There's a whole lot of excitement brewing over the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, but that's not all that's happening in the luxury and performance car universe.

Nissan's high-performance Nismo brand is planning a big announcement soon, but what, exactly, it will entail is still unknown--though it's possible Nismo may become its own performance brand like Mercedes' AMG or BMW's M Division.

Porsche will continue its celebration of the half-century mark for its iconic 911 sports car at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, with everything from classic Porsche race and road cars to the festival's annual featured sculpture.

We also got our first (semi-) official look at the upcoming Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG. With its dashing looks, all-wheel drive, and a monstrous turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the CLA45 AMG is on our must-drive list this year.

You'll find all of this and more in today's car news headlines from around the High Gear Media network right here at Motor Authority.

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