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The 2018 Ford Mustang GT Performance Pack 2 Drives Like the Sports Car It Has Become

The year is winding down and the number of cars with free-breathing engines and six-speed manuals is dwindling depressingly. The 2018 Ford Mustang GT, however, remains one of the purist new sports cars that you can buy. It’s fantastic to drive, and the Performance Pack Level 2 accentuates its aggression.

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The 2019 Bentley Bentayga V8 Is the Most Opulent Way to Haul Your Stuff at 180 MPH

Obsessively detailed interiors. Shocking performance figures. Huge price tags with the weight to match. These are all things you quickly associate with Bentley. SUV? Not so much. But in 2016, Bentley tried to get in on the money-printing SUV game with the Bentayga, a leather-lined and champagne-filled W12 land missile.

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I Don’t Believe the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition Will Be Final Because It’s the Ninth Time VW’s Said That

I just got back from Puebla, Mexico, where Volkswagen told me, with some gravity, that a storied line of cars come to an end with the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle. This didn’t have too much of an impact on me because (1) as far as I’m concerned, the Beetle died in 2004 with the last of the air-cooled ones, and (B)…

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The 2019 Acura ILX Is as Good as It Looks

Sedan sales have been taking a plunge all over the car business, yet half of Acura’s six-vehicle lineup are four-door sedans. But Acura needed a better gateway car, something that (might) capture those oh-so-coveted millennials. Enter the updated 2019 Acura ILX, which looks much better now and has the drive to match.

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This 640 HP Z06-Swapped 1986 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup Is An Ideal Shop Truck

Shop trucks are part of life for any joint that’s painting, restoring, and upgrading power in various cars and trucks. Errands need to be run, and supplies have to be picked up. Classic Car Studio Speed Shop is known for performing incredible upgrades on cool, vintage rides. They can’t make their runs around town in…

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The 2019 Mini JCW International Orange Edition Is A Fast Pumpkin With An Eye-Popping Price Tag

There is no missing the 2019 Mini John Cooper Works International Orange Edition as it comes down the street. With its flashy orange paint job and checkered graphics, subtle is definitely not in its vocabulary. This is nothing new; the JCWs have been the loud, extravagant performance Minis for years now, with a racing…

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The Original Mazda RX-7 Proves We Need More Cheap Analog Sports Cars

I don’t know if you know this, but Jalopnik’s Jeep-fanatic David Tracy actually has a huge soft spot for a certain small, retro Japanese import. I respected his love for the first-gen Mazda RX-7, but I never truly understood it until I drove one myself very recently. And I walked away truly sad that we don’t have…

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2019 BMW i8: I Am a Big Dumb Idiot for Thinking It Needed More Power

When stats for the 2019 BMW i8 coupe and its roadster counterpart came out last year, I was disappointed that BMW didn’t give this spaceship-like hybrid more power. This was its chance to finally make an all-powerful electrified halo supercar, I figured, and it missed the opportunity.

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2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo: It Has A 590 HP Ferrari V8, As Should All SUVs

What business does an SUV have with nearly 600 horsepower? It’s not my job to rationalize that, but it is to go and see what it’s like. Enter the 2019 Masterati Levante GTS and Trofeo, both packing a Ferrari V8, like all SUVs ought to have.

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Five Things to Know About the Violently Yellow 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS

They say money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy a 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS and the two are basically the same thing. It’s quick, responsive, agile and fun as hell. Ours was canary-yellow, which only made it better. Here are five things you should know about it.

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