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    The Periodic Table of Sports Cars according to Car and Driver
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    So many sports cars, so little time. If only someone would organize them into one succinct chart, categorizing them according to common properties and laying them out in an authoritative graph. Wait, Car and Driver is someone, right? The geeks over at C/D have created a pseudo-scientific chart ...

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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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    European Nissan GT-R specs released, now with more power, grip
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    Nissan giveth, and Nissan taketh away. Although next year's Nissan GT-R will reportedly (maybe) lose launch control, it will get five more horsepower after a few electronics tweaks, going from 480 PS (473 hp) to 485 PS (478 hp), according to an official statement from Nissan UK. It will also be ...

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    Spy Shots: Jaguar XK diesel under development
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    The reports are true: a 3.0-liter diesel Jaguar XK is on the way. The new XK, long due for a serious refresh, will show up in 2009 with the minor addition of the JaguarDrive selector a la XF and the major addition of a diesel engine to boost fuel economy and sales, along with two new V8s. Since ...

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    Spy Shots: 998 Porsche 911
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    The next Porsche 911, the 998, is doing the rounds on German public roads. By the looks of it, the headlights are more vertical than the current model, and based on what's covered, the front and rear bumpers and valances will see the majority of the work. Intriguingly, the side mirrors on the car ...

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    LA 2008: Our Orange Crush is the Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 The Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85, which we'll call "Tiger," is officially out and about. Spyker has released more images of the Audi-engined, 400-hp, 6-speed manual Le Mans-inspired road car, and to our eyes it could be the best ...

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    Under the skin of the 2010 Acura NSX
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    We don't know what the next Acura (Honda) NSX will ultimately look like, but we do know that it will have a 5.5-liter V10 throwing down 560 hp through a torque-vectoring SW-AWD setup. The folks over at Auto Express have a cutaway view of the NSX's gizzards, and what lurks beneath the creased and ...

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    SEMA 2008: Hurst Hemi Challenger
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Hurst HEMI Challenger
    George Hurst's mission was to make hot rods for gentlemen. The new Hurst, in the body of the new Challenger, has carried on George's mission admirably. This particular blogger isn't wasn't even a Challenger fan, and then we laid eyes on ...

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    Porsche Panamera key looks like... Porsche Panamera
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    What you're looking at is a Porsche Panamera key. Arguably, it's better looking than the Panamera prototypes currently racking up more frequent flier miles than the Travelocity gnome. But we think it will take up all kinds of awkward space in your pocket and won't play nice with other keys. Perhaps ...

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    Spy Shots: Panamera mule close-ups... still looks... hmmm...
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    At last count, there were 13 Porsche Panameras winding their way up and down San Francisco streets. We don't know what could be so challenging in the city by the bay that Porsche would take a huge mule fleet to a crowded city center, but needless to say there have been a lot of pictures taken. This ...

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    Spy Shots: Porsche GT3 RS
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    Coming to the meaty part of the 911 model line revamp, the 2010 GT3 RS has been spotted after some time in wardrobe wearing slightly different clothes. These are subtle alterations, with LED daytime running lights, bigger intakes, a new air dam lip up front and revised taillights out back. The ...

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    Russian supercar named by Freudian serfs: E-Go Revolt
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    Click the image above for a high-res gallery of the E-Go Revolt
    A new coachbuilding company in Russia called E-Go has come up with a new car built on a Mitsubishi platform. Called Revolt, by E-Go, we don't find it the least bit offensive, although we do think the rear end is a little funky. The ...

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    Aston Martin to move further upmarket?
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the 2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
    Such is the logic of luxury economics: charge tens of thousands of dollars more for the same product, sell fewer of them and boost the balance sheet and your brand's long-term viability. That is what Aston Martin's considering ...

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    Review: 2009 Mercedes SL63 AMG and SL600
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    Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG – Click above for high-res gallery
    Finding the ideal luxury sports car is a Goldilocks proposition: cars that fulfill either descriptive – luxury or sports – are piled high as Annapurna. For instance, the Ferrari F430 is a luxurious sports car, but it's ...

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    Camo-less Panamera has Seoul, caught in Korea
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    Click above to watch video after the jump
    The Panamera is doing development time in Seoul, South Korea. In a city where it seems everyone has a cell phone camera, it's no wonder that someone caught it on film. This time it appears to be wearing nothing more than a blue paint job and some ...

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    Inside Line sees Nissan 370Z in person, official photos coming Oct. 29
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    Inside Line was given a thorough peek at and allowed to drive the coming Nissan 370Z, and appears to like what it has seen. Many of their findings have been previously guessed at based on spy photos of the car, but their viewing seems to prove that it all fits together well enough in person. ...

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    Aston Martin's Lagonda S-class fighter coming in 2012
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    Aston Martin has stepped in to clarify recent rumors of its Lagonda revival. We know that a Lagonda concept is due to be shown at next year's Geneva Motor Show, and of late it was speculated to be something SUV-ish. An Aston spokesperson has laid out the plan, and this time neglected to mention the ...

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    No future for the mid-engine Corvette
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    With GM facing well-publicized challenges -- along with just about everyone else who needs a little thing called money -- certain high-profile and expensive programs are crowding up on the back burner. Even America's sports car, the Corvette, is not exempt, with CAFE regulations clouding the view ...

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    Top Gear Magazine (sorta) reveals Aston Martin One-77
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    The Paris Motor Show has given up its secrets, but that doesn't mean the teasing is over. Top Gear magazine has the story on the Aston Martin One-77, joined by what will probably be more tease-tastic renders. One thing that can be gleaned from the rendering on the TG microsite is the headlight ...

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