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Mar 16,2007
The BMW M5 is a 500-horsepower, 10-cylinder super sedan that will bolt to 60 mph in 4 1/2 seconds. It has such finesse that I could toss the keys to my Camry-driving wife and know that even she couldn't get into performance trouble.   BMW M5 - The 2007 BMW M5 has been described as a 500-hp, 10-cylinder super sedan with deceiving abilities. CNS Photo. That's probably not the image to convey to those M5 buyers who may ... [full story]
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Mar 16,2007
Cease and desist with this incessant talk about points three weeks into the NASCAR season. Stop the hand-wringing about Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s poor start, the gushing over David Ragan being in the top 10 (after two races - he has since dropped to a more realistic 19th), the glee over Mark Martin leading the points and will-he-or-won't-he race at Bristol. Now, repeat after me. It's early. Yes, the first part of the Nextel Cup season ... [full story]
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Mar 16,2007
Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today that the limited edition Triple White New Beetle convertible is now available at dealers. Only 3,000 customers will have the opportunity to own this truly special edition. Triple White New Beetle convertible. (PRNewsFoto/Volkswagen of America, Inc.) The Triple White New Beetle convertible features a unique Campanella white exterior, a white interior, and white convertible roof boot. The Triple White New Beetle convertible takes its color palette from the ... [full story]
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Mar 16,2007
An automotive two-seater rocket called the Deronda is making its American debut at Sebring this week. The Deronda can be either a sports car or a racecar, depending on how you use the gas pedal, and it's coming from Great Britain for production and public consumption in the U.S. by Autosport Development in Trenton, Michigan. David Moxlow, president of Autosport Development, will be assembling a limited production of the Deronda at his Trenton plant south ... [full story]
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Mar 16,2007
SSC, manufacturer of exclusive super cars, announced today that testing to set the world production speed record will commence on March 21st, 2007. In conjunction with MKM Racing, SSC has closed down a 12-mile stretch of Highway 93 in Elko County, Nevada to attempt to break the 253 mph record currently held by the Bugatti Veyron. MKM Racing has been hired to oversee safety and provide laser traps to verify speeds to an accuracy of ... [full story]
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Mar 16,2007
The marathon relay celebrating Ferrari's 60th anniversary arrived in the United States this morning. Sixty Ferrari owners gathered at The Collection, Ferrari's authorized dealership in Miami, and drove from the dealership to the Homestead - Miami Speedway where the season opener for the 14th annual Ferrari Challenge was taking place. At the speedway the owners celebrated 60 years of Ferrari passion with a ceremonial parade lap around the track cheered on by thousands of spectators. ... [full story]
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Mar 16,2007
Automakers kicked off National Alternative Fuel Autos Week by announcing that there are 10.5 million Alternative Fuel Autos on the nation's roads today, according to 2006 sales data from R.L. Polk and Co. The Polk sales figures also reveal that an unprecedented 1.5 million Alternative Fuel Autos were sold in 2006, surpassing automakers' sales expectations by 50 percent. Currently manufacturers are offering 60 models of Alternative Fuel Automobiles for sale including hybrid electric, ethanol- capable ... [full story]
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Mar 09,2007
'This is an Agile-Handling, Exotic Speed Machine,' says Lead Auto Expert, Mark Perleberg Lead Auto Expert, Mark Perleberg, of NADAguides.com a leading vehicle pricing and information website, recently got a rare test drive of the new 2008 Maserati Quattroporte. Today, Perleberg weighs in on the car's overall performance and design features. The new 2008 Maserati Quattroporte is an "agile-handling, exotic speed machine" according to NADAguides.com. "The 2008 Maserati Quattroporte is a car designed specifically ... [full story]
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Mar 09,2007
Mazda's CX-7 is the sports car of crossover sport utility vehicles. The seats are firm, the steering is on the heavy side for more driver feedback, the suspension is tight for body control in enthusiastic maneuvers, and the styling is anything-but-minivan. Actually, the CX-7 looks like jet-assisted running shoes just waiting to be strapped on and fired up.   MAZDA CX-7 - The Mazda CX-7 has been called the sports car of crossover SUVs. CNS Photo courtesy of Mazda. Mazda ... [full story]
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Mar 09,2007
Interest in cleaner and greener auto technology is exploding, according to a comprehensive article in the March/April 2007 issue of E • The Environmental Magazine. From fuel cells to plug-in hybrids, the industry is showing more research and development zeal than at any time since the halcyon days of 1900, when gasoline, steam and electric vehicles (EVs) were competing in the marketplace.    Toyota Prius hybrid With seesawing gasoline prices and uncertainty about the future of oil, consumers ... [full story]
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Mar 09,2007
It was so funny to hear the television commentators during Sunday's Busch Series race go on about how sorry Juan Pablo Montoya certainly must have been for spinning his teammate, Scott Pruett, on the way to winning at Mexico. Did anyone think Montoya looked sorry? Didn't think so. This is the Juan Pablo Montoya that fans of CART, the Indianapolis 500 and Formula One have known and loved since 1999. This is the driver who ... [full story]
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Mar 09,2007
With the summer driving season ahead and gas prices nearing $3 per gallon, motorists can take a few simple steps to maximize their vehicle's fuel efficiency. "Everyone wants to stretch fuel dollars as far as possible," said AAA Oregon/Idaho Approved Auto Repair Manager Earl Baker, "but are they taking steps to do that?  The AAA Gas Watcher's Guide brochure, available at most of our service centers, can help consumers cut gasoline costs, whether they're driving ... [full story]
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Mar 09,2007
The amber glow of the "Check Engine" warning light can send many rational drivers into a state of "Now what!" frustration. That dreaded telltale can mean any number of problems, great and small, and it speaks a computer language with which many are unfamiliar.   CAR DOCTOR - When it's time to discuss a car problem, call on the CarMD, a handheld electronic device that acts as doctor and translator to solve problems with newer vehicles equipped with ... [full story]
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