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    Report: Audi Quattro concept production hopes still alive, could be more radical
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    Remember the gestation period of the Lexus LFA, the one that, in automotive time, took so long that its origins could have been carbon dated? We feel like it's déja vu all over again, as Yogi Berra would have said, this time featuring the Audi Quattro and Audi Sport Quattro. It was 2010 ...

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    U-Turn: Weekly Recap: Racing legend Jim Hall explains Chevy's futuristic Chaparral concept
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    "I said our cars are built to be winners." – Jim Hall Racing legend Jim Hall never thought he'd be a video game consultant, but when Chevrolet asked for his advice to create a futuristic Chaparral for the Vision Gran Turismo series, he was eager to help. He reviewed early sketches and ...

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    Report: Infiniti's Detroit concept to be 'very, very, very, very close' to new Q60
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    Add one more vehicle to the tally of reveals slated for the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. Alfonso Albaisa, executive design director at Infiniti, has confirmed that the marque will be showing a new concept on January 13, the second media day. More importantly, though, this concept won't be another ...

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    Los Angeles: Volkswagen Golf R 400 Concept still makes us swoon
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    We know, we know – this hot little guy isn't really new or anything. Volkswagen first rolled out the Golf R 400 concept in Beijing earlier this year, and since its debut, we've heard rumors that the German automaker might-perhaps-maybe-hopefully build the thing. Its showing here in Los ...

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    Los Angeles: Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 concept suggests a diesel off-road future
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    "It takes the Colorado to a whole new place." – Mark Reuss The Chevrolet Colorado looks set to gain a more capable off-road version, with the company previewing a potential design direction with a ruggedized concept Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Called the Colorado ZR2, the ...

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    Los Angeles: Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo could only work in a video game [w/video]
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    There's something wondrous about the Vision Gran Turismo series of concepts that has let companies go wild with completely imaginary concepts for Gran Turismo. For Chevrolet's crack at the idea, it has taken a page out of its performance past with the Chaparral Can-Am racers of the '60s and '70s, ...

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    Los Angeles: Scion iM Concept bows, production version confirmed for US
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    Scion has officially pulled the covers off its iM Concept, which is, in reality, a slightly modified version of the Toyota Auris that is already sold outside the United States. It's also a model that is going into production for North America, says Scion, minus, we'd guess, a good bit of the ...

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    Los Angeles: Lexus LF-C2 Concept shows polarizing looks are here to stay
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    Well, that's one question answered. When Lexus released the first teaser for its LF-C2 Concept, we figured it'd be one of two things – either it'd be a convertible based on the LF-LC Concept car or it'd be a thinly veiled concept version of the RC Convertible. Turns out, it's kind of ...

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    Official: Chevy reveals diesel-powered Colorado ZR2 Concept [w/video]
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    Chevrolet is reintroducing its best-known off-road badge for the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, with the return of the ZR2 on the all-new Colorado pickup. While we're plenty excited about this particular concept, it's what sits under the hood that we're most excited for, because this particular ...

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    Official: Volkswagen HyMotion says hi in the SportWagen and Passat in LA
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    Toyota is certainly grabbing attention with the pricing of its Mirai fuel-cell vehicle, but Volkswagen is proving it understands hydrogen too at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show with versions of the Golf SportWagen and Passat that showcase its HyMotion system. The German brand is already testing ...

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    Los Angeles: Witness the Prologue to Audi's design future [w/videos]
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    Audi went Hollywood for its debut of the forward-looking Prologue concept car last night, pulling the silks back at a sprawling LA manse in the hills. The cost-no-object unveiling of the car, as well as its prominent positioning at this year's LA Auto Show, speaks to the importance with which the ...

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    Report: Kia KX3 crossover concept leaked
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    Despite all the focus on the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, there's another increasingly important event happening on the other side of the planet. The Guangzho Motor Show is yet another expression of China's growing automotive might. Not only does the show boast a concurrent introduction with the ...

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    Official: Subaru Viziv GT gears up for Vision Gran Turismo action [w/video]
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    Ever wonder what it would look like if Subaru made a big brother to the BRZ, maybe to take on the Nissan GT-R or Japan's Super GT series? (Well, the BRZ already competes in the GT300 class, but we're talking about the GT500 major leagues here.) Wonder no more, car fans, because it'd probably look ...

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    Official: Audi Prologue concept goes for A9, we give it a ten [w/video]
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    If you've been waiting for Audi to roll out a new design language, you need wait no longer as Ingolstadt is displaying just that at the Los Angeles Auto Show this year with the Prologue concept you see here. Penned by Audi's new design chief Marc Lichte, the Prologue is earmarked to introduce a ...

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    Official: Lazzarini dreams up Ferrari-powered, Hennessey-tuned Alfa Romeo 4C
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    If there are any two firms you could count on to shoehorn a Ferrari V8 into the back of an Alfa Romeo 4C, they would almost certainly be Lazzarini Design and Hennessey Performance. The former already dreamt up doing the same with a Fiat 500, and the latter has been shattering records with a ...

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    Official: Bentley unveils the Grand Convertible, a droptop Mulsanne Speed
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    Five years ago, when Bentley was preparing its farewell shindig for the Arnage, reports were that the Arnage's coupe and convertible siblings, the Brooklands and Azure, would get replacements on the Mulsanne platform. Obviously, that hasn't happened, although we were teased with the Mulsanne ...

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    Official: Infiniti Synaptiq concept 'spinal lock attachment' makes you one with your car
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    The theme of this year's LA Design Challenge is "Sensing the future" and asks, "How will cars interact with us in 2029?" Infiniti has kicked off entries in the LA Auto Show's yearly visionary party with its low, wide and versatile Synaptiq concept. Less a car and more of a set of interlocking ...

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    Official: Chevy shows Chaparral Vision Gran Turismo concept
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    Well, this wasn't something we expected. We knew Chevrolet was going to be getting in on the Vision Gran Turismo party, but it was kind of just assumed that the concept would be based on one of the brand's production performance cars, with the still-newish Corvette seeming like the obvious ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 11.12.14
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    2015 Audi A3 TDI Challenge Audi recently challenged us to drive 834 miles on one tank of diesel in the new 2015 A3 TDI sedan. Senior Editor Steven Ewing was up for the task, and managed just under 60 miles per gallon in the new Audi – nearly 17 mpg better than the EPA highway rating. This ...

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    Official: Maserati updates Quattroporte, Ghibli for 2015 at LA Auto Show
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    Maserati won't be showcasing any all-new products at the Los Angeles Auto Show this year, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have anything to celebrate. It is, after all, the marque's centenary this year, and in 2014 has achieved the best sales it's ever racked up in the US market. The most ...

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