1958 ’Vette Translated Into Modern Chinese

SongSan’s SS Dolphin is the latest in a long line of Chinese attempts at cloning more prominent vehicles.

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Chevy’s Little Engine That Could

For six decades, a small-block Chevy has powered the dreams of hot-rodders and Corvettes, and plenty of other cars, even a Ford Mustang.

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Electric Trucks Will Be True Signal of Electric Vehicle Era

Electric Hummers and Cybertrucks, as well as the next generation of S.U.V.s, will signal the arrival of the E.V. era in America if they start to sell in big numbers.

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