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    Tokyo Preview: Honda Skydeck concept van achieves door Nirvana - scissors AND sliders

    2009 Honda Skydeck Concept - Click above for hi-res image gallery
    This is the Tokyo Motor Show-bound Honda Skydeck concept, a minivan that is, essentially, a perfect storm of non-standard-hinged door technology. Those doors lead to a passenger cabin featuring center-mounted floating seats that ...

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    REPORT: Hertz files defamation suit against analyst who says company could go bankrupt

    Founded in 1918 with a fleet of just twelve Ford Model Ts, Hertz Global Holdings Inc. has grown into the world's largest rental car company with nearly 8,000 offices worldwide. According to to Reuters, on Friday, the company filed a lawsuit against Audit Integrity Inc. and its chief executive, Jack ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #147

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    Episode #147 of the Autoblog Podcast is ready for your consumption. Chris calls in to Sam and Dan, and the trio bites into a few timely topics. BMW's move to put its turbo 4.4 liter V8 into the M5 is our first subject of ...

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    VIDEO: Audi posts more than two dozen clips from Petit Le Mans

    Audi does Petit Le Mans - Click above to watch the video after the jump
    Over the past weekend, while the Joest Racing crew was working away preparing the two Audi R15 TDIs for the extra-Petit Le Mans, reserve driver Mike Rockenfeller and a camera crew were out and about shooting a series of ...

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    Rumormill: Nissan to debut exclusive luxury-oriented GT-R SpecM in Tokyo?

    The development of an Infiniti version of the Nissan GT-R has been more on-again, off-again than couple on an NBC sitcom. But while the jury deliberates over that project, fresh rumors from Japan once again suggest that Nissan is planning to unveil a more luxury-oriented version of the existing ...

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    Fiat unveils rally-spec Abarth 500 R3T in San Remo

    Abarth 500 R3T – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The little brand that could, Abarth, secures whatever few items from the growing Fiat empire it can get its hands on and takes them to the extreme. The performance division was designated to handle Fiat's rally activities, and took ...

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    Hyundai develops stretched Equus limo for home market [w/VIDEO]

    Hyundai Equus Limousine - click above for high-res image gallery
    Hyundai has just launched a new Equus limousine in its home market designed to appeal to executives that really need extra stretch-out room. The new Equus VL500 has had 12 inches of extra length inserted in between its axles. The ...

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    Spy shots: Cadillac CTS-V coupe spotted again, so close... yet so far

    It hasn't been a secret for a long time that Cadillac is prepping a high performance V edition of its upcoming CTS coupe. It's also no secret that we're big fans of the CTS-V in the virtual Autoblog office. And yet Cadillac continues to tease us by putting camo on the nose and fanny of its two-door ...

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    Mercedes-Benz pondering C-Class production in Alabama?

    Mercedes-Benz C-Class - click above for high-res image gallery
    The C-Class is Mercedes-Benz's biggest seller Stateside, and a report in a Stuttgart newspaper indicates the company could be looking to stabilize the revenue from its bread-and-butter sedan. The C-Class is currently produced in ...

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    REPORT: Patron Highcroft team builds new Acura prototype in just over 20 hours [w/VIDEO]

    Scott Sharp driving the Highcroft Acura ARX-02a at Mid-Ohio 2009 - click above for high-res image gallery
    A mere 42 hours after Scott Sharp walked away from a horrific 3.5-revolution crash during practice for the Petit Le Mans, a freshly-built Acura ARX-02a was rolled out for the morning warmup ...

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    REPORT: Mitsuoka to offer unique rental cars in Japan, also plans to sell in China

    Mitsuoka Orochi - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Mitsuoka, the Japanese car company whose mission seems to be hoarding all the ugly in the entire world and using it to design automobiles, will expand into Japan's rental car market and offer its luxury range in China. Japanese drivers will ...

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    REPORT: 2011 Hyundai Sonata won't offer a V6

    2010 Hyundai Sonata - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Just a few days ago we saw the first images of the all-new Hyundai Sonata as it was introduced in South Korea. The Korean press release only mentioned two powertrain options, a 2.0-liter four cylinder and a 2.4-liter direct-injected ...

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    Pics Aplenty: IIHS reveals before and after of Malibu/Bel Air crash

    IIHS '09 Malibu vs. '59 Bel Air crash test – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We're all well aware of the video released recently by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. You know the one. Modern Chevy Malibu versus vintage Chevy Bel Air. Crash test. The results speak for ...

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    Dyson Racing debuts ethanol-biobutanol blend at Petit Le Mans

    Dyson Racing B09/96 running at Mid-Ohio - click above for high-res image gallery
    When we spoke with American Le Mans Series CEO Scott Atherton at the Detroit Auto Show last January, he revealed that discussions were being held between the series and parties interested in racing with a new fuel. ...

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    PCRides launches licensed Dodge Charger SRT8 desktop computer

    PCRides Charger SRT-8 computer click above for gallery
    It would be understandable, should you be lucky enough to occupy your driveway with a Dodge Charger SRT8, that the car would occupy your thoughts more often than something more bland. For high-style computing, many turn to the folks at Apple, ...

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    VIDEO: Mike Rockenfeller guides a tour of the Audi pit at Petit Le Mans

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    With the American Le Mans Series returning to Road Atlanta this weekend for its flagship event, the Petit Le Mans, Audi has returned to take on the French. Peugeot, of course, won this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans after a multi-year battle with the ...

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    REPORT: BMW to release 3 Series hatch similar to 5 Series GT

    BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Wagons are apparently so outre that we're now seeing mish-mash vehicles like crossovers hiding the truth that, at their core, they're just wagons. BMW is no stranger to this – witness the recent 5 Series GT. Looking to ...

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    New images of Rhys Millen's mid-engine V8 RM460 Genesis Coupe

    RM460 Hyundai Genesis Coupe - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Last week we first learned about the RM460, the mid-engine V8-powered Hyundai Genesis Coupe that is currently under construction at the shop of Rhys Millen Racing. Millen just a sent us a couple more photos of the progress being ...

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    Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG looks good in Gran Turismo 5, too [w/VIDEO]

    Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG in Gran Turismo 5 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Here at Autoblog, some of the background chatter re: Forza 3 vs. Gran Turismo 5 reaches Ford vs. Chevy levels of fervor – this blogger and our Editor-in-Chief get into it on IM fairly regularly. You see, Forza ...

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    VIDEO: Toyota trucks - Nothing soft gets in

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    Toyota made plenty of noise with the beefy commercials that launched the latest Tundra, but since then, it's been relatively quiet from the "Oh, what a feeling!" guys and gals. Thankfully, there's Australia. For the AU market, Toyota's agency has ...


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