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Volvo Racing’s S60 V8 Unveiled in Sydney

Volvo Racing’s S60 V8 Unveiled in Sydney
Volvo Polestar Racing pulled the wraps off its 650hp V8 S60 in Sydney recently with a drive across the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We’ve already seen this awesome new Volvo V8 on the test bed and the car is equally impressive.
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Fiat 500 vs. Minnesota Snow

Fiat 500 vs. Minnesota Snow
If we lived at the bottom of the hill on a country road someplace that got a lot of snow and ice, our first choice of winter vehicles would probably not be a Fiat 500. But that didn’t stop this guy from making that decision.
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What’s with All the Shooting Brake Concepts?

What’s with All the Shooting Brake Concepts?
It seems as if every time a sports car gets announced, somebody out there decides that a shooting brake version would be a good idea. And while we’re not opposed to the mini-station-wagon format of these cars, we’re not quite sure the style works on everything you apply it to.
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Jaguar XK120, Cobra and GT40 Replica Factory for Sale on eBay

Jaguar XK120, Cobra and GT40 Replica Factory for Sale on eBay
Have you ever wanted a classic car like a Cobra 427, a Ford GT40 or a Jaguar XK120? While you could spend hundreds of thousands on an original, a replica is a much better way to get into one without having to deplete your kids’ college fund.
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Detour: Take a Fantasy Test Drive in the Nissan Rogue

Detour: Take a Fantasy Test Drive in the Nissan Rogue
Nissan has launched an innovative marketing campaign that uses Google Maps to show you how much better your daily commute would be if you drove a Nissan Rogue. By visiting The Detour and entering your home and work address (or whatever addresses you’d like, for that matter) you can zoom to work in your new Rogue while being entertained by the song stylings of M.I.A.
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Building a Racetrack: The Richard Usher Story

Building a Racetrack: The Richard Usher Story
Richard Usher worked at RAC Auto Windscreens for many, many years and decided to take his savings and open his own racetrack. His baby, Blyton Park, is built on a former RAF air base and wasn’t simply built as a hobby, but as a viable business.
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The Epic Audi Sochi Olympics Ad (That Wasn’t)

The Epic Audi Sochi Olympics Ad (That Wasn’t)
As everyone pretty much knows by now, there was a slight mishap during the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, which resulted in the failure of the Olympic rings to properly open. The fifth ring got stuck, so it looked like an asterisk.
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Experience NHRA Drag Racing

Experience NHRA Drag Racing
I recently had the opportunity to attend my first ever drag race event with the National Hot Rod Association. I’ll start out by saying that no amount of photographs or video can really capture what you’ll experience at a drag racing event.
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Goggomobil Dart is a Tiny Car You Never Heard of

Goggomobil Dart is a Tiny Car You Never Heard of
We like to think we know a thing or two about cars, so it’s rare that we come across a vehicle that we’ve never, ever heard about – let alone have a chance to see that rarity in person. 
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OPTIMA Batteries Search for the Ultimate Street Car

OPTIMA Batteries Search for the Ultimate Street Car
OPTIMA Batteries and the Ultimate Street Car Association have announced a 10 event series designed to give garage mechanics the chance to take their street cars onto tracks all over the United States and show that they’ve built the ultimate street car.
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Subaru WRX Bails out Cop Car

Subaru WRX Bails out Cop Car
We’ve always thought the Subaru WRX was a great little tuner car, but we had no idea that it could also perform double duty as a tow truck. In this brief clip, watch as all-wheel-drive WRX revs up its wheels, and manages to pull a police car out of the recent heavy snows in Michigan.
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Audi’s Unique “Countdown Cube” Test Drive Program

Audi’s Unique “Countdown Cube” Test Drive Program
Audi is trying a one-of-a-kind marketing technique to introduce their latest A8 sedan to their most valued customers. What they’ve been doing in some European countries is delivering a mysterious black cube to those potential buyers that, when activated by pushing a “Start/Stop” button, begins a countdown to delivery of a new A8 for a 24-hour test drive.
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Assemble Your Own TABBY Car in Less Than an Hour

Assemble Your Own TABBY Car in Less Than an Hour
If you have an hour to spare today, how about assembling a full-sized car? You can do that thanks to the open source TABBY framework created by OSVehicle. The TABBY platform provides an open source framework for designing vehicle components that work together and are made for easy assembly.
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Car-to-Car Communication Moving Forward

Car-to-Car Communication Moving Forward
Today’s cars are loaded with all sorts of tech to improve vehicle safety and driving comfort, and many can also stream data and content via mobile devices. Now, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)  is taking steps to have vehicles start communicating with each other in order to further aid safety.
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Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Gets Upsized

Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Gets Upsized
John Bitmead of Oxfordshire, England decided to take the iconic plastic kids’ car, the Little Tikes Cozy Coupe and created a full-sized, roadworthy version. Bitmead and his brother, Geoff, began with a Daewoo Matiz as a starting point.
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