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AddSmart Fortwo Brabus drops most of its camo

A high-performance version of the new Smart Fortwo was spotted testing without much camouflage. But just what will provide the grunt – and will the Brabus version finally make it to US showrooms?

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12015 Dodge Challenger crash test results slip from last year's model

The Dodge Challenger has netted a five-star overall crash test rating for 2015, but that's not the whole story, as the fullsize muscle coupe saw its front crash rating fall from five to four stars.

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AddFord leads top searched-for car brands on Google in 2014

The 2014 Google Trends report has named its most-searched-for automaker, with Ford taking the crown. Other big names to make the list include Dodge, BMW and Tesla. Meanwhile, high-end and exotic manufacturers, like Ferrari, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar all missed out on the top-ten roundup.

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11Is Subaru close to ditching 6-cylinder engines?

Subaru's 3.6-liter flat-six engine might not be long for this world, at least in some markets. According to one of the company's engineers, the Japanese brand may drop the mill from its models in favor of a focus on the 2.0-liter turbocharged flat-four.

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1362016 Cadillac CTS-V arrives with 640 hp, 200-mph top speed

Most Powerful Cadillac Ever Prepares To Storm Detroit Auto Show

The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V arrives with a massive 6.2-liter, supercharged V8 engine, packing 640 hp and 630 lb-ft of torque. This means Caddy's baddest V model ever can sprint to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 200 mph. Here's everything we know about the beast so far.

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2Range Rover Sport SVR hangs its tail out at Rockingham

Land Rover's new performance utility gets off the old dusty trail and onto the racing circuit to show us what it's got in this minute-and-a-half-long clip.

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12US sells Ally Financial shares, putting an end to auto bailout [UPDATE]

The US Treasury will come out ahead on its bailout of Ally Financial, unloading its final shares for an estimated $1.25 billion and bringing its total profits on the Ally rescue to $18.3 billion on a $17.2 billion investment. That's a net win.

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7Polaris Slingshot now banned in Connecticut, too

Connecticut is the latest state to decide that the Polaris Slingshot is not a motorcycle and therefore can't be registered for the road there. It appears that the only solution is for Polaris to go to the legislature to create a separate designation for vehicles like its three-wheeler.

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8Hyundai previews new infotainment system ahead of CES

Hyundai has announced that it's bringing a new, smartphone-enabled infotainment system to the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show. Set to arrive on the brand's lower-end 2016 models, it will eventually be offered across the entry level range, and is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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44Woman gets 90 days in jail for duck-stopping deaths

A Canadian woman has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for causing an fatal accident by stopping to rescue some ducklings in the road. She's also been banned from driving for 10 years and will need to perform 240 hours of community service.

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31Elon Musk's Hyperloop idea still in motion

The outlandish Hyperloop, from the brain of Elon Musk, is getting some real-world traction thanks to the Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and a new "crowdstorm" document describing how it could work.

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60Mazda3 versus BMW 1 Series and Audi A3 in Euro diesel showdown

From drag races to roominess comparison, the Mazda3 came out ahead of the Audi A3 and BMW 1-Series in a diesel-hatchback comparison.

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42Next-gen Chevy Volt gets Corvette looks, adjustable regen levels

More details are leaking out about the 2016 Chevy Volt, including that the new Corvette influenced the design and that the ELR's adjustable regen braking levels will be available in the Chevy plug-in hybrid as well.

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8Auto thefts down nearly 60% from 1991's all-time high

There're a lot of things to worry about concerning your vehicle, like getting the oil changed and keeping the tires at proper pressures, but based on the latest data from the FBI, auto theft doesn't necessarily have to be one of them. According to statistics released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau, 2013 showed the lowest number of stolen cars since 1967.

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38Alfa Romeo takes Spider in-house, Mazda-Fiat roadster partnership not dead

Alfa Romeo will base its next Spider not on the Mazda MX-5 Miata, but on the same Project Giorgio platform that will underpin other Alfa models, like the replacement for the 159. Mazda will, however, donate the MX-5 for an upcoming roadster from Fiat and Abarth, Alfa Romeo boss Harald Wester told Car.

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8Weekly Recap: Chrysler forges ahead with new name, same mission

Plus: Transparent Cabin Pillars, Acura NSX And Red Bull Trophy Recovery

We curate the week's events with a focus on the implications of Chrysler's new corporate name. New research by Jaguar Land Rover, the production debut of the Acura NSX and the Red Bull F1 robbery are also covered.

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8Why autonomous cars might require their own kind of maps

Nokia Here is working to develop new high-definition maps for autonomous vehicles, using a combination of satellite and GPS data, as well as "anonymized probe data" from trucking companies. All of that and a fleet of some 200 vehicles equipped with Lidar sensors, allowing resolutions down to the centimeter.

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7Recharge Wrap-up: Ridesharing jeopardizes taxi medallion values

Formula E's School Series, Rotterdam's BYD e6 EVs

A number of short green car news items. Today, how ridesharing is putting the hurt on taxi medallions and how EVs can get cleaner over time.

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11Hyundai's bizarre pooping robot baby pitches new Sonata

Hyundai is taking auto advertising to some very odd places with its latest commercial, called Exobaby, and starring a computer-generated robo-toddler. And yes, robot babies still make a doodoo now and again, it seems.

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AddWhat you missed on 12.19.14

Tesla testing battery swapping in the real world, Lotus may be pondering an Evora-based crossover, and the triumphant return of Bultaco to the two-wheeled world. Get your Friday recap on.

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272015 Audi RS5 Coupe Sport is one of 75

Audi has announced a limited run of its 2015 RS5 Coupe Sport, with just 75 of the customized, 450-horsepower two-doors being offered up to US customers. Prices start at $87,575, and add unique wheels and a completely reupholstered interior that's been finished in fine Nappa leather.

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37China's answer to Elon Musk seeks license to build electric car

Chinese tech billionaire Jia Yueting is trying to get a license to build electric cars in China, and he thinks that they could be a revolution there. Even if Jia doesn't make it, other companies are getting ready to jump into China's emerging EV marketplace.

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1Check out these cool displays from Honda's new Ohio museum

Honda just opened a new museum on its Marysville, OH, campus as part of its just-completed, 160,000-square-foot Technical Development Center. It offers the chance to take a tour of the company's history while checking out some of its vintage and latest products.

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