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    Video: Watch the World's Greatest Drag race run without music, just engines
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    Perhaps you've already watched the World's Greatest Drag Race 3, and after doing so wished the background music and narrator Angus Mackenzie (and his hat) would disappear and let you enjoy the sound of 12 high-performance engines uncorked at the same time for a quarter mile. Well, the people at ...

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    Video: Motor Trend pits Ferrari 458 Italia against Ducati 1198S
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    Ferrari 458 Italia vs Ducati 1198S – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Italy produces machines that look good rolling slow or screaming towards the ever evasive horizon, so it's no surprise that Motor Trend decided to pit two of the boot country's finest against each other: the ...

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    Video: MT pits Mustang GT 5.0 against BMW M3
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    2011 Ford Mustang vs 2010 BMW M3 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Ask and ye shall receive. Well, not always. We could probably ask to borrow a 2010 BMW M3, a 2011 Ford Mustang GT and private access to both a drag strip and a road course until our faces turned blue, but that ...

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    Video: Double Bill - C/D and MT pit Cadillac CTS-V Coupe vs. Audi RS5 vs. BMW M3
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    Click above to watch the video after the jump
    The Cadillac CTS-V Coupe has some serious performance chops. The potent angular coupe is loaded with a blown 6.2-liter V8 capable of 556-horsepower, 15-inch front and 14.7-inch rear Brembo brakes and a Magnetic Ride Control suspension setup. ...

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    Report: GMC Granite approved for production [w/poll] *UPDATE
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    GMC Granite concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When General Motors debuted the GMC Granite concept at this year's Detroit Auto Show, it was a huge hit with both the media and public in attendance. A small hatchback like this would shake up GMC's legacy of only building trucks ...

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    Video: Supercar Porn - MT pits Benz SLS AMG vs. Audi R8 V10 vs. Porsche 911 Turbo in Vegas
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    Porsche 911 vs. Audi R8 5.2 FSI vs. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG – Click above to watch video after the jump
    The kids from Motor Trend are at it again. The crew has turned out some pretty tasty videos over the past few months, but nothing like the clip after the jump. Editor-At-Large Arthur St. ...

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    A sneak peek at Motor Trend Classic
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    Motor Trend is keenly aware of the readership shift to online sources for up-to-the-minute automotive news, that's why it has a blog, a YouTube channel and a presence in social media. Despite the changing paradigm, there are still things that print outlets do more brilliantly than anyone else. ...

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    One Lap of America 2010: The warm-up
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    One Lap of America 2010: Day One – click above for high-res image gallery
    Spring has sprung and we're at the Tire Rack in South Bend, Indiana, which can only mean one thing: the start of another One Lap Of America. Every year we tell ourselves we're crazy for embarking on another one of ...

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    Mustang 5.0 wins first comparo against Camaro SS, Challenger SRT8
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    2011 Ford Mustang GT – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Well, this certainly didn't take long. Only a few weeks after Ford let the 2011 Mustang GT loose on the road, the boys at Motor Trend have done what we've all been waiting for, putting the new 5.0-liter V8 model up against the ...

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    Video: MT wrings out Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni on mountain road, leaves soundtrack at home
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    Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni on mountain roads – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    Talk about a perfect way to spend an afternoon. The boys over at Motor Trend got their hands on Lamborghini's hottest two-wheel-drive creation, the LP550-2 Valentino Balboni, but ...

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    Motor Trend Classic resurrected, goes quarterly
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    1948 Norman Timbs Special is a Motor Trend Classic – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We were just talking with a friend about his Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI. "How on earth did you afford that?" is the highly sanitized version of the question we posed to him. Answer: He bought used, ...

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    Video: MT pits GT-R against Bentley Continental Supersports
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    GT-R vs. Continental Supersports – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Motor Trend's infatuation with the Nissan GT-R (who can blame 'em?) continues, this team manifesting itself in a quarter-mile shoot out comparison between Godzilla and the Bentley Continental Supersports. Sound ...

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    Video: Motor Trend pits the Nissan GT-R against the Scion TC RWD drifters
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    Nissan GT-R vs RWD Scion drift cars – Click above to watch video
    Motor Trend hosted a summit of monsters that could be called "Where the Wild Things Are," gathering a Nissan GT-R and two back-wheel-driven Scion TC drift cars. The question asked of the GT-R could have come from Autocar ...

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    Baby, Let's Cruze: Chevy reportedly weighing four-door coupe, SS variants
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    2011 Chevrolet Cruze – Click above for high-res image gallery
    General Motors has been looking for ways to capitalize on the investments made in its platforms by increasing the number (and retail price) of the vehicles sharing them. Hence, reports of the next-gen Camaro sharing its platform ...

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    Ford employees take Motor Trend calipers to Disney World, hit TSA snag in Detroit
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    When we look at Motor Trend magazine's golden calipers, we think of a prestigious trophy awarded each year to the publication's top car and truck of the year. Apparently, the Transportation Security Administration officials at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport see a weapon of mass destruction. Or ...

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    Report: AMG pondering RWD performance version of small FWD Benz
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    When we think of AMG, the first thing that comes to mind is a herculean 6.3-liter V8 engine that delivers hellacious thrust. We don't give rear-wheel drive much think time because with Mercedes-Benz and AMG, it's a given. That will change for Mercedes in the next couple years with the introduction ...

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    2010 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty named Motor Trend Truck of the Year
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    2010 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Motor Trend magazine's 2010 Truck of the Year competition was an odd one this year. Only four models met MT's criteria of being new or substantially changed from the previous model year. Of those, only two were actual work ...

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    VIDEO: Godzilla vs. Super Snake: MT pits Nissan vs. Shelby in amusingly epic battle
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    Super Snake vs. Godzilla - click above to watch the video
    Recently, we ran a little poll in which we asked which car would you prefer: A Nissan GT-R or a Ford Shelby Mustang GT500? The results – which aren't too surprising – had just over two thirds of you rooting and tooting for ...

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    REPORT: Infiniti still mulling production Essence coupe
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    Infiniti Essence Concept - click above for high-res image gallery
    When we first laid eyes on Infiniti's Essence concept at this year's Geneva Motor Show, we were, quite frankly, smitten by its voluptuous lines. We apparently weren't alone, as Infiniti exec Ben Poore has reportedly told Motor ...

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    Ford Fusion wins Motor Trend Car of the Year award
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    2010 Ford Fusion Sport – Click above for high-res image gallery
    For the first time ever, Motor Trend announced the winner of its annual Car of the Year award this afternoon live via webcast. Though the field of 23 contenders was highly competitive this year (follow the jump for a complete ...

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