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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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The Porsche 911′s Alter Ego: Rally Racer

The Porsche 911′s Alter Ego: Rally Racer
Pikes Peak champion Jeff Zwart won the world famous hill climb seven times, driving ten different Porsches over a period of 14 years. In this short video from Porsche, Zwart talks about his history with the 911 line, from first learning to drive in his father’s second-hand 911 to the rally racing he loves.
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Volvo Focuses on Safety with Vehicle Architecture

Volvo Focuses on Safety with Vehicle Architecture
Volvo is a car company that has been obsessed with safety for quite a long time and has an excellent reputation for delivering on their goal of making some of the safest production vehicles available. Volvo has announced a new vehicle architecture that is designed to reinforce its leadership in vehicle safety.
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Winter Driving Experience with Bentley Motors

Winter Driving Experience with Bentley Motors
When the roads are covered with snow and ice, do your thoughts turn to “time to get my $200,000 Bentley out of the garage and go for a spin?” If so, then the Bentley “Power on Ice” winter driving experience is for you.
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iQ Font: A Typeface Created by Driving a Car

iQ Font: A Typeface Created by Driving a Car
Toyota asked two typographers to design a font using a Toyota car. The idea was to track the motions of the vehicle using overhead cameras and custom software to create the font. The typographers, Pierre and Damien, chose to work with driver Stef van Campenhoudt and interactive artist Zachary Lieberman, who created the custom tracking software.
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Renault Demonstrates Self-Driving Vehicles

Renault Demonstrates Self-Driving Vehicles
Renault is showing off what it has achieved with its autonomous vehicle technology, knows as “PAMU” (Advanced Urban Mobility Platform). In this video, we see the PAMU test vehicle, a Renault Fluence Z.E. all-electric car, summoned by a driver as it leaves its designated parking space and picks her up on the roadside.
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Car Maniacs: Life with Le Mans

Car Maniacs: Life with Le Mans
A fascinating and beautifully shot short film by Maiham-Media and Motorhead.jp about three automotive enthusiasts who drive cars previously used in Le Mans racing. More specifically, a track-ready Mazda 767B, a Jaguar XJ220LM and a Porsche 962C.
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Spinning Car Wheel POV Might Make You Ralph

Spinning Car Wheel POV Might Make You Ralph
We’re guessing that YouTuber SimplyBored was simply bored when he decided to mount his GoPro HERO 3 action camera to the wheel of his car and drive off. The result is a dizzying 56 seconds of video providing a new and unusual perspective on driving.
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Mercedes-Benz to Offer Pebble Smart Watch App

Mercedes-Benz to Offer Pebble Smart Watch App
The Pebble smartwatch, which was originally developed via a successful Kickstarter campaign, allows users to receive text messages, view caller information, get sports scores, and much more thanks to Bluetooth integration with the user’s smartphone. Mercedes-Benz has announced a partnership with Pebble to create an app for the watch that will interface with Mercedes’s existing Digital DriveStyle smartphone app.
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1997 McLaren F1 GTR Racer up for Auction

1997 McLaren F1 GTR Racer up for Auction
Auction house Gooding & Company is offering this 1997 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail race car at its Scottsdale auction on January 17-18, 2014. This exceptional car was raced competitively for many years, including wins at Hockenheim and Helsinki, as well as several other podium finishes.
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Take a Virtual Tour of the Top Gear Track with Stig

Take a Virtual Tour of the Top Gear Track with Stig
The Top Gear test track may be the track most familiar to the average driver and most frequently seen on our televisions. Located at a “top secret” facility just off the A281 between Bramley and Bucks Green, the track is often navigated by celebrities in the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car segment, used by the stars of Top Gear in their reviews, and is the track used by the Top Gear tame racing driver, Stig, to compare vehicle performance.
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Building an AMG Engine

Building an AMG Engine
Each and every engine that rolls off the line at Mercedes-Benz’s AMG division is handmade. YouCar managed to go behind the scenes in AMG’s Affalterbach factory to watch the painstaking assembly process of these works of precision German engineering.
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Opel Toys Around with the Opel ADAM

Opel Toys Around with the Opel ADAM
German automaker Opel took an amusing approach to its latest advertising campaign for the Opel ADAM. To show off the new range of 16 body colors and six roof colors available for the vehicle, Opel created miniature versions of the already quite small vehicles and photographed them in a variety of situations.
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