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Infographic: The Fiat 500 Through the Years

Infographic: The Fiat 500 Through the Years
Fiat began making the Fiat 500 way back in 1957 when it first introduced the iconic 1957 Cinquecento. Fiat recently paid tribute to that car with a limited edition version of the newest Fiat 500. The Thames Motor Group looks back at the 500’s history with this infographic tracing the car back to its 1957 roots.
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Local Motors Rally Fighter for Sale

Local Motors Rally Fighter for Sale
Local Motors is known for building unique and highly capable off-road vehicles. As it turns out, they’re also known for pushing the limits of manufacturing, building one Rally Fighter in just five days at the at the International Manufacturing Technology Show and they are planning to 3D print and assemble another Rally Fighter at the 2014 IMTS.
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What It’s Like to Own a Tesla Model S

What It’s Like to Own a Tesla Model S
(NSFW: Language) The Oatmeal put together this amusing cartoon depicting life with a Tesla Model S, a car we love and always enjoy when we get to sit behind the wheel. The graphic was put together by a cartoonist who has owned a Model S for about seven months and driven over 4,000 miles.
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Turning a Car around Inside a Van

Turning a Car around Inside a Van
To demonstrate the capacious cargo space of its 2015 Transit vans, Ford drove the world’s smallest production car, the Peel P50, into its 487 cubic foot cargo area. While that in and of itself isn’t that impressive, what they did next was pretty nuts.
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The Ugliest Concept Cars of All Time

The Ugliest Concept Cars of All Time
While concept cars are often thought of as futuristic objects of desire, often times the designs are so “outside of the box” that they just end up being awful. These cars may have innovative features or design attributes, but they all have one thing in common – they’re so ugly that you’d need to tie a steak around their bumpers to get a dog to chase them.
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Help Lexus Name the New Color for the RC F

Help Lexus Name the New Color for the RC F
The Lexus RC F Coupe is an all-new 450+ horsepower sports coupe that we first saw at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. This car should prove to be nothing but a blur going down the road, considering its pedigree and the inspiration derived from the Lexus LFA supercar, but Lexus is still concerned about coming up with the proper name for the new color they’ve created for the car.
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Dream Cars Exhibit at High Museum of Art Atlanta

Dream Cars Exhibit at High Museum of Art Atlanta
If you’re headed to the great city of Atlanta this summer, you should make time to stop by a new exhibit coming to the High Museum of Art. The Dream Cars exhibit, which opens on May 21, 2014 and runs through September 7, showcases some of the most innovative and beautiful car designs created from 1932 to today.
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The IMCDB

The IMCDB
When you want to know who starred in or directed a movie or television, there’s the IMDB. But what if you want to know what cars were in a motion picture or TV show? Look no further than the IMCDB (the Internet Movie CARS Database.)
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BMW DesignworksUSA’s Solar Carport Concept

BMW DesignworksUSA’s Solar Carport Concept
BMW’s DesignworksUSA group is showing off their lightweight concept design for a solar-powered charging carport. We prefer it with the BMW i8 parked inside, but the smaller i3 is also a great car and looks right at home under the canopy.
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Project CARS: Astounding Realism Comes to Games

Project CARS: Astounding Realism Comes to Games
Project CARS is an upcoming racing video game that brings realism to a whole new level. We recently saw a comparison in Gran Turismo 6 showing just how realistic the tracks and cars are rendered in that game, but when you look at Project CARS it’s simply incredible what the developers have achieved.
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Top 5 Alternatives to the Steering Wheel

Top 5 Alternatives to the Steering Wheel
In the 1990 version of Total Recall, the automated Johnny Cab takes people around the city thanks to its advanced automated driving system. But we still rely on steering wheels, just like we have since they were first seen in early automobiles.
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Dodge to Become Performance-Focused Brand

Dodge to Become Performance-Focused Brand
In order to set the world straight on its sometimes confused brand image, Chrysler has announced that Dodge will be refining its focus, with the brand moving towards a more “extroverted, aggressive and exciting” product line.
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10 Funny Old Car Ads

10 Funny Old Car Ads
The promotional image for the Mercury Cougar above pretty much sums up the old “a picture is worth a thousand words” saying. A sexy swimsuit model, a deadly animal, and a hot new coupe to pick them up in.
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1969 Lamborghini Miura S ‘Jota’ up for Auction

1969 Lamborghini Miura S ‘Jota’ up for Auction
The Lamborghini Miura is arguably one of the most beautiful and iconic supercars ever designed. They’re exceptionally rare and prized by collectors, thanks to their amazing styling and designation as “the world’s first supercar.” This particular specimen is painted in an eye-catching and fiery orange, with grey and black trim.
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From the Vaults: 1979 Toyota Supra Commercial

From the Vaults: 1979 Toyota Supra Commercial
While there’s no question that the Toyota Celica Supra has a huge following, and gearheads everywhere are waiting with bated breath for Toyota to reboot the nameplate with a 21st century version. The Supra has become one of the great tuner cars of all time, with some people pushing modded Supras to times under 9 seconds on the drag strip.
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