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    eBay Find of the Day: Rinspeed Porsche 911 R69 is spectacularly Eighties
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    Nothing communicates the Miami Vice-era coke-dealer ethos like a slantnose Porsche 911 Turbo. Nothing, that is, except this 1986 Rinspeed Porsche 911 R69. The loony Swiss outfit put its twist on the Flachbau by adding hot pink paint, color-matched wheels, the requisite body kit, and ...

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    Report: 2013 Ford Escape to be four-cylinder only, two EcoBoost options
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    The 2013 Ford Escape is set to bow at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month, but we don't have to wait several weeks for engine options. The Ford Story (a Ford-run blog) reports that the next Escape (Ford Vertrek concept from 2011 Detroit Auto Show shown above) will feature three four-cylinder ...

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    Porsche celebrates 10 years in China with special edition 911 Turbo S
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    To celebrate its tenth anniversary in the ever-hungry, ever-growing Chinese market, Porsche is unleashing a special edition version of its 911 Turbo S. The car comes with the Turbo S' 530-horsepower, twin-turbo flat-six, mated to Porsche's PDK sequential gearbox. Rather than go crazy with ...

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    New Buick "brand anthem" ad breaks during NCAA Final Four
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    This weekend, Buick is introducing a new ad the company calls its "brand anthem." Car companies do this once in a while. It's almost always a 60-second TV spot meant to illustrate a new idea of what the brand represents. In Buick's case, its new anthem, to paraphrase, is "luxury for regular ...

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    Report: All BMW four-cylinders will be turbocharged
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    BMW X1 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We sure hope you BMW fans out there like your four-cylinders with forced induction. According to Autocar, the German automaker has committed to strapping a turbocharger to all of its four-cylinder engines in ...

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    Report: Cadillac SRX Turbo axed after only one year
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    2010 Cadillac SRX Turbo - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Cadillac SRX Turbo appears to be a one-year wonder. GM Inside News reports that the optional 300-horsepower, 2.8-liter turbo V6 has been discontinued in Cadillac's small crossover – a fact they confirmed through ...

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    Report: Formula 1 engines could go four-cylinder turbo in 2013
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    In less than a week, the FIA could vote in a new engine for the 2013 Formula One season, and the smart money is on a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder to replace the current 2.4-liter V8s. BBC Sport reports that the downsized engine is an attempt to mirror the mills used in road cars and ...

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    Report: Toyota plans to add turbo, direct-injection to most of lineup
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    Toyota has big plans for its model lineup, as the automaker intends to introduce 11 new or redesigned vehicles by 2012. This will be accomplished by offering hybrid versions of existing models, as well as introducing all-new hybrid vehicles. However, Toyota's focus isn't going to be entirely on ...

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    Class action suit alleges BMW N54 turbo engine unsafe, causes Unintended Deceleration
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    2010 BMW 335i – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The award-winning BMW N54 inline-six has been a hit around the world since it made its debut in the 2006 E90 335i. The twin-turbocharged engine produces around 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque and many have actually suggested ...

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    Video: Ezra Dyer tackles the Spectre 341 Challenge in a Porsche 911 Turbo
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    Click above to view the video after the jump
    We didn't make it out to this year's Spectre 341 Challenge as time just wasn't on our side. Fortunately, we can live vicariously through a few of the participants, including Automobile scribe Ezra Dyer. If you're not familiar with the event, it has ...

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    Video: Supercar Porn - MT pits Benz SLS AMG vs. Audi R8 V10 vs. Porsche 911 Turbo in Vegas
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    Porsche 911 vs. Audi R8 5.2 FSI vs. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG – Click above to watch video after the jump
    The kids from Motor Trend are at it again. The crew has turned out some pretty tasty videos over the past few months, but nothing like the clip after the jump. Editor-At-Large Arthur St. ...

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    First Drive: 2010 Saab 9-5 proves being born from chaos builds character
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    2010 Saab 9-5 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    A funny thing happened on the way to bankruptcy court for General Motors. As part of a bid to have its red-stained slate wiped clean, it moved to divest itself of a number of brands in its bloated portfolio, with Pontiac, Saturn, ...

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    Video: Suzuki boosts Kizashi sedan's performance with turbocharger, Tommy Kendall spools it up
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    2010 Suzuki Kizashi Turbo Concept – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Suzuki took a pretty big gamble by only offering its new Kizashi with a fuel-thrifty 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. While the mill produces a respectable 185 horsepower, it falls well short of the numbers ...

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    Report: EcoBoosted Ford Mustang not in the cards... for now
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    2011 Ford Mustang V6 burnout – Click above to enlarge
    We just wrote about the report that General Motors is developing a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 to challenge Ford's 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, and that the GM version might – just maybe, possibly, perhaps – go into the Camaro. Ford, ...

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    Geneva 2010: Porsche 911 Turbo S is all that in blue, now with "bending lights"
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    2010 Porsche 911 Turbo S – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Porsche 911 Turbo S isn't new, it's just, well, more. All those options boxes on the Porsche Turbo (and you know how Porsche loves options boxes) don't need to be ticked – Porsche already checked them for you. It's ...

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    Inside Line: Infiniti G25 still coming, but forget that turbo thing...
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    2010 Infiniti G - Click above for high-res image gallery
    When the team over at Inside Line reported on Tuesday that the 2011 Infiniti G Series sedan will be offered with a turbocharged 2.5-liter V6 borrowed from the JDM Skyline 250GT (sold as the Infiniti G on our shores), we were left scratching ...

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    Rumormill: 2011 Infiniti G25 coming with turbocharged 2.5-liter V6
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    2010 Infiniti G – Click above for high-res image gallery
    According the slinky sleuths at InsideLine, the 2011 Infiniti G series will be available with a turbocharged 2.5-liter V6 from the JDM-only Skyline 250GT (known as the Infiniti G in the States). But something's amiss... Infiniti ...

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    Quick Spin: TPCRacing Cayman S Turbo picks up where Porsche left off
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    TPCRacing Porsche Cayman S Turbo – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When Porsche introduced the Cayman in 2006, one thing was abundantly clear: Porsche had muzzled its midship coupe to prevent cannibalizing 911 sales. Despite a more favorable weight distribution and an unflappable ...

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    Review: 2009 MTM Audi A3 Sportback is a singular sport (with) utility
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    2009 MTM Audi A3 Sportback – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In the automotive world, price is increasingly a function of degrees. How's that? Dial in a faster windscreen angle, aggressively rake the rear glass and – voilà! – you've just padded your margins to the ...

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    Ford EcoBoost Engines see high take rate, customers see higher transaction prices
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    2010 Lincoln MKT – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford has been pushing its EcoBoost engines hard since they came out of the gate, with almost as many commercials touting its twin-turbo technology as we've seen all other Blue Oval spots combined. And all that marketing mojo appears ...

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