’15 M-B S65 AMG: KING OF THE ROAD!

Dan Scanlan finds the S65 AMG to be an amazing car – half ultimate flagship and the other half muscle car king. And both halves behave beautifully. Doing a smoky burnout in a luxury flagship that can cocoon its passengers in massaging heated or cooled seats with a sound system that rivals most homes, seemed sacrilegious. Yet a tap of the right alloy pedal and our ‘15 S65 AMG spun its rear rubber and did a classic muscle car doughnut, then launched to 60-mph only 7/10ths-of-a-second slower t...
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PIKES PEAK: PACE CAR TO THE CLOUDS!

Acura’s next-gen NSX Twin-Turbo Hybrid Supercar paces the field for the 93rd Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. All new Acura NSX supercar will serve as the official pace car in the 93rd running of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 28. With a custom racing-inspired livery, the twin-turbo NSX will lead 140 entrants to the top of the 14,110-foot mountain. “The Acura NSX is the ultimate performance vehicle, and a novel way to promote its capabilities is the iconic rac...
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IDRIS ELBA: BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT SPEED SETS RECORD!

Award-winning actor breaks Sir Malcolm Campbell’s 88-year old record, runs 180.361 mph on Pendine Sands, Wales. Idris Elba, star of Luther and The Wire, piloted a Bentley to break the historic ‘Flying Mile’ UK land speed record – 174.8 mph - set by Sir Malcolm Campbell in 1927. Hitting more than 180 mph in a new Bentley Continental GT Speed, Elba broke Campbell’s record set nearly 90 years ago in his legendary Napier-Campbell Blue Bird. The record was independently verified by the UK Timing ...
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MERCEDES-AMG-GT: A RACE CAR FOR THE STREET!

Mercedes-AMG GT boasts racetrack performance combined with superb everyday practicality. Is this the ultimate GT? The first Mercedes was a racing car and its most recent successor carries this heritage forward. With the new GT, the Mercedes-AMG sports car brand is moving into a new sports car segment. The GT is the second sports car developed entirely in-house by Mercedes-AMG. It’s a front mid-engine design with a rear transaxle and use of lightweight intelligent aluminum construction, formi...
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PENSKE’S L&M 917 PORSCHE: UNTOLD STORY OF CAN-AM’S MOST FAMOUS CAR!

Stephen Cox blogs about the most iconic of the thundering Turbo Porsche 917s. 
 Part VI: The Title. “The talk around the pit area was that no one could touch them. They knew that it was the beginning of the end of Can-Am. The L&M Porsche was making history.” – Marilyn Motschenbacher Halder. No other track on the Cam-Am schedule offered sweet corn and bratwurst like the little food stand at Elkhart Lake. Everyone on the  circuit looked forward to it. The stand remains there today, j...
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‘14 PORSCHE CAYENNE TURBO S: SCALDING HOT!

‘Let’s get trucking,” blogs Dan Scanlan after spending some seat time in Porsche’s hottest SUV. When Porsche entered the luxury sports utility vehicle market in 2002 with the Porsche Cayenne, Porschefiles were horrified that Stuttgart was selling a truck! Well, when a truck has a twin-turbo 550 horsepower V-8 plus sports sedan handling, and 18,507 of the company’s total 42,323 sales in 2013 were Cayennes, the market has spoken. Some say the success of the Cayenne and the four-door Panamera...
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2014 AUDI RS7: PRACTICAL MAGIC!

Audi’s breathtaking 560-horsepower RS7 delivers true Supercar performance coupled with daily-driving versatility, writes  Road Test Editor Howard Walker Remember the Seventies? Back then; if you were a testosterone-charged teen, chances are your bedroom would have had a poster of a Lamborghini Countach pinned to the wall. Race-me red paint, scissor-style doors raised skywards, more air-gulping intakes than an F-16 fighter.  No doubt it would have been positioned right next to a p...
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’14 BMW M5: AGGRESSIVE LUXURY SEDAN!

Dan Scanlan test drives BMW’s uber-sedan boasting muscles and grace.  He really likes it! Thirty years ago, BMW came up with a plan – embed a sports car in the skin of a family sedan. The result: a 3,500-pound M5 with a then-amazing 256-horsepower inline six where about 180-horsepower normally lived. It delivered a still-fast, impressive 0-60 mph sprint in way under seven seconds. Fast forward to 2012, when the fifth generation M5 was introduced with 560-horsepower twin-turbo V-8 rep...
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‘14 BENTLEY FLYING SPUR: SILENT KNIGHT!

A remarkable 40 percent quieter than its predecessor, Bentley’s newest Flying Spur sets a lofty benchmark in automotive silence, writes  Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Want to know what a new Bentley Flying Spur sounds like at 80 mph on the Interstate? Stop by your local bank and ask ever-so-nicely if they’ll open their vault so you can sit inside for a few minutes. With the door closed! This car is quieter than Jean Dujardin in The Artist. Quieter than a Broncos fan during Super Bow...
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2014 CADILLAC XTS VSport: LOTS OF LUXE!

Latest ‘big’ Cadillac has most inviting interior ever, twin-turbo AWD performance for high-speed cruising, and the right stance. It’s certainly not your Father’s Cadillac and, until next year and the LTS, it is the biggest, most luxurious Cadillac you can buy. The LTS (that’s what they call it now) will become the Flagship of the brand, going head to head with the biggest and best imports. A most heady challenge for sure. You can order a new XTS with a grocery-getter 305-horsepower 3.6...
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