February 2004

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February 2004 Table of Contents

The Max Merc

BY MARK GILLIES
The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is the company's most expensive series production car, and it is also the fastest, with 617 horsepower on tap and a top speed of 207 mph. The perfect place to drive it was in the wide-open spaces of South Africa.

Yes, Virginia, It Really Is a New Corvette

BY JOE LORIO
The 2005 Chevrolet Corvette might not look like a massive advance over the current car, but it has shrunk in size while gaining power from an enlarged, 6.0-liter V-8 engine.

The Boy's Racer

BY ROBERT CUMBERFORD
The Chevrolet Corvette SR-2 of 1956 was designed to be the personal racing car of design boss Harley Earl's son. In the end, he only drove it in one event, but it is still a significant racing Vette.

Flea Circus

BY JEAN JENNINGS, MATTHEW PHENIX, CLARISSA SANSONE, AND KIM EWING
We send four staff members, a Toyota Sienna, and a Nissan Quest on a scavenger hunt to the world's longest yar sale for some down-and-dirty bargain hunting.

2004 Automobile Magazine All-Stars

Fourteen cars that move us, photgraphed with a sporting theme.

2004 Nonmetal All-Stars

BY BRUCE McCALL
Who says only cars can win All-Star awards? Not Bruce McCall.

Exclusive Comedian Road Test!

BY JERRY SEINFELD
One of the world's most rabid Porsche enthusiasts attends the international press launch of the 604-horsepower Carrera GT.

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