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Chevrolet Camaro Leads March Sports Car Sales

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The Chevrolet Camaro is again the best-selling sports car in the U.S., edging out its crosstown pony car rivals at Ford and Dodge for first place. Together, the three American muscle cars lead the sub-$100,000 sports car segment, besting vehicles like the Scion FR-S and Nissan 370Z. Even though an updated model is just around the corner, the Chevrolet Camaro still leads the segment by a decent margin with 8102 sold last month, bringing its year-to-date ...

Gran Turismo 6 is Coming to PlayStation 3, Demo Announced

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Gran Turismo 6 is coming. In celebration of the franchise’s 15th anniversary, Sony today announced its signature racing game Gran Turismo 6 is in development, and will arrive on shelves this holiday season. A playable demo is scheduled to arrive in July. Sony touts Gran Turismo 6 as bringing new levels of realism and authenticity to the sim racing genre. GT6 boasts an entirely new game and physics engine, the latter of which includes a new ...

April 2013 Sports Car Sales: Challenger Rises Again

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They battle at the track and in showrooms too: Sports car sales are just as important to automakers as their performance is to enthusiasts. With that in mind, we decided to take a look at April sports car sales of vehicles that start at around $100,000 or less. Not surprisingly, the Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang, and Dodge Challenger lead the pack. As expected the top three is filled with Detroit muscle: the Camaro was in first ...

Rumors Video Roundup: Off-Roading on the Cheap, Spock vs. Spock, Jaguar F-Type

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This week’s Rumors video roundup brings everything from the pristine and posh to the low-buck down and dirty. We start off with a first drive of Jaguar’s new F-Type roadster, Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto have a battle of Vulcan wits courtesy of Audi, and Jonny Lieberman pits two icons of upscale SUVs, the Range Rover and Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen against each other off-road and on-pavement. Finally, we get a detailed explanation of what makes Subarus Subarus, ...

Ford EcoBoost Voted International Engine Of The Year

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Ford won the International Engine of the Year Award for the second year running. The tiny Ford 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder took top honors this year and in 2012. The awards are chosen by 87 judges from 35 different countries. The 1.0-liter EcoBoost is turbocharged and has direct fuel injection. Its footprint is only the same size as a sheet of paper, and the engine is light and compact enough that its block can be transported on ...

Featured Flick: WOT Roundtable Discusses Audi S4 vs. Volvo S60, Future of Ford in Australia

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The Wide Open Throttle regulars of Angus MacKenzie, Jonny Lieberman and Carlos Lago were joined again this week by the stars of Roadkill and Hot Rod Unlimited, David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan to add their hands-on performance perspective to the conversation. The show kicks off with a discussion of the Volvo S60 T6 vs. the Audi S4, with the consensus that the VW Group’s deep pockets and engineering expertise made it almost impossible for Volvo ...

Ward’s Auto Reveals 10 Best Engines for 2013 – Did Your Favorite Make the Cut?

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BMW, Honda, and Ford are the big winners of the Ward’s Auto list of the 10 Best Engines for 2013. Once again, four-cylinder engines comprise half the list, six-cylinder engines take four places, and one V-8 engine survives to earn recognition, as well. Ward’s isn’t forgetting about hybrids and electric vehicles — though 11 were evaluated, none made the cut. On the 2011 list, the powertrain of the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt made the list, ...

Camaro 1LE vs. Mustang GT, LS Engine Swaps Debated on Wide Open Throttle

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Jessi Lang and other Motor Trend hosts answer questions about the Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE/Ford Mustang GT Track Pack comparison on the latest Wide Open Throttle episode. Additionally, Angus MacKenzie, Jonny Lieberman, Ed Loh, and Scott Mortara discuss the future of autonomous cars and talk about our recent top 10 list, asking which cars should have a modern small-block Chevy V-8 under hood. The hosts begin by answering the most frequently asked question about Lieberman’s Chevrolet ...

Top 10 Quickest 0-60 MPH Vehicles Motor Trend Tested in 2012

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When it comes to chest-beating and proclamations of vehicular superiority, the 0-60 mph acceleration time is the go-to metric for straight-line enthusiasts worldwide. It’s hard to fault, really – there’s nothing quite like the brute force of launching a car from a dead stop to 60 mph. Which are both perfectly legal speeds in the U.S. of A, might I add. As we did last year, we’re taking a look back at the hundreds of vehicles ...

On the Money? Hagerty’s Top Future Collectibles List Includes VW GTI, Audi RS5

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Hagerty has released its annual “Hagerty Hot List” of the top 10 cars the insurance company believes will become collectible in 20 years. Hagerty’s list is comprised completely of 2013 model-year vehicles that the company thinks will still be desired by enthusiasts in 20 years. Unlike our own list of future collectibles, Hagerty’s rules are a bit less stringent. To qualify as a future collectible on the Hagerty list, the vehicle must be mass-produced, and available ...