It's common knowledge that most, if not all, car manufacturers buy up competitors cars in order to compare them to their own. GM, apparently, has decided to go down the Frankenstein path, by tearing cars apart piece by piece in its lab.
It has been heartening to see the sheer amount of progress GM has made over the past few years with its products. Hell, the 2014 Chevrolet Impala even impressed us, jaded and disgruntled as we are. A lot of that progress, though, is down to the Teardown Area of GM's Competitive Benchmarking Team, according to a report in Ars Technica: