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Why Mazda’s Miata is the Best Green Car: The Skinny with Craig Cole

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It’s not an EV, a hybrid or even a thrifty subcompact; it’s a sports car, so what makes it so green? Continue Reading...

How Nissan is Working to Improve its Quality

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How Nissan is Working to Improve its Quality
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Nissan’s all-new 2015 Murano crossover looks like a winner. It’s stylish, comfortable and drives well, but these aren’t the only feathers in its cap. Quality should be another one of this vehicle’s strong suits. Continue Reading...

Infographic: Jaguar F-Type Coupe Aluminum Structure

Infographic: Jaguar F-Type Coupe Aluminum Structure
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Jaguar’s sultry new F-Type Coupe is the real deal. This sports car offers jaw-dropping performance, beautiful coachwork and a luxurious interior. But there’s so much more to it than a pretty face. Continue Reading...

Mazda Reveals Skyactiv Chassis for Upcoming Miata

Mazda Reveals Skyactiv Chassis for Upcoming Miata
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Despite its dainty proportions the Mazda Miata is always a big deal, especially when there’s a new one on the way. To help celebrate this iconic roadster’s 25th anniversary the company brought in a throng of historic models and put ‘em on display here at the New York Auto Show. Continue Reading...

Everything You Need to Know About McLaren’s 3.8L Twin-Turbo V8

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Everything You Need to Know About McLaren’s 3.8L Twin-Turbo V8
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Like other supercars, McLarens are rarer than Sasquatch-fur coats. It’s hard enough to steal a glimpse of one at an auto show, but the chances of seeing one on the street are about as good as commuting to work on the back of a Pegasus. Continue Reading...

How One-Millionth of an Inch Can Add BIG Horsepower

How One-Millionth of an Inch Can Add BIG Horsepower
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Automotive finishes are important. Car buyers expect their new rides to have lustrous, durable paint that withstands the test of time. Nobody wants to see dull spots or drips on their $35,000 baby. Not surprisingly a vehicle’s internal components can also benefit from careful attention to detail. Continue Reading...

Titanium Could Help Lotus Build Even Lighter Cars

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Titanium Could Help Lotus Build Even Lighter Cars
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Titanium, it’s both light and strong… and pretty expensive. But the benefits may out-“weight” the tradeoffs for Lotus, as the premium sports-car builder is exploring the dusty silver-hued metal for use in its vehicles. Continue Reading...

2016 Audi R8 Supercar Spotted in Action… Again!

2016 Audi R8 Supercar Spotted in Action… Again!
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What is this, spy-photo Friday? First our intrepid picture-makers nabbed the 2015 Subaru Outback driving in Europe, then they tagged the new Audi A6 cavorting in the snow. Now they’ve sent us images of the German company’s upcoming 2016 Audi R8 supercar. Excited? You should be. Continue Reading...

GM’s All-New Ecotec Engine Family Detailed

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GM’s All-New Ecotec Engine Family Detailed
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General Motors unveiled its brand-new family of Ecotec small-displacement engines at its Powertrain Headquarters in Pontiac, Mich. this morning. The lineup will include 11 separate powerplants in both three- and four-cylinder configurations. Continue Reading...

Everything You Need to Know About the First Turbocharged Ferrari Engine in Decades

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Everything You Need to Know About the First Turbocharged Ferrari Engine in Decades
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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. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: Mahle Downsizing Demonstrator

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Five-Point Inspection: Mahle Downsizing Demonstrator
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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?  Continue Reading...
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