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    Report: Gilles blames slow Viper sales on poor dealer ordering, says order books are full
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    Since it hit the market with a bang, the SRT Viper has mainly soldiered on making nothing more than a whimper. Demand for the reborn, V10-powered rocket has struggled, although SRT boss Ralph Gilles remains committed to the slinky serpent, according to a report from Wards. "The plant is booked ...

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    Report: Lotus hiring 100 after securing £100m investment
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    Lotus is getting a shot in the arm courtesy of corporate parent DRB-Hicom, which has announced a 100-million pound ($152.3M USD at today's rates) investment in the Hethel, UK-based manufacturer. The troubled brand was also in the news last week, with DRB announcing a new, three-year plan that ...

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    Report: BMW-Toyota sports car heading towards Tokyo debut
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    Earlier this year, BMW and Toyota confirmed a four-part joint venture mostly focusing on increasing improving vehicle efficiency using fuel cells, lightweight materials and better battery technology. Also tucked into the announcement was a "feasibility study" for a shared platform to underpin a ...

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    Official: Toyota GT 86 sports car revealed [w/video]
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    It's no secret that the Toyota FT-86 will finally make its production-spec debut next week at the Tokyo Motor Show, and ahead of that, the automaker's UK office has released the first official photos and some initial specs. In Europe, the car will officially be called the Toyota GT 86. In Japan, ...

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    All 500 examples of the Porsche GT2 RS have been spoken for
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    2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS – Click above for high-res image gallery
    A limited-edtion, 620 horsepower sports car is quite an enticing piece of machinery. Porsche is building just 500 examples of its 2011 911 GT2 RS and – unsurprisingly – they're all spoken for. The twin-turbocharged ...

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    Fisker Karma configurator now online
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    First Factory-Built Fisker Karma – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Have you been anxiously waiting for the day you could spec out a sinuously-styled plug-in hybrid sports car of your very own? Then your dream is one step closer because the configurator for the Fisker Karma is now ...

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    Sondergard Automotive looking for startup capital for lighweight, low C02 roadster... on eBay?
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    Sondergard Automotive Prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's hard to get a car company off of the ground these days – just look at Tesla. Despite strong financial backing from the federal government, partnerships with companies like Mercedes-Benz and Toyota and a ...

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    Rumormill: Toyota developing smaller, cheaper baby FT-86
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    If there is any truth to this report from Road & Track, you inexpensive sports car lovers are going to owe the Toyota FT-86 a lot of thanks. RT says that the development costs for Toyota's re-entry into the truly sporty segment has run over estimates and the car is going to be priced higher ...

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    Quick Spin: Ariel Atom 3 is awesomeness that defies all classification
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    2010 Ariel Atom 3 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Before we get into the actual meat and potatoes of this review, please know that the absolute absurdity of the Ariel Atom 3 is not lost on us. It starts out as a sordid collection of mild steel tubing and a somewhat unassuming 2.0-liter ...

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    REPORT: Ferrari working on radical new door opening
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    As if scissor doors, gullwings, butterflies and those crazy Koenigsegg pivoters weren't enough to separate exotics from lesser cars, Ferrari is said to be working on another new door design that is both radical and practical. Go figure. Autocar came across a patent filing showing a few diagrams ...

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    Honda CEO: We will build affordable and green sports cars, not like the Lexus LF-A
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    Following our time visiting this week's Tokyo Motor Show, we had the opportunity to sit down for a small group interview at Honda's world headquarters with freshly-minted CEO Takanobu Ito, who took over the reigns at Honda from Takeo Fukui just this past June. Among the questions posed to Ito-san ...

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    Review: 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata is still the drive of our childhood dreams
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    2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Remember back when you were a diapered enthusiast-to-be and you weren't allowed to venture beyond the end of your family's tree lawn? The sum total of your 'driving' experience was probably a Little Tikes Cozy Coupe. If you were ...

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    Marussia, Russia's first supercar headed for international debut at Frankfurt
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    Marussia B2 teaser – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The hybrid Marussia B1 was unveiled last year, and can now be ordered for €100,000 (about $146,000 USD) while it is being prepared for serial production. Two of them will be on display at next week's the Frankfurt Motor Show ...

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    It's official: Volkswagen not bringing Scirocco to U.S.
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    2009 Volkswagen Scirocco – Click above for high-res gallery
    Word leaked late last week via an official-looking dealer communiqué that Volkswagen had finally decided to pass on bringing the Scirocco to the U.S., but to the best of our knowledge, nobody has gotten first-hand ...

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    A GT-R more wicked than the Spec-V this way comes...?
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Nissan GT-R SpecV
    When the Nissan GT-R SpecV was unveiled, we called it "Nissan's most super of supercars." We were, uh, mistaken. Inside Line spent a few fast days in Japan trying out the SpecV under the eye of the car's chief engineer, Kazutoshi Mizuno. ...

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    Ford Focus RS heads to 'Ring in search of a class record
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    2010 Ford Focus RS - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Pretty soon, it seems like the start of Nürburgring lap time season will take its place on motorsports calendars the same way you find with Formula 1 and NASCAR. The 'Ring season officially began last week, and the title card pitted ...

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    REPORT: BMW Z2 gets green light, concept headed for Frankfurt
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    A little more information is out on the BMW Z2 that looks to be shown at this year's Frankfurt Auto Show. According to Auto Bild, the roadster built on the next 1 Series platform will be joined by a coupe variant, just like the previous Z4 – but unlike that car, the Z2 will be a radical ...

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    Rendered Speculation: BMW Z10 ED to tackle Audi R8
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    The BMW Z10 ED -- Efficient Dynamics -- is a green supercar that's out to get the Audi R8. Tech specs are hypothesized to be a high-pressure turbocharged inline six cylinder with 400 hp that would use either a mechanical valve system or BMW's VANOS system, and run through a 7-speed dual-clutch ...

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    Will the new Focus be Ford's last RS?
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    Rumor has bubbled up that this latest Ford Focus RS will be the last. That, however, isn't the most outrageous part of the story - after all, just a couple of years ago there were rumors that the RS badge would disappear on the MkII. And the reasons for the rumor aren't wild, either: the cloudy ...

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    Dang, Bubba! Secret Service nixes Tesla drive for Bill Clinton
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    Former president Bill Clinton came this close to joining fellow politicos like Arnold Schwartzenegger and Gordon Brown as veterans of the Tesla Roadster Test Drive Club.At a recent event put on by Shangri La Industries (a green building contractor) at Burbank's Bob Hope Airport, Clinton was on ...

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