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What Apple’s iPad Mini event yesterday was to tech geeks, General Motors’ news conference today in Pontiac, Mich., proved to be to auto enthusiasts. The manufacturer unveiled the new engine for its seventh-generation Chevy Corvette, set to be released Jan. 13. The event prompted the Detroit Free Press to dub today “an internal-combustion holiday.”

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