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Quick Cruise: JDM Nissan ePower

Quick Cruise: JDM Nissan ePower
Have you ever seen the film Lost in Translation? The one where a completely washed-up Bill Murray goes to Tokyo in order to ride whatever fame he has left in his sad career by selling his image via Japanese whiskey commercials?
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8 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Nissan HQ in Yokohama, Japan

8 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Nissan HQ in Yokohama, Japan
It’s mid-March in Yokohama, and I’m feeling a bit on edge over the weather. The forecast calls for rain, followed by slushy snow, and then a massive mess of sticky-sweet sakura pollen. My sinuses don’t feel up for it, my head is swimming from the time difference, and there are a slew of things I still must do ahead of my big day with Nissan.
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1968 Ford Mustang Fastback LEGO Kit Review: Retro Righteousness

1968 Ford Mustang Fastback LEGO Kit Review: Retro Righteousness
Hot on the heels of our review of the utterly enormous Mercedes-Benz AMG Petronas F-1 paddock by LEGO, with it’s richly detailed shop space and cleverly equipped camera gear, comes a far simpler LEGO kit for auto enthusiasts.
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Camouflage Your Body Like a Test Mule

Camouflage Your Body Like a Test Mule
If you’ve ever seen a prototype car being tested or one of the many leaked images of upcoming cars floating around the internet, you know that they’re often covered in these strange camouflage patterns. Those patterns are specifically engineered to mess with your brain and make it difficult to recognize shapes beneath them, theoretically preventing you from making out the design of the car underneath that wrap.
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2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback: iM No More

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback: iM No More
What started life as the Scion iM, and then later rebadged as the Toyota Corolla iM is getting a well-deserved do-over as it bids adieu to its shaky start and becomes a proper Corolla hatchback for 2019.
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Honda Mean Mower Packs 189hp: Do You Want to Mow Man?

Honda Mean Mower Packs 189hp: Do You Want to Mow Man?
Honda rolled out something it called the Mean Mower back in 2013, and the crazy lawnmower had a 1000cc V-twin engine out of a Honda Firestorm motorcycle tucked inside. That mower was able to hit nearly 117 mph, and was very impressive indeed.
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BMW M5 MotoGP Safety Car Looks Awesome

BMW M5 MotoGP Safety Car Looks Awesome
BMW has announced that it is the “Official Car of MotoGP,” and as such the German automaker will be providing some awesome vehicles for the MotoGP racing season. Pretty much all the officials at the race get to drive sweet BMW M vehicles.
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Waymo Video Shows Driverless Cars are Weird but not Terrifying

Waymo Video Shows Driverless Cars are Weird but not Terrifying
Have you really put any thought into how strange it will be to be in a car that you can’t control? Not only that you can’t control, but a car that has no human at the wheel?
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Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Paddock LEGO Kit Review: One Heavy Build

Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Paddock LEGO Kit Review: One Heavy Build
When I was recently handed some life-changing health news, along with a phone call a few weeks later explaining my grandmother’s passing, I flat-out lost all hope, and everything in my life was suddenly put on hold.
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Subaru Eyesight Push Could Hasten Death of Manuals

Subaru Eyesight Push Could Hasten Death of Manuals
Some potentially bad news has emerged concerning the future of manual transmissions in Subaru vehicles. As many of you might already know, the company is in the midst of a big push towards safety and automation with their Eyesight system.
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HD Black Bow Tie Affair: Chevy Silverado 4, 5, and 6 Class Trucks

HD Black Bow Tie Affair: Chevy Silverado 4, 5, and 6 Class Trucks
Mere months after witnessing Chevrolet reveal its all-new generation of Silverado trucks at the Detroit Auto Show, the Bowtie Brand has returned for another round of ruggedness. Referred to simply as “Silverado Class 4, 5, and 6 chassis cab trucks,” the American monsters pictured here are the brand’s first swing at hardcore conventional cabs, and are set to kick-start into production later in 2018, with order guides arriving this spring.
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6 Things You Need to Know About the All-New Ford Ranger

6 Things You Need to Know About the All-New Ford Ranger
Ford has brought forth a lot of neat machines over the years, and has discarded quite a few as well. From the questionably named “Probe” to the bucking “Bronco,” Americans have bought, owned, and mourned the loss of a multitude of Blue Oval automobiles over the years, with the Ranger being one of the most sorely missed here in the US.
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10 of the Sexiest Lines from the 2018 Chicago Auto Show

10 of the Sexiest Lines from the 2018 Chicago Auto Show
If cars are indeed your thing, then what is the equivalent of having tasteful amounts of sex appeal? Does it go beyond beltline curves, carbon fiber, Alcantara, and aluminum? The vehicular landscape is one that comes littered with both staggeringly good and bad design touches, and while concepts like Infiniti’s insanely sleek Q Inspiration stirred the Detroit auto show this year, there’s a lot to love about Chicago’s shindig a couple weeks later as well.
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Driving the Nissan 370Zki: A Crash Course in Extreme Snowmobiling

Driving the Nissan 370Zki: A Crash Course in Extreme Snowmobiling
When opportunity comes knocking it is often best to answer. Preferably with a hearty “Hell yeah!” and especially when it involves a Nissan 370Z that’s been converted into an over-sized snowmobile on steroids. This is exactly what happened to Nissan’s chief Truck and SUV Brand Communications specialist, Kevin Raftery; who upon accepting the offer to take the snow-throwing Fairlady Z out for a spin in the Grand Tetons, found himself assisting in the creation of Nissan’s latest video adventure.
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A Day at the Track with Audi Sport

A Day at the Track with Audi Sport
My first Audi was a phantom black 2011 Audi S4 with a manual gearbox and a V8 under the hood. In 2013, I traded the S4 for a 2014 Audi RS5 Cabriolet, also with a V8 (this time 450 hp), but with a dual-clutch transmission and soft top (I still miss that S4 stick at times).
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