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    Report: Could CAFE result in an eBay-style online auction house for credits?
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    Automakers may turn to an online auction system to buy and sell carbon credits in the near future. As Automotive News reports, the Environmental Protection Agency will soon stop allowing automakers to simply pay fines for exceeding their carbon emission limits and will instead move to a carbon ...

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    Rumormill: Volkswagen cooking up lightweight Carbon GTI
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    Autocar reports Volkswagen may be working on a lightweight version of the GTI as a tribute to the model's bare-bones ancestry. Dubbed "Carbon GTI," the model is said to make use of a range of new manufacturing techniques to incorporate a heap of carbon fiber and aluminum wherever possible. Pieces ...

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    Report: BMW banking on carbon fiber costs to broaden M range
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    There once was a time when BMW only produced a handful of its models in high-performance M guise. There was the M3, the M5, and that was pretty much it. Now, however, it offers M models based on the 1 Series, 3 Series, 5 Series, 6 Series, X5 and X6. And that's only expected to grow. The first on ...

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    Geneva: Pagani Huayra Carbon Edition is all things right in the world
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    When American automakers release Carbon editions of their sports cars, buyers are treated to a few carbon fiber veneers, some fancy wheels and a few badges. When Pagani builds a Huayra Carbon Edition, the Italian manufacturer simply constructs every last piece of body work out of the composite ...

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    Lamborghini uses raw carbon fiber cloth to make handbags
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    Lamborghini is serious about carbon fiber. More than simply using the material, the Italian sportscar manufacturer has developed new types of it. The question is, what to do with it once it's developed? Well, they make supercars out of the stuff, for starters. But that's not the end of the ...

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    Plastic Fantastic: Are composite engines the future?
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    Florida engineer Matti Holtzberg has spent the last 40 years trying to perfect and implement a way of building useable engine blocks from composite plastics. With the advent of carbon fiber and its subsequent permeation of all things high-performance, Holtzberg decided to apply the technology to ...

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    Audi hits the slopes with advanced carbon ski design
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    Audi Carbon Ski concept – Click above for high-res image
    Automakers are constantly on the lookout for potential synergies. Downhill skis wouldn't be one of the areas you might think they'd find it, but we've had plenty of examples that demonstrate to the contrary: Dynastar and Ferrari, ...

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    BMW leaks first-gen X5 made of carbon fiber
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    BMW has been making some headlines over the past few months with its commitment to carbon fiber construction, opening a joint-venture production facility in Washington State and teasing the upcoming Megacity EV as the first mass-produced carbon fiber vehicle. But there's always a back story to ...

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    Following BMW, Daimler announces carbon fiber future ahead for Mercedes
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    2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It seem like just a few days ago BMW came forth stating that its use of carbon fiber on upcoming vehicles would become a high-volume deal. Now Green Car Advisor reports that Daimler, never willing to be a step behind, has ...

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    Coming to a City Near You: Aston Martin DBS Carbon Black Edition
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    Aston Martin DBS Carbon Black Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you've been waiting patiently – even not so patiently – to get your hands on the new Carbon Black edition of the Aston Martin DBS, you'll still have to wait until the summer to take delivery. Oh, ...

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    Geneva 2010: Lotus Evora Carbon Concept
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    Lotus Evora Carbon Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It took us two trips to notice, but the Evora 414E Hybrid wasn't the only concept sharing the Lotus stand at the Geneva Motor Show. Taking its lightweight ethos to the next logical extreme, Lotus unveiled the rather ...

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    Oakley C Six shades: CNC-milled from solid carbon fiber billet
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    Carbon fiber. It's light, it's strong, and it looks so darn cool. As such, we doubt we're the only ones who've wondered why we don't see more eyewear made out of the stuff. Well, there are a couple of good reasons – namely that it's expensive and difficult to work with. While it's ...

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    Gresso takes its cues from F1 with new Grand Monaco phone
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    Gress Grand Monaco – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If Vertu thought they had the market for four-figure carbon fiber cell phones all to themselves, they can think again as Russia's high-end electronics firm Gresso has announced the new Grand Monaco. Not only is Gresso's latest ...

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    Dodge Viper ACR wing stronger than your average spoiler
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    The elephantine rear airfoil bolted to the rear deck of the Dodge Viper ACR is not only highly functional, but it gets credit as being the first mass-produced carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) wing on a production car. Rear wings on high performance vehicles are designed to counter lift. ...

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    Vertu launches new Ascent Ti Carbon Fibre Collection
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    Those with deep pockets and a penchant for everything automotive need look no further for their mobile communications needs (and desires) than Vertu. The premium phone brand from Nokia takes the inspiration for its Ascent line from sports cars and has come out every year with a new special edition ...

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    Carbon Motors picks Connersville, IN for new HQ, E7 police car production
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    Carbon Motors E7 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Carbon Motors, soon-to-be makers of a dedicated police cruiser known as the E7, has finally chosen a new place to call home: Connersville, Indiana. Taking up residence in an abandoned plant from auto parts supplier Visteon, Carbon intends ...

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    Details and Pics Aplenty: Gemballa Mirage GT Carbon Edition
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    Gemballa Mirage GT Carbon Edition – Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Gemballa doesn't strike us as a company that would be easily deterred by minor details. Things like the end of a production run, for example. So while the Porsche Carrera GT may have finished its run, that doesn't ...

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    Ferrari's leathercrafters make a carbon fiber briefcase
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    If you're going to drop six figures on a new supercar, you're not going to put just any old piece of luggage in that tiny trunk, are you? Of course not. That's why Ferrari turned to Schedoni. The 125-year-old Italian leather-crafters makes all the fitted luggage for Ferrari roadcars. They even make ...

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    Stop Time: Mecchanice Veloce and Brembo team up for carbon-ceramic watch
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    Aluminum, titanium, stainless steel, vulcanized rubber...it was only a matter of time before somebody made a watch out of carbon ceramic. And who better to do it than Brembo and Meccaniche Veloci? The former you'll know well as the most recognized name in brakes. The latter may be known to some of ...

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    TAG Heuer outlines its vision with carbon-fiber frames
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    There are lots of watchmakers that cultivate relationships with automakers and Formula One teams, but few have managed to establish themselves quite like TAG Heuer, whose sponsorship of F1, among other motorsport disciplines, has made their products synonymous with racing. Now TAG is hoping to ...

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