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The 1967 Pontiac GTO stands as one of the most beautiful muscle cars of all time. Without disturbing the matchless lines of the '66, stylists created an aesthetic triumph. Learn more about this muscle car.

By the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide

The SLR unites the Formula One-proven technology of McLaren with Mercedes engineering. While most ultra-fast supercars have sacrificed comfort for performance, the SLR tries to give drivers the best of both worlds.

By Ed Grabianowski

The 1969 Dodge Charger presented perhaps the widest array of choices in the history of the nameplate. There was a base model an available SE (for "Special Edition") option that heaped on more luxuries a hot-performing R/T version and two wild race-bred iterations: the 500 and the Daytona.

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Many fans watched "The Dukes of Hazzard" TV show to see a character that never earned a salary -- the General Lee. Recently, the Dukes' 1969 Dodge Charger starred its first feature film, and it ain't just whistlin' Dixie.

By Ed Grabianowski

The Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 isn't just another souped-up Mustang. With 500 horsepower, it's the most powerful Mustang ever to roll off a factory production line. See what sets the GT500 apart from other Mustang models.

By Ed Grabianowski

Some would say it's the greatest supercar to date. Others would shout it from the rooftops. The Porsche Carrera GT weighs in at just 3000 pounds and kicks out 605 horsepower off the assembly line. Check out the Carrera GT and see what $440,000 buys these days.

By Stephanie Watson

It's sleek. It's aerodynamic. It's powered entirely by hydrogen. The BMW H2R has already set nine speed records in its class. Learn all about the H2R and BMW's unique liquid-hydrogen combustion engine.

By Eric Tucker

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It's based on the chassis and suspension of the production Ford GT, and it's packing 600 horsepower. But its look is truly vintage. Check out a concept car that could be winning races in the next few years.

By Ed Grabianowski

The Jeep Hurricane is meant to be an extreme vehicle. It's certainly not intended for the average driver. According to Trevor Creed, Senior VP of Chrysler Group Design, "Jeep Hurricane is simply the most maneuverable, most capable and most powerful 4x4 ever built."

By Ed Grabianowski

What's so unique about the latest hybrid car on the market? For starters, it's an SUV. What's more, you'd never know it's a hybrid. Check out the engineering specs and features of the Ford Escape Hybrid.

By Ed Grabianowski

Riding high on successful European sales, British manufacturer Lotus introduced its Elise into the American car market in 2005. Find out why this car’s straightforward design makes it so popular as a quintessential sports car.

By Ed Grabianowski

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The MTRC Toyota's latest concept car is about as futuristic as automotive technology gets. Take a look at its ultra-modern design and learn how it pushes the limits of current technology.

By Shane Speck

Every few years the two facets of Ferrari combine, taking the high-tech high-performance designs of Formula One and putting them into the ultimate street car. Learn all about the Enzo.

By Ed Grabianowski

While the design of the YCC is filled with forward-looking ideas, the most innovative aspect of the car is not the design but who designed it -- an all-female team. With everything from an interchangeable interior to special features like Ergovision and Autopark you'll be amazed by this cutting-edge sports coupe. Take a look inside the YCC.

By Kevin Bonsor

What has a better power-to-weight ratio than an Enzo Ferrari, and enough room for a normal person to sit comfortably? It’s the Chrysler ME Four-Twelve concept car (that’s right we said Chrysler). Check it out.

By Ed Grabianowski

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With the unveiling of the Personal Mobility (PM) concept car Toyota's designers have shared a new vision of personalized travel. Find out all about the PM's design power and unique features.

By Kevin Bonsor

Welcome to the height of high performance: The Bugatti Veyron's 16-cylinder monster engine produces 1,001 horsepower for a top speed of more than 250 mph. And it's a passenger car.

By Marshall Brain

Is it a boat or a car? Deep-pocketed drivers need not decide, they've just got to be up for a wet and wild joyride. The Gibbs Aquada is an amphibious vehicle that can tear up the highways and waterways.

By Kevin Bonsor

If you're like most people, you've never heard of the Maybach. It's an unbelievable driving machine, complete with back-seat writing tables and an engine that can outperform the Corvette's.

By Marshall Brain

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What's a car without an engine? A GM Hy-wire. There's no combustion, no linkages, and it has driver controls that work like a video-game joystick. See what you could be driving in the future.

By Tom Harris

Electric vehicles, especially EVs powered by fuel cells, are a compelling alternative to gasoline-powered cars. Find out how today's electric cars work to get you where you're going without gasoline.

By Marshall Brain

The North American International Auto Show kicks off the year with amazing concept cars and hundreds of innovations. Get daily coverage and a front-row seat at the unveilings!

By Kevin Bonsor & Karim Nice

Bogged down in bumper-to-bumper traffic, have you ever daydreamed about taking off and flying over the road? What would it take to -- finally -- get cars airborne?

By Kevin Bonsor

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How does a hybrid car improve your gas mileage? And more importantly, does it pollute less just because it gets better gas mileage? Learn how hybrids work, plus get tips on how to drive a hybrid car for maximum efficiency.

By Karim Nice & Julia Layton

Champ Cars have carbon fiber bodies, 900-horsepower engines and top speeds of over 230 mph! With the help of the Motorola PacWest Racing Team and CART, go behind the scenes to learn about the car the team and the driver!

By Marshall Brain