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  • 2009 Ferrari California

    Summers in Los Angeles are brutal. And this summer is no exception, as new record highs are being set across the Southland. And, to make matters worse, temperatures are expected to stay in the triple digits throughout the valley and inland areas. Even the cooler areas of the City of Angels, like Beverly Hills, which can be as much as 20 or even 30 degrees cooler, have been approaching nearly triple digit numbers. For car lovers, this all begs the question: Who wants to drive through the sauna known as LA in a convertible? This is not convertible weather. This is “seal the windows, blast the...

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    Road & Track Drag Races 2011 CTS-V Coupe and Shelby GT500

     Drag racing is a staple in American motorsports. When most people talk about performance tests, it comes down to four figures: 0-60 time, quarter mile time, quarter mile speed, and top speed. So when Road & Track decided to compare two, modern American muscle cars buy testing their straight...

  • 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder
    Porsche Testing Feasibility Of Electric Boxster

     The Tesla Roadster isn’t a horrible car as most would like to believe. Its electric motors give it maximum torque at zero rpm allowing it to reach 60 miles an hour in around 4 seconds. Those concerned with range can drive the car up to 200 miles on a charge if driven with care. Even with its...

  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420
    Aston Martin V8 Vantage Drops Weight With The N420 Edition

     The Aston Martin V8 Vantage is a great looking car, and perfect for Porsche 911 buyers who dislike seeing themselves coming and going every day. Now Aston Martin is celebrating the company’s running of Nürburgring 24-hour race, using basically race-spec factory cars, with the limited N420...

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    Captain Slow Cooks A Lamb On A Volcano: Top Gear Deleted Scenes Discovered

    By now I’m sure that many of you have seen the premiere episode of Top Gear’s 15th season. And just in case you haven’t, I won’t give anything away (though you can read Luxury Car Report’s summary here). It appears that some deleted scenes from James May’s journey to the volcano have...

  • 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 First Drive
    The Car Connection First Drive: 2011 Ford Shelby GT500

    High Gear Media’s Nelson Ireson has written up a First Drive report of the new 2011 Ford Shelby GT500. As we have reported, the Performance Pack equipped GT500 beat its previous track record at Virginia International Raceway by nine seconds, so just how good is this latest Shelby offering? Right...

  • 2009 Ferrari California

    This recent week has not been the best for the Ferrari California model First getting drifted into a bulldozer, and now it gets stuck at a race event. Slowly pulling into the gravel out of bounds the Ferrari starts to get stuck Does the driver stop and turn around? No, he proceed to go even deeper. The purpose of the gravel out of bounds is to slow down vehicles and insurance rates at speed in excess of 200 mph before they smash into the wall and audience. Apparently this guy thinks that it's just for looks and that his Ferrari can manage the two foot deep loose terrain Read more about this...

  • 2009 MINI Coupe and Roadster Concepts
    The MINI E Versus the MINI Cooper S

    AllCarsElectric.com's Eric Loveday did a really nice head to head review this week of the Mini E and the Mini Cooper S.  We thought the review was worth highlighting here for you.  Here are the major points made: Given the price and construction, its worth comparing the E to the S Model rather...

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    2009 Challenger R/T Classic Unveiled

    At this years Detroit Auto Show Dodge quietly unveiled the 2009 Challenger R/T Classic package to the public.  The R/T Classic package will add unique 20-inch polished Heritage wheels, vented performance hood, Classic scripted Challenger badges and flat black body side stripes with R/T Logo.  The...

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    Classic Design Concepts Wide Body Challenger's SEMA bound

    Classic Design Concepts will have a pair of Challenger's at this year's SEMA show debuting their new Wide Body conversion kit. The wide body conversion kit consists of composite front fenders and "Billboard" rear flares with restyled wheel arches to accomadate an increased tire width. With the CDC...

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    Mopar Bringing Dodge Challenger Blacktop To SEMA

    Dodge will be well represented at this year's SEMA show with at least three custom Challengers we know of including the above vehicle, the Challenger Blacktop courtesy of the Mopar underground design team.  The Dodge Challenger Blacktop began life as a 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T equipped with a...

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