435 Horsepower Porsche GT3 Makes U.S.-Debut in New York

435 Horsepower Porsche GT3 Makes U.S.-Debut in New York
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With a notable absence at many auto shows this year, Porsche did make it to New York and finally got around to giving the reworked GT3 a proper U.S. debut. The engine’s new output is up 20hp for a total of 435hp, thanks to an increase in displacement from 3.6 to 3.8-liters. The engine also… Continue Reading...

Corvette GT1 Z06 Not Competing in New York

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Corvette GT1 Z06 Not Competing in New York
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General Motors used the New York Auto Show to stage the official first showing of its GT1 line of special edition Corvettes. The car wasn’t competing for the spotlight, however, as GM generally ignored the car and instead decided to focus on its new SUVs – like the GMC Terrain and Yukon Denali Hybrid. The… Continue Reading...

Nissan 370Z Roadster: World Premiere in New York

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Nissan 370Z Roadster: World Premiere in New York
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Ahead of the New York International Auto Show, Nissan dropped the cover (and the top) on the roadster version of its new 370Z. Normally convertible versions of coupes aren’t all the different from their hard-top cousins, and while that is mostly true here we have to hand it to Nissan on the design of the… Continue Reading...

NISMO 370Z Unveiled With 350 Horsepower

NISMO 370Z Unveiled With 350 Horsepower
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Nissan just couldn’t wait for the New York Auto Show doors to open to unveil its high-performance NISMO version of the 370Z, choosing to give select media a sneak peak the night before at a private event in the Big Apple. Enthusiasts are sure to love the NISMO car as it’s more than just a… Continue Reading...

MTM Builds 380 Horsepower Audi TT-S

MTM Builds 380 Horsepower Audi TT-S
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German Audi tuner MTM is once again pumping out massive horsepower numbers from those Audi powerplants. The company’s latest project is a TT-S, modified to 380 horsepower. The package includes a retuned ECU for more boost from the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, as well as the replacement of the factory turbocharger with a larger unit. Also… Continue Reading...

Lotus Evora Chassis Wins Prestigious “Technical Achievement” Award

Lotus Evora Chassis Wins Prestigious “Technical Achievement” Award
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Those engineers over at Lotus have received a pat on the back by industry experts in the U.K., as the company was recently awarded the Dewar Trophy by the Royal Automobile Club. The Dewar Trophy is handed out each year for a “outstanding British technical achievement in the automotive field.” Lotus received the award for… Continue Reading...

Ford Focus RS Looking to Set Nürburgring Record

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Ford Focus RS Looking to Set Nürburgring Record
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Ford is preparing to take on the front-wheel drive Nürburgring lap record with the all-new 2009 Focus RS. The current front wheel drive record is held by the Renault Megane R26R, which set a blistering 8 minute and 17 second run, eclipsing the previous 8:22 of the Chevy Cobalt SS. U.K. publication AutoCar reports that… Continue Reading...

Porsche May Bring New Entry-Level Baby Boxster to Market

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Porsche May Bring New Entry-Level Baby Boxster to Market
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As automakers downsize their payrolls, many are also looking to downsize their auto offerings by producing smaller and more affordable vehicles. While we expect as much from the GMs and Toyotas of the world, luxury and sportscar makers are also hopping on the band wagon. We recently reported that Audi is now selling a less… Continue Reading...

Mazda Miata to Return to its Roots

Mazda Miata to Return to its Roots
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The fourth generation Mazda Miata, due out in 2012 is going to be more in line with the original Miata, with a smaller engine and lower curb weight. There is also a strong possibility that Mazda will bring back the soft-top (as well as offer a hard-top) – a move that would easily save a… Continue Reading...

Audi To Sell 1.8-Liter TFSI TT Roadster in the U.K.

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Audi To Sell 1.8-Liter TFSI TT Roadster in the U.K.
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With the economy in its current state, many people can’t (or aren’t prepared to) shell out big bucks for a sportscar. Audi understands this and so it is offering its U.K. customers a new version of its TT Roadster – with a smaller engine. The new TT Roadster 1.8 comes with Audi’s turbocharged 1.8-liter powerplant… Continue Reading...

Camaro Convertible Back On Track

Camaro Convertible Back On Track
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The Camaro Convertible is back on track say the latest industry reports. While several media outlets (including Motor Trend) recently reported the indefinite future of the drop-top muscle car, MotorTrend is now reporting an about-face by General Motors. The apparent reason for putting the model on hold was that the German supplier of the convertible… Continue Reading...

Hyundai Makes Genesis Coupe Press Launch Open to the Public – Sort Of

Hyundai Makes Genesis Coupe Press Launch Open to the Public – Sort Of
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Generally speaking, car manufacturers hold press launches of new vehicles for the press, but not this time. As Hyundai continues to reinvent itself as a company, it is also reinventing how the whole system works and so they’ve invited, well, everyone, to come along – virtually anyway (those without WiFi, an ethernet cable or anything… Continue Reading...