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    Spy Shots: New Saker GT supercar caught track testing
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    Saker's latest supercar has been caught testing and by the looks of things, the New Zealand-based sports car company has a new contender on its hands. For the uninitiated, Sakar was founded in 1992 by engineer Bruce Turnbull and named for the Saker Falcon. In the intervening years, Sakar has been ...

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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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    Geneva Preview: Caparo-baiting Fioravanti concept draws nigh
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    Fioravanti has made a habit of showing interesting things at the Geneva Motor Show. This year it will reportedly be the LF1, a car built to demonstrate the application of Formula 1 design and build techniques to a production vehicle. Done up like the Caparo T1's open-air cousin, the LF1 doesn't ...

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    Spy Shots: Ferrari F450 prototype widened and scooped
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    The car codenamed F142 is going to be the Ferrari F450, successor to the current F430. Set on a modified F430 chassis with a wider front and rear track, the new car looks evolutionary but the changes aren't insubstantial. A 4.5-liter engine will be placed amidships, and its expected 500+ horsepower ...

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    Hyundai Genesis Coupe goes on sale early - A few first impressions
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    The first Genesis Coupe has landed in the driveway of Eager American Buyer Number One before Hyundai has even finished launching the car for the press, which is a slight reversal of things. In other words, the Korean automaker is actually ahead of schedule in launching its latest product. How ...

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    Geneva Preview: Bentley goes green - really fast - with the Continental Supersports
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Bentley Continental Supersports
    Bentley has decided to go green, and the fabulously white coupe you see above is how they've done it: "a muscular two-seater that delivers supercar performance and a highly focused driving experience." Sounds green so far, ...

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    New Jaguar XE sportscar to ride on bobbed XK platform?
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    Autocar is reporting that the compact Jaguar XE sports car due in about two years time will be based on a shortened version of the XK's extruded and cast aluminum frame. The dimensions are supposedly going to challenge those of the Mercedes SLK, and that narrower chassis created for the XE could ...

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