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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.

2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Spy Video… The Sound of the Car is Awesome!

This amateur video of the upcoming 2008 Mercedes C63 AMG may have been done by amateurs, but you do get some good shots of the new car. The sound of the V8 is incredible. Click the link to see the full 3 minute video. The car is expected to be powered by a 6.3L V8 that will put out around...

2009 Honda Ridgeline Spy Photos…Will Honda's Truck Get More Power?

Honda's revised 2009 Ridgeline pickup has been caught by spy photographers. The new truck will feature a modified front end that may also be close to what the next Pilot will look like. From these photos it looks like the rear end will stay the same as the current model, although that could change as we get closer to the...

2008 Porsche 911 GT2 Spy Photos…The Ultimate Porsche?!

Spy Photographer Brenda Priddy has caught the upcoming 2008 Porsche 911 GT2 undergoing testing. This new version of the 911 will feature at least 525 horsepower and 540 lb.-ft. of torque. The GT2 is basically a 911 Turbo that has more power, reduced weight (220 pounds) and the all-wheel-drive deleted. The car also has a bigger rear wing, a simplified...

2008 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid Spy Photos…It is Estimated to get 25% Better Gas Mileage

Cadillac's gas-guzzling SUV is about to get gas-saving technology that will hopefully help improve its image. Spy photographers have caught the upcoming hybrid version testing in Nevada. Unlike the upcoming Tahoe and Yukon hybrids, the Escalade will not get specific styling to differentiate it from the regular gas powered version. Instead of different styling, the hybrid Escalade will only receive...

Corvette-Powered Honda Civic Exposed! Insane or Awesome?

Have you ever wondered if a 2000 Chevrolet Corvette powertrain could fit into a 1996 Honda Civic? Well LS1Tech.com member Civette may have done it. What else would you do if you had a Corvette and a Civic in your garage? Chop them up and make the ultimate Civic! Civette decided to cut both of his cars apart and construct...

Volvo's Next New Vehicle Will be the XC60 SUV…The S60 Will Have to Wait

Volvo's next new vehicle after the upcoming C30, will be a production version of the XC60 concept that was shown at the Detroit Auto Show last January. It is rumored that the production version could be unveiled at the upcoming 2008 Detroit Auto Show. The new XC60 has taken priority over the replacement for the S60 sedan. Volvo wants to...

2008 VW R32's are Selling Out Before The Car is Even Released… Only 4,000 are Left!

Volkswagen has already sold 1,000 of the 2008 VW R32, which isn't going to be released until later this fall. The automaker is only going to build 5,000 of the cars, so expect them to be sold out shortly after the car is released. The R32 is equipped with a 250 horsepower 3.2L V6. It comes standard with VW's 4motion...

New Chrysler V6 Engines Will Get 6-8% Better Gas Mileage

With gas prices consistently at record highs and consumers increasing demand for fuel-efficient vehicles, Chrysler has announced new plans to boost the fuel mileage of their cars and trucks. The new family of V6 engines will have cylinder deactivation technology, which will allow them to run on 3-cylinders when less power is needed. The automaker also plans to place...

2008 MINI Clubman Spy Photos… Is the Bigger MINI Still "Mini"?

Spy photographer Chris Schotanus has caught another glimpse of the upcoming Mini Clubman that is expected to debut in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The clear images show the stretched Mini's split tailgate and rear passenger side door. This will be the fourth variant of the Mini when it is released in November (Cooper, Cooper S, Cooper d and...

Spy Photos of the Interior of the Upcoming BMW 1-Series Coupe…Plus a Few More Shots of Exterior

We are getting closer and closer to the actual unveiling of the new BMW 1-Series Coupe (July 1st) and spy photos keep coming in of the new car. All of the previous photos have been of the exterior of the car, but now we have our first glimpse of the interior thanks to 2addicts. Click the link below to see...

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