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    Rumormill: Next Audi A8 could get RWD-based platform, jettison all-aluminum chassis

    Just because the current Audi A8 is about to get a little update for 2013 doesn't mean we can't talk about the German automaker's next generation flagship sedan. According to a new report from Car and Driver, the next A8 is targeted for 2016 or 2017. Part of the next design will most likely ...

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    Report: Hyundai working on 3 Series-fighter for 2015

    According to Automotive News, Hyundai is working on a smaller rear-wheel-drive car aimed squarely at the BMW 3 Series. Reportedly dubbed "RK" internally, this new model will not launch until 2015 at the earliest, according to the report. Details on this new entry-level performance sedan are ...

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    Report: Lincoln pushing for access to next-gen Ford Mustang platform

    Don't get ahead of yourselves: This is not yet another Lincoln-badged Mustang rumor post, the likes of which seem to crop up every few years. Instead, Ford's wayward luxury division is reportedly hoping to gain access to the bits and pieces that will underpin the next-generation pony car – ...

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    Report: Why Subaru went with rear-wheel drive for its BRZ coupe

    Some of the Subaru faithful are up in arms over the automaker's decision to go with a rear-wheel-drive setup for the upcoming BRZ. Why did the engineers opt to send power out back when they could have utilized the company's signature symmetrical all-wheel-drive system? You would expect the answer ...

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    Report: AMG pondering RWD performance version of small FWD Benz

    When we think of AMG, the first thing that comes to mind is a herculean 6.3-liter V8 engine that delivers hellacious thrust. We don't give rear-wheel drive much think time because with Mercedes-Benz and AMG, it's a given. That will change for Mercedes in the next couple years with the introduction ...

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    REPORT: Convertible Toyobaru FT-86 in the works

    Toyota FT-86 - click above image for hi-res gallery
    In news that will only shock those that haven't been paying attention, Toyota has reportedly confirmed that if the market demands it, there will be a convertible version of the new FT-86. Though Toyota still hasn't settled on a name for the ...

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    Tokyo 2009: Rear-wheel drive Toyota Mark X had us at "mite-suppressing agent"

    2010 Toyota Mark X - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Remember back when Toyota actually offered rear-wheel drive cars? Sure, a production version of the FT-86 concept is on the way, and yes, you can get a Toyota-branded truck or plump for a Lexus that routes its power out back – but ...

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    Tokyo 2009: Nissan Fuga appears more 'M'pressive

    2010 Nissan Fuga - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We've always thought that Infiniti's current M35/M45 sedan deserved greater consideration from American consumers than it has typically received. With a strong VQ-series powerplant and entertaining rear-wheel drive handling, there has ...

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    Tokyo 2009: Toyota unveils FT-86 Concept, keeps mum on details

    Toyota FT-86 Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We got a sneak peak of the FT-86 earlier this month, and now Toyota has just officially revealed its new 2+2 concept here at the Tokyo Motor Show. It's been a while since the Japanese automaker has offered anything resembling a sports ...

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    Purported renderings of Subaru's FT-86 Sports Coupe emerge

    It's only been a couple of days since Toyota released initial details and photos of its TF-86 coupe concept scheduled for debut at the upcoming Tokyo show, but we've already been waiting for the other shoe to drop. The project nicknamed "Toyobaru" by the media and fansites is to be a test case for ...

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    REPORT: New Honda president says we don't need V8s, rear-wheel drive

    2009 Acura TL - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Honda Motor Co.'s new president, Takanubo Ito, has said in no uncertain terms that V8 power and rear-wheel drive motivation aren't in the automaker's future.Ito, who took the reigns from Takeo Fukui last month, said during his first press ...

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    Rumormill: Kia Amanti making switch to Genesis RWD platform?

    From its divisive baroque styling to its status as the court jester of the rental car circuit, the Kia Amanti has so far lived a less than charmed life. The Amanti's tough luck story could change in a big hurry, however, if a new story from Motor Trend is true. MT is reporting that the Amanti is ...

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    Second That Emotion: Toyobaru re-confirmed for Tokyo Motor Show?

    As recently as February, the Toyota/Subaru sports car was declared dead, a week later it was back on, a few weeks after that there were rumblings that it would be at this year's Tokyo Motor Show. Japan's Best Car magazine is apparently reporting that the little car will definitely be revealed in ...

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    Leaked: Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2

    2010 Lamborghini LP550-2 - Click above for hi-res photo gallery
    Oh baby. The cat would appear to be out of the bag for the Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2, as what certainly look to be official photos of the newest bull have hit the web. Details are sketchy, but Lamborghini's naming scheme keeps no ...

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    REPORT: RWD Commodore platform could underpin Caddies, G8 GT could make a comeback

    Pontiac G8 ST - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    With Pontiac's death official, Holden stands to lose around $1 billion annually with the demise of the Pontiac G8. However, Holden doesn't plan to go quiet into night. The Aussie automaker has drawn up plans to offer the rear-wheel drive ...

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    REMINDER: Hyundai Genesis Coupe press intro live streaming webcast at 11am EDT

    2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe - Click above for high-res gallery
    In just a little bit, Hyundai will be allowing fans and gawkers the rare opportunity to participate in the official press introduction of its new 2010 Genesis Coupe. When new models come to market, automakers typically invite members of ...

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    Dead Again: Toyota/Subaru RWD cars reportedly put on indefinite hold

    Like a schizophrenic love affair, the on-again, off-again Subaru/Toyota rear-wheel drive coupe is apparently off again. That morsel of sobering news comes via Detroit Free Press columnist Mark Phelan, who says that both automakers now admit that the project has been put on hold. The inexpensive 2+2 ...

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    2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe to start at $22,000

    ***UPDATE - Live photo gallery of the production Genesis Coupe added***

    Click to view a high-resolution gallery of the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
    We've known rough performance numbers on the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe for some time now: 0-60 in under six seconds, up to 30 mpg with the 2.0T, and so ...

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    No Surprise: Ford halts RWD programs

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Ford Interceptor concept
    Ebb and flow. That's the way the petroleum market works, and if history holds true – and it normally does – then fuel prices are set to go up... again... and then some. So it's no surprise that Ford, GM and Chrysler ...

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    Undead: Will Acura show NSX in Detroit even after killing it off?

    Just two weeks after we learned that Honda had suspended plans to introduce a new V10 NSX sports car in 2010 comes word that we may see the car anyway. Sort of. The production program is still dead, but it is being reported that the previously scheduled "concept" will appear at Detroit's North ...


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