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Challenger A/T Unlimited Concept could be your next Hellcat-powered ORV

Filed under: Aftermarket, Concept Cars, Coupe, Performance, Dodge, Design/Style, Off-Road, Autoblog Black This past June I spent an excellent day hanging out with Joey Ruiter, driving and discussing his Reboot Buggy project. Before heading home, I let him know that he was more than welcome to keep me abreast of whichever new automotive project he’d [...]

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Online Find Of The Day: Custom 2005 Chevy SSR is late for Shark Week

Filed under: Aftermarket, Car Buying, Convertible, Performance, Truck, Marketing/Advertising, Chevrolet, Design/Style Even when brand new, the Chevrolet SSR wasn’t the most beloved car on the market. Its attempt to mix a pickup, convertible sports car and retro styling caused to be a love-it-or-hate-it design. With most people falling deeply into the latter camp, production only [...]

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Buick Envision spied fully disrobed in China

Filed under: Spy Photos, China, Crossover, Buick, Design/Style The Buick Envision crossover is supposed to have its big reveal on August 28 and be on display at the Chengdu Motor Show, but apparently the new midsize crossover just can’t wait to meet its public. Car News China caught a completely undisguised example parking outside of [...]

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Ford GT designer Camilo Pardo wins Motor City Masters

Filed under: Concept Cars, Coupe, Performance, Etc., Videos, Chevrolet, Design/Style, TV/Movies Motor City Masters pulled off its concept of Project Runway for cars rather well. In the end, the TruTV reality series came down to former Ford designer Camilo Pardo and multi-disciplined designer Bryan Thompson, but Pardo was always kind of the show’s ringer as [...]

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2015 Volvo XC90

Filed under: Technology, Crossover, Volvo, Design/Style, Luxury, Deep Dive The new XC90 isn’t just about the new XC90 – it’s as much about the new generation of Volvos that will result. Around the turn of the millennium, Volvo seemed like the perfect automaker to make a crossover. It had, after all, already established for itself [...]

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Which is more fuel efficient, driving with a pickup’s tailgate up or down?

Filed under: Truck, Etc., Videos, Ford, Design/Style Thanks to the smoke wand in the wind tunnel, you can actually see the difference in our video. Should you drive with your pickup truck’s tailgate up or down? It’s an age-old controversy that’s divided drivers for decades. Traditionalists will swear you should leave the tailgate down. Makes [...]

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VW Golf Mk8 could arrive by 2017

Filed under: Europe, Technology, Hatchback, Volkswagen, Design/Style The seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf (pictured above) only went on sale in the US in August, but it has been on the road in some parts of the world since 2012. The German automotive giant isn’t taking a moment’s rest for one of its most well known models, though. [...]

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Alfa Romeo to gun for Jag F-Type with 6C

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Alfa Romeo, Rumormill, Design/Style It has taken Alfa Romeo years of promises to finally, truly return to the US with the 4C sports coupe and its initial 86-dealer network. We already know that the sporty Italian brand has more models on the way in near future, with a midsize sedan, crossovers [...]

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Subaru WRX S4 gets big power bump in Japan

Filed under: Sedan, Performance, Japan, Technology, Subaru, Design/Style A month after originally teasing it, Subaru is finally unveiling its WRX S4 model for Japan. It’s a bit more than just a plush take on the sport sedan, because Subaru is fitting a more powerful version of the 2.0-liter, turbocharged boxer four-cylinder engine than we get [...]

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Nissan IDX production model to get sharper, less retro styling

Filed under: Concept Cars, Coupe, Performance, Nissan, Rumormill, Design/Style The Nissan IDx seems like the type of concept that auto enthusiasts wish they could be driving. With a compact size, style inspired by the classic Datsun 510 and a rear-wheel-drive powertrain, it certainly ticks many of the boxes that people want. Unfortunately, the car seems [...]

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Are you VW’s New Midsize Coupe?

Filed under: Sedan, China, Volkswagen, Design/Style Back in April, Volkswagen showed its New Midsize Coupe concept at the Beijing Motor Show, previewing a new, sub-Passat model for the Chinese market. Now, Auto 163 has stumbled upon what appear to be the first shots of the production model, and while it doesn’t stray too far from [...]

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We obsessively covered the 2014 Monterey Car Week

Filed under: Concept Cars, Motorsports, Classics, Auctions, Misc. Auto Shows, Design/Style With each passing year, things just get more and more interesting at the annual Monterey Car Week. As we’ve seen yet again, it’s not just about the historic automobiles anymore – new vehicles certainly have big presences at the various events. Beyond that, with [...]

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Ferrari 250 Testa Rossas assemble by the shore at Pebble Beach

Filed under: Motorsports, Classics, Convertible, Performance, Misc. Auto Shows, Ferrari, Design/Style, Racing Seeing one Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many people because so few exist, and those that do generally trade hands for tens of millions of dollars. At this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, there are 20 of these [...]

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Lincoln putting perfume on its sales

Filed under: Car Buying, Etc., Marketing/Advertising, Lincoln, Design/Style, Luxury Lincoln has a scent. But unlike those from Mustang, Lamborghini or even Shark by Tara, you can’t buy it and you have to visit a Lincoln dealership to inhale its notes of jasmine hedione, mate tea leaves and tonka beans. Essence of Lincoln – that’s what [...]

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Confederate Motorcycles launches X132 Hellcat Speedster

Filed under: Performance, Motorcycle, Specialty, Design/Style Confederate Motorcycles and its brand of V-twin-powered streetfigher motorcycles are nothing if not unique in the world of production machinery. See last year’s X132 Hellcat or the slightly more recent C2 P-51 Fighter, which has yet to be unveiled in production guise, as examples. Combining a supremely torque-rich engine, [...]

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2014 Quail Motorsports Gathering amazes with beauty from every era

Filed under: Motorsports, Classics, Performance, Supercars, Design/Style, Luxury, Racing If you love cars and motorcycles from past and present, then the Quail might be a little slice of heaven for you. This garden party is set on a golf course during the weekend of automotive events in Monterey, headlined by the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, [...]

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