Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat vs. Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in latest Head 2 Head

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For the next episode of Motor Trend’s Head 2 Head, the 580-horsepower Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 takes on the 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. In spite of the power differential it’s a close fight on performance, but one of them takes the feel-good factor way beyond its engine numbers.

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Toyota recalls 52k units of 2011-2012 Avalon for potential short circuit

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Performance Testing Reveals Best of Vehicles

To develop performance cars, automakers depend on fundamental analysis, but it’s the test tracks and road courses that bring out the best in a vehicle. The collection of roadways assembled at the 90-year-old Milford Proving Ground has more than 140 miles covering parts of two Michigan counties.

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Here’s what it’s like to drive the very first Ford Mustang cop car

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Cop cars are cool. Ford Mustang cop cars are even cooler. That’s why Road and Track scribe Zach Bowman sought out the very first Mustang SSP for a must-read feature.

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Ford earnings take a dive on investment, slowing sales; workers get $6,900 in profit sharing

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Ford’s numbers may have taken a hit in 2014, but as is so often the case, a spreadsheet can’t tell the entire story.

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Ford Fiesta RS with 250 horsepower mooted

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With the launch of the Focus RS imminent, one of the next projects from Ford Performance might be a matching RS version of the subcompact Fiesta. A report suggests the tiny hot hatch could offer around 250 horsepower and all-wheel drive.

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MotorWeek’s 80′s GM muscle coupe roundup includes Regal GN and Monte Carlo SS

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MotorWeek’s vast archive of reviews has unloaded a triple feature, starring three icons of 1980s muscle from General Motors.

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Toyota to Trial New SiC Power Semiconductor Technology

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Toyota City, Japan, Jan. 29, 2015 — Using a Camry Hybrid prototype and a fuel cell bus, Toyota Motor Corporation will bring a brand new technology to the streets of Japan for testing this year. The tests will evaluate the performance of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors, which could lead to significant efficiency improvements in hybrids and other vehicles with electrified powertrains.

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The best Super Bowl car commercials from the last 5 years

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The editors of Autoblog compile some of their very favorite car commercials from the last half decade of Super Bowls.

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Did the Chevy Corvette Z06 break 7 minutes at the Ring? Not likely

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A report has surfaced claiming the Z06 recorded a 6:59 lap of the legendary Nurburgring, but Chevy says that figure’s “not accurate.”

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