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Find and Share the World’s Best Driving Routes

Find and Share the World’s Best Driving Routes
Do you have a local road filled with twists and turns and beautiful views of the countryside? Or have you found a route on your way across the country that you think is a great alternative to sticking to the Interstate?
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Audi RS7 Autonomous Car Finishes Hockenheim Run

Audi RS7 Autonomous Car Finishes Hockenheim Run
We told you a few days ago about Audi’s plans to take an autonomous version of its RS7 sports coupe on a race track, and let it negotiate the course at full racing speed. With the exception of an over-capacity website, the event went off without a hitch, and we now have a highlight reel from Audi showing off the feat.
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Romania’s Newest Ship: An Amphibious Dacia Pickup

Romania’s Newest Ship: An Amphibious Dacia Pickup
OK, maybe it’s not officially a Romanian Navy ship/vehicle, but when the Dacia Amfibie was created by students at the Constanta Maritime University, I couldn’t help but imagine that maybe it was destined to protect Romania’s coast along the Black Sea from marauders.
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Kia Soul EV Ice Cream Truck Heads to SEMA

Kia Soul EV Ice Cream Truck Heads to SEMA
If you’ve never been to the SEMA show in Las Vegas, you owe it to yourself to check it out some day. The show (open only to the automotive trade) includes all kinds of amazing modified cars and trucks, usually with major performance and appearance upgrades.
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Adrenalin: The BMW Touring Car Story

Adrenalin: The BMW Touring Car Story
Adrenalin: The BMW Touring Car Story is a documentary film that following the incredible history of BMW Motorsport in the touring car circuit. Put together by the brothers, Tim and Nick Hahne of Stereoscreen, the film takes the viewer inside the cockpit with the drivers who changed the world of motorsport over a period of five decades driving the legendary BMW M motorcars.
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1000 Koenigsegg Ageras

1000 Koenigsegg Ageras
It’s rare that you’ll see a single Koenigsegg Agera, but in this CGI video created with the video game TrackMania², we’ve got a thousand of the cars – all being tossed about on a virtual track.
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Ferrari California T: State of the Art

Ferrari California T: State of the Art
Ferrari invited artist Fabian Oefner to visit their headquarters in Maranello, Italy and create his own interpretation of the Ferrari California T. Inspired by the beauty of Maranello – home to Ferrari’s highly skilled designers, craftsmen, and engineers — Oefner celebrates the fluid lines and purposeful design of the front-engine Ferrari.
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1. Buy a Naked Dodge Viper. 2. ???? 3. Profit

1. Buy a Naked Dodge Viper. 2. ???? 3. Profit
Bring a Trailer discovered this 2003 Dodge Viper up for sale on Craigslist for just $14,900(USD). The only catch is it doesn’t have any body panels, bumpers, windshield, roof, side mirrors, and much more. The Viper was apparently in a front-end accident and was written off entirely by the insurer, so it now bears a salvage title.
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$300,000 Slot Car Track Available at Neiman Marcus

$300,000 Slot Car Track Available at Neiman Marcus
Did you purchase a slot car track concealed inside a 1969 Camaro Z28 from Hammacher Schlemmer for $85,000? Pffft! You should’ve saved your money for this 1:32 scale hand-made slot car track from Neiman Marcus. Built by the same craftsman at Slot Mods USA who gave us that Camaro Z28, this track takes slot car racing to the stratosphere, with integrated track cameras and mini screen displays capturing all the action for your next race.
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Help Save this Rare Ferrari 348 Challenge Race Car

Help Save this Rare Ferrari 348 Challenge Race Car
Paul Kitchener’s Ferrari 348 Challenge race car has seen much better days. Paul used to race this amazing 1994 car until the early 2000s, and would later use it to give kids Make a Wish rides, and to provide advanced driving lessons.
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Volvo Makes 2-Liter, 4-Cyl. Engine with 450+HP

Volvo Makes 2-Liter, 4-Cyl. Engine with 450+HP
With the exception of race cars, it’s rare that you see a small 4-cylinder engine with more than 300 horsepower. Even when they’ve been turbocharged, most of them end up in the 200s. But Volvo has managed to develop a version of its 4-banger that pushes out over 450 horsepower, dubbed the High Performance Drive-E Powertrain Concept.
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Venturi America 400hp Electric Buggy

Venturi America 400hp Electric Buggy
Venturi Automobiles has unveiled the America, a unique electric crossover vehicle at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. With a 407 horsepower electric drivetrain, this crossover buggy is targeted at exploring the great outdoors. But it can hold its own on the road as well, with the electric motor pushing the America from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.5 seconds with a top speed of around 135 mph.
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BMW Building Performance Driving School in California

BMW Building Performance Driving School in California
To complement BMW’s Performance Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the automaker has announced it will be building a second performance driving center outside La Quinta, California. The new BMW Performance Center West is being developed in on the grounds of The Thermal Club, a private motorsports facility and will occupy 32 acres on the Club’s grounds.
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Watch a BMW i3 Get Built from Start to Finish

Watch a BMW i3 Get Built from Start to Finish
While most cars on the road start out as sheets of coiled steel or aluminum, the BMW i3 starts out as sheets of lightweight carbon fiber reinforced plastic. In this fascinating video, we go inside the Leipzig, Germany factory where the i3 is manufactured to see how this innovative modern electric vehicle is built from scratch.
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2015 Roush Ford Mustang S550 Teased

2015 Roush Ford Mustang S550 Teased
The latest aftermarket tuner to show off what it plans to do with the new 2015 Ford Mustang is Roush Performance. While we won’t have all of the details until later this year, the photos shown off at Automobile magazine are highlighted by an aggressive new body kit which sharpens the edges of the stock ‘Stang.
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