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BY: Bix

GM Supercharged C7 Corvette Motor Pics Leaked; No One Entirely Sure Where It's Going

ZR1? Z07? Z06? Bueller?

If you ask us, the C6 Corvette lineup was pretty much the ideal performance spread for America's sports car. Base, Grand Sport, Z06, ZR1; each bump up the 'Vette food chain offered a well-rounded increase in performance and badassitude, along with an appropriate increase in price. So we have no idea why Chevrolet would muck around with that for the C7 generation, but it seems they might.
October 10, 2013 at 04:44 PM
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BY: Bix

AMG Will Build Engines For Future Aston Martins

The first step in raising Aston Martin to new heights.

No joke: Your humble writer has a half-formed editorial kicking around his Documents folder called "How To Save Aston Martin." And apparently Aston Martin's managed to hack my computer, because they're taking one of the steps I recommended—partnering with Mercedes-AMG for technology and engines.
July 25, 2013 at 08:07 PM
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BY: Bix

Porsche Making A Boxer Four, But Not Before 2016

Look for it in Boxster and Caymans around then, however.

Porsche's primary sports car lines—the Boxster/Cayman and the 911—have always been powered by flat-six engines, but the company has a history with the boxer four, too. The 356, the 912, the 914—all powered by boxer four cylinders. And come 2016 or so, the flat four will make a triumphant return to the engine compartments of Porsches.
April 12, 2013 at 04:03 PM
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BY: Bix

Aston Could Go To Six Cylinder Engines. Or Fours. Or Threes.

It all depends on "the spirit of the times."

Downsized engines and forced induction are all the rage these days, but you wouldn't know it from looking at Aston Martin's model lineup. As of today, Aston's model range consists entirely of eight- and 12-cylinder naturally aspirated cars, all making prodigious horsepower outputs and all sucking down gas with aplomb. But the river of progress is flowing in the other direction, so it may be only a matter of time until Aston Martin kicks their engine size down a notch. Or three.
July 18, 2012 at 08:46 PM
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BY: Bix

Please Help Make This Ferrari 458-Engined Fiat 500 A Reality

All they need is $550,000.

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Ever heard of Lazzarini Design? Neither had we, as of last Friday. Then we noticed a story going around that they've come up with a way to shove the engine from a Ferrari 458 Italia into a Fiat 500 create what they call the 550 Italia. Obviously, these are the sort of guys we want to know.

June 26, 2012 at 02:16 PM
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