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    Video: Kaz: Pushing The Virtual Divide Gran Turismo documentary now free on YouTube
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    The video game Gran Turismo arguably wasn't the first great driving simulator, but it came along at just the right time to do things no other console game had ever done so well before. First, the Sony PlayStation allowed for 3D graphics that could create a recognizable model of a car in 360 degrees. Also, GT offered a huge breadth of vehicles that could ...

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    California first to likely give extra funds to low-income EV buyers
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    If you're of the opinion that current federal and state support for electric vehicle shoppers in the US are really just hand-outs to the already well-to-do, you might like what California State Senator Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) is up to. De Leon sponsored a bill earlier this year called the Charge Ahead California Initiative (State Bill 1275) which ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 8.27.14
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    2014 Kia Forte Koup reviewed It's not a sports car, but the Kia Forte Koup offers 200 turbocharged horsepower, a six-speed manual transmission, and retuned suspension geometry to make it a more engaging offering than its sedan counterpart. But does all that add up to a car that's actually engaging for enthusiasts? Brandon Turkus puts one to the test in ...

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    Report: NHTSA opens investigation into Ford Explorer PI brakes
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    This year more than most, it's pleasant when we can string together a few days without word of an automaker or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announcing a bunch of new recalls. It's seemingly been a little quiet on this front lately (barring a spider-related Suzuki issue revealed early today), but now we have word of the government ...

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    Report: Buick Envision spied fully disrobed in China
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    The Buick Envision crossover is supposed to have its big reveal on August 28 and be on display at the Chengdu Motor Show, but apparently the new midsize crossover just can't wait to meet its public. Car News China caught a completely undisguised example parking outside of the convention center where the show is held. The Buick designers are going right ...

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    National Plug In Week grows to 115 cities across 35 states for 2014
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    Forget about one National Plug In Day. We're going to need seven this year. And lots of cities will be participating in the party. National Plug In Day is becoming National Drive Electric Week for 2014, with festivities taking place between September 15 and 21, according to advocacy group Plug in America. Organizers expect at least 35,000 attendees to ...

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    Video: Ford GT designer Camilo Pardo wins Motor City Masters
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    Motor City Masters pulled off its concept of Project Runway for cars rather well. In the end, the TruTV reality series came down to former Ford designer Camilo Pardo and multi-disciplined designer Bryan Thompson, but Pardo was always kind of the show's ringer as the person instrumental in the gorgeous shape of the Ford GT. In addition to the title of ...

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    Spy Shots: Ferrari 458 M spotted, is there a turbo under there?
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    While it's still absolutely beautiful and a performance marvel (especially in Speciale trim), the Ferrari 458 Italia has to keep up with the rapidly evolving world in supercars if it wants to continue its success. Ferrari seems to know that it can't sit back and relax, because we're now seeing a disguised 458 testing for the second time. Since we first ...

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    Official: New entry-level Mercedes SL400 drops price of range by over $20k
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    As one of the premier luxury droptops from Mercedes-Benz, the SL-Class has never been an inexpensive proposition. But the German brand is making it a little bit more accessible for the 2015 model year with its new SL400. The new entry-level model has quietly shown up on Mercedes' consumer site, and pricing starts at $84,000, plus the usual $925 ...

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    Video: This forgotten Chrysler was its bid for Humvee contract
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    Today, the Humvee might be as associated with the dead automotive brand from General Motors as it is with the hard-working truck that has long served as one of the backbone vehicles of America's military. But Autoline host John McElroy is showing off a practically unknown part of the model's story by digging out some old photos from his personal ...

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    Recharge Wrap-Up: Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid bus, SiC could make Tesla Model S $6,000 cheaper
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    Volvo is officially introducing its 7900 Electric Hybrid bus at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Germany next month. The coach bus reduces carbon emissions by up to 75 percent, and does its part to reduce noise pollution as well. It uses 60 percent less energy than comparable diesel buses. In city routes, it runs on electricity an average of 70 percent ...

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    Recalls: Suzuki Kizashi recalled due to pesky spiders
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    Spiders seem to love the fuel tanks of Japanese sedans. Mazda had to recall its Mazda6 twice for arachnid webs blocking their car's vent lines. Now, the Suzuki Kizashi is also being called in because spiders can block the car's evaporative canister vent hose, a condition which could cause excessive negative pressure in the tank, eventually leading to a ...

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    Video: Miata driver pulls off hilariously diabolical move in fender-to-fender racing
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    Racing is all about finding the little advantages over competitors that allow you to get ahead. Sometimes those are legitimate means – like being able to take advantage of a better line through a corner – and other times drivers get a little more creative for a leg up over opponents. Sometimes things might even go a little too far. Case in ...

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    Report: Porsche's former CEO Wiedeking to stand trial over VW-share manipulation
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    Former Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking (left in the above photo) could potentially be facing some time in the slammer after all. The last we had heard, he and former Chief Financial Officer Holger Haerter (right) had avoided a trial in April due to a lack of evidence. However, an appeals court in Stuttgart has looked at the case again and overruled the ...

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    Report: States have failed to spend nearly $540M in federal highway safety grants
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    A new report from the Department of Transportation's Office of the Inspector General has revealed yet another fiasco in highway funding. No, it's not a misuse of federal funds. Instead, it's a complete and total lack of use for government monies. In this case, the DOT's inspector general has discovered that over half a billion dollars in highway safety ...

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    Brammo offers massive price drop on electric motorcycles
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    The sun may be setting on summer, but it's just rising on the best electric motorcycle deal ever. Brammo has just launched an end-of-summer promotion that chops thousands of dollars off the price tags of several of its models. If you've been mulling a move to a two-wheeled electric vehicle, this is likely the best value you will see for some time. The ...

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    Spy Shots: Bizarre Levante mule proves SUV will ride on Maserati platform
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    When Chrysler was developing the current Jeep Cherokee, matte black, lifted Alfa Romeo Giuliettas weren't an unusual site around the company's Auburn Hills, MI headquarters. That's because the Jeep rides on a modified version of the Alfa's platform. Judging by these images, Maserati is following a similar path for the upcoming Levante. The presence of ...

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    Video: Watch a McLaren P1 get tormented by a BAC Mono at Silverstone
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    Could there be anything more infuriating than making a million-plus-dollar investment in a vehicle like the McLaren P1, only to take it to a track and find you're unable to outrun a car that costs, without options, about 96,000 pounds ($159,000 at today's rates)? One P1 driver experienced that sort of frustration while running Silverstone, when he ...

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    Review: 2014 Kia Forte Koup SX
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    The Kia Forte and Hyundai Elantra have long followed similar paths, with each available in a four-door sedan, a five-door hatch and (most recently) a two-door coupe bodystyle. The recent death of the Hyundai Elantra Coupe in the US may be threatening to change the narrative on these two affordable compact lines, of course, but the Korean two-doors have a ...

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    Deep Dive: 2015 Volvo XC90
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    The new XC90 isn't just about the new XC90 – it's as much about the new generation of Volvos that will result. Around the turn of the millennium, Volvo seemed like the perfect automaker to make a crossover. It had, after all, already established for itself a reputation for building all-wheel-drive wagons for transporting families in safety and ...

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