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Out With The Old And In With The New

Posted  February 8, 2012  by  Pete

Hyundai has been, as of late, filling a void in the affordable car segment that hasn’t been seen in a long time, if ever.  Offering stylish, albeit at times over-styled, well equipped and packaged, fuel efficient, and affordable vehicles to the masses.  The new 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe, based on the newly debuted Elantra Sedan, [...]

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Volvo Performance? Yes.

Posted  February 6, 2012  by  Pete

Volvo has always made high quality, luxury touring cars and SUV’s, that coddle their passengers in elegance and refinement in one of the safest forms of transport around.  Trying to change or better yet add to that image, Volvo has decided to offer an aftermarket tuning company’s performance products right from the factory and at [...]

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Industry

North Americas Top Producing Auto Plants

Posted  February 3, 2012  by  Pete

Not a surprise to most considering Volkswagen just finished 2011 with their best year ever now becoming the largest auto company in the world and having a record year in the United States, Volkswagen has claimed another volume-related title, top producing auto plant in North America, reports WardsAuto. Volkswagen’s Puebla, Mexico facility produced 510,041 cars [...]

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Demographics

Motor Trend’s ‘Cars That Catch Girls’ Eyes’

Posted  January 31, 2012  by  Pete

Motor Trend has decided to compile a list of cars for 2012 unlike any other list they have ever created.  This list doesn’t focus on performance or practicality or cost or luxury or features or gas mileage or any other typical car-defining characteristic.  This list focuses on something just as important to some, its ability [...]

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Volkswagen MKVII GTI Info Revealed

Posted  January 31, 2012  by  Pete

Volkswagen AG, yesterday, released some information to Top Gear UK about the upcoming seventh generation of the iconic GTI hot hatchback.  As the owner of a current sixth generation GTI, you can understand why this information peaks my interest.  In a car I think is already fantastic, Volkswagen has some big plans to just make [...]

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2013 Tesla Model S Pricing Announced

Posted  December 22, 2011  by  Pete

Just this week, Tesla Motors’ Founder and President and CEO announced official and full pricing details for their newest model, the 2013 Tesla Model S.  The car has been under production for a long time and little bits of information has made its way to the public over what seems like forever. In addition the [...]

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Future

Audi Confirms Production of 2013 A1 Quattro

Posted  December 22, 2011  by  Pete

Audi launched its sub-compact hatchback in Europe not more than one year ago and has since had immense success with the little car.  To top off this success Audi thought it be prudent to offer a high performance model.  Enter the A1 Quattro, a car Audi is going to offer in a very limited production [...]

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Coupe/Convertible

2012 Mercedes Benz C63 AMG Coupe / Black Series Lap Nurburgring

Posted  December 19, 2011  by  Pete

The Nurburgring Nordschleife has long been a benchmark for performance car testing.  Anything from prototypes and preproduction testing to full out races to a proving ground for that fastest cars in the world run the 12.9 mile ‘North Loop’.  Often considered the most challenging and most dangerous of race tracks in the world. It a [...]

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Exotic

Launch Controlled: Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4

Posted  December 19, 2011  by  Pete

Early this year Lamborghini launched a replacement for the Murcielago, the Aventador.  Known technically as the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, this super Lambo boasts a Longitudinal Posterior (‘LP’) 700 hp (‘700’) 6.5L V12 and 4-Wheel-Drive (‘4’).  This potent combination not only makes it one of the most powerful supercars ever but also one of the fastest. [...]

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Comparisons

What a Difference 20 Years Makes; 2012 Jaguar XKR-S vs. 1992 Jaguar XJ220

Posted  December 13, 2011  by  Pete

Back in the early 90’s, Jaguar tried their hand at an all our supercar designed to compete with the likes of the Ferrari F40 and Porsche 959 up until the advent of the McLaren F1, with the XJ220. With a price of $580,000 (in 1992) and a top speed of 220 mph (hence the name [...]

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Comparisons

Posted  December 13, 2011  by  Pete

The boys over at EVO Magazine in England have decided to pit the newest super sedan, the F10 2012 BMW M5, against some of its ‘friends’, the Mercedes E63 AMG, Jaguar XFR, and Porsche Panamera S. What we have here is a good ‘ol fashion drag race.  The 560hp twin-turbo V8 powered M5 is up [...]