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Mercedes Gullwings on the trail of the Carrera Panamericana – Click above for high-res image gallery

Yesterday, we shared a scary bit of news about a Tata Nano going up in flames only minutes after it was delivered to a customer. This isn't the first incident involving a Nano catching fire – in fact, the folks at Indian Autos Blog report that three other Nanos have suffered similar issues, all while the cars were parked.

With a few thoughtful tweaks and a Spec C suspension, the STI Special Edition is easily the best iteration of the WRX yet. And not only that, you pay less for the privilege.

2010 Volkswagen Golf - Click above for high-res image gallery

Could the Aston Martin Cygnet kick off a trend? That is, might other historic luxury and performance marques – say... like Bentley, for example – choose to follow in the path of environmental friendship by offering a suitably small and well-appointed city car to offset their gas-buzzling behemoths? What's next, Porsche building SUVs? Oh, wait.

Over the past five years, the U.S. Department of Justice along with the Securities and Exchange Commission have been investigating allegations that German automaker Daimler and three of its subsidiaries paid tens of millions of dollars in bribes through offshore bank accounts to secure contracts for its vehicles.

The United States Treasury Department, under the direction of pay czar Kenneth Feinberg (pictured) has cut the total cash compensation for the top 25 executives at both General Motors and Chrysler, among other companies who received bailout assistance under the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). On average, the overall compensation for 2010 is down 15 percent versus 2009.

A report from Washington State television station KXLY claims that BMW is looking to build another manufacturing facility in North America, but it doesn't appear to be a vehicle assembly plant. The TV station claims BMW and partner SGL Group will announce plans to build a carbon fiber plant in Moses Lake, WA within the next few days or weeks. The site would reportedly bring 200 jobs and $200 million to the region; very good news in an economic downturn. BMW officials had reportedly touched down

Bertone Mantide – Click above for high-res image gallery

Mitsubishi i-MiEV – Click above for high-res image gallery

Throughout all of the recent Toyota recall talk, the automaker has stated on numerous occasions that it has never found any sort of electronic defect that would cause unintended acceleration. Instead, Toyota insists that only floor mats and sticky accelerator pedals were to blame for the problems that owners have cited in recent months.

Second-gen Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery

Second-gen Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery

Panoz fans, take heart. We know it's been a while since the American sports and racing car manufacturer had anything new for us, but the dry spell is about to end.

Mercedes-Benz F800 Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery

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2011 Ford Mustang V6 burnout – Click above to enlarge

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