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Archive for July, 2008

HSV W427: the top dog

It’s hard to know where to start with the HSV W427.   The obvious and easy way is with the best set of numbers in Australian motoring. That means 427 cubic inches, 375 kiloWatts, 620 Newton-metres, 250km/h, and 4.7 seconds for a 0-100km/h blast. The thumping combination qualifies the car as Australia’s first genuine supercar [Continue]

GM to cut 15% of U.S., Canadian work force

DETROIT (AP) — A General Motors Corp. official says the automaker plans to cut 15% of its U.S. and Canadian salaried work force – or around 5,100 jobs – by November 1. Read more [Continue]

New features announced for this year’s Dream Cruise

ROYAL OAK — It’s time to rev your engines. Read more [Continue]

Governor denies delay in Kilpatrick hearing; gives extension to file briefs

DETROIT — In an order personally signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm, the governor has given Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick five extra days to file legal briefs related to his possible ouster from office but has not altered the Sept. 3 hearing date she has set for a removal hearing if she believes they are warranted. Read [Continue]

BorgWarner posts Q2 gains, but plans cuts

Auto supplier BorgWarner Inc. said today that it posted a 16 percent rise in quarterly profits on sales growth outside the United States and that it will cut its North American work force — coincidentally, by 16 percent — next quarter. Read more [Continue]

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