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    Report: Land Rover to send off Defender with SVR special
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    Jaguar Land Rover has made plenty of drool-inducing, time-warping performance machines, but most of them – from the XJ220 to the F-Type – have come from the Jaguar side of the equation. That's where the British automaker's new Special Operations division came in with the new Range ...

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    Official: BMW celebrates with M4 DTM Champion Edition
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    Go back just a few seasons, and Germany's DTM touring car series was a straight-up competition between Audi and Mercedes-Benz. But BMW rejoined the race in 2012, winning both the drivers' and constructors' titles on its first year back and celebrating with a special matte-black M3 DTM Champion ...

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    Video: DeLorean DMC-12 illustrates how a good idea goes bad with Xcar
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    When John Z. DeLorean set out to build a car, he had good intentions – it'd be small, efficient, sporty, affordable and safe, complete with a rust-free, stainless-steel body. The outcome, though, was a lamentable mess, a coupe whose prestige rests more with its gullwing doors and its ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 10.20.14
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    2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster The V12 Vantage S is indeed the shining star in Aston Martin's lineup these days, what with its screaming V12 engine and 565 horsepower on tap. Now, Aston has given its S treatment to the V12 Vantage roadster, making it the most powerful, ...

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    Video: Video proof that LaFerrari has a pure electric mode
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    Typically, a hybrid car, with its gas engine and an electric motor/battery pack is able to run on both forms of propulsion independently of each other. That means you can sip gas, run on pure electricity or some variation there of. The Ferrari LaFerrari is not like other hybrids. See, the ...

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    Video: Watch this BMW take flight at Viru Rally
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    An E36 BMW 3 Series might be a good choice for a lot of purposes – a long road trip, a track day, rallycross, impressing your friends... but a full-on rally? It's rear-drive when the best rally machines are front- or all-wheel drive. But that didn't stop Pritt Koik and Alari-Uku Heldna from ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster
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    Aston Martin previewed its most powerful, quickest-accelerating and fastest production roadster ever at this year's Pebble Beach Concours. The 2015 V12 Vantage S Roadster is essentially a convertible version of the V12 Vantage S Coupe, which we reviewed last year, a model that drops the ...

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    Report: Refreshed Chrysler 300 SRT won't be sold in NA [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: Autoblog received the following statement via email from a Chrysler spokesperson confirming the model's future in the US. "The Chrysler 300 SRT will not be sold in the US in 2015." It looks like it might be time to bid farewell to the V8 rumble from the Chrysler 300 SRT – at least ...

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    Video: Father does donuts with son in '68 Camaro, ends up in handcuffs
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    Think pulling a couple of donuts in an empty lot is harmless? That's what one Joe Graham of Ontario, New York, thought... right up until he was arrested. Graham was driving by a parking lot in the Wayne County town with his son in his red 1968 Chevy Camaro SS on Columbus Day when he entered the ...

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    Report: Has Dodge stepped in it again with Scat Pack lawsuit?
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    Lawsuits are an unfortunate part of doing business in just about any industry, so the latest complaint filed by a California-based aftermarket firm against Chrysler would seem to be nothing more than business as usual. But this isn't the first time the two companies have sparred over this ...

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    Official: Porsche slathers Martini livery on 911, Panamera, Macan and Cayenne
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    This is how we imagine the conversation went in Porsche's Stuttgart headquarters: "Martini livery. Martini livery all the things." Okay, so maybe not, but that hasn't stopped Porsche from showing off images of most of its lineup bearing the iconic racing livery. While we aren't sure about the ...

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    Official: Chevy bringing party of five to SEMA
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    Chevrolet has a seriously packed booth ready for this year's SEMA show. Not only does the company already have the Camaro SS Special Edition, Silverado Toughnology and Colorado Sport, but it is now announcing five more concepts to be on display. Among this quintet of concepts is the Chevy SS ...

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    Report: Polestar looking to tune Volvo CUVs
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    Volvo is getting serious about emerging from the fringes and into the mainstream of the luxury automobile market. But if it's going to challenge the Germans, it's going to need a performance line. And that's just what it's developing with Polestar. Building on the motorsport partnership that has ...

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    Recalls: 2015 Ford Mustang already under recall, but just 53 units
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    Ford has issued a small – but significant – recall for one of its spotlight cars: the 2015 Mustang. The recall affects just 53 cars, with 50 in the United States and three in Canada. Ford said the passenger side safety belt buckle tension sensor may not have been calibrated properly ...

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    Report: All Porsche 911s to get turbos in 2015?
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    Currently, Porsche builds two turbocharged 911s – the Turbo and the Turbo S (and their cabriolet counterparts). The rest of the 911 range, meanwhile, is motivated by either 3.4- or 3.8-liter flat-sixes of varying outputs. This clear separation could be set to change in the very near future, ...

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    Official: 2015 Dodge Charger priced from $27,995, Hellcat from $63,995*
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    Ladies and gentlemen, let's get the most salient bit of information out of the way right off the bat: $63,995*. That's the amount of money Dodge dealers will be asking for (at the very least, naturally) for a 2015 Charger Hellcat (*plus $995 for destination on all pricing figures). That rather ...

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    Video: Corvette gets slidey with Britain's best performance cars
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    Autocar wants to find Britain's best driver's car, and it's challenging a murderers' row of some of the world's best performance vehicles to find out, including the latest Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. All of them were therefore assembled at the Castle Combe Circuit to find a winner. If it wants ...

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    U-Turn: Weekly Recap: Will 'smaller is smarter' strategy work for 2015 Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon?
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    "For this customer, smaller is smarter. " – Rich Latek. The pickup truck segment has never been more competitive in the United States, and General Motors is betting a "smaller is smarter" strategy will help lure new buyers into its fold with the additions of the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado ...

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    Recalls: Suzuki recalling 23k GSX-R750 and GSX-R1000 bikes to replace chain adjuster
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    Suzuki is known for having a pair of very capable sportbikes in its GSX-R750 and GSXR-1000, but now the Japanese company is recalling 23,073 of them in the US to replace the chain adjuster. Specifically, the campaign affects 2011-2014 model year versions of the 750 and the 2009-2014 ...

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    ETC: Here's how people spec'd their C7 Corvettes in 2014
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    The Z51 option pack was hugely popular full-stop, with a total of 21,105 examples in all bodystyles ordered. For its first year out of the gate, the 2014 Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray did very well for itself, selling 37,288 units worldwide with 34,678 of the new sports cars hitting the ...

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