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 |  Feb 28 2014, 12:32 PM

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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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 |  Feb 25 2014, 10:33 AM

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Not one to let a good thing go blasé, the folks at Bentley have concocted a series of options to improve their already bonkers Continental GT Speed ultra-luxury grand touring car as well as the Flying Spur sedan. More is always better, right?

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 |  Feb 14 2014, 5:51 PM

Love Me or Love Me Not?


Top 10 Cars to Date or Marry

Love is in the air; either that or exhaust fumes mixed with a whiff of burnt transmission fluid. Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day and people around the world are hugging, kissing and handing out heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. But how boring is that? This holiday is a bigger cliché than every Disney princess movie combined and raised to the power of a Jared jewelry commercial.

Upping the excitement factor here’s a list of five vehicles you might be interested in “dating” and five you could actually “marry;” each one is fun in its own special way but they’re not all keepers. You know, as enamored as you were of that cocktail waitress in Vegas you probably wouldn’t want to introduce her to your parents or show her off at church.

 |  Feb 06 2014, 1:09 PM

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Volvo is not usually known for building lust-worthy performance machines. Generally their products are safe, solid and secure, important attributes to be certain but they’re hardly the stuff dreams are made of. However, the addition of performance-tuned V60 and S60 Polestar models is spicing things up for the Staid Swede.

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 |  Jan 22 2014, 9:02 AM

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You can’t build a truly great car without an exceptional engine. Powertrain is the heart and soul of every vehicle on the road; it’s the mechanical equivalent of life. Without propulsion systems cars are little more than expensive, over-engineered pieces of yard art.

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 |  Jan 14 2014, 10:44 AM

Lexus-RC-F-Coupe-Show-Floor-Main-ArtLexus is making a bold statement with its new RC F coupe. This car has the design and performance credentials to compete with some of the segment’s most respected nameplates.

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 |  Jan 14 2014, 8:45 AM

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The folks at Lexus just officially unveiled this sultry-looking two-door at the North American International Auto Show. The 2015 RC F performance coupe is a V8-powered sports machine designed to rival products like the brand-new BMW M4 and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG.

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 |  Jan 14 2014, 8:15 AM

BMW-2-Series-First-Look-Main-ArtBMW revealed a pair of fun-loving subcompact coupes at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. The new 2 Series promises to deliver tremendous driving dynamics thanks to traditional Bimmer virtues.

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 |  Jan 13 2014, 6:05 PM

2014-Mini-JCW-Concept-Main-ArtAn all-new MINI is ready to be released but if sporty dynamics and a scrappy demeanor isn’t enough for you a high-performance John Cooper Works version of the car is under development. Not surprisingly the company revealed just such a design study on day one of the Detroit Auto Show.

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 |  Jan 13 2014, 1:50 PM

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BMW is trying to elevate the premium sub-compact segment, and its brand-new 2 Series promises to deliver an unparalleled driving experience. Two versions of this exciting new car were on display in-the-steel here at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.

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 |  Jan 13 2014, 9:08 AM

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Toyota is making big waves at day one of the 2014 North American International Auto Show. The Japanese company chose Motown as the global stage to unveil its latest concept car, called the FT-1… and what a vehicle it is!

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 |  Jan 08 2014, 1:25 PM

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Long a purveyor of dependable but somewhat dreary luxury cars Lexus continues to reinvent itself. Products like the limited-production (and totally awesome) LFA supercar as well as enthusiast-focused F Sport models demonstrate the brand’s newfound passion. And this blue beauty is writing the next chapter in Lexus’ journey.

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 |  Jan 03 2014, 12:25 PM

Fast for Less Cash


Top 10 Under 50k

While it may seem that automakers are focusing more on fuel efficiency than performance these days, cars are actually getting faster and (in some cases) cheaper. If you’re in the market for a performance car under $50,000, you might be surprised just how fast they can get.

Taking a look at 0-60 mph acceleration times*, we have compiled a list of the Top 10 fastest vehicles available on today’s market for under $50,000 including destination.

 |  Dec 06 2013, 2:02 PM

Ask-AutoGuide-No-26-Main-ArtGoldilocks and the Three Bears is a lighthearted fairytale highlighting the adventures of a cute little girl and a trio of cuddly bears… or is it? A closer examination of this innocent-sounding narrative reveals that it’s actually a gloomy tale that glorifies breaking and entering, trespassing, vandalism and theft.

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 |  Dec 05 2013, 4:02 PM

Sebastian-Vettel-Main-ArtMany automotive journalists think they can drive. Sure, some of them are able to deliver respectable lap times but quite a few believe they’re far more capable behind the wheel of a motor vehicle than they actually are.

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 |  Dec 05 2013, 1:30 PM

2015-Ford-Mustang-First-Look-Video-Main-ArtAnd here it is, the 2015 Ford Mustang. It’s been a LONG time coming – you could say 50 years in the making – but the company officially unveiled the car today. As you know, this has been one of the most hotly anticipated vehicles of the past few years.

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 |  Nov 25 2013, 1:45 PM

mercedes-concept-gla45-amg-la-auto-showIs there a market for high-performance, compact crossovers? AMG sure thinks so, unveiling the Concept GLA45 AMG at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show.

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 |  Nov 13 2013, 9:55 AM

2014 CLA45 AMG

There was a key piece of information missing when AutoGuide took its first drive of Mercedes new CLA 45 AMG: its estimated gas mileage.

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 |  Nov 12 2013, 10:02 AM

2014 Honda Civic Revealed at SEMA

Honda, a brand known for its racing pedigree, is placing a lesser emphasis on outright performance in favor of products that are “fun to drive,” a top executive said last week.

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 |  Nov 09 2013, 12:01 PM

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The American car consumer might be stereotyped as loving brutishly powerful V8 machines, but according to a new survey they actually prefer fuel efficiency over performance.

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 |  Nov 08 2013, 3:00 AM

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The folks at Mercedes-Benz introduced their brand-new S-Class flagship sedan earlier this year, which only means one thing: high-performance versions can’t be far behind.

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 |  Nov 06 2013, 4:13 PM

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Dodge is bringing back the Scat Pack Club for 2014, inviting enthusiasts to join a special group of do-it-yourself owners with a passion for performance.

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 |  Nov 02 2013, 12:01 PM

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If you’ve got a smartphone you know just how versatile these pocket computers are. They send and receive e-mail, allow you to cruise the internet and can even take pictures, to name but a few of their capabilities. They’re essentially real-life Tricorders from Star Trek.

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 |  Oct 25 2013, 5:06 PM

Scion-iQ-Main-ArtScion’s iQ is one of the smallest cars sold in North America but it may not be long for this world.

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