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New Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 spied with 4.0 flat-six power

Porsche’s sequel to the exceptional Cayman GT4 has been caught completing its final shakedown in winter testing. We’re massive fans of the original, even giving it an eCoty gong along the way, but with the latest 718 underwhelming thanks mainly to a humdrum powertrain, the prospect of the 911 GT3’s engine sitting under the car’s rear deck when it’s released later in 2018 is sending expectation levels skyward. Where the Cayman/Boxster twins are concerned, there was always the feeling that Porsche…

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Honda, Toyota Dominate Inaugural Edmunds Most Wanted Awards

SANTA MONICA, CA — January 08, 2017 — Edmunds, the leading car shopping and information platform, today announced the winners of its inaugural Edmunds Most Wanted awards. This is a data-derived and Edmunds expert-validated honor that recognizes the vehicles that are the most coveted in their segments. It’s one of the only awards in the industry that combines market factors (sales, days-to-turn and shopper interest) with editorial opinion, providing a comprehensive picture of a vehicle’s overall desirability. “The Edmunds Most…

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The ultimate barn find? First production Land Rover goes on display ahead of restoration

The vehicle that has just gone on display at the Royal Automobile Club is one that bears every hallmark of having endured a very long and arduous existence. It is also one of a historical importance, on a par with the original Mini or Model T, for while HUE 166 is famously the world’s oldest Land-Rover, this is the first production model. The original custodian of JUE 477, chassis number 86001, in July of 1948 was a member of the…

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3 Car Museums That Go for the Gold in South Korea – Robb Report

Exotic car dealerships line Bongeunsa-ro, a wide boulevard that runs east-to-west in Seoul’s fashionable Gangnam district. Here tourists can sit in the window of one of the neighborhood’s numerous Starbucks and watch Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Bentleys pass by outside. South Korea’s car culture, however, remains elusive. The country was devoid of an automotive industry until the 1970s, following the Korean War. “The country was very poor back then, and [the] car business was a good business model for overcoming poverty,”…

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Renault asks Carlos Ghosn to stay on as chief executive

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Carlos Ghosn has held the top job at Renault since 2005 French car giant Renault has asked Carlos Ghosn to stay on as chief executive for a further four years. There had been some speculation that he would relinquish his role as head of the firm – a position he has held since 2005. Shareholders will vote on Mr Ghosn’s re-appointment at a meeting in June. If approved, he would also remain on as…

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Road test: Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine

WHEN it comes to large luxury SUVs, who’s the daddy? The usual premium suspects have all excelled in this sector in recent years, giving those requiring not only a cosseting ride but bags of room and lots of toys a tough choice to make. However, if you are looking for a plug-in hybrid with plenty of power then the choice becomes very limited. Spotting a gap in the market, Volvo produced the T8 Twin Engine version of its excellent XC90…

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Govt unveils draft National Auto Policy to promote green mobility, Auto News, ET Auto

New Delhi: The government today sought stakeholders’ comments on a draft National Auto Policy, which seeks to promote clean and safe mobility and adopt a long-term roadmap to harmonise emission standards with global benchmarks by 2028. The policy also envisages propelling Indiaa s automotive industry amongst the top three nations in the world in engineering, manufacturing and export of automotive vehicles and components. The objective is a to provide a long-term, stable and consistent policy regime and to have a…

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Hondata Turns 2018 Honda Accord 2.0T Into a Civic Type R-Beater for $695

The redesigned 2018 Honda Accord is quick, hitting 60 mph in a Motor Trend-tested 5.7 seconds with Honda’s new 10-speed automatic and a 2.0-liter turbo-four, a detuned version of the engine found in the new Civic Type R, that makes 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to the Honda tuners at Hondata, more horsepower and torque can be extracted from the turbocharged engine in different stages. Using Hondata’s FlashPro device, the company claims gains of between 10-40 hp…

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