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    Official: Audi RS7 prototype is world's sportiest self-driving car [w/video]
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    Audi may not be the only automaker out there toying with self-driving automobile technology, but it is arguably the fastest of them. A few years back, it raced unleashed a driverless TTS on the Bonneville Salt Flats, then sent it up Pikes Peak and around Thunderhill. But now it's taking things a ...

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    Video: Audi to lap Hockenheim in driverless RS7
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    An automaker like Audi will always have a number of different research and development projects going at the same time, and some of them might take on very different approaches. At one end, you'll have its racing programs, and at what you'd assume would be the other, self-driving prototypes. But ...

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    Official: Iron Man takes over Audi DTM racing team [w/video]
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    The producers of Iron Man 3 undoubtedly have the No. 24 Audi RS5 DTM car driven by Adrien Tambay at last week's Hockenheim round to thank for the movie's record-breaking global opening. Not only was Tambay's car wrapped to be a high-speed billboard for the movie, the entire team dressed in Iron ...

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    Motorsports: Hocken' it up at the 2012 German Grand Prix [spoilers]
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    Seven races with seven winners. That's how the 2012 Formula One World Championship started out. But eventually something had to give. And give it did, when Fernando Alonso edged out the competition to score his second grand prix victory this season. Mark Webber followed with a second win of his ...

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    Video: BMW celebrates return to DTM after 20-year absence
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    This past weekend, BMW celebrated its return to DTM racing after a 20-year embargo of its home series. On the first practice day of the weekend at Hockenheim, Andy Priaulx was the best BMW in tenth, almost a second off the pace. By Saturday morning's second free practice just before quallifying, ...

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    Video: Lamborghini Aventador runs all the way up to 230 mph
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    You ever get the feeling that automakers are understating the performance capabilities of their cars? Some do, and some don't. But it appears that Lamborghini has undershot the v-max on its latest mid-engine V12 supercar, the Aventador LP700-4. Although Sant'Agata says the Aventador should be ...

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    DTM steps into new era (and maybe America) as new racers debut at Hockenheim
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    DTM is one of Germany's best-kept secrets. The series features (ostensibly) production-based touring cars piloted by a mix of up-and-coming talents and retired Formula One drivers around some of Europe's finest racing circuits. But the series won't be a secret for long as a number of developments ...

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    Video: Forza Motorsport 4 shows the making of its Hockenheim track
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    Being a video game designer sounds like fun. And when the video game you're designing involves recreating famous racetracks from around the world, you're definitely having more fun than the average cubicle-dweller. The developers at Turn 10 Studios have to do exactly that for the upcoming Forza ...

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    Video: Hockenheim recreated on ice, Porsche taken out to play
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    Imagine a vast frozen plain of iced-over lakes located 50 miles from the Arctic Circle. Now imagine 500 acres of that expanse converted into a playground for cars. The region is known as Lapland, and it stretches across Norway, Finland, Sweden and Russia. Laponie Ice Driving has turned a portion ...

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    Chrome-dipped Mercedes SLS AMG shines at German GP
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    Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 chromed by Laureus – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Is nothing sacred? We've seen all manner of chromed-out Mercedes, from the SLR McLaren to a C63 (and more than we care to remember in between), but some things ought to be left alone. If the SLS AMG ...

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    2010 German Grand Prix: Tussles, team orders and tire wear [SPOILERS]
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    2010 German Grand Prix – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Formula One World Championship passed the halfway point with the British Grand Prix two weeks ago, and while Red Bull and McLaren have been the teams to beat of late, several others are showing signs of marked improvement, ...

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    Flash Mob: Police reportedly bust illegal night race on Hockenheim circuit
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    We don't condone illegal behavior here at Autoblog. Heaven forbid. But if you are going to break the law, this strikes us as a good way to go about it. Reports out of Germany indicate that a group of some 100 people in 43 cars descended upon the Hockenheimring (host of the German Grand Prix) in ...

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    Hockenheim vs. Nürburgring: Nobody wants the German Grand Prix next year?
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    The right to host a Formula One grand prix in Germany was once a hot commodity. Both Hockenheim and the Nürburgring wanted it, and for years, both got it, with the former's event billed as the German Grand Prix and the latter's as the European Grand Prix. Both put up a fight when parallel ...

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    BMW to revive M1 Procar series for one last hurrah
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    Click for hi-res gallery of the original BMW M1 Procar
    BMW has announced that the legendary M1 Procar series will return for a one-time curtain call in support of the upcoming German Grand Prix at Hockenheim on July 19-20. The series originally ran in fields of 20 in support of the 1979 and 1980 ...

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    Autoblog Night Watch: Maserati MC12 at Hockenheim
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    As is the case with many uber-exotics, using the term 'road car' is subjective. With the Maserati MC12, that designation is stretched even further. So what's the best venue to showcase the virtues of such a vehicle? None other than the world-famous Hockenheim circuit in Germany.The Enzo-based, ...

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    UPDATE: Grand Prix moves to the Nürburgring for '07
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    When F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone announced the 2007 season calendar, Germany (like Italy) was left with one race, whereas in seasons past it hosted two: the German Grand Prix (at Hockenheim) and the European Grand Prix (at the legendary Nürburgring). After revealing that the "European" race ...

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