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Want a job driving the Queen of England around in her Bentley State Limousine? If you've got a UK driver's license, you can apply to be the new chauffeur at Buckingham Palace.

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Xcar wants to know whether all-wheel drive is really the best choice when the road gets slippery in a test of it against front- and rear-wheel-drive vehicles in a trio of challenges.

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Mazda is the honored brand this year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The 95-year-old marque will be the focus of the Central Feature on the lawn in front of Goodwood House, and the Le Mans-winning 787B will lead representative racers from every era of Mazda motorsport.

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The charity Greenpower Education Trust is looking for 10 local schools to build electric racecars to compete as a support race for the final Formula E rounds of the inaugural season there in June. The students will race around the same Battersea Park circuit as the faster vehicles.

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British artist Alex Chinneck hangs a Vauxhall Corsa upside down and fifteen feet in the air on a 50-foot curved ribbon of tarmac as an artistic installation in London.

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The inaugural FIA Formula E Championship will end with two races held back to back around Battersea Park on the south bank of the River Thames in London.

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The next James Bond film is shooting at Blenheim Palace in England, and we get amateur video of the Aston Martin DB10 practicing maneuvers among lots of exotic cars. The production crew has also graced us with a behind-the-scenes short from shooting in Austrian mountain passes.

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Pavegen Tiles Would Even Generate Electricity From Walkers

The design firm Gensler won an award for its proposal called the Underline to convert unused rail tunnels underneath London into routes for pedestrians and cyclists. The pathways would generate some of their own electricity from special tiles that collect the kinetic energy from people walking on them.

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Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee Stations Still Get Plenty of Action

About half of Scotland's plug-in vehicle recharging stations don't get used over the course of a month.

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Motorists in England have one more way to worry about getting stopped by the police this spring. The cops are using an unmarked semi to look down on drivers and check for any offenses, like using a cell phone or texting.

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The Lutz Pathfinder is a little electric pod that is among the first autonomous vehicles to be officially tested in public in the UK. It's part of the country's push to support the tech, and the Lutz starts testing in Milton Keynes later this year.

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says that Georgia Governor Nathan Deal recently took the initiative to fly to the UK to "make prospect calls" with Jaguar-Land Rover executives, in attempt to convince the English luxury maker to build a planned US factory in his state.

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Some of Opel's models make it to the US as Buicks. The new Corsa OPC isn't one of them, and that's a bit of a shame.

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Morgan reveals a cryptic teaser for what appears to be a new version of the Aero to debut at the upcoming 2015 Geneva Motor Show. But just what it has in store for us, exactly, we don't know.

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The European diesel backlash is continuing, as a member of the British government has come out against the popular fuel.

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Xcar has taken the all-new, third-generation Mini Challenge car, now with 275 horsepower, to the track, to see how the latest one-make racer stacks up.

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Last April the UK press reported that the Top Gear hosts were in line for a new three-year deal through 2018 - one that would pay Clarkson four million pounds per year - but the negotiations were put off during a media watchdog investigation. With that done, the deal is set to go ahead that will lock in new episodes until 2018.

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British comedian Rowan Atkinson is selling his dark purple 1997 McLaren F1 for the equivalent of about $12 million. Since owning the McLaren, Atkinson has covered 41,000 miles in it and has crashed the supercar at least twice.

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Prince Charles toured Nissan's Sunderland plant in the UK, where the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle is produced.

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Security camera footage surfaces more than a month after the incident, showing thieves driving into the lobby of Red Bull Racing headquarters in the UK and making off with the team's hard-earned trophies.

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Xcar takes a ride in the Bentley Continental GT V8 S and comes away very impressed from all of the luxury brand's tweaks for the big, comfy coupe. It even considers whether this might be the best vehicle in the company's lineup.

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