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    Read This: R&T chases down a burglar in the million-mile Miata
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    Is the answer always Mazda Miata? We discussed this in passing on the Autoblog Podcast earlier this week, and most assuredly the answer is "no." For example, the little MX-5 would be a terrible people carrier, and it'd be useless off road. You can't really tow anything of substance with it, ...

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    Read This: Road & Track to take Miata on million-mile march
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    Road & Track has taken on a Miata project. One hell of a project, if we're honest. You see, the Miata in question, a 1990 example in Mariner Blue, isn't a high-mileage Mazda that the publication intends to fix up, or make race-worthy, or try to flip or give away to a reader or something. No, ...

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    Official: Road & Track names its 2013 Performance Car of the Year
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    Road & Track recently staged its first annual Performance Car of the Year test, pitting 13 new and updated performance cars against each other on track, then graduating the top six to a road test before picking a winner. Additionally, the magazine staff picked the best automobiles of the year ...

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    Read This: Mazda Furai concept designer talks about his car's passing
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    Last week, there was mourning at the Autoblog offices as word trickled in that the Mazda Furai concept – one of the coolest, best-looking showcars to grace an auto show stage since the wild and crazy 1960s –had been killed. It was killed on the track with the folks from Top Gear in ...

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    Read This: Project Ugly Horse alive and kicking at Road & Track
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    The hallways of the Autoblog campus are much quieter now that Zach Bowman has taken his prose, along with his welders, wrenches and hammers, over to the digital pages of Road & Track, but that doesn't mean our favorite project Mustang is gone forever. Project Ugly Horse is still coming along, ...

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    Followup: 2014 Corvette face leaks on Road & Track cover
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    This is the face of the new Corvette. As was the case with the next 'Vette's hind quarters, the fascia has leaked on the cover of a magazine, in this case, Road & Track. As you can see, a more angular look graces the face of the 2014 Corvette, with a large oblong-hexagon-shaped intake for ...

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    Report: Road & Track archives donated to Stanford Revs Program
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    In the latest example of awesomeness from the Stanford Revs Program, Hearst Publishing is transferring the entire archives of Road & Track magazine to the Palo Alto, California campus for preservation. The program aims to create a researchable catalog of automotive history, and the archives ...

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    Report: Moscow Auto Show gaining importance
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    Has the Moscow Motor Show reached international relevance? If one were to look at the recent unveilings from Russia, the evidence may support that theory. A Road & Track report makes the assertion that Russia, like many other automotive markets, has matured independently to the point where ...

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    Video: R&T improves Scion FR-S performance with a tire swap
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    On paper, the Scion FR-S is a great little performance car with its light curb weight, peppy engine and rear-wheel-drive layout, but as Road & Track recently found out about the car, none of that matters on the track if you have the wrong tires. The magazine's staffers found the Scion and ...

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    Official: Road & Track hits the road, makes tracks to Ann Arbor, Michigan
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    Ann Arbor, Michigan, is best known for the University of Michigan, punk rock progenitor Iggy Pop, and foodie favorite Zingerman's Delicatessen. We know, you're wondering why you should care. Well, it's also now home to three of the four major monthly car magazines. Hearst Corporation has ...

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    Detroit: Road & Track leaks Lexus LF-Lc concept
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    We're still a couple weeks away from the Detroit Auto Show, but the Lexus LF-Lc concept has leaked thanks to the crew at Road & Track and their YouTube account. We still don't know much about Lexus' Detroit-bound concept, but the swoopy coupe combines some of the more emotive elements of the ...

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    Video: Road & Track welcomes a select few to the two-second club
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    There are many ways to measure a car's performance, and no shortage of benchmarks against which to judge them. The 200 mile-per-hour mark, for example, holds its share of bragging rights. And back in the day, Road & Track would hold shootouts to determine which cars made the cut and which did ...

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    Own your own copy of the Road & Track Special: The Space Edition
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    The crew from Road & Track recently teamed up with NASA astronaut Drew Feustel to create a special-edition issue of the magazine to commemorate STS-134. Along with the infamous April Fools features on both the space shuttle Endeavour and the NASA Crawler, Feustel picked out a handful of his ...

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    Rendered Speculation: 2013 Nissan 370Z goes hybrid
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    The good people of Road & Track have gone through the trouble of rendering the next-generation Nissan Z for everyone's viewing pleasure, and if their take on the vehicle is anything close to the mark, we can expect a much more streamlined appearance from the sports car in the near future. In ...

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    Report: Hearst buys Car and Driver, Road & Track from Lagardère
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    In one fell swoop, Hearst has moved to become the second-largest magazine titan in the United States by acquiring over 100 titles from French publisher Legardère. While the heap of magazines spans 15 countries and a host of topics, Car and Driver and Road & Track both stand out from the ...

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    Video: Dario Franchitti drives Jim Clark's legendary '65 Lotus at Indy
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    Dario Franchitti drives Jim Clark's legendary Lotus 38 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    We're sure that open-wheel hero Dario Franchitti has managed to realize quite a few of his four-wheeled dreams over the years, but he's only just managed to top them all with a drive of Jim ...

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    Suzuki details 2010 SEMA plans
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    Suzuki Kizashi Bonneville Special - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Suzuki has announced its plans for this week's 2010 SEMA show. The automaker is bringing three cars out to the Las Vegas convention center: A Kizashi modified by Delta Tech Engineering, an Equator pickup truck customized ...

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    In Pictures: Celebrating the art of the magazine cover
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    Celebrating the art of the magazine cover – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In the high-stakes game of magazine publishing, there's one critical component that can either make or break an entire issue. What are we talking about? The cover. Get it right and an editor-in-chief can move ...

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    Push Me, Pull You: R&T investigates the comings and goings of gear changes
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    When it isn't unusual to get into five or six different cars a month, you realize you spend a lot of time figuring out how, and how many ways, one can shift the gears in an automatic or double-clutch car. Where is the shifter? How many settings does the shifter have? How do I get into manual ...

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    Porsche 911 Turbo, Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and U.S. spec. Nissan GT-R hit the racetrack
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    Photo by Bruce BenedictThe arrival of the Nissan GT-R has not only clogged up the automotive news headlines, it has sparked the creative juices of many journalists. Every publication is scrambling to concoct a unique comparison test for the new Godzilla. In the past, typical comparisons consisted ...

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