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2010 Porsche 911 GT3: Think of it as Grand Touring Cubed

2010 Porsche 911 GT3: Think of it as Grand Touring Cubed

Porsche launched its fastest, most powerful 911 GT3 to date at the Geneva Motor Show in March of 2009. The 2010 Porsche GT3 raised the performance bar by bumping up the engine size to a highly refined version 3.8-liters, and adding VarioCam technology on both the intake and exhaust. The naturally aspirated, DOHC, 24-valve, water-cooled, […]

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2010 Kia Soul: Peppy Spirit & Practical Soul

2010 Kia Soul: Peppy Spirit & Practical Soul

Upon first glance at our long-term Kia Soul I thought it was weird, quirky and very much juvenile. Yet, it had a sporty appeal that I was oddly attracted to. I can confidently say after spending several weeks with Automotive Rhythms’ (AR) Soul, my initial opinions have indeed changed.  Although it’s still a bit quirky […]

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2010 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 Passenger Van: Goliath meets his match

2010 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 Passenger Van: Goliath meets his match

At 6’9” tall and close to 270 pounds, I’m no small guy.  I’ve been called every name in the book over my 50 years on Planet Earth, including Jolly Green Giant, Sasquatch, Eiffel Tower and Goliath.  Goliath was eventually felled by the smaller David with a mere slingshot. Well, I’ve been felled by smaller cars. […]

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2010 Maserati GranTurismo Spyder (GranCabrio): Open air touring in grand style

2010 Maserati GranTurismo Spyder (GranCabrio): Open air touring in grand style

All of Maserati’s Trident-badged models are graceful works of art, with alluring, curvaceous and smoothly flowing lines, and all are powered by a 4.7-liter, DOHC, 32-valve V8 with electronic fuel injection that generates 433 horsepower @ 7,000 rpm and delivers 361 pound feet of torque. The engine is mounted up front, low, behind the front […]

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2011 Ford Shelby GT500 Coupe: Track Ready

2011 Ford Shelby GT500 Coupe: Track Ready

Though the iconic Ford Mustang has long been referred to as a Pony Car, the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 SVT-equipped Coupe is no mere Pony Car folks – it’s the real deal — a bonafide, high-spirited racing stallion, that’s ready to hit the track running. What makes this SVT Shelby ride so special over the […]

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2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe: Art & Science

2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe: Art & Science

An art object oftentimes is infused with spirit and symbolism, and expresses union and harmony. It’s something that changes the way we perceive the world. It’s an idea and feeling made tangible by the manifestor. Welcome to the all-new 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe! It’s no secret that the venerable Cadillac brand needs a deeper and […]

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LFA: A New Breed of Lexus

LFA: A New Breed of Lexus

[hana-flv-player video=”http://video.automotiverhythms.com/Lexus_LFA_30.flv” width=”640″ height=”480″ clicktarget=”_blank” player=”5″ autoplay=”true” autorewind=”true” skin=”mejs-wmp” /] LFA: A New Breed of Lexus Lexus enhanced the driver’s sensation of speed in the Lexus supercar by partnering with the craftsmen at Yamaha music to acoustically tune our engine. This is shaping the future while stirring the senses. This is the pursuit of the […]

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