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UPDATE: Top 10 Fastest Production Cars Motor Trend Has Lapped Around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca [infographic]

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In case you hadn’t already heard, there’s a new production car king of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. So which car is it? For now, all we’re going to say is that it’s either the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 or the 2013 SRT Viper, one of which lapped the famed circuit in 1:33.70. That time bests ...

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 ...

Big Winner? 1984 Chevy Corvette Most Popular Among Thieves from 1981-2011

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The Chevy Corvette has remained a popular target for thieves for years since it was first introduced in the 1950s. A National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) report now points to the 1984 Corvette as the most-stolen model year of the famous nameplate. From 1981 to 2011, 90,427 Corvettes have been stolen in the U.S. and ...

Hennessey Venom GT Sets 0-186 MPH Acceleration Record (W/Video)

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A 1244-hp Hennessey Venom GT has set an official Guinness World Record for the quickest accelerating production car from 0-186 mph (300 km/h), completing the run in just 13.63 seconds and an unofficial 200 mph acceleration record of 14.1 seconds at Ellington Airport outside of Houstonearlier this month. The official 0-186 mph time was the ...

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 ...

Thread of the Day: Name an Upcoming Car You Hope Will Perform Well

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With the auto show season well underway, many concept cars and future production models are on display. While futuristic concept cars often get our attention, the vehicles heading to showrooms make the biggest difference for automakers and enthusiasts. In light of all the upcoming production cars on the way this year, we want to know ...

Thread of the Day: Name Your Favorite 1990s Rear-Drive Performance Car

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Last week, we asked you what was your favorite performance car from the 1980s, and your answers varied wildly. Now, we want to learn what your favorites are from the following decade. By the beginning of the 1990s, a performance renaissance was brewing thanks to new technologies like multi-port fuel-injection and advanced computer controls that ...

Begin Countdown: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette to Debut at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

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The wait for the C7 ‘Vette is nearly over, as General Motors has announced the 2014 Corvette will finally be unveiled on January 13 at next year’s Detroit auto show. For now, the automaker has released the next-gen car’s redesigned Crossed Flags emblem, and revealed that the C7 will be mostly new, only sharing two ...

Watch the 2012 Best Driver’s Car Video from Start to Winner

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Our 2012 Best Driver’s Car competition is officially in the books. We’ll avoid spoiling the results for those who don’t yet know the winner but, for those who do, are you surprised? Neither were we. This year’s event included nine spectacular cars from the affordable 2013 Subaru BRZ to the insane and extravagant Lamborghini Aventador. ...

Thread of the Day: Do You Prefer Launch Control or Doing it Yourself?

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Launch control systems have come a long way since they were introduced. Modern systems launch performance cars like the Corvette ZR1 and Shelby GT500 more consistently than most drivers can. Of course, there are exceptions: the most experienced racers may be able to run a tenth or two quicker in the quarter-mile than what a ...