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    Official: Volkswagen GTI Roadster Vision Gran Turismo revealed at W├Ârthersee
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    Last week, we brought you sketches of the Volkswagen GTI Roadster Vision Gran Turismo – a slick, low-cut, two-seat, open-top take on the stalwart GTI, designed specifically for Gran Turismo 6. Now, we have the official images as the car makes its debut at the annual Wörthersee ...

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    Official: Zagato Lamborghini 5-95 successfully aims to be an instant collectible [w/video]
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    1965 was the first time Zagato and Lamborghini hooked up, when the Milanese coachbuilder created the Lamborghini 3500 GTZ for Marquis Gerino Gerini. There have been several more collaborations since then, the one you see above being the latest: the Lamborghini 5-95, created for collector Albert ...

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    Official: BMW Concept Roadster has two fewer wheels than we were expecting
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    The annual Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este on the shores of Lake Como is an opportunity for some of the most beautiful vehicles in the world to descend on one of the poshest places on earth each year. Unsurprisingly, the event is also increasingly the chance for automakers to debut exclusive ...

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    Report: Mercedes sees room for C-Class four-door coupe
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    The Mercedes-Benz C-Class isn't on sale in the US yet, and there are already rumors of even more variants for the platform on the way. Mercedes is reportedly working on a four-door coupe model of its executive sedan with styling derived from the CLS-Class four-door coupe, in an effort take on the ...

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    Video: Watch this real-life Transformer turn into a car and drive
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    We're sure this human-size Transformer would say that he does it for the kids, but somehow we think there's just as much adult-spec geeking out for anyone so in love with Transformers that they would be willing to build a costume and walk around wearing it in public. And, if we're honest, we ...

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    Video: Bentley designers talk about Intelligent Details
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    Bentley Director of Design Luc Donckerwolke certainly thinks highly of the vehicles he creates. "We are the only ones that offer performance compatible with luxury," he says in Intelligent Details, a new short documentary commissioned by the brand. While that might be a bit hyperbolic (the ...

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    Report: 6 car mashups that God never intended
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    In the 2000s, the musical mashup genre saw a peak of popularity with releases like The Grey Album from Danger Mouse that mixed The Beatles and Jay-Z. UK artist James Pursey from Carwow decided to take the same concept of shoehorning two disparate things together but applied the concept to cars. ...

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    Report: Next VW CC could get A7-like fastback bodystyle
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    It appears that despite slowing sales, Volkswagen isn't ready to give up on its dapper CC sedan yet. VW of America CEO Michael Horn says that a sleek, new design is being worked on and could be here in about two years. Horn tells Motor Trend that there are two ways for the next CC's design to go ...

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    Official: Rolls-Royce debuts Phantom Drophead Coupe Waterspeed Collection
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    For the next act in its Bespoke Collection, Rolls-Royce has found one of its own to celebrate with the Phantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed Collection, noting the achievements of British land and water record-holder Sir Malcolm Campbell. Like a few other racers of his era in the 1920s and ...

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    Official: Volkswagen wants you to help design its new concept
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    Volkswagen wants a new concept car for a video game, and some of you are being invited to design one - we say "some of you" because the Volkswagen Design Contest is only open to students enrolled in design-related studies. If you can get over that hurdle, then you'll be glad to know that the ...

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    ETC: Cars and coffee combine to make invigorating art [w/video]
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    Let's be honest; without coffee, nothing would ever get done. The cup of joe has done more to boost productivity than just about anything else on the planet. However, Romanian artist Adrian Mitu has found a new use for java – making fascinating automotive art. Mitu's style is really cool ...

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    Official: BMW i creates high-design solar charging carport
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    With the first deliveries of the i3 under way, and the recent i8 press launch, the marketing push in the US for the BMW electric sub-brand has begun. These i vehicles are supposed to have a completely different feel from the rest of the brand's lineup. To complement their earth-friendly ethos, ...

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    Two Wheels: Ugly Moto makes beautiful motorcycle art [w/video]
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    Ugly Moto is a horrible name for a company that makes such wonderful motorcycle art. The creation of artist Francis Ooi, the company's illustrations focus on some of the iconic racing bikes of the 1960s and 1970s. The artwork has an elegant simplicity that really makes it pop. It would fit just ...

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    Report: Vladimir Putin's all-Russian limo revealed
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    It seems like you can't turn on the news this year without seeing the icy stare of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Whether he's opening the Olympics, sending troops to the Ukrainian border or just riding a horse while shirtless, he's seemingly everywhere. But behind the scenes, Putin has a big ...

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    Official: VW introduces radically different new consumer site, draws mixed reviews
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    The one thing that is certain in life is change, especially in the fast-moving world of the internet. So it's not usually news when an automaker redesigns its website. However, Volkswagen of America just launched a major revamp of its site to try and make it a less intimidating way to research ...

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    Report: Landwind E32 is a shameless Chinese Evoque knockoff
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    If you thought the Kawei K1 pickup that we featured previously was a pretty blatant example of a Chinese automaker ripping off another company's design, you haven't seen anything yet. Meet the Landwind E32. Does it remind you of anything? A Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, perhaps? These patent ...

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    Official: VW Bus-based Dub Box does retro caravanning and food trucks right [w/videos]
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    Whether known as the Transporter, Kombi or simply the Bus, the Volkswagen Type 2 became almost as much of a style icon as the Beetle, but it just went out of production. However, a couple in England is keeping the design alive with its Dub Box camper. Mixing the classic, '60s VW look with retro ...

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    Official: Buick shows off new Ultra Luxury Interior for LaCrosse
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    The options sheet of the 2014 Buick LaCrosse gets all kinds of fancy with the addition of the Ultra Luxury Interior. Pointing its Tri-Shield logo at the world of haute luxury, the cabin treatment combines sangria leather with ebony accents, shadow tamo ash wood trim and a microsuede headliner to ...

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    Official: Chevy Corvette goes coastal with Atlantic, Pacific design packages
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    Chevrolet is weighing in on the eternal battle of east coast versus west coast with two new special-edition 2015 Corvette Stingray models. If you're in the market for a few stylistic upgrades to your 'Vette, these models bring it, but they are otherwise mechanically identical to the standard ...

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    Beijing: Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV blurs lines in Beijing
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    With apologies to Robin Thicke (and to anyone offended by his unarguably catchy hit song), but Mercedes-Benz has just shown that BMW isn't the only automaker that knows how to blur the lines between seemingly unrelated market niches to create something new entirely. The subject today is the ...

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