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 |  Jul 30 2014, 9:05 AM

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 |  Jul 25 2014, 8:07 AM

mclaren p1 gtr

Pushing the limits of what a production car is capable of, McLaren has released a teaser image of its upcoming track focused P1 GTR.

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 |  Jul 24 2014, 8:07 PM

Aston-Martin-Lagonda

Aston Martin has announced the return of the Lagonda nameplate with a new limited edition super saloon, but there’s a catch.

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 |  Jul 23 2014, 8:29 AM

lexus rc-f exhaust

Lexus has the new BMW M4 in its sights with the RC-F performance coupe and now we can share one of the best parts about the car ahead of our test drive later this month: the exhaust note!

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 |  Jul 15 2014, 2:22 PM

New kids on the block


2014-Nissan-NV-2500

With a new house, in a new development, why not make the move in a brand new way?

Forget U-Hauls or borrowing a friend’s pickup truck, I reached out to Nissan and was promptly delivered a shiny new NV 2500, using the new entry to the commercial vehicle segment to facilitate my own new adventure.

During a tumultuous week, I learned a few important things – about this new truck’s capabilities, and about moving a family.

 |  Jul 10 2014, 11:45 AM

viper acr nurburgring record

The Viper’s one-time Nurburgring lap record almost never happened. In fact, Dominick Farnbacher, who set the incredible 7:12 lap time, was never even supposed to drive the car.

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 |  Jul 08 2014, 9:30 AM

FRS COMP Flattened

AutoGuide hot-shoe Dave Pratte is headed to Newfoundland, Canada in September, piloting a Scion FR-S with fellow Speed.Academy Editor Peter Tarach during the grueling Targa Newfoundland tarmac rally.

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 |  Jul 03 2014, 6:56 AM

mazda

Mazda will officially introduce the next-generation of its popular MX-5 roadster on September 3rd at one of the world’s most famous racetracks: Laguna Seca.

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 |  Jun 27 2014, 7:08 AM

Aston-Martin-DP-100-Vision-Gran-Turismo-Concept

If Aston Martin’s wild new DP-100 concept looks a bit unrealistic, that’s because it is.

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 |  Jun 25 2014, 7:07 AM

toyota fcv

Toyota has moved one step further to launching what it hopes is the next big revolution in the auto industry, revealing the production version of its new Fuel Cell Vehicle.

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 |  Jun 24 2014, 9:31 AM

1. The perfect day at the track is wet early and dry late


mercedes benz driving academy wet

Not a minute into the drive to the track and the drops of rain started to appear.

Sitting for our classroom session at the newly renovated pavilion at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (formerly Mosport) east of Toronto, Canada and the ominous clouds didn’t hold back on the drama, soaking the 2.5 miles of asphalt in what our chief instructor Danny Kok calls “liquid excitement.”

I’m here to participate in the Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy’s Mastering Performance program along with another journalist and a selection of paying customers.

The group of us depart the facilities just as the track is beginning its long drying process… something we were about to aid with a caravan of shiny new Benzes.

The ideal thing about a wet track in the morning is that it teaches you to be cautious. With reduced grip it also amplifies the car’s behavior. And when practicing trail braking with an emphasis on gradual modulation of the pedal, you couldn’t ask for a better (but also more frustrating) learning experience.

With another mid-morning sprinkle, we took an early lunch in the hopes the track would try out again. And it did, leaving us with excellent grip and an afternoon of lapping the full circuit at significantly faster speeds with a little new-found (or recently practiced) skill under our belts.

 |  Jun 16 2014, 6:36 AM

Michael-Schumacher1

After a life-altering skiing accident, Michael Schumacher has emerged from his medically induced coma and has left the French hospital where has been staying for the past six months.

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 |  Jun 15 2014, 9:10 AM

Audi-Le-mans

Despite an improving Toyota team and a new challenger in Porsche, Audi has once again taken the checkered flat at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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 |  Jun 12 2014, 2:36 PM

Ford C-MAX Hybrid

Ford is reducing the fuel economy rating on its C-Max hybrid for the second time since the car’s introduction as a 2013 model year vehicle.

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 |  Jun 03 2014, 9:41 AM

scion-lineup-2016

Toyota’s struggling Scion brand will soon get some much needed new product, with an insider confirming a new hatchback will be added to the lineup as well as a product the brand has never before offered, a sedan.

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 |  May 29 2014, 8:27 AM

2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Touring

Contrary to past reports, the Mitsubishi Evo will not be discontinued at the end of the year.

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10 Cars and 10 Laps at Road America

Driving impressions from the MAMA Spring Rally

 |  May 23 2014, 1:50 PM

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Track testing a car is one of the true joys of the job, but winding out 10 cars in one morning makes for a special day indeed.

And that’s just what we had the chance to do this week at one of America’s premiere regional events for auto journalists. Each year the Midwest Automotive Media Association holds its Spring Rally at one of the most impressive tracks in the country: Road America.

With over 90 different cars available to test, at least two dozen were available to be evaluated on the impressive and intimidating 4.048 mile track. Here are a few initial impressions from 10 different cars we were able to test, ranging from a Mazda3 to a Mercedes E63 AMG.

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 |  May 20 2014, 5:37 AM

2015-Ford-Mustang-Main-2

Unveiled a half a year ago, the 2015 Ford Mustang is now available to order starting at just $24,425.

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 |  Apr 25 2014, 1:44 PM

scion fr-s rs 1

What’s wrong with the Scion FR-S? According to one Nissan exec, it’s too slow.

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 |  Apr 24 2014, 2:10 PM

2015 nissan micra

With the introduction of the Micra to Canada it seemed like an inevitability that Nissan would then bring the small car to America, but that’s not going to happen.

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 |  Apr 24 2014, 10:14 AM

nissan sentra nismo

The next Nismo-tuned product from Nissan is likely to be a hopped-up version of its Sentra compact sedan, but there will be more to follow says product boss Pierre Loing.

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 |  Apr 23 2014, 11:57 AM

mini one

MINI sales are in a serious slump, but that doesn’t mean the brand is willing to cater to the lowest common denominator.

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 |  Apr 22 2014, 9:17 AM

2014 mini clubman

With the debut of a new MINI hardtop, those awaiting a second-generation Clubman will have to be patient… maybe forever.

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 |  Apr 21 2014, 9:48 AM

mclaren family

McLaren has promised one new model each year and while there are plenty of rumors as to what will arrive in 2015, we can confirm it won’t use hybrid power.

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