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Lamborghini readies final Murciélago

By MICHAEL TAYLOR   Lamborghini is rushing to unleash a monster lightweight, rear-drive rocket in late 2008 as a last hurrah for the Murciélago supercar. Sources at Sant’Agata say the car, dubbed the SV, will have even more power than … Continue reading

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Rod Stewart’s Ferrari 575 Maranello for sale

by Adrian HearnA Ferrari 575 Maranello owned by legendary musician Rod Stewart is for sale on Auto Trader. Stewart, who is married to model and Strictly Come Dancing star Penny Lancaster, was the second owner of the 2002 Ferrari 575, powered … Continue reading

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From Audi, Fourward Thinking

Introduced on Wednesday: Audi Cross Cabriolet quattro concept Is it real? Audi says it’s introducing a new vehicle segment with the Cross Cabriolet quattro. Could that happen? In a word, No. What’s the point? An open-top S.U.V.-like vehicle sounds good … Continue reading

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Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S

The Italian firm has sharpened the chassis of its flagship saloon. We get to grips with the new GT S. By Mat Watson November 2007 IT seems that maserati drivers are a pretty demanding bunch. Not content with the standard … Continue reading

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Preview of 2008 Porsche

Three words best describe the 2008 car model year — electronics, power and safety. What’s coming from the each of the major automakers for 2008? Here’s a summary of the models on offer.   Porsche Porsche’s 911 GT2 Porsche is … Continue reading

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Audi

  AUDI The German luxury carmaker started selling its 2008 TT coupe and roadster last spring. The new models, which are slightly larger than their predecessors and feature refinements in design, ergonomics and ride, are the first major reworking of … Continue reading

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Lexus seeks some emotion with new sports car

Powerful new model, due in spring, will take on German rivals The Lexus IS F has a 5-liter V8 engine capable of over 400 hp. By Roland Jones Associate editor MSNBC Updated: 8:04 p.m. CT Oct 9, 2007 With its … Continue reading

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Aston Martin in 2008

Three words best describe the 2008 car model year — electronics, power and safety. What’s coming from the each of the major automakers for 2008? Here’s a summary of the models on offer.   Aston Martin The Aston Martin DBS … Continue reading

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Viper raises stakes in horsepower arms race

Souped-up V-10 engine relies on advanced computers for power boost By Dan Carney MSNBC contributor Since the arrival of the Dodge Viper in 1994 as a latter-day Shelby Cobra roadster, its creators at Dodge have staked their banner atop the … Continue reading

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Ferrari 430 Scuderia

  Driving through ferrari’s hometown of Maranello in the 430 Scuderia, their latest model, you’re given the kind of response usually reserved for returning astronauts or touring pontiffs. School children, wily old pensionati and even local carabinieri stop, grin and … Continue reading

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