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    Report: GM developing twin-turbo 3.0L V6 to fight EcoBoost

    These are the days when V6 engines are getting all the love, and the reasons are obvious. Chrysler has finally got its Phoenix Pentastar V6 on, and down under General Motors recently rolled out the facelifted Commodore line with its 3.0-liter SIDI V6. The point is to provide solid power and go ...

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    Ilmor Engineering builds a five-stroke engine

    English engineering firm Ilmor knows all about engine design, having produced powerplants for Formula One, IndyCar, and NASCAR. But its latest internal combustion creation, in contrast to those racing engines, is designed to burn fuel more frugally: a gas-powered five-stroke with diesel ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #89

    It's time for Autoblog Podcast #89. Of course we run over what's been in the garage lately – you'll know what reviews to anticipate. Our big item this week is recapping what we saw in Geneva and what might actually wind up in the US. Talk of Geneva moves us to anticipatory chatter about New ...

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    Big Block Fever: First Anniversary 427 Big Block ZL-1 on the block at Barrett Jackson

    Monster motors were the order of the day in the late 1960s, and GM's 427 was a part of that class. The drawback to a big-block's burly output was, and still is, the increased weight of the engine. While big blocks are a hoot for straight line shenanigans, a small block car is often a better ...

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    Brussels 2008: Invicta unveils revised S1 600 GT 2+2

    Click on the image above to view in high resolution While our crew in Detroit was busy bringing you all the latest from the 2008 North American International Auto Show, across the pond the Belgians were holding the European Motor Show. And with all the major automakers putting on the ritz in ...

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    LA 2007: 1936 Mercedes-Benz 290 Roadster Special

    Click on the image above to view in high-resolution The SLR wasn't the only attention-grabbing roadster Daimler-Benz had on display at this year's LA show. Sitting front and center in between all the latest machinery from Mercedes was this unique classic, the 290 Special Roadster. On loan from the ...

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    Tokyo Motor Show: Getting intimate with the Nissan Intima

    Click the above picture for more pictures of the Nissan Intima concept Last time I saw a car door opened at that angle it had been bent that way by a taxi, but here the Nissan Intima's doors are opened to such extreme degrees "to aid access and egress." The guy behind the concept was keen to ...

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    Chrysler recalling Sebring and Avenger yet again

    According to the USAToday, the new Avenger has had its share of engineering issues, something that the publication allowed Chrysler to respond to in depth within its review. As if being publicly humiliated by one of the largest papers in the land wasn't enough, yesterday's duo of recalls is being ...

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    World's Oldest Car steaming its way up to the Auction Block

    Long before Henry Ford got into the business, and about a year before Daimler and Benz had a go at it, came "La Marquise". Running on coal, wood and paper, the 1884 steam-engined four-wheeler is considered the oldest running car in the world. And it's going up on the auction block at Pebble Beach ...

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    Spy Shot: Cadillac CTS-V engine bay

    click image above to enlargeDon't get excited, as this shot of the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V's open engine bay reveals next to nothing. What we can see is a beefy cross brace that looks to be the tallest component of the engine. The crossbrace is probably what's necessitated the hood bulge we've seen in ...

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    BMW mulls selling engines to other automakers

    Don't go getting too excited, it probably won't mean a crate version of the S65 or N54 for Roundel fans. Running an automaker is expensive, especially a manufacturer that leans more toward niche status than casting a wide net. BMW is looking at all options for future revenue, and one of the ...

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    Geneva Motor Show: Koenigsegg CCX, CCXR and CCGT

    Click to jump to our high-resolution Koenigsegg image gallery from Geneva Those Super-Swedes over at Koenigsegg serve up a potent reminder that not all supercars come from Italy. In fact, some of the fastest don't, as evidenced by the Koenigsegg CCX, whose level of performance ranks among the top ...

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    Geneva Motor Show: Pagani Zonda F

    Click on the image above to view 29 high-resolution images So many have tried to independently build exotic supercars, but few have succeeded so remarkably as Horacio Pagani. The Argentinian-Italian once worked for Lamborghini, and gradually split off until giving birth to the Zonda, designed and ...

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    Bugatti delivers 60th Veyron

    Click on the image above to view our 15 high-resolution images from Geneva Despite the conflict over expanding the model line-up and subsequent management change, sales of Bugatti's only model are exceeding expectations. By the end of February, Bugatti had delivered its 60th Veyron – total ...

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    Geneva Motor Show: Renaultsport Clio F1 Team R27

    Click on the image above to jump to our gallery of 16 high-resolution images Enthusiasts and consumers may contend that F1 racing provides only negligible benefit to road cars, but automakers evidently think otherwise, as more and more buy into the top-tier motorsport each year. Each has its own ...

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    The Girls of Geneva 2007

    Click on the image above to view our 50-image high-resolution gallery var digg_url = ''; Auto shows give carmakers the opportunity to present the public with their finest models, flaunting their sumptuous lines and pretty faces. ...

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    Geneva Motor Show: Ferrari shifts to neutral in Switzerland

    In typical fashion, Ferrari had an impressive presence in Geneva this year. While their corporate cousins across the aisle made a big splash with the unveiling of the Maserati GranTurismo, the marque from Maranello wasn't showing any substantial new products of their own. As we reported earlier, ...

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    Geneva Motor Show: Maserati GranTurismo debut

    Click on the image above for our gallery of 42 high-resolution imagesMaserati earned a lot of attention in Geneva with the polished unveiling of its much-anticipated new coupe, the GranTurismo. Its worldwide premier marked two historic anniversaries for the Trident marque: the original A6 Gran ...

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    Geneva Auto Show: Toyota Hybrid X concept is the uber-Prius

    Toyota brought forth the vision of its future hybrid lineup and its name is Hybrid X. The concept car is a styling exercise meant to simultaneously showcase Toyota's industry-leading hybrid drive technologies and preview the company's future styling direction for hybrid models. You've undoubtedly ...

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    Geneva Motor Show: Cadillac unveils new 2.9L V6 diesel for CTS

    click above image to view high-res angles of GM's new 2.9L turbodiesel V6General Motors has used the occasion of the 2007 Geneva Motor Show to announce a new powertrain for the European market. The 2.9L V6 turbocharged diesel engine will make its production debut in 2009 beneath the bonnet of the ...


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