Monthly Archives: February 2012

Alex Wurz gets behind the wheel of the Lexus LFA

We can attest to the joys of driving the Lexus LFA, having spent several days this past fall becoming addicted to the 4.8-liter V10 and race-bred suspension. We aren’t the only ones who have developed an affection for the $400,000 … Continue reading

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Artega to unveil new roadster in Geneva

The Artega GT has no lack of fans in the ranks of the Autoblog editorial staff. With a shape that shows the likes of the Lotus Evora and Porsche Cayman how things ought to be done and a 3.6-liter V6 … Continue reading

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Fisker Karma: The World’s Most Interesting Car

The $100,000 Fisker Karma luxury plug-in hybrid isn’t perfect, but it’s perfectly fascinating in its ambition and execution. Dan Neil has a review on The News Hub. This car might be your worst nightmare. A plug-in hybrid electric luxury sedan … Continue reading

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Huet Brothers announce Coupe RR and Race models

The Huet Brothers original HB Special, released three years ago, was based on the aging mechanicals of a Triumph TR6. The new HB Coupe should have stronger bones: it starts its life as a BMW 1 Series Coupe. Buyers can … Continue reading

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McLaren MP4-12C takes America by storm

Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. But most of all, give us your supercars. There have been far too many that were never homologated for the American market, but thankfully the new McLaren … Continue reading

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Jaguar considering track-focused XKR-S

Items like the thick, cross-stiched leather, touchscreen navigation and a Bowers & Wilkins stereo hide just how wild the Jaguar XKR-S is. Without them you’d be overcome by the scent of a feral carnivore with blood on its breath, which … Continue reading

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2013 Bentley Continental GT V8

The Red Badge Of Courage When it comes to high-end automobiles, there exists a surprisingly large group of well-heeled buyers seemingly only too happy to plunk down the vast sums required to buy the most expensive model in a given … Continue reading

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2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

Successful In Its Mission, But Not As The World’s Greatest Sports Car Adhered to the Hamilton Hall dorm wall at Wright State University is a glossy poster of a jet-black sports car. It hangs low over an unmade bed, its … Continue reading

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First Look: Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition

AUTO SHOWS:  The current C6-generation Corvette has had a good, long run and as a fond farewell, Chevy has developed the Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition. The 2013 Corvette marks the 60th anniversary of the Corvette nameplate and the final … Continue reading

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Jaguar gears up to produce small run of turbine-powered C-X75 supercars

Jaguar has a bit of a tricky history with supercars. The only previous example it actually built was the XJ220, which remains an impressive specimen even 20 years later, even though it never quite lived up to what the original … Continue reading

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2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible kicks out 650 hp, limits top speed

New 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible Helps SVT Mark Its 20th Anniversary of Delivering High-Performance Vehicles New Ford Shelby GT500 convertible makes its debut at the Chicago Auto Show, serving as the celebratory vehicle of the 20th anniversary of Ford’s … Continue reading

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Ferrari to unveil new F620 in Geneva

It’s not every day that Ferrari unveils a new model. And most of the time, when it does, it’s a variant of an existing one. But when the doors open at the Geneva Motor Show next month, word has it … Continue reading

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540ci, 850hp, All-Aluminum Big-Block Chevy – Horsepower!

With the Pro Touring push on these days, it’s refreshing that not everyone has decided to take the plunge. Sometimes you just have to subscribe to a little wretched excess. That’s Rich Blakely’s approach. The car was an original ’65 … Continue reading

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2013 Porsche Panamera GTS

The Panamera That Can Win Over Purists The roads winding from the southernmost coast of Spain up to Ascari Race Resort near the town of Ronda are enough to bring telling tales out of any car that professes to have … Continue reading

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2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK350

Sport, Compact, Light? Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad Sportlich, Leicht, Kompakt. If your German is as spotty as ours, that stands for ” Sporty, Light, Compact,” and it’s telling that those are the three letters used by Mercedes-Benz as … Continue reading

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