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BMW Bringing OLED Lighting to Market

BMW Bringing OLED Lighting to Market
BMW will be the first car company to introduce laser headlights to the automobile market when it rolls out the BMW i8 later this year. But the German automaker isn’t stopping there and has just announced the development of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology for use in its vehicles in the future. 
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All the Best Racetracks in One Image

All the Best Racetracks in One Image
From Albert Park and Phillip Island in Australia to the giant 13-mile Nürburgring to legendary tracks like Laguna Seca, Daytona, Watkins Glen and even the Top Gear Test Track, artist Matt Dunlop has tried to capture the best racetracks around the world and represent them to scale on this one image.
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Jackie Chan Lamborghini Aventador on Auction

Jackie Chan Lamborghini Aventador on Auction
As part of a celebration of Chinese actor Jackie Chan’s 60th birthday, a special Jackie Chan Edition Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 will be put up for auction with the proceeds going to charity. The car comes in a titanium grey finish with black wheels and includes Chinese characters embroidered on the headrest representing the actor’s name.
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Havana Motor Club

Havana Motor Club
Filmmaker Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt and his team are currently working on Havana Motor Club, a documentary about the drag-racing community in Cuba. The film follows the quest for a group of Cuban men who are on a quest to hold the first legal drag race in the country since the Revolution in 1959.
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Tour the Pagani Factory in Google Street View

Tour the Pagani Factory in Google Street View
Google Street View adds another tour to their mapping of supercar manufacturers (we previously saw the McLaren Technology Centre), this time with the Pagani workshop and showroom in in Modena, Italy. Now you can dream of your next Pagani supercar or take a look at Pagani’s racing history from the comfort of your living room.
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Gran Turismo Recreates Real-World Driving in Game

Gran Turismo Recreates Real-World Driving in Game
Toyota’s new Sports Drive Logger, which goes on sale on June 2, 2014, allows drivers to capture detailed performance information, including GPS position, vehicle speed, engine revolutions, accelerator pedal stroke, steering angle, brake operation signals, and more in real time while driving.
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Top Gear: Vauxhall Powersliding

Top Gear: Vauxhall Powersliding
Let’s hop in the wayback machine to Top Gear Series 6, in which the guys took a look at the speedy Vauxhall VXR. During their time at the track, they spent some time with Japan’s D1 Drifters, who not only showed off their impressive powersliding skills with their own cars, they took on the VXR to see if it could keep up with the big boys.
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BMW April Fools’ Prank: Artificial G-Force Tech

BMW April Fools’ Prank: Artificial G-Force Tech
It’s April 1st, so pretty much anything you read on the Internet needs to be taken with a very large grain of salt. Take for example, BMW’s announcement that it’s working on a new technology which can make cars that are driving slowly feel like they are driving fast.
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Motor Recall: The Memory Game for Gearheads

Motor Recall: The Memory Game for Gearheads
Is that a Ford Fusion or an Aston Martin Rapide coming your way? If you find yourself trying to identify cars by their headlights or taillights when driving at night, have we got a game for you.
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WRC Rally México 2014 Ride Along

WRC Rally México 2014 Ride Along
Go for a thrilling ride with Volkswagen Polo driver Andreas Mikkelsen and co-driver Mikko Markkula in this first-person footage of their dizzying, dirt- and gravel-covered rollercoaster ride through the hills of Guanajuato. Be sure to watch it in full screen HD for the maximum experience. 
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Review: Exotics Racing Las Vegas On-Track Driving

Review: Exotics Racing Las Vegas On-Track Driving
Exotics Racing is an on-track driving experience with locations in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. They give us ordinary humans the chance to drive in dream cars at a high speed. I visited the Las Vegas location to get into some of the cars I’ve wanted to drive for some time. The Las Vegas location has around 14 different cars makes and models to choose from and they are continually adding more based on demand.
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Chicherit’s World Record Jump Attempt Goes Wrong

Chicherit’s World Record Jump Attempt Goes Wrong
Daredevil driver Guerlain Chicherit’s attempt to set the world record for the longest ramp jump went horribly wrong when his Monster Energy/Team Toyo MINI Countryman went nose-first into the landing ramp and cartwheeled end-over-end to a stop.
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Local Motors Plans to 3D Print a Car Live in Chicago

Local Motors Plans to 3D Print a Car Live in Chicago
Local Motors has announced a first in the automotive world: it will build a 3D-printed production vehicle and deliver it to the first customer live at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2014 in Chicago in September 2014.
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F1 2013 vs. 2014 Exhaust Sound Comparison

F1 2013 vs. 2014 Exhaust Sound Comparison
As we already know, Formula 1 cars have been forced to make changes this year both for safety and fuel efficiency reasons. And while the technology inside of 2014’s F1 cars is impressive, we have to say they’ve lost something important – their sound.
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Mitsubishi Crowns Winner of Its Hypermiling Event

Mitsubishi Crowns Winner of Its Hypermiling Event
Mitsubishi Motors brought together members of the press and challenged them to maximize the mileage they could eke out of a Mitsubishi Mirage by making only very minor modifications to their cars from production form. It seems nearly every contestant in the Mitsubishi Motors Extreme MPG Hypermiling Challenge tried to optimize the car’s aerodynamics by duct taping over gaps at the front of the car between the hood and the fenders and covering over some sections on their vehicle’s front fascia.
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