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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RALLY FOR KIDS: SANTA BARBARA, CA!

Jim Palam covers car guys doing good, rallying for the United Boys & Girls Clubs. Benefiting the United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County, this past Saturday’s Rally For Kids was co-chaired by Dianna Starr and Montecito "Cars & Coffee" founder, Monte Wilson. Monte's wicked red Ferrari Challenge Stradale was the event’s lead car. 
There were some 35  cars competing, including Michael Hammer's Lincoln, the 2005 La Carrera Panamericana class winner. A growling...
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2014 MERCEDES-BENZ CLA45 AMG: BABY ROCKETSHIP!

Road Test Editor Howard Walker uncorks Mercedes’ new four-wheel-drive  four-banger super-sport sedan. Trust me, a cork exiting a New Year’s Eve bottle of bubbly doesn’t have anywhere near the ‘pop’ of a Mercedes CLA45 AMG exploding away from standstill. It’s truly a small package with a huge fizz! Holy crap, this thing is rapid. As in zero-to-60 mph sprinting in 4.2 seconds, according to Motor Trend’s stopwatch clickers. That’s quick. That’s clown-out-of-a-circus-canon quick! To put...
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