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    Motorsports: Race Recap: At the Abu Dhabi grand prix, the caravan chases a mirage
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    Both championships have been claimed this year, with Sebastian Vettel taking the Driver Championship and Infiniti Red Bull Racing the Constructor's. But there's no skunk rule in Formula One, so the last three races of the schedule are going on as scheduled. Abu Dhabi was the latest venue, and ...

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    Report: Dubai claims debut of Toyota GT86 sedan concept
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    Typically, when the organizers of an auto show reveal that a new car will debut at their show, we take notice. But this particular claim from the Dubai International Motor Show ought to be taken with a grain of salt. As our compatriots at AutoGuide discovered, the Facebook page for the Emirates ...

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    Official: Rolls-Royce celebrates Goodwood with Chicane edition Phantom Coupe
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    Of all the automakers out there, perhaps none scream "race track" as quietly as Rolls-Royce. But the British luxury automaker has its home near the Goodwood Motor Circuit, and has honored that proximity with its latest special edition. Called the Chicane, it's based on the Phantom Coupe and is ...

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    Official: Rolls-Royce reveals Ghawwass edition Phantom Coupe
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    This is the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Ghawwass Bespoke Edition, the latest car to join the long and distinguished line of Rolls-Royce limited editions that have arrived over the years. With that in mind, we'll allow you one guess as to what market this limited edition is destined for. If you ...

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    Report: Saudi cleric under fire after saying women risk hurting ovaries if they drive
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    In Saudi Arabia, where only men can earn a driver's license, a conservative cleric is drawing criticism for saying that women risk damaging their ovaries and bearing children with clinical problems if they drive, The Guardian reports. The cleric, Sheikh Saleh bin Saad al-Lohaidan, made the ...

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    Video: Nissan Patrol modified for backseat drivers
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    The McLaren F1 is most famous for holding the production-car top-speed record for over a decade, but it also made a name for itself by being one of the only production cars with a central driving position, a feature that's extremely rare. But in the world of custom cars, anything can happen. ...

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    Video: Nissan Patrol attempts Guinness record with 170-ton cargo plane tow
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    Yesterday, Nissan teased us with a video showing a Patrol pulling up to a 170-ton cargo plane at an airport in the Middle East – we could only assume that the not-for-America sports utility vehicle would attempt to tow the jet. Well, somebody leaked the official Nissan video, which indeed ...

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    Official: Ex-Volvo boss Stefan Jacoby to head GM's international operations
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    He was too talented not to surface somewhere, we just didn't know where and when. Nine months ago, Stefan Jacoby stepped down from his post as Volvo CEO, a move that caught many off guard. At the time, the separation was called "amicable," but word is that the strong-willed executive clashed with ...

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    Report: GM sales chief Batey to be named global head of Chevrolet
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    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that General Motors is on the verge of naming current US sales chief, Alan Batey, as the new global head of the Chevrolet brand. Batey has been accruing relevant international experience with GM for quite some time now, holding executive management positions in ...

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    Report: Porsche-Piech buy 10% stake in VW's holding company
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    In August, 2009, as the scuttled merger of Porsche and Volkswagen had gone bad and Porsche was backed up against the ropes, Porsche Automobil Holding SE (PAHSE) relinquished a ten-percent stake in itself to Qatar Holdings as well as options it held on 17 percent of VW shares. The sale meant that, ...

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    Report: Nissan recalling 841k vehicles overseas for steering wheel trouble
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    A possible issue with a steering wheel bolt in the Nissan Micra (shown) and Cube from the 2002 to 2006 model years has Nissan recalling roughly 841,000 units on four continents, as well as Oceania and the Middle East. On the affected cars, the bolt may not have been tightened properly, which ...

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    Report: Of course, Dubai Police add Bugatti Veyron to fleet
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    Well, now it's official: Nobody in Dubai is going to be able to outrun the police. You see, in addition to the Aston Martin One-77, Ferrari FF and Lamborghini Aventador that were already part of its stable of police cars, the constabulary in Dubai have most recently procured a Bugatti Veyron to ...

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    Report: Ferrari looking to become even more exclusive
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    While most automakers are clawing and scratching for every possible sale, it sounds like Ferrari is content in losing a few potential customers in the name of better exclusivity and higher profits. Autocar reports that Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo recently stated that the Italian ...

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    Report: Justin Bieber drives Lambo to six speeding tickets in Dubai
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    Huffington Post and Gulf News are reporting that pop star (and by all accounts, terrible driver) Justin Bieber has racked up a number of speeding fines while driving past speed cameras at excessive velocities in Dubai. Piloting his Lamborghini Aventador on Dubai's Shaikh Zayed Road this past ...

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    Report: Dubai police add Aston Martin One-77 plus Bentley and SLS AMG to exotic fleet
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    GulfNews.com reports the Dubai Police will add even more exotic cars to its fleet of law enforcement vehicles. As you may recall, the city's police department already has a Ferrari FF and a Lamborghini Aventador. Now it looks as if officers will be able to patrol the streets in an Aston Martin ...

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    Video: Plane crash at Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan caught on dash cam
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    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World out there, folks. As if you needed further evidence to support the claim, the video posted below is sure to reinforce the notion that the recently ubiquitous dash cam craze in other parts of the world seemingly captures every moment of life. And, as we've seen in ...

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    Motorsports: Race Recap: 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix follows the template of this year and last [spoilers]
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    The sand, the wind, the penalties, the contact and the one crash – all of them collided to make the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix a surprise affair from day to day and lap to lap. Oh, and did we mention the tires? Pirelli made a last-minute swap after the amusement park ride that the ...

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    Report: Dubai police add Ferrari FF to keep Lambo company
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    Supercars are a sulky lot by nature. Leave them to their own devices and they'll quickly grow despondent. That's why so many owners have more than one exotic in the stable. The Dubai Police seem to have caught on to that fact, having just added a Ferrari FF to help keep the force's new ...

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    Report: Protests embroil F1 in Bahrain yet again [w/video]
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    Law enforcement in Bahrain is once again cracking down on pro-democracy protesters ahead of the upcoming Bahrain Grand Prix. The Formula One race focuses the world's attention on the Middle Eastern kingdom each year, and protesters take the occasion to demonstrate against the ruling family. This ...

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    Read This: 'Top Gear'... beloved in Iran?
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    It's true. Top Gear has been hitting airwaves in Iran since 2009, and since then, the program has garnered an impressive following. Mozaffar Shafeie, an actor who translates Jeremy Clarkson's musings into Farsi for the show, routinely finds himself signing autographs for fans. While the BBC can't ...

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