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THURSDAY, DEC. 31, 2009

Boss & 5.0 Mustangs are back

In 2011 happy consumers will once again be able to roll in a 5.0 with the ragtop down so their hair can blow. Yessir, the 5.0 is back to the tune of 412 ponies and 390lb-ft of torque. That’s up from about 175hp in the...

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A belated holiday tale for MotorSpaceNW

A dolphin air freshener, anti-seize lubricant, a box of spark plugs, a polyester travel blanket and a battery powered screwdriver. These were the car related gifts I received early this Christmas morn. As they lay spread out in front my pajama booties in the living...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 24, 2009

Toyobaru FT-86 love child

Toyota and Subaru are having a baby, twins actually. Dubbed Toyobaru by the automotive press, the joint project is more officially known as the Toyota FT-86 concept. Subaru fathered the powertrain and chassis; the body appears to have been ladled directly from the Toyota gene...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 22, 2009

Kepler Motion: 200mph Hybrid Supercar

Last week at the Dubai International Motor Sow, the guys from Kepler introduced the Motion, equipped with what they call “dual powertrain” technology. This means the front wheels are powered by a 250hp electric motor while the rear wheels are driven by a 550hp Ford...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 18, 2009

GM pulls plug on Saab

News came today that General Motors will be forced to kill Saab after a deal to sell the Swedish brand to Spyker Cars fell through. GM plans to wind-down the automaker over the course of three months. From the press release: "Despite the best efforts...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 1, 2009

Tiger Woods' mysterious low-speed wreck

Tiger Woods is in the automotive news for crashing a Cadillac Escalade through a fire hydrant and into a neighbor’s tree at 2:25 a.m., several days before he was scheduled to host his Chevron World Challenge. Windermere police chief Daniel Saylor said officers arrived on...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 27, 2009

THURSDAY, NOV. 19, 2009

Rich guise: Crashing exotic cars, because they can

What might seem like an embarrassing mishap to common folk is really a right of passage into the playboy world. No, not accidentally killing a stripper, but wrecking an exotic car. Over the weekend, Ferrari/Fiat Chairman Luca Montezemolo slowly drove a Ferrari California off the...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28, 2009

UPDATE: Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep death list

Below is the list of nine current vehicles The Wall Street Journal reports are soon to be killed by Fiat and three Alfa Romeos that will be joining the party. Dodge and Jeep sustained the biggest losses but muscle car fans will be happy to...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 27, 2009

Fiat to phase out Dodge cars

“Extra Fiat, hold the Chrysler,” is the basis of the product roadmap expected to be announced Nov. 4, by Chrysler Group. Or should we say, Fiat-Chrysler? To keep the struggling auto union around long enough to bring a wave of Fiats to the United States...

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