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Noah Joseph

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Noah Joseph came to automotive journalism after several years as a public affairs consultant. Multilingual, a multinational citizen and military reservist, he reports from the shores of the Mediterranean and from locations around the world. Noah has written for numerous print and online publications, but got his start right here back in 2006 and has always considered Autoblog his home.

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    Quick Spin: 2014 Kia Cee'd GT
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    Kia may be an automaker with a lot going for it these days, but it's not yet one that takes pains to appeal to performance enthusiasts. Aside from its Pirelli World Challenge team, it doesn't support any major racing programs to speak of. And despite having showcased such concepts as the GT4 ...

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    Official: Holden celebrating V8 Supercars legend Craig Lowndes with special Commodore
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    Craig Lowndes is a household name in Australia. One of its most accomplished domestic racing drivers, Lowndes has racked up an impressive array of checkered flags over the course of his 20 years on the grid, and now Holden is celebrating his career with a special-edition muscle car you see ...

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    Exclusive: ATS gives up on De Tomaso, moves to Canary Islands [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: ATS appears to be going through a management dispute between its two owners - one party supporting the course of action described below and the other working to stop it and keep ATS in Italy. We'll be watching to see how it develops. Those truly schooled in the history of Italian sports ...

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    Report: Peugeot heirs go back to the grind after losing automaking business
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    The Peugeot family has long been the largest shareholder in the company that bears its name. But PSA Peugeot Citroën – one of Europe's largest automakers – recently launched a capital campaign that saw it sell large chunks of shares to overseas investors, decreasing the Peugeot ...

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    Motorsports: Geely to provide engines to Formula 4
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    Formula One may get the lion's share of attention, but it's far from the only formula racing series. The FIA Formula E Championship just kicked off in China this past weekend, for example – and while FIA President Jean Todt was in town, he also announced the latest engine supplier for the ...

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    Official: 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed unleashes a tidal wave of torque
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    811 lb-ft of torque puts the Mulsanne Speed out ahead of every so-called muscle car on the market and eclipses most million-dollar hypercars. Those in the market for a sedan with equal levels of performance and luxury would do well to stop by their local Bentley dealership, and have a look at ...

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    Official: Porsche offers detuned Boxster and Cayman 211 in Europe
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    Looking at a new Porsche Boxster? First of all, we commend you on your choice, because in its latest iteration, the Boxster has sped out from under the shadow of the 911 and into its own. But now to choose: do you get the base model with 265 horsepower, the Boxster S with 315 hp, or the ...

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    Official: Mercedes gives B-Class a facelift in time for Paris
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    Front-drive hatchbacks are the name of the game these days in the German automotive industry. In recent years BMW has gotten into the game with the 2 Series Active Tourer, while Audi has stepped up its game with the A1 and Mercedes has been keen to play, too. The Silver Arrow has rolled out the ...

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    Report: Ferrari to reveal exclusive F12 NART next month in LA
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    While denying his tenure was coming to an end just prior to his resignation last week, outgoing Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo hinted at two new models to be revealed next month. One we anticipate to be a new version of the 458 – either the new turbocharged M model or the ...

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    Teased: Ford previews new C-Max ahead of upcoming debut
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    Looking at a Ford Focus? These days you can get it as a five-door hatch, a four-door sedan, or... that's all. European buyers don't even get our sedan, but they do get a wagon. And while the three-door hatch, two-door coupe and two-door cabrio have long since ended production, buyers around the ...

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    Official: HSV rolls out new 577-hp GTS Maloo ute [w/video]
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    Last month, we brought you word that Holden was planning a new performance model that promised to be the fastest and most powerful ute in the world. And here it is. The latest product from Holden Special Vehicles – GM's Australian tuning division – the new GTS Maloo packs the ...

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    Motorsports: FIA confirms 20-race F1 calendar for 2015
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    Formula One has been ratcheting up the number of races on its calendar for decades. It ran with ten or fewer races through the 1950s and into the late 60s, then started climbing into the teens until it plateaued around 16 races throughout the 80s and 90s. But since then it's been climbing: 17 ...

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    Teased: Toyota previews new C-HR crossover concept bound for Paris
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    We're now just a few weeks away from the start of the Paris Motor Show, and when the doors open at the Porte de Versailles, Toyota will be among the many automakers with new wares to show – including the new concept car pictured in this latest teaser image. Called the C-HR, the concept is ...

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    Motorsports: Marcos Ambrose leaving NASCAR for return to Australia [UPDATE]
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    Some racing series attract drivers from around the world, but by and large, NASCAR isn't one of them. Marco Ambrose is one of the few exceptions, but now, after more than six years competing for the Sprint Cup, he's calling it quits. The multitalented Australian driver came to America after ...

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    Report: Ferrari production to increase under Marchionne
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    The head of any company has to juggle the relationship between supply and demand. Of course, that applies to automakers too, even ones as high-end as Ferrari. And as with many other decisions, the way Ferrari has addressed supply and demand has come down principally to the principal. Enzo ...

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    Teased: Zack Snyder tweets another glimpse of new Batmobile
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    There are plenty of movies flashing cool cars across the silver screen, but few can get enthusiasts as excited as a new Batmobile. From the Lincoln-based roadster in the original series to the Tim Burton-era jet-powered dragster and on to the Tumbler featured in the latest films, Batman's ride of ...

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    Report: Rowan Atkinson crashes at Goodwood Revival
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    To quote Harry Hogge (played by Robert Duvall) in Days of Thunder, "rubbin, son, is racin'." That can mean some unfortunate damage to high-end racing machinery, which may be repaired easily enough in stock car racing, but when it comes to vintage racing, the stakes can be that much higher. And ...

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    Official: Infiniti darkens down QX70S Design for Paris debut [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: Infiniti offers a similar package in North America, introduced on the QX70 3.7 as the Sport Package along with the MY2015 updates rolled out a few months ago. Dig the Infiniti QX70 but wish it were just a touch more low-key? Infiniti will have the answer at the fast-approaching Paris ...

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    Video: Ian Callum, Brian Johnson and Lord March pick 10 top Jaguars
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    An automaker with as rich a heritage as Jaguar is bound to create a few experts along the way... and some divergent opinions, too. So on the eve of the debut of the new XE, Jaguar brought together three experts to whittle down the long list of classic Leaping Cats to just ten. For this ...

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    Motorsports: Mercedes F1 races the runway in Edinburgh [w/video]
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    Turning airport runways into racetracks is nothing new. Sebring, Silverstone and the Top Gear test track were all made out of former military air bases. Mirabel airport north of Montreal – one of the largest airports ever built – has had part of its disused runways turned into a race ...

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