2017 CORVETTE GRAND SPORT HAS RACING ROOTS

2017 CORVETTE GRAND SPORT HAS RACING ROOTS

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A ‘purist’ model that leverages a half-century legacy of motorsports success https://youtu.be/neU6WrU-tVA Lightweight architecture and track-honed aerodynamicsAn engine offering an estimated 1.05g in cornering capability and up to 1.2g with the available Z07 packageCoupe and convertible available this summer in the U.S. and fall in EuropeGrand Sport Collector Edition available later in model year The new 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport combines a lightweight architecture, a track-honed aerodynamics package, Michelin tires and a naturally aspirated engine to deliver exceptional performance. The Grand Sport Collector Edition features an exclusive Watkins Glen Gray Metallic exterior with Tension Blue hash-mark graphics, satin black full-length stripes and black wheels. the new Grand Sport combines a lightweight architecture, a track-honed aerodynamics package, Michelin tires and a naturally aspirated engine. GENEVA – With Corvette Racing in…
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GM Design Chief Ed Welburn To Retire July 1

GM Design Chief Ed Welburn To Retire July 1

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Ed Welburn, vice president of General Motors Global Design, told employees today he will retire effective July 1, after a 44-year career with the company.  Michael Simcoe is named the new vice president, GM Global Design 2016-04-07 [caption id="attachment_3880" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Ed Welburn, vice president of General Motors Global Design will retire on July 1, following a 44-year career with the company. Michael Simcoe, a 33-year veteran of GM Design and vice president of GM International Design, will succeed Welburn.[/caption] WARREN, Mich. – Ed Welburn, vice president of General Motors Global Design, told employees today he will retire effective July 1, following a 44-year career with the company. [caption id="attachment_3881" align="aligncenter" width="512"] Michael Simcoe[/caption] Michael Simcoe, a 33-year veteran of GM Design and vice president of GM International Design, based in…
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Michael Simcoe Biography – VP Gm Global Design

Michael Simcoe Biography – VP Gm Global Design

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On 7 April 2016, Michael Simcoe was named vice president, GM Global Design, effective 1 May 2016 replacing Ed Welburn who will retire as of 1 July 2016. Michael Simcoe was previously vice president, Design, for GM International (GMI), since 5 March 2014.  His design leadership responsibilities included GM’s production and advanced studios in Korea, Australia and India.  He was also Holden brand champion. Michael Simcoe began his career at GM Holden as a designer in 1983.  He had subsequent appointments as a senior designer (1985) and chief designer (1987), becoming involved in every major vehicle design program that GM Holden had undertaken. In 1995, Michael Simcoe became director of Design for GM Asia Pacific and was responsible for the management of collaborative projects with GM alliance partners such as…
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Ed Welburn, Vice President of GM Design, Biography

Ed Welburn, Vice President of GM Design, Biography

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Ed Welburn was named Vice President of GM Design North America on October 1, 2003, becoming just the sixth Design leader in GM history. On March 1, 2005, Welburn was named to the newly created position of Vice President, GM Global Design, and the first to lead all of the company’s Global Design Centers. Welburn also serves on the company’s Executive Leadership Team. He will retire after a 44-year career at General Motors on July 1, 2016. As Vice President of Global Design, Welburn has created a network of ten Design Centers in seven countries around the world. He and his team of over 2,500 men and women are responsible for the design development of every GM concept and production car and truck globally. The Design Centers are located in…
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