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    Quick Spin: 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed

    Fastest Bentley Ever Offers More, More, More Why does the Bentley Mulsanne Speed exist? Sam Graham, product line director for the Mulsanne, tells us Bentley's Western customers demanded it, many driven by memories of the Arnage T – the hotted-up version of the Arnage R. The Arnage T, you ...

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    Review: 2015 Volkswagen Golf R [w/video]

    Grip It And Rip It Volkswagen hired a photographer to come shoot the handful of journalists that it brought to drive the 2015 Golf R at Buttonwillow Raceway north of Los Angeles. This fact, though unremarkable in and of itself, was something I hadn't noticed until I was well into my track time ...

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    First Drive: 2016 Smart Fortwo

    A Smarter City Car For Crowded Urbanites In the sixteen years since Daimler first introduced the Smart car, the micro city car market has grown significantly to the extent that the urban-oriented brand doesn't just have more competition to contend with these days than it did in the late 90s; for ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet

    Four Rings, Four Seats, For Fun When my 758-mile (1,342 km) journey on the A3 TDI Challenge came to an end in Boulevard, CA, Audi had a very nice consolation prize waiting for me: the 2015 A3 Cabriolet you see here. And with miles left to drive before reaching my hotel in Coronado (just outside ...

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    Quick Spin: 2016 Audi S6

    Enhancements Improve, But A Gentleman's Character Prevails Minutes after spending time in the refreshed 2016 Audi A6 in Germany, we were tossed the keys to its enthusiast-tuned sibling, the Audi S6. In similar manner to its lesser brethren, the S6 has also been updated for the 2016 model year ...

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    Featured: 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT [w/video]

    Wolverines, Whiskey And The Apogee Of Grand Touring At a Halloween party a couple of weeks ago, a rather inebriated new acquaintance of mine pulled a beautiful round flask out of his extravagant wolverine costume (the animal, not the X-Men character – I live in Ann Arbor) and offered me a ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe 2.0T MT

    There are certain car manufacturers, which, upon hearing their name, conjure up specific images and perceptions. While many car brands have portfolios so vast and varied from economy cars to luxury SUVs, making it impractical to typecast their brand, Cadillac is one of the brands that have long ...

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    Quick Spin: The Porsche 959: Living proof the 80s Were Awesome

    #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-837195{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-837195, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-837195{width:630px;display:block;} If you had posters of awesome cars on your bedroom wall when you were a kid, chances are the ...

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    Featured: Audi challenged us to drive the 2015 A3 TDI 1,342 KMS on one tank, here's what happened

    1,342 Reasons To Love A Diesel I officially gave up after 1,219 kilometres. The 24 or so kilometres leading up to this decision were spent in the right lane of Southern California's I-8 freeway, hazard lights blinking, climbing uphill at just over 60 kilometres per hour. After two days of ...

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    Review: 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS

    Bringing The Adventure Closer To Home Motorcycle trends come and go like fashion, and the latest two-wheeled style du jour is the adventure bike. Chunky and rugged, these (sometimes) dirt-ready rides often take cues from the massive, Armageddon-ready rigs you'd find on the Dakar Rally. In their ...