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    Report: Porsche's sub-Boxster delayed
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    This isn't good. Not at all. Automotive News reports that Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller has cooled on the idea of a sub-Boxster Porsche model. Mueller reportedly told German publication Wirtschaftswoche that a vehicle priced under the Boxster could dilute the brand's image, adding that Porsche may ...

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    Rumormill: Mid-engine Corvette C7 reports surface yet again
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    Chevrolet 50th Anniversary Corvette Stingray Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Rumors of a mid-engine C7 Corvette simply refuse to die, despite a long string of denials that such a project is in the works from a number of General Motors executives. The latest such story ...

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    Awesome mid-engine, RWD Abarth 500 Motore Centrale revealed at Top Marques [w/video]
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    There's a grand tradition to mid-engined hatchbacks that blend exotic layout with utilitarian bodystyle, and as promised, that tradition has now embodied itself in the Fiat 500. Developed by Lucarelli Monza – a new tuning house eager to make its mark – the Abarth 500 Motore Centrale ...

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    Spy Shots: New Saker GT supercar caught track testing
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    Saker's latest supercar has been caught testing and by the looks of things, the New Zealand-based sports car company has a new contender on its hands. For the uninitiated, Sakar was founded in 1992 by engineer Bruce Turnbull and named for the Saker Falcon. In the intervening years, Sakar has been ...

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    GM quells Corvette rumors: No mid-engine, maybe a hybrid [w/poll]
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    Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Concept – Click above for a new high-res image gallery
    Karl Stracke, General Motors VP of global engineering, has unequivocally denied the recent rumors about a mid-engine version of the next-generation Corvette with a wet-dual-clutch transmission. Stracke spoke ...

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    Report: Audi R4 to launch in 2013, slotted below the TT
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    Audi e-tron Detroit Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Rumors have floating around for years that Audi has been planning to develop a small entry-level, mid-engine sports car, and Auto Motor und Sport is now claiming the so-called R4 will debut in 2013. The R4 is expected to ...

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    Rumormill: Toyota MR2 to be reborn with hybrid power
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    Tell us if this sounds familiar: Hybrids will kill the driver-oriented sportscar. It's the line taken by no small share of enthusiasts, and some of them are among us here at Autoblog. But the skeptics were silenced – or temporarily hushed, at least – when Honda took the wraps off of ...

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    Felipe Massa comes home to Maranello, meets the new 458 Italia, laps Fiorano, smiles for fans [w/VIDEO]
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    Felipe Massa's homecoming – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    It doesn't seem like it's been that long, but for Felipe Massa, it must feel like it's been an eternity since he's been up to speed. The Brazilian Formula One driver hasn't been at work since July when he suffered a ...

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    New images of Rhys Millen's mid-engine V8 RM460 Genesis Coupe
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    RM460 Hyundai Genesis Coupe - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Last week we first learned about the RM460, the mid-engine V8-powered Hyundai Genesis Coupe that is currently under construction at the shop of Rhys Millen Racing. Millen just a sent us a couple more photos of the progress being ...

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    Don't Tell Mom the College Fund's Dead: Audi R8 V10 to start at $146,000*
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    2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI Quattro – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Although we haven't gotten the chance to drive it yet (we will be soon), Audi has plunked a price tag on its 2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI Quattro – better known as the V-10 R8. The mid-engined ten-cylinder wundercar will ...

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    REPORT: Audi version of Volkswagen Bluesport in the works
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    Above - Our lame attempt at photoshopping the Bluesport and Audi Clubsport Quattro Concept together
    It should come as no surprise that Audi is working on its own version of the Volkswagen Concept Bluesport, and according to Automotive News, the design has already been completed.In the lead-up to ...

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    Rumormill: Jaguar aims at R8 with new mid-engine supercar
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    Click above to view the 2000 Jaguar F-Type concept in high resolution
    Reports from across the pond regarding Jaguar's plans for a new supercar are coming out of the woodwork, but while Autocar contends that Jag is (still) working on the return of the F-type, AutoExpress reports that an all-new ...

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    Brand new 1988 Pontiac Fiero GT on sale, just $35k!
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    Click above for a gallery of the 1988 Pontiac Fiero GT that time forgot
    So you're a Pontiac diehard, but you don't need the space of the G8 GT GXP and the Solstice GXP is just a bit too "me too." So what's a Big Chief enthusiast to do? Well, if you've got $35,000 kicking around in your automotive ...

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    Undead: Will Acura show NSX in Detroit even after killing it off?
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    Just two weeks after we learned that Honda had suspended plans to introduce a new V10 NSX sports car in 2010 comes word that we may see the car anyway. Sort of. The production program is still dead, but it is being reported that the previously scheduled "concept" will appear at Detroit's North ...

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    Conflicting details: Volkswagen's LA-bound mid-engine coupe
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    CAR and Autoweek have tapped their sources within Volkswagen to get the scoop on a rumored mid-engine Elise-fighter that may debut at next month's LA Auto Show. But when working with unnamed insiders, information tends to get jumbled in the process and differing reports emerge that suggest it's all ...

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    Rumormill: Porsche developing Baby Boxster, a return of the 356
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    Volkswagen is set to debut a mid-engine concept at this year's LA Auto Show, and an Audi R3 derivative that could replace the TT is reportedly also being considered. With Porsche's increased stake in VAG, it was just a matter of time before rumors of sharing this mid-engine platform between VW, ...

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    Audi considering mid-engine layout for next-gen TT?
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    Not the next-gen model, but click above for Audi TT-S high-res gallery Audi's next-gen TT may be getting a significant re-design, with a mid-engine placement if the swirling speculation around the interwebs is true. Now in its second-generation, the TT sits on Volkswagen's PQ35 platform (shared ...

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    Don't jump! Rotary-engine 'Vette prototype saved from rooftop
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    Back in the 70s, GM was looking to take its much beloved Corvette to the next level. The General charged John DeLorean with investigating the possibility of putting a mid-engine rotary under hood, and the 1973 GM XP897 was the culmination of his efforts. The steel-bodied Vette was built atop a ...

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    Corvette speculation at Winding Road, contest to spend time with 'Vette designers
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    The new issue of Winding Road has hit the 'net and they've assembled a panel of experts to speculate on the future of the Corvette. Some of the discussion centers on the C7, while a sizeable portion of the article focuses on a mid-engine variant of the iconic coupe – including the rendering ...

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    It's a madder world: Mid-engine RWD Integra GSR
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    There once was a man named Dave who had a '91 NSX and loved it. The problem was it cost too much to maintain, and he was petrified of the car receiving the slightest nick. When the money and the angst got too much, after 1,800 miles, he got rid of it. The car he replaced it with is far, far more ...

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