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The Future of American Muscle: Ford Shelby GT500 vs. Chevy Camaro ZL1

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http://www.automobilemag.com - While a 700-odd-hp version of Ford’s Coyote V-8 isn’t out of the question, the next GT500 could instead borrow the twin-turbo, 3.5-liter V-6 from the Ford GT, complete with its port and direct fuel injection. Good for more than 600 hp, the EcoBoost engine would be mated to a six-speed manual transmission instead of the dual-clutch transaxle featured in the GT supercar. Bet on suspension, braking, and aerodynamic pieces similar to those on the GT350 and GT350R to help keep this powerful pony on the ground.

2015 Jaguar F-Type and 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Head to Kentucky

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http://www.automobilemag.com - Automobile is in a committed Four Seasons relationship with two stellar sports cars. First, there’s the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, which we picked up in May 2014, and second, there’s the 2015 Jaguar F-Type S, which came along two months later. We love them both - the Corvette was our Automobile of the Year for 2014, and the F-Type was named an Automobile All-Star the same year. As we near the conclusion of our time with both cars, though, we feel compelled to decide which we’d prefer in a committed relationship.

2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport - Sport Over Luxury

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http://www.automobilemag.com - Daily news editor Joseph Capparella shook off Marc Noordeloos’ criticisms of our Four Seasons 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport’s ride quality during a trip to Nashville. “I wasn’t expecting anything special from the CTS for the long-haul,” Capparella says. He makes this 500-mile journey several times a year. “But one thrilling moment near Bowling Green, Kentucky, stood out to me.

2016 Cadillac ATS-V Review

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http://www.automobilemag.com - Tony Roma’s secret sauce has nothing to do with babyback ribs. The Tony Roma we’re talking about is an engineer at Cadillac rather than the man behind the barbecue restaurant chain. This Tony takes cold metal and raw data and turns them into saucy, soulful machines. He’s had a hand in all of the V-Series cars and is the chief engineer of the second-generation CTS. Now, Roma and his team have cooked up something new: the first-ever 2016 Cadillac ATS-V.

2016 Cadillac CTS-V Priced From $84,990

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http://www.automobilemag.com - The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V was designed to take on the best super-sedans from Germany, and our drive in the smaller 2016 ATS-V shows Cadillac has the chops to take on the best from the land of the autobahn. When the 2016 CTS-V debuted at the 2015 Detroit auto show, we got a glimpse into the performance, with 640 hp and 630 lb-ft of torque from the super Caddy’s 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V-8.

Strengths and Weaknesses: 2016 Cadillac ATS-V vs. BMW M3/M4

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http://www.automobilemag.com - Turn 11 is a tight hairpin, and the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V accurately turns in, clips the apex, and powers out before rocketing down the long back straight, all 464 horses from its ferocious twin-turbo V-6 galloping madly. The head-up display briefly flashes 145 mph before the powerful Brembo calipers clamp down in anticipation of the fast-approaching tight left-hander. It was through this section at Circuit of the Americas (CoTA) in Austin, Texas, when it first hit me: BMW should be afraid, very afraid. The new Cadillac ATS-V is that good.