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    Report: Car and Driver investigates how motorsports' HANS Device saves lives
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    It's common for people to consider the head and neck safety device, or HANS device, a millennial item, something developed ten years ago or so. But it was actually conceived after an accident in 1981 and the first prototype was donned in 1986. It sold only sporadically throughout the 90s, but ...

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    Report: Car and Driver Lightning Lap is back, throws two trucks into the mix [w/video]
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    Car and Driver is back with its annual Lightning Lap roundup for a sixth year, with 20 of the world's best vehicles taking to Virginia International Raceway to lay down the quickest time around VIR's 4.1-mile Grand West Course. Included in this year's running is a suitably diverse spread of ...

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    Official: Car and Driver reveals its 2012 10Best cars [w/video]
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    Each year, the scribes at Car and Driver go through every new vehicle on sale and pick the ten best cars available here in the United States. And while some major automotive awards are only shelled out to vehicles that are all-new or significantly updated for a certain model year, C/D's approach ...

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    Report: Car and Driver calls out J.D. Power IQS
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    Ford has taken it on the chin from J.D. Power since the carmaker rolled out its new MyFord Touch system in the 2011 Explorer. Ford's ranking in the influential Initial Quality Survey dropped from fifth last year all the way down to 23rd, in large measure because of customer dissatisfaction with ...

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    Report: Next Audi Q7 to go on radical diet, lose 770 pounds
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    Audi has set some pretty aggressive weight-cutting targets for its future line, according to Car and Driver. The German manufacturer has said that each of its model successors will be lighter than their current iterations thanks to a greater use of aluminum in their body structures. That includes ...

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    Car and Driver details ten years of Alfa Romeo delays
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    Fiat has been talking seriously about bringing Alfa Romeo back to these shores since early 2000, making a decade of delays in the brand's relaunch. Most recently, the company's debut has been pushed back to sometime in 2013. To commemorate the anniversary of Fiat's colossal history of setbacks, ...

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    Report: Volkswagen wants to bring three-row CUV, subcompact to U.S.
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    Volkswagen is working hard to make sure it accomplishes its North American assimilation plan. In order to fully realize its ambitious 800,000-unit volume target, the automaker will be required to introduce an even greater variety of vehicles into its existing lineup. Jonathan Browning, CEO of ...

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    Veteran journalist Gillies takes job as VW product and technology communications manager
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    Former Car and Driver executive editor and veteran automotive journalist Mark Gillies has signed on with the Volkswagen PR machine as product and technology communications manager. Gillies spent 28 years making the rounds among automotive publications, working as an editor at David E. Davis, ...

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    Video: Audi TT RS blasts from 0-60 in 3.6 seconds with Car and Driver
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    When Car and Driver tested the 2011 Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 V10 FSI, the magazine managed a 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds. That's supercar territory, which is to be expected of a $165,00 Audi with 525 horsepower and all-wheel-drive. The 2012 Audi TT RS should hit dealer lots this summer, with a much more ...

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    Car and Driver offers up the best of David E. Davis, Jr.
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    Legendary automotive journalist David E. Davis, Jr. passed away earlier this week at the age of 80. Davis (known to his countless friends and colleagues simply as "David E.") was a prolific writer, with published bits of wit and wisdom dating back over fifty years. David E. spent a lengthy ...

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    'Bye Dad: David Evan Davis, Jr., shuts his eyes one last time at 80 years, 140 days
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    David E. Davis, Jr., with wife Jeannie and son Matt
    Talking about my dad just after the day of his death, I'm sort of forced to quote him. Right up to the last, he was "one tough summbitch" as he would say in praising anyone worth their salt. He saved that Burnside, Kentucky, inner country boy ...

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    David E. Davis, Jr., Dean of automotive journalism, dead at 80
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    David E. Davis, Jr. has died at age 80. The longtime Car and Driver editor, Automobile Magazine founder and man with his fingerprints all over this great business of ours passed away unexpectedly after complications from bladder surgery at 5:15pm Eastern on Sunday. A hugely witty man with a talent ...

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    Video: Car and Driver presents the Rental-Car Olympics
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    Click above to watch the video after the jump Anyone who's ever seen videos from the annual Car and Driver Lightning Lap spectacular knows that the legendary magazine can also do high-flying motion pictures. Shooting track-ready sports cars gliding around the track is one thing, but can C/D ...

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    Report: Hearst buys Car and Driver, Road & Track from Lagardère
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    In one fell swoop, Hearst has moved to become the second-largest magazine titan in the United States by acquiring over 100 titles from French publisher Legardère. While the heap of magazines spans 15 countries and a host of topics, Car and Driver and Road & Track both stand out from the ...

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    Rumormill: Mooted Cadillac flagship could be mid-engined sports car
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    2010 Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Car and Driver is reporting that the often-reported Cadillac flagship is at a crossroads. There have been many rumors that the planned range-topper will wind up as a rear-wheel drive, high-end luxury sedan slotting ...

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    Car and Driver returns to VIR for Lightning Lap No. 5 [w/video]
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    Car and Driver presents Lightning Lap No. 5 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The annual Lightning Lap roundup from Car and Driver is easily one of our favorite car magazine features of any of the past five years, and this year's extravaganza at Virginia International Raceway ...

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    Report: Acura releasing something 'unconventional' next year?
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    Acura has been toying with us for some time. We've been waiting patiently for an NSX replacement soon after the original Japanese supercar disappeared, and while we've been waiting around Acura told Car and Driver that something "unconventional" is coming in the very near future. The only hint we ...

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    The Periodic Table of Sports Cars according to Car and Driver
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    So many sports cars, so little time. If only someone would organize them into one succinct chart, categorizing them according to common properties and laying them out in an authoritative graph. Wait, Car and Driver is someone, right? The geeks over at C/D have created a pseudo-scientific chart ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #206: Porsche Cajun, Nissan Leaf COTY, 10Best
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    Click above for the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes, RSS or listen now!
    Episode #206 of the Autoblog Podcast is staffed by Chris Shunk, Dan Roth, Zach Bowman and Chris Paukert. We hit the Autoblog Garage first and then cover the confirmation of the Porsche Cajun, what it means that the Nissan Leaf has ...

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    Video: Car and Driver gets bored, does doors-up donuts in Benz SLS AMG
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    2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    To some, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is a demure looking beast, but don't let the classy lines fool you. Beneath that long, elegant nose is a 6.2-liter, 563 horsepower AMG V8 that propels the top Benz to supercar ...

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