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 |  Aug 25 2014, 9:26 AM


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Sporty cars are not dead. Rumors of their demise are premature. Thrill-packed machinery litters the automotive landscape, available to suit nearly every budget.

When it comes to motoring fun, one of the most intriguing segments is the under $30,000 price bracket, where several enticing choices can be found in a variety of shapes and sizes.

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 |  Aug 17 2014, 2:31 PM

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Automotive legend Steve Saleen probably isn’t the first person you think of for high-performance electric cars, but that will be changing soon.

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 |  Aug 13 2014, 9:27 AM

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Caterham announced today that is expanding the number of cars available to its customers in the U.S. by two.

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 |  Aug 06 2014, 9:18 AM

Mercedes-Benz C250, AMG Line, Avantgarde, Diamantsilber metallic

Mercedes-Benz is planning to make performance products with a tri-star badge available to a wider range of people.

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 |  Jul 23 2014, 9:02 AM

2015 Ford Mustang Weight to Power

The 2015 Ford Mustang promises to be a better car in just about every measurable way compared to the outgoing model. It’s got extra power, a much more advanced chassis and loads of advanced technology. But how will it perform? Let’s explore this car’s weight-to-power ratio.

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 |  Jul 18 2014, 7:32 AM

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Ford is hard at work putting the finishing touches on its hotly anticipated 2015 Mustang, which is expected to go on sale this fall. Regrettably we haven’t been offered any time in the driver’s seat but we did get the next best thing: a chance to ride shotgun for a few hot laps.

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 |  Jul 08 2014, 5:19 PM

Alfa Romeo's Triumphant Return


2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Main Art

One of the most anxiously anticipated vehicles of the past few years is Alfa Romeo’s sultry new 4C sports car. Since the first concept version bowed in 2011 this product has seemingly whipped all of automotive journalism into a froth that’s stiffer than the peaks of a baked meringue. This much-hyped and oft-delayed product is set to launch this fall and we had a brief opportunity to sample it.

 |  Jun 17 2014, 3:05 PM

Sportiness is no Ghostly Apparition with the Wraith


2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith

Rolls-Royce is one of the most famous automakers in the world. This storied British brand is best known for building obscenely lavish cars, motoring vehicles that scream “expensive,” but in a well-mannered, genteel way.

2014-Rolls-Royce-Wraith-05.jpgModels like the Ghost sedan and Phantom flagship practically define the luxury segment. They’re decked out with features and materials not found in lesser vehicles, even from premium brands. But traditionally Rollers are all about comfort; “waftability” is something engineered right into these models from day one. They’re designed to transport passengers in total comfort and serenity.

In the past if you wanted a sporty luxury car you’d have to shop somewhere else. The folks at Mercedes-Benz would happily sell you an AMG-amplified model, or BMW would gladly entice you with their M cars. But sporty and Rolls-Royce were mutually exclusive, until now.

 |  Jun 12 2014, 1:24 PM

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There’s a new special team at Jaguar Land Rover dedicated to building top-level luxury and performance vehicles.

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 |  Jun 06 2014, 11:02 AM

Trans Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Shift

Welcome to the final installment of Trans Wars, a three-part miniseries exploring the automatic transmission. So far we’ve compared torque-converter and dual-clutch units, but these two gearboxes aren’t the only ones on the market today.

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 |  Jun 05 2014, 10:37 AM

2016 BMW M2 Spy Photos

Taunting us with all of its high-performance Bavarian goodness, our spy photographers have snapped some alluring shots of BMW’s upcoming 2016 M2.

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 |  Jun 05 2014, 8:02 AM

TRANS WARS Episode II: Attack of the Clutches

In yesterday’s installment of Trans Wars we explored the benefits and downsides of conventional automatic gearboxes, ones that feature fluid-filled torque converters. This type of transmission has been around for more than 50 years; it works well and has pretty much become the industry standard.

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 |  Jun 04 2014, 1:02 PM

TRANS WARS Episode I: The Phantom Pedal

Join us for a three-part miniseries exploring the ins and outs of automatic transmissions. For the first installment we celebrate heritage by tipping our hats to a great motoring tradition that’s as American as baseball, apple pie and Oldsmobile. This is Trans Wars!

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 |  May 20 2014, 3:28 PM

2015 Ford Mustang

There’s more pricing news to share about the highly anticipated 2015 Ford Mustang. An EcoBoosted version of the popular ponycar will kick off at less than 26 grand; the V8-powered GT version starts at less than 33 large.

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 |  May 19 2014, 10:52 AM

2016 Cadillac CTS-V Spy Shots

Cadillac is hard at work on the next-generation CTS-V high-performance model as these spy photos reveal.

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 |  May 16 2014, 8:32 AM

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The BMW i8 uses a turbocharged three-cylinder engine and an electric motor to deliver a combined 357 hp, but you’ll be darn lucky to see one driving around the U.S. this year.

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 |  Apr 30 2014, 10:32 AM

 

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Diesel engines can power for more than just tractor trailers or farm implements; they even have a place in performance vehicles. This may be an unlikely sounding combination but  British sports-car brand Trident may be on to something.

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 |  Apr 23 2014, 9:21 AM

Mercedes-Benz C250, AMG Line, Avantgarde, Diamantsilber metallic

Mercedes is planning a more performance oriented version of its C-Class sedan that will slot between the C400 and C63 AMG.

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 |  Apr 17 2014, 11:45 AM

Mazda Skyactiv Chassis

Despite its dainty proportions the Mazda Miata is always a big deal, especially when there’s a new one on the way. To help celebrate this iconic roadster’s 25th anniversary the company brought in a throng of historic models and put ‘em on display here at the New York Auto Show.

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 |  Apr 09 2014, 9:35 AM

2016 Audi R8 Spy Photo

Can’t get enough low-slung German sexiness? AutoGuide.com’s spy photographers just snapped even more pictures of the next generation Audi R8 undergoing testing.

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 |  Mar 24 2014, 6:32 PM

2015 Ford Mustang Domino's Pizza

In the latest of an ongoing series of technical briefings Ford showcased some of the advanced technology going in the brand-new 2015 Mustang. Some high-end driver-assistance features will be made available for the first time in addition to a host of new standard equipment.

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 |  Mar 12 2014, 1:38 PM

Ferrari California T Engine

The Geneva Motor Show always plays host to a throng of exciting ultra-high-performance automobiles and this year’s installment was no exception. Lamborghini revealed its sultry new Huracán, McLaren unwrapped the alluring 650S and even Pagani’s outlandish Zonda Revolución made a showing. But the folks in Maranello, Italy were not to be out done.

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 |  Mar 06 2014, 10:01 AM

mclaren 650s

Superlatives are the name of the game at the McLaren display in Geneva. The company claims its alluring 650S is the fastest, most engaging, best equipped and most beautiful production supercar they’ve ever made. Is that the truth or just a bunch of bullroar? Here’s the skinny.

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 |  Feb 28 2014, 12:32 PM

Arash AF8

There’s a new mid-engined supercar in town and it hails from Great Britain, but it’s not from the likes of Aston Martin, Bentley or even Noble. 

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