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Red Bull Frozen Rush 2014: 900hp Snow Racing

Red Bull Frozen Rush 2014: 900hp Snow Racing
The inaugural Red Bull Frozen Rush event took place on the snowy mountainside of Maine’s Sunday River resort. With eight 900 horsepower Pro4 trucks competing on a figure-eight course with a steep climb, lots of snow, and even a cross-over jump, the racing was intense, to say the least.
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Shelby Announces 50th Anniversary Shelby Cobra

Shelby Announces 50th Anniversary Shelby Cobra
Shelby American is celebrating 50 years since the Shelby Cobra first entered the FIA Racing world with a limited edition Continuation Cobra called the CSX7000 Shelby 289 FIA Cobra. Only 50 of these vehicles will be offered for sale, each painted in Viking Blue with Arctic White FIA stripes and roundels, a black interior, and special billet anniversary badges.
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Project CARS: Screenshots are Eye-Popping

Project CARS: Screenshots are Eye-Popping
While games like Forza and Gran Turismo do their best to capture the realism of racing, the game we are truly looking forward to in this genre has to be Project CARS. The images and gameplay video we’ve seen from this upcoming video game are just mind-boggling.
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MINI Wins Top Three Spots at 2014 Dakar Rally

MINI Wins Top Three Spots at 2014 Dakar Rally
When MINI announced they were entering the grueling Dakar rally, we were skeptical about the little car’s ability to keep up over sand, dirt and mountaintops. But color us impressed: MINI has not only won the cars category, but has taken the top three spots.
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Renault Celebrates 50 Years of the Renault 8 Gordini

Renault Celebrates 50 Years of the Renault 8 Gordini
Renault will be entering five classic Renault 8 Gordinis in the 17th Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique beginning on January 24, 2014. The event is only open to cars that participated in the Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo between 1955 and 1980.
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Track N Go Converts Trucks into Tanks

Track N Go Converts Trucks into Tanks
If you find yourself stuck in the snow, you know that even the best winter tires or chains aren’t necessarily going to bail you out of the deepest banks. Enter Track N Go, a modification kit that lets you turn everyday pickup trucks into snow-eating tanks in less than 15 minutes.
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Jaguar XJ220 Country Joyride

Jaguar XJ220 Country Joyride
TaxTheRich takes us on another unexpected ride in a supercar – this time tearing through grass and dirt of the countryside with the classic Jaguar XJ220. While the car now 20 years old, it still comes close to today’s top supercar standards, with a 542hp 3.5-liter V6, a sub 4.0 0-to-60 time, and a top speed of 213.1mph.
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First 2015 Ford Mustang GT Raises $300K for Charity

First 2015 Ford Mustang GT Raises $300K for Charity
If you’re patient and can wait until the end of 2014, you’ll probably be able to pick up a production 2015 Ford Mustang GT for under $40,000. But one lucky bidder managed to score the very first production Mustang GT for a whopping $300,000 at auction.
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Flashback: 1984 Chevy Corvette

Flashback: 1984 Chevy Corvette
While today we can enjoy Chevy’s impressive C7 generation Corvettes, let’s take a ride back to 30 years in the past to see how Chevy was pimping their then brand new C4 ‘Vette. This amusingly-dated commercial serves as both a time capsule and reminder of just how much automotive design and technology have evolved in the past three decades.
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Corvette C7.R Race Car

Corvette C7.R Race Car
Chevrolet recently unveiled its stunning 2015 Corvette Z06, and they have also announced the Corvette C7.R race car, which shares a lot of technology with the street version. The two ‘Vettes share engineering and components, including chassis architecture, engine technologies and aerodynamic strategies.
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Ford and the Future of the EV Energy Infrastructure

Ford and the Future of the EV Energy Infrastructure
We were recently provided the opportunity to speak with Ford about their partnerships and programs related to future energy technologies and the infrastructure required to support those technologies in our cities and towns and along our roadways. 
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Kia Unveils Hand-Gesture Controls at CES

Kia Unveils Hand-Gesture Controls at CES
We’re looking forward to seeing Kia’s GT4 Stinger Concept at this year’s Detroit Auto Show, but Kia isn’t waiting until next week to unveil all of its new technology. Instead, they are showing off their new User-Centered Driver (UCD) concept controls at this week’s International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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World’s Smallest Roadworthy Car for Sale

World’s Smallest Roadworthy Car for Sale
Behold: this car is the officially recognized Guinness World Record holder as the world’s smallest roadworthy vehicle and it’s going up for auction in Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale sale on January 12-19, 2014. Built by Austin Coulson, the vehicle has federally-approved safety glass for the windshield, fully functioning windshield wipers, and DOT-approved headlights, tail lights and turn indicators.
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Mercedes-Benz SF1 Concept

Mercedes-Benz SF1 Concept
Moving in a very different direction from Mercedes’ own bulbous AMG Vision Gran Turismo, Kyrgyzstan designer Steel Drake decided to go with decidedly more angularity with his concept Benz, the SF1. The car is envisioned as a sharp-edged 2-seater, with a low center of gravity.
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Dubai’s Latest Police Car is a McLaren MP4-12C

Dubai’s Latest Police Car is a McLaren MP4-12C
We’re guessing that if you live in a country where the wealthiest citizens tool around in Ferraris, Lambos, and Bugattis, you’d better give the police department something more than a Ford Interceptor to take down speeding suspects.
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