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    Report: Chrysler called out over lackluster Ram Runner by racer who helped develop it
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    Fans of off-roading and desert blasting might recall that Chrysler offers an aftermarket conversion that can turn a Ram 1500 into a road-legal desert racer, called the Ram Runner. The kit, sold through Mopar, includes some significant suspension upgrades, body tweaks and a brawnier cat-back ...

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    Official: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible is the track car for sun worshippers
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    Supercharged, 6.2-liter V8? Check. Seven-speed manual? Check. Obsession with weight? Check. What did you expect when Chevrolet said it was bringing a new Corvette variant to the 2014 New York Auto Show? Maybe a sticker and trim package, like the C6 Corvette Grand Sport or a tie-in deal like ...

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    Quick Spin: 2014 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman All4
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    The standard Mini Countryman is a bit of an odd duck against the backdrop of 'normal' small crossovers like the Mazda CX-5 and the Ford Escape, but I sort of get it. Apply the same winning Mini formula to a CUV, and you get a smaller-than-average entry in the segment, one that is far more ...

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    Official: Bugatti reveals Black Bess as fifth Legend edition Veyron
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    Say what you will about all the special editions Bugatti makes out of the Veyron. The fact of the matter is that they sell, and sell quickly. In fact, each of the four Legend editions to date – all of which have been limited to three examples, amounting to twelve cars – has sold out ...

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    Video: Reflecting on the Ford GT on its 10-year anniversary
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    Ten years ago, during the bright-eyed enthusiasm of the early 2000s and before the collective automotive industry did its best Titanic impression, we had the Ford GT. An everyman's supercar like there'd never been (remember, this was before 638-horsepower Corvettes were a thing), the GT arrived ...

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    Report: Ferrari planning sleeker FF coupe?
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    There are a lot of things you could call the Ferrari FF. Innovative, advanced, pioneering, ponderous... beautiful may not be one of them, though. Because while it does pack Ferrari's first all-wheel drive system, it doesn't pack it into a very pretty shape, alternately described as a chopped ...

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    First Drive: 2015 McLaren 650S Spider [w/video]
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    It seems like only yesterday that we enjoyed a mad dash in McLaren's wild P1 hybrid wallet-breaker. Now here we are, already back with the Brits, this time in on the great roads of southern Spain and at Ascari Race Resort as McLaren launches what has already become its most important seller, the ...

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    Official: National Corvette Museum says last sinkhole car extracted [w/videos]
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    The 2001 Chevrolet Corvette Mallett Hammer Z06 has been plucked out of the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum, but it definitely couldn't drive away like the 2009 ZR1 did when it came out. With the Mallet finally recovered, all eight 'Vettes that went into the hole are finally out after ...

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    Exclusive: Motus and Race Car Replicas debut RCR Monoposto and Baby Block MV4 engine [w/video]
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    The beautiful red racecar you see above may not be what you think it is. It's not vintage, it has never actually seen competition, and it's not from Italy. What it is, though, is the wrapper that debuts a new powerplant from the crew at Motus, the small-scale American motorcycle manufacturer from ...

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    Report: Ford planning Falcon GT final edition for Australia
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    To ring out the end of the Ford Performance Vehicle division in Australia, the demise of Ford production Down Under, and to celebrate the history of iconic racing Falcons of yore, The Blue Oval is building a limited run of 550 FPV GT-F sedans, based on the current Falcon GT. The F, depressingly ...

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    Followup: 25th Anniversary Panoz Esperante Spyder officially debuts
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    Less than a month since the Esperante Spyder and Spyder GT 25th Anniversary Editions were first shown in very rough prototype form, Panoz has finished the first car – a standard Spyder – with an aluminum body painted in eye-catching red paint with carbon fiber accents and a tan ...

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    Report: Marussia production car hopes dead, F1 team gets new owners
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    Russian media outlet R-Sport reports that sports car maker Marussia Motors has stopped making road cars and its employees in Moscow have "left the company en masse and joined a government-run technical institute." That suggests there won't be an evolution of the Cosworth-powered B2, the firm's ...

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    Followup: UAW workers at Corvette factory authorize strike
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    UAW members have voted nearly unanimously in favor of authorizing a strike at the General Motors factory in Bowling Green, KY, home of the Chevrolet Corvette. As we explained yesterday, though, just because the plants 800 workers have authorized a walkout doesn't mean a strike is a sure ...

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    Spy Shots: Audi's next R8 snapped running the 'Ring nearly naked
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    Following the debut of the Lamborghini Huracán, work is now well well under way on its cousin. That, of course, would be the next-generation Audi R8, the followup to the model that put Ingolstadt on the supercar map in 2006 and has been on the market ever since. That's an eight-year ...

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    Video: Sci-fi movie Jinn features car designer, Firebird-bodied Camaro
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    If you're an automotive engineer being tormented by an immortal being made of fire, then wouldn't you think it best to have a custom coupe called the FireBreather for your getaway car? That's the FireBreather in the image above, adorned by the red wings that once fronted the Pontiac Firebird, ...

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    Video: Modified Trabant takes on Nissan GT-R in 1/4-mile battle
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    The little yellow guy in the right lane above with the "Flitzer" license plate looks like a Trabant 601 wagon and it's called a Trabant, but it's got little to do with the impoverished East German runabout that did its part to drive Communist ideals further into the ground. You'd almost be ...

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    Official: Automobile Magazine releases 2014 All-Stars List
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    You never know exactly when it's going to come, but you know that it's going to come, and the Automobile Magazine list of All-Stars is here. Six of the cars that were on the 2013 list have survived into 2014, just two have made the leap from the 2012 roundup, and there are three common names with ...

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    Video: SRT Viper drags an F-16 Viper in latest car vs. jet showdown
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    Which is faster, a supercar or a fighter jet? It's a question we've seen people try to answer time and time again, like in this latest showdown. Orchestrated by the Viper Club of America, this drag race pits a 2014 SRT Viper against an F-16 fighter jet, which may be officially known as the ...

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    Report: UAW to vote on strike at Kentucky Corvette plant [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: Here's the official statement on the Bowling Green strike authorization, from Region 8 Director Gary Casteel: "The strike authorization vote at the Corvette plant is over local union issues. A strike authorization vote is simply a vote to get membership approval if a strike is deemed ...

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    Video: Jay Leno gets behind the curtain on the design of the Toyota FT-1 concept
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    Hinting at the future of Toyota performance vehicles, the FT-1 concept was one of the stars of the Detroit Auto Show this year. It even nabbed fourth place in our Editors' Choice list. While he's a few months behind the car's official reveal, Jay Leno managed to get the only existing concept of ...

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