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Matthew McConaughey dusts off his Lincoln Lawyer jacket [w/videos]

Filed under: Marketing/Advertising, Videos, Crossover, Lincoln, Celebrities, Luxury Alright, alright, alright. Easygoing Texan Matthew McConaughey has enjoyed a career renaissance recently with critically acclaimed roles in Dallas Buyers Club and True Detective, and the actor has just signed a multi-year deal with Lincoln to become the luxury brand’s spokesperson. The first ads starring McConaughey should [...]

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Xcar takes a closer look at the electrifying Renovo Coupe

Filed under: Classics, Coupe, Performance, Videos, Misc. Auto Shows, Electric, Luxury Xcar Films went to Pebble Beach and gave ex-Intel engineer and Renovo Motors CEO Christopher Heiser a platform to talk about his new electric supercar based on the Shelby Daytona Coupe. The relevant nuggets: 500 horsepower and 1,000 pound-feet of torque from direct-drive twin [...]

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Aston Martin trademarks DB10 through DB14

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Government/Legal, Aston Martin, Luxury What comes after DB9? That’s the big question currently surrounding Aston Martin as the British purveyor of luxury GTs prepares to replace its long-serving core model. And now we may have a clue at what the answer will be. Reports coming in from the UK indicate that [...]

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Cadillac dealers frustrated over Escalade production snarls

Filed under: SUV, Plants/Manufacturing, Cadillac, Luxury Lincoln went through it during the launch of the MKZ last year, Jeep went through something similar with its Cherokee launch, and now the 2015 Cadillac Escalade has apparently caught the bug: dealer delivery delays because of quality control checks. Automotive News reports that Cadillac dealers have been waiting [...]

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Lamborghini may offer rear-drive Huracán

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Supercars, Lamborghini, Luxury Lamborghini may not offer a manual-transmission option on the new Huracán – so few customers were asking for it on the preceding Gallardo as it was – but don’t think that it won’t pursue ever more hardcore variants. And that will reportedly include a rear-drive version. Speaking with [...]

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Infiniti previews a new… something

Filed under: Concept Cars, Paris Motor Show, Infiniti, Luxury Sometimes we get a teaser image and accompanying statement where we can at least surmise what the automaker is up to. This is not one of those times. The automaker, in this case, is Infiniti, and the teaser image shows only a grille with a similar [...]

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2014 Audi R8 V8

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Audi, New Car Reviews, Luxury Where to even begin with the Audi R8 V8. Let’s start with the Ferrari 458 Italia, a car that doubles the base price of the Audi. It’s much more fun to drive than it is to talk about; discussions among enthusiasts usually begin with someone saying, [...]

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Jaguar reveals upcoming XE’s InControl infotainment system [w/video]

Filed under: Sedan, Technology, Jaguar, Luxury, Infotainment Jaguar has been keeping busy lately, rolling out both the new Lightweight E-Type and F-Type Project 7 at Pebble Beach this past weekend. But the more important project for the British automaker is the upcoming new XE. Coventry has been releasing a steady stream of information and teasers [...]

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This Decepticon-themed Maserati ticketed for imitating a police car

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Etc., Government/Legal, Maserati, Luxury States have different laws about how closely your car can mimic the look of a police car, which this Massachusetts driver might’ve wanted to have look into. Even though he’s driving a Maserati GranTurismo in homage to the Transformer Barricade and it reads “Decepticons” and “To punish [...]

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What you missed on 8.18.14

Filed under: Convertible, Coupe, Sedan, Performance, Safety, Technology, Aston Martin, Chevrolet, Mercedes-Benz, Luxury We take the 2014 Mercedes S63 AMG 4Matic for a Quick Spin We start off talking about the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4Matic by pointing out that it may be a bit of a bargain, coming in at a cost that’s substantially [...]

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2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4Matic

Filed under: Sedan, Performance, Mercedes-Benz, Luxury, Quick Spins Let us pause as I toss a Kleenex to the owners of Mercedes-Benz’s $166,900 S600 and $222,000 S65 AMG models. The quickest S-Class is not fitted with a twin-turbocharged V12 driving its rear wheels. Instead, that honor goes to this $141,450 S63 AMG, which arrives with a [...]

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Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed Collection is a real land yacht

Filed under: Convertible, Rolls-Royce, Misc. Auto Shows, Luxury There aren’t very many better places to show the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed Collection than at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Not only is this aquatic-themed land yacht parked on the Concept Car Lawn appropriately very near the Pacific Ocean, it’s being seen by some of [...]

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