FrontRunners: Compact Flash

    Fitted with the same 6-liter V-12 engine that powers Aston Martin’s larger, more expensive cars, the 2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage (www.astonmartin.com) produces 510 bhp and 420 ft lbs of torque while handling with more agility and precision than any Aston Martin before it. The $180,000 car moves from zero to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 190 mph. Aston Martin is offering the V12 only with a 6-speed manual transmission; deliveries will begin in the fall.

    The new GTS, unveiled 50 years after the original Targa debuted, will hit U.S. dealerships in April…
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    The successful trip puts Audi on track to release its first autonomous car in 2017…
    Jaguar’s design director discloses that the F-Pace is the production version of the C-X17 concept…
    This year’s show saw debuts from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, and other top carmakers…
    The racecar set off a Ford winning streak at Le Mans that lasted four years…
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    Armored versions of the limousine-like vehicle will also be available…
    Photo by Mark Bramley
    The new sedan features numerous stylistic references to the world’s great metropolises…
    Photo by Drew Phillips
    The original car became famous in the 1968 Steve McQueen film Bullitt…
    The new Turbo S completed a lap on the famous Nürburgring circuit in under 8 minutes…
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    The autonomous concept takes a look into the future of driving…