Monthly Archives: June 2011

Deep Dive: Porsche in the Driver’s Seat

FEATURES:  From the July, 2011 issue of Automobile MagazineIt couldn’t have looked much worse for Porsche in 2009. The hare-brained scheme to buy out the Volkswagen Group — intended to safeguard Porsche’s independence — had blown up spectacularly, leaving the … Continue reading

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Ford Shelby GT500 gets some intercooler love

Ford Shelby GT500 Spy Shots Our army of spy photographers managed to snap a few photos of a Ford Shelby GT500 strutting a new intercooler. If you take a close look, you can see piping through the upper and lower … Continue reading

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Maserati getting twin-turbo Pentastar V6

Maserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale If you aren’t happy with a Ferrari-sourced 4.7-liter V8 under the hood of your Maserati, we’d keep that sentiment to yourself, less your brand be saddled with a somewhat less inspired powerplant in the near … Continue reading

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Lotus ending production of NA-spec Elise/Exige in August

2011 Lotus Elise Lotus tells Autoblog that production of its North American-spec Elise and Exige models will cease in August. The lightweight track terror put the English automaker back on the map in the States in 2004, but a federal … Continue reading

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Motor Trend compares muscle cars, past and present

Old muscle versus new muscle All day long, boys. All. Day. Long. To what are we referring, you ask? Well, that’s how long all six muscle cars rounded up by the staff at Motor Trend will eviscerate their tires. Such … Continue reading

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2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe

Daimler’s Dark Knight Gets Personal 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Let’s be honest. We all want to save our barnacled friends in the ocean and give the whole world a great big polar bear hug. But as enthusiasts, we’ve all … Continue reading

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Brits and Australians make world-record donut flash mobs

Guinness Book of World Records donuts attempt It’s not clear from these videos who owns the world record for most simultaneous donuts, but it doesn’t much matter. Both attempts were good for some sweet video of cruelty to tires. The … Continue reading

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This is what getting squirrely in a Camaro at over 240 mph looks like

High-speed drifting in a Camaro Josh Ledford lives his life a mile at a time, and in those 25 seconds or less… he’s free. Unless a nasty crosswind decides to play with his fast-moving Chevrolet Camaro, and he has to … Continue reading

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BMW offers another special M3 in China with new Carbon Edition

As much if (not more) than any other automaker, BMW has been carefully cultivating the Chinese market. And the M3 is a big part of that. The Bavarian automaker has already launched two special editions exclusive to China in the … Continue reading

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Mosler promises 650-hp Raptor weighing about 1,900 pounds 2,500 pounds *UPDATE

Ever since Steven Spielberg brought the fiercest of dinosaurs to the silver screen in Jurassic Park, the name Raptor has come to symbolize the most ferocious of creations, from fighter jets and birds of prey to steroid-pumped pickup trucks, and … Continue reading

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Video: Chevy drops new ad touting Transformers 3 tie-in

On July 1, 2011, Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon will hit theaters around the country. When it does, one automaker in particular will be smiling, as its vehicles take center stage in the film. As it did in previous … Continue reading

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Porsche celebrates 10 years in China with special edition 911 Turbo S

2011 Porsche 911 Turbo S China Edition To celebrate its tenth anniversary in the ever-hungry, ever-growing Chinese market, Porsche is unleashing a special edition version of its 911 Turbo S. The car comes with the Turbo S’ 530-horsepower, twin-turbo flat-six, … Continue reading

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Nissan GT-R to get power bump, Spec R version

Staying on top demands constant improvement, and Nissan has certainly proven itself up to the task with the current R35-generation GT-R. Since its domestic introduction in 2007 and global roll-out in 2009, Nissan has launched successive improvements on its flagship … Continue reading

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BMW 328 Hommage even sexier in motion

Last week at the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este, BMW unleashed its lovely 328 Hommage on the world as a tribute to its legendary 1936 328, the car that still holds the fastest average speed ever achieved at the Mille … Continue reading

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2011 Bentley Continental GT

Updated Best-Selling Coupe Doesn’t Err From Its Luxury Mission Somewhere around the world, floating amid a sea of crystal-clear water, is a Hatteras 100 Motor Yacht. It is hardly an ordinary boat. Built for long passages, with a sturdy sea-keeping … Continue reading

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