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2016 Audi TT Roadster Review

2016 Audi TT Roadster Review

Audi's TT became a classic almost at the moment it was first launched and, now in its third generation, the TT Roadster can clearly trace its lines back to the original version of 1998. That was legitimately shocking at the time, a Bauhaus rocket ship that instantly left rivals looking flabby, soggy, limpid, or all three.

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New Porsche 911 R is the spiritual successor drivers have been waiting for

New Porsche 911 R is the spiritual successor drivers have been waiting for

While the 2016 Geneva Motor Show has been overshadowed by the announcements of supercars like the Bugatti Chiron and Lamborghini Centenario, Porsche also quietly announced a new model that 911 enthusiasts have likely been waiting their whole lives for. It's a new 911 R, a throwback to the 1967 model of the same name, one of Porsche's most iconic road-ready race cars. A combination of features from the GT3 RS and a body that's not overwrought with giant spoilers or wings, this could be the purest distillation of Porsche there is for driving enthusiasts.

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Abarth 124 spider packs 170hp and spawns rally version

Abarth 124 spider packs 170hp and spawns rally version

If you ask a handful of Mazda MX-5 buyers just what they think the new MX-5 needs to be the perfect car, a bunch of them will tell you more power. Fiat has now offered details on its Abarth 124 spider and this is the version of the MX-5 that folks wanting more power have been waiting for. Granted it's not a lot more power with a rating of 170hp from the 1.4L MultiAir turbo engine.

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Goodyear unveils spherical concept tires for autonomous cars

Goodyear unveils spherical concept tires for autonomous cars

Goodyear has taken the wraps off two new concept tires designed specifically for autonomous vehicles. The most interesting of the two is the Eagle-360, a spherical concept tire that can move in any direction using, in part, a magnetic levitation system. As exciting as the Eagle-360 is, it isn’t reasonable for the upcoming fleet of self-driving cars. To meet present-day needs, Goodyear has also introduced its new IntelliGrip concept tires.

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2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review

Toyota sure loves its hybrids, but while the Prius might the best known of the Japanese firm's holier-than-thou electrified cars, its SUVs haven't escaped either. The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid shares the new look of its gas-only siblings, but adds some a pair of electric motors for considerably better economy.

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Lamborghini Centenario to make its digital debut in new Forza game

Lamborghini Centenario to make its digital debut in new Forza game

If you're into cars, you've likely already been following the Geneva Motor Show, which kicked off this week. And that means you've seen the new Lamborghini Centenario, one of the biggest highlights of the event so far. You probably didn't expect a video game announcement to come from the show, however, but that's what Microsoft has done, revealing that a new title in its flagship racing series Forza is on the way, with Lamborghini's Centenario to be the cover car.

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2017 Corvette Grand Sport is a lightweight track weapon

2017 Corvette Grand Sport is a lightweight track weapon

Chevrolet has rolled out a new version of the Corvette Stingray called the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport. You can think of this car as the naturally aspirated version of the Corvette Z06. If you liked what the Z06 was about, but aren’t a fan of supercharged cars for your track day weapon of choice, the Grand Sport is what you want. Chevy says that the 2016 Grand Sport has an estimated 1.05g in cornering capability with 1.2g if you choose the Z07 package.

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Aston Martin DB11: Chief Engineer and Designer explain the “Second Century” supercar

Aston Martin DB11: Chief Engineer and Designer explain the “Second Century” supercar

The dawn of a new era has begun in Geneva with the eagerly anticipated official debut of the Aston Martin DB11. Every great carmaker has an icon that will shape perception for a generation, and this Aston Martin DB11 will do just that for one of the world’s greatest luxury sports car brands.

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The 770HP Lamborghini Centenario is a Geneva birthday gift

The 770HP Lamborghini Centenario is a Geneva birthday gift

No Lamborghini has ever been described as cuddly, but the Centenario, revealed at the Geneva Motor Show today, is aggressive even by raging bull standards. The latest in the Italian marque's limited-edition boutique productions, the forty Centenario cars arrive to celebrate the centenary of company founder Ferruccio Lamborghini's birth, and they're an expensive gift.

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Koenigsegg’s Regera is the 1,500HP+ hybrid that gives Bugatti nightmares

Koenigsegg’s Regera is the 1,500HP+ hybrid that gives Bugatti nightmares

If Gaia were a raging eco-Valkyrie, the Koenigsegg Regera is the outright-bonkers hybrid-electric supercar she'd ride into green battle in. Finally shown off in production form today, at the Geneva Motor Show 2016, the Regera is outlandish even by the unusual excesses of its makers.

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The glorious Aston Martin DB11 makes its Geneva debut

The glorious Aston Martin DB11 makes its Geneva debut

An Aston Martin that doesn't turn heads is a rare beast indeed, but the new DB11 is likely to cause whiplash among pedestrians and fellow drivers alike. Unveiled today at the Geneva Motor Show 2016, the new luxury sports coupe introduces a new design language for the British marque, as well as a more powerful engine to make it the meatiest DB in the company's history.

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Morgan’s EV3 is the electric car Nikola Tesla would’ve actually built

Morgan’s EV3 is the electric car Nikola Tesla would’ve actually built

British automaker Morgan might not be the first company you think of when it comes to electric cars, but the storied marque's latest model switches gas for green in an eye-catching way. The Morgan EV3, shown off in pre-production form for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show 2016 this week, keeps the three wheels of the company's earlier cars but drives them with an electric powertrain.

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