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    Official: Silvermine 11SR track car takes shape
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    If it seems to you like every country in the Western Hemisphere is making its own track car these days, that's because they probably are. And now we have another on our hands in the form of the Silvermine 11SR. Previewed earlier this year, the Silvermine 11SR hails from the Netherlands. It's the ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi to showcase Outlander PHEV Concept-S in Paris
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    The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is rumored to finally come to the US next fall as a 2016 model. In the meantime, the Japanese brand is showing off a concept for an Outlander plug-in at the Paris Motor Show in October with a massive improvement in styling and material quality that the automaker ...

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    Official: Opel reveals production Adam S pocket rocket ahead of Paris
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    General Motors makes plenty of performance machinery, but it isn't huge in hot hatches. The closest you can get Stateside is the Chevy Sonic RS, and, while a perfectly reasonable vehicle in its own right, let's just say it doesn't quite keep pace with its European and Japanese rivals. GM does ...

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    Report: Is Lamborghini readying a hybrid for Paris?
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    Lamborghini had us seriously stumped when it released its teaser (above) for a new vehicle that'll debut at the upcoming Paris Motor Show. The image seemed to depict a fastback GT somewhat reminiscent of Lambo's earlier 2+2 models like the Espada, and was accompanied by the sentence, "Once ...

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    Video: Ford opens the doors on its Swedish rally skunkworks
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    It's always amazing to see how different kinds of racecars are made. Formula One racers are often constructed in modern architectural marvels that hint at some of the cutting-edge technology going into the racing. Conversely, rallying is all about sliding around on a varied course as fast as ...

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    Official: Peugeot Quartz Concept is sinister 500-hp hybrid crossover
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    The Peugeot family might be going back to their pepper mill business since losing a big stake in the company, but the automaker itself is still hard at work with a new concept for the Paris Motor Show. Its latest creation is the Peugeot Quartz that imagines a high-performance CUV with a ...

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    Official: Vencer Sarthe supercar emerges out of The Netherlands
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    Plans change, and hopefully as an idea evolves along the way, it gets even better by the end. That mantra appears to be the case with the Vencer Sarthe supercar that is finally heading into production for the 2015 model year. It has had some significant changes over its two years of ...

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    ETC: Austrian policeman victim of explosive poo trap
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    My cousins lived next to a big cow pasture in Platteville, WI, when we were all kids. Those boys knew how to have a good time in the country, and when my brother and I came to visit one year, they divulged the fun that could be had by rigging cow patties (that's a pile of poo, for you city ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 9.18.14
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    Quick Spin: 2014 Kia Cee'd GT We're undergoing somewhat of a Hot Hatch Revival here in America these days, but the sad truth is that for every Volkswagen GTI and Ford Focus ST we can buy, the average European shopper has three to choose from. So, if we can't beat 'em, we'll borrow 'em. We ...

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    Quick Spin: 2014 Kia Cee'd GT
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    Kia may be an automaker with a lot going for it these days, but it's not yet one that takes pains to appeal to performance enthusiasts. Aside from its Pirelli World Challenge team, it doesn't support any major racing programs to speak of. And despite having showcased such concepts as the GT4 ...

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    Report: DS models to lose Citroen badging
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    The Citroën Divine DS Concept won't be the only model in the newly separated DS sub-brand to ditch its Chevrons. In fact, the entire DS line will go without the iconic badge, according to PSA Chairman Carlos Tavares. The goal, Tavares told Autocar, was to continue to distance the DS line ...

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    Report: Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider will make Paris debut
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    The news out of Ferrari is coming nearly as fast as its wonderful sports cars, as of late, with CEO Luca di Montezemolo stepping down and a special model for America upcoming. Now, it's looking increasingly likely that the 458 Speciale Spider is making its world debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show ...

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    Official: Honda Jazz looks like a good fit for Paris
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    The quirky, utilitarian little hatchback that we know as the Honda Fit in the US carries the more melodious Jazz name in Europe. And while the newest Fit is already on sale in our market, folks are still waiting for it across the pond. Honda is unveiling its new Jazz Prototype to the 2014 Paris ...

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    Official: Citroen and Ines de La Fressange Paris show off two new concepts
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    Citroën is taking some inspiration from the famous Parisian style with two new, chic concepts based on the DS3 (above) and DS3 Cabrio (right) with input from the fashion house Ines de La Fressange Paris. There aren't any actual mechanical tweaks to them; they just show what the cars could ...

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    Official: Ford unveils next-gen S-Max in Europe
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    Let's get this unfortunate though important tidbit out of the way right off the bat: The Ford S-Max isn't sold in the United States, and it's not coming here, at least not anytime soon. And so it's with our European friends in mind that we share this information about the next-gen S-Max ...

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    Official: Porsche offers detuned Boxster and Cayman 211 in Europe
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    Looking at a new Porsche Boxster? First of all, we commend you on your choice, because in its latest iteration, the Boxster has sped out from under the shadow of the 911 and into its own. But now to choose: do you get the base model with 265 horsepower, the Boxster S with 315 hp, or the ...

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    Report: ZF buying TRW for $12.4B, creates second-largest supplier
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    Two well-known companies in the industry will combine to create the second-largest auto parts supplier in the world. ZF Friedrichshafen AG, best known for its transmissions, has announced it is buying TRW Automotive Holdings, a major player in safety tech, as part of an approximately ...

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    Spy Shots: Toyota Hilux successor spotted
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    The midsize truck segment is suddenly seemingly exploding with new vehicles worldwide, even here in North America. Not only will the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon be available very soon, Toyota is already testing a replacement for its aging Tacoma and Honda has promised a Ridgeline ...

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    Video: Donkervoort D8 GTO is the meanest Lotus 7 knock-off you've ever heard
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    Dutch company Donkervoort may have launched its nutty D8 GTO a few years ago already, but that doesn't mean we find the car any less insane today. With 380 turbocharged horsepower produced by its Audi-sourced 2.5-liter engine, and just about 1,500 pounds to move around (plus driver), the Lotus ...

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    Official: Infiniti darkens down QX70S Design for Paris debut [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: Infiniti offers a similar package in North America, introduced on the QX70 3.7 as the Sport Package along with the MY2015 updates rolled out a few months ago. Dig the Infiniti QX70 but wish it were just a touch more low-key? Infiniti will have the answer at the fast-approaching Paris ...

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