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Lexus’s IS-F caught the imagination of the automotive world back at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor show when the idea of a high performance version of the IS saloon first appealed the industry. Four years on and a new performance thoroughbred has arrived has arrived for our consumption, the IS-F 2011.

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The European autoblogosphere is buzzing today with more details about legendary Porsche tuner Gemballa’s latest creation. After years of modifying the flat engined sports cars from Zuffenhausen, Uwe Gemballa has turned his attention south to Maranello and a Ferrari Enzo. We’re not saying it’s Darth Vader approved, but the new Gemballa MIG-U1, is…uhhh…well…probably best if everybody just kept their opinions to themselves. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ford’s pushing in-car gadgetry in a big, big way at the Consumer Electronics show, announcing a revamped dashboard that brings the intuitive nature of cellphones and MP3 players to automobiles. Ford says the tech will make its dashboards easier to use and improve the interface of its popular Sync infotainment system. Read the rest of this entry »

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LOS ANGELES — Porsche divided loyalists with the polarizing Panamera sedan, but it will unify them with the stripped down, maxed-out Boxster Spyder that pays homage to some of the marque’s best cars.

The Boxster Spyder that made its worldwide debut here at the Los Angeles Auto Show draws heavily from the best of Stuttgart’s mid-engined racers from the 1950s and 1960s, particularly the 550 Spyder, 718/8 (shown above) and RS 60. It tastefully updates those designs while also drawing from the Carrera GTsupercar. And like those cars, the Boxster Spyder is a minimalist machine designed exclusively for hard-core driving.

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