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A Triumphant Return to the (kind of) British two-seater

Behind the Wheel: Jaguar F-Type V8 S

When Jaguar introduced their iconic E-Type in the early 1960s it turned heads and changed lives; new for 2014, the Jaguar F-Type ($69,000) looks to do exactly the same thing. First coming to life as the C-X16 concept, the production version debuted at the historic Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2012 and, thanks to thrilling driving dynamics and a competitive price point, could be the most exciting offering from the Brits (under Indian ownership) since the tea trade routes.

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A half century's wait

2013 Jaguar F-Type

The venerable Jaguar E-Type will never be replaceable, thank goodness. That would be like trying to remake Michael Caine’s Get Carter with Stallone as the lead. See how that went? Yet count on Jaguar to create a modern roadster with the same spirit of beautiful open-top motoring with the brand spanking new 2013 Jaguar F-Type….

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ZL1 Lite

2013 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE

It’s sad to say, but the wickedly fast and capable Camaro ZL1 is out of reach for many. If you still want fantastic performance but don’t want to pay fantastically high prices, please direct your eyes to the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE performance package for the Camaro SS. It takes the base SS and throws…

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Light Italian

Faralli & Mazzanti Evantra

Sounding like the illegitimate offspring of a pasta restaurant and one of Godzilla’s foes, the Faralli & Mazzanti Evantra is actually an exotic automobile from a niche Italian manufacturer. The car, in our opinion, is both stunning and very original. We’re hard pressed to find anything derivative about the Evantra. The tapered side windows, the…

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Bumblebee's P.O.'d cousin

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Okay, so the new Camaro has taken the muscle car world by storm, throwing down against the Ford Mustang and winning (so far) in the number race. Now Chevy has its crosshairs focused on the Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 with its upcoming rubber scorcher, the 2012 Camaro ZL1. More performance car than muscle car, the…

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Not Your Sister's Miata

Behind The Wheel: 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata

We know what you’re thinking. Mazda MX-5 Miata. Ummm? This is Gear Patrol, right? Since when do they review cars my sister would want? Where are the chainsaws, soft shells, and golf clubs? Well, we like the unexpected and we’re certainly not going to deny a chance to test out the best selling two seat…

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The Whip of Choice for Baller Sith Lords

Aston Martin Limited Edition Carbon Black Vantage

The self-proclaimed auto industry-obsessed Autoblog has surfaced another ridiculous spectacle in the world of luxury sports cars. It’s distinguished from standard Aston Martin V12 Vantage sport coupes by its sinister black metallic finish, which apparently looks different depending on the viewing angle and requires over 50 man hours to apply. The inside naturally also received…

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2009 Mercedes-Benz AMG SL63 Review

By Jay Shoemaker | The Truth About Cars I made my first pilgrimage to AMG in 2001. Arriving unannounced, I was relegated to longing stares through a chain link fence at rows of serious looking automobiles. I eventually bought an SL55 AMG. I loved its ability to terrify unsuspecting passengers. But it always struck me…

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2009 Nissan GT-R (Skyline)

CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE Looking at the 2009 Nissan GT-R the song “Going The Distance” by Cake comes to mind. This firebreathing 473 horsepower twin-turbocharged V6 all-wheel drive monster will make make you scream whilst screaming itself. An appropriate car for the upcoming Hallow’s Eve indeed. Arriving this coming Spring stateside, the 2009 Nissan…

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Alfa Romeo 8C Competizone

You have to give a lot of credit to the Italians. There’s absolutely no denying the fact that they breed gorgeous women and gorgeous cars. Not to generalize, but we’re generalizing… Alfa Romeo hasn’t hit the US shores in eons, but if the 8C Competizone is an example of what’s to come then it’s been…