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Zagato and Aston Martin team up once again to build a one-off shooting brake

Aston Martin and Zagato came together to create a unique and one-off model: the Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake Zagato. Built specially for a particular European customer in mind, the Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake Zagato was designed to be “a modern interpretation with design cues of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage and Volante of […]

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Photo Rendering: This sketch hints at a possible Audi TT four-door coupe

The Germans are still on their binge of trying to fill in every niche possible, and this latest digital rendering is an example. The Audi TT just entered its third generation and rumors in the past spoke of Audi’s interest in expanding the TT’s lineup with different bodystyles. The first example we saw of that […]

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Recalls: The Ferrari 458 Italia and Spider get recalled in the US

Get this. The Ferrari 458 Italia and 458 Spider are being recalled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration not because it’ll spontaneous combust, but because someone could get trapped in the golf hole that they call a trunk. But really, we wonder, how one could end inside a 458′s tiny boot. Should one be accidentally […]

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BMW M Division gets a new department head to take Friedrich Nitscke’s place

BMW is doing some internal work by giving their coveted M Division a new leader. Since 2011 it’s been under the helm of Dr. Friedrich Nitschke, who’s responsible for cars like the new M3, M4 and M5. Taking his place is former managing director of Audi Quattro GmbH, Franciscus van Meel. This could be a […]

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Report: The Lotus Evora to continue selling in US after rumors of being removed

Rumors were abound regarding Lotus and the Evora in the US. And those rumors suggested the Evora was on a limited time table before being pulled from the US market for apparently not meeting new federal safety regulations. However, those rumors were false–sort of. There will be a 2016 model year Evora, but for 2015, […]

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Report: Volkswagen’s Phaeton successor delayed until 2018

Despite the original model suffering from slow sales and an identity crisis, Volkswagen is known to be working on a new successor to the Phaeton, which is even slated to make a return stateside. Though according to AutomotiveNews, the Phaeton has been delayed until 2018 as a 2019 car because the current first generation model is still a […]

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Report: BMW apparently turns down i8 Spyder and variants to 7-Series

BMW was rumored to be working on an i8 with no head (a.k.a. a convertible variant) as well as a potential M7, but in a recent report from InAutoNews, those two ideas are total baloney. At the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, BMW did attempt an i8 Spyder Concept, but apparently the project has been cancelled. Additionally, rumors […]

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Cadillac’s new flagship to be dubbed, the CT6

Cadillac decided to not use the predicted “LTS” moniker for its new flagship against the BMW 7-Series and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Instead, they’re going to call it the CT6, which begins their new era of naming as the CT plus a number theme should trickle down to its lesser models, sequentially in reverse. The number […]

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Report: Details of Volvo’s new S80 successor, the S90 surface

The 2015 Volvo Xc90 is one of the first brand-new models to initiate Volvo’s transition into its next generation of cars. The next model due for replacement is the S80 sedan while gaining an extra 10 to make the S90. We’re not sure exactly what those extra 10 are, but I digress… The S90 may sound […]

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Report: The next generation Mini Clubman to surface sometime in 2015

Australia’s CarAdvice recently heard about the production version of the Mini Clubman, which could surface as early as 2015. First introduced as a concept for the second generation at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show, the Mini Clubman seeks to continue its mission as the more practical and spaciously elongated Mini Cooper. This is rather interesting because the original […]

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