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    Video: Idris Elba is the King of Speed
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    Automotive enthusiasts know the UK as not only the home of such legendary marques as Jaguar, Aston Martin, Lotus and Bentley, but also as the producer of some of the best car shows on television. But while Top Gear may have elevated Jeremy Clarkson et al to fame, it's the celebrity actor who ...

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    Video: Vice documentary checks out the UK's real fast and furious in Boy Racer
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    The most recent installment of the Fast & Furious franchise spent much of its time in London, and naturally that meant another one of those interchangeable nighttime party scenes with loud exhausts, loud paint jobs, loud music and loud attire. Vice magazine went to London to check out the ...

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    Teased: Zenos to unveil E10 track car next month
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    A few months ago we brought you the first teaser images of a new track car project called Zenos. Not unlike the mass exodus from Ferrari that founded ATS in the '60s, Zenos was started by Ansar Ali and Mark Edwards who formerly worked together at Caterham and Lotus. The idea is to create a ...

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    Video: Renault sets up full-scale Scalextric track in downtown London [w/poll]
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    Racing fans in the UK have been clamoring for the British Grand Prix to move from Silverstone into London proper for years, and that's almost what they'll get in June 2015 when the nascent Formula E series will race around their streets. It'll essentially amount to a full-scale Scalextric track, ...

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    Video: Play with this interactive SLS AMG Black Series POV track video, courtesy of Top Gear
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    We post a lot of videos on Autoblog, but we aren't sure we've ever posted one quite like this. This is a video of Top Gear's Stig lapping the Dunsfold test track in a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series. But even for the talented video crews at TG, this isn't everyday fare. A 360-degree, ...

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    ETC: UK man avoids fine after snail eats his car's tax disc
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    Cars in the United Kingdom are required to have what's known as a tax disc - a little, circular sticker fitted to the inside of a car's windshield. It signifies that tax has been paid on the car, and is roughly analogous to the registration stickers on some American license plates. In the US, ...

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    Breaking: 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible shown on Twitter [UPDATE w/video]
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    It hasn't yet been 12 hours since the hotly anticipated 2015 Ford Mustang has been let out into public view. After a series of evocative leaks over the course of the last days, we brought you a full deep dive of the sixth-generation pony car at the dawning of today. And yet, here we are rushing ...

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    Auctions: Ecurie Ecosse collection brings in millions
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    It's rare to see an entire racing team's collection go up for auction at once, but that's just what happened this past weekend at Bonhams' new headquarters in London, where the above Ecurrie Ecosse collection brought in top dollar (or pound, anyway). The collection, whose consignment we first ...

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    Motorsports: Honda to field this awesome Civic Tourer wagon in BTCC next season
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    We all know that the letters BTCC stand for British Touring Car Championship. But one of those Cs might as well stand for Civic, so dominant has the Honda team been in one of the most competitive tin-top racing series in the world. Honda has taken the manufacturers' and teams' titles in the BTCC ...

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    Video: Watch an owner compare his Pagani Huayra and Zonda at Goodwood
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    It's not often that you'll find a Pagani Zonda and a Pagani Huayra in the same place, at the same time - much less on a racetrack. Pagani makes incredibly rare supercars. But Peter Read owns both a 2005 Zonda Roadster and a new Huayra, so he decided to bring them to Goodwood Circuit for a little ...

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    Report: Nissan to give Qashqai the Nismo treatment
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    Nismo is on a bit of a rampage lately. Once consigned to the fringes, Nissan has taken its performance sub-brand into the mainstream and let it loose on a whole mess of its products. The Juke Nismo was followed by a 370Z Nismo, and in Los Angeles, we saw the GT-R Nismo, Sentra Nismo concept and ...

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    Official: Jaguar-Land Rover builds millionth vehicle at Halewood
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    Jaguar-Land Rover is not what you'd call a volume automaker by any stretch of the imagination. But in the dozen years since it started manufacturing at its Halewood plant near Liverpool, England, the automaker has already built its millionth vehicle. The landmark vehicle is a Range Rover Evoque, ...

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    Official: Castle Three crowd-funding retro three-wheeler rival revival [w/video]
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    Whether it's a Canadian-built Campagna or a British-built Morgan, there's something deliciously different about driving a three-wheeled retro roadster. And now it looks like they could have some competition on their hands. The name is Castle Three Motor Company, and before you go writing it off ...

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    Official: Lotus to receive $16M government grant
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    Troubled British automaker Lotus is getting a second infusion of cash following a 100-million-pound ($161.5-million) investment by its parent company DRB-Hicom that was made in August. The substantially smaller investment, a mere 10 million pounds ($16.2 million), comes from the British ...

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    Report: Kubica crashes out of first full WRC event [w/video]
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    Robert Kubica seems to have more bad luck than most top-tier race car drivers, but maybe that's because his high-profile crashes since 2011 have garnered more media attention than his achievements. When we left off with him last month, he was within spitting distance of winning WRC2, and he ...

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    Official: This Jaguar E-Type is an even longer-legged feline
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    Paul Branstad loves the shape and purity of the Series 1 Jaguar E-Type, produced from 1961 to 1968, but appreciates the longer length of the Series 3 V12 model, which affords occupants a more comfortable space in which to enjoy long trips. So when Branstad brought his damaged left-hand-drive 1968 ...

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    Spy Shots: Jaguar testing facelifted XJ in UK
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    Europe's flagship luxury sedans don't go through their lifecycles quite as quickly as other models need to, but with the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class hitting the road, Jaguar must feel it's time for a little update for its XJ sedan. And as these spy shots demonstrate, that's just what it has in ...

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    Video: Get lost in Evo's sublime 2013 Car of the Year testing
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    Every year Evo stages its Car of the Year test, bringing the best performance cars in the world to one location for an epic shootout. This year the magazine pitted eight CotY finalists against each other on Route Napoleon in Southern France - Evo claims it's the "best road in the world" - and ...

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    Official: Morgan board stands by decision to axe Charles
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    In case you haven't been following, there's been a bit of an upheaval in the ranks of a small British automaker – cottage industry, really – called Morgan. The company is known for making retro sports cars just like they've been doing for the past century – sometimes with wooden ...

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    Teased: Nissan reveals the face of the new Qashqai
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    Last week Nissan revealed the first teaser image previewing its upcoming new Qashqai. That one was wearing a big sheet and showed us little other than its basic shape and a few highlighted details, but now the Japanese automaker has released the first undisguised-ish image of the new ...

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