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    Official: Hot Wheels reveals life-size Darth Vader car at Comic-Con [w/video]
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    Let's face it; Darth Vader is a thousand times cooler than Luke Skywalker. The hero might get the girl, but in the case of Star Wars, it's his sister. Vader, though, controls the Death Star, two of them in fact. It turns out that the Sith Lord has a meaner car too, at least thanks to Hot ...

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    Official: Jaguar builds F-Type to support Tour de France team [w/video]
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    The Tour de France is typically a two-wheeled affair, dominated by cyclists yearning to capture the prestigious yellow jersey. While the 2014 event winds its way through Europe, Stage 20 will see an altogether different conveyance wind along the route between Bergerac and Périgueux – ...

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    Report: Has Aston Martin abandoned plans for a Lagonda SUV?
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    Aston Martin may possibly (hopefully?) axe plans for a Lagonda-badged SUV, according to a new report from the blokes at Piston Heads. If this is true, it'd serve as proof that the auto gods are good, and want us to be happy. The report is based on statements made by Director of Design Marek ...

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    Featured: Nuclear-powered concept cars from the Atomic Age
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    In the 1950s and early 60s, the dawn of nuclear power was supposed to lead to a limitless consumer culture, a world of flying cars and autonomous kitchens all powered by clean energy. In Europe, it offered the then-limping continent a cheap, inexhaustible supply of power after years of rationing ...

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    Auctions: Ford auctioning off F-35-themed 2015 Mustang for charity
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    Ford's been a supporter of EAA AirVenture, a huge, annual air show held in Oshkosh, WI, for several years now, with one of its most notable contributions being a modified Ford Mustang, designed to look like one of America's great fighting aircraft. There was an SR-71 Mustang, based on the ...

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    Report: Hyundai Genesis Coupe to get bigger, lux up?
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    With the all-new, 2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan hitting the road, it puts the current Genesis Coupe in a rather weird spot. The sporty model is starting to get a bit long in the tooth, and for 2015, it's dropped its four-cylinder engine in the US. Hyundai isn't letting the car wither on the vine, ...

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    Report: Nissan IDX sports coupe future increasingly cloudy [w/poll]
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    There's a strong desire among enthusiasts for more inexpensive, lightweight, fun-to-drive, rear-wheel-drive cars to exist in a world that contrasts sharply with automakers' desire to make money. While we all love the feeling of controlling the back end with the throttle, front-wheel drive is king ...

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    Report: Bertone can't part out historically protected collection despite looming bankruptcy
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    Some companies can survive long after their founder has left the building, while others are so centered around the identity of one individual that everything unravels in their absence. And there's arguably no place that can be seen more clearly than in the Italian automobile industry. Companies ...

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    Report: Jaguar working on lighter F-Type with C-X75's twin-charged engine?
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    Every automaker has its own agenda when it comes to concept cars. Some roll them out just to showcase where it's heading. Others create them to gauge public opinion for a potential production model. Still others only showcase a concept car to preview a model that's already well underway. Jaguar ...

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    Motorsports: Students target Nürburgring record with hybrid racing prototype [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: We've received and uploaded high-resolution images from InMotion to replace the previous low-res gallery. We talk about Nürburgring lap records all the time around here, but they're always qualified by some category or another: for production cars, for sedans, for front-drive ...

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    Official: VW Beetle Dune production confirmed [w/video]
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    Volkswagen has sneakily announced plans to put the Beetle Dune Concept from the 2014 Detroit Motor Show into production in 2016. The confirmation didn't come in a press release as long as your arm (as is the norm among German automakers). Instead, it came as almost an aside during a promotional ...

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    Motorsports: MG reveals MG3 Trophy Championship concept at Silverstone
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    The name MG hasn't often appeared on our radar screen in the decades since the British automaker stopped producing the little roadsters beloved by so many, and it hasn't been equated with "excitement" in about as long. These days it's owned by Chinese automaker SAIC and makes budget hatchbacks ...

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    Official: Here's Aston Martin's DP-100 racer for Gran Turismo in all its virtual glory [w/video]
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    After a little bit of teasing, Aston Martin is finally unveiling its Design Prototype 100 Vision Gran Turismo Concept at the Goodwood Festival of Speed that makes it into Gran Turismo 6 in July. With the DP-100, the company's designers have gotten a chance to shrug off the shackles of realism and ...

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    Official: Alfa Romeo turns it up to 11 with Harrison guitars and Marshall amps
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    To American enthusiasts, nothing might say rock n' roll quite like a classic muscle car. But that doesn't preclude the Europeans from trying. Volkswagen has partnered with Fender for its premium audio systems, and now Alfa Romeo is teaming up with some rocking powerhouses as well. The Italian ...

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    Video: Aston Martin confirms DP-100 for Gran Turismo 6 and Goodwood debut
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    Gran Turismo 6 is set to come to life this weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. That's where Mercedes-AMG will run its Vision Gran Turismo and Nissan will show a full-size mockup of its Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo. Now Aston Martin has announced it's getting in on the action as well ...

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    Video: Honda gets weirdly R-Rated with new Civic Type-R launch video
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    Honda is still about a year away from bringing back the Civic Type R to challenge Europe's hot hatch ranks, but the wait isn't stopping the brand from starting its promotion in the UK with a truly strange ad campaign. Titled R-Rated, the marketing plays with the idea of Honda's Type R badge not ...

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    Official: Shelby American cleans house of 14 concept cars
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    Typically when an automaker rolls out a concept car or pre-production prototype, it does its tour and then disappears into the company's archives. Maybe it will be displayed for the public to see in the company's own museum or maybe it will spend most of its time under covers in a warehouse ...

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    Confirmed: Range Rover Sport SVR prototype headed to Goodwood [w/video]
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    High-performance SUVs are fast becoming big business for European automakers, from current offerings like the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, BMW X5 M and Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG to upcoming additions from the likes of Bentley, Lamborghini and Maserati. But Land Rover is not about to leave the action all ...

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    Official: Qoros 9 concept envisions a Chinese sedan for 2020 [w/video]
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    One of the newest brands in the automotive industry, Qoros hit the scene just last year with the debut of its Qoros 3 sedan, since joined by the 3 Hatch. But as short as its history may be, the Chinese-Israeli venture is already looking to the future. And to that end it is presenting the Qoros 9 ...

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    Official: VW GTI Roadster Vision Gran Turismo hits the small screen [w/video]
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    Automakers are constantly unveiling new concept cars to showcase their brand image and demonstrate where the company is going. But after the concept debuts, and maybe makes the rounds of some local shows, that's pretty much the last we see of it. But what if an automaker could design a concept ...

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