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 |  Sep 17 2014, 11:20 AM

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Ferrari’s push into forced induction is spooling up quickly as the company draws closer to abandoning naturally aspirated V8 engines altogether.

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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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 |  Feb 17 2014, 12:02 PM

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K-Pax Racing, a team known for fielding Volvos just announced it will campaign a pair of McLaren 12C GT3 cars in the Pirelli World Challenge sports car series this year.

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 |  Jun 04 2013, 2:32 PM

1. Annoying Engine Stop-Start Feature


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It has power, style and surprisingly good fuel economy. If you haven’t guessed it, the subject of AutoGuide.com’s Five-Point Inspection is the 2013 BMW M6.

In case you didn’t already know, the BMW M6 has one hell of a powerful engine to play with. Its twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 makes 560 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque, all while singing up to a 7,200 rpm redline.

That is, if it ever gets there. Maxing first gear out on anything other than a highway on-ramp is grounds for jail time.

On the slower side of daily driving, you’re going to deal with BMW’s engine start-stop technology. Yes, it saves fuel. But it also means that jumping from a foot on the brake to the gas yields disappointing results.

The system is pretty good at starting the engine quickly, but there’s still a little lag time. It’s fun for the first day when the engine roars after every stop sign. Then it gets old faster than the M6 hits 60 mph…. which, by the way, takes just 4.1 seconds.