Performance

Mercedes-Benz to bridge gap with midlevel AMGs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2014
Daimler AG plans a line of vehicles with modified engines and sport-tuned suspensions to bridge the gap between standard Mercedes-Benz models and high-performance AMG derivatives....
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Hell on wheels

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2014
Dodge unveiled its 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat last week in time for the annual Detroit-area Woodward Dream Cruise....
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BMW hanging on to 30th anniversary M5

11:21 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2014
For all the BMW collectors who might want to add a limited-edition 30th Anniversary M5 to the portfolio, good luck. Just one model remains unsold in the United States as of today, and BMW of North America CEO Ludwig Willisch says the automaker is in no hurry to let go of it....
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Q&A

Hemi Hellcat engine aims to make potential buyers 'giddy'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
Dodge made history when it announced last month that the Challenger SRT's supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V-8 engine cranks out 707 hp. It is the highest horsepower engine ever for an American production car. Gregg Black, 52, chief engineer for the Hemi Hellcat engine, spoke recently with Staff Reporter Richard Truett....
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More power to the redesigned Mustang

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
Ford Motor Co. last week finally answered the two questions Mustang fans have wondered about all year: weight and power....
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Bentley Mulsanne could gain performance variant

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
A more powerful version of the Bentley Mulsanne will debut in October at the Paris auto show, according to British car magazine Auto Express....
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KEITH CRAIN

A contradiction or a cornucopia?

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
This has to be the best time for consumers. Whatever you want, a car company is more than ready to sell you a vehicle to fulfill your wishes....
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BEST PRACTICES

Porsche owners unleashed at racetrack

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
As a rule, Porsche buyers have a need for speed. Hoffman Porsche of East Hartford, Conn., has started indulging that need by offering its most loyal customers a free excursion to the local racetrack....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Build some more excitement

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
Regarding Richard Truett's Feb. 1 blog, "Make GM whole again with some Pontiac dust": I was 7 years old when the 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix debuted, and I knew I wanted one the day I turned 16. What car that wasn't a Vette offered a Bose stereo, a head-up display and four-wheel disc brakes?...
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

In Chicago, trucks get their mojo back

1:53 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2014
A new groundswell is taking place for sporty trucks. Of all the vehicles on display this week at the Chicago Auto Show, the pickup segment stands out....
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2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Infiniti eyes bolder subbrand

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2014
Created just three years ago as Infiniti's European-competing performance subbrand, IPL might no longer cut it for the company's bolder future product plans....
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2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

625 hp Vette Z06 hits 'supercar' performance

10:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Chevrolet is looking to polish its performance-car credentials with the introduction of the 2015 Corvette Z06, the most powerful production car in General Motors' history. The Z06, which debuted at the auto show here today, will kick out 625 hp and 635 pounds-feet of torque from its 6.2-liter, supercharged V-8 engine....
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A bull with horses

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Lamborghini last week released photos of the 601-hp Huracan, the latest in the Italian company's line of supercars....
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JAKE LINGEMAN

Hottest Golf R ever revs up for Motor City debut

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2014
The 2015 Volkswagen Golf R will debut at the Detroit auto show with more power, a new 4Motion system and better gas mileage....
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RICHARD TRUETT

Lexus RC F guns for high-performance big boys from BMW, Mercedes

3:19 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2014
Toyota's Lexus luxury division is gearing up for another run at BMW and Mercedes-Benz performance coupes with the low-slung, V-8-powered RC F debuting Tuesday at the Detroit auto show....
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2015 MUSTANG LAUNCH

A Mustang makeover guide

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Why would Ford go to so much trouble and expense to redesign and globalize its only remaining rear-wheel-drive car when it hasn't even cracked the 100,000 sales mark since 2007? There are a few reasons....
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Jag joins the crossover club

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Jaguar's compact crossover, which is expected to arrive in the United States in the first half of 2015, was snapped during tests in the United Kingdom....
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2015 MUSTANG LAUNCH

An image-booster for Europe, but no big numbers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Ford Motor Co. expects the redesigned 2015 Mustang to boost its image in Europe, even though sales won't be huge....
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2015 Corvette Stingray Z06 will debut at Detroit auto show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Chevrolet says the high-performance 2015 Corvette Stingray Z06 will make its premiere next month at the 2014 Detroit auto show....
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At high end, Germans waging a war of roar

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2013
A battle is raging among Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz that goes beyond unit sales and global expansion. They're constantly trying to out-engineer one another with their high-performance subbrands. The grand prize for horsepower supremacy, snappy acceleration and leading-edge technology is a small but affluent group of enthusiast car buyers who will pay a premium for the high-powered cars....
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Unveiled at Tokyo, Lexus RC's 2 choices: Green or souped-up mean

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
The Lexus RC coupe unveiled last week at the Tokyo Motor Show offers two drivetrain choices: souped-up at 314 hp or lean and green at 217 hp. The car goes on sale next year, but Lexus did not say when. The nameplate is new....
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Reuss would 'love' high-performance version of Sonic

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
General Motors North America President Mark Reuss said he would like to add a pocket-rocket version of the Sonic to Chevrolet's lineup. "Yeah, I'd love to do that," he said on the sidelines of the auto show here last week. "We've got the ride-and-handling vehicle dynamics for it."...
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GM chief says Cadillac's old couchlike ride is a goner

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
General Motors CEO Dan Akerson says the recently launched, redesigned 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan is in "another postal code versus our old CTS."...
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GT sports car from Mercedes-Benz gets twin-turbo V-8

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Mercedes-Benz's AMG performance division is developing a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 sports car that will be unveiled at the 2014 German Grand Prix in July....
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Oohs and aahs for the new Vette

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
The reviews are in on the seventh-generation Corvette....
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