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    First Drive: Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer First Drive [w/video]
    A Magnificent, 4.0-Liter Ode To Porsche's Icon 1435334220

    It's easy to fall in love with the Porsche 911 reimagined by Singer Vehicle Design. We test the company's latest recreation with the 4.0-liter flat-six engine.

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    First Drive: 2015 Bentley Continental GT3-R First Drive [w/video]
    A Road-Going Racer Still Worthy Of The Flying B 1433779080

    With the Bentley GT3 racecar's busted diff still smoking, we grab the keys to the roadgoing GT3-R and get one hell of a consolation test.

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    First Drive: 2016 Cadillac ATS-V First Drive [w/video]
    A More Compelling Reason To Go American 1430020860

    The 2016 ATS-V is Cadillac's most compelling performance car to date. We put one through its paces on the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX.

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    First Drive: 2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport First Drive
    "AMG Lite" Still Proves Substantial 1426521480

    No, it's not a full-blown, fire-breathing AMG like the C63, and it doesn't get the newfangled "Mercedes-AMG" nomenclature. But after spending some seat time in the C450 AMG Sport, there's a decent chance you'll be quite alright with that.

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    Track Test: 2015 Lamborghini Huracan LP 620-2 Super Trofeo [w/video]
    Hitting The Track In The Race-Ready Raging Bull 1424278620

    Lamborghini turned its Huracán supercar into a circuit-attacking racecar, by way of this LP 620-2 Super Trofeo. We hit the track in the new Raging Bull to see the result of Lambo's more hardcore efforts.

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    First Drive: 2016 Acura ILX First Drive [w/video]
    An Underdog No More 1423587420

    What's an aspiring Japanese automaker to do in 2015's golden age of affordable luxury? If you're Acura, you scramble to release a mid-cycle upgrade to elevate the status of your 2016 ILX sedan.

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    First Ride: 2015 Ducati Scrambler
    Famed Italian Bikemaker Goes Affordable 'Lifestyle'... Authentically? 1421859420

    Ducati's new Scrambler is a surprisingly funky and affordable motorcycle that aims to court a new audience. Will it succeed? We ride it and place our bets.

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    First Drive: 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 First Drive
    Has Daimler's Ultralux Brand Gone From Overpriced To High Value? 1421686680

    Mercedes-Benz is relaunching its failed Maybach ultra-luxury division – sort of. This 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 inaugurates a new sub-brand with a suddenly reasonable-sounding price tag. We drive it and let you know if it still feels like big money.

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    Deep Dive: 2016 Acura NSX: Everything there is to know [w/video]
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    Acura's long-awaited NSX is finally here, and it's longer and wider that the 2013 concept that signaled its revival. It's also got a hybrid powertrain with 550+ horsepower.

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    Featured: Driving Granatelli's turbine-powered 1978 Chevy Corvette [w/video]
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    Vince Granatelli's crazy turbine-powered 1978 Chevrolet Corvette is headed to auction later this month at Barrett-Jackson, but not before our man gets some seat time behind the wheel of this one-off jet-powered classic.

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    First Ride: 2015 Polaris Slingshot First Ride [w/video]
    Unfiltered Fun For The Price Of A Honda Civic 1418144220

    Because I'm a reasonable human being and firmly believe that vehicle styling is a subjective matter, I drew some perspective on my borrowed 2015 Polaris Slingshot from fellow Los Angeles residents.

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    First Ride: 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS
    Bringing The Adventure Closer To Home 1415725080

    Motorcycle trends come and go like fashion, and the latest two-wheeled style du jour is the adventure bike. Chunky and rugged, these (sometimes) dirt-ready rides often take cues from the massive, Armageddon-ready rigs you'd find on the Dakar Rally. In their most neutered form, they can start as ...

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    Featured: The mid-engine Porsche backstory
    Driving Stuttgart's Amidships Offerings At Laguna Seca 1412870280

    As an automaker's identity evolves over years, its signature becomes defined by any number of factors – heritage (Mercedes-Benz), image (Lamborghini), or market share (Toyota). In the case of Porsche, it was an engineering quirk that forged the German company's most enduring character trait.

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    First Drive: 2015 Porsche Cayenne S First Drive
    Turbo V6 Makes Best-Selling Porsche More Potent Than Ever 1411487820

    Oh, Porsche.

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    Featured: Bugatti Dynamic Driving Experience
    In Which Molsheim Courts Us Like We Are Captains Of Industry 1410883020

    Let's say you're rich. Filthy rich – you've got cars in garages of homes you can't remember you own, rich.

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Infiniti Q70L
    It's A Long Story... 1409673420

    A quick look at a scatter plot that charts rear legroom against luxury sedan MSRPs reveals a dearth of spacious bargains – few, if any, luxury sedans offer exceptionally spacious rear accommodations at a relatively low starting price. To fill the vacuum, Infiniti has made its Q70 available in ...

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    First Ride: Energica Ego
    Not Your Typical Italian Exotic 1407859020

    Throw EV enthusiasts into a room with diehard motorcyclists, and prepare to see sparks fly. The perfect storm of oil and water famously struck when electric bikes first competed at the Isle of Man TT, and the conflict continues every time a battery-powered two-wheeler crosses swords with one of its ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Porsche Cayman GTS
    Not Cheap, But Worth Every Penny 1401379020

    The Porsche Boxster and Cayman will forever nip at the heels of their big brother, the 911 Carrera, and perpetuating this tradition are the latest GTS variants, which add yet another arrow to the quiver of the plucky mid-engined platform.

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    First Drive: 2015 Porsche Boxster GTS First Drive [w/video]
    A Mid-Engine Master Of Driving Dynamics 1400774220

    You know the sound: the startling pop-brraaap-pop-pop shotgun fire of unspent flammables coursing through exhaust pipes that usually signals a raw, naughty powerplant beneath the hood.

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    First Ride: 2014 Ducati Monster 1200 S
    Better Riding Through Science 1396281420

    The Ducati Monster 1200 S has the power-to-weight ratio of a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse and the contact patch of a playing card. I'm elbows deep into leaning this pulsing, growling, screaming red animal across a one-lane hairpin on the edge of a volcanic island, when a sequence of ...

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