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Recalls: Several Porsche 918 examples recalled over rear-axle control arm woes

When one dollies up about $845,000 for a new car, expectations for perfection aren’t irrational. But it seems over-engineering and eye-watering price tags still don’t buy perfection as Porsche and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have just issued a recall for five US-spec 918 Spyder supercars over problems with the rear-axle control arms. A […]

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Report: Volkswagen to execute five-year product cycles in the US

The automobile industry is already fast paced as is, in order to keep customers interested in new products since products that become stale lost interest–this is quite the given. As a result, Volkswagen Group of America’s Vice President of Quality and Service, Marc Trahan, recently told Edmunds that the People’s Car maker is going to implement […]

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Report: Mazda MX-5 starts out with a 128 horsepower four

Though we’ve been promised the full specifications of the MX-5 at the Paris Auto Show next month, a couple of details have dribbled out: power will come from a 1.5 liter Skyactiv gasser producing 128 bhp and 106 ft-lbs of torque. Given that Mazda’s stable incorporates quite a few different power outputs for their small […]

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Land Rover Discovery Sport

Land Rover Discovery Sport: Resembles the Ford Explorer less, may offer a stick

Last week, Land Rover foisted their 7 seater quazi Discovery replacement on us. The car depicted above and in the video after the jump should slot in just slightly below the current Disco. With a footprint that is similar to many five-seater SUVs and crossovers such as the Acura MDX etc., the new little Disco […]

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Report: Tesla to offer a $35K car in 3 years, fully autonomous capability in 5

Though Tesla doesn’t seem to have any difficulty with selling its existing $70-90 Model S sedan, the company has an agenda to affect widespread change among the car-buying public. Though we’ve seen this through Elon Musk’s recent tweets about leaving their patents for all to use, the evidence that this is more than just an […]

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AutoNation teams up with Hennessey Performance to offer more horsepower

AutoNation, America’s largest automotive retailer, has announced a partnership with Hennessey Performance to bring the tuner’s performance upgrades to it stores. AutoNation operates a total of 273 franchises with 33 brands across 15 states. “We’re excited and honored to team up with AutoNation,” said company founder and president, John Hennessey. “Now performance enthusiasts across the […]

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2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible

2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible unveiled – 4 engines available

BMW has yanked the wraps off their latest convertible, which starts out at just a tick over $38K; over here in the US, we probably will not be getting the diesel, but it seems that a manual transmission is standard equipment for these cars, which will come in the existing 2 series variants: the 220i, […]

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2016 Mercedes AMG GT-S gets released for Spring of 2015; 0-60 in 3.7s

Though we’ve already seen its rough shape before, it’s here now. We know that the GT-S’ power comes from a 4.0 liter direct injected, twin turbo V8, and that 500 horsepower is on tap for the initial launch with a 456 bhp GT version following shortly. The ‘in-the-flesh’ debut comes as part of the Paris motor […]

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2015 Dodge Viper now stickers for $84,995

It should not be hard to win over hearts and minds with a 645 bhp two seat sports car that was recently developed in a non-American fashion, but sales of the shouty, vulgar, and visceral Viper have been pretty short. Dodge announced that they will be offering what they argue is the lowest price ever […]

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2016 Mazda MX-5

Opinion: The 2016 Mazda MX-5 is a new day for the company

Let’s get this out of the way quickly: it’s important to understand that the power to weight ratio, the weight, the engine, transmission and overall setup of the 25-year old MX-5/Miata name are its attraction for a huge portion of buyers. I am not here to discount the sensation of sliding into anything from a […]

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