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Mustang and Camaro. These two flag-waving, tire-shredding, all-American musclecars have met countless times on the street, the strip, the track, the newsstand, and the Internet over the past four and a half decades. Enthusiasts willing, they’ll continue to do battle for decades to come. For the moment, though, it comes down to this.

We recently set out to determine which of these two titans — arguably the greatest cars of their lineage — is the better car. We took the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 to the street, the dragstrip, and the racetrack. In each venue, the two heavyweights squared off, and where each corner may have expected a knockout, we were treated to a true competition far closer than we expected.

Knowing full well that we’re about to anger at least half of you, let’s step into the ring   …  More

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Yesterday’s launch of the Tesla Model S electric sedan was a highly choreographed affair, with most of the media merely happy pawns on Elon Musk’s great chessboard. As we predicted, most media outlets got ten-or-less minutes to review the car.

However, a handful of the 47 or so media in attendance did get a little more time to test the vehicle. Not enough to check the range  …  More

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When Porsche first launched the Porsche Boxster in 1996, the little brother of the 911 came off as a consolation prize for owners who couldn’t afford the “real” Porsche sports car. But with the 2013 Boxster, Porsche has crafted a car that’s almost good enough to generate sibling rivalry.

For the third generation, Porsche made a complete redesign of the mid-engine 981 Boxster. The wheelbase is 2.36 inches longer, the height is 10mm lower and the front track is 1.57 inches wider. The body extensively uses  …  More

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For the first time in nearly two decades, the Chevrolet brand will have a big, rear-wheel-drive sedan in its U.S. lineup.

General Motors Co. said Thursday that the 2014 Chevrolet SS will go on sale in limited numbers late next year. The V8-powered SS is a version of the Holden VF Commodore, a rear-wheel-drive sedan sold in Australia. It will be made in   …  More

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