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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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BMW’s Futuristic Laser Headlights

BMW’s Futuristic Laser Headlights
As many car manufacturers are shifting to all LED lighting for their top-end vehicles, BMW is taking the next step and offering laser lighting as an option in the BMW i8 for its high-beam lighting. The optional high-beam headlights with laser light technology includes a typical BMW i U-shaped frame, from which the running lights and the built-in indicators are operated. 
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Gaming vs. Reality: The Shotgame Driver

Gaming vs. Reality: The Shotgame Driver
On the surface, video games franchises like Forza Motorsport and Grand Turismo have reached a point of realism that’s so spot-on that they’re the next best thing to actually racing on a track. But is that an accurate statement?
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McLaren’s Force-Field Tech to Replace Wipers

McLaren’s Force-Field Tech to Replace Wipers
After having to recall its pricey 12C coupes for a defect in their windshield wipers, it turns out McLaren is now working on a technology which they hope could do away with the need for wipers entirely.
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DiamondBack Leaning Trike

DiamondBack Leaning Trike
The DiamondBack is an open-air three-wheeled vehicle that combines the thrill of racing motorcycles with the ease and safety of driving a car. Pneumatically-operated front wheels lean into turns to add to driver excitement. Plus, its active suspension system automatically maintains the proper ride height.
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2014 Hyundai i20 WRC Rally Car

2014 Hyundai i20 WRC Rally Car
Hyundai recently announced the development of a new “N” series performance line. Coinciding with that announcement, Hyundai unveiled its newly designed World Rally Car, the 2014 Hyundai i20 WRC. The car will make its racing debut at Rallye Monte Carlo in January, the first race of the 2014 WRC season.
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Incredible Animated F1 Transformations

Incredible Animated F1 Transformations
These Formula 1 transformations were done as part of the promo for GP Brazil 2013 Formula 1 race in the video above. Check out the individual transformations in the animated .gifs below. Autobots, assemble!
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Ford Fusion Hybrid Research Vehicle

Ford Fusion Hybrid Research Vehicle
As part of its Blueprint for Mobility program, Ford has revealed its latest research vehicle – created in conjunction with the University of Michigan and State Farm – the Ford Fusion Hybrid research vehicle. The vehicle will be used to test current and future sensing systems and driver-assist technologies.
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Drive the New BMW M4 Now… In Gran Turismo 6

Drive the New BMW M4 Now… In Gran Turismo 6
The new 2014 BMW M4 Coupe looks like a fantastic car and it’s sure to be great fun to drive. Why wait, when you can drive one today (sort of). The new M4 has been recreated bolt-for-bolt in the Playstation 3 game, Gran Turismo 6.
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