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Old Dog, New Tricks

Karl Kustom Corvettes

The Chevrolet Corvette is pretty much as American as it gets. Although the current C6 is a head-turner, a classic 1960’s vette is that much more noticeable. Well, Karl Kustom Corvettes combines the best of both worlds, taking the svelte body of what are referred to as the “Mid-Years,” 1960’s coupes and convertibles and incorporating…

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How do you say "Ninja" in German?

2012 Porsche Cayman S Black Edition

Fact: silver is not the new black. Black never left. One need only look at the numerous special black edition cars emerging from the darkness these days for confirmation. Porsche is clearly no exception to this, with the new 2012 Cayman S Black Edition. With a 10 horsepower bump to 330, the 3.4 liter flat…

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Ferdinand would be proud

2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0

Porsche churns out versions of its classic and never long-in-the-tooth 911 like the Alien mother drops chest-bursters, furiously. Now, they’ve come up with their final iteration of the 997 chassis, the 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 ($185,000), the most powerful naturally aspirated 911 today. Let’s do the numbers. 4.0 liter 6-cylinder emitting an overly…

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Romeo. Ohh, Romeo.

Alfa Romeo 4C Concept

Following in the footsteps of its positively stunning predecessor, the Alfa Romeo 4C Concept is both lighter and smaller in dimensions than the 8C Competizione. The 4C Concept is built from carbon fiber and aluminum and manages to keep an ultralight weight of 1,873 lbs. Not nearly as powerful as its bigger brother’s V8, the…

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Bring the family... and terrify them with 750 hp

Porsche Panamera by Edo Competition

Why be satisfied with a mere 500 horsepower in a four-door sedan when you could bump it up to 750. That seems to be the mindset Edo Competition had when they schemed up this “Moby Dick” modification to the Porsche Panamera. All of that added power allows their version of the luxury sedan (if you…

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Because Life Doesn't Start Until 250 mph

2011 Shelby Supercars Ultimate Aero II

The yet-to-be-released 2011 Shelby Supercar Ultimate Aero II is the kind of vehicle Maverick might hop in to dogfight Jester, only to realize after hitting 275 mph that the vehicle doesn’t actually take to air. At least that’s the impression these newly released photos by Top Gear convey.

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Zoom-Zoom For Real

2010 Mazdaspeed3

There’s no doubt that smaller cars are hot right now (finally). With the Geneva Auto Show around the corner, Mazda has thrown out a few teasers to the Mazdaspeed3, a devilish vehicle powered by a 263 horsepower 2.3 liter DISI turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Sure, it might not qualify as the best method of transportation for…

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Zenvo ST1

“This Car Can Drive Across Denmark In About 18 Minutes” Image & Quote Courtesy: The Truth About Cars Economic downturn be damned, I want 1,104 horsepower. I want it delivered through a manual gearbox to a pair of rear wheels that will vault me to 60 in about as long as it takes to say…

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2009 Porsche Panamera

Porsche Discovers Rear Doors Courtesy: Porsche North America Porsche (pour-sha) is calling the Panamera a “Four-Door Grand Touring Sports Car.” We suppose they deserve the right to call it whatever they want, but we’ll fondly refer to it as a Porsche for the unselfish father. Throw in a couple of child seats in the rear,…

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2010 Ferrari California Review

By: Daniel Mader | The Truth About Cars The California is a bit like my first girlfriend: pretty from the front, but a little frumpy at the rear, especially in the wrong clothes (sorry Sarah). This is Ferrari’s softer side. Huh? How can you mess with the classic GT recipe? Sorry Ferrari but the California…

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2009 Porsche Carrera PDK Review

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Jaguar XKR-S

Somewhere Between Hot and Scalding The 2008 Paris Motor Show is well underway and there have been a few stars and duds. The XKR-S does not belong to the duds. Nay, it belongs to the fu$#ing hot category. Of course, buying a car is probably the last thing you’re thinking about doing now. Not that…

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2009 Audi A4 3.2 Quattro Review

By: Megan Benoit | The Truth About Cars Over the last few years, the last generation Audi A4 was growing increasingly stale. Updated offerings from BMW, Lexus, Infiniti, everyone but Volvo have overtaken Ingolstadt’s brot und butter model. To keep the faith– or at least the faithful– Audi’s engineers initiated a massive redesign of the…

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2009 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster Review

By Justin Berkowitz | The Truth About Cars Sean Connery’s Bond, James Bond, would punch you in the face while kissing your girlfriend. His Aston Martin DB5 was beyond cool. By the 1990s, Bond drove a range of product placement-mobiles, and Astons looked like Jaguars (and vice versa). While devastatingly quick, Astons handled like trains….

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Lotus Evora

[click on image to enlarge] It’s official. The Lotus Evora. A ‘grown-up’ Lotus coupe with proper amenities. Say, like an actual interior (see an image of the interior after the jump). The Evora will be powered by a 276 horsepower Toyota sourced V6 that will propel the 2,976 lb. vehicle with typical Lotus-like fury. Again,…

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Lotus Eco Elise

What makes an already incredible sports car an even better one? A touch of eco-ness. Enter, the Lotus Eco Elise. A Lotus Elise made of sustainable materials (hemp hard top, sisal and hand applied water-based paint), flexible solar rooltop panels for the electric systems to reduce drain on engine, and a shift light to advise…

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2008 Porsche 911 GT2 Review

By Sajeev Mehta | The Truth About Cars There I was cutting, clipping and carving corners in the ultimate Porsche 911, balancing the need for speed with self-control. I felt like an Olympic skier or Iron Chef. But there was an element missing from the GT2 experience, a deficiency that niggled like a loose ski…

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2008 Lotus Supercharged Elise SC

[click on image to enlarge] We’ve spoken out the Elise here before on Gear Patrol but our love for the car has only grown now that Lotus has unleashed a supercharged version of the Elise Series 2. It wasn’t long ago when Lotus claimed that supercharging the mini super car was not something they planned…

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Fisker Karma Hybrid

[click on image to enlarge] If this isn’t proof a hybrid can be gorgeous I don’t know what is. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Fisker Coachbuilders they’re a custom coach builder that takes cars like the Mercedes Benz SL or the BMW 6 series and turns them into individualized works of art….

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2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe

The completely new 2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe has hit dealership floors this month. It’s primary existence being the ability to show the Europeans that the Japanese can put together a driver’s car and not break the bank. The 330 horsepower, 3.7 liter V6 engine is the latest iteration and packs a punch previously unseen in…

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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

You’re looking at the most expensive variant of the Porsche 911. The 911 Turbo Cabriolet. It marks the third generation of the cabriolet (convertible) and is the best yet. Porsche has made every effort to lose little of the coupe’s dynamic agility while providing top-down summer fun. Expensive fun, nonetheless. Accelerating to 60mph in a…

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2008 Jaguar XJR

Jaguars are quintessential luxury. In the case of the XJR, an Eaton supercharged 400 horsepower, pure aluminum bodyshell, luxury. The XJR comes standard with 19″ Sabre wheels (or 20″ Sepang), radar based adaptive cruise control, self-leveling and adaptive air suspension, acoustic laminated glass, and unfathomable 16-way adjustable front seats. What this means to you: Alfred……

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KTM X-Bow

0-60 in 3.9 seconds. 60-0 in 100 feet. Color? Orange. There’s nothing else to say. What this means to you: Mother of god… Cost: ~ $100,000 @ KTM X-Bow

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2007 Lotus Elise Series 2

The 2007 Lotus Elise is a two-seat, rear-wheel-drive, midengine roadster available in one package – seriously awesome. It’s a no-frills exotic with exotic capabilities at a non-exotic price. Imagine buying two middle-of the line Toyota Camry’s and you’ve got yourself an Elise. The interior is incredibly spartan, but in an exotic way you’ll never cease…

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2008 BMW M3

The new M3 has grown up. More of a GT than a racer, it will deliver it’s promise of go-fast stop-fast and turn-fast. BMW’s bread and butter inline six is now 30-pound-lighter, 4.0-liter V8 pulled from the M5 V10. It produces 420 hp at 8300 rpm, and 295 lb-ft at 3900 rpm Redlines at 8400,…

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2008 Shelby GT500KR

[from Autoblog] This morning, Ford announced that the mighty King of the Road Shelby GT500KR will be making a return in the spring of 2008 — just in time to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original. Only 1,000 of these special Mustangs will be built, and they will definitely be the fastest ones yet!…