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32Porsche 911 GT3 named Performance Car of the Year by Road & Track

The Porsche 911 GT3 is a very, very good performance car. Yes, we know this is like saying fire is hot and a shovel to the head hurts. What's different about this proclamation, then? Well, we bring up the 911 GT3's inherent goodness because our friends at Road & Track have named it their 2015 performance car of the year.

2R&T chases down a burglar in the million-mile Miata

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, either. Still, if push came to shove, it's satisfying to know that the diminutive roadster could eke out a career as a chase vehicle for the police.

23Road & Track to take Miata on million-mile march

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, it's a rather typical well-used NA, with a hefty 325,000 miles on the clock to-date that the staff plans on driving until the six-digit odo reads all zeros again. One million miles or bust (or both, most

89Road & Track names its 2013 Performance Car of the Year

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 in eight categories.

5Mazda Furai concept designer talks about his car's passing

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 attendance. We're sure the gods of driving would have wanted it to die on a circuit, but that doesn't make its fiery passing any easier to deal with.

15Project Ugly Horse alive and kicking at Road & Track

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, and Zach has gifted us another update on his unfoxy Fox Body.

1392014 Corvette face leaks on Road & Track cover

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.

18Tesla Model S burnout: short, sweet and sort of silent

We'll keep this short, since the video in question is only 22 seconds long (and if you watch it below, go ahead and shorten it up by skipping six seconds of b-roll at the beginning). Still, if you've ever wanted to see a Tesla Model S spin out and smoke some tires, then be jealous of Road & Track west coast editor Jason Cammisa, who decided to see if electrons can go in circles recently in Palm Springs.

5Road & Track archives donated to Stanford Revs Program

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 are just the latest step in that effort. Road & Track dates back to 1947, and the combined archives filled 527 boxes weighing in at a total of 10,000 pounds. It took two trucks to ship the archives to

5Moscow Auto Show gaining importance

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.

133R&T improves Scion FR-S performance with a tire swap

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 Subaru cars were out-handled by competitors like the Mazda Miata and Hyundai Genesis Coupe, so they tried a simple tire swap on the FR-S to see if replacing the stock rubber with something with a bit more g

43Road & Track hits the road, makes tracks to Ann Arbor, Michigan

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.

80Road & Track leaks Lexus LF-Lc concept

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.

89Road & Track welcomes a select few to the two-second club

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 not. But now the magazine is back with a new benchmark, one that's a lot tougher to beat: the two-second sprint to sixty.

5Own your own copy of the Road & Track Special: The Space Edition

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 favorite R&T stories from the magazine's illustrious past.

3Rendered Speculation: 2013 Nissan 370Z goes hybrid

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 addition to the more aerodynamic look, R&T reports that Nissan may equip the future Z with a hybrid drivetrain to both increase performance and reduce fuel consumption at the same time. A battery pac

30Rendered Speculation: 2013 Nissan 370Z goes hybrid

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 addition to the more aerodynamic look, R&T reports that Nissan may equip the future Z with a hybrid drivetrain to both increase performance and reduce fuel consumption at the same time. A battery pac

19Report: Hearst buys Car and Driver, Road & Track from Lagardère

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 crowd as two of the most notable slicks in the heap, at least to us. According to The New York Times, Hearst laid its hands on the new assets by plopping down around $890 million, and both publishers a

8Video: Dario Franchitti drives Jim Clark's legendary '65 Lotus at Indy

Dario Franchitti drives Jim Clark's legendary Lotus 38 – Click above to watch video after the jump

2Suzuki details 2010 SEMA plans

Suzuki Kizashi Bonneville Special - Click above for high-res image gallery

34In Pictures: Celebrating the art of the magazine cover

Celebrating the art of the magazine cover – Click above for high-res image gallery

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