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XCAR: The History of Porsche at Le Mans

XCAR: The History of Porsche at Le Mans
As we already know, Porsche is making its return to Le Mans this year, but the company has a long and storied past with the event. In this documentary from XCAR, we learn about not only the history of Porsche’s participation in the epic race, but looks forward towards this year’s return with its powerful new LMP1 entry, the 919.
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Toyota Researching Hover Cars to Increase Efficiency

Toyota Researching Hover Cars to Increase Efficiency
Car companies are all looking for ways to make their vehicles consume less fuel, and release fewer greenhouse gasses. While most of the methods are focused on alternative energy sources, increased engine efficiency, and reduction of weight, Toyota is looking at a unique concept – to allow vehicles to hover a short distance from the ground in order to reduce friction.
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The Road America 500 from 1964

The Road America 500 from 1964
Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin is one of the country’s great road circuits. First established in 1955, the facility carries on the tradition of races that used to occur around the old Elkhart Lake road course.
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Ariel Atom Police Car: Do You Feel Lucky, Punk?

Ariel Atom Police Car: Do You Feel Lucky, Punk?
If you find yourself driving through the streets of the Avon and Somerset Constabulary in the UK any time soon, we suggest you not bother trying to outrun the local police since they’ve just acquired what might be the quickest police car outside of Dubai.
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The 283 MPH Ford GT

The 283 MPH Ford GT
By taking one of Ford’s modern-day GT’s and amping it up to a monstrous 1,700 horsepower, Performance Power Racing produced a tuned vehicle that was able to turn in a record-setting 283.232 mph in the standing mile.
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The Miniest MINI: The LEGO MINI Cooper

The Miniest MINI: The LEGO MINI Cooper
The MINI Cooper is one of the most iconic cars of the past 50+ years and MINI recently celebrated the return of production to the Netherlands, where the first MINIs were produced in 1959. Although we don’t normally share stories of toy cars on this site, we love this new LEGO MINI Cooper kit.
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Ford Lightweight Concept Trims Hundreds of Pounds

Ford Lightweight Concept Trims Hundreds of Pounds
While making engines smaller and more fuel efficient and moving to alternative energy sources are the most prominent ways of reducing vehicle emissions, cutting weight is also an important part of the equation. Obviously, reducing weight means the vehicle doesn’t need to work as hard, thus reducing energy consumption, emissions and fuel costs.
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Tanner Foust’s VW Golf GTI Interactive Adventure

Tanner Foust’s VW Golf GTI Interactive Adventure
For this promo video touting its new 2015 Golf GTI, Volkswagen not only managed to get stunt driver Tanner Foust behind the wheel, but they attached literally dozens of GoPros all over the vehicle to let us choose our own perspective on Tanner’s tricky driving maneuvers.
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2016 Vaylon Pegase: The Flying ATV

2016 Vaylon Pegase: The Flying ATV
Despite its promotional footage looking like something out of a video game, the makers of the Vaylon Pegase are really working on building this unusual vehicle, which combines an off-road buggy with an ultra-light aircraft. The Pegase is designed for driving across a variety of ground terrains, including wet or dry obstacles, and can then can be propelled into flight without need for a long runway.
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Regular Car Review: 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt XFE

Regular Car Review: 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt XFE
The guys from Regular Car Reviews take a look at what they say is one of the last American cars made before every automaker decided they wanted to go upmarket with “luxury” and “high end” features.
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Google Shows Tiny Prototype Driverless Car

Google Shows Tiny Prototype Driverless Car
Google has been working on autonomous vehicle technology for several years now, and even has had its self-driving cars on public streets. But up until now, its cars have entirely been based on modified production vehicles.
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Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 Polizia

Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 Polizia
The Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 is one sweet looking and able-bodied beast, and with a 610hp, V10 engine and a top speed of 205mph, it can probably outrun just about any police car – at least outside of Dubai.
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Sand Dune Buggy Racing in Dubai

Sand Dune Buggy Racing in Dubai
Given the vast expanses of sand surrounding the United Arab Emirates, there’s no wonder that playing with cars and off-roaders in the sand dunes is a favorite pastime in the area. In this spectacular video from Team BlackSheep, they use their flying drones to capture Team EZBA in their Funco Motorsports dune buggies tearing up the sand.
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The World’s Fastest Camera Car

The World’s Fastest Camera Car
It’s always tricky to film high-speed chases on film and TV, as the trucks used to capture the scenes are typically not as fast as the cars they’re following, and they’re usually not as good at cornering.
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Porsche Exclusive Boxster S in Riviera Blue

Porsche Exclusive Boxster S in Riviera Blue
Fans of the Porsche Boxster now have a new object of desire, courtesy of Porsche Exclusive, the German automaker’s customization division. We’re particularly enamored of the Riviera Blue paintjob – which is reminiscent of the fantastic Grabber Blue on the Ford Mustang.
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