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    Report: Tesla's Musk could build flying or submersible car
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    You sometimes get the impression that Tesla CEO Elon Musk says wild things just to gauge people's reactions. You have to be crazy to think that the Hyperloop is ever going to happen. Train travel is barely accepted in much of the country. Recently, he boasted in an interview with Britain's The ...

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    Rumormill: Subaru SVX to be resurrected with hybrid power?
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    Salt. Get the salt. A new report out of Australia is claiming that Subaru is working on a new SVX. Yes, seriously. Now, this is not feasible for a pair of huge reasons. First, the demand for a two-door Subaru, as we've seen with the BRZ, has not been tremendous. Second, the original SVX was a ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #384
    Subaru WRX Concept, 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, 2015 Lincoln MKC 1402431300

    Episode #384 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing and Chris Paukert talk about rumors that the Subaru WRX Concept styling may influence the next production model, the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, and Chris' time with the 2015 Lincoln MKC. We start with what's in ...

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    Rumormill: 2015 Ferrari 458 Italia to go turbo?
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    Forced induction has definitely hit trend status when it comes to performance cars. Whether it's the supercharged Hellcat V8 in the Dodge Challenger SRT, the latest twin-turbocharged M3/M4 or even the entry-level speed of the Ford Fiesta ST, if you want the fastest car in any given segment, in ...

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    Submit Your Questions for Autoblog Podcast #383 LIVE!
    Ferrari 458 Speciale, 2015 Ford Mustang Weight, Google Autonomous Car, 2015 Subaru BRZ Series.Blue 1401750120

    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #383 this evening. Check out the topics below or drop us your questions and comments via the Q&A module. And don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so. To take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio ...

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    Report: New Porsche 4-cyl engines to range from 1.6L to 2.5L
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    Recent rumors of a turbocharged, flat-four-engine from Porsche for the Boxster (pictured testing above), Cayman and maybe other models go back over a year. The latest scuttlebutt indicates that there could be three variants on the horizon with 1.6-, 2.0- and 2.5-liter displacements and power as ...

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    Rumormill: MG studying US return? [w/poll]
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    The MG brand is synonymous with sporty droptops in the US. For decades, the British brand exported two-seaters to satiate the convertible (and coupe) needs of Baby Boomers, but there hasn't been a new MG on America's roads in a long time. However, there is an outside chance that the now ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #380
    Fiat-Chrysler Five-Year Plan, Nissan Cube, Big Rig Speed Limiters 1400017500

    Episode #380 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Chris Paukert and Seyth Miersma talk about the Fiat-Chrysler five-year plan, the seeming demise of the Nissan Cube, and proposed legislation to require speed limiters with a 68-mph maximum on America's tractor trailers. We ...

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    Report: VW Golf R 400 could produce even more than 400 horsepower
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    When Volkswagen revealed the Golf R 400 concept at the Beijing Motor Show last month, it emerged as the most extreme version of the hatchback we once called Rabbit since the bonkers GTI W12-650 concept of 2007. The main difference is that while that 641-horsepower, mid-engined, twelve-cylinder ...

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    Report: BMW planning smaller Z2 roadster
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    It's been a few years since we heard about the BMW Z2, a compact, two-seat convertible that would slot in below the aging Z4 (shown above). Now, though, the crew at Car and Driver are back with details on the oft-rumored roadster. The big shock for enthusiasts on this one is C/D's report that ...

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    Rumormill: Toyota GT86 turbo, convertible, sedan variants back on the table
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    Okay Toyota, make up your mind. Figure it out. Quit playing games with our heart. Either build a bunch of variations of the excellent GT86 (also known as the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ) or don't. At this point, we're just tired of the back and forth. After no shortage of denials, an Australian ...

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    Recalls: GM recalling 54k Cadillac SRX, HD pickup models
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    There are more recalls to report General Motors, but these latest actions pertain to newer examples of the Cadillac SRX, Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD. With so much scrutiny on the company's recall strategy, GM is under increasing pressure to call in defective models more quickly, and ...

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    Rumormill: BMW M2 reportedly green-lit
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    A BMW M2 is on the way, according to a sub-forum in the Bimmerpost empire. Of course, we're actively enjoying a few grains of salt, just to be safe, as the post doesn't mention explicit sources, saying only that "multiple inside sources (who have been accurate in the past)," have confirmed the ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #378
    Toyota Moving To Texas, BMW i8, Mark Fields Next Ford CEO, Chevrolet SS 1398893400

    Episode #378 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing, Michael Harley and Chris McGraw talk about the news of Toyota moving to Texas, the BMW i8, Mark Fields as the next Ford CEO and rumors of a manual transmission and magnetorheological shocks for the Chevrolet SS. ...

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    Podcast: Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #378 LIVE!
    Toyota Moving To Texas, BMW i8, Mark Fields Next Ford CEO, Chevrolet SS 1398804300

    After dealing with some technical difficulties last night, we're now set to record Autoblog Podcast #378 this evening. In case you missed it yesterday, check out the topics below, or drop us your questions and comments via our Q&A module. And don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast ...

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    Rumormill: Lexus IS 250 to get new turbo four?
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    "All show, no go." That's how I described the 2014 Lexus IS 250 F Sport that you see above, when I reviewed it back in November. Don't get me wrong, there's a lot to like about the new IS, but the 204-horsepower, 2.5-liter V6 in the IS 250 is not on that list. In my review, I suggested that Lexus ...

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    Report: Subaru WRX hatchback back off the table
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    It's fair to see we're rather fond of the new Subaru WRX. That's not to say we don't have a number of issues with the budget sports sedan, though. Foremost among those complaints is that it's short exactly one door. Yes, the sedan-only WRX is just fine, but we'd be lying if we said we weren't ...

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    Rumormill: Land Rover, Tata working on entry-level SUV for India?
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    Since Tata Motors bought Jaguar Land Rover in 2008, the companies have slowly begun working more closely together on development and production. However, they might be taking another big step because a recent report indicates that Land Rover and Tata may be working together on an SUV project for ...

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    Rumormill: Jaguar considering lightweight F-Type Club Sport?
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    In the market for a Jaguar F-Type? Then let us commend you, first of all, on your good taste. But you've got a difficult decision ahead of you: Do you go for the power of the V8 or the lighter weight of the V6? It's a tough call, even if the ~$30k range in price from the entry model to the ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #374
    Auto Industry Consolidation, Toyota Camry Announcement, David Brown Automotive Speedback, $8,000 Volkswagen 1396388700

    Episode #374 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Mike Harley and Steven Ewing talk about the speculation about big-time consolidation in the automotive industry, Toyota teasing an announcement about the Camry, the David Brown Automotive Speedback, and the upcoming $8,000 ...

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