GM recalling Chevy, Pontiac and Saturn models over fuel pump woes

2009 Chevrolet Cobalt

The NHTSA has issued a recall for over 40,000 of General Motors sedans and crossovers bought in the hot-climate states of Arkansas, Arizona, California, Nevada, Oklahoma and Texas. As many as 40,859 units consisting of the 2007 Chevrolet Equinox, Pontiac Torrent and Saturn Ion and the 2007-2009 Chevrolet Cobalt and its Pontiac G5 twin are being recalled for potential fuel leaks.
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Porsche 911 GT3 RS

This spy photo prove that the facelift handed down to Porsche’s 911 line and given to the Coupe, Cabriolet, Targa and Turbo models recently, will soon become available for the high-performance GT3 RS, too.

The new GT3 RS test mule was caught in the French mountains were it was testing on public roads.

As you see, cosmetic changes have been limited and the car will retain its “GT3 RS” side decals, coloured wheels, decorative strip and side mirrors finished in contrasting paint.

RS’s weight-saving components will include a polycarbonate rear window, and carbon fibre bonnet and rear wing. The 3.6-litre flat-six, which it shares with the GT3, will be required to pound out 305 kW. This will propel the car to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds before it goes on to hit a top speed of 310 km/h.

Buick, Pontiac SEMA car lineup

GM plans will show its extensive lineup of vehicles from Buick and Pontiac at the SEMA auto show this week .

The Buick line consists mostly of customized Lucernes, including the: Lucerne CST by Stainless Steel Brakes Corp, Lucerne LUX SS by Trents Trick Upholstery, Lucerne QuattraSport by Performance West Group, Spade Kreations American Racing Lucerne, Lucerne CXX Luxury Liner by Rick Bottom Custom Motor, MTX Audio Buick Lucerne, D3 Signature Series Buick Lucerne, Lucerne by Rick Dore Kustoms, Lucerne by RIDES Magazine, Lucerne by Fesler Built, and Lucerne by Concept 1.

Pontiac Pursuit

Pontiac Pursuit

General Motors unveil the new Pontiac Pursuit on Chicago Auto Show. The coupe will be a high-performance relative of the Chevrolet Cobalt coupe with some Pontiac influences. The vehicle will give the Buick-Pontiac-GMC channel a shot at the small-car market, a source close to GM says. GM is still considering names for it. Pontiac intends to launch the coupe as a 2007 model and likely will start production this fall in Lordstown, Ohio.

The car will be priced similarly to the Chevrolet Cobalt SS supercharged coupe, which starts at $20,490, including shipping. In Canada, GM sells a Cobalt sibling called the Pontiac Pursuit.