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    Video: Modded budget Mazda Miata takes on new Porsche Boxster in more challenges
    Sep 23rd 2014

    Earlier this month, our friends across the pond at Auto Express released the first in a two-video series that would see them try and build up a second-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata that could best a standard Porsche Boxster around the track. While that first video detailed the mods to the MX-5 ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 9.23.14
    Sep 23rd 2014

    2015 Porsche Cayenne driven Like it or not, the Cayenne SUV is far and away the best-selling Porsche product. In fact, the Cayenne alone outsells every other Porsche model... combined. So when it came time to wholly refresh its bread-and-butter offering, Porsche kept it simple, with thoughtful ...

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    Opinion: Five reasons to love, or hate, the culture of American cars
    Sep 23rd 2014

    As enthusiasts, we love cars from all parts of the world. Whether they be supercars from Italy, luxury sedans from Germany or tiny urban runabouts from Japan, as long as they're interesting and well-designed for their intended purpose, we're location-agnostic when it comes to picking ...

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    Official: Citroën bringing customized C1 Urban Ride concept to Paris
    Sep 23rd 2014

    With the alternating main European auto show landing in Paris this year, French automakers won't miss the opportunity to unveil lots of new metal on their home turf, and that includes Citroën. So far, we know that the Chevron marque is rolling in to Versailles this year with the C4 Cactus ...

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    Report: Toyota Camry, Lexus RX to get aluminum parts
    Sep 23rd 2014

    Ah, aluminum. The lightweight, strong material has long held a following within the premium ranks, but as Ford prepares to launch an aluminum F-150, the material is gaining acceptance among more mainstream automakers. Toyota is one such brand, with a new report indicating that the Japanese giant ...

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    Recalls: Ferrari recalls 458 Italia because its trunk is a dangerous place to stow kids
    Sep 23rd 2014

    Ferrari is recalling 3,000 458 Italia and Spider models and, believe it or not, it's not because they may catch fire. Nope, instead, the issue focuses on anyone that's unfortunate enough to become trapped in the Ferrari's perilously small frunk (front-mounted trunk). Apparently, should someone ...

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    Video: Nissan's Nismo celebrates 30th year with video retrospective
    Sep 23rd 2014

    Nismo, the motorsports and high-performance arm of Nissan, has a lot of racing success to celebrate in its history and possibly even bigger accomplishments to look forward to. The company is commemorating its 30th anniversary with a video looking back at its most important milestones from each ...

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    Followup: GM's Reuss explains why Cadillac is heading to New York
    Product Chief Says Move Will "Elevate" The Brand Sep 23rd 2014

    "We're going to take it to a place [New York] to change the way that we do business around the brand of Cadillac." – Mark Reuss General Motors product chief Mark Reuss elaborated Tuesday on Cadillac's move to New York in 2015, saying it will "elevate" the brand and allow it to reach new ...

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    Featured: How traffic enforcement could play out on roads of the future
    New Systems Offer Potential, But Automated Tickets Already Irk Drivers Sep 23rd 2014

    The applications of connected-car technology may eventually lie beyond the authority of its creators. On the roads of the future, it's possible that speeding tickets will be doled out by new automated law enforcement systems instead of by police officers in patrol cars. Systems now being ...

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    Video: Leno shows some style with a '67 Lancia Fulvia 1.3 Zagato
    Sep 23rd 2014

    Given the number of cars in Jay Leno's collection, plus the ones he just gets to drive, it seems like the number of classics that he hasn't been behind the wheel of could be listed on a Post-It note. However, Jay Leno's Garage viewers are in luck this week because they get to watch the host ...

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    Official: Volkswagen offers Beetle Classic, priced from $20,195*
    Sep 23rd 2014

    The current Volkswagen Beetle already tries to be a fairly retro-looking ride by cribbing styling elements from the iconic original. However, for the new, limited-edition Classic model, VW is hopping into the time machine to grab even more vintage cues. The company is even cutting the price, ...

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    Official: 2015 Mustang-based Saleen S302 to boast as much as 640 hp
    Sep 23rd 2014

    The Ford Mustang is obviously a famous performance vehicle in its own right, but it often works even better as a platform for the aftermarket to upgrade. With the all-new 2015 model just now hitting the scene, the famous tuners at Saleen are getting their improvements for the new pony car ready ...

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    Official: Volkswagen unveils Tristar truck concept in Hannover
    Sep 23rd 2014

    Pickups may not be the first type of vehicle you associate with Volkswagen, but the German automaker does make a handful – even if they aren't available in the US. There's the Amarok we recently drove in the UK and the new Saveiro recently revealed in Brazil. And at the International ...

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    Video: Audi UrQuattro gets the Petrolicious narrative
    Sep 23rd 2014

    Audi started a revolution in the world of rallying when it paired an all-wheel-drive system with a turbocharged, five-cylinder engine and a rakish, three-door body. That car, the Quattro, didn't just upset the entire balance of the World Rally Championship, it (eventually) led to a transformative ...

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    First Drive: 2015 Porsche Cayenne S
    Turbo V6 Makes Best-Selling Porsche More Potent Than Ever Sep 23rd 2014

    Oh, Porsche. Just as the dust settles over the 911 GT3's no manual gearbox kerfuffle, the Germans have gone and yanked the yummy naturally aspirated 4.8-liter V8 from the Cayenne S and replaced it with a twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6. Is nothing sacred in Porscheland? Perhaps not... but that's not ...

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    Official: Chrysler and Google launch virtual 200 factory tour [w/video]
    Sep 23rd 2014

    Google is no stranger to showing off some of the most interesting automotive destinations in the world, like the museums for Lamborghini and Ducati, or even a Tesla showroom. However, it's taking that technology even further with a new, in-depth look of the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant where ...

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    Official: 2015 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year Award short list released [UPDATE]
    Sep 23rd 2014

    UPDATE: Ford has just informed the NACTOY jury that the 2015 Edge will not go on sale in time for consideration. Thus, it has been removed from the short list and the story below has been updated accordingly. 2015 model-year cars and trucks are starting to filter into dealers in earnest, and ...

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    Official: Cadillac moving to NY as separate business unit
    Sep 23rd 2014

    Cadillac is under new leadership, and the automaker is committed to turning itself (back) into a global luxury powerhouse. It's got a strong product offensive (of products currently in showrooms, and much more on the way), and now it will have a new location to call home. Following earlier ...

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    Teased: Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept is bringing its sexy back to Paris
    Sep 23rd 2014

    A little over a month ago, Infiniti hinted at a new concept car it was apparently lining up for the upcoming Paris Motor Show. Then a few weeks ago it showed us a little more. But now, we're getting our best look yet at the new showcar. Called the Q80 Inspiration, the concept takes the form of a ...

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    Report: Volkswagen updates Polo GTI in time for Paris
    Sep 23rd 2014

    Volkswagen uses a number of performance badges on different models. Depending on the market, buyers can get a Jetta GLI, a Scirocco R, a diesel Golf GTD and of course the most iconic hot hatch of them all, the GTI. And those are just the front-drive models. But though it's the performance Golf ...

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    Official: Silvermine 11SR track car takes shape
    Sep 23rd 2014

    If it seems to you like every country in the Western Hemisphere is making its own track car these days, that's because they probably are. And now we have another on our hands in the form of the Silvermine 11SR. Previewed earlier this year, the Silvermine 11SR hails from the Netherlands. It's the ...

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    Auctions: You can own Cord, the great American car brand
    Sep 23rd 2014

    Do you fancy yourself an entrepreneur just looking for the chance to hop into the auto industry? Well, there might be a prime opportunity to buy a fabled car brand, though one dead for decades. The trademark, license and manufacturing rights for Cord Automobile are currently on sale from Leake ...

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    Video: 1955 Chevy drag racer rolls his car, walks away after going through windshield
    Sep 22nd 2014

    A classic '55 Chevrolet and a second-gen Camaro line up for a drag race on what looks to be a beautiful day, but by the end of the run, it's pure carnage with the '55 rolling down the track and its driver's legs sticking out of the windshield. Thankfully, the guy is still alive; in fact he even ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 9.22.14
    Sep 22nd 2014

    We drive the 2015 Toyota Camry "Same as it ever was." That pretty much sums up the 2015 Toyota Camry. It doesn't stray from the formula that has made it so incredibly successful, but this updated model has enough on tap to make it a very competitive, fresh offering in the highly competitive ...

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    Video: Fiat 500X teased in creepy new video
    Sep 22nd 2014

    Fiat is bringing a new variant of its 500 family to the 2014 Paris Motor Show, and as its debut approaches, the tempo of teaser releases is increasing. Earlier this month, we showed you heavily blurred video of the new 500X from a variety of angles. Today, we have a pretty strange spot that ...

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    ETC: 2015 BMW i8 configurator is ready to show the future
    Sep 22nd 2014

    Good news if you're one of the lucky few that can afford the new BMW i8. The high-performance hybrid's configurator has gone live on BMW USA's consumer website, meaning you can head in and customize till you drop. If you've ever played with a BMW configurator, you'll instantly feel at home with ...

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    Report: RI man makes bid for World's Worst Driver title by getting 4 DUIs in 30 hours
    Sep 22nd 2014

    How? That is the dominant question on the minds of the Autoblog staff after reading this astonishing tale out of Rhode Island. How did a man get arrested four times for driving under the influence in just 30 hours? How could he afford to have four vehicles impounded? And how could police let it ...

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    Video: Stolen Jaguar E-Type reunited with owner after 46 years
    Sep 22nd 2014

    Barely six months into owning it, Ivan Schneider had his Jaguar E-Type stolen from outside of his Manhattan apartment in 1968. Now, 46 years later, the somewhat beat-up convertible has been recovered just before it was about to be shipped to a new owner in The Netherlands. US Customs agents at ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi to showcase Outlander PHEV Concept-S in Paris
    Sep 22nd 2014

    The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is rumored to finally come to the US next fall as a 2016 model. In the meantime, the Japanese brand is showing off a concept for an Outlander plug-in at the Paris Motor Show in October with a massive improvement in styling and material quality that the automaker ...

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    Teased: Hyundai readying 708-hp Sonata for SEMA
    Sep 22nd 2014

    For the past two years at the SEMA show, the folks at Bisimoto Engineering have taken one of Hyundai's models and tuned it up to levels of power previously unimaginable. It started in 2012 with a 600-horsepower Elantra GT, and they outdid themselves last year with a 1,000-hp Genesis Coupe. This ...

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