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    Video: 1967 Maserati Ghibli puts the grand in grand tourer
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    Motor Tend technical director Frank Markus owns a 1967 Maserati Ghibli, bought back in the early 2000s when "they could be had for Camry money" – now Hagerty values them anywhere from $63,000 to $107,000. The grand tourer designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro outsold the more powerful and less ...

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    Video: MT's Jessi Lang recounts her harrowing Autobahn R8 crash
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    Automotive enthusiasts will likely know the name, face, voice and stories of Jessi Lang well. And if they don't, they should. This Motor Trend video presenter and host of The J-Turn has been something of a fixture in the enthusiast video world. But a year ago, Jessi seemingly vanished from the ...

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    Report: Automobile closes Ann Arbor office, releases most of staff [UPDATE]
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    There's been a big shakeup in the world of automotive media today, as Automobile's parent company, Source Interlink, has shuttered the mag's Ann Arbor, MI offices. Editor-In-Chief Jean Jennings has been fired, along with most of the publication's staff. The news was confirmed by Jennings, who ...

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    Video: Is the Chevy Camaro Z/28 a Godzilla Slayer at the track?
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    Godzilla. It's a name that strikes fear in the minds and hearts of giant monsters (Mothra!) worldwide, not to mention a number of automobile manufacturers that produce high-performance coupes... including Chevrolet. The Bowtie-cladded company has one rather obvious model that lines up squarely in ...

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    Rumormill: Modified Magazine axed amidst word of Source Interlink layoffs
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    Today is a sad day for the world of automotive print media, as Source Interlink, the parent company of Motor Trend, Automobile Magazine and Hot Rod, has reportedly shuttered Modified Magazine. It's feared that this is the first of many cuts within the company according to a report on Jalopnik. The ...

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    Video: Revisit the charms of the 1978 Subaru Brat
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    The Subaru Brat is the automotive equivalent of a teenager with a mullet: weird, a little reckless but brimming with enough self-confidence to make it cool. The Brat came from Subaru's desire to compete in the burgeoning light pickup market of the late-1970s. To get around the so-called Chicken ...

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    Video: Motor Trend pits Subaru WRX vs. Ford Focus ST
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    The Ford Focus ST has enjoyed a relatively calm, if brief, reign in the world of hot hatches. With nothing else in the class (in the States, at least) but the aging Mazdaspeed3 and Subaru Impreza WRX and the slow-selling Volkswagen Golf R, the Blue Oval's 252-horsepower five door has been the ...

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    Video: NASA's love affair with Chevy Corvette rekindled by Epic Drives
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    The history of the American space program is inextricably linked to the Chevrolet Corvette. It was the ride of choice for a number of astronauts, including many that were a part of the legendary Apollo program, which landed men on the moon. Neil Armstrong drove a Corvette, and six Mercury ...

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    Video: Audi RS7 vs. Porsche Panamera Turbo, which would you pick? [w/poll]
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    We live in a blessed time - a time when you can buy not just one, but two (or three, or four) monstrously powerful, blazingly fast four-doors that can't only keep up with modern supercars, but in some instances, will outperform them as well. Two of the finest are the Audi RS7 and the refreshed ...

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    Video: Roadkill builds crazy-cheap 1968 Dodge Charger rat rod using an old motorhome
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    Certain requests for description simply cannot be fulfilled, like if someone asked you to describe Picasso's Guernica or Gilliam's Brazil. There is only one appropriate answer to such entreaties, and that is: "You just gotta see it." That's where we are with the latest episode of Roadkill, ...

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    Video: Motor Trend pits Aston V12 Vantage S against Jaguar XKR-S GT in battle of the Brits
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    With the recent increase in higher-performance versions of already high-performance vehicles, like Mercedes-Benz and its AMG Black Series, the public is now gaining even greater access to speed and maneuverability. Two of the most recent sports cars to get their wicks turned up include the Jaguar ...

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    Official: Ram 1500 Motor Trend's first back-to-back Truck Of The Year
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    For the first time ever, Motor Trend has named a back-to-back winner of its Truck of the Year competition, handing the crown to last year's winner, the Ram 1500. Ram's entry to the pickup battle bested a range of new or heavily improved models, including its big brothers, the Ram Heavy Duty and ...

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    Official: Cadillac CTS wins 2014 Motor Trend Car of the Year [w/videos]
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    For the second time, the Cadillac CTS has been named Motor Trend's Car of the Year. After winning the COTY crown for 2008, the new-for-2014 CTS outdid the other two finalists for Car of the Year honors, the Mazda3 and the Cadillac's corporate cousin, the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. What's ...

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    Official: Subaru Forester named Motor Trend 2014 SUV of the Year [w/video]
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    Each year, Motor Trend hands out its coveted Golden Calipers to its Car, Truck and SUV of the Year, and in the latter category, this year's bragging rights belong to the redesigned Subaru Forester. In the 14-year history of the SUV award category, Subaru is the only automaker to win three times ...

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    Video: Motor Trend hits Laguna Seca with Ferrari F12, Chevy Corvette, Porsche 911
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    According to the crew at Motor Trend, we should think of the video below "as an addendum to Best Driver's Car," a test the magazine put together that elevated the 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S above all others in the category of driving joy. It seems the brand-new 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray ...

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    Video: Motor Trend holds World's Greatest Drag Race for the third time
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    As part of Motor Trend's Best Driver's Car competition, the buff book has held its third iteration of the World's Greatest Drag Race. With an airfield and a dozen of the world's finest performance cars at its disposal (oh, and a helicopter), the MT team did what any good group of enthusiasts ...

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    Official: Porsche 911 Carrera 4S named Motor Trend Best Driver's Car [w/video]
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    Motor Trend has named the 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S its best driver's car for 2013. The annual competition for the title included some of the best performance cars that have gone on sale in the past year. The new C4S follows the 2012 Best Driver's Car award winner, a two-wheel-drive Carrera ...

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    Report: MT digs deep, learns more about hot Lexus RC coupe
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    As we patiently wait for the all-new Lexus RC to be unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show in November, Motor Trend has dug up some tasty info on the Japanese automaker's new coupe for us to discuss. While we already knew some speculative, but credible, details on the upcoming two-door Lexus, MT ...

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    Video: Watch MT test the 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray Z51
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    We're (patiently) waiting for our first chance to drive the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, but it appears Generous Motors have given some other publications the opportunity to test the new car early, including the fine folks at Motor Trend. For its latest episode of Ignition, MT puts the new ...

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    Video: See how Motor Trend performs instrumented testing on a Viper
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    MotorTrend has a rigorous set of instrumented testing procedures, and they are given a closer look in the buff book's latest YouTube video, as it tackles the 2013 SRT Viper. Using a stylish, white and silver SRT Viper, host Jessi Lang takes us through the battery of tests that each new car ...

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