Jan 18, 2014

Chevrolet Corvette C7.R hopes to win on Sunday, sell on Monday

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Chevrolet Corvette C7.R hopes to win on Sunday, sell on Monday

Based on the just unveiled road going Corvette Z06, the C7.R hopes to make a splash in the GT2 class with its aggressive aero package and other mods.

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Jan 17, 2014

Five Kiwis motorcycle through North Korea, film their experience

Five Kiwis motorcycle through North Korea, film their experience

A group of five Kiwi motorcyclists managed to persuade North Korea to let them film and ride from the north of the country all the way through to the south.

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Jan 16, 2014

2014 Detroit Motor Show round-up: the good, the bad and the meh

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2014 Detroit Motor Show round-up: the good, the bad and the meh

This year’s Detroit Motor Show is over. So, it’s time to review all that was good, bad and just meh at this year’s show.

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Jan 16, 2014

Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge will have 373kW/813Nm minimum, be 20mm wider

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Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge will have 373kW/813Nm minimum, be 20mm wider

… if the Q50 Eau Rouge makes it through to production, that is. How it makes that power Infiniti isn’t letting on, but forced induction seems a safe bet.

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Jan 15, 2014

Acura TLX Prototype spells the end of Honda Accord Euro … probably

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Acura TLX Prototype spells the end of Honda Accord Euro … probably

The Acura TLX will replace both the TL and Accord Euro-based TSX in the US. Unless there’s a right-hand drive version, it effectively kills off the Euro.

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Jan 15, 2014

Subaru WRX STI has 227kW/393Nm 2.5L turbo; gold alloys optional

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Subaru WRX STI has 227kW/393Nm 2.5L turbo; gold alloys optional

The new Subaru WRX STI outpoints its WRX sibling with a larger, more powerful engine, as well as its signature large rear wing and optional gold alloys.

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Jan 15, 2014

Cadillac ATS Coupe: American for BMW 4-Series

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Cadillac ATS Coupe: American for BMW 4-Series

No longer a purveyor of American land yachts, Cadillac is taking the fight to the luxury car heartland with 4-Series challenger, the ATS Coupe.

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Jan 15, 2014

Lexus RC-F has 331kW/519Nm 5L V8 with both Otto, Atkinson cycles

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Lexus RC-F has 331kW/519Nm 5L V8 with both Otto, Atkinson cycles

The Lexus RC-F has its debut at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show and it comes complete with a V8 engine that can manage both Atkinson and Otto cycles.

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Jan 14, 2014

Kia GT4 Stinger concept: RWD coupe with modernist sense of wow

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Kia GT4 Stinger concept: RWD coupe with modernist sense of wow

The Kia GT4 Stinger is an attractive, thoroughly modern RWD coupe, yet it exudes all the long bonnet, fat arched desire of coupes of yore.

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Jan 14, 2014

Nissan Sport Sedan Concept previews next US Maxima, future design direction

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Nissan Sport Sedan Concept previews next US Maxima, future design direction

Like the look of the Nissan Sport Sedan Concept? Well don’t get your hopes too high because it directly previews the next North America-only Maxima.

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Jan 14, 2014

C7 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: 466kW/861Nm engine, 7-sp man or 8-sp auto

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C7 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: 466kW/861Nm engine, 7-sp man or 8-sp auto

The apex of the C7 Corvette range, for now, offers a new 466kW/861Nm 6.2-litre supercharged V8 mated to either a 7-speed manual or 8-speed automatic.

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Jan 14, 2014

991 Porsche 911 Targa 4 and 4S stays to true to classic wraparound form

991 Porsche 911 Targa 4 and 4S stays to true to classic wraparound form

The 991-generation Porsche 911 Targa carries over all the classic Targa styling cues, like the wraparound rear window and contrasting metal roof hoop.

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Jan 14, 2014

Toyota FT-1 may look like the next Supra

Toyota FT-1 may look like the next Supra

The Toyota FT-1 concept may be a pointer to the next Supra that Toyota is working on together with BMW, or it could just be design red herring.

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Jan 14, 2014

Audi Allroad Shooting Brake concept is a 300kW, 1.9L/100km hybrid

Audi Allroad Shooting Brake concept is a 300kW, 1.9L/100km hybrid

The Audi Allroad Shooting Brake (a preview of the next TT) features a hybrid drivetrain with 2L turbo and two electric motors, and a rear-wheel drive mode.

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Jan 14, 2014

13th gen Ford F-150 powered by 2.7L or 3.5L V6; 5L V8

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13th gen Ford F-150 powered by 2.7L or 3.5L V6; 5L V8

Ford’s new F-150 pickup truck is about the same size as before, but features more tech, less weight (up to 320kg less) and an optional 4-cylinder turbo.

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Jan 13, 2014

MyLink gains app store; only available the US and Canada … for now

MyLink gains app store; only available the US and Canada … for now

GM will introduce an online app store that allows Chevrolet owners to download new apps and functionality straight into their MyLink entertainment systems.

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Jan 13, 2014

GMC Canyon is the butch alternative to the Chevy/Holden Colorado

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GMC Canyon is the butch alternative to the Chevy/Holden Colorado

While US version of the Chevrolet Colorado is smooth and sophisticated (for a pickup), the just unveiled GMC Canyon version is square rigged and butch.

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Jan 12, 2014

C7 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 leaked before Detroit; has 462kW/880Nm

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C7 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 leaked before Detroit; has 462kW/880Nm

The go-even-faster version of the C7 Chevrolet Corvette, the Z06, has been revealed on the internet ahead of its official unveiling in Detroit next week.

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Jan 12, 2014

3rd gen Audi TT previewed by Audi Allroad Shooting Brake Concept

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3rd gen Audi TT previewed by Audi Allroad Shooting Brake Concept

Audi will reveal the Allroad Shooting Brake Concept in Detroit and it essentially previews the look of the third generation TT that arrives later this year.

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Jan 11, 2014

Subaru WRX STI race car set to tackle the Nurburgring

Subaru WRX STI race car set to tackle the Nurburgring

As a tease for the WRX STI, Subaru has announced that it will be returning to the Nurburgring 24 Hour race this year with a racing version of the WRX STI.

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Jan 10, 2014

Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept: possible off-road Beetle is FWD only

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Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept: possible off-road Beetle is FWD only

The Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept looks like it could conquer the beach with its raised height and chunky tyres. Do keep in mind that it’s FWD, though.

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Jan 10, 2014

Kia GT4 Stinger concept: RWD, 2L turbo, maybe Genesis coupe’s sibling

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Kia GT4 Stinger concept: RWD, 2L turbo, maybe Genesis coupe’s sibling

At the 2014 Detroit Motor Show Kia will show off its GT4 Stinger concept car, which mates a 235kW 2-litre turbo engine with a rear-wheel drive chassis.

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