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Noah Joseph

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Noah Joseph came to automotive journalism after several years as a public affairs consultant. Multilingual, a multinational citizen and military reservist, he reports from the shores of the Mediterranean and from locations around the world. Noah has written for numerous print and online publications, but got his start right here back in 2006 and has always considered Autoblog his home.

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    Report: Caparo T1 Evolution to carry $1.5M sticker price
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    If you're looking for racecar performance for the street (or at least for non-competitive track days), it doesn't get much more direct than the Caparo T1. With "only" 575 horsepower on tap, the lightweight F1-car-for-the-road will rocket to 60 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds and grip the tarmac ...

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    Teased: Infiniti previews a new... something
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    Sometimes we get a teaser image and accompanying statement where we can at least surmise what the automaker is up to. This is not one of those times. The automaker, in this case, is Infiniti, and the teaser image shows only a grille with a similar shape to what you'd find on most of the ...

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    Spy Shots: Lotus spotted testing more extreme Elise on the Nordschleife
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    If we had a nickel for every version of the Elise that Lotus has rolled out over the years, we might actually have enough spare change to buy one ourselves. And we're not even talking about the entire separate models (like the Exige and Europa) that Lotus has based on the Elise's platform or the ...

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    Official: Jaguar reveals upcoming XE's InControl infotainment system [w/video]
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    Jaguar has been keeping busy lately, rolling out both the new Lightweight E-Type and F-Type Project 7 at Pebble Beach this past weekend. But the more important project for the British automaker is the upcoming new XE. Coventry has been releasing a steady stream of information and teasers on its ...

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    Official: 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 order guide spills all the details
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    Want to see how you'd configure your new Corvette Z06? No, we're afraid that model has yet to be included in Chevy's online configuration tool, but it has been added to the order guide. So now Corvette buyers will have the choice between the base Stingray coupe, the Z51 coupe, the Stingray ...

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    Rumormill: Alfa Romeo planning Giulia GTA to rival M3, C63
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    What do you think of when you see the letters GTA? The Grand Theft Auto video game franchise? The GTA Spano supercar from Spain? Alfa Romeo enthusiasts remember it as the ultimate badge of performance from the Italian automaker, but while it's been over a decade since those letters appeared on a ...

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    Official: Seat lives up to reputation with Leon Cupra Sub8 Performance Pack
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    Under 8. That's the new benchmark for hot hatches, expressed in the number of minutes it takes to get around the Nürburgring. Although Renault has since beat its time with the Mégane RS 275 Trophy, it was Seat that was the first to break that time in a front-drive car with the Leon ...

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    Video: Mercedes S-Class Maybach spotted on the 'Ring?
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    It used to be that if you wanted a Mercedes-Benz S-Class, your choice pretty much came down to which engine you wanted, and that was that. But into the new S-Class, Mercedes is integrating several other model lines and extending its flagship family (both literally and figuratively) as far as it ...

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    Report: Hyundai mulling new Lexus-fighting upscale crossover
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    The idea of Hyundai marketing a luxury automobile might have seemed ridiculous a decade ago, but that was before the Genesis sedan, Genesis coupe and Equus came along. Now that buyers seem more accustomed to the notion of an upscale Hyundai, the Korean automaker is said to be considering ...

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    Rumormill: Ferrari to offer 458 examples of new Speciale Spider
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    Talk about first-world, one-percenter problems: you want to get a new Ferrari, you've even settled on the 458, but you can't decide between the Spider and the Speciale. It's a tough call, we know. But your pain will be over soon, if the latest rumors are to be believed. Those rumors have it ...

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    Video: The Stig bungees a Lotus F1 car in Durban
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    Remember a couple of months ago when a mischievous Stig broke into the Lotus racing headquarters in Enstone and made off with an F1 car? Well, now we know where he went with it. In this humorous clip from Top Gear, the tamed racing driver in the white suit disembarks with Pastor Maldonado's ...

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    Official: Chrysler appoints new heads of Alfa Romeo and Ram
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    Chrysler has announced to two key appointments to its senior leadership, both of them taking immediate effect. First up is Reid Bigland, who has been named head of the Alfa Romeo brand for North America. Bigland has served until now as head of the Ram Truck brand, a portfolio he now hands over to ...

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    Report: Cadillac to fight Audi A3, Mercedes CLA with small rear-drive sedan?
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    Compact luxury sedans are fast becoming the trend among upscale automakers. Mercedes has the new CLA (and its many platform-mates), BMW has the 1 Series and 2 Series, Audi has the A3 and, though Lexus apparently isn't interested in anything smaller than its CT 200h, Infiniti is getting in on the ...

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    Report: Aston Martin may be forced to stop selling DB9, Vantage in US [w/poll]
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    There are any number of factors that are making it increasingly difficult for a small-scale, independent automaker like Aston Martin to stay competitive in today's automotive marketplace, from purchasing power to R&D capacity. But the latest factor endangering Aston's viability on the ...

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    Official: Jaguar Land Rover building new Special Vehicle Operations facility
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    It's only been a couple of months since Jaguar Land Rover announced the formation of its new Special Operations division, and we've already seen a number of vehicles to come out of it. But now the British automaker has announced a new facility that will house its elite skunkworks department. Set ...

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    Spy Shots: Mercedes S-Class cabrio just about ready to drop its top
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    Mercedes hasn't made a convertible version of the S-Class in over four decades now – and never did make a convertible out of the CL-Class – but with the expansion of the flagship family, that's exactly what the German automaker has in store. And here we have the spy shots to prove ...

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    Report: Saab's latest Chinese owners facing their own credit woes
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    Poor Saab, it can't seem to get a break. General Motors couldn't seem to make a go of it, neither could Spyker, and now it seems that its latest owner is encountering some problems of its own. That owner, of course, is National Electric Vehicle Sweden, a Swedish holding company owned by Chinese ...

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    Motorsports: Dodge Challenger returns to Trans Am
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    NASCAR's Nationwide Series may have switched (in appearance anyway) to muscle cars, but American racing fans know that if they want to see real muscle cars on the street circuits, the only place to look is Trans Am. The all-American racing series is packed with Mustangs, Camaros and even ...

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    Official: Lexus NX begins production in Japan [w/videos]
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    Lexus entered new territory this past April when it revealed the new NX compact luxury crossover at the Beijing Motor Show, but it wasn't until now that the Toyota luxury division actually started building them. The first production examples started rolling off the assembly line last week at the ...

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    Report: Pope Francis chauffeured around Korea in a Kia Soul
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    Korea is not without its domestic automobiles that would be suitable for transporting a visiting head of state: the Hyundai Equus comes to mind. Failing that, a Genesis sedan would do the trick. Maybe even a Kia K900 or a Renault Samsung SM7. But those familiar with Pope Francis and his taste in ...

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