Monthly Archives: September 2011

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

How This Supercar Fares Without Its Signature Doors There are several ways to get to Monte Carlo once you’ve landed in Nice. There’s the train, a 23-minute meandering trek over and through the wooded undulations of the intervening cities that … Continue reading

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2012 BMW M5

Lose Two Cylinders, Gain Two Turbos, Take No Prisoners The first BMW M5, the humble E28 of 1984, had little idea of the performance bloodline it would sire. Its equally humble sales figures proved it: just 2,241 were built. Previous … Continue reading

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First Look: 2012 Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition

AUTO SHOWS:  Previously, you could order an Aston Martin DBS Carbon Black Edition in any color you desired, so long as it was Carbon Black. For 2012, however, that’s no longer the case: the new DBS Carbon Edition is essentially … Continue reading

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Chevy expects over half of all Camaro ZL1 models to be automatic

Consider this a sign of the times: Even though Chevrolet is readying its highest-performance Camaro ever, General Motors executives are reportedly already hedging their bets that over 50 percent of all 2012 ZL1 orders will be for automatic transmission models. … Continue reading

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How to fish a Ferrari Enzo out of the ocean

We reported earlier today that a rare Ferrari Enzo went off course yesterday while running the 2011 Targa Newfoundland and wound up swimming with the fishes in the Atlantic. We even had a video showing what happened leading up to … Continue reading

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eBay Find of the Day: Teutel Senior’s Camaro-based 2011 Pontiac Trans Am Hurst Edition

Looks like American Chopper star Paul Teutel, Sr. has decided his 2011 Pontiac Trans Am Hurst Edition is getting boring. His reworked 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS, Smokey and the Bandit-style rebody and paint scheme was put up for auction on … Continue reading

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Car review: Bentley Continental GT – The Guardian

Crewe’s control: the Cheshire cat has been given a new lease of life with a massive injection of cash from VW. Photograph: observer Price: £135,760 Miles per gallon: 17.1 Top speed: 198mph What do you do when you see a sweating … Continue reading

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2011 Jaguar XKR Convertible, an Autoweek Drivers Log Car Review – AutoWeek

The supercharged V8 in the Jaguar XKR convertible is rated at 510 hp. EXECUTIVE EDITOR ROGER HART: This 2011 Jaguar XKR convertible remains one of the best-looking cars on the road. It’s graceful and elegant, plus it looks fast just … Continue reading

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First Look: Ferrari 458 Spider

AUTO SHOWS:  From the September, 2011 issue of Automobile MagazineThere’s a new way to get sunburned in a Ferrari, as the Italian maker of exotics has announced the 458 Spider, a convertible version of the 458 Italia. The Ferrari 458 … Continue reading

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First Look: 2012 Aston Martin V12 Zagato

AUTO SHOWS:  From the September, 2011 issue of Automobile MagazineAston Martin’s sexy V12 Zagato has already wowed crowds at auto shows around the globe and endured the infamous Nuerburgring for 24 hours straight, but now it’s ready to tackle a … Continue reading

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Merdad’s tuned McLaren MP4-12C to be called MehRon GT

Normally our response to something called a Merdad Mehron GT would be “The what what?” Having seen it, however, our response is: “That’s hot.” The British tuning firm that normally occupies itself turning Porsche Cayennes into hot, swollen messes has … Continue reading

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The making of Vaughn Gittin Jr’s 1969 RTR-X Ford Mustang

Earlier this year, we headed out to California’s Willow Springs Raceway to see Vaughn Gittin Jr. play with his 1969 RTR-X Ford Mustang for the very first time. It took just a few minutes for Gittin and his pony car … Continue reading

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Ferrari 458 Italia named MT’s best driver’s car of 2011, participates in 11-way exotic drag race

  Today, Motor Trend announced the winner of its 2011 Best Driver’s Car competition. The Ferrari 458 Italia took the top honors, beating out the other ten cars in the field. The annual roundup takes into account several factors, including … Continue reading

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2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid Review

The most telling feature of the Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid is the fact that unlike every other hybrid on the market there isn’t a giant display screen boldly proclaiming your excellent fuel economy. In fact, that info is nearly impossible … Continue reading

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England presents the world’s most exciting traffic jam

When you put on a car show, you can expect a little bit of traffic as people rumble into the appointed lot when the gates open. When your car show is called the Wilton House Classic Rendezvous and Supercar Day, … Continue reading

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