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AddColorado students offered scholarships for admitting to drunk driving

A defense attorney in Colorado Springs, CO is taking a different step in the fight against drunk driving, offering a $1,000 scholarship to teens willing to write about their experiences driving under the influence.

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8Mitsubishi showing off 473-hp Lancer Evo X Concept Final at Tokyo Auto Salon

We know that the special- and limited-edition Lancer Evo X coming next June to end the model's life will be a five-speed GSR model with more horsepower, a tweaked suspension and some additional fancy "bits and pieces." We didn't expect this, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Final Concept with an ECU tune and new HKS turbo making its 2.0-liter engine good for 473 horsepower. That's 183 more ponies than the stock model.

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5Jaguar XE to be built in China

Jaguar will make the coming XE the first model it builds in China. Production is expected to start sometime next year at its factory in Changshu, a joint venture with Chery Automobile, that began building the Range Rover Evoque earlier this year and will also assemble the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

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6McLaren, Red Bull and Ferrari call for unfreezing F1 engines

After Mercedes dominated the 2014 Formula One World Championship, rival teams Red Bull, Ferrari and now McLaren – each of them more accustomed to winning – are calling on the FIA to open up engine development.

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1NHTSA awards Audi A3 and S3 sedans five stars

The Audi A3 and S3 sedans aced the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's New Car Assessment Program tests, each scoring five stars overall. The A3 sedan is also a Top Safety Pick+ according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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12Matthew McConaughey Lincoln pitches drive on with new MKZ ads

Lincoln and Matthew McConaughey are back together with a pair of new commercials, this time working on behalf of the MKZ and MKZ Hybrid. The spots, "Balance" and "Diner," are new, but the formula is the same - cinematic, contemplative, channeling more than a bit of True Detective.

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33Motor Trend puts Chevy Camaro Z28 and Porsche 911 GT3 Head 2 Head

Motor Trend tests the Camaro Z/28 against the Porsche 911 GT3 in the latest episode of Head 2 Head. That's a 7.0-liter V8 versus a 3.8-liter flat-six, 505 horsepower vs. 475 hp, 3,882 pounds vs. 3,267 pounds, and an as-tested price of $76,150 vs. $145,785. It isn't exactly fair, but it's totally fun to watch.

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46Next Chevrolet Malibu to have 'groundbreaking,' 'passionate' design

A report in Automotive News says Chevrolet honchos are "hustling" to have a new Malibu ready in a year. Mark Reuss, General Motors' head of global product development, is quoted as saying it will have "groundbreaking design" and "groundbreaking technology," and global design head Ed Welburn said the next Malibu's design will "make a significant statement" with "a very passionate design."

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AddVolvo promotes bicycle safety with vehicle-to-cyclist technology

Volvo will demonstrate a new safety innovation at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas next month that enables vehicle-to-cyclist communication to warn both a driver and a bicycle rider about an impending collision. It was developed in partnership with POC, a maker of safety gear for gravity sports athletes, and Ericsson, and works through a smartphone app and the Volvo cloud.

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11Is Infiniti shelving plans for Q50 Eau Rouge super sedan?

Cadillac may be launching some enticing new V models on Johan de Nysschen's watch, but now that he's left Infiniti, he doesn't seem to think the Q50 Eau Rouge concept is ever going to see the inside of a showroom.

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26Watch a 2015 Corvette Z06 run the quarter in 11.7 seconds

Someone took a 2015 Corvette Z06 with the seven-speed-manual to Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, and blasted it down through the quarter mile. It's first run: an 11.7 at 120.54 mph, just 0.5 seconds over the time listed on its Chevrolet spec sheet.

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7Subaru nixes plans for US-built XV Crosstrek

Subaru had plans to build the Crosstrek here in the US, but Reuters reports that the company has changed its mind and will build the little crossover Scooby in Japan, in the same Gunma Prefecture factory where the Impreza, BRZ and Levorg are built.

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5Watch this loyal dog chase his owner's ambulance

When paramedics in Brazil took his owner to the hospital, this loyal pooch chased the ambulance down the street to stay at his side.

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1Jock Clear, Lewis Hamilton's race engineer at Mercedes, moves to Ferrari

The turnover at Ferrari F1 continues with news that Jock Clear, Lewis Hamilton's performance engineer this season at Mercedes AMG Petronas, will join the Scuderia. In addition to Hamilton, Clear helped Jacques Villeneuve to his Driver's Championship in 1997. He'll take over the vacancy left by former Ferrari engineering head Pat Fry's departure.

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7Woman reunited with stolen Mustang after 28 years

An enthusiast Christmas story: Salinas, California resident Lynda Alsip bought a 1967 Ford Mustang in 1984 when she was 17 years old, but it was stolen from her two years later. This year, the California Highway Patrol reunited her with her first car after a man tried to register it at the DMV.

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8Mazda de Mexico celebrates 100,000th car built

Mazda built its 100,000th unit in Mexico after less than a year in operation. But that's just the start, with capacity set to ramp up to 250,000 units by early 2016.

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6Motorcycle fatalities down for the first time since 2009

For the first time since 2009, motorcycle fatalities decreased year-on-year in 2013: the Fatality Analysis Reporting System compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration counted 4,668 motorcyclist deaths last year compared to 4,896 in 2012.

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23Chris Harris reviews his personal, two-year-old Ferrari FF [w/video]

Chris Harris has lusted after a Ferrari FF since the day it was revealed, but he couldn't buy one until depreciation made friends with his bank account. He finally got a two-year-old model, and after five months of ownership - and the occasional interior part that falls off - he finds it's everything he wanted.

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AddDan Neil pokes fun at the celeb cars of 2014

The Wall Street Journal's Dan Neil takes aim at the celebrity cars of 2014, including Lincoln's tie-up with Matthew McConaughey, Floyd Mayweather's Bugattis and Jerry Seinfeld's Porsche 918 Spyder.

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182016 Cadillac CT6 to get an aluminum body?

Automobile reports that the coming Cadillac CT6 will have an aluminum body. If that ends up being the case, an all-aluminum body would be quite the reversal, contradicting the last four months of reportage and company statements on the matter.

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12Ford offering factory-spec EcoBoost reflashes that don't void warranty*

Ford Racing is offering the ProCal handset for $595, allowing you to reflash the ECU on your EcoBoost-equipped ride to extract more of its inherent capabilities without any additional upgrades. It gives you control of variables such as throttle response, idle speed and turbo wastegate control, among others.

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18Motorweek remembers the Bimmers that made us all fall in love

A Motorweek Retro Review takes us back to 1986, when the 121-horsepower BMW 325e and 182-hp 635Csi represented the purity of the brand. It's those kinds of cars that helped make BMW what it is today, and that make enthusiasts bang on tables, upset that the brand isn't that anymore.

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24Recharge Wrap-up: Chevy Volt class action suit proposed, Tesla stock could outperform in 2015

ZEB Pilot House Makes Enough Extra Power To Charge An EV

Analysts are bullish on Tesla, a class action suit is filed against GM for steering defects in the Chevrolet Volt, and a solar-powered house also charges an EV.

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