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“Transformers 4″ To Feature Chevrolet Corvette, Bugatti Veyron

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Get ready for even more explosions and brightly-painted exotic cars. Paramount Pictures has revealed three of the vehicular stars of “Transformers 4,” the next movie from the blockbuster series that has grossed a combined $2.6 billion globally. The film’s 2014 Chevrolet Corvette is bright green, with black stripes on the sides and a giant rear wing. ...

How Does the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Stack Up Against the Chevette Diesel?

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Nearly thirty years ago, you could have walked into the local Chevrolet dealership and ordered a Chevette CS two-door hatchback with an Isuzu-sourced 1.8-liter diesel inline-four for $6152. That’d be roughly $13,000 in 2013 currency — today, you could get a brand-new, base Nissan Versa with more safety equipment and trunk space. A four-door hatch ...

Post Office Celebrates Muscle Cars With GT500, GTO, Charger Daytona Stamps

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Two nostalgic groups have finally banded together: The U.S. Postal Service and muscle cars. As NASCAR prepares to kick off another season down in Daytona, Fla., the post office used seven-time NASCAR champ Richard Petty to unveil the five muscle cars being honored. Small and big blocks were well represented in the collection of cars that ...

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 ...

Top 10 Weirdest and Wildest Custom Cars of SEMA 2012

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The best part about SEMA isn’t the new concepts from the major automakers or the introduction of new go-fast aftermarket parts. Rather, it’s the weird and wonderfully quirky custom cars created by smaller operations. Based on our time roaming the auto show floor, we’ve collected our top 10 picks of the weirdest and most wonderfully ...

Customer Satisfaction with Major Automakers at Highest Level Since 2009

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Car buyers are happier than ever, as satisfaction levels have returned to the highest point recorded back in 2009, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). More impressive, though, is the fact that major U.S. automakers have greatly improved their scores in just one year’s time. The ACSI differs from J.D. Power surveys in that ...

What’s Cheaper to Insure: Chevy Camaro V-6 or Ford Mustang V-6?

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The Fourth of July has passed, but what better way to celebrate our nation than to reflect on two of our favorite cars — the Chevy Camaro and the Ford Mustang. Since our second love here at CoverHound is insurance, we’re comparing the insurance costs between the two American classics. So what’s cheaper to insure: ...

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

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Many of the vehicles we tested in 2012 made the 0-60 mph sprint feel more like a leisurely Sunday cruise. Not ever vehicle we test has an ultra-complex launch control system, but whether we’re talking about a small hybrid hatchback or an all-wheel-drive crossover, plenty of Motor Trend-tested vehicles took their time down the drag ...

Record-Setting Burnout Attempt Includes 69 Cars, 35,000 HP – W/Video

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Australian car enthusiasts have just set a Guinness World Record we can really support: the largest simultaneous car tire burnout. Earlier this month, 69 enthusiasts and more than 10,000 spectators gathered at the Canberra Exhibition Park in Australia in an attempt to set the record, and we’ve got the video below. The event, which took about ...

More Motor Trend Video Hosts Reveal Daily Drivers, Fastest-Ever Speed Driven

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You already got acquainted with several Motor Trend hosts a couple months ago, but some weren’t available to answer some of your questions because they were out on assignment – most likely driving the latest and greatest. In this new episode of Wide Open Throttle, Jessi Lang rounds up the rest of the MT crew ...