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Honda's Sports Car Past--and Its Future

Remember the performance-oriented Honda S600, the S2000? No? Then you may not see how the new S660 comes from a proud tradition. But it's the NSX that gets all the glory.

In a Horsepower Race, Cobra-Maker Shelby Offers Power Plus Fuel Economy

Make no mistake, Shelby still boasts about its 1,100-horsepower Mustangs. But it also points out they can get the groceries at 25 mpg on pump gas. Here's what we'd point out: Who needs a 1100-hp grocery-getter?

Gears This Week: The Pagani Hey-What?

What's it like to pilot the 720 horsepower Pagani Huayra as fast as you please around a closed track? Intrepid Car Talk blogger Jamie Lincoln Kitman finds out. Take a Dramamine and enjoy the ride, right here. 

Supercar Taxis: The Only Way to Travel!

You can flag down a Tesla Model S in Oslo, a Lamborghini Gallardo in Bangkok, a Maybach in Moscow and Ferraris in Muscat and Warsaw. A world tour of the fanciest taxis, right here. 

McLaren Reboot

McLaren aims to rebound from the disastrous sales it posted of 2011's MP4-12C with that car's newer, prettier, more talented sibling, the 650S. Jamie Kitman reports from the 2014 NAIAS.

Jaguar's One-Percent Solution

Jamie Kitman's rich for a day... and lovin' it, driving Jaguar's new F-Type. Added bonus? Watch as he takes, "The journalist's line."

J aguar F-type Coupe R
Jaguar F-type Coupe R

Car Talk Goes Mid-Engine

Sure, most of us will never own a rare, 430-horsepower V8 sportscar - but they sure are fun to test-drive!

Concours D'Elegance: High-End Car Shows Weather the Recession

The blue blazer and white-glove auto events in upscale Connecticut can dazzle, even if the owners just write the checks. Auctions are part of the picture, and this year the results were decidedly mixed.

Am I nuts to buy a used Ferrari? What should I look out for?

Am I nuts I want to buy a Ferrari No not one of the new gazillion-dollar Testarossas or whatever the car I want is a GT from around Now this car would be used for trips to the beach and...

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