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    Report: Ford will probably never offer two RS models at the same time
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    Autocar has some sour news for fans of go-fast Ford products. According to Roelant de Waard, Ford's president of marketing in Europe, the automaker will probably never offer more than one RS performance model for sale at the same time. That statement runs contrary earlier rumblings that suggested ...

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    Official: 2014 Audi RS Q3 breaks out ahead of Geneva reveal
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    Ahead of its big reveal next month at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Audi has released a handful of images and plenty of details for the all-new RS Q3. As the first-ever crossover from the marque with RS branding, this will be the fourth RS model to go on sale this year after the RS5 Cabriolet, RS6 ...

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    Report: Ford Focus RS could get 350-hp EcoBoost, E-diff
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    We may have to make due with the Focus ST here in the United States (note: we are not complaining), but an even hotter version – the Focus RS – has historically been quite a hit in Europe. And according to a report in Auto Express, the next-generation RS should be one hot little ...

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    First Drive: 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS [w/video]
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    A Rally Sport Badge Is Exactly What The Doctor Ordered After spending a week with the Chevrolet Sonic LTZ five-door, and realizing how much better it was than its Aveo predecessor, we were excited to get behind the wheel of the all-new 2013 Sonic RS – the gussied-up hatchback seemed to ...

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    Official: Chevrolet prices 2013 Sonic RS from $20,995* [w/video]
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    Chevrolet has just released pricing on its 2013 Sonic RS sporty hatchback. The edgy five door, with its turbocharged powerplant will start at $20,995 (*including destination charges) for the six-speed manual model. Those desiring a six-speed automatic will have to scrape up $22,280. The RS sets ...

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    Report: 2013 Chevrolet Camaro gets new Dusk Edition
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    Chevrolet has announced the availability of a new Dusk Edition package for the 2013 Camaro coupe and convertible. It is specifically available for 2LT and 2SS trims and incorporates features from the RS Appearance Package as well as a handful of other unique touches. For starters, the Dusk ...

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    Report: Could Ford's Fiesta RS outmuscle Focus RS production hopes?
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    While we wait patiently for the fall launch of the 2013 Ford Focus ST – and for Ford to decide whether the U.S. market is worthy of the three-door Fiesta ST – our English-speaking friends overseas are consumed with other worries. Like whether the next Focus RS will, in fact, be a ...

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    Official: Renault fetes Red Bull Racing with special edition Twingo
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    Used to be if Renault wanted to celebrate a Formula One team with special edition, it would celebrate its own. But having sold the bulk of its own team to Lotus and Genii Capital in favor of supplying engines to a greater variety of independent teams, its latest commemorative hot hatches honor ...

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    Official: Jost Capito leaving Ford SVT for Volkswagen Motorsport
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    Few know performance and racing like Jost Capito. The speed-obsessed auto exec started out developing high-performance engines for BMW, then headed the motorsport department at Porsche before taking up senior management positions with the Sauber Formula One team. He also won the Dakar rally as a ...

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    Official: 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS bows before Detroit Auto Show debut
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    Chevrolet has pulled the wraps off of a hotter version of its Sonic. The 2013 Sonic RS is headed for an international debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show next month, and onlookers can expect to see the hatch curtsey with the same 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine found in uplevel ...

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    Report: Audi preparing 300-horsepower Q3 RS
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    Audi's 2.5-liter turbo five has shown remarkable potential. It powers the RS3 hot hatch, the new TT RS, the Volkswagen Golf24 endurance racer and was shoehorned into the A1 Clubsport Quattro concept. Now, word has it that this delicious powerplant will be dropped into the Q3 crossover to make ...

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    VWvortex apes the Porsche GT3 with Beetle RS project
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    For all those who look at a Porsche 911 and see a gussied-up Volkswagen Beetle, wait'll you get a load of this. The Volkswagen gurus at enthusiast website VWvortex were given early access to the new 2012 Beetle, and this is what they came up with: a visual makeover of the new bug that draws its ...

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    Renaultsport to get its own dedicated roadster?
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    Renault DeZir Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Most European automakers have their own dedicated performance division. What separates a line within the automaker's range from a stand-alone brand, however, is the production of its own unique models. AMG, for example, ...

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    Report: Audi won't churn out RS sport-utes
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    Audi Q5 Custom Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Mercedes has been doing it for years with their AMG sport-utes. BMW finally caved with the X5 M and X6 M. Even Porsche's in the game with the Cayenne Turbo and anticipated upcoming Cajun. But Audi's not about to follow suit, ...

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    Ford Focus RS rolls off this mortal coil with WRC-style white wheels
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    Alas, poor Focus RS, we knew ye not at all. We're not sure which is the biggest tragedy – the fact that Ford never graced the U.S. with the joy that is the company's wild hatchback or that the three-door is already being sent out to pasture. Either way, buyers in the UK can now equip their ...

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    Leaked! Porsche 911 GT2 RS coming this September
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    We don't have much in the way of details, but a singular shot snapped at a dealer event yesterday shows that the baddest Porsche 911 ever to grace the tarmac is coming this September. According to a tipster, the GT2 RS will carry a price tag of 240,000 euro when it arrives later this year and ...

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    Video: EVO pits the Ferrari 458 Italia against the Porsche 911 GT3
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    It's an unlikely duel, but EVO's Chris Harris has pitted the Ferrari 458 Italia against the Porsche 911 GT3 RS in an odd comparison that's dripping with dichotomy. Why? The GT3 RS is the ultimate embodiment of Porsche's arse-engined track machine, ...

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    Legendary customizer George Barris kustomizes krazy Chevrolet Camaro
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    George Barris and the 2010 Chevrolet "Spirit" Camaro – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you happen to be in the greater Burbank area this weekend, you might want to swing by Community Chevrolet on Saturday. Legendary car customizer George Barris is scheduled to unveil his latest ...

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    Detroit 2010: Chevrolet Aveo RS concept answers one question, poses another [w/video]
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    Chevrolet Aveo RS Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We lost track of the number of times the Chevrolet Aveo RS concept was dubbed a "euro hot hatch" during The Bowtie brand's press conference, and judging by the number of times the word "tuner" was used, Chevy's desperate to ...

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    Audi to unveil RS3 in Frankfurt?
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    Audi A3 TDI Clubsport Quattro concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Frankfurt Motor Show is fast approaching with a slew of exciting debuts. And you can bet Audi will use the semi-annual home-turf show to debut some savory pieces of machinery, but just what those will be is ...

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