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25Ford Focus RS will go global, come to US

"We are transforming our approach to performance." – Mark Fields

40Dodge Charger Hellcat hitting 60 in 2.9 seconds on drag radials?

The Dodge boys and their cousins from SRT have shoehorned the same 707-horsepower, 6.2-liter supercharged V8 into both the Dodge Challenger and Charger. The former being a two-door, it's lighter than the latter four-door sedan. So it would stand to reason that the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat would be the quicker of the two, right?

22Tesla prioritizes performance message over luxury

The L Word is not just a Showtime series that went off the air a few years back. It can also be code for "luxury," a term the folks at Tesla Motors don't seem to overuse when it comes to the Model S battery-electric vehicle. The California-based company considers its sole production model a performance vehicle, Automotive News says, citing a statement by Diarmuid O'Connell, Tesla's vice president of business development, at a presentation to the Electrification Coalition. O'Connell said the Mode

18Mugen tunes new Honda N-One kei car

The world's most adorable new car has already been given a once-over by the performance minds at Mugen. Honda has pulled back the covers on the new Mugen body kit for the N-One. The bits include a revised front fascia with a unique grille and LED fog lamps as well as side sills and a restyled rear valance with dual, center-mounted exhaust outlets. The company's engineers have also cooked up three new wheel styles for the kei car and a sportier suspension, though the drivetrain remains untouched.

22Renault says Zoe performance changes 'almost unnoticeable' in cold weather

Here's something that should warm the hearts of electric-vehicle enthusiasts in cold-weather climes.

34How does a 700-HP twincharged Ariel Atom sound?

It sounds like the flittering of fresh $100 bills, or at least that's what we assume it sounds like. DDMWorks in South Carolina has released the first 700 conversion kit for the Ariel Atom 2. By strapping both a turbocharger and a supercharger to the Ecotec 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, the company has managed to wring a full 700 horsepower from the mill. Of course, the internals required a bit of massaging. DDMWorks threw in Darton mid sleeves, ceramic-coated Wiseco pistons, H-beam Carrillo r

65Ford teases performance-oriented Explorer

The redesigned Ford Explorer is already selling quite well, and it looks like the three-row crossover is about to add another variant to boost the bottom line a little more. Ford posted on its Facebook page a 26-second video that teases what looks to be a high-performance version of the Explorer.

91GM announces 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 specs, pricing from $54,995

How does fifty-five grand for 580 horsepower sound? Probably not as good as the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at full scream.

32Domestics surpass imports as a whole in 2010 J.D. Power APEAL study

Click above for gallery of the graphics from J.D. Power and Associates

9Touring car gurus Polestar Performance announce 395-hp AWD Volvo C30-based roadcar

Polestar Performance Volvo C30 – Click here for the press release

44Hennessey Performance Venom GT rendered, nearly uncovered

Hennessey Venom GT - Click above for high-res image gallery

40(More) Pics Aplenty: VW plays up Scirocco R with new pics, details

2010 VW Scirocco R -- Click above for high-res image gallery

14Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG priced for Europe, now taking orders

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG -- Click above for high-res image gallery

21VIDEO: Bewerp Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTS actually takes to the road sidewalk

The Bewerp Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTS -- Click above to watch the video after the break

48Honda CEO: We will build affordable and green sports cars, not like the Lexus LF-A

Following our time visiting this week's Tokyo Motor Show, we had the opportunity to sit down for a small group interview at Honda's world headquarters with freshly-minted CEO Takanobu Ito, who took over the reigns at Honda from Takeo Fukui just this past June. Among the questions posed to Ito-san was "When will Americans see another performance car from Honda?" Honda has a tradition of performance vehicles and motorsports participation that goes back to the earliest days of the company. Ito hims

26VIDEO: This is Not Batmobile - It's the Spada Codatronca!

Spada Codatronca promotional material -- Click above to watch the video after the break

19Tokyo 2009: Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo LWB is longer, and therefore better

Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo Long Wheelbase – Click above for high-res image gallery

18Tokyo 2009: WRX STi Carbon gets a weave

Subaru WRX STi Carbon -- Click above for high-res image gallery

43VIDEO: Toyota FT-86 runs the 'Ring, sounds awesome

Toyota FT-86 at the Nürburgring – Click above to watch video

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