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Boba Fett’s Hyundai Veloster

Boba Fett’s Hyundai Veloster
The guys at The Dented Helmet and Geek X Girls spotted this awesome Hyundai Veloster skin, which transformed the car into Boba Fett’s new ride. FastSIGNS designer Rebekah Stieg Knuth worked with Josh Bevers and Tom Hrubesky to install this awesome vinyl wrap on her Veloster, which now looks like a combination of Fett’s helmet and his Slave I spaceship.
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Submit Your Best Winter MINI Photos

Submit Your Best Winter MINI Photos
If you love your MINI and want to show off just how much fun you can have in your car in the holiday season, MINI is looking for owners to share their best photos. It’s easy to share your favorite photos of your MINI Cooper, Clubman, Paceman, Countryman, or whatever version of the MINI you might be driving.
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Chris Harris Goes Sideways in an Aussie Ute

Chris Harris Goes Sideways in an Aussie Ute
While Australia’s Holden plant is expected to shut down in 2017, they still have a few good cars rolling off the assembly line – not the least of which is the insane HSV Maloo GTS – a pimped-out utility wagon (or “ute” as they call them down under.)
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Tractor Girl Reaches the South Pole

Tractor Girl Reaches the South Pole
Manon Ossevoort (aka “Tractor Girl”) has journeyed for more than five years to fulfill her dream of driving a tractor from her home country of the Netherlands all the way to the South Pole. Behind the wheel of a Massey Ferguson MF 5610 tractor, Ossevoort has now achieved her goal.
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BMW to Show New Auto Parking Tech at CES 2015

BMW to Show New Auto Parking Tech at CES 2015
BMW will be bringing a new set of self-parking technologies to the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Showcasing the tech will be BMW’s hybrid i3, which is fitted with BMW’s latest generation Active Assist.
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Vote to Make LEGO Caterhams a Reality

Vote to Make LEGO Caterhams a Reality
The Caterham Seven is a car that’s built for speed and fun. The ultra-lightweight open top roadster is probably best known for its handling, speed, and lack of roof. But there’s a version of the Caterham that is even lighter and more affordable: a LEGO Caterham Seven.
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Nissan Breaks Twin Drifting World Record

Nissan Breaks Twin Drifting World Record
A pair of drift racers driving for Nissan Middle East took a pair of Nissan 370Zs and spun them into the record books today. Drivers James Deane and Ahmad Daham drifted side-by-side on a slippery wet track for an impressive 28.52 kilometers – more than 17 miles.
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Jaguar Land Rover Shows “Transparent Pillar” Tech

Jaguar Land Rover Shows “Transparent Pillar” Tech
Earlier this year, Jaguar Land Rover introduced a concept technology called the “transparent hood” – which lets drivers see virtually through their hood to obstacles on the road below – which could be very useful in off-road applications.
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Dirty Car Artist Uses Volvo Cross Country as His Canvas

Dirty Car Artist Uses Volvo Cross Country as His Canvas
We’ve all seen the words “Wash Me!” traced on the window of a dirty car, but artist Scott Wade specializes in creating art on dirty cars and takes it much farther. Volvo brought him out to the LA Auto Show to show his craft on a V60 Cross Country.
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Own a McLaren P1 for the Cost of Paper and Tape

Own a McLaren P1 for the Cost of Paper and Tape
While all of us would be very happy to have an actual McLaren P1 in our driveways, the $1.15 million price tag and the little fact that they’re already sold out stands in the way of that dream.
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Ford Announces SYNC 3

Ford Announces SYNC 3
Ford’s SYNC system was one of the first integrated infotainment systems in the market. In fact, it’s been around since before there was such a thing as an iPhone. It’s been through two major iterations over the years, and now it’s being revamped once again.
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Minivan Shoots Massive Flames

Minivan Shoots Massive Flames
I do everything in my power to avoid posting about minivans here on 95octane. But on occasion, somebody does something so outlandish with one of these godforsaken family vehicles that I end up bending my “no minivans” policy.
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Mazda’s MX-5 Miata Livery Design Contest

Mazda’s MX-5 Miata Livery Design Contest
Mazda is looking to Xbox and Forza Horizon 2 players to help it launch the new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata. Players are asked to design a custom livery for the 1994 Mazda MX-5 in the game, then save their creation with the name “MX5contest” and upload it to the Forza Horizon 2 storefront.
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Audi Car Sharing Services in Stockholm & Berlin

Audi Car Sharing Services in Stockholm & Berlin
If you’d like to drive a new Audi but fear you’ll grow tired of a S8, RS4 Avant or S Q5, perhaps Audi’s new Audi Unite car sharing program is just what you’re looking for. The pilot program is being launched in both Stockholm and Berlin, allowing drivers to choose two or three Audis to drive throughout the year and their choices are delivered right to their doors.
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Jaguar’s Manual Manual

Jaguar’s Manual Manual
The 2016 F-Type V6 S will be the first Jaguar in years to offer a manual transmission. So in the interest of making sure its drivers don’t stall out or burn out their clutches, the British automaker has released a handbook called The Manual Manual.
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