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    Video: Aficionauto drives Vin Diesel's fast and furious 1970 Dodge Charger
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    The Aficionauto host Christopher Rutkowski has a real passion for original and replica cars from movies and television, whether they are from James Bond, Jurassic Park, or incredibly obscure Japanese shows. However, he might have outdone himself this time because he hopped into one of the biggest ...

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    Official: Porsche offers detuned Boxster and Cayman 211 in Europe
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    Looking at a new Porsche Boxster? First of all, we commend you on your choice, because in its latest iteration, the Boxster has sped out from under the shadow of the 911 and into its own. But now to choose: do you get the base model with 265 horsepower, the Boxster S with 315 hp, or the ...

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    Video: World's quickest street-legal vehicle is... 1998 Chevy S-10 pickup
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    In the pantheon of performance cars and trucks that have come across our radars, there exists a clear dividing line between those designed solely for use at a racetrack – be that a road circuit, oval, dirt track or drag strip – and those that can be driven to and from such a track. ...

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    Video: Evo takes flight in BMW's sultry i8
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    Electric cars and hybrids are here to stay, much to the apparent dismay of some auto enthusiasts, but that doesn't mean they have to represent the death of enjoyable driving. Granted, the initial run of hybrids in the US like the Honda Insight and Toyota Prius weren't exactly tailor-made for ...

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    Official: HSV rolls out new 577-hp GTS Maloo ute [w/video]
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    Last month, we brought you word that Holden was planning a new performance model that promised to be the fastest and most powerful ute in the world. And here it is. The latest product from Holden Special Vehicles – GM's Australian tuning division – the new GTS Maloo packs the ...

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    Video: GT-R owner finds going 200 mph on a public freeway is asking for trouble
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    We are going to start with the disclaimer: do not try this at home. Ever. That covered, we've been intrigued with a video that is making its rounds on the enthusiast forums. Shot from a dash cam, with a full performance overlay, it shows a modified 800 horsepower Nissan GT-R (with its ...

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    ETC: 1969 Corvette Lego model needs some support to make production
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    Spend just a few minutes looking around online, and you quickly find that people have figured out how to make just about anything out of Lego, including some very cool model cars. The Danish company has taken this fact to heart and has released some fantastic automotive kits recently. In August, ...

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    U-Turn: Weekly Recap: What led to the end of the Montezemolo Era at Ferrari?
    Plus: Notes On The Viper Price Cut, Semi-Self-Driving Cadillacs And Mercedes' Porsche 911-Fighter 1410620400

    Montezemolo "resigned," but his tenure at the helm will rank him among Ferrari's greatest leaders. It's Enzo, then Montezemolo. Soon-to-be-former Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo seemed to have the best job security in the auto industry. He presided over a brand that ranks with Google, ...

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    Video: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata design walkaround
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    By now, you've likely read what we think of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata's new looks both inside and out, and you've probably poured over the available photos and started to make up your own mind about the roadster's radically more aggressive new appearance. More than likely, however, you haven't ...

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    Video: Mercedes-AMG GT attacks Circuit of the Americas
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    Mercedes-Benz is having a banner year with its Formula One team. Through 2014, the constructor has 454 championship points; ahead of its nearest competitor (Red Bull-Renault) by a margin of 182 tally marks. We're sure they can almost taste the champagne. It's fitting then, and a little big cocky ...

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    Report: Aussie Mazda MX-5 Miata specs leak suggests power loss
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    Mazda's 2016 MX-5 Miata reveal didn't include much in the way of specifications, but the car's debut seems to have blown the lid off of the rumormill, with the latest word out of Australia including fresh claims of curb weight and engine output. Before delving into the findings from ...

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    Spy Shots: Porsche Cayman gets a new face
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    We've already seen photos of the facelifted Porsche Boxster out testing, but we're now seeing these same changes making their way onto the hardtop Cayman coupe. Cosmetically, the next round of Porsche's smallest sports cars isn't vastly different, with redesigned headlamps, LED running lights ...

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    Video: Donkervoort D8 GTO is the meanest Lotus 7 knock-off you've ever heard
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    Dutch company Donkervoort may have launched its nutty D8 GTO a few years ago already, but that doesn't mean we find the car any less insane today. With 380 turbocharged horsepower produced by its Audi-sourced 2.5-liter engine, and just about 1,500 pounds to move around (plus driver), the Lotus ...

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    Recalls: 2015 Chevy Corvette stop-sale issued, recall could be next
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    It might be difficult to get ahold of a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette for a little while. Not only are the sports cars incredibly quick, but Chevy is issuing two, separate stop-sale orders on the 'Vette that covers about 2,800 of them. According to Automotive News, recalls for the problems are also ...

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    Featured: Mercedes-AMG GT vs. Porsche 911 [w/poll]
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    Mercedes-Benz designed the AMG GT to compete head-on with the Porsche 911. It's a clear, singular purpose, and Benz brings a lot of money, technology and race-bred expertise to the fight. The AMG GT is Merc's followup to the awesome SLS AMG, the retro-modern, gullwing-doored coupe that took us ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 9.11.14
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    Our favorite Ferraris of the Montezemolo Era Big news at Ferrari: CEO Luca di Montezemolo is officially stepping down. In his wake, he leaves quite a legacy, and thus, the Autoblog editors have been reminiscing about our favorite Prancing Horse models from Montezemolo's tenure. Of course, what ...

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    Featured: Autoblog remembers its favorite Ferrari models of the Montezemolo Era
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    Italian cars have a reputation for drawing out the fiery, emotional and passionate sides of car enthusiasts – something that becomes abundantly clear when you ask a group of Autoblog editors to rank a list of their favorites. With the departure of Luca di Montezemolo from Ferrari being ...

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    Video: Tanner Foust checks out his new VW Beetle GRC rally car
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    Racing driver and Top Gear USA host Tanner Foust is a very busy guy. After all, he's competing in rounds of both Global Rallycross series and FIA World Rallycross Championship, not to mention his TV duties. However, we probably shouldn't feel too sorry for him, because his job puts him behind the ...

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    Official: Aston Martin blacks out new Vanquish Carbon Edition [w/video]
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    Aston Martin and tuxedos go together like gin and vermouth, but those looking for that extra degree of formality need look no further than the British automaker's Carbon editions. Aston has bestowed the blacked-out treatment on the Vantage, DB9 and DBS, and has now turned its attention to the ...

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    Report: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata won't get power folding hardtop
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    Following the reveal of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, more and more details (and rumors – oh, the rumors) are coming out regarding exactly what's in store when the car finally goes on sale. Our own Chris Paukert had plenty to say about the exterior and interior, and we've now seen the first ...

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