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MINI Superleggera To See Production Within Next Few Years

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According to reports from multiple sources (here and here), that MINI Superleggera that took us off guard last summer is set to hit production in 2018. Sources told Car Magazine that the go ahead has been given by BMW to make this stunningly beautiful little Mazda Miata fighter (as noted ...

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Fun In The Snow… ShiftingLanes.com Style

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Here in the Northeast we “enjoyed” another crap fest of a winter.  Temperatures were unreasonably cold I mean just stupid cold.  Not to mention the thigh high snow outside my house.  The awful road conditions, salt everywhere, enormous tire eating pot holes, and so on.  Enough is enough damn it.  However, ...

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Long Term Review: 2014 WRX Hatchback

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When I was shopping for a new car about a year and a half ago, I tested many different family sedans (Subaru Legacy, Mazda 6, Honda Accord Sport, Hyundai Sonata, and Ford Fusion), a small SUV (Mazda CX5), and one particularly fun hot hatch. The 2013 WRX hatchback was by ...

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The 1974 Mustang II: The Unworthy Pony

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A while back I wrote a post about the truly hateful and terrible Toyota Prius.  As far as I could figure the car lacked anything even resembling a redeeming feature.  The thing of it is, the Prius is ayot alone in its terribleness.  Throughout history awful cars have littered the ...

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2016 Focus RS: Hottest of the Hatches

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Here at ShiftingLanes we love Hot Hatchbacks.  As we’ve stated before, no other car combines fun, practicality and fun like Hot Hatches.  And Ford (who’s rather on fire lately with their performance cars, GT350, GT) has just revealed the newest and potentially hottest of them all.  6 Speed Manual, All ...

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Superbowl Car Commercials

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If you tuned in to Superbowl XLIX you might have watched some seriously impressive and questionable car commercials. We have compiled some of those clips below. Tell us what you think of them! Did you find more auto commercials worth mentioning? Let us know below!

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Auto Tamer

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This instant classic is the 2013 Nissan GTR Premium Edition. This car is best known for outperforming other cars with a much larger sticker price. No, it’s not the fastest production car on the road, nor is it the most attractive. One thing is for sure, no other car demands more ...

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Formula E is the best racing series you’re not watching

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After reading Hansen’s Tesla Model S Review, it got me thinking about something that’s been on my mind for a while: what other performance electric vehicles (EVs) are out there? Sure the Model S isn’t exactly a performance car, but it’s pretty damn fast. Well there’s the Tesla Roadster which ...

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Tesla Model S Review

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Take a test drive. Stop reading this, go to a Tesla showroom, and sign up for a test drive. You’ll see that this car is: 1) Brutally quick. 2) Handsomely appointed. 3) Smarter than you, and 4) Will elevate the standard of what you should expect in a car. I ...

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Ford GT vs Acura NSX

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So the 2015 North American International Auto Show is upon us.  Sadly we were not in attendance.  That said, there is one undeniable fact: Ford stole the show.  In any other year the new Raptor and Mustang GT350R would have been among the biggest stars.  This year however, they were ...

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New Ford GT unveiled at NAIAS

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I’ll start by saying, “GOOD LORD THIS IS GORGEOUS.” I’ll continue by demanding, “HEY YOU! LOOK AT THESE PICTURES AND PLEASE AGREE WITH ME THAT THIS CAR IS GORGEOUS.” This car is severely hot and it looks to be a thing according to EVO and Jalopnik. Rumored for a while, ...

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Full Review: 2014 Ford Focus

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I have 6 words for you to ruminate on before reading the 2nd sentence and the rest of this article: Best-selling car in the world. Now, what comes to mind when you hear that phrase? Toyota Corolla or Camry? Ford F-150? VW Golf? Honda Accord or Civic, perhaps? Hyundai Elantra? ...

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2016 Mustang GT350, Be Afraid World, Be Very Afraid.

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When I was a kid my absolute favorite car was the Mustang.  Something about the classic aggressive body lines combined with a thunderous V8 just spoke to me.  I would barely do my required reading for school, but I would read anything regarding the Mustang I could get my hands ...

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McLaren P1 vs. Porsche 918

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In case you haven’t seen this video yet, Evo put out a great piece on the P1 and the 918. And it’s just fantastic all the way to the end. Enjoy!   Photo credit Motortrend

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Euro Trip

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This past summer during a work trip to Greece I was greeted upon my arrival with a white 2014 Volkswagen Polo. A 1.2 liter, 3 cylinder engine providing almost 60 bhp, mated to a spongy 5 speed. This was quite the opposite of my last rental in the states which ...

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Spa to Sue Infinity Over Name of Q50 Eau Rouge Variant

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Infiniti can’t seem to catch a break these days. First, their new naming conventions for their line is universally panned as confusing and a bit odd (even though Cadillac just introduced a similar naming structure). Now it looks like the super cool name of Q50 Eau Rouge, named after the ...

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Chad Takes 2014 Shifting Lanes Karting Title

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At the Bachelor party for one of our own another of our own shined today taking the F1 karting crown. Last year Hansen stole the crown from me with a fastest lap at Pole position in Jersey City, NJ. This time, at New Jersey Morotsports Park in Millville, Chad rose ...

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Jessi Lang’s Long Road to Recovery

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We’ve all seen videos, pictures, and heard stories of massive accidents online and from others. This is the story of Jessi Lang, star of the Motor Trend show “The J-turn.” While on assignment in Germany, Jessi was involved in a catastrophic accident while driving a prototype car on a public ...

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Ford Announces 2015 F-150 Pricing

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With the announcement that the new Ford F-150 would be aluminum intensive, we’ve all been pretty giddy. This is the truck all trucks aspire to be. Maybe not in a rugged sense, but the F-150 is the best selling truck in the country for 43 years running. What’s even more ...

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