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19 Replies and 631 Views FS Here I Come!  631  19 Started by  christoc If they build it, and it's FS legal, I may buy it!
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by  Rande HackmannJump to last post
01/14/2006 8:10 PM
2 Replies and 454 Views Your eyes may water when you see what happened to this M5  454  2 Started by  redhatchguy  Hate to be the bearer of bad news....  
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by  soloSE-RJump to last post
01/08/2006 11:17 AM
3 Replies and 349 Views No press credentials for you!  349  3 Started by  christoc Well, I was unsuccessful at getting Jeef and I press credentials for the 2006 North American International Auto Show. So, I won't be heading to Detroit this weekend. Somehow we didn't meet the guidelines, though there don't appear to be any guidelines/requirements posted....
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by  98DohcRTJump to last post
01/06/2006 5:24 PM
17 Replies and 844 Views And the winners are?  844  17 Started by  PonyTailGT Car and Drivers 10 Best for 2006 Congrats to the RX8 three years in a row! Has anyone seen a 06 RX8 though I know Chris, the Z would have won IF they had considered testing one&91;)&93
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by  mugwumpJump to last post
12/29/2005 2:04 PM
2 Replies and 765 Views Subaru Impreza S204 unveiled in Japan  765  2 Started by  98DohcRT The latest iteration of the Impreza brought to you by Subaru Technica International will be the S204, which has just been announced for production in Japan starting in January. The S204 follows the S203 and S202, all very limited-edition examples of the Impreza produced by STI. The S204 features the new face of Subaru and a heavily reworked 2.0L flat-four that produces 320 hp and 318 ft-lbs. of torque, which Inside Line reports is the highest factory torque output to date from Subaru. Other excl...
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by  mugwumpJump to last post
12/27/2005 10:27 AM
0 Replies and 571 Views Photo tour of the VW Phaeton factory  571  0 Started by  98DohcRT Photo tour of Phaeton factory Posted Dec 23rd 2005 11:00AM by John Neff   Last February one of the guys over at VW Vortex visited the Transparent Factory in Dresden, Germany where the VW Phaeton is built. We thought we’d mark the occasion of the Phaeton’s withdrawal from North America with his virtual photo tour of the factory to see how the grandest of all Volkswagens is built. The factory itself is stunning, the architecture being comprised mainly of glass walls supported by an exp...
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12/23/2005 5:35 PM
0 Replies and 462 Views Formula 1 will have 22-car fields in 2006  462  0 Started by  98DohcRT Pending rubber-stamp approval by the FIA, Super Aguri F1 will race in 2006. After failing to meet the FIA's deadline for submitting its application paperwork and the mandatory $48 million performance bond, the team was forced to take the alternate route of petitioning the other teams for their unanimous approval of a late application.There was some doubt that this would happen, as the current rules distribute TV revenues only among the top 10 teams, and likely backmarkers Midland F1 could end up...
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12/23/2005 5:28 PM
5 Replies and 591 Views It's hip to be small!  591  5 Started by  98DohcRT   As the over-stayed automotive trend of 'bigger is better' is on it's way out, there is a light at the end of the tunnel for buyers and enthusiasts whom appreciate a small, cheap, and fun to drive econobox that comes wrapped in a sporty shell. Aided by Toyota's Scion brand, buyers are again remembering that it's hip to be small. The Scion Xa, Xb, and Tc are flying out of showrooms just as fast as Toyota can manufacture them. Maybe it's the fuel economy Maybe it's the pric...
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by  PaulProJump to last post
12/19/2005 12:22 PM
5 Replies and 482 Views Lotus revives the Exige to reward America’s interest  482  5 Started by  98DohcRT Marvelous Toy: Lotus revives the Exige to reward America’s interest KEVIN A. WILSON Published Date: 12/12/05 2006 Lotus ExigeOn sale: Jan. 15, 2006Base price: $50,900Powertrain:1.8-liter, 190-hp, 138-lb-ft I4; rwd, six-speed manualCurb weight: 2015 lbs0 to 60 mph: 4.9 seconds (mfr.)Fuel economy (EPA combined): 26.01 mpg“It went zip when it moved and bop when it stopped and whirrr when it stood still….” In Tom Paxton’s The Marvelous Toy, the folk singer delights in a gift, although he “neve...
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by  JoeJump to last post
12/15/2005 12:43 PM
1 Replies and 351 Views new Lotus  351  1 Started by  RX 555 Lotus Europa.  nice idea, but hopefully this isn't the final design
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by  98DohcRTJump to last post
12/12/2005 9:45 AM
5 Replies and 519 Views Jeremy Clarkson reviews the Veyron!  519  5 Started by  98DohcRT &91b&93Utterly, stunningly, jaw droppingly brilliant&91/b&93 &91img&93,,246576,00.jpg&91/img&93 When you push a car past 180mph, the world starts to get awfully fizzy and a little bit frightening. When you go past 200mph it actually becomes blurred. Almost like you’re trapped in an early Queen pop video. At this sort of speed the tyres and the suspension are reacting to events that happened some time ago, and they have not finished reacting bef...
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by  mugwumpJump to last post
12/01/2005 3:07 PM
4 Replies and 379 Views BMW announces 2006 return to American Le Mans Series  379  4 Started by  98DohcRT &91H&93 &91H&93 &91H&93 BMW announces 2006 return to American Le Mans Series BMW and the ALMS announced Tuesday that BMW will enter a full factory-supported team in the ALMS series for 2006.The Prototype Technology Group will field two BMW M3s in the new GT2S class for sedan-style racecars. Team PTG is BMW’s primary U.S. motorsports R&D team for the M3. The team also announced a partnership with tire manufacturer Yokohama for 2006. More after the jump… This is a significant ev...
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by  mugwumpJump to last post
12/01/2005 3:05 PM
3 Replies and 363 Views Rising to the Challenger  363  3 Started by  98DohcRT &91img&93 &91b&93Rising to the Challenger: Detroit auto show debut for Dodge muscle coupe concept&91/b&93 To all those purists who still can’t forgive Dodge for building a four-door Charger, here’s your answer: the 2006 Dodge Challenger concept. The Dodge boys released a sketch of the car to the world, but we obtained these exclusive spy photos of the car, which will premiere at the North American International Auto Show in January in...
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by  rjsamsJump to last post
12/01/2005 2:14 PM
1 Replies and 396 Views New ‘Cars’ movie trailer up  396  1 Started by  98DohcRT New ‘Cars’ Trailer up! Posted Nov 29, 2005, 12:00 PM ET by Erin Mays While killing some time at my parents’ house over Thanksgiving weekend, I was thrilled to find out that a new Cars trailer can be found on the Apple Movie Trailers site. We love cars, and we love cartoons, so we’ve been chomping at the bit to get any sneak peek at the movie, scheduled to be in theaters next summer. The CG is absolutely awesome, and the storyline looks to be right up our alley. Needless to say, the DVD wil...
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by  krekJump to last post
11/30/2005 7:00 AM
0 Replies and 431 Views CVC buys majority stake in Formula One  431  0 Started by  98DohcRT Bernie Ecclestone and German bank BayernLB have agreed to sell control of Formula One to CVC Capital Partners, the private equity group, for an undisclosed sum. Mr Ecclestone will remain chief executive of the car-racing series that he built into a global phenemon that now attracts audiences of 150m viewers and generates estimated revenues of more than $600m a year from media rights and commercial activities. 'We are delighted to have CVC as a shareholder whose long-term strategies and vision ...
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11/25/2005 9:08 AM
9 Replies and 589 Views Affordable Roadsters - a good read!  589  9 Started by  98DohcRT &91b&93Affordable Roadsters&91/b&93 &91img&93 Last October, we compared the all-new Mazda MX-5 and Pontiac Solstice—for about eight hours. That wasn't enough time to settle the dispute. We were still messing around with the Solstice's knurled seatback control when a Pontiac emissary arrived, demanding the return of his keys. And, in any event, finding suitably twisty roads in Michigan's farmland is like find...
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by  christocJump to last post
11/21/2005 11:51 PM
1 Replies and 336 Views Fuji Heavy attempts to slash its way back into the black  336  1 Started by  98DohcRT &91b&93Subaru maker Fuji Heavy attempts to slash its way back into the black&91/b&93 &91img&93 TOKYO -- Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., maker of Subaru vehicles, is trying to reverse its falling profits by slashing spending and cutting staff.Fuji Heavy is reducing spending on r&d, plants and equipment. It also plans the first round of Japanese staff cuts in its history by offering early retirement packages.The aut...
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by  christocJump to last post
11/21/2005 12:41 AM
0 Replies and 322 Views DaimlerChrysler Sells Mitsubishi Motors Stake Shares  322  0 Started by  Prometheus6krpm &91b&93DaimlerChrysler Sells Mitsubishi Motors Stake Shares&91/b&93 &91IMG&93 11 (Bloomberg)&91/i&93 -- DaimlerChrysler AG, the world's fifth- largest carmaker, sold its stake in Mitsubishi Motors Corp., ending a five-year attempt to gain a foothold in the booming Asian market with a local manufacturer. DaimlerChrysler will book a gain of about 500 million euros ($585 million) on the sale of its 12.42 perce...
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11/11/2005 10:01 AM
21 Replies and 963 Views BMW Z4 M roadster!!!  963  21 Started by  98DohcRT
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&91b&93BMW Z4 M roadster&91/b&93 &91IMG&93’s powered-up open-top retort to the Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG and Porsche Boxster S, the Z4 M roadster gets the same 3.2-liter inline- six engine as the soon-to-be-discontinued fourth-generation M3. Sitting up front in the new car’s distinctive shark-like nose, the high-strung alloy block unit produces 343 hp at 7900 rpm—a solid 78 hp more than the...
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by  PeteKneseJump to last post
11/09/2005 6:43 PM
5 Replies and 350 Views VW boss pushes return of Scirocco in 2008  350  5 Started by  98DohcRT &91b&93Coupe Scoop: VW boss pushes return of Scirocco in 2008&91/b&93A rapid 3.2-liter 247-hp V6-powered all-wheel-drive coupe will spearhead Volkswagen boss Wolfgang Bernhard’s effort to establish the German carmaker as the purveyor of some of Europe’s most desirable yet affordable performance cars.Described to AutoWeek as the spiritual successor to the once highly regarded Scirocco, the coupe will be built on a modified Jetta chassis. Wolfsburg insiders say the new car may be marketed unde...
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by  garyJump to last post
11/09/2005 4:44 PM
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