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8Top Gear to air Argentina special in December

The Top Gear crew may have encountered more of an "episode" than they bargained for on their recent trip to Argentina. But before the team had to flee the country under the imminent threat of violence, they apparently got enough footage to put together a TV special, and that special will air in two parts after Christmas.

45Top Gear seeks to recover cars from controversial Argentina episode

A couple of months ago, the team from Top Gear ticked off masses of locals in Argentina and had to flee the country – leaving their cars behind. Now it seems the BBC crew is trying to get those cars back.

44Clarkson recounts Top Gear's escape from Argentina, 'thousands chased crew'

"Our local fixers advised that we stop filming immediately, leave the cars on the gradients and go to a nearby hotel." – Jeremy Clarkson

117Top Gear hosts pelted with stones, flee Argentina [w/video]

Top Gear has a reputation for many things. Chief among those is its use of staged situations and its uncanny ability to insult cultures and ethnic groups across the world. Occasionally, though, we have to give the team of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May the benefit of the doubt.

296GM pumping $450M into Argentine plant for new model

General Motors has announced that it will invest $450 million in its Rosario Automotive Complex in Argentina between 2013 and 2015. The cash will go toward tooling up for an all-new Chevrolet product to be exported globally. Details concerning what that new vehicle could be or where exactly it will be sold are nil, though GM said it will be based on a current global platform and that it will serve both regional and domestic markets.

22Argentine driver Guido Falaschi killed in final lap crash

Motorsports fans are mourning the passing of Guido Falaschi. The 22-year-old Argentine driver was killed Sunday during the last lap of Turismo Carretera when he lost control of his Ford Falcon touring car in an attempt to avoid a collision with a lapped racer. Falaschi's race car slid across a gravel trap and into a tire barrier before being struck by another car and rolling back onto the race course. His vehicle was then struck by a second race car driven by Nestor Girolami. Doctors confirmed F

29Argentina forcing carmakers to export wine, peanuts and chicken feed

Want to sell cars in Argentina? Be prepared to get into the wine business. Or the rice, peanut, chicken feed, biodiesel or bottled water businesses. Or anything else of value, really.

21Stock car racing comes to.... Antarctica?!

Argentina has apparently brought stock car racing to Antarctica for the very first time. The Asociacion Corredores Turismo Carretera recently teamed up with the Argentina Air Force and the interior ministry to bring one racer to the frozen continent. Hugo Mazzacane, vice president of the racing organization, piloted the car down 3,937 feet of runway in temperatures of four degrees below zero, Fahrenheit. We aren't exactly sure of the motivations behind the stunt, but our Google Translator inform

14Donto Motors P1 to take on Ariel Atom, KTM X-Bow

Donto Motors P1 – Click above for high-res image gallery

26Report: Dakar imposters busted with 800+ kilos of cocaine in faux rally truck

Smugglers are, by nature, a crafty bunch. Slaves to the market forces of supply and demand, drug runners risk liberty and limb to pedal their life-ruining wares around the world. Doing so requires a healthy helping of creativity, so it should come as no surprise that an Ibiza-based drug ring tried to use a fake Paris-Dakar support truck to move vast sums of drugs from Argentina to the Spanish port of Bilbao.

28Video: Standing water + train = car wash!

Luckily, no one on the overpass appears to be driving a convertible - Click above to watch the video after the jump

19Toyota secures lithium supply deal in Argentina

Assuming that lithium-based batteries continues to be the chosen technology of choice for future hybrids and electric vehicles, the world's vast supplies of the metal are going to be in demand. As such, it's decidedly unsurprising to hear that Toyota (via Toyota Tsusho Corp., a trading house 22 percent-owned by the automaker) has inked a deal with Australian-based Orocobre Ltd. in Argentina to secure a large source of lithium.

42Volkswagen continues inscrutable naming practice with new Amarok pickup

2008 Volkswagen Concept Pickup - Click above for a high-res gallery

22VIDEO: Sebastien Loeb does the Gymkhana dance

Follow the jump to watch Sebastien Loeb demonstrate his talents

8Argentina motorbike manufacturer launches CNG bike

Argentina's most important motorbike manufacturer, Zanella, has announced its first factory-installed CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) powered bike. The bike, which is a converted RX150 model, has 150 cc displacement and the conversion adds two tanks of gas for a range of approximately 200 kilometers (120 miles). The tanks can store 1.4 m3 of natural gas and are located in the same place as the fuel tank. Interestingly, a small reservoir that holds 3.5 liters of gasoline remains on board for emergen

12Former F1 driver Carlos Reutemann running for President of Argentina

There's not much of a shelf life for professional racing drivers. Around the time when the rest of us are just getting our careers started, they're already in their prime. Especially in Formula One: a few years ago, Fernando Alonso set the record of youngest world champion at 24, which was beaten last season by Lewis Hamilton at 23. And while a handful of drivers will stay in the sport into their late 30's or resort to other series after hitting their peaks, most of them, like other sports figur

2Big luxury SUVs are "bulldozers" against the earth with biodiesel

We are not crazy: The image above is Greenpeace Argentina's way to protest against the country's efforts to produce soy-based biodiesel. The activist group took a Mercedes ML and a Porsche Cayenne and made them look like bulldozers to illustrate the idea that soy biodiesel destroys native forests and pollutes more than might be expected by most people. The two SUVs featured German flags, because not only these two cars belong to German brands, but because most of Argentina's soy product is expor

22America to get high speed rail

Before you get too excited by the headline, I should clarify that by "America," I mean South America. And by "South America," I mean Argentina. An editorial in the International Railway Journal strikes an optimistic note on the surge of plans for high speed rail construction and expansion worldwide, focusing particular attention on projects in Argentina, Italy, and China. David Briginshaw, editor-in-chief of the trade publication, is confident that, "These events look set to have a profound impa

AddStudy finds Argentinian soy biodiesel an artificial business

According to a recent article by El Enfiteuta, soy biodiesel is alive and well in Argentina thanks to artificial hype derived from treating biodiesel and pure soy oil different fiscally. This conclusion appears in a report by the University of Buenos Aires's CESPA (an academic center focused on studies of the country's economy), which focused on the potentials of biofuels in Argentina.

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