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2016 Mercedes-AMG GT is one heck of a second coming

503-hp GT S Arrives Next Spring, 456-hp GT Follows In 2016<p>Mercedes is launching its new coupe in two trims, both packing the brand's new 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8.<p>After months of teasing and spying, the Mercedes-AMG GT is here, serving as a flagship sports car in the wake of the mighty SLS AMG. The …

Mercedes SL400 coming to America in the fall with twin-turbo V6

Place an order for a SL-Class roadster in North America and your choices come down to the SL550, the SL63 AMG (both with twin-turbo V8s) or the top-of-the-line SL65 AMG with a twin-turbo V12. But overseas buyers also have the option of a smaller engine, and soon American buyers will as well.<p>Until …

Review: 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible makes a convert

It wasn’t until I spent a weekend behind the wheel of the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible that I began to understand the allure of the Corvette.<p>When you are behind the wheel of a Corvette, you are driving. There is nothing else. The contours of the road, the surrounding traffic, the passing …

The tech secrets of the 2016 Miata chassis

The tweaks that will make the roadster even better.<p><i>The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is going on a diet, thanks to Skyactiv tech. But if you think all the tweaks under the skin are purely for weight savings, you should remember that these are Mazda engineers we're talking about. The Miata is a part of the</i> …

2015 BMW M4 Coupe: Worth the Wait

Everything an M should be—you know, apart from the turbos.<p>The wait is finally over—and not a moment too soon. BMW ceased production of the E92 M3 coupe what seems like ages ago, and after teasing us with an M4 concept and a thorough crash course delivered via a rousing ride-along, we now have final …

2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive

What every chauffeur drives in heaven.<p>Do you experience length envy when driving your Porsche Panamera? Feeling a little shortchanged when a Mercedes-Benz S-class or BMW 7-series pulls up at a light? Porsche has good news for you. You can now order a stretched Panamera from the factory. Opt for the …

Saleen Automotive Plans Orange County–Aggro Tesla Model S

Wheels reminiscent of American Racing’s venerable Torq-Thrusts fill the wheel wells, while the gaps between the spokes are consumed with carbon-ceramic brake rotors. The rear fog lights gain a chrome surround above the diffuser, and the taillight-spanning trim bar receives Saleen badging. …

Winning Photos of 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible Revealed

A picture is worth a thousand words — or $5000 dollars in the case of one student. To help introduce the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible, the automaker announced a photo contest earlier this month, and now the winning photos have been revealed, showing the topless convertible in all its …

Top 5 Triton motorcycles

The idea was simple: take the best engine and the best frame of the time, and combine them. In the 60s, that was considered to be Triumph’s Bonneville engine and Norton’s Featherbed frame. And so the Triton was born.<p>The Featherbed frame was applauded at the time for its handling. Which is not …

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