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Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Venet on display in Beverly Hills

Even if you don’t consider yourself an art connoisseur, Bugatti just gave car lovers a great reason to visit the Ace Gallery in Beverly Hills, CA. As a part of an exhibit for French artist Bernar Venet, the Bugatti Veyron … Continue reading

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2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

To hear Al Oppenheiser, chief engineer for the Chevrolet Camaro, tell it, the brand-new 2014 Z/28 is “the car everyone expects.” The modern Camaro concept first debuted at the 2006 Detroit Auto Show, and in early 2014 – over eight … Continue reading

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2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S

A little more than two years ago, I called the 2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage “an intoxicating machine masterfully engineered to gratify every emotion in a car enthusiast’s soul.” It wasn’t difficult to understand why, as the aluminum two-seater was … Continue reading

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2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible

I first caught a glimpse of the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro in person at the New York Auto Show, and the Convertible version (by way of pictures) at its far-flung debut in Germany. As a car writer, a V8 enthusiast, a … Continue reading

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2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport

Bridging The Gap With Power And Poise As you read these words, West Coast Editor Michael Harley is preparing to drive the brand-new 2014 Cadillac CTS along the gorgeous, sun-drenched roads of Southern California. And while I’ll wait for Harley’s … Continue reading

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1967 L88 Corvette Convertible sells for record $3.2 million

The values of collectibles are going up, particularly those of classic cars, the prices paid for which we’ve seen climb over the years to several millions of dollars, if not (much) more. While many of those high-priced classics have been … Continue reading

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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 – Road Test – CAR and DRIVER

But before we show you what it can do, here’s a primer on what makes the C7 worthy of bearing the ­Corvette flame and the Stingray name. The new LT1 V-8 c­arries over a 6.2-liter displacement and pushrod architecture but … Continue reading

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2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS Hot Wheels Edition

Pairing your car, truck or SUV with another brand is a tried-and-true method to create the sort of positive association that sells vehicles, or at least gives them an attractive new look and higher margins. Ford knows this, having paired … Continue reading

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Muscle Car Restoration: 1969 Dodge Superbee

Muscle Car Restoration (MCR) was started in the summer of 1988 when John Balow and a few acquaintances began putting their talents to sheet metal and making a hobby into a full-on business. During the first couple years, John worked … Continue reading

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C7 Corvette production to kick off with Premiere Edition

The much-lauded team behind the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette is kicking off production of the new C7 generation in predictable fashion, with a limited edition version of the car announced this afternoon. Chevy is throwing a launch party at the National … Continue reading

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Ford reflects on radical Mustang concept that never reached showrooms

The Ford Mustang that we all know and love made major waves in the auto industry way back in 1964 by offering style and reasonable pricing with optional V8 power. Its long hood and short rear deck, combined with a … Continue reading

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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG

A Really Hot Little GT Plants The Seed For A Better AMG Mercedes-Benz has AMG on an impressive growth curve these days, the official name of the effort being Performance 50. By the 50th anniversary of AMG in 2017, the … Continue reading

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Lamborghini to show Gallardo replacement concept in Frankfurt

Lamborghini will give us a big clue as to the look and feel of the impending replacement for its Gallardo model at this September’s Frankfurt Motor Show. According to a report by Autocar, the Italian supercar maker will have a … Continue reading

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Audi readying 650-hp Sport Quattro Concept for Frankfurt

Remember Audi‘s perfectly lovely Quattro Concept from the 2010 Paris Motor Show? Of course you do. The latter-day Ur-Quattro is laser-etched in our brains as well – and not just because Audi was kind enough to offer our man Michael … Continue reading

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2014 Aston Martin Vanquish

Squirrelling Away In Motown With British Royalty As far as unexpected encounters with wild animals go, squirrels don’t normally rate. The furry little nut-smugglers are omnipresent fixtures in my neck of the woods – literally – so a chance meeting … Continue reading

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