20 Feb 2015

The Friday 5: Importable Eighties

There are many reasons a car maker wouldn’t sell a particular car in America. Some of them just didn’t have a presence here but usually, they didn’t think it would make sense to go through the hassle of crash testing and especially, EPA certification. And while many of the cars we

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20 Feb 2015

Mercury-powered AMG Marauder GT S gets 3,100hp. And it’s not a typo.

So maybe you were disappointed when Mercedes-Benz and AMG downsized the Mercedes-AMG GT powerplant to 4.0 liters and 503hp. I mean, sure it’s much cheaper than any previous SLS at $129,000, but you can get a 707hp Challenger Hellcat for half that, a 580hp ZL1 Camaro is around $60,000 and the

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19 Feb 2015

Car of the Week: 1978 Ferrari 308 GTB Koenig

Ferrari 308s are…nice. People are down with V-8 Ferraris now and Magnum, P.I. made the 308 cool, but it never had the same star power as a V-12. That meant there was an audience of Ferrari buyers who were interested in owning a 308, but wanted to stand out like a V-12

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13 Feb 2015

Hot sport coupes you can buy new for around $30,000

Coupes are the classic serious performance car. Convertibles are great, but with a roof your car is stiffer, safer, and often lighter. Coupes also attract far less unwelcome attention on the road and of course, they’re a lot more fun in the rain. But because they don’t sell well, coupes don’t

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12 Feb 2015

Car of the Week: 2016 BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe

I don’t love the Gran Coupe. I think it’s too big, ungainly and not a coupe. I walk past a 3.0 CS between my door and my desk every day, and that car’s combination of handling, power, build quality and precision make it one of the finest vehicles ever built.

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11 Feb 2015

Watch the Dubai Police bring their supercars out to play

It’s no secret the Dubai Police have the greatest fleet of police supercars in the world, beating even Italy and its cop Gallardos (and Huracan). What you might not know is that for the police of a Middle Eastern country, they seem to have a sense of humor in Dubai. Fun,

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10 Feb 2015

The Supercars of Monaco: 6 debuts scheduled for Top Marques

Top Marques Monaco probably doesn’t get the attention it should, probably because it’s the week after New York. While that means Monaco won’t get the next Audi Q7 introduction, it does leave room for smaller manufacturers to show off ultra-exotics in front of an audience willing and able to buy

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09 Feb 2015

Meet 007’s new Aston Martin, Jaguar and Land Rovers

You’ve probably seen the (frickin’ gorgeous) one-off Aston-Martin DB10 (below) hat James Bond will drive in in Spectre, but he’s not just going to be tooling around and calmly sipping coffee. I’ll go out on a limb and say that there might, in fact, be some form of cars chasing each other. Purely

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04 Feb 2015

The 2015 Porsche Cayman GT4 is the car you never thought they would build

Porsche has said for years that profitable Cayennes and Panameras are what allows them to spend development money on sports cars. And yes, there’s a constant parade of new 911s, to the point that Porsche now offers 20 different variants. I don’t think that kind of model proliferation is really

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McLaren 675LT teaser
04 Feb 2015

Hear the new McLaren 675LT rip it up before the debut

Unlike Ferrari, McLaren is keeping the 675LT under wraps until its Geneva reveal. We do know that the LT designation means it’s an aerodynamic longtail with an airbrake, which McLaren says gives it 40% more downforce than a 650S. It will have more power, too–666hp. Which is the best power

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