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 |  Feb 20 2014, 1:35 PM

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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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 |  Feb 18 2014, 3:15 PM

Less is More


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In decades past, automakers produced more powerful engines by adding cylinders. As the old saying goes, there’s no replacement for displacement… Or is there? 

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 |  Feb 12 2014, 8:32 AM

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The 2014 Ferrari California T has been officially revealed ahead of its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

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 |  Feb 11 2014, 3:32 PM

Two turbos, six cylinders to power four wheels


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Reese’s Puffs might be the single greatest invention since beer, the automobile or YouTube.

They successfully marry candy and breakfast in a symphony of synthesized taste that makes ordinary corn-based cereal irrelevant. This stuff gives a new meaning to “most important meal of the day.”

Putting General Mills’ chocolate salty balls aside for a moment, Porsche is another company that managed to mash the essence of being awesome and useful into one product. They call it the Panamera and you should probably take out a second mortgage to own one.

OK, that’s a bit extreme, but if you’re in the market for a luxury sedan names like BMW and Mercedes carry a lot of cache, but not this much. Yes, it may have four doors, but this Porsche is also at home at a race track.

 |  Feb 08 2014, 4:01 PM

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BMW unveiled its brand new 2014 740Ld xDrive flagship at the Chicago Auto Show.

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 |  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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 |  Feb 06 2014, 12:04 PM

2014 BMW 740Ld xDrive Live Photo

BMW LITERALLY made a BIG reveal right here at the Chicago Auto Show. The 2015 740Ld xDrive is a long-wheelbase version of the brand’s already gargantuan 7 Series flagship, but with a twist. It features all-wheel drive and a diesel engine.

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 |  Feb 03 2014, 2:02 PM

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Ferrari is teasing what could be the latest version of its “entry-level” hardtop convertible: the California.

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 |  Jan 17 2014, 10:50 AM

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This might be the hottest hatchback on the market when it arrives later this year at your local Mercedes dealer.

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 |  Jan 17 2014, 10:31 AM

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Opening the door to speculation, Infiniti unveiled its Q50 Eau Rouge concept during the Detroit Auto Show this week. 

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 |  Jan 16 2014, 8:18 AM

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Kia brought a heavily Audi-esque concept to this year’s Detroit Auto Show featuring a 2.0-liter turbo four banger powering the rear wheels.

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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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 |  Dec 19 2013, 7:15 AM

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Next year, Honda will introduce a compact crossover based on the Fit that will sit below its CR-V.

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 |  Dec 18 2013, 10:02 AM

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More and more automakers are leaving naturally aspirated engines behind for units with turbochargers or superchargers. Is this the new trend moving forward, or just a fad?  Continue Reading…

 |  Dec 17 2013, 2:02 PM

Just What the Cayenne Needs: More Power!


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How does one define excess? Well, aside from “Googling” the word or grabbing one of those ancient, paper-bound things called dictionaries, I would offer the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S as a suggestion.
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 |  Dec 05 2013, 9:04 AM

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One of the most important upcoming product for the Lexus brand will debut early next year during the Geneva Motor Show according to a new report.

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 |  Nov 25 2013, 9:31 AM

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Is there a place on the market for a performance-oriented crossover? Nissan sure thinks so with its Juke NISMO RS.

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 |  Nov 20 2013, 5:03 PM

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Nissan markets the Juke as a fun-to-drive crossover and while that is certainly the case, it’s still far from a performance product and the company is hoping to change that. 

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 |  Nov 20 2013, 4:49 PM

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There’s a long tradition of convertibles being unveiled at the L.A. Auto Show and Porsche is more than happy to oblige.

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 |  Nov 15 2013, 5:02 PM

Hyundai-Engine-Main-Art2No automaker can afford to stand still these days. The pace of development is absolutely relentless, especially when it comes to powertrains. To keep its vehicles as competitive as possible, Hyundai has refined two of its engines.

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 |  Nov 05 2013, 12:00 PM

S now stands for six, as in twin-turbo V6


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In case you didn’t know, the Panamera is heavily revised for 2014. Porsche claims that this is now the second generation of the Panamera model lineup and it includes a host of changes inside and out. 

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 |  Nov 04 2013, 3:49 PM

Volkswagen-at-SEMA-Main-ArtVolkswagen is showcasing a couple of exciting vehicular improvements and some specially modified cars at SEMA in Las Vegas this week.

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 |  Oct 24 2013, 10:17 AM

Ford-SEMA-Fusions-Main-ArtThe other day Ford teased a passel of performance-tuned products it will be revealing at the upcoming SEMA show in Las Vegas. There are hopped up Focus STs, special versions of the Fiesta and of course some major Mustang muscle. But the company hasn’t forgotten about its sultry new midsize sedan, the Fusion.

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 |  Oct 23 2013, 11:45 AM

Kia-GT-Main-ArtSlowly but surely Kia is transforming itself from a provider of inexpensive transportation appliances to a purveyor of premium automobiles. Further pushing the brand up-market, reports indicate the South Korean firm will build a production version of its dramatic GT concept.

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