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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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    Featured: The history and future of the Ford Bronco
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    Some have suggested that the Bronco's demise was hastened by the fallout from the O.J. trial. Twenty years ago today, ex-NFL linebacker Al "A.C." Cowlings drove his friend and onetime running back Orenthal James "O.J." Simpson on a parade lap of the Los Angeles highway system and onto an ...

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    Official: Nissan lifts the virtual veil on its Vision Gran Turismo concept [w/video]
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    Most of the vehicles you can drive in Gran Turismo 6 are digital renditions of actual cars that you could (at least in theory) drive on the road or track. But Polyphony Digital, the studio behind the immensely popular video game franchise, isn't satisfied with leaving things there, so it's been ...

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    Official: Camatte concept puts the Toy back in Toyota [w/videos]
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    It's been two years since Toyota first revealed its Camatte show car at the Tokyo Toy Show. Though sadly never destined for production, Toyota brought the concept back the following year as the Camatte 57s roadster, and is now returning to the same show with yet another take on the kid-friendly, ...

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    Auctions: Exceptionally rare '65 Ford GT40 Roadster prototype up for auction
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    Think of mid-engined supercars and your mind is bound to gravitate towards Europe, but the United States has been known to make a handful from time to time – exceptional vehicles from the likes of Vector, SSC, Mosler, Hennessey, and Saleen. But long before any of those came around, Ford ...

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    Teased: Nissan gives a better look at its Vision Gran Turismo concept
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    Just the other day, Nissan released an image showing all of its cars you can drive in Gran Turismo, with one little mystery hiding in the bottom right corner: a draped shape with the date June 10, 2014 – suggesting that it would reveal its Vision Gran Turismo on that date. Well, if you look ...

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    Official: Local Motors chooses car design to be 3D printed [w/videos]
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    The folks from Local Motors seem like the kind of people you just want to sit down with to talk about cars for hours. They seem to have such a diverse set of influences, whether they are building offroad sport trucks like the Rally Fighter or an electrically assisted drift trike like the Verrado. ...

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    Official: Buick asks design students 'What could a Buick sedan look like in 2030?'
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    When you think of daring concept cars or emotional design-student projects, Buick probably isn't the first brand that comes to mind. It's not for lack of concepts; when General Motors ran down 11 concept-car highlights from Buick's 110-year history, three of them are from the past 15 years, with ...

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