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    Video: Can the Dutch build a decent supercar? Watch this video to find out
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    It took a little while before the Vencer Sarthe went from early computer models to its real-life debut last year. But the company didn't stop there, reworking the design even further before the first units were actually completed. With the Dutch supercar finally actually in production, it's time ...

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    Report: Mazda CEO closes door on talk of RX sports car revival
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    Some rumors in the auto industry simply refuse to die. Over the last decade, a few of the strongest have focused on Japan. A few years ago, we could have explained away the constant whispering over a new Toyota Supra, Acura NSX or Mazda RX-7 as nostalgia for Japan's golden era of performance. ...

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    ETC: Volvo celebrates 20 years of sleeper wagons with 850 T-5R and V60 Polestar
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    I must have been around Bar Mitzvah age when I was in the back of my parents' car on the highway as we passed a truck full of Volvo 850 T-5R wagons – half of them in black, half in banana yellow. It was one of the coolest things I'd ever seen: a whole gaggle of sleeper power wagons that ...

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    Spy Shots: Rolls-Royce spotted testing even sportier Wraith
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    A Rolls-Royce is not what you'd typically consider to be "sporty." Luxurious. Stately. Even powerful, packed as they are with twelve-cylinder engines displacing in excess of six and a half liters. The Wraith set out to change that with a sportier package, more rakish profile and an even more ...

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    Video: 1993 Mercedes Benz SL600 promises bargain V12 thrills in Harry's Garage
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    Former Evo editor Harry Metcalfe lives a pretty fantastic life when it comes to automobiles. When he's not in England driving around in a 1954 Land Rover Series 1 or a recently purchased 1987 Ferrari Testarossa, he's in the south of France with his 1993 Mercedes-Benz SL600, which is the focus of ...

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    Video: Meet Mr. Donkervoort and his fabulous flying machines
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    Joop Donkervoort has at least two things going for him. First, the man has one of the most fun names to say that we can imagine. Second, he is responsible for taking Colin Chapman's Lotus Seven and continuing to push the idea toward ever-higher stratums of performance with vehicles like the D8 ...

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    Video: Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe vs Porsche Panamera Turbo S in unusual lux showdown
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    We'll admit it, we're really looking forward to more time with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe. Compared to other high-dollar luxury coupes – we're looking at you Bentley Continental GT – it's more stylish, easily more affordable, and since it's a Mercedes, lacks the sense of ...

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    Report: Did Acura just confirm it's working on an Integra successor?
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    The Acura Integra (pictured above in Type R trim) was one of the definitive vehicles of the Acura brand in the US, having joined the Legend at the marque's birth here. However, since the retirement of the RSX, the luxury arm of Honda has lacked a compact, sporty coupe to fill that niche. There ...

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    Report: Lexus RC media event in Japan canceled over lack of interest
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    It's a good thing senior editor Seyth Miersma doesn't live in Japan, or he wouldn't have been able to snap a photo like the one you see here, of a fresh-off-the-line Lexus RC F on hand at a first drive for media. That's because Toyota's Japanese arm has outright canceled its RC press launch. ...

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    The List: The List Shorts #720: Perfect a donut
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    In this installment of The List Shorts, Formula Drift driver Michael Essa demonstrates two versions of the classic donut in his BMW E36 3-Series. Host Jessi Combs attempts to replicate his technique in a Ford F-150 Tremor. Watch as Jessi checks "perfect a donut" off of her list.

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    Report: Corvette Z06 parts may be coming to Chevy catalog
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    With 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque pumping out of a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 and starting at $78,995, the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is a performance powerhouse for its price. However, not everyone wants to drop that much cash on a sports coupe, especially when the base 2015 ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 11.6.14
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    We drive the 2016 Audi A6 The Audi A6 has long been one of the best mid-level luxury cars for sale in the United States. For 2016, it's back and better than ever with a new, more powerful engine, a much-improved new transmission and more style both inside and out. We traveled to Germany to hit ...

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    Official: McLaren's entry-level P13 will be called Sports Series
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    McLaren is dropping its alphanumeric model-naming scheme when it comes to its upcoming model to slot into the bottom of the brand's supercar lineup. Unlike the 650S or P1, the vehicle previously known as the P13, is now rechristened with an actual title as the Sport Series. The announcement ...

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    Official: Audi RS Q3 gets snarlier, hits 62 mph in 4.8 seconds [w/video]
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    Well, that was quick. A mere 20 months after its debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Audi has issued a fairly significant update to its RS Q3 crossover. A light exterior refresh – the most noticeable change is that the grille surround and headlights are now joined – belies more ...

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    Report: Chrysler almost smothered the Hellcat before it lived
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    Chrysler's 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8 was an absolute sensation from the very moment it was announced, and honestly, how could it not have been? Packing 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, its numbers immediately put every other production muscle car (and many supercars) to shame. ...

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    Video: BMW joins the early holiday advertising fray with three new ads
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    October 31 is no longer known as Halloween, or All Saints' Eve or even as that day when all children simultaneously develop huge cavities. It's now known as the day before Christmas/holiday advertising begins. Seriously, as of November 1, it seems like companies across the country and from every ...

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    Official: Jaguar bringing all-wheel-drive F-Type to LA Auto Show [w/video]
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    Jaguar's big splash at last year's Los Angeles Auto Show was showing off the slinky F-Type Coupe; perhaps one of the loveliest car shapes on the road today. This year the company won't have a show-stopping new design to offer, but the news that all-wheel drive is coming to the F-Type range is, ...

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    SEMA: SLP revives Yenko name with supercharged 2015 427 Camaro
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    The storied Yenko name is back on the scene, and it comes courtesy of well-known Chevrolet tuner SLP. This 2015 Yenko 427 Camaro builds on the standard Bowtie muscle car by adding in a hand-built, all-aluminum V8 displacing – you guessed it – 427 cubic inches. The latter sings to the ...

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    SEMA: RTR Spec 5 Concept shows off 2015 Ford Mustang's drifty potential
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    Meet the Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5 Concept, a fully functional drift car that, according to our team in Sin City, has been doling out demo drifts in front of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Destined to be the flagship of RTR's Tactical Performance Line, the Spec 5 Concept is, in addition to its ...

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    SEMA: Vorsteiner BMW M4 GTRS4 shows how to do a widebody at SEMA
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    Part of the joy of the SEMA Show is that all of the best tuners in the world are competing to show off their wares, and the challenge often pushes the companies into some absolutely insane directions. Case in point: Vorsteiner and its ludicrous GTRS4 wide body kit with the BMW M4. According to ...

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