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  • List: Ten Spectacular Custom Sprinters (14439 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on November 10, 2009 12 a.m.

    Whether it’s badged as a Dodge, Mercedes-Benz, or Freightliner, we can’t deny our undying affection for the Sprinter van. So much room, so many uses, and those magnificent air-ride seats—what’s not to love? In our appreciation for the ultimate moving machine, we present our list of ten truly spectacular custom Sprinters.

  • First Look: 2010 BMW M3 GTS (1584 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on November 06, 2009 12 a.m.

    At long last, a hardcore, track-ready version of the latest BMW M3 Coupe has been released, set to go on sale in the Spring of 2010. But unlike the M3 CSLs of the E46 generation, this new M3 GTS is significantly lighter, more powerful, and has a long list of track-friendly upgrades.

  • First Look: 2010 Porsche Boxster Spyder (972 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on November 05, 2009 12 a.m.

    Oh, the Porsche Boxster. As we recently reaffirmed in our latest comparison test, the little two-seat roadster from Porsche is one of our favorite topless road cars, and now there's more to love. The much-anticipated Boxster Spyder won't make its official debut until December 2nd at the Los Angeles Auto Show, but the details and images have already leaked out ahead of time.

  • List: The Top 10 Lightest 300 Horsepower Cars (6925 views)

    By Seyth Miersma on November 04, 2009 12 a.m.

    300 horsepower is still a significant benchmark within the auto world. (As we found out last year when we created our list of 300 horsepower cars under $10K, check it out here.) That’s enough power that some serious performance is usually on tap, especially when the curb weight is kept low in concert with the output. So which cars with at least 300 ponies are the very lightest? Our list seeks to answer just that, with cars that are on sale in the U.S. today, and being limited to just the lightest example of any one particular model (sorry 911 ...

  • Driven: 2010 Mazdaspeed3 (5324 views)

    By Seyth Miersma on November 03, 2009 4:35 p.m.

    Our love of the Mazdaspeed3 can be traced back with a very exact timeline, as it first bloomed about 30 seconds after we ignited the engine on our maiden voyage in it. Back in October of 2006 we lauded the first generation Speed3 as, “The most complete front-drive compact yet,” and were left certainly stunned at the car’s combination of price and performance. Three years and one generation on, and we’re tempted to conclude that Mazda still has the best thing going in the hot hatch game, by a long shot, though clearly not a car that is all things ...

  • Keepers: Mustang SVT Cobra—Community (529 views)

    By Christopher Smith on November 01, 2009 12 a.m.

    Mustang clubs are about as common as all-you-can-eat Chinese buffets. There are clubs for old Mustangs, new Mustangs, convertibles, specific models, specific colors (yes colors), and of course, clubs for the SVT faithful. The good news here is that yes, there is a Mustang club in your neck of the woods, wherever your woods happen to be. If, however, you want to associate only with the Cobra crowd, that may be a bit tougher unless you stick to internet chatting only. Most Mustang clubs—even the ones specializing in a particular Mustang genre—welcome all breeds of the horse, and that’s okay ...

  • Driven: 2010 Acura TL SH-AWD 6MT (3356 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on October 27, 2009 12 a.m.

    Opening the office door onto the parking lot, we shivered just a bit. It may have been the fall weather descending upon us, but the face of the Acura TL SH-AWD, it’s imposing, angular slabs of sheet metal glaring at us from under the slanted headlights and diminutive badge, probably contributed to our brief shudder. Having already seen, addressed, and come to terms with the TL’s appearance, we armed ourselves with the keys and got in.

  • Keepers: Mustang SVT Cobra—Shopping (684 views)

    By Christopher Smith on October 26, 2009 12 a.m.

    “The fix” are two words perpetually connected with the 1999 SVT Cobra. To make a somewhat confusing story very simple, it goes like this: Design flaws in the intake and exhaust caused the car to make less than the 320 horsepower advertised by Ford. Average losses were in the 30 horsepower range, but some folks claimed as many as 50 ponies were missing from their Cobra. The fallout caused Ford to stop Cobra production, issue a recall, and “fix” the cars already in circulation so they actually produced all 320 horsepower. All Cobra owners were notified of the problem and ...

  • First Look: 2011 Lexus LFA (617 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on October 22, 2009 12 a.m.

    After many, many rounds of spy shots, the final details and production images have been released of the much-anticipated Lexus LFA supercar, which will have a limited production run of 500 units and will be sold for -- get ready -- $375,000. (Start saving your pennies.)

  • Keepers: Mustang SVT Cobra (599 views)

    By Christopher Smith on October 21, 2009 12 a.m.

    When the concept of Keepers was bouncing around the NextAutos office, there was a tinge of trepidation about discussing Mustangs and Camaros. Aside from the fanatical, insanely-large following enjoyed by both cars, they’ve been covered, featured, mentioned, compared, discussed, reviewed, and otherwise overblown by just about every publication on the planet. As such, you’ll never likely never see a Mustang GT or Camaro Z28 in this neck of NextAutos cyberspace, but some of the specialty models do stand a chance, such as the 1999 and 2001 Mustang SVT Cobra.