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Report: Pre-production for the Maserati Levante begins, production model to debut at Detroit

Maserati’s on the verge of revealing their hotly-anticipated Levante crossover after years of rumors, reports and teasers and now, its just about ready to be launched. According to AutomotiveNews, the Levante will be ready to wow the eyes and minds of affluent soccer moms and dads alike at the North American Auto Show in Detroit next […]

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Report: Mercedes-AMG could hop on the hybrid train (powertrain?) very soon

Mercedes-AMG is one of the few brands that have been able to avoid the onslaught of hybridization in the name of fuel economy. But even hybrids are making a name for themselves in the high-performance world, so much in fact that the in-house tuning branch of Stuttgart could hop on the hybrid train themselves. AutoCar […]

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Spy Shots: Is this the new Ferrari F12 Speciale / GTO?

A new spy shot surfaced of what appears to be the next next chapter in the large, front-engined V12 saga, following the current F12 Berlinetta. Ferrari’s in the midst of revitalizing their current lineup, and that first began with the revised California T from a while back. Not only did that give the California some […]

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The US-spec 2016 Lexus IS gains two new engines

Lexus has been implementing some new changes for the 2016 IS all around the world, such as the introducing their new 2.0L turbocharged four-banger, which first debuted on the all-new NX crossover. Now, as expected, the 2016 Lexus IS gains that motor, plus a revised 3.5L V6. Replacing the 2.5L naturally-aspirated V6, the base IS […]

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Report: The Lotus Elise will make a triumphant return to the US in 2020

Have you been missing the Lotus Elise? Well, so have we and to cure the US of its withdrawal from one of Lotus’ signature compact mid-engined sports cars, Lotus may end up reintroducing the Elise to our shores, according to AutomotiveNews. Lotus’ Elise and Exige models were pulled from the North American market in 2011 after […]

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Report: A top-spec Audi SQ7 is going to happen with a 4.0L TDI diesel V8

Dutch publication Autoblog.nl recently heard from some insiders at Audi, who hinted at the possibility of a new flagship Q7 with a honkin’ 430hp 4.0L TDI diesel V8. Some rumors about a top-spec, high-performance Q7 have been floating around for some time as a way to compete with the likes of the BMW X5 M and […]

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Report: Next-gen Toyota GT86 to get hybridized with F1-style KERS system

Some new news rings from Motoring, supposedly regarding the next-gen Toyota GT86, which will happen, despite having some initial setbacks with sales for the first generation (sadly). According to the Australian outlet, who spoke with some insiders at Toyota, the next-generation GT86 will happen and will come with an F1-style KERS system, or Kinetic Energy Regeneration […]

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The 2016 Honda Odyssey gets a special edition model called the…uh…Special Edition

Honda’s giving the 2016 Odyssey a special treatment to create the 2016 Honda Odyssey Special Edition. What’s so special about it? Well, besides the lack of creativity with the name (could be a blessing or a curse), the 2016 Honda Odyssey Special Edition just receives an array of additional standard equipment, including a rear-entertainment system, […]

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Report: The new Nissan LEAF could spawn a crossover model

Nissan may have kept their LEAF project to a small scale, but so is not the plan for the next generation model as AutoCar learned Nissan could spawn a new crossover based off of the new LEAF. This seems like a sensible move given that any crossover today is pretty much a hot topic and one produced […]

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The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 gets tuned to 757hp by Callaway

Callaway and Chevrolet Corvette go together like Mercedes-Benz and Brabus or Ford and Saleen and as a result, it was only a matter of time until the all-new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 got massaged by the famous tuning firm. And that’s exactly what happened recently as Callaway revealed the official results of their newly tuned Corvette […]

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1939 Chevrolet Sales News Volume 7 Number 33 Detroit Industry News September 15
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