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    Official: Infiniti's Vision for Gran Turismo revealed in full [w/video]
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    Just about any car has to be designed with some sort of limitations, whether it's a production car that has to be usable on the road, a racecar that has to comply with regulations, or even a concept car that does, at the end of the day, actually need to be crafted out of real materials and ...

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    Report: BBC signs deal for theme park that could have Top Gear attractions
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    Paramount Pictures has been working for two years on plans to open a theme park about 45 minutes outside of London, called, would you believe, Paramount London. The corporate entity behind the project, London Resort Company Holdings, has signed a deal with BBC Worldwide that will allow the park ...

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    Report: Hot Wheels loses Ferrari diecast contract to Chinese company
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    If you're anything like this writer, chances are you've got a diecast model or two kicking around the house. And if one of those models replicates a Ferrari, chances are it's made by Hot Wheels. The Mattel brand secured an exclusive contract from the Maranello automaker in the late 1990s, but the ...

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    Review: The Crew [w/video]
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    Lofty promises and lovely trailers have become Ubisoft's modus operandi of late. Gaming enthusiasts as a whole have seen it in the company's other, non-auto-related franchises, while we've observed this tendency in the lead up to Ubi's latest title, The Crew. With promises of massive multiplayer ...

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    Official: Playstation's Driveclub gets dynamic weather, new tracks
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    Our impressions of the Sony Playstation 4's first racing title, DriveClub, were not particularly positive. That'd have been a real problem ten years ago, when a developer couldn't easily add new content to a game, but today's world of constantly connected consoles makes it easy for new features ...

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    Video: Streetpong is the cure for pedestrian boredom
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    A group of Germans have come up with an ingenious way to prevent jaywalking and entertain pedestrians at the same time. It's called Streetpong, and the idea is already at work in the real world at one lone intersection. Streetpong adds a small touchscreen to the buttons usually used to trigger ...

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    Teased: Infiniti previews its own Vision Gran Turismo
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    Every automaker and its parent company is lining up to design its own set of wheels for the GT6 as part of the Vision Gran Turismo program, and this latest one comes from Infiniti. Although nothing in the way of details were disclosed at this point, the two teaser images released today show ...

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    Video: Can an actual Ford F-150 ride on 4 Power Wheels F-150s?
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    A lot of kids are rough on their toys, especially when it comes to those made to be used outside, like a four-wheeled kid-size Power Wheels. Whether it's cruising through the sand box, carrying piles of rocks in the driveway or crashing around trees in the backyard, these motorized vehicles often ...

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    Official: Mazda Miata livery design contest in Forza Horizon 2
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    If you're into video games, creativity, the Mazda MX-5 Miata and South by Southwest, then there's a contest in Forza Horizon 2 you'll want to know about. Called the Livery Design Contest, your job is to head to Xbox Live sometime before midnight on January 4, 2015 and design a paint job for the ...

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    Official: Ride may be the motorcycle racing sim you've been waiting for [w/video]
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    In September Milestone, the developer behind the MotoGP videogame, announced an offering that would "alter the concept of motorcycle video games forever" called Ride, slated for release in Spring 2015 on Xbox One and 360, PlayStation 3 and 4, Steam and PC. Thanks to a press release we have a few ...

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    Report: Aussie retailers pulling updated Grand Theft Auto V from shelves
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    GTA V features an "R18+" rating in Australia, the equivalent of a "Mature" rating in the US. The re-release of Grand Theft Auto V hasn't only shoved the open-world title back into the spotlight, but it's portrayal of sex, violence and crime is getting a closer look, leading some stores in ...

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    Report: Lego Technic endurance racer pieces it all together [w/video]
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    This year's motorsports season has nearly come to an end, and it's time to settle in for the long winter. If you need something to help stay busy, Lego is preparing an awesome-looking kit for endurance racing fans. The Lego Technic 24 Hours Race Car is a pastiche of Le Mans racers like the ...

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    Official: New Forza Horizon 2 pack features Chevy Monte Carlo SS, Audi RS6 Avant [w/video]
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    The latest car pack for Forza Horizon 2 is hitting Xbox Live today, giving Xbox One owners a shot at six new vehicles that date back to 1970. Leading the charge in the hearts and minds of the Autoblog staff is, of course, the 1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS, one of the most 80s-tastic performance ...

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    Video: Just when you thought Grand Theft Auto IV couldn't get cooler... RoboCop mod happens
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    Winter isn't officially here yet, but it's starting to get darker earlier, and for large swathes of the US, it's pretty cold too. Those two factors keep a lot of people indoors for much of the season. There are few ways better of staving off cabin fever than picking up a controller and burning ...

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    Auctions: eBay Find of the Day: 25-station video gaming trailer w/ bonus Ford F-250
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    Why, you might be asking yourself, is Autoblog showing me an eBay Motors listing for a 2006 Ford F-250 and a box trailer (with a badly cropped photo to boot)? It's not because we're highly interested in this blue-collar rig, to be sure, but rather because we're interested in throwing the greatest ...

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    Featured: Quick Play: Grand Theft Auto V [w/video]
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    We've spilled a lot of virtual ink in our coverage of Grand Theft Auto V. Rockstar Games' 2013 blockbuster was arguably one of that year's very best titles, delivering a unique version of automotive mayhem, along with all the other things – guns, sex, drugs, murder, thievery and biting ...

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    Video: Watch Xcar go Razor Cart Crazy
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    Working at Autoblog is a lot of fun. Working at Xcar, though, seems like it's somehow even better, if this video is any indication. Xcar's Alex Goy and Drew Stearne have apparently been wreaking havoc in their UK offices with their avid use of Razor's hoontastic Crazy Cart. An irate HR manager ...

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    Video: Englishman builds amazing weaponized 100-hp Tuk Tuk from Far Cry 4
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    To celebrate the release of the Playstation game Far Cry 4, Ubisoft partnered with wild English inventor Colin Furze on creating a weaponized tuk tuk that in-game hero Ajay Ghale uses to combat the Royal Army of Pagan Min. The original engine in the Bajaj tuk tuk - usually good for something like ...

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    Los Angeles: Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo could only work in a video game [w/video]
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    There's something wondrous about the Vision Gran Turismo series of concepts that has let companies go wild with completely imaginary concepts for Gran Turismo. For Chevrolet's crack at the idea, it has taken a page out of its performance past with the Chaparral Can-Am racers of the '60s and '70s, ...

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    Official: Subaru Viziv GT gears up for Vision Gran Turismo action [w/video]
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    Ever wonder what it would look like if Subaru made a big brother to the BRZ, maybe to take on the Nissan GT-R or Japan's Super GT series? (Well, the BRZ already competes in the GT300 class, but we're talking about the GT500 major leagues here.) Wonder no more, car fans, because it'd probably look ...

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