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 |  Jul 08 2014, 5:19 PM

Alfa Romeo's Triumphant Return


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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.

 |  Jul 01 2014, 1:00 PM

Building a Better Sports Sedan


2014 Cadillac CTS Five-Point Inspection

Cadillac’s CTS sports sedan is new for 2014. The car gains expressive new design, cutting-edge technology and a luxurious cabin with all the latest features.

 |  Jun 23 2014, 2:45 PM

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Ford will reveal an updated version of its Focus ST hot hatch on Friday at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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 |  Jun 20 2014, 8:30 AM

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A turbocharged VW Beetle isn’t normally all that exciting, but it also doesn’t usually make 544 hp.

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 |  Jun 18 2014, 1:02 PM

The Classic Tale of the Saabaru

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Vehicle Overview

In 2005 Saab wanted a compact vehicle to sell in North America against products like the Audi A3 and Volvo V50. At the time GM owned Saab completely and had an influential ownership share in Subaru. To fill the gap in Saab’s lineup, the company began to sell a version of the Subaru Impreza wagon with Saab family styling front and back as well as a more premium interior. Other than that, the vehicle was mechanically similar to the Subaru and features the Impreza’s basic body shell.

Like the Impreza, the Saab 9-2x was offered with the regular 2.5-liter horizontally opposed engine as well as the WRX’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four. In 2006, a few 2.5-liter turbocharged vehicles were produced and to this day are the rarest of the model line.

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 |  Jun 16 2014, 8:20 AM

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Renault announced today that it set a new record lapping the Nurburgring in a front-wheel drive car.

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 |  Jun 16 2014, 7:53 AM

 

BMW M4

BMW’s new hot-rod M4 is no slow-poke, but it also isn’t the quickest of its family to make a lap at the Nordschleifer.

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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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Should I Buy a Used Subaru WRX?

Street Legal Rally Car

 |  May 21 2014, 12:45 PM

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Vehicle Overview

For 2002, Subaru sent its rally-inspired WRX to North America. Based on the Impreza, the WRX brought in a new era of compact performance cars thanks to its all-wheel drive capability and a turbocharged horizontally opposed engine.

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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 15 2014, 8:17 AM

Audi A3 clubsport quattro concept

The Worthersee Meeting is going to showcase extreme power and dynamics this year with the Audi A3 Clubsport Quattro Concept.

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 |  May 08 2014, 11:45 AM

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Hold your breath, cross those fingers and hop on one foot because it sounds like Ford is serious about releasing a new Focus RS.

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 |  May 08 2014, 9:32 AM

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Audi has new diesel V6 engines waiting in the wings with improved efficiency ready for stricter European emissions standards.

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 |  Apr 29 2014, 10:33 AM

A Deeper Dive into Subaru’s Super Sedan


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The 2015 Subaru WRX STI is the real deal. Ignore the detractors who have yet to drive the new car; it’s not at all a mildly updated carryover.

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 |  Apr 28 2014, 9:10 PM

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Early news about the U.S. dealers that will sell the much-anticipated Alfa Romeo 4C sports car is starting to emerge.

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 |  Apr 28 2014, 9:01 PM

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Mazda might soon be spurred to fit a turbocharger to its SkyActiv four-cylinder gasoline engine in order to power the next generation CX-9.

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 |  Mar 21 2014, 11:47 AM

Porsche Cayman S

Not even Porsche is immune to pressure from governments and customers to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The legendary German sports-car builder will offer a four-cylinder engine in future versions of both its Boxster and Cayman models.

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 |  Mar 19 2014, 4:00 AM

Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG Coupé  (C 217) 2014

Mercedes just unveiled the fastest and most exclusive version of its new flagship ahead of its official New York Auto Show debut.

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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 04 2014, 8:55 AM

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The folks at Ferrari are really upping their game with the brand-new California T, like they needed to get any crazier… The car just made its glorious debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

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 |  Feb 26 2014, 11:02 AM

2014 Audi R8 V8

For all their glory, the smoothness they’re known for, the melodious noises they make, the low-end torque they produce, modern V8 engines are fading away faster than childhood memories of fat camp. But in spite of this unfortunate disappearing act one engine is apparently here to stay.

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 |  Feb 24 2014, 11:02 AM

Ford Focus RS

The upcoming face-lifted version of Ford’s Focus will bring something much more exciting than updated cosmetics.

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 |  Feb 21 2014, 12:02 PM

Ask AutoGuide No. 37


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GM has been working to revive its Cadillac division for a decade and a half. After much hard work and many billions of dollars things are really starting to fall into place instead of falling apart. They’ve transformed the brand from an also-ran into a genuine competitor to German luxury hegemony.

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 |  Feb 20 2014, 1:35 PM

2015 F150 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Main Art

Ford has completely redesigned its wildly popular F-150 pickup for the 2015 model year. This tough truck made its global debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January.

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