July 2005

July 2005

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July 2005 Table of Contents

THE WORLD'S BEST CARS?
By Automobile Magazine staff
It's a golden age, with more twelve-cylinder cars on sale than ever before. With cars from Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maybach, Mercedes-Benz, Rolls-Royce, and Volkswagen, we're in automotive nirvana.
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BENTLEY FLYING SPUR
By Timothy Ferris
Taking the long way from Venice to Munich aboard Bentley's latest sedan.
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CITY SLICKERS
By Michael Jordan
Cheap style: The new Mitsubishi Eclipse GT takes on the Acura RSX Type-S, the Ford Mustang V-6, and the Mini Cooper S.
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BMW M6
By Mark Gillies
BMW's M6 coupe looks mean, and it acts that way, too, thanks to the 500-hp V-10 engine under its hood. .
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MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION
By Robert Cumberford
The 1931 Cord L-29 LaGrande Speedster has been lovingly re-created--at no small cost.

NON SEQUITUR
Photographer Tom Bjrnland's love for old cars led him to a forest in Sweden full of decaying classics. His digitally enhanced photographs rival any abstract expressionist painting.

WEB-EXCLUSIVE DRIVEN

  2005 CHRYSLER 300, FORD FIVE HUNDRED,
 AND TOYOTA  AVALON COMPARED
  By Rusty Blackwell
 

DRIVEN

  AUDI RS4
  By Georg Kacher

  
HUMMER H3
  By Michael Jordan

  
SUBARU B9 TRIBECA
  By Joe DeMatio

  HYUNDAI SONATA

  By Joe Lorio

  SAAB 9-3 AERO
  By Matt Phenix


  LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SUPERCHARGED
  By Mike Dushane


 

WEB-EXCLUSIVE 50 NEW CARS FOR 2006
Check out the hottest new metal hitting showrooms this year.
 

WEB-EXCLUSIVE ROAD TEST DATA
Check out our instrumented test data including braking distance, right and left cornering g (lateral grip), 0-60 acceleration, and quarter mile times.
 

WEB-EXCLUSIVE Q&A
Former GM Powertrain Advanced Engineering executive Fritz Indra explains how a bigger engine can be more efficient.

WEB-EXCLUSIVE WALLPAPER PHOTO GALLERIES

  Twelve Photos of Twelve 12-Cylinder Cars
  By Charlie Magee

  2006 Bentley Continental Flying Spur
  By Martyn Goddard

  2006 Audi RS4
  By Jurgen Skarwan

  2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse Takes on the Competition
  By Andrew Yeadon

  2006 BMW M6

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