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    Confirmed: Dodge idles Viper production again at Conner Avenue
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    You've got to hand it to Dodge for having the gumption to put the original Viper into production in the first place. It was, after all, much more of an emotional decision than a practical one, and a move which saw the first production V10 engine placed in a road car – long before the advent ...

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    Report: Local Motors crowd-sourcing new lightweight sports car
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    If you hear the name Local Motors and automatically associate it with the Rally Fighter pictured above, we can hardly blame you. It is the project for which the manufacturing startup is best known, after all. But it's not the only one it has undertaken to date. Local Motors has also sourced from ...

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    Report: Mini bringing new 230-hp John Cooper Works to Detroit
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    Mini models may keep getting incrementally bigger, but then so do their engines. Or more powerful, anyway – especially when it comes to the John Cooper Works performance models. The JCW version of the first (post-revival) generation R50, which was really more of an upgraded Cooper S than ...

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    Spy Shots: Skoda testing Octavia RS280 sleeper wagon
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    American buyers in the market for a hot hatch from the Volkswagen Group can choose between the GTI or the Golf R, but our compatriots overseas have more options at their disposal, all based on the same platform. They can go for more Latin flavor in the Seat Leon Cupra (available in two states of ...

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    Report: BMW won't build M4 Gran Coupe
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    Over the last few years, it feels like BMW has looked at its lineup and decided to offer a vehicle in every possible segment that it can find, no matter how small. The company is finally showing some restraint, though, at least when it comes to the high performance M division. For example, don't ...

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    Two Wheels: EBR 1190 SX priced at $16,995, specs revealed
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    Erik Buell Racing has put a price to the 1190 SX "superfighter" it showed off recently at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway: MSRP is $16,995. That's a $2,000 discount compared to the 1190 RX superbike on which it's based. It also saves five pounds compared to the RX, that curtailed faring bringing ...

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    Auctions: Ferrari 250 GTO heading to The Quail with no reserve
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    It's not every day that a Ferrari 250 GTO changes hands. It is, after all, one of the most highly coveted cars ever made, and there were only 39 of them built in the first place. So when one goes up for sale, it tends to fetch millions. Tens of millions, actually, and the prices keep ...

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    Video: Muscle cars, donuts, burnouts and fireworks; these guys really love America
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    It's early July and that means that it's time to celebrate our nation's independence. Of course, we all observe the holiday in our own way. For some it's just nice to sit outside with a cool beverage and enjoy the outdoors. Of course, if you're like the guys from Bullet Motorsports, the best way ...

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    Video: Ford pits The Stig against Gran Turismo 6 in Focus ST Goodwood run
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    The Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of the world great automotive gatherings. So, it was the perfect event for Ford to give the refreshed 2015 Focus ST its world debut in front of a loving public. It even surprised us with a new diesel-powered version, as well. The Blue Oval really put its ...

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    Featured: Dodge lets us drive 100-years' worth of history [w/videos]
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    A raft of important production models from the last hundred years were available for me to either drive or ride in. Dodge is 100 years old this year. So, as happened on Ford's recent centennial, the 50-year birthday of the Porsche 911, and others, the company has an excuse to trot out the ...

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    Teased: Saleen previews new 302 Mustang
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    The introduction of a new generation of a model like the Ford Mustang may be exciting enough in its own right for enthusiasts, but that's just the tip of the proverbial iceberg, because you know that Ford itself as well as numerous aftermarket tuners will soon follow up with even more desirable ...

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    Video: LOLVO Volvo V60 video leverages the power of cats on cars
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    You know what we haven't posted in a long time? A very weird, car-related video. It's high time we address this failing. As strange videos go, this one is truly bizarre. The two-minute clip focuses on the Volvo V60 R-Design, although you're not going to be learning anything about the car. ...

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    Video: Range Rover Sport SVR sounds like a lion... or a Jaguar
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    Jaguar's AJ-V8 engine is many things to many cars. It may be old, sure – having been developed with Ford money back in the late 1990s – but it's also grown to be seriously powerful, with output rising from 240 horsepower in the original 3.2-liter version to 575 hp in its latest ...

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    Featured: Top performance car power-to-weight ratios under $100k, $50k and $25k
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    Despite what my high school algebra teacher might have told you about my math skills, I've always been a little bit of a stats geek. I grew up organizing my baseball cards by batting average and ERA, before falling into the wonderful, nerdy arms of the Strat-O-Matic corporation (I'm offering a ...

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    Review: 2014 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline
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    On a recent jaunt to Australia, we got behind the wheel of a Holden Commodore SS-V Redline. We've been looking forward to driving not a Holden, but the Holden, the Commodore, ever since we visited Australia for the first time in 1994 and saw a Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) Commodore parked like a ...

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    Report: Porsche offering short-term leases to Macan waitlisters [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: While the text of this post used the term "lease", the title originally said "loan". We've updated the headline to more accurately reflect the nature of the program in question. Walk into a Porsche dealer today, place an order for a Macan and you'll be looking at a waiting period of six ...

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    Rumormill: Bentley plotting Mulsanne performance model for Paris debut
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    Between three distinct body styles and numerous engine specifications, Bentley has made more versions of the Continental over the years than we would care to count. But one thing it has, by and (very) large left alone is the Mulsanne. Sure, it's done some special editions and some extra equipment ...

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    Exclusive: Behind the Scenes of BMW's 'Drift Mob,' Part 2 [w/video]
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    After spending four days practicing about a dozen drift stunt moves in a parking lot for an upcoming BMW "Drift Mob" internet mini-film, Rhys Millen, Sam Hübinette, Dai Yoshihara, Rich Rutherford, and Conrad Grunewald are finally ready for show time. We are brought to the huge urban traffic ...

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    Report: Jaguar to offer high-performance SVR models like Land Rover?
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    At the Goodwood Festival of Speed this past weekend, Land Rover previewed its upcoming performance version of the Range Rover Sport. Only instead of wearing the R-S badge that adorns the most hardcore of Jaguar models, the performance SUV from JLR's Special Operations unit introduced the letters ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #387
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    Episode #387 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing and Michael Zak talk about more General Motors recalls, upgrades and a diesel for the 2015 Ford Focus ST, and the BMW M235i scoring ahead of the Porsche 911 and Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in Consumer Reports ...

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