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    Quick Spin: 2014 Volkswagen e-Up!
    Our Favorite European Supermini Gets Juiced 1409241420

    Volkswagen sets targets that are entertainingly confident, its stated goal for electric mobility being "market leadership by 2018." The tiny e-Up! is the first round out of the electric cannon, one of 14 EV and hybrid models the company will put on the menu this year as it spreads the electric ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Galpin Ford GTR1
    1,058 Horsepower, Yours For $1 Million 1408982220

    Last year in Monterey, we met GTR1 for the first time. Galpin Auto Sports pulled the wraps off its Ford GT-based supercar, powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.4-liter V8 good for a whopping 1,024 horsepower and 739 pound-feet of torque. The thing was totally custom-made and reportedly took some ...

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    Quick Spin: Nissan NV200 Taxi
    Gypsy Cabbing In Nissan's Plucky People Mover 1408636620

    "You're a long way from home!" When I signed up to drive a pre-production version of the Nissan NV200 Taxi, I expected to have a higher-than-normal level of interaction with the public at large. However, while I was hoping for unsuspecting Ann Arborites to perhaps hail me down, or maybe even get ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray [UPDATE]
    We Test The Advanced New 8-Speed Automatic To See How The Majority Live 1408550220

    UPDATE: Our sources at Chevy have updated their estimate of the cost of the eight-speed automatic from $1,800 to $1,725. We've changed the text to reflect the new number. Per the same source, we have also included an estimated as-tested price, though we'd like to reiterate that pricing is not ...

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    Quick Spin: 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4Matic
    Luxury Bruiser Loves To Run, Hates To Dawdle 1408377420

    Let us pause as I toss a Kleenex to the owners of Mercedes-Benz's $166,900 S600 and $222,000 S65 AMG models. The quickest S-Class is not fitted with a twin-turbocharged V12 driving its rear wheels. Instead, that honor goes to this $141,450 S63 AMG, which arrives with a twin-turbocharged V8, a ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Audi S8
    Speak Softly And Carry A Big Stick 1407772620

    You've gotta hand it to the Audi A8. Last year, Mercedes-Benz launched the truly stunning S-Class, putting the rest of the high-dollar luxury flagship class on notice. With the brand-new S-Class turning heads and garnering all sorts of praise from the automotive press, classmates like the BMW 7 ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Porsche Macan S
    Stuttgart's Entry-Level Crossover Is Everything But 1406822220

    I'd be willing to bet that 99 percent of all Porsche Macan owners will never take their vehicle on a track or see any more off-roading than a dirt path to a summer cottage, yet I maintain that there is no better venue to explore the absolute outer limits of the automaker's newest small family ...

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    Quick Spin: 2014 Nissan Frontier Diesel Mule [w/poll]
    Intriguing Engineering Exercise Might Portend 2019 Production Model 1406735820

    Last August, Nissan shook the truck world when it officially announced plans to source a diesel option from Cummins for its long-overdue Titan replacement, its full-size pickup that's slated to drop this January at the Detroit Auto Show. The 5.0-liter V8 turbodiesel is expected to make somewhere ...

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    Quick Spin: 2014 Nissan Juke Nismo RS
    Jukiest Juke Packs Turbo Punch, Cheap Thrills 1406131020

    As a point of love-it or hate-it styling, the Nissan Juke is king. As a weird, samurai-bullfrog-looking compact crossover with handling chops and a gutsy powertrain, it also has one of the bravest inclusions of a manual transmission in recent memory. It's funky, unmistakable, polarizing and ...

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    Quick Spin: 2014 Renault Clio RS 200 Turbo
    It's Not Necessarily Faster On The Razor's Edge 1405699020

    America may be better known for its muscle cars than its hot hatches, but those who prefer their power sent to the front wheels with a liftgate at the back aren't exactly hurting for choices these days. Americans can stop by their local dealership and put in an order for a Ford Fiesta ST or Focus ...

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    Quick Spin: 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad
    When "Not Bad" Is No Bad Thing 1405612620

    Watchers of the auto industry will notice a theme among the formerly bankrupted American automakers, General Motors and Chrysler. There are the post-bankruptcy vehicles, and the pre-bankruptcy vehicles. The former, in the case of Chrysler, include the Jeep Grand Cherokee, as well as the 200 and ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo
    Top Z Grows Up A Little Inside And Out 1405526220

    If you blinked, you missed the opportunity to pick up the last iteration of the 370Z Nismo, because after just a touch over a year of availability, Nissan is replacing it with this updated 2015 model – the third 370-based iteration from the brand's in-house tuner. Consider this version to ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Lexus NX 300h
    Believe It Or Not, This Is The One We'd Buy 1405353420

    With so much hullabaloo being made over the first gasoline turbocharged engine produced by Lexus, it's easy to forget that there's another option for those who'd rather (barely) hear the whirring of electric motors than the high-pitched whizzing of turbos. That's too bad, because we think the NX ...

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    Quick Spin: 2014 Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible
    Summertime, And The Livin' Is Easy 1403625420

    There are few things in this world I enjoy more than an enthusiastic drive down tree-lined backroads on a warm summer evening. If you're familiar with the geographic location of Detroit, you won't be shocked to learn that we don't have the sort of very-involving roads found all throughout ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell
    A Crossover That Sips Hydrogen And Drips Water 1403107020

    Hyundai leased its first Tucson Fuel Cell crossover last week, which the automaker claims makes it the first mass-produced fuel cell vehicle (FCV) that has been offered to the public (Honda may have something to say about that...). The vehicle, which consumes hydrogen and emits only clean water ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Bentley Flying Spur V8
    Less Is More, More Or Less 1402675020

    Despite Bentley's reputation as a holier-than-thou, ultra-luxury brand, at the end of the day, the Big B is still a business. As such, ongoing trends like powertrain downsizing and model range expansion are more prevalent at Bentley than ever. Just look at the Continental range – what ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe
    Latest To Challenge The Term 'Coupe' Is A Pretty One 1402070220

    It's hard to say what a coupe is anymore. Is it merely a car with two doors? Does it have to have an arching roofline? Do frameless windows count for anything? Can a five-door hatchback or even an SUV be a coupe? At some point in the last few years, nearly everything we thought made a coupe a ...

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    Quick Spin: 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid
    More Complexity And Cost, Yet Less Charm 1401389880

    Infiniti launched its seven-passenger JX crossover for the 2013 model year with the automaker's familiar 3.5-liter V6 as standard equipment. For 2014, the model was renamed the QX60, and a new variant packing a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain joined the lineup. (For those interested in the ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Porsche Cayman GTS
    Not Cheap, But Worth Every Penny 1401379020

    The Porsche Boxster and Cayman will forever nip at the heels of their big brother, the 911 Carrera, and perpetuating this tradition are the latest GTS variants, which add yet another arrow to the quiver of the plucky mid-engined platform. The GTS' performance enhancements boost horsepower by a ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe
    Say Hello To The 198-MPH Cure For The Common M6 Gran Coupe 1400785080

    Alpina has been lovingly modifying BMWs for half a century, but as we learned during a tour of the company's HQ in Buchloe, Germany, Alpina has been in the wine distribution business for nearly as long. The company has an estimated million bottles on reserve in two warehouses and a beautiful wine ...

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