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2007 Audi S6 Avant

Es-stating the obvious: 2007 Audi S6 Avant is the dream wagon we never got

There are only two ways a third-generation Audi S6 Avant makes it to the U.S. It’s either a blackmarket car that was imported here and federalized at a completely absurd cost that isn’t worth it to make it street legal, or, it was custom-built. This 2007 S6 Avant is the latter... read more

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2017 Volkswagen C Coupe GTE (Hui Dao) spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2017 Volkswagen C Coupe GTE Spy Shots

Volkswagen engineers are out testing a prototype for what’s clearly a large sedan but we’re not talking about the next-generation Phaeton. The German automaker... read more February 4, 2016 by


 
2016 Lotus Exige Sport 350

2016 Lotus Exige Sport 350: Forbidden Fruit

Imagine taking an already lightweight Lotus sports car and then lobbing off around 100 pounds of performance-sapping weight. That’s exactly what Lotus engineers... read more December 10, 2015 by


 
2016 Audi A6 Allroad Sport

2016 Audi A6 Allroad Sport: Forbidden Fruit

Audi’s Allroad models are essentially jacked-up version of the automaker’s wagons that have also been fitted with a quattro all-wheel-drive system, grippy wheels... read more December 3, 2015 by


 
Mercedes-AMG A45 World Champion Edition

Mercedes-AMG Celebrates Mercedes F1 Title With Special A45

With the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team and its star driver Lewis Hamilton once again the world champions, Mercedes-AMG has decided to celebrate with a special... read more November 30, 2015 by


 
Honda S660, Honda R&D Center, Oct. 2015

Mighty Micro: We Drive The Tiny But Fun Honda S660

Not many Americans know about it, but Japanese domestic market (JDM) enthusiasts are hoping Honda will bring its tiny new S660 roadster to the United States. Classified as a... read more October 31, 2015 by


 
2015 Subaru WRX STI S207, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Subaru WRX STI S207 Debuts At 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Subaru’s STI division is notorious for churning out special models offered exclusively in Japan, and the latest WRX STI S207 on display this week at the 2015 Tokyo... read more October 28, 2015 by


 
2015 Audi A5 DTM Selection

Audi Celebrates DTM Participation With Special A5

Audi competes in the German touring car series DTM with a race car based on its A5 coupe, and in recent years the automaker has celebrated this participation with special... read more October 14, 2015 by


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake facelift - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake Spy Shots

The Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake only arrived on the scene a year ago, but the compact wagon is already set to undergo a mid-cycle update. That’s because Mercedes... read more October 13, 2015 by


 
2015 Nissan Patrol NISMO

Nissan Patrol Full-Size SUV Gets NISMO Treatment

The Nissan Patrol isn’t sold in these parts, although we do get its Infiniti QX80 corporate cousin. That’s a shame because the Patrol is a much better looking... read more October 13, 2015 by


 
2016 Opel Astra Sports Tourer

2016 Opel Astra Sports Tourer Revealed

Opel’s new Astra compact hatch will be joined by its Sports Tourer wagon variant at the official debut next week at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show. We saw the new hatch... read more September 10, 2015 by


 
2016 Volkswagen GTI Clubsport

261-Horsepower VW GTI Clubsport 40th Anniversary Model Revealed

Volkswagen at next week’s Frankfurt Auto Show will introduce a new, more potent GTI hot hatch. It’s called the GTI Clubsport, and it’s been built to... read more September 9, 2015 by


 
2016 Audi SQ5 TDI Plus

Audi Ups Power On SQ5 TDI With Plus Trim: Forbidden Fruit

Audi is working on a new generation of its Q5, but to send out the current model with a bang the German automaker is launching a new, more powerful version of the SQ5 TDI... read more September 6, 2015 by


 
2015 Honda S660

Honda S660 Sells Out In Japan, Bought By Over-40 Crowd

Honda has a hit on its hands with the mid-engine sports car known as the S660. The kei car went on sale in Japan back in April, and Honda has announced that the first year's... read more August 10, 2015 by


 
2015 Renault Talisman

Renault Replaces Laguna With New Talisman Sedan: Video

French automaker Renault’s entry in the competitive mid-size sedan segment, the Laguna, has been replaced by an all-new model that bears the name Talisman. The car... read more July 7, 2015 by


 
2016 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer plug-in hybrid prototype

BMW 2-Series Active Tourer Plug-In Hybrid Edges Closer To Production

When BMW first previewed its 2-Series Active Tourer back in 2012 with the Concept Active Tourer, it chose to fit the vehicle with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, suggesting that... read more July 2, 2015 by


 
 

 
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