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Color-Changing Plasti Dip Creates Chameleon Car

Color-Changing Plasti Dip Creates Chameleon Car
A recent trend in car finishing is to coat entire vehicles in spray-on Plasti Dip. The guys at DipYourCar specialize in application tools and color additives for the rubberized coating, and are now showing off an incredible finish that can actually change colors as you walk around the car.
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Full Service Fill-up: Japanese Style

Full Service Fill-up: Japanese Style
Full-serve gas stations are but a distant memory for most of the U.S., but in Tokyo, the tradition is alive and well. In this video by Steve’s POV, he gets a chance to spend some time working the pumps, and shows us some of the services that are offered to drivers when they gas up.
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Monster Energy to Go for World Record Car Jump

Monster Energy to Go for World Record Car Jump
This Sunday, March 16, driver Guerlain Chicherit will drive his Monster Energy/Team Toyo MINI Countryman down a giant ramp in the French alpine town of Tignes in an attempt to set the world record for the longest ramp jump. 
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Grandfather Builds a Mini Lamborghini for Grandson

Grandfather Builds a Mini Lamborghini for Grandson
This 50-year-old farmer from the Chinese city of Zhengzhou is a better grandfather than you’ll ever be. He built his grandson this mini replica Lamborghini from scrap metal. The car has an electric motor that can run for 35 miles between charges as speeds up to 26 mph, rear-view mirrors, a stereo system and can even go in reverse.
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Audi James 2025: The Cockpit of the Future

Audi James 2025: The Cockpit of the Future
During the 2014 CeBIT consumer electronics show, Audi introduced a prototype of what it thinks could be the future of automotive cockpits. The Audi James 2025 concept provides a glimpse into potential future functionality and design.
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Felix Baumgartner to Drive at Nürburgring 24 Hours

Felix Baumgartner to Drive at Nürburgring 24 Hours
Felix Baumgartner is best known for his historic, record breaking supersonic skydive from over 128,000 feet, becoming the first man to break the speed of sound with his own body. Audi has announced that Baumgartner’s next great challenge will be driving the Nordschleife circuit of the Nürburgring as part of the Audi team at the 24-hour race in June 2014.
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The Fanciest Van Ever Made

The Fanciest Van Ever Made
When we think of vans, we’ve usually got images of dirty, formerly white utility vehicles, or those awful 1970s Chevy and Ford vans that had airbrushed artwork, a moon-shaped window on the side and a scuzzy bed in the back.
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Concepts from Future Past: 1988 Pontiac Banshee

Concepts from Future Past: 1988 Pontiac Banshee
Pontiac introduced the futuristic Banshee concept in 1988. At the time, many observers expected it to be the next version of the Pontiac Firebird. With its clean lines, concealed headlights and taillights, and split rear spoiler, the Banshee was a bold vision for the future.
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London Formula 1 Grand Prix Closer to Reality

London Formula 1 Grand Prix Closer to Reality
Two years ago, the Spanish banking group Santander planted the seed that a Formula 1 Grand Prix event could be held on the streets of London. Although it was an ambitious idea and perhaps closer to a flight of fancy than a reality, recent government action may be moving it one step closer to actuality.
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Armadillo-T Car Folds up to Save Space

Armadillo-T Car Folds up to Save Space
Do you find yourself circling the block over and over again looking for a parking space, only to find some parkholes have taken up more than the necessary space with their cars? This concept car from Korea aims to make it easier to park in even the tiniest of spaces.
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Volvo Unveils Apple iOS Carplay Interface

Volvo Unveils Apple iOS Carplay Interface
Volvo has announced a partnership with Apple to make their widely-used and hugely admired iOS operating system available to its drivers. The new user interface allows the driver to access the features of his or her iPhone directly through the center console touchscreen, voice commands and via steering wheel controls.
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Nissan Smart Rearview Mirror

Nissan Smart Rearview Mirror
Rearview mirror technology hasn’t changed much since it was first introduced in the 1910s. Now, Nissan has announced a dramatic new step that may change the rearview mirror as we know it. Nissan’s Smart rearview mirror is the world’s first LCD monitor that not only provides clear rearward visibility under varying conditions but also allows the driver to switch from a normal rearview mirror to the LCD monitor mode.
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Driving Sideways in a Mazda2

Driving Sideways in a Mazda2
We’ve seen some video from a crazy attraction in India where daredevils and lunatics drive motorcycles and beaters at high enough speeds to get them to cling to the wall of a cylindrical room. It turns out that Mazda attempted the same stunt on with one of its spritely little Mazda2 subcompacts a couple of years back, and it’s quite a sight.
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Building Japan’s Batmobile: 1958 Chrysler Imperial

Building Japan’s Batmobile: 1958 Chrysler Imperial
Ultra Seven was a very popular children’s show in Japan in the late 1960s. The premise of the series was that Earth is under attack from extraterrestrial threats and the Terrestrial Defense Force must combat the constant threat.
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The First Off-Road Vehicles

The First Off-Road Vehicles
These days, we take off-road vehicles for granted, but they’ve only been around for about 100 years. The earliest known off-roader was built as a custom job for Russia’s Czar Nicholas II who needed a vehicle that could handle difficult terrain.
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