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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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    Official: Audi RS7 prototype is world's sportiest self-driving car [w/video]
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    Audi may not be the only automaker out there toying with self-driving automobile technology, but it is arguably the fastest of them. A few years back, it raced unleashed a driverless TTS on the Bonneville Salt Flats, then sent it up Pikes Peak and around Thunderhill. But now it's taking things a ...

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    Auctions: Nigel Mansell's Ferrari F40 sells for $870k
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    If you look at the $1.35 million price tag on the new LaFerrari and wonder how Ferrari can possibly charge that much for a single car, you could look at the prices of its competitors like the McLaren P1 that lists for almost as much at $1.15 million, you could look to the $2.5 million which ...

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    Report: Fiat already planning 500X Abarth performance crossover
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    Fiat may treat Abarth as a trim level on the 500 in the United States, but overseas it's a bona fide performance brand. The thing is that, since the demise of the Punto Abarth (and with performance versions of the Panda and 500L ruled out), the Scorpion marque has been reduced to tuning only ...

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    Report: Land Rover mulling Evoque diesel for US
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    Jaguar Land Rover offers nearly all its models (save for the F-Type and outgoing XK) with diesel engines... it just doesn't offer any of them in the United States. But that's about to change, and that change is tipped to start with the Range Rover Evoque. Speaking with JLR North America ...

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    Report: Jaguar XE SVR to challenge M3, C63 with supercharged V8 power
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    Jaguar has a healthy powertrain range lined up for its new XE, including an array of four-cylinder engines and a supercharged 3.0-liter six that will, for now, serve as the range-topping offering in the XE S. But Car and Driver claims to have it on good authority that an even more powerful ...

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    ETC: Chris Harris taking his show off Drive, onto his own free channel [w/videos]
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    If you're a fan of online videos about cars – and we suspect that if you're visiting a site like ours, you are – you must have been excited when the Drive channel launched on YouTube now nearly three years ago. Maybe you were even happy for the team behind it when they inked a deal ...

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    Recalls: Acura recalling 43k MDX and RLX models over seatbelt issue
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    If you've ever lived in a wintery climate, you may have noticed something strange: no, not the perilously enticing sparkle of cold metal in the sunlight or the way your warm breath suddenly becomes visible in the frigid air, but the way your seatbelt seems increasingly reluctant to retract as the ...

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    Video: Porsche Macan fails moose test, Stuttgart responds
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    Different countries have different safety standards, but most of them revolve around a similar set of tests: front impact, side impact, offset impact, rollover... the usual. But Sweden has its own test. It's called the Moose Test (or the Elk Test), and it's unique to Scandinavia: a car has to be ...

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    Motorsports: FIA World Endurance Championship headed for Nürburgring
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    Endurance sports car racing always always centered around the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but that's not the only event on the calendar. For the past few years, the FIA and the ACO (the French racing body behind the race at Le Mans) have come together for the World Endurance Championship, the only ...

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    Official: Ford adds 850 jobs to build 2015 F-150
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    Pickup trucks tend not to advance at quite the same pace as the rest of the industry. That's what makes the new Ford F-150 so remarkable, jettisoning its old steel construction in favor of aluminum. It's a game changer that Ford is betting big on, and in anticipation of surging demand, the Blue ...

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    Teased: Audi hints at A9 flagship ahead of LA Auto Show
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    If you've been thinking that Audi is in need of a new design direction, you're not alone. Clean though its designs may be, they tend to be more evolutionary rather than revolutionary. But it seems Ingolstadt is on the verge of launching a new design language with a new A9 concept. The teaser ...

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    Report: GM ignition-switch recall death toll rises to 27
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    When General Motors began addressing the ignition switch debacle earlier this year, it estimated that 13 people had died due to its negligence in replacing the faulty component. That figure, however, has more than doubled by now. According to Bloomberg, Kenneth Feinberg – the attorney whom ...

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    Read This: Former Indy 500 Rookie of the Year turned drug trafficker getting early release from prison
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    Racing drivers live the fast life, but it's not all glory and fame. That's especially true of Randy Lanier – the former professional racing driver was sentenced in 1988 to life without parole on drug trafficking charges. But now he's being released. Born in Virginia and raised in South ...

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    Motorsports: $80M Ferrari deal would make Vettel world's highest-paid sportsman
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    Formula One is in for a big shakeup next season, as the only two multiple World Champions on the grid are kicking off a game of musical chairs. Just who will end up where has yet to be figured out, but the overwhelmingly prevailing wisdom has Sebastian Vettel, who has already announced his ...

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    Report: Michael Schumacher's brain injury may be blamed on his GoPro
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    It seemed like a freak accident when Michael Schumacher suffered a traumatic head injury while skiing in France last winter. After all, while he may have embarked off the marked trails, he knew that ski hill well, and was wearing a helmet when he fell over and smacked his head on a rock. So why ...

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    Report: Why Lincoln says it's loving Ellen and Conan MKC ad spoofs [w/videos]
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    You would think that commercial being ridiculed across the Internet would be an advertising executive's worst nightmare, but that's not necessarily the case. At least not when it comes to Lincoln and its latest campaign to promote the new MKC. The campaign features Matthew McConaughey channeling ...

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    Auctions: First Ferrari 458 Speciale A sells for $900k in Beverly Hills
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    The prospect of buying a new Ferrari convertible is by no means an affordable one, but prices can vary greatly. The California T, for example, sells for under $200k. The 458 Spider fetches over $250k. The new F60 America is said to have sold out at around ten times that much. But what about the ...

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    Official: Ariel Atom gets even more insane with 3S model [w/video]
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    As far as performance machines go, they don't come much more focused than the Ariel Atom. And they keep getting more extreme in their performance capabilities, leading up to the latest version you see here. Called the Atom 3S, it's based on the latest third-generation track toy, but comes ...

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    Report: Mercedes to keep C63 AMG Coupe around through early 2015
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    Want to get your hands on an Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe? With the new C63 sedan already released, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the old model won't be around for much longer. But according to Car and Driver, the existing coupe will stick around for a little longer than we might have ...

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    Motorsports: Alonso won't drive under Mercedes power next season [w/poll]
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    One of the biggest question marks hovering above the Formula One grid is over the future of two-time world champion Fernando Alonso. Four-time champ Sebastian Vettel is widely believed to be taking his seat at Ferrari next year, but the question everyone's been asking is where Alonso will land. ...

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