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    Detroit: 2014 Scion FR-S and tC Monogram Series are some spruced coupes
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    Scion is in the unusual position of offering a pair of inexpensive sports two-doors, the rear-drive FR-S coupe and the front-drive tC hatchback. Despite offering outwardly similar size and form factors, the two have vastly different characters, chiefly because of their different drivetrain ...

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    Podcast: Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #364 LIVE!
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    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #364 tonight, and the subject is the Detroit Auto Show. We'll also chat with Autoblog Executive Editor and NACTOY jury member Chris Paukert about this year's picks. Check out the links below, drop us your questions and comments via our Q&A module, and ...

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    Detroit: Ford looks back on 50 years of the Mustang in Detroit
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    Ford has something special sitting in its booth here at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. In fact, it brought two special somethings in the form of the Ford Mustang 1 Concept that first saw the light of day in 1962 and the very first production Mustang that rolled off the production line in ...

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    Detroit: Acura TLX GT Racecar bringing the 'X factor' to Pirelli World Challenge
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    One doesn't normally think of Acura offering anything to mix it up with the SRT Viper, Lamborghini Gallardo, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Nissan GT-R, Audi R8 and Ferrari 458 Italia (at least while the NSX is still off in the ether), but that's exactly what's about to happen. Honda's premium outpost is ...

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    Detroit: 2014 Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition is the ace of base
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    If there's one automaker that certainly doesn't skimp on the special edition models, it's Porsche, and here at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, we're getting our first look at yet another unique take on one of the company's most popular models. It's called the Cayenne Platinum Edition, and while many ...

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    Detroit: 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible makes inappropriate appearance in Detroit [w/video]
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    With the polar vortex fresh in the minds of Autoblog's Detroit-based staff, we're finding it funny that any manufacturer would choose January in the Motor City to show off a new and highly anticipated convertible to the general media and public for the first time. But Ford has done just that, ...

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    Detroit: VL Destino Red Concept is recycled vaporware
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    VL Automotive, the company that sought to fit Fisker Karmas with the LS9 V8 from the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 at last year's Detroit Auto Show, is back in 2014 with a new wild idea: a V8-powered Fisker Karma convertible. Those with long memories will recall that Fisker itself showed a hardtop Karma ...

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    Detroit: 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe prepares to fight BMW 4 Series
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    Cadillac introduced its new ATS Coupe at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show today, bringing customers an alternative to the growing range of sport luxury coupes typified by the BMW 4 Series, Audi A5 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe. The ATS Coupe, as a slightly more premium offering, ditches the wheezy ...

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    Detroit: 2015 Acura TLX driving to be a 'red carpet athlete' [w/video]
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    Herein lies the broom that will sweep away both the TL and the TSX, and its name is the Acura TLX Prototype. Proposed as a "red carpet athlete," the production midsize TLX will slot in between the ILX and RLX range-topper in the brand's sedan lineup while presenting its take on "luxury refinement ...

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    Detroit: SRT Viper looks venomous in Stryker Green
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    Back when the Viper wore the Dodge name, the car had a color palette that was as ostentatious as its exterior design. After launching the new Viper with relatively mellow colors like red, silver, black and white, SRT has since introduced eye-catching hues like TA Orange and Matte Black. The next ...

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    Detroit: 2015 Volkswagen Golf R is an even hotter hatch
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    I had a lovely first date with the Volkswagen Golf R a couple of years ago, blasting through the French Alps just before attending the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. I loved that car, and I'm super stoked to get behind the wheel of this new, 2015 model. Why? This R is based on the lighter ...

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    Detroit: The 2015 Ford Mustang is not so mellow in yellow
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    When we first saw the 2015 Ford Mustang, much was made of its new, more expressive color palette, which includes the return of both yellow and orange in addition to a new grayish shade, Guard. At that time, we didn't have anything to look at but a few small scale models painted in the new colors ...

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    Official: 2015 Subaru WRX STI goes for the gold [w/video]
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    If the all-new 2015 Subaru WRX has taken a good thing and made it great, then this should be, well, greater. Meet the range-topping WRX STI, packing more power, a decidedly more aggressive suspension tune, beefier looks, a giant wing and (woo!) gold wheels. Those spiffy BBS wheels and WRC ...

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    Exclusive: Chevrolet says Corvette ZR1 not under consideration
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    Don't expect a halo ZR1 model to follow on the heels of the all-new Corvette Z06, says Chevrolet. The Z06 was in the spotlight yesterday when it was officially announced at the Detroit Auto Show. Constructed primarily of aluminum and composites and fitted with a 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8 ...

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    Detroit: Lexus RC F is a predatory sport coupe with a 450-horsepower beating heart
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    Take a look at that face. We can't be the only ones who see an automotive Predator staring back, right? Certainly, the Lexus RC F Coupe boasts a visually striking design that some are going to love and others are going to hate, but we can at least appreciate that it's aggressive, especially ...

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    Detroit: Volvo Concept XC Coupe is ready to hit the slopes
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    There's something inescapably right about a Swedish car with a set of skis on its roof. It doesn't matter if it's a Jurassic-era Volvo Amazon, a Saab 900 Turbo, or even a Koenigsegg Agera R. Surely it's some sort of Scandinavian birthright... right along with immaculate complexion. The latest to ...

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    Detroit: 2014 Dodge Dart Blacktop glosses over performance
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    The Dodge Dart is a decent little car. It's honest, basic transportation, and many of us at Autoblog are genuinely fond of the Alfa Romeo-based compact sedan. For 2014, not a whole lot changes in the Dart world, save the addition of this new Blacktop edition that makes its debut here at the ...

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    Official: 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe favors cleanliness over radical lines
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    Though you might not know it from looking at vehicles like the XTS and Escalade, if you take a broader look at history, you'll see that Cadillac models have gotten a lot smaller from the tail-finned highway cruisers of old. At least when it comes to coupes, anyway. The Eldorado, in particular, ...

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    Detroit: Audi Allroad Shooting Brake is a TT peep show
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    What you're looking at here is the almost-here third-generation Audi TT. Just compress the suspension a bit to take away its Allroad pretensions and rake its backlight to align better with the previous generation's aesthetic, and you're pretty well there. What you're looking at officially, of ...

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    Detroit: 2015 Audi Q3 is ready to woo America's young and upwardly mobile
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    You can hardly blame Audi for its decision to finally bring its Q3 compact crossover to America, even though it's been on sale in other global markets since 2012. CUVs of all stripes are red hot, and the number of players in the US entry-level premium segment is mushrooming. Rapidly growing Audi ...

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