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Hennessey Performance

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Hennessey Performance has been around for awhile now. They first made headlines when they started tuning the Dodge Viper back in the early 1990’s. They had turned a fast car into an absurdly fast car.

In recent years they have tuned everything from Chevrolet Corvette’s to the Ford F-150 Raptor truck. But these masters of speed weren’t content, and they recently began work on a project that would require more than just adding some turbos and superchargers. Continue reading

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Acura TSX Sport Wagon

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Generally, station wagons have not been very successful in North America. People on this continent have much preferred to buy an SUV or a cross-over rather than a wagon.

So it has certainly come as a big surprise to see all the new wagon models recently going on sale. Honda just launched the Accord Crosstour a few months back, and Subaru came out with another new Outback wagon. Continue reading

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Chevrolet Cruze Eco

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Green is the key word in the auto industry these days. Not only are consumers more sympathetic towards climate change and the effect cars have on our environment, with the price of gasoline going up every year, they don’t mind saving a little at every fill up.

So far the solutions towards getting better fuel economy have been restricted to diesel and hybrid powertrains, but Chevrolet has now come up with a rather ingenious, simple and cost effective method to achieve incredible fuel economy. Continue reading

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2011 Mercedes-Benz R-class

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Facelifts are big in Hollywood. Many in the industry believe that a well executed nip and tuck can prolong ones career by a few years. Nowadays, even car companies are going that route.

Rather than come up with an all-new vehicle, car companies are doing mild styling tweaks to keep their aging models looking fresh. These facelifts are becoming more and more popular since most car companies have been a bit strapped for cash and this is an easy way to get a few more years out of an old product. Continue reading

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2011 Kia Optima

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The Kia Optima (Magentis as it’s called in Canada) has been around for 10 years now, and is probably one of the most overlooked cars in its segment of mid-sized sedans.

While it has always been a good, reliable car, due to its boring exterior design and cheap plastic interior, it is one of those cars people don’t notice much. Continue reading

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2011 Infiniti QX56

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In the Middle-East, one of the most popular SUV’s around is the Nissan Patrol. Its ruggedness and off-road capabilities has made it a favorite among those who like to play in areas where roads don’t exist.

In North America we sadly don’t get the Patrol, but now we will be getting something that is almost its twin brother. Meet the 2011 Infiniti QX56, a vehicle that shares quite a few parts with the new Patrol. Continue reading

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Geneva: Production models coming this way

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The Geneva auto show was again replete with gorgeous European cars that will sadly not cross the Atlantic but thankfully also several that will, in addition to new entries from Asian brands making their world début at Palexpo. Continue reading

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Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid concept

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Lotus is back in F1 this year and Colin Chapman’s philosophy lives on in the cars designed by Group Lotus, owned by Malaysian carmaker Proton. In Geneva, Lotus Engineering unveiled the Evora 414E Hybrid, a concept that embodies its core principles: lightweight construction, efficiency, leading-edge electronics and exceptional dynamics. Continue reading

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Aston Martin Cygnet

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The name Aston Martin holds lots of street cred. Just utter its name to anyone and immediately they imagine a sleek and sexy super sports car that James Bond goes to work in.

You’d have to imagine really hard to picture agent 007 in their latest offering though. It’s called the Cygnet, and it’s their first ever attempt at a city car.

Aston Martin believes the Cygnet is a “tailor-made solution designed for the heart of the city.” The whole idea is, that since most major city centers are clogged with traffic, hence highly unsuitable for a supercar like their flagship DBS, you can still have a city car that has most of the style and luxury of an exotic car, but in a much smaller package.
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Smart trip north to Inuvik 2010

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Inuvik, NWT – The ‘Inuvik or bust’ message scrawled into the slush-covered rear of our tiny Smart Fortwo somewhere north of Whitehorse was not meant to be taken literally. But in the midst of a 2,610 km trek to Inuvik, the furthest north one can drive in Canada and likely North America year round, it seemed like only one would prevent the other. Continue reading

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