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    New York 2008: Hyundai Genesis coupe, LIVE
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    Click above for a high-res rubber-burning galleryIf there were ever a fail-safe formula for a press conference, Hyundai nailed it. While we're normally forced to endure lengthy tomes about an automaker's past achievements and the blatherings of egomaniacal execs, Hyundai comes out with two Genesis ...

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    Consumer Reports releases American Top Picks for 2008
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    Any of you who consider hating on Consumer Reports a personal hobby, get ready to indulge yourself. The consumer advocate mag has just released its list of American Top Picks for 2008, and it ain't pretty. The criteria to be named a Top Pick in general by CR is steep, and the American auto industry ...

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    Webasto LiGHT Concept shown ahead of Geneva
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    Click above for a gallery of the Webasto LiGHT concept.Webasto's LiGHT concept isn't due to be unveiled for another week, but the convertible and sunroof manufacturer from Deutschland has released the first image of its drop-top, two-seater.Webasto tasked IED Automotive, associated with Istituto ...

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    Geneva '08 Preview: BMW twin-turbo diesel hybrid X5
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics X5.Every auto show nowadays has to have its fair share of "green" concepts, and Geneva won't be any different. Over at the BMW stand, the automaker will be showing off its Vision EfficientDynamics Concept that's packing a ...

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    24 Hours of Daytona kicks off 2008 Grand-Am racing season
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    click above for more interesting pics from the 2008 24 Hours of DaytonaThe 46th running of the 24 Hours of Daytona is now in the books. The annual endurance event kicked off the 2008 season of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series this past weekend, with Daytona Prototype class and production-based ...

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    Tesla Roadster to begin production on March 17th
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    Click to view in high resolution Earlier today we reported that Tesla Motors appears to have discovered a solution for the transmission troubles that have delayed production of the Roadster so far. The California-based all-electric automaker has now confirmed to Inside Line that it will begin ...

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    Barrett-Jackson 2008: Panoz Esperante Flying Car
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    Click above for high resolution photos of the car var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/Rarest_strangest_cars_sell_at_Barrett_Jackson_auction'; We doubt Danny Panoz envisioned anyone attaching wings to an Esperante, let alone actually flying one. Of course, throw Jesse James of West Coast ...

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    2008 Tokyo Auto Salon: Mugen Type-RR Experimental Spec
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    Click the image above for a high-res gallery.One of the other concepts that graced Mugen's stand in Japan at the recent Tokyo Auto Salon was the Civic Type-RR, which in addition to the obvious replacement of the entire front clip with carbon fiber pieces, also includes a K20A engine that's been ...

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    Ford hybrids to turn a profit in 2008
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    Ford's been cranking out hybrid CUVs on the CD2 platform for four years now, and with over 40,000 produced, it's gotten to be old hat. Since it started in 2004, Ford's managed to make the Escape, Mercury Mariner and Mazda Tribute 30-percent cheaper to build. That cost reduction, coupled with the ...

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    Detroit R8: Deciphering the Audi V12 TDI
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    With Audi's introduction of the Audi R8 V12 TDI, we got to look at the most unique aspect of this supercar - its diesel engine. Compression-ignition motors may be commonplace everywhere else in the transportation world, but they haven't yet infiltrated the supercar segment. This is no accident, as ...

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    Detroit 2008: Mitsubishi brings the retro to D-town
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    Click the image above for a gallery of high-res shots.During Mitsubishi's press conference on Sunday, it paid particular attention to the marque's motorsport heritage with a video montage/quiz game on how Ralliart has fared in the last quarter century of rallying and road racing. That's no ...

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    Detroit 2008: Maserati unveils special Quattroporte "Collezione Cento"
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    click images to view in high-res The Maserati Quattroporte is without a doubt one of our favorite sports sedans, exuding the kind of exotic Italian craftsmanship usually reserved for supercars and two-door GTs. But with a facelift around the corner, the Trident marque has been keeping the ...

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    Detroit 2008: Ra-Roh! Mitsubishi unveils Concept-RA
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    click above for more high-res images of the Mitsubishi Concept-RAIt's a rare day when a concept makes us visibly wretch, but Mitsubishi did just that when it ripped the sheets off its Concept-RA. Maybe it was the ill-proportioned front fascia that took all the wrong cues from a Vector, or the ...

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    Detroit 2008: 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart... we're sold
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    click above image to view more high-res images of the Lancer RalliartMitsubishi has made up for the crimes it perpetrated on enthusiasts with the last two generations of the Lancer Ralliart. In atonement for its sins, it's fitted the new Ralliart with a detuned version of the 4B11T pulled from the ...

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    Detroit 2008: Road and Travel names 2008 International Car Of The Year winners
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    Road and Travel Magazine crowned the winners of its 2008 International Car Of The Year at 12th annual NAIAS-eve ceremony last night. Honda's newly-ginormous Accord took the coronation on the car side, while Chrysler's revamped Town and Country used its slick new features to win the truck category. ...

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    Detroit 2008: 2009 Hyundai Genesis revealed, Phil Collins would be proud
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    click above for more high-res live images of the 2008 Hyunda Genesis SedanThe unveiling of the 2009 Hyundai Genesis revealed that Korean automaker wants to make this sedan "the LS400 of the 21st century," doing for Korea what Lexus did for Japanese luxury in the '90s. If that's achievable – ...

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    Toyota F1 pins its hopes on new TF108
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    'Tis the season to unveil new F1 cars, and following Ferrari's unveiling of the new F2008 and McLaren taking the wraps off its MP4/23, Toyota is next having debuted the TF108 at the team's headquarters in Cologne, Germany earlier today. The TF108 departs from last year's TF107 primarily in two ...

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    Force India delays driver announcement until January 11
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    With the majority of F1 teams gearing up to unveil their new cars, all but two have confirmed their drivers for the upcoming season. The only seats still up for grabs are with Force India and Super Aguri, and while the former was expected to confirm its drivers before the end of the year, that ...

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    Ralf Schumacher unlikely to find ride for 2008, dumps manager
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    The game of musical chairs is winding to a close, with most of the race seats for the 2008 Formula 1 season locked up. One of the few drivers left without a seat is Ralf Schumacher, who left Toyota at the end of the 2007 season. Ralf, who has won less grands prix than his brother Michael has world ...

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    Automobile names Audi R8 top car for '08; GM wins for hybrid tech
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    click above for more high-res images of the gorgeous Audi R8It's that time of year where everyone's prognosticating like Nostradamus about what the coming year will hold. The authoritative ink slingers at Automobile magazine have decided that Audi's R8 deserves the dual honors of 2008 Automobile Of ...

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