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 |  Aug 10 2014, 9:10 PM

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Through social media, some stories have a life of their own. AutoGuide.com has compiled a list of this week’s most shared stories through Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

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 |  Dec 27 2013, 8:34 AM

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2014 Nissan GT-R

It has been another busy year at the AutoGuide office. Once again we have driven and evaluated hundreds of cars this year ranging from the Mitsubishi Mirage to the Dodge Ram to the Rolls Royce Ghost.

We love testing cars and will test anything we can get our hands on. However, every once in a while we come across a car that is something special; a car that separates itself from the over-populated crowd and wins over our automotive hearts.

These here are the top ten vehicles that stuck in our minds. They may not be the fastest or flashiest cars out there (though most of them are), but long after we had to return these press vehicles, we were still longing for just one more drive.

 |  Dec 09 2013, 9:32 AM

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According to Haruhiko Tanahashi, the man behind the Lexus LFA, a new halo model for the Japanese automaker is already in development.

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 |  Nov 01 2013, 8:01 AM

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Lexus will be invading the 2013 SEMA Show with a collection of customized IS vehicles, built by enthusiasts from all across America.

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 |  Oct 13 2013, 12:01 PM

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Interested in the Honda Accord hybrid? AutoGuide calls it the Japanese automaker’s first real hybrid model, and if you want to know why, watch our most watched videos of the week below.

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 |  Aug 02 2013, 8:01 AM

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At the 24 Hours of Nurburgring this year, Gazoo Racing’s Lexus LFA finished 37th overall and second in the SP8 class as tough weather conditions prevented the team from climbing further up the grid through the race.

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 |  May 31 2013, 10:31 AM

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In December 2012, the last Lexus LFA, number 500 of 500 rolled off the assembly line, leaving many car fans wondering what’s next for the Japanese brand? While Lexus has been mum about the future of its supercar, the company released a new video saluting the advancements of the LFA, and the new driver-focused mantra of Lexus.

There’s very little noise more satisfying than the screaming V10 engine of the Lexus LFA, and fortunately this video’s soundtrack is littered with the brilliant exhaust note of the big engine. Putting out over 500-hp and having a redline at 9,000 rpm, the engine isn’t even the LFA’s most interesting component.

It’s mostly carbon fiber construction is made in house by Lexus using a carbon fiber circular loom, one of two in the whole world. The whole car is an out-of-the-ordinary excercise by Lexus, an automaker that used to be known for floaty luxury cars just ten years ago. However starting with the LFA it seems like the brand’s emphasis has switched into delivering brilliant driving experiences.

With many hoping another LFA is on the way, Lexus has insisted that the lessons learned from the LFA will translate into its future products. The factory which made the impressive supercar is yet to be shut down, with workers continuing to make parts for the 500 LFA owners out there.

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 |  Jan 11 2013, 11:14 AM

The Lexus LFA production has ended, but the rumors of a convertible variant remain strong.

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 |  Jan 11 2013, 6:48 AM

Undoubtedly Toyota and its partners stole the show at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon, with several vehicles built by Gazoo Racing garnering the the lion’s share of the attention.

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 |  Jan 01 2013, 8:57 AM

14. Acura ZDX


As 2012 winds to an end, AutoGuide looks back at all the vehicles that received the axe this year, some that will be missed, while others surely won’t be.

Starting it off is the Acura ZDX, a crossover that had a very tough time breaking into the market. Priced at around $51,815 including delivery, the ZDX was hardly a hot seller for the Japanese automaker, and it’s clear that Acura can’t wait to move forward from it.

 |  Dec 27 2012, 8:12 AM

Now that the final Lexus LFA has rolled off the production line, the Japanese automaker is turning its attention to the future in order to continue building excitement around the brand.

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 |  Dec 20 2012, 7:22 AM

As the 500th Lexus LFA rolled off the assembly line, Toyota president Akio Toyoda visited the LFA Works at the Motomachi Plant in Japan to celebrate  the final LFA’s production.

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 |  Dec 14 2012, 9:31 AM

10. Honda Integra Type-R


Forget the 12 days of Christmas. This is the seven days of dream garages.

Trading partridges in pear trees for horsepower in sexy sheetmetal, starting today each AutoGuide editor will reveal their list of the 10 cars we’ll be asking Santa for this year, giving a little insight into our automotive preferences.

Now 10 may seem like a lot to have in a dream garage, but narrowing down the list is harder than you think. When you’re dreaming, you want to dream big – but when it comes down to it, you start to think hard about which cars you realistically want to have.

So to kick things off, my list starts off with a Japan-spec Honda Integra Type-R. I can already hear what you’re thinking, “Wait, what? A dream car list and one of them is a Honda?”

Well, you know the saying: You never forget your first love.

Powered by a high-revving 1.8-liter B-series engine, the Type-R is one of the most balanced, best-handling front-wheel drive cars ever made. Its rarity in America has turned it into a collectible, and finding a mint condition one in today’s market is nearly impossible.

In fact, finding a low mileage Type-R will cost you nearly what the vehicle’s MSRP was when it first came out – if not more. So why not the Acura model? Well, I’ve always had a soft spot for the design on the Japan-only front end on the Integra, it’s simply a design that can hold its own even with today’s modern cars.

 |  Nov 15 2012, 5:02 PM

Lexus will bring its eye-catching LF-LC concept to the Los Angeles Auto Show for its North American debut later this month.

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 |  Nov 15 2012, 8:31 AM

It’s no secret; Toyota is buddy-buddy with British luxury automaker Aston Martin. The two firms have collaborated before, perhaps most famously the iQ-based Cygnet city car, and the latest gossip indicates is the “capital T” is interested in buying Aston.

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 |  Nov 06 2012, 1:32 PM

Lexus race car driver Akira Iida tweeted a photo yesterday, referring to it as his next challenge but saying little more.

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 |  Oct 31 2012, 12:41 PM

The extremely rare Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition is out in Las Vegas at the 2012 SEMA Show, surprisingly making its US auto show debut.

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 |  Oct 10 2012, 4:52 PM

The third in Lexus’ line of one-off LFA supercars – the AD-X appeared in spy photos today cruising around the Nurburgring.

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 |  Oct 08 2012, 1:02 PM

Auto enthusiasts probably know the airplane versus supercar schtick pretty well at this point. It’s old hat. Or is it?

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 |  Sep 25 2012, 9:02 AM

Designing and engineering a flagship supercar such as the Lexus LFA is no easy task as chief engineer Tanahashi Haruhiko will gladly tell.

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 |  Sep 13 2012, 2:51 PM

What is better than watching a Lexus LFA power around Laguna Seca raceway? How about watching 16 LFA’s doing it, all at the same time. 

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 |  Sep 04 2012, 8:31 AM

It’ll be another year and change before the production Lexus LFA Roadster hits the road, but why wait?

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 |  Aug 23 2012, 6:02 PM

Which supercar owner event is the coolest so far of 2012? Easily the first-ever LFA owner’s meet that took place today at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca  - eat your heart out Gumball 3000.

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 |  Aug 07 2012, 9:31 AM

We’re nearing the end of the Lexus LFA’s limited production of 500 units, which means it’s time for the Japanese automaker to work on the LFA Roadster variant.

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