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Rumors Video Roundup: GT500 Up in Smoke, Viper vs SLS, Loeb’s Record-Setting Pikes Run

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If you’re hungry for power, then consider this week’s roundup a feast for your eyes, featuring not one, but four cars that each produce more than 600 hp. First up is our own Chris Nelson demonstrating the impressive smoke-making abilities of the 662-hp Ford Shelby GT500. Next, Jonny Lieberman pits two symbols of power against ...

Cocktail Chatter: April 12, 2013

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What cocktails go best with all this car chatter? Automobilemag.com is here to help with weekly recipes. Remember, this is for talking about cars, not driving — always designate a driver. With the arrival of warmer weather in most of the country, we’re celebrating the spring-like weather with associate web editor Donny Nordlicht’s favorite drink: ...

Thread of the Day: What Best Driver’s Car 2012 Result Surprised You the Most?

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When you drive a Subaru BRZ against a Ford Shelby GT500, Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 and six other performance-focused cars, the results are bound to produce some surprises. As Jonny Lieberman says in the Best Driver’s Car 2012 article, “Ninth, fifth, and first place are really going to piss people off.” If you’ve already read the Best ...

Addicted to Torque: Top 10 Diesels We Want in the U.S. Now

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Just a decade ago, the consumer diesel market in America was practically nonexistent. Aside from domestic full-sized trucks, Volkswagen was one of the only automakers catering to diehard diesel loyalists. Those Volkswagen TDI drivers may have been oil-burning oddballs, but they also lead the way to the resurgence of modern and clean diesel cars in ...

Top 10 Vehicles that Deserve Two-Door Coupe Variants

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Not as many two-door coupes are available today as there once were, and we think that’s a shame. From a subcompact four-door hatchback to a pricey and powerful luxury SUV, we’ve found 10 gaps in the new car market where we’d like to see two-door variants of four-door sedans, hatchbacks, and SUVs. While a handful ...

Stop-Start Tech Could Reach 8 Million North American Cars by 2017 – Do You Want It?

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Stop-start technology has been around for almost three decades, but the system is just now catching on with American consumers. In fact, start-stop is becoming so popular, it may be found in more than eight million cars in North America by 2017, AAA predicts, but would you want it in your car? Stop-start technology saves gas ...

Teased: Best Driver’s Car Week Preview Video Released

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Best Driver’s Car Week is coming. You’ve seen a breakdown of all nine contenders; now check out our video teaser of what will definitely be another legendary competition. The video shows off the nine contenders at this year’s Best Driver’s Car – the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Ford Shelby GT500, Jaguar XKR-S, Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, McLaren ...

Rest in Pieces: Cars That Bit the Dust in 2012

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While we’re preparing to ring in the New Year, let’s take a look back at the cars, trucks, and SUVs that won’t be joining us in 2013. While nameplates like Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano and Hyundai Veracruz died in 2012, their places in their respective automakers lineups were replaced by updated models like the F12 ...

Flashback Friday: Revisiting The Original World’s Greatest Drag Race

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We finished our Best Driver’s Car program last year with the World’s Greatest Drag Race. Now with more than 8 million views, the video showed our epic drag race comparing 11 of 2011′s best supercars, sports cars, and muscle cars against one another. Just how epic was this drag race? Among the 11 cars were ...

Top 10 Quickest 0-60 MPH Vehicles Motor Trend Tested in 2012

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When it comes to chest-beating and proclamations of vehicular superiority, the 0-60 mph acceleration time is the go-to metric for straight-line enthusiasts worldwide. It’s hard to fault, really – there’s nothing quite like the brute force of launching a car from a dead stop to 60 mph. Which are both perfectly legal speeds in the ...