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    GM and Army open up new test facility on Yuma Proving Ground

    GM Desert Proving Ground Yuma - Click above for an image gallery
    General Motors and the U.S. Army have officially cut the ribbon opening the automaker's all-new Desert Proving Ground this week. Located just outside Yuma, Arizona, the testing facility is built on 2400 acres of leased government ...

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    Ford Fiesta and Focus ST get more power

    While Ford keeps on cranking out newer, faster versions of the Mustang for American customers, Ford of Europe is preparing new packages for the Fiesta ST and Focus ST hot-hatches to do the same thing. The £950 package for the diminutive Fiesta ST pushes power up to 185 hp from its 2-liter ...

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    Video: a Hot Lap with Lamborghini's test driver (NSFW)

    Valentino Balboni has one of the best jobs in the world. When at Maranello, the Ferrari F1 drivers lend a hand in ringing out the latest Italian stallions. Over in Sant'Agata the job belongs to Balboni. He's been with the company since 1968, working his way up from mechanic's apprentice to his ...

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    One V8-ified Mini to rule them all

    Even with the works package, those all-caps MINIs have nothing on this right proper little monster. A tip of the hat to Carlos, who alerted us to this deliciously ridiculous transformation, performed at the hands of Remy and Jeremy Vos. The project began with the germ of an idea, and off they went ...

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    Spy Shots: 2008 Ford Fiesta test mule

    The Ford Fiesta name might not raise a lot of excitement in the American market, conjuring up as it does images of pathetically underpowered golf karts that pale next to other Ford products sold here like the Mustang and F-Series trucks. But in Europe, the Fiesta is one of Ford's top-selling cars. ...

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    Peugeot preps peppy 207 RC for Geneva

    Click on the image above for all our high-resolution image gallery. Peugeot will drop its latest hot hatch on us at Geneva next month with the debut of the 207 RC. After bringing you the skinny on the peppy little hatchback last month with early leaked photos, parent company PSA has been nice ...

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    Peugeot leaks the 207 RC

    Those European hot hatches just keep on comin'. Following the unveiling of the new Opel/Vauxhall Corsa OPC/VXR and reports on the upcoming Fiat Punto Abarth turbo comes the latest assault on the Renaultsport Clio 197, the Peugeot 207 RC. Parent company PSA evidently snuck the RC under the radar in ...

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    MINI Mods: John Cooper Works package for new MINI

    John Cooper Works is the British tuning garage that created the original '61 Mini Cooper as a sportier version of the base model. So when BMW revived the MINI, they turned to the same garage, now headed by the founder's son Mike, to create a hotter new MINI. And with the release of the newer new ...

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    Paris Motor Show: Renault Mégane F1 Team R26

    While Renault grabbed our attention at the Paris Motor Show with such exciting concepts as the Nepta gull-wing cabrio, Twingo supermini and Koleos crossover, they also revealed a new suped-up version of their ageing hatchback: the Mégane F1 Team R26. The R26 takes its name and inspiration ...


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