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Best affordable sports car? 2017 Honda Civic Si

he sign indicated curves ahead. The road was so newly paved it didn’t have a dividing line. The asphalt undulated left and right, with an occasional dip before the far-off turn. There were no houses or driveways, just woods on one side, a meadow on the other. It was the perfect road for the Honda Civic Si. At another time in another place, the vestiges of rain dried on the iconic Wisconsin race course Road America. Six-figure cars topping 500 horsepower rumbled into the queue. The storied Kink was used to interrupt…

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Chery Tiggo Coupe Concept announced as Europe-bound Chinese SUV

Chinese car-making giant Chery has revealed specifications of its Europe-bound SUV, which will be inspired by its Tiggo Coupé Concept and come available in hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid (PHEV) or battery electric (EV) form. The model, due for reveal in concept form at this month’s Frankfurt motor show, will be the first of a family of models to be introduced to the European market. It will be quickest in plug-in form. Chery claims the PHEV model can hit 62mph in 6secs and has a top speed of 124mph. It also quotes a combined fuel economy…

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Chery Tiggo Coupe Concept announced as Europe-bound Chinese SUV

Chinese car-making giant Chery has revealed specifications of its Europe-bound SUV, which will be inspired by its Tiggo Coupé Concept and come available in hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid (PHEV) or battery electric (EV) form. The model, due for reveal in concept form at this month’s Frankfurt motor show, will be the first of a family of models to be introduced to the European market. It will be quickest in plug-in form. Chery claims the PHEV model can hit 62mph in 6secs and has a top speed of 124mph. It also quotes a combined fuel economy…

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Evora GT430 is most powerful Lotus road car yet

Lotus on Thursday unveiled the most powerful road car in the marque’s history. The car is the Evora GT430, and as the name suggests it’s packing 430 horsepower. The power, together with 325 pound-feet of torque, is generated by the Evora’s familiar 3.5-liter supercharged V-6 and propels the GT430 from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds. The top speed is 190 mph. The engine, which is sourced in naturally aspirated form from Toyota, is hooked up with a 6-speed manual and spins the rear wheels only. A limited-slip differential is also…

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Rare Porsche 911 GT2 takes on a Portuguese hill climb

For the 993-series 911, Porsche produced less than 60 examples of the mighty GT2, and even fewer GT2 Evo models. This first-generation GT2 was built in an effort to satisfy homologation requirements, and it was a monstrous example of what Porsche could get away with in a road car. Power was rated at 424 horsepower which for the early ’90s was a ridiculous figure. By the end of the run, that figure had climbed to 444 hp. The car you see above? It’s reportedly making 700 horses, the same as the latest 911 GT2…

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Report: Next-gen Maserati GranTurismo delayed until 2019

The Maserati GranTurismo has been with us since 2008 and is certainly showing its age against more modern rivals such as the Aston Martin DB11 and Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe. During Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ 5-year strategy announcement in May 2014, CEO Sergio Marchionne said Maserati would redesign the GranTurismo as well as launch an all-new sports car based on 2014’s Alfieri concept car. Both were promised for launch by the end of calendar year 2018, but both have since been delayed. Instead, Maserati has given its GranTurismo a refresh for 2018. As for the Alfieri…

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