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2011 Chevy Cruze

2011 Chevy Cruze

GM has a slew of official pics for the upcoming 2011 Chevy Cruze, which will replace the Cobalt. The compact car will debut in Europe first, which is ironic since it’ll be made in Ohio.

2009 Honda Fit

2009 Honda Fit
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Temple of VTEC has a good writeup of their first impressions with the new 2009 Honda Fit. It’s no Lightning GT, but a “real” VTEC engine and stiffer body structure mean more driving fun.

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VW CC Gold Coast

VW CC Gold Coast

Rolled out recently at Pebble Beach, Volkswagen’s CC Gold Coast Edition gets a special “tri-coat” of paint with gold, brown and silver tones, 19″ propeller rims and a ground effects package.

2010 Cadillac CTS Coupe

2010 Cadillac CTS Coupe

Cadillac continues to make strides in the sheet metal department with its much anticipated 2010 CTS Coupe. You can see it in person at the November LA Auto Show.

RONN Scorpion

RONN Scorpion
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Like the Lightning GT, the RONN Scorpion is a sports car with a twist: it’s a hydrogen fuel-injected hybrid paired with an Acura V6. It makes its own hydrogen with water and gets up to 40 mpg.

MB SL65 AMG Black Series

MB SL65 AMG Black Series
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Even if you’re not a fan of Mercedes or aero kits, it’s hard not to stare longingly at the SL65 AMG Black Series; these photos were snapped at the North American debut of the Ferrari California.

Volvo Extreme Gravity Car

Volvo Extreme Gravity Car

The Extreme Gravity Car by Volvo takes soap-box derby racing to, well, extremes. For one, they flip the rider on their stomach and face them forward; the racer can hit up to 35 mph.

Porsche Gemballa Mirage GT

Porsche Gemballa Mirage GT
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Depreciation is a big issue for most used vehicles, but probably not for this Porsche Gemballa Mirage GT Coupe. If your beater can do 0-60 in 3 seconds, give us a call and we’ll deal.

Ferrari FXX Evoluzione

Ferrari FXX Evoluzione
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It’s the ultimate test-drive: Ferrari’s FXX program has chosen only three worthy (and stinkin’ rich) drivers to try out their 860hp V12 Evoluziones. There’s one in Europe and two in Hong Kong.

2009 Audi RS6

2009 Audi RS6
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For 2009, Audi’s RS6 sports sedan gets a twin-turbo V10 with 580 HP and 479 lb-ft, launching this all-wheel drive monster from 0-100 kph in 4.5 seconds. Available in mid-October.

BMW Z X-6 Concept

BMW Z X-6 Concept

Like something out of Minority Report, this two-seater BMW concept by Italian design students sports suicide doors, zero emissions and a glass greenhouse. Tom Cruise not included.

2009 Ferrari California

2009 Ferrari California
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Dubbed the “Baby Ferrari”, the California is a hardtop convertible with a 4.3L flat V8 that puts out 454 hp. Appropriately enough, it was recently spotted in San Francisco’s North Beach.

Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR

Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR
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The 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR is a rip-snorting muscle car that you can’t help but love. Not for Sunday drivers: a massive rear wing, scalding side pipes, and an 8.4 liter V10.

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Leaked: 2009 Acura TL

Leaked: 2009 Acura TL

Above are freshly leaked photos of the 2009 Acura TL which were supposed to debut next week. We’re still having a hard time with the beak, but we dig the sculpted interior.

Aston Martin One-77

Aston Martin One-77

Above is a teaser for the Aston Martin One-77: a car so amazing they had to spell out the first number. A carbon-fiber chassis and aluminum body hide a 7.0L V12 that goes 0-60 in 3.5s.

Daytona Coupe Replica

Daytona Coupe Replica

While original Shelby Daytona Coupes are rare, Shelby is producing aluminum body replicas with an updated suspension system (the same used by the Superformance Coupe, above.)

2009 Infiniti G37 Sedan

2009 Infiniti G37 Sedan

About time: Infiniti’s 2009 G sedan is following the lead of the G37 coupe, replacing the 3.5L with a 3.7L that pumps out 328 hp. Also on the way are a convertible and AWD version of the coupe.

Lotus Evora

Lotus Evora

Recently revealed in London, the Lotus Evora will come in six variants including a convertible. The base hits 276 hp with a Toyota-sourced 3.5L V6; a supercharged version will crank out 400 hp.

Volkswagen Golf VI

Volkswagen Golf VI

Above: leaked pics of the Volkswagen Golf VI, due to be officially announced Wednesday. The US won’t be getting this version until late next year; it will likely be badged as our next-gen Rabbit.

Pagani Zonda Cinque

Pagani Zonda Cinque
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Only five exist in the world, so we’re talking serious street cred with the Pagani Zonda Cinque. There’s no official top speed on this monster, but it sports a 7.3L V12 and 100ms paddle shifting.

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Honda OSM Concept

Honda OSM Concept

Honda’s OSM (Open Study Model) concept debuted at the British International Motor Show recently. It’s not only a two-seater but a low emission vehicle. Could this be the next S2000?

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport
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Holy effing mother. The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport is an open top with a blistering top speed of 217 mph. The 16.4 stands for 16 cylinder four-wheel drive, which means this baby can haul.

2009 BMW M3

2009 BMW M3
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The 2009 BMW M3 sedan gets minor face buttlift with updated taillights. Both coupe and sedan also get Le Mans Blue (sweet!), rotary AC controls and an optional, larger 8.8″ navi.

2009 Subaru Impreza WRX

2009 Subaru Impreza WRX

Rallying the troops: Subaru has massively tweaked its 2.5L four banger for 2009, which now pumps out a full 41 hp and 18 lb-ft. over last year. That’s a total of 265 hp and 244 lb-ft of torque.

Porsche 911 Targa 4 & 4S

Porsche 911 Targa 4 & 4S
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Porsche’s 2009 911 Targa receives a slight face lift and modest horsepower bumps over the outgoing model. Note: the “4” stands for all-wheel drive; the 4 gets a 3.6L while the 4S gets a 3.8L.

Deal: Used Crossover SUVs

Deal: Used Crossover SUVs

From status symbol to pariah, SUVs aren’t on many shopping lists lately. Bargain hunters, however, may find a deal with many used crossovers (Benz, BMW) dropping up to 30% in the last 6 months.

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