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    Quick Spin: Superformance GT40 MkI is vehicular sashimi, raw and delicious
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    Superformance GT40 MkI – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As much as we enjoy piloting modern machinery, there's something special about vintage vehicles, and that something is the pure, unvarnished connection between man and machine. But it's not always good. Things get dicey when ...

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    REPORT: Production lines halted at MG's Longbridge plant. This is not a repeat from 2005.
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    It is a travesty that the initials "MG" are coming to be a convenient epithet for the term "woe." The British sportscar maker has had an exceedingly trying history recently, and things haven't got any better with word that its owner, MG Motor UK Ltd. (which is really Nanjing Automobile ...

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    Spy Shots: 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 caught playing in the rain
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    The car that authored the "four-door-coupe" terminology – and a great deal of Internet debate and dictionary definition checking – will introduce its second act toward the end of 2011. Unsurprisingly, the new model (which is expected to wear a 2011 designation), will look much like the ...

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    Review: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS demands to be loved
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    2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro has taken so long to get to here we wouldn't be surprised if Caravaggio did the original sketches. We wanted the car when we first saw it back in 6 B.C. We drove prototypes sometime around the Norman ...

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    REPORT: Mitsuoka to offer unique rental cars in Japan, also plans to sell in China
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    Mitsuoka Orochi - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Mitsuoka, the Japanese car company whose mission seems to be hoarding all the ugly in the entire world and using it to design automobiles, will expand into Japan's rental car market and offer its luxury range in China. Japanese drivers will ...

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    VIDEO: V10-powered E30 M3 vs. V8-powered E92 M3
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    E30 M3 V10 vs. V8-powered E92 M3 -- Click above to view the video after the jump
    Ah, the Swedes, with their eye for tuning and their wide open spaces to run in. A gent named Johan stuck an M-Division S85 V10 in an E30 M3, and the results look nothing short of devastating. No surprise when you add ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Mansory Cyrus is what carbon fiber was made for
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    Mansory Cyrus -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    When Mansory wants to give it to us good, they know how. This is the Mansory Cyrus (Khouresh Mansory told us that Cyrus was the first king of Iran), and – even though every other colleague here disagrees with us – we feel it the ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Melkus RS2000 provides thrills with history for big money
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    Melkus RS2000 -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    Three years ago Melkus, the historic, East German race car builder, released renderings of a gullwing sports car they wanted to have ready in 2009. It always makes us happy to see the passionate guy make big plans and then get them ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Porsche 911 Sport Classic shares a funky tail, funky colors
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    Porsche 911 Sport Classic - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The seriously limited edition Porsche 911 Sport Classic -- for Porsche, at least -- makes our nostalgic tails wag, even though the gray exterior color is difficult to pin down and we couldn't get over the feeling when we checked ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Porsche Turbo Coupe and Cab take all the cake
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    2010 Porsche 911 Turbo - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    The 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo differs from the Six Million Dollar Man in one crucial way; while it's better, faster, stronger, it can also be much, much yellower if you prefer. However, the last thing you want to be is yellow if you ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Audi e-tron is red outside, nice inside
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    Audi e-tron concept -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Audi e-tron concept has a few good things going for it on the outside, like lustrous red paint, some wicked cool taillights, and... well... maybe something else that's escaped us. Sadly, those things are overcome by the chrome ...

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    Spy Shots: Marussia B2, is that you?
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    Marussia B2 -- Click above for image gallery
    Marussia released two teasers of its new car, the not-so imaginatively-named B2, last week. What the company neglected to do before that was cover up its cars while they were being transported through Moscow. Someone took pictures of them, apparently ...

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    Introducing the next eco supercar: the Steenstra Styletto
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    Steenstra Styletto – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Watch out Tesla – there's another California-based zero-emissions sports car company in the works: Steenstra GCM. Founded by designer and auto industry consultant Cornelis Steenstra, the Styletto isn't just about creating a ...

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    Mansory Bentley Vitesse Rose isn't really all that rosy
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    Mansory Bentley Vitesse Rose -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    As a testament to its range, the same company that brought you the evil blackness of the Vincero would like you to focus your attention here, on the Bentley Vitesse Rose. The full-on Mansory kit itself is fine. The ...

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    Brabus E V12 Black Baron is cloaked for speed
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    Brabus E V12 Black Baron -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    Among the more intricate of Brabus' creations is this, the E V12 "Black Baron." Based on the latest E-Class, the dark lord is refitted with a twin turbo, 6.3-liter V12 with 800 hp and an electronically-limited 811 lb-ft (even ...

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    Marussia, Russia's first supercar headed for international debut at Frankfurt
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    Marussia B2 teaser – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The hybrid Marussia B1 was unveiled last year, and can now be ordered for €100,000 (about $146,000 USD) while it is being prepared for serial production. Two of them will be on display at next week's the Frankfurt Motor Show ...

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    The Ferrari 458 Italia shows itself around Maranello
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    The Ferrari 458 has been introducing itself to company workers and to what could be potential customers. The verdict: we're still not sure about the triplicate exhaust, but the car is fo' dam' sho' hot, and probably the best looking black prancing horse we've ever seen. (I'll take a black 512 BB, ...

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    Everything you wanted to know about the Mercedes SLS AMG
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    Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the microsite for the SLS AMG called "From the Ground Up," and it has all the information you need on gullwinged retro rocket from the space from to components to the magnesium backrests in the seats. At the end of it all, there's a visualizer so you can start ...

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    Frankfurt Preview: Bentley Continental Series 51
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    Bentley Continental GT/C Series 51 -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    As with Rolls-Royce and its Bespoke Collection, at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Bentley will be introducing its Continental Series 51 cars for the GT and GTC. These will be a cadre of models further tailored by Crewe's ...

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    Spanish designer's Honda RA-X concept has us intrigued
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    Honda RA-X Concept by Xuacu Perez -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    With the S2000 going, going, gone and sports car fans left to wait until the CR-Z arrives, some car designers have taken to creating Honda sports cars on their own. This effort is from Spaniard Xuacu Perez, who wanted to ...

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