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Should You Wait for the 2016 Miata?

September 16th, 2014

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Front Quarter View

The Mazda MX-5 Miata, universally loved the world over by club race teams and enthusiasts alike, turns 25 this year. What better way to celebrate than with the official unveiling of the all-new 4th-generation model? Mazda’s latest roadster is sleeker, quite a bit lighter and more modern inside and out, but it won’t hit showrooms until mid-2015. Is the 4th-generation 2016 MX-5 Miata worth the wait when you could opt for, say, a brand-new Subaru BRZ today? Here are the top 5 reasons why the answer is a resounding “yes.”

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Acura Launches TLX With Biggest Ad Push in History

August 13th, 2014

2015 Acura TLX

Acura’s new red-hot 2015 TLX luxury sport sedan is making a big splash this year, just hitting dealerships and effectively replacing both the 2014 TSX and TL. Betting that the refined and sporty new four-door will be a big hit with consumers, Acura has undertaken the biggest marketing push in its history with a barrage of TV, radio, magazine, internet, social media and live tie-in campaigns.

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Jay Leno Takes the 707-Horsepower Hellcat For a Spin

August 13th, 2014

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat - Jay Leno's Garage

Dodge is making waves with its new-for-2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat, the most poweful muscle car ever created and currently the most powerful American-made car that money can buy. With 707 horsepower from a high-output supercharged 6.2-liter V8, the most powerful series-production V8 ever, the Hellcat is more powerful than a Lamborghini Aventador and Dodge’s own Viper. It’s got 20×9.5-inch rear tires, and runs the 1/4-mile on its production tires in 11.2 seconds (10.8 seconds on street-legal drag radials) Top speed is an ungoverned 199 mph. So it was only a matter of time before funny man and car aficionado Jay Leno got his hands on the Hellcat for some smoky burnouts.

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Infiniti Planning 700-Horsepower Stunner

August 13th, 2014

700 Horsepower Infiniti Q80 Q90

Within Infiniti’s long-term product plans, just revealed by Automotive News, comes a stable full of all-new models beginning in 2016, not in the least of which is a new flagship luxury sedan with a twin-turbocharged hybrid powertrain making in excess of 700 horsepower.

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Is This The New Toyota Supra?

July 17th, 2014

2017 Toyota Supra Artist Rendering

Rumors have been swirling for years about a pending reintroduction of the storied Toyota Supra marque, one of the company’s modern classics and still a highly sought-after car by enthusiasts to this day. A new report from Japanese business watch site Nikkei, although it doesn’t state its sources, confirms that the new Supra is indeed in development, and it’s being built in conjunction with BMW.

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