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US-Spec Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Stars in 130 New Photos


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After announcing pricing details earlier this month, Mercedes-Benz has released the first photos of the US-spec S-Class Coupe models.

This is the Wildest McLaren P1 Paint Job Thus Far


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Those who have seen the McLaren P1 up close say it’s a very nice and futuristic looking thing. They didn’t, however, get to lay eyes on one finished as wildly as this one, belonging to Major League Baseball pitcher C.J. Wilson – he’s also a photographer and the one behind the shots in the gallery below.

Ford Details 725HP Gold-Obsessed Galpin Auto Sports Mustang


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Ford has released additional details about the customized Mustang built by Galpin Auto Sports for SEMA to celebrate Ford Mustang’s 50th birthday.

The golden anniversary car features a restyled front fascia to match the three streaks found in the factory headlights, but the latter are replaced by new headlights with integrated LED turn signals and turn on in sequence. The car also features carbon fiber front splitter and rocker panels, as well as a more aggressive rear diffuser.

The exterior is finished in paint that may appear black, but a closer look reveals that it is filled with gold metallic flakes. The 20-inch wheels, side sills, brake calipers and badging are also finished in gold. Inside, everything that is normally chrome or metallic has either been blacked-out or given the gold treatment. The Recaro seats are covered with a fabric finished in black and gold, and the headliner is black microsuede.

Under the hood, a gold powder-coated Whipple supercharger helps the 5.0-liter V8 develop 725 horsepower. Suspension components from Steeda and an all-new exhaust from Magnaflow complete the mechanical upgrades.

“We like the black and gold idea, and really wanted to get the color as close to 24-carat gold as possible,” Brandon Boeckmann, GAS operations manager, explained the gold theme.

Ford said the spotlight at the 2014 SEMA will be on the all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, which has “much more potential for performance,” according to the automaker. Several tuners will unveil high-powered versions of the new turbo four-cylinder which produces 310 hp and 320 lb-ft (434 Nm) of torque in standard form.

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New Lotus Exige S Automatic Quicker Than Manual Model


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Lotus has announced the introduction of the Exige S Automatic, a new model equipped with a six-speed auto with paddle shifters.

Subaru Updates 2015 XV Crosstrek with New Infotainment and Safety Techs


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Subaru said it release the 2015MY versions of its XV Crosstrek and XV Crosstrek Hybrid crossovers with equipment and tech upgrades in the US this December.

Hyundai Reportedly Mulling Euro Sports car With Global Appeal


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Hyundai is reportedly looking to create a sports car for the European market, but it’s not going to be one to follow in the footsteps of the old fwd Coupe.

In fact, the proper way for it to introduce its new “N” performance badge on a road car would be with something properly sporty, like a road-going derivative of the beautiful Italian-designed Passo Corto concept (pictured).

First Fuel-Cell-Powered Hyundai ix35s Reach UK Customers


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As it itself states, Hyundai is the first automaker to ever sell hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles in the UK. The Korean automaker is rolling out its fuel-cell ix35 around the world, in markets where it stands a chance.

US-Based Trion Supercars Wants to Build 2,000hp Nemesis RR


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We’re wary of taking new companies with little to show and seemingly ridiculous ambitions too seriously, until they show something that proves their capabilities and ambitions can materialize. We do want our skepticism to be proven wrong, though...

Hyundai Refreshes 2015 Santa Fe with Chassis and Equipment Upgrades


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The Santa Fe Sport and its longer sibling, the Santa Fe, just got a little bit better for the 2015MY after Hyundai made changes to the chassis and added new standard kit.

Review Says MINI’s Gained a lot Growing in Size


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Aside from the lower rear headroom, there’s not a single bad point to be made about the new MINI. It may also be slightly harder to park, given its extra length and width, but with all manner of sensors and cameras, this is quickly forgotten.

It’s also noticeably more refined than before, though I did get to drive the new Cooper myself and thought the three-cylinder turbo was a bit gruff – it lags behind a Ford Fiesta 1.0-liter EcoBoost for refinement. There’s less road and wind noise inside than before, and there’s shoulder room to (almost) stretch out too, though.

KBB tried it out at its US launch event and they too were plenty pleased with how it presented itself. Their only complaints were the confusing array of buttons and the awkward placement of the infotainment control knob.

Check it out their full review after the virtual jump!

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Extreme is a Soft Word to Describe New McLaren P1 GTR’s Interior [w/Video]


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McLaren has released the first interior photos of the track-exclusive P1 GTR, which features a steering wheel inspired by the one from the MP4-23 Formula 1 car.

Alpine Teases GT6-Bound Vision GT Sports Car With Articulated Rear End


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What springs to mind when you first hear of a vehicle that steers with its rear wheels which don’t pivot individually, but rather both move as a whole?

Yes, Nissan Still Sells The Armada


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How do we know the Nissan Armada still exists? Nissan has just priced the 2015 version.

Peugeot Ruins Whatever Special the 308 GT Had with New GT Line Trim


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Not that the new higher-performance 308 GT is really special in the visual department, but it did have some supposedly unique styling cues to separate it from its lesser siblings.

Dodge Prices 2015 Charger SRT Hellcat from $63,995*


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Dodge has released pricing for the 2015 Charger lineup, including the 707hp Charger SRT Hellcat, which starts from $63,995 - including a $1,700 gas guzzler tax, but not a $995 destination fee.

New BMW 1-Series DTM Edition Offers M Sport Package at a Huge Discount


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After releasing the M4 DTM Champion edition, BMW continues to celebrate its titles in both the 2014 DTM Drivers' and Constructors' championships with the 1-Series DTM Edition.

North America, This is Your 2016 Honda HR-V Small Crossover


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Honda has chosen next month's Los Angeles Auto Show for the North American premiere of its new entry crossover, the 2016 HR-V.

Acura Teases 2016 ILX with "Substantial Changes" Ahead of LA


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Launched in 2012 as a 2013 model, the Honda Civic-based Acura ILX compact sedan is gearing up for some “big changes” at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show.

BMW Celebrates Marco Wittmann's DTM Title with M4 DTM Champion Edition


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BMW M GmbH has released a limited series M4 DTM Champion Edition to honor Marco Wittmann’s title in the DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) this year.

4-Cylinder 2015 Ford Mustang Proves it Has Excellent Daily Driver Capabilities


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While not particularly fast, particularly light or particularly sharp to drive, the new Ford Mustang makes sense in EcoBoost trim.

Its engine isn’t at all high-revving, and most of the fun happens in the mid range, but that’s not necessarily a negative point, particularly from the standpoint of everyday usability.