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    Auctions: US Marshal's classic muscle car auction officially in the books
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    The US Marshal's so-called Blood Muscle Auction was completed earlier this month, with the prestigious nine-car field (two cars were added following Autoblog's initial story, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 and a rare, mid-restoration 1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda) finding new and hopefully ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 9.24.14
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    Truck Test 1: 2015 Chevy Colorado General Motors' midsize truck twins are finally here, and senior editor Seyth Miersma had the chance to put both to the test at home on GM's Milford Proving Grounds, as well as the sun-drenched roads of San Diego, CA. First up is the Chevy Colorado, tested here ...

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    Report: Ford Mustang EcoBoost has fake engine soundtrack
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    The 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost represents a huge change for the Blue Oval as the first pony car in decades to be available with a four-cylinder engine. But a recent tweet (below) from Road & Track raised our curiosity about the new vehicle. Editor Jason Cammisa pulled a fuse while driving the ...

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    Report: Leaked design sketch may preview Audi TT Sportback Concept for Paris
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    With the debut of the new TT and TTS hardtops in Geneva earlier this year, as well as the more recent debut of the convertible model, Audi has ticked the same body style boxes as the first two generations of TT. Unlike those earlier examples, though, the German luxury manufacturer has provided a ...

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    Video: 2015 Ford Mustang GT road test ride-along
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    You've no doubt already pored over our first drive of the 2015 Ford Mustang, where author Jonathon Ramsey proclaimed that "this new car shames the old, redefines the model and gallops far ahead of anything else in the segment." And following Ramsey's first stint behind the wheel of Ford's new ...

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    Official: Audi bringing new TT Roadster to Paris
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    The TT may be first and foremost a coupe, but in presenting the third-generation model, Audi has toyed with all sorts of body-styles. There's been the prototypical coupe, of course, but also shooting brake and crossover concepts. The one thing it hasn't shown us is the convertible model, but that ...

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    Official: BMW names new head of M division
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    BMW's performance division has been run by Dr. Friedrich Nitschke since 2011, developing, among other products, the new M3 and M4. But soon the good doctor will be retiring, and BMW has just named his successor. Taking Nitschke's place as chairman of BMW M GmbH will be Franciscus van Meel ...

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    Official: 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 packs up to 503 hp, arrives in March
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    Say hello to the 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63. That's right, it's no longer the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG – its a formal Mercedes-AMG product, just like the GT that just launched earlier this month. Coincidence? Hardly. The new C63 packs the same twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 and features some of the ...

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    Video: Modded budget Mazda Miata takes on new Porsche Boxster in more challenges
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    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
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    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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    Recalls: Ferrari recalls 458 Italia because its trunk is a dangerous place to stow kids
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    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: Leno shows some style with a '67 Lancia Fulvia 1.3 Zagato
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    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: 2015 Mustang-based Saleen S302 to boast as much as 640 hp
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    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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    Video: Audi UrQuattro gets the Petrolicious narrative
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    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
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    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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    Report: Volkswagen updates Polo GTI in time for Paris
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    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
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    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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    Video: 1955 Chevy drag racer rolls his car, walks away after going through windshield
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    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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    Video: Stolen Jaguar E-Type reunited with owner after 46 years
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    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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    Rumormill: Ford to rebrand SVT as 999?
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    Ford operates a number of performance divisions around the world. There's SVT in the US, Team RS in Europe and Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) in Australia. But the Blue Oval has been steadily integrating its performance operations into one unit, and here we might have our first indication of ...

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