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<br /> MAY 2012 BEHIND 10 BEST ENGINES | SAE ROUNDUP | DESIGN | BLOGGERS<br /> ®<br /> 2012<br /> 10 best<br /> INTERIORS<br /> Competition highlights<br /> democratization of luxury.<br /> ON PAGE 38<br /> Õ12 Chevy Camaro ZL1 p.63<br /> Cerebral beast rewards novice, expert drivers.<br /> See VIDEO<br /> from Ward's<br /> 10 Best Engines<br /> banquet on<br /> APRIL LIGHT VEHICLE SALES p.76<br /> PAGE 31<br /> For the latest news and statistics, go to WardsAuto.com<br /> A PENTON MEDIA PUBLICATIONBEHIND 10 BEST ENGINES SAE ROUNDUP DESIGN BLOGGERS<br /> 2012<br /> i<br /> i<br /> Competition highlights<br /> democratization of luxury.<br /> ON PAGE 38<br /> '12 Chevy CamaroZLI p.63 ><br /> Cerebral beast rewards novice, expert drivers. ,<br /> See VIDEO<br /> from Ward's<br /> 10 Best Engines<br /> banquet on<br /> PAGE 31<br /> APRIL LIGHT <a title="May 2012 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ec57d7aa?page=1"> MAY 2012 BEHIND 10 BEST ENGINES | SAE ROUNDUP </a> <a title="May 2012 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ec57d7aa?page=2"> Real parts. 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