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  1. When Gone in Sixty Seconds —a splashy remake of a low-budget 1974 gear-grinder flick of the same name—premiered in 2000, the film reanimated one of Hollywood’s great movie cars: an overachieving Ford...
  2. Lamborghini’s cachet might be at an all-time high. After years of cash-flow problems and a parade of owners that has ranged from Chrysler to an Indonesian investment group, the snorting bull seems to...
  3. In 1995, when John McLaren finished writing his first novel, Press Send, the former diplomat celebrated the occasion by placing his manuscript on the passenger seat of his Jaguar E-Type and heading...
  4. Mustang with the Most Horses. Although I cannot quite put my finger on it, something about the shape of the S302 Extreme seems familiar. Seriously, though, Saleen’s extreme modifications have...
  5. Speed Demon. Among its fellow contestants, the Dodge Viper is probably the fastest around a racetrack, if racing victories at Le Mans—in pretty much stock form—are any yardstick. But the difference...
  6. Prancing and Preening Horse. The Car of the Year’s 14 entrants are an elite bunch, and yet when the 599 comes rolling in, each of the other autos is like the kid at the high school party who is doing...
  7. Just as it did with the Ferrari that participated in our Car of the Year competition, mechanical misfortune plagued this Dino 206 SP—the fourth of 18 that Ferrari built—during its highest-profile...
  8. A gentle push on the 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500’s accelerator gets the 5-liter, 302-hp engine growling and catapults the car up to speed. But a squeeze on the gas pedal of a Brabus-tuned SL500—...
  9. In the courtyard of the elegant Bacara resort 15 miles north of Santa Barbara, three new Saleen S7s sit side by side. Snake-belly low, sleekly styled, with minimalist carbon fiber bodywork stretched...
  10. Over the past 20 years, former racecar driver Dan Gurney has designed and built five generations of the Alligator, his dream motorcycle, and he speaks freely about the disappointments of earlier test...

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