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    Official: Mugen tunes new Honda N-One kei car
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    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 ...

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    Report: Hyundai pondering creation of SR performance brand for Australia?
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    Hyundai won't confirm it's plans to introduce an SR performance badge to Australia, but GoAuto.com.au says it's coming. The Veloster SR Turbo is on its way and, now, there's speculation more performance-oriented cars could make their way Down Under. GoAuto says a performance version of i30 hatch ...

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    Official: How does a 700-HP twincharged Ariel Atom sound?
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    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 ...

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    Video: Ford teases performance-oriented Explorer
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    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 ...

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    Official: GM announces 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 specs, pricing from $54,995
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    How does fifty-five grand for 580 horsepower sound? Probably not as good as the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at full scream. General Motors has come clean with pricing and performance details for the most powerful Camaro ever, and as expected, it's something of a bargain. An official MSRP of ...

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    Domestics surpass imports as a whole in 2010 J.D. Power APEAL study
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    Click above for gallery of the graphics from J.D. Power and Associates
    Porsche once again grabs the top spot (for the sixth time in a row) in the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) Study. This year's study asked 76,000 owners 90 days after ...

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    Touring car gurus Polestar Performance announce 395-hp AWD Volvo C30-based roadcar
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    Polestar Performance Volvo C30 – Click here for the press release
    Volvo has unleashed Polestar Performance on the lovable C30 hatch to create a new prototype. If that name sounds familiar to you, odds are you spend a fair amount of time downloading footage of the Swedish Touring Car ...

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    Hennessey Performance Venom GT rendered, nearly uncovered
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    Hennessey Venom GT - Click above for high-res image gallery
    After providing us an exclusive glimpse inside the Hennessey Performance workshop, the Texas-based tuner has let more details slip on the development of the Venom GT -- a Lotus Elise-based supercar packing Corvette ZR1 firepower. Before ...

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    (More) Pics Aplenty: VW plays up Scirocco R with new pics, details
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    2010 VW Scirocco R -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Volkswagen Scirocco R was recently introduced to the European motoring press, and all of its details have been delivered unto the people. The 2.0-liter, 265-horsepower front-wheel-drive hot hatch comes in two versions: six-speed ...

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    Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG priced for Europe, now taking orders
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    Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG now has an order form and a price. While it's not cheap, it's nowhere near the most expensive car in the range: for €177,310 ($265,531 U.S. – note: that is a straight conversion, not an indication ...

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    VIDEO: Bewerp Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTS actually takes to the road sidewalk
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    The Bewerp Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTS -- Click above to watch the video after the break
    Fittingly, it appears that the Bewerp Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTS went for a cruise on Halloween night, which would give passers-by the perfect opportunity to ask the driver, "What kind of costume is that?" ...

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    Spy Shots: First longer-wheelbase Ferrari 612 Scaglietti replacement spotted
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    Ferrari 612 replacement test mule - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ferrari is reportedly currently working on the three V12 cars that will replace its comparable current offerings: the 612 Scaglietti, 599 GTB, and Enzo. The 612's follow-on will be the first one to arrive, likely in early ...

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

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    VIDEO: This is Not Batmobile - It's the Spada Codatronca!
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    Spada Codatronca promotional material -- Click above to watch the video after the break
    The Spada is coming! The Spada is coming! Along with this promotional video put together to get you ready for it. A combination of The Dark Knight, Speed Racer, and The Car, the Codatronca's still an oddball ...

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    Tokyo 2009: Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo LWB is longer, and therefore better
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    Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo Long Wheelbase – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo long wheelbase revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show today doesn't add anything to the less well-endowed Alpina B7 we saw at Geneva except length, but isn't that enough? The double-turbo'd 4.4-liter ...

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    Tokyo 2009: WRX STi Carbon gets a weave
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    Subaru WRX STi Carbon -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    Most people we talked with don't seem to understand the point of the Subaru WRX STi Carbon unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show – but it's a JDM-only car, and frankly, there are a lot of things that outsiders don't understand about ...

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    VIDEO: Toyota FT-86 runs the 'Ring, sounds awesome
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    Toyota FT-86 at the Nürburgring – Click above to watch video
    In a video that should be titled "Things You Can't Do in a Corolla," the FT-86 has been caught in motion and sound at the Nürburgring in Germany. Of course, the pictures posted last week gave no indication of how it ran, ...

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    Renault Mégane Renaultsport 250 drops on unsuspecting Brits
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    Mégane Renaultsport 250 -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    We're not really fans of yellow cars, but every once in a while we come upon a butter-colored coupe and think, "Oh, that's not bad..." The Mégane Renaultsport 250 is just one of those cars, and makes us say again ...

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    Ford F-150 SVT Raptor named 2010 Truck of Texas
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    2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's no secret that the Texas Auto Writer's Association loves Ford trucks: The Blue Oval's F-Series pickups have won the Truck of Texas award six straight times. Actually, you can make that seven straight times now, with the ...

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    VIDEO: Dutch auto journo says Lexus LF-A is the best car he's ever driven
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    Dutch auto journo Thomas Bangma giving his opinion on the Lexus LF-A -- Click above to view the video after the jump
    The man you see above is Thomas Bangma. Described as a Dutch automotive journalist, and noted on his LinkedIn page as an "Independent Automotive Professional," we can't find much ...

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