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Google Self-Driving Cars Permitted to Speed

Google Self-Driving Cars Permitted to Speed
Admit it. Most of us exceed the posted speed limit when on the highway, if nothing but to keep up with the flow of traffic. So I suppose it only makes sense that Google would be allowing its autonomous vehicles to drive slightly faster than the speed limit too.
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Ford Transit Van Gets 15-Foot-Long Side Airbag

Ford Transit Van Gets 15-Foot-Long Side Airbag
I’ve always wondered what could be done to improve safety in large vans and buses, which have limited protection for passengers. With their new 15-passenger edition of their Transit van, Ford has added what could be the largest automotive airbag of all time.
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Scuderia Corsa 120: A Day with Team Ferrari

Scuderia Corsa 120: A Day with Team Ferrari
Our friends at Gear Patrol and Lonelyleap had the privilege of visiting Laguna Seca to attend the 2014 Ferrari Challenge. In this two-minute clip, we get a brief taste for the sights and sounds of of the race.
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From the Vaults: AMC Pacer Commercials

From the Vaults: AMC Pacer Commercials
The reputation of the AMC Pacer certainly precedes itself. But the late 1970s bubble-shaped car certainly has its fans too, if nothing else but for its kitsch factor. Or it’s appearance in Wayne’s World. Whether you love or hate the Pacer, there’s no question that it’s an iconic part of automotive history.
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2015 Dodge Charger Pursuit Cop Car

2015 Dodge Charger Pursuit Cop Car
With its dramatically updating styling, the 2015 Dodge Charger is coming to a law enforcement agency near you. The new 2015 Charger Pursuit edition gets the same improved front-end found and dashboard from the consumer car, but also has other cop-specific features.
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Guy Builds a Morgan 3-Wheeler from a Motorcycle

Guy Builds a Morgan 3-Wheeler from a Motorcycle
The Morgan 3-Wheeler is a pretty astounding machine, even if it does come with just three wheels. But with a base price of $45,000, it may not be the most practical way to spend your money.
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Local Motors Launches Sports Car Design Challenge

Local Motors Launches Sports Car Design Challenge
Local Motors, a car company that makes the crazy off-road Rally Fighter and also seems really good at creating other unique vehicles like their upcoming 3D-printed car, has announced a challenge to help them design a new sports car platform.
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Drive Classic Mercedes-Benz Cars in Mario Kart 8

Drive Classic Mercedes-Benz Cars in Mario Kart 8
We’d all love to drive a classic Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow on the track, racing head-to-head against other drivers. But what if you could do that while hurling turtle shells at your opponents and dropping banana peels on the track?
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Lamborghini Teases the Huracán Super Trofeo

Lamborghini Teases the Huracán Super Trofeo
Lamborghini has released a teaser video showing its camouflaged Huracán LP 610-4 Super Trofeo in action tearing around a race track.The currently camouflaged racing version of the Huracán will make its full public debut on August 15, 2014 at The Quail event in Carmel, California.
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Win This Bus: Enter the VW Flashback Bus Sweepstakes

Win This Bus: Enter the VW Flashback Bus Sweepstakes
The 1969 VW Flashback Bus is a one-of-a-kind Volkswagen painted by Stovepipe from The Rusty VW and restored and made drivable by Stovepipe and his friend, Groo. Stovepipe spent more than a year painting the vehicle by hand with all sorts of iconic symbols from the 1960s through the present.
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Inside the Ford GT40 108 Roadster Prototype

Inside the Ford GT40 108 Roadster Prototype
Perhaps the most impressive series of cars ever to emerge from Ford, the GT40 program has a very special place in racing history, especially the GT40 Mk. II, which drove to a 1-2-3 victory in the 1966 Le Mans.  
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Nissan NISMO Drivers Face Off Gymkhana Style

Nissan NISMO Drivers Face Off Gymkhana Style
Nissan chose to take two of the drivers in their NISMO GT Academy program and put them head-to-head on a Gymkhana-style drift course. Drivers Jann Mardenborough and Miguel Faisca hit the mirror-image tracks and see what they can do in their Nissan 370Z NISMOs.
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Toyota’s New GT86 CS-R3 Rally Car Ready to Race

Toyota’s New GT86 CS-R3 Rally Car Ready to Race
Toyota is headed back to the world of World Rally Championship racing with the all-new GT86 CS-R3 racer. The car is based on the Toyota GT86 (aka the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ), modified somewhat from its production version to meet WRC R3 rules, with a limited slip differential, six-speed sequential transmission, improved brakes, and a modified engine.
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Navdy Adds A Heads-up Display to Any Car

Navdy Adds A Heads-up Display to Any Car
Heads-up displays are a really convenient way to monitor your speed, GPS directions or other information while driving. However, only a handful of production vehicles offer heads-up displays as an option. Navdy hopes to change that, by offering a portable gadget which lets you add a heads-up display to any vehicle.
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Beautiful Vintage BMW Art Prints

Beautiful Vintage BMW Art Prints
Artist Mo Faraz creates simple yet beautiful artwork showcasing vintage automobiles. Each set of three prints is made in an edition of just 30 prints, each individually numbered. His current offering is based on classic BMWs and we think they look great.
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