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April 25, 2009

Tech car extravaganza

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2009 Aston Martin DB9 Volante

2009 Aston Martin DB9 Volante

If you want and can afford an Aston Martin DB9, you will probably get one, no matter what anyone else says. But it’s nice to know that the cabin electronics are modern enough for cell phones and iPods. Read more

For two days this week, we got an overdose of new car models in Monterey, Calif., at an annual event sponsored by our local automotive journalist association. An impressive array of cars was on hand, many of which we had only seen at auto shows.  We've published our driving impressions for the most interesting of the cars. We've got the highly anticipated Hyundai Genesis Coupe, which we were able to drive on the street and on the track at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The John Cooper Works Mini was another impressive track car.    On the road, we found the Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart compared favorably with its big brother, the Lancer Evo X, for everyday driving. And the Ford Fusion Hybrid really impressed us with its smoothly operating power train, excellent fuel economy, and quality interior. We've also posted a selection of pictures from the track, where you can see favorites such as the Audi R8, Lotus Elise SC, and Mazda RX-8 tackle the turns.

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Wayne Cunningham

Wayne Cunningham
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Tech car extravaganza
For two days this week, we got an overdose of new car models in Monterey, Calif., at an annual event sponsored by our local automotive journalist association. An impressive array of cars was on hand, many of which we had only seen at auto shows. We’ve published our driving impressions for the most interesting of the cars. We’ve got the highly anticipated Hyundai Genesis Coupe, which we were able to drive on the street and on the track at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The John Cooper Works Mini was another impressive track car.

On the road, we found the Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart compared favorably with its big brother, the Lancer Evo X, for everyday driving. And the Ford Fusion Hybrid really impressed us with its smoothly operating power train, excellent fuel economy, and quality interior. We’ve also posted a selection of pictures from the track, where you can see favorites such as the Audi R8, Lotus Elise SC, and Mazda RX-8 tackle the turns.

Hyundai Genesis Coupe first take
Ford Fusion Hybrid first take
See all car coverage from Monterey, Calif.


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