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Giant American Made Hemi Heads For Your Small-Block Ford

when we first looked at these heads, we imagined them hanging out of the engine compartment of a Model A or 1933 Ford. The real market might be X275 radial racers that you see at events like No Mercy in South Georgia. It makes sense when you consider these heads are capable of flowing 471 […]

2018 Toyota Camry

2018 Toyota Camry First Drive Review

You have to applaud Toyota’s derring-do. The company CEO, whose name just happens to be on the headquarters building, has ordered his lieutenants to shake up the franchise midsize sedan. Leaden with a (deserved) sand-beige image, the Camry needed some invigoration and sex appeal, especially as more families were seen migrating from sedans to SUVs. […]

2018 Audi A8

2018 Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus Drops With 610 Horsepower

Ingolstadt’s all-new 2018 Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus is the fastest convertible model from the brand. Like the R8 Plus coupe, the R8 Spyder Plussports a wailing 5.2-liter V-10 engine that packs 610 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque — an increase of 70 hp and 15 lb-ft over the regular model. The Quattro all-wheel […]

2018 Honda Accord Powertrain

2018 Honda Accord Powertrain Prototype First Drive

A highly camouflaged 2018 Honda Accord prototype is circling Honda’s high-speed oval at its Tochigi test center, a short Shinkansen ride from Tokyo, and doing its best to replicate the bullet train’s impact on spectators. There’s no warning. No “I think I hear it approaching.” No exhaust trumpet sneaking ahead announcing its pending arrival. Nothing. […]

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2017 Smart Fortwo Ed Priced From $23,800 Before Incentives

Mercedes-Benz USA announced pricing for the 2017 smart fortwo electric drive coupe and cabrio. Arriving in U.S. dealers this summer, the smart electric drive coupe will start at just $23,800 and the electric drive cabrio at $28,000, excluding federal and state incentives. Prices excludes $750 destination and delivery charge. At launch, the smart electric drive […]

Alfa-Romeo

Alfa-Romeo Announces Aggressive Pricing For Its Stunning Stelvio SUV

Arguably Alfa Romeo’s biggest new-model launch thus far in its return to the U.S. market is the midsize Stelvio crossover, which debuts later this year in the sweet spot of the luxury/sport SUV market. The quick and nimble Guilia sedan upon which its based turned heads when it landed on U.S. shores for 2017, but the […]

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2017 Nissan Gt-R Nismo Somehow Still A Bargain At $176,585

The only thing that’s climbed faster than the cost of college tuition is the price of the Nissan GT-R. When the first R35 GT-R made its US debut at the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show, it carried a price of $69,850. In our report, we called it a “huge performance bargain.” Now, Godzilla’s hottest variant, […]

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Toyota Mirai Sets 24-Hour Electric Mileage Record

A Toyota Mirai, driven by founders of True Zero, covered 1,438 miles (2,314 km) over a 24-hour period in a test run of the fuel-cell-electric model in California, breaking the official Guinness World Record for electric miles driven in 24 hours. The goal of the drive was to demonstrate how a zero-emission electric vehicle can […]

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Nissan Creates World’s Largest 3D Pen Sculpture: A Stunning Full-Sized Qashqai Crossover

Nissan has created the world’s largest sculpture using innovative 3Doodler 3D pen technology, drawing a stunning full-sized replica of the new Qashqai Black Edition to celebrate the car’s launch.   The amazing artwork was painstakingly hand-drawn by a talented team of 3D pen artists, using pens supplied by leading brand 3Doodler. They worked with true […]

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VW Will Make Tesla Sweat With 300-Mile EV Prototype At Paris Show

Volkswagen is diving head first into EVs as it copes with the fallout of its diesel emissions scandal. But while we might have balked at the company’s commitment to release 30 new EVs in by 2025, VW is full speed ahead, showing its first new EV at the upcoming Paris Motor Show. According to Electrek, […]