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Jaguar F-Type Project 7 priced & dated for US debut

Jaguar F-Type Project 7 priced & dated for US debut

Jaguar has been showing off its F-Type Project 7 road-going racer in US spec for the first time, bringing the specially developed 575 HP two-seater to 2014 Monterey Car Week ahead of its release next year. Building on the regular F-Type with bespoke aerodynamic aids, the all-aluminum car packs Jaguar's 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine for some impressive performance.

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Jaguar takes reborn Lightweight E-Type to the track

Jaguar takes reborn Lightweight E-Type to the track

When Jaguar tells you it's doing something special with a classic E-Type, you pay attention, particularly when it's just six hand-crafted Lightweight E-Type. The car firm announced back in May that its engineers were finally building the "missing" six Special GT E-Type cars it put on hold fifty years ago, and now it has released the first video of one of those new-old cars in action. As you might expect, it cuts quite a line on the track.

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Range Rover Sport SVR revealed to take on Porsche Macan Turbo

Range Rover Sport SVR revealed to take on Porsche Macan Turbo

Land Rover has given its SVR high-performance brand its first outing, revealing the Range Rover Sport SVR for those times you need an SUV that can do 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds. Taking the existing 5.0-liter supercharged V8 and massaging it all the way up to 542 HP and 502 lb-ft of torque, the RRS SVR is limited to 162 mph and has had its body kit tweaked to show the other parents at the kindergarten gates that you mean business.

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This is the incredible car Bugatti built to honor its founder

This is the incredible car Bugatti built to honor its founder

When it's time to build one final model for a super-exclusive series of already rarefied cars, and bearing the name of your esteemed company founder no less, you have to go big or don't go there at all, which probably explains why Bugatti's latest Veyron costs $3.14m. Sixth and arguably most-special car in the "Les Légendes de Bugatti" line-up, the last car is being dedicated to Ettore Bugatti with the sort of excesses the company he created is now known for.

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2015 Acura TLX first-drive: The subtle sports sedan

2015 Acura TLX first-drive: The subtle sports sedan

Acura has something to prove with the new 2015 TLX. Honda’s top-drawer division credits itself with having co-created the midsize luxury sedan segment with the original TL, though it’s now one of the most competitive and the big German brands like Mercedes-Benz and BMW have weighed in with their own take on the category, Meanwhile rivals like Lexus have been joined by upstart budget alternatives from Hyundai and others, leaving Acura’s TL and TSX looking tired. Can the new TLX set Acura back on the right track?

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Mercedes-Benz’s S 65 AMG Coupe ladles excess for a quarter-million

Mercedes-Benz’s S 65 AMG Coupe ladles excess for a quarter-million

Mercedes-Benz loves its V12 engines, and the potent powerplant has found itself another suitable home under the lengthy hood of the S 65 AMG Coupé, a monstrous 6-liter biturbo beast pushing out 630 HP. Limited to 155 mph, and capable of doing the 0-60 mph dash in just 4.1 seconds, the S 65 AMG replaces the CL 65 AMG for V12 purists, combining 738 lb-ft of torque with a cosseting cabin.

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2015 Lexus NX first-drive: Crossover Crunchtime

2015 Lexus NX first-drive: Crossover Crunchtime

The 2015 Lexus NX isn’t your accountant’s Lexus. Aggressively designed, and breaking new ground for Lexus with its first turbocharged engine, the new NX attempts to distill what has worked for the RX into a package more appealing to hip urbanites, young families, and those who might more regularly find mountain bikes in their trunk than Whole Foods bags. True to recent form, there’s even a warmed-up F SPORT version to offset the hybrid worthiness just a little. The NX doesn’t hit the US officially until the end of this year, but I grabbed some early time behind the wheel to see how it’s shaping up.

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