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    Report: Daimler CEO Zetsche subject of bizarre manslaughter probe [UPDATE]
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    Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche is being investigated for involuntary manslaughter after a 27-year-old engineer was killed in a test track accident caused by an intern. Apparently, the intern somehow wound up with the keys to an unspecified fast car, and things turned sour. Daimler says the ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Teutel Senior's Camaro-based 2011 Pontiac Trans Am Hurst Edition
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    Looks like American Chopper star Paul Teutel, Sr. has decided his 2011 Pontiac Trans Am Hurst Edition is getting boring. His reworked 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS, Smokey and the Bandit-style rebody and paint scheme was put up for auction on eBay Motors this week. There are changes beneath that ...

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    Meet the real star of Drive, Ryan Gosling's stuntman
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    Drive, starring Ryan Gosling, looks like it will rank among 2011's most car-guy-friendly (albeit cheesy) movies. Gosling's character is named, simply, "Driver," and his sole job is to -- you guessed it -- drive. And drive he does, out-maneuvering a Chrysler 300 in a jet-black Ford Mustang GT in ...

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    Video: Man creates multi-car horn emulator to better startle slowpokes
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    Ever been so mad in traffic you wish you had more than just a horn and a finger? Ben Hallert has your answer. It seems he got so tired of bad drivers that he decided to make his car horn sound a little more forceful. Now his Pontiac sounds like a line of cars blaring their horns. To achieve that ...

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    Video: How powerful is the Hennessey Venom GT? Just you watch
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    It's easy to talk endlessly about unbelievably powerful cars, almost to the point that numbers become meaningless. In an effort to crystallize what 1,200 horses in a 2,685-pound car can do in the real world, we present a new video of the 2012 Hennessey Venom GT. In the time it takes your wheezy ...

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    Study: Allstate ranks cities with safest drivers... how does your town rank?
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    If you live in Fort Collins, Colorado, congratulations, your city is the safest driving city in the nation, according to Allstate. In its seventh-annual Allstate America's Best Drivers Report, the company determined that Fort Collins residents can expect to be in a collision once every 14 years. ...

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    How Chevrolet decided on its iconic Bowtie logo
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    The long-accepted version of how Chevrolet got its Bowtie logo is that company co-founder William C. Durant saw the motif on the wallpaper of a Parisian hotel, tore off a piece of the wallpaper, and adapted the pattern for his cars' nameplate. That's the version the late Durant himself ...

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    Report: Mercedes SLA roadster will smoke its front tires in 2013
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    Mercedes-Benz is preparing an Audi TT fighter for 2013 based on the company's B-Class architecture. Dubbed the SLA, the smallest Mercedes roadster will deliver grunt to its front wheels, a first for a two-door drop top wearing the three-pointed star. Engines include a 1.6-liter direct injection ...

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    Teased: Ssangyong renders Evoque-like XIV-1 concept for Frankfurt
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    Ssangyong is known for building "luxury" SUVs that get universally terrible reviews and make stretch marks look like Monet paintings. This year, the Korean SUV company is taking a stab at a premium CUV. The concept, called the XIV-1, takes design cues from the Range Rover Evoque, and has a ...

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    Report: Texas dumps nighttime speed limits, raises max to 85 mph
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    A new law is going on the books in Texas that will simultaneously eliminate the state's lower nighttime speed limits and raise the potential maximum speed limit to 85 mph. The 85 mph limit will be limited to rural areas, while most places will see a max of 75. Apparently, increasing to 75 will ...

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    Report: Five NASCAR drivers turn down invitation to meet Obama at White House
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    Five NASCAR drivers invited to meet President Barack Obama at the White House aren't going to show, citing "scheduling conflicts." Nobody's sure whether "scheduling conflicts" means "political views," but thanks to stereotypes associated with NASCAR, nobody's ruling that out. The president ...

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    2012 Ram pickup range updated with new gearbox, added power
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    Ram is going for broke with its 2012 truck range, increasing power in both the 5.7-liter Hemi and 6.7 Cummins diesel. The gas V8 gets a bump to 383 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. The 6.7-liter Cummins diesel inline six now pushes 350 horses backed by 800 lb.-ft. of torque. Added to ...

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    BMW Alpina B6 Biturbo Convertible to breeze into Frankfurt
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    Alpina is adding a ragtop BMW 6-Series to its lineup of muscle-bound Bavarians. Set to debut in Frankfurt, the 2012 BMW Alpina B6 Biturbo Convertible should have enough muscle to hustle to 60 in just 4.8 seconds. The big droptop packs 507 hp and 516 lb. ft. of torque thanks to a twin-turbo ...

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    Report: Arrinera links up with Lee Noble's Fenix
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    Whenever cottage industry supercars come up, Lee Noble's name at least gets a mention. Noble is the man behind the unbelievable Noble M12 and M400; part supercars, part kit cars that Noble designed, built and marketed from a garage in England. Now, Noble has teamed up with Polish firm Arrinera ...

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    Video: Christopher Lloyd reprises Doc Brown role with De Lorean for Argentinian commercial
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    It's been 26 years since Christopher Lloyd donned a lab coat and portrayed lunatic genius Doc Brown in the Back to the Future franchise. This year, though, Lloyd jumped back into the lab coat to revisit his role in an Argentinian TV commercial. The commercial shills for an electronics store, and ...

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    Video: Discovery releases trailer for CarFellas reality series
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    Ever wonder what would happen if the guys from Jersey Shore gained 200 pounds, went to jail for racketeering and opened a car dealership? Neither have we. In its infinite thirst for trashy reality television, Discovery Channel has decided to answer that unasked question with a new reality show ...

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    2012 Hyundai Veloster configurator powers up
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    After tons of hype, the 2012 Hyundai Veloster finally has its own configurator on Hyundai's website. The 138-horsepower hatch comes with your choice of a six-speed row-your-own-or a six-speed dual-clutch automatic cog box. The three-door hatch clocks in just over $22,000 when you opt for the ...

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    Rumormill: BMW i4 and i5 on the way?
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    With the BMW i3 and i8 guaranteed for production (well, nearly guaranteed), rumors are starting to swirl that BMW will add two more models to its high-efficiency i brand. Likely dubbed the i4 and i5, they will expand on the i3 and i8 platforms, respectively. The i4 will likely be a sporty, ...

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    Report: GM claims not responsible for Impala problems from before bankruptcy
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    General Motors and its lawyers say the company isn't responsible for design flaws or defects caused by "Old GM," which refers to the pre-bankruptcy company General Motors Corp. (now known as Motors Liquidation Co.). The company has asked that a lawsuit brought by a Pennsylvania woman over faulty ...

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    Report: Toyota spends $6 million to settle lawsuit from disabled NUMMI workers
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    Toyota has finally tied up all the loose ends associated with closing the New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. plant – its joint facility with General Motors in Fremont, California. When NUMMI closed in March 2010, some workers who were on medical leave at the time of the shutdown sued, ...

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