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    Video: Audi R18 suffers huge crash during Le Mans practice, driver conscious and alert
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    Loic Duval, driver of the #1 Audi R18 E-tron Quattro, suffered a massive crash today during free practice for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Duval's car reportedly went off track backwards at high speed near the Porsche Curves and flew into the retaining fence. There is no video of the actual crash at ...

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    Report: Batman Tumbler team blames shoddy quality for missing out on Gumball 3000
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    Citizens of Europe, your roads are at the same time a little bit safer and a little bit more dangerous. That's because the Tumbler, a replica of Batman's crime-fighting ride in the Christopher Nolan trilogy, won't be taking part in the nonsense that is the Gumball 3000. As bad as the reputation ...

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    Video: LaFerrari, McLaren P1, Porsche 918 and Agera R take to Assen
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    It's the show-down (sort of) we've all been waiting for. The battle of the hybrid hypercars from the performance powerhouses of Europe: Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder. No one publication has managed to get their hands on all three just yet, but this video has – and ...

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    Official: Porsche celebrates Le Mans return with Martini edition 911
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    If we've said it once, we've said it a hundred times – but we'll gladly say it again: there are few racing liveries as iconic as Martini. And while those stripes have adorned countless Lancia and Ford rally cars, grand prix racers (like the latest Williams) and even speedboats, they remain ...

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    Official: Renault and Caterham officially dissolve Alpine partnership
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    It was a nice idea while it lasted, but evidently it wasn't meant to be. The joint venture established between Renault and Caterham to launch a new sports car has now come to a crashing halt. The partnership was forged in 2012 against the backdrop of increasing ties between the two companies: ...

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    Official: Arrinera to launch Hussarya 33 late next year
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    These days, it seems like everyone and their cousin wants to make their own supercar, but few actually make it to market. Arrinera is one such startup, and has been working on launching its first supercar for over four years now. Once derided as the manufacturer of Lamborghini replicas, this ...

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    Video: 2014 Red Bull Hare Erzbergrodeo was crazy, beautiful
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    The Red Bull Erzbergrodeo is four days of motocrossing events that happen on the terraced slopes of the Steirische Erzberg iron ore mine, nicknamed, "The Iron Giant." The lead photo from our post about the coming movie On Any Sunday, whivh looked like a bunch of riders trying to ride through a ...

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    Official: Brabus boosts Mercedes GLA to 400 hp
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    Crossovers are hugely popular at the moment. It didn't take long for automakers to realize that buyers would pay extra for premium versions of the little 'utes, and Mercedes-Benz recently jumped into the market in Europe with the GLA-Class (that'll be heading Stateside shortly). The Mercedes ...

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    ETC: BMW 8 Series turns 25 [w/video]
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    From the very beginning, the BMW 8 Series was a head turner. It was hardly a common sight in the first place, and the angular lines and low, pointed nose made the GT look like something special on the road. It's been 25 years since the Bavarian brand's flagship coupe of the '90s debuted, and ...

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    Report: Fiat taps Mitsubishi for European pickup
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    Mitsubishi is often derided in the US for its relatively boring lineup, Lancer Evolution aside, but the company is on the upswing worldwide, recently posting record global operating profits. The Japanese automaker may get a further boost in the near future from a rumored pickup truck deal with ...

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    Video: Leno and Ian Callum pilot Jaguar XK120 at 2014 Mille Miglia
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    Jay Leno has been in a British mood recently with his videos highlighting the McLaren P1, 1962 Norton 650SS and Steve McQueen's 1956 Jaguar XKSS. He's keeping the streak alive this week with a look at driving a Jaguar XK120 in the 2014 Mille Miglia historic rally with Jaguar Design Director Ian ...

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    Official: Audi reveals updated RS7 Sportback in Europe
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    It was just a couple of weeks ago that Audi revealed a few mild updates to its A7. It even ported those changes over to the warmed-up S7 performance version. All that was missing was the full-steam RS7, and that's precisely what we have here. Now before you get all excited, note that the new RS7 ...

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    Video: 18 McLaren F1s gather for owners club meet in Tuscany
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    It's not every day that you see a McLaren F1 on the road. Seeing two in the same place is the approximate automotive equivalent to seeing a leprechaun riding a unicorn. But eighteen? We were recently at the McLaren factory in Woking, and while there were a few notable examples on display or ...

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    Report: Tuner may sue Monaco hotel for damage caused by valet's injury
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    It's relatively common to hear about unethical valets taking a joyride and wrecking high-performance cars. However, a recent 'accident' in Monaco might be one of the weirdest cases ever. Of course, now the lawyers may get involved. Andreas Belzek, owner of tuning firm Prior Design, was driving ...

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    Report: Audi revising own history in light of 'shocking' study of Nazi-era activities
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    Daimler opened up its archives for research into its Nazi affiliations for one book published in 1990 and another in 1998. The Quandt family behind BMW had its public catharsis in 2007. The ties between the National Socialists and the Porsche and Piech families have almost rendered the Volkswagen ...

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    Report: Paris to limit speeds to under 20 mph
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    The short C'etait un Rendezvous might be one of the greatest automotive-related films ever for its ability to capture the excitement of driving at high speeds through Paris in the early morning. However, that movie is increasingly becoming a relic of a lost time, as the City of Lights continues ...

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    Official: First 500 European Ford Mustangs reserved in 30 seconds [w/video]
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    We're pretty sure that any initial concerns Ford had about selling the redesigned Mustang in Europe have been lessened considerably, after the first 500 Euro-spec 2015 Mustangs were been reserved in just 30 seconds. Moreover, 9,300 people attempted to snag one of the coveted orders for the ...

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    Official: Martin Smith retires, Joel Piaskowski in as Ford Europe design chief
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    The mind behind the look of much of the modern Ford global range is retiring. Martin Smith, Head of Ford Design in Europe, will give up his position on July 1 and will leave the company altogether at the end of the year. He will be replaced by current Strategic Concepts Group leader Joel ...

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    Official: Porsche inspecting 2,500 Euro-spec Macans for damaged brake boosters
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    Porsche is investigating a potential brake issue with 2,500 of its new Macan CUVs. The inspection focuses on the state of the brake systems following tests that discovered the brake boosters may have been damaged during assembly. Porsche has pointed out that, despite the concern, the affected ...

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    Official: Skoda interns chop down CitiJet concept for W├Ârthersee
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    Škoda doesn't sell nearly as many of its Citigo city cars as it does the Octavia, Rapid, Fabia, Yeti or Superb. In fact the Citigo is its second slowest seller, ahead only of the Roomster cargo van. That could be because it only sells the Citigo in Europe, or because, while its other ...

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