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2016 McLaren 675LT Driven! Slightly More Exciting than Aerial Combat

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This is a great time to be a billionaire gearhead, no question. Manufacturers are practically tripping over each other to bring their adjective-stretching hypercars to market, complete with their four-figure power outputs and seven-digit price tags. This is a golden era for those with bottomless pockets and an urge to go very, very quickly. But what about those who are ...

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Beating Hearts: The 10 Greatest Engines You Can Buy Today

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The all-important question among gearheads has always been, “What’s it got?” If the answer is one of the 10 engines listed here, it’s got a lot. The best engines available today, these automotive powerplants offer a winning combination of performance and personality, and they span a wide variety of configurations, with three, four, six, eight, or even twelve cylinders. You’ll ...

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2016 Kia Soul EV Price Sliced by $2K

Kia has trimmed the price of its Soul EV by $2000, with the addition of a new base version, the EV-e. The EV-e (“Eve?”) is available only in California, however. The other states in which you can buy the electric Soul—Georgia, Texas, Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii—will continue to offer only two models, the Soul EV and the EV Plus. The ...

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Volvo Buys Polestar, Dozens of Volvo Fans Rejoice

Volvo announced today that it has acquired 100 percent of the tuning firm Polestar, maker of the divine and incredibly rare hot-rod Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar. This means more Polestars for everyone, which is excellent news for the tiny, fiercely loyal tribe of high-performance-Volvo fans worldwide. We’re not joking about the rarity factor: Volvo built only 750 Polestar-tuned S60s and V60s for 2015, ...

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Sponsored: Grab Your Daily Dose of Nostalgia with 7 Vintage Michelin Radial Tire Ads

Tires are not something most folks think about often, except for, you know, when something goes wrong or a new set must be purchased. That frequency of attention belies tires’  importance and their prevalence in everyday life. Michelin has been at the forefront of tire manufacturing and technology for over 100 years, which means it lived through the introduction of key new technologies like the ...

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Could Plastic Highways Mean the End of Potholes?

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July 14, 2015 at 10:11 am by Michael Rowe | Photography by VolkerWessels The deterioration of our asphalt roads poses a long-term maintenance problem, requiring extensive digging and construction (and horrible ruts and potholes when they simply aren’t maintained). So why not make roads out of easy-to-replace plastic slabs? Working with the city of Rotterdam, a Dutch company called VolkerWessels ...

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2015 Tesla Model S P85D Long-Term Intro: We Embark on Our First-Ever 40,000-Mile Test of an EV

It’s too early to know whether Tesla will amount to an entire chapter or a mere footnote in the annals of automotive history, but the company’s Model S will leave a record here at Car and Driver: We’ve embarked on our first full-length long-term test of a battery-electric car. (We previously conducted a four-month test of a 2011 Nissan Leaf.) ...

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McLaren Making More Money, Planning More Megacars

Financial results press conferences rarely set pulses racing, even when the company concerned produces cars as exciting as McLaren’s. So while we can tell you that McLaren turned more than £495.5 million [$780 million] last year and made a pretax profit of £15m [$23.6 million], and also invests an impressive 20 percent of its revenue back into research and development, we ...

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2015 Tesla Model S P85D – Long-Term Road Test Intro

Return to Article Play Next 2015 Tesla Model S P85D – First Drive Review PreviousNext 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 Source: Car and ...

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Forget the Hellcat, Take This 730-hp Charger to Track Day—for 1/3 the Price

Let’s face it; fast cars are expensive. Even a car with one of the best horsepower-per-dollar ratios out there, the Dodge Charger Hellcat, will run you north of $60 grand. So when a “Dodge Charger” pops up on eBay, one that makes more power than a Hellcat for one-third the monies, we’re going to take notice. What we’ve got here ...

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