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Marc Carter is the Editor-in-Chief and founder of The Torque Report. When he's not writing news or reviews for The Torque Report, he also contributes to Inhabitat.com.

All-New 2008 Mazda6 Photos Unveiled…It Looks So Much Better than the New Accord!

The all-new Mazda6 is set to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show that is right around the corner. Thanks to a leak we now get to see all the photos before the official unveiling. All I can say is...Wow! The new Mazda6 looks far better than the new Accord and the current Camry and Altima sedans. If Mazda can...

2008 Audi A5 and S5 Pricing Released…The A5 Starts at $39,900

Audi has finally released the pricing for its new A5 and S5 coupes. The new A5 with a six-speed manual transmission will start at $39,900 and the S5 with a six-speed manual will start at $50,500. Both models will have quattro all-wheel-drive standard and the six-speed tiptronic automatic transmissions are a $1,300 option on either model. The A5 is powered by...

2008 Porsche Cayenne GTS Unveiled

Porsche has released the full specs and photos of the new Cayenne GTS that is going to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week. The Porsche Cayenne GTS is powered by a 4.8L V8 that produces 405 horsepower. The SUV has also been lowered by 24 millimeters and is the first Cayenne to feature the electronically controlled damping...

Can Honda Finally Build a Hybrid That Will Steal Potential Prius Buyers from Toyota?

Honda was the first automaker to launch a hybrid powered vehicle in the US with the Insight in 1999. Even though Honda managed to beat the Toyota Prius to market, the automaker has continued to lose market share in the hybrid segment. Honda failed to realize that potential hybrid buyers not only wanted the vehicles for their increased gas mileage,...

New BMW M3 CSL Caught Testing in Germany?…It's the Ultimate M3

Spy photographers have caught what appears to be a CSL version of the upcoming BMW M3. It is uncertain if this is actually an M3 CSL, but the rear trunklid spoiler and wider track obviously lead us to believe that this is indeed a CSL version. BMW has admitted that the automaker is working on a new CSL, but there...

Is Mitsubishi Finally Making a Comeback?

Mitsubishi is finally making a comeback this year with the new Lancer sedan and Outlook SUV. The new Lancer is so much better than the last generation and buyers have noticed. The top-level Lancer GTS, which accounts for 60 percent of all Lancer sales is selling faster than dealers can get them in according to Janis Little, spokeswoman for Mitsubishi...

Transformers DVD Will be Released on October 16th!…Save Your $20 Bucks!

One of this summer’s biggest blockbusters is coming to DVD on October 16th. The Transformers movie has grossed over $650 million to date. The Special Edition DVD will come with two discs featuring lots of bonus material including commentary from Michael Bay, two documentaries, etc. Read the press release for the full details on the DVD and HD-DVD that will be...

2008 Audi RS6 Avant Revealed…580 Horsepower in a Sweet Family Mobile!

Audi has finally released the full details on the high-performance version of the Audi A6 Avant, the RS6 Avant. The wagon is going to be powered by a V10 engine with FSI direct injection and twin turbochargers that puts out 580 horsepower and 480 lb-ft. of torque. The Audi RS6 is capable of reaching 0-62 in 4.6 seconds and a...

2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Estate Photos Leaked…0-62MPH in 4.6 Secs!

Carscoop has posted photos of the upcoming AMG version of the new 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate. The uber-fast wagon is going to be officially unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show this month. The C63 AMG Estate is powered by the same 6.3L V8 that powers the sedan version. The car is expected to achieve 0-62 mph in 4.6 seconds (4.5...

Volkswagen Sets 10 Year Goal to Catch up to Toyota

VW CEO Martin Winterkorn has made a pledge to close the gap between Toyota and VW. The automaker has set a goal of ten years to catch up to Toyota in terms of productivity and profit. Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking also backs the plan. Wiedeking sees Toyota as the benchmark. Porsche currently holds a 31% stake in VW, but there...

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