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    Video: 1,000 miles in the McLaren MP4-12C: Day Two
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    Check out 1,000 miles in the McLaren MP4-12C: Day One DAY TWO - THE FASTER CURVES OVER HILL AND VALLEY If the first day was a warm-up just to get us to the good stuff in central France, Day Two of my McLaren MP4-12C odyssey was one type of pure sports car touring pleasure. The sun was ...

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    Video: 1,000 miles in the McLaren MP4-12C: Day One
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    DAY ONE - UNDER THE ENGLISH CHANNEL INTO FRANCE Since the very first viewings and tech workshops in early 2010 of the McLaren MP4-12C, I've been working my contacts in Woking, England for a cross-country drive in the innovative supercar. We're still talking about a possible New York to Los ...

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    Official: London celebrates Italian design with Pininfarina showcase
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    Most tend to think of Pininfarina as the company that designs Ferraris. And indeed it is. Most every Ferrari to leave the factory in Maranello over the past several decades has been styled by Pininfarina. But that's far from the only thing the famous design house and coachbuilder has done over ...

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    Official: BMW i3 gets luxury makeover for opening London BMW i Store
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    BMW has unveiled a new luxury version of the company's i3 Concept as part of the opening celebrations for the manufacturer's first i Store in London. Designers lathered the cabin in premium wood, leather and natural fibers, all with an eye toward sustainability. The wood trim is carved from ...

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    Official: Mini reanimates Rocketman concept for London Olympics, is it reconsidering production?
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    Has the Mini Rocketman concept really burned up like a fuse up there alone? Don't count it as grounded just yet, because while the last we heard BMW had canned the idea of producing the miniest of neo-Minis, it has given the original concept car a new lease on life. As part of its partnership ...

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    Report: Jeremy Clarkson professes his love for... bicycles?!
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    Occasionally, we get the impression Jeremy Clarkson is simply screwing with the rest of the world. Either that, or he has no bodily control over over the way his lips, tongue and vocal chords move. In the past, the "Top Gear" presenter has been notoriously belligerent toward any form of ...

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    Official: Fisker Karma showcased at Harrods in London
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    Want to advertise a new plaything for the wealthy? The front windows at Harrods are the place to be. That's where Aston Martin once displayed the Cygnet city car, and where Lexus showcased its hybrids a short while after. Little wonder, then, that Fisker has opted to park the Karma at the swanky ...

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    Report: BMW plan to provide 4,000 cars to Olympic dignitaries in London triggers controversy
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    The problem when a bunch of bigwigs want to do something good for the environment is that they won't stop being bigwigs in order to do it. Getting a lot of VIPs together means a lot of private jets and limousines, and next thing you know, you've got a situation like the 2009 climate change ...

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    Official: Chrysler signs on as Official Car of the NFL... in the UK?
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    Football is big in the UK, but when the Brits talk about football, they're referring to what we call soccer. Even so, American football has its fans in Great Britain, and not just when Peter Griffin got traded from the New England Patriots to the London Silly-Nannies or when the Marines stationed ...

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    Lotus designs a pair of new test tracks for Top Gear Live
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    Few circuits in the world have gained as much notoriety as the Top Gear test track in Surrey, England. The show's private playground plays host to the best performance machines and biggest celebrities. But Clarkson and company didn't design the track themselves, it was set up by Lotus. Now, Top ...

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    Report: Obama now among foreign motorists who owe £50M in unpaid London congestion charges
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    According to The Daily Mail, the city of London has slapped President Barack Obama with a £120 fine for failing to pay congestion charges during his most recent visit to the UK capitol. The fine evens out to around $193 at current conversion rates. When the president visited London in May, ...

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    Alfa Romeo pits Man vs MiTo in four-mile race through London
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    Pitting a car against a runner along busy city streets is something you'd expect to see on an episode of Top Gear. This time, however, it's Alfa Romeo that challenged athletes to a four-mile race through downtown London. The contest pits Ivan Thomas, a 400-meter championship sprinter, against a ...

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    McLaren opens first of 35 dealers worldwide for sold-out MP4-12C
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    Know what you're looking at right now? An empty showroom. (Or rather, a preview rendering thereof.) McLaren London will open its doors at One Hyde Park as the first of 35 new dealers opening in 19 countries around the world. Thing is, they may not actually have any cars to sell. Reports quoting ...

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    Report: London Mayor Boris Johnson hits Obama's motorcade with congestion charge
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    Rules are rules, and they apply equally to everyone – including the President of the United States. Especially when he's on foreign soil. After President Barack Obama's famous Cadillac limousine – known as The Beast – got stuck exiting the US embassy in Dublin, it was shipped ...

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    1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom 10EX prototype up for auction
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    Times change and so do trends. These days, everyone's clamoring for more environmentally-friendly and fuel-efficient cars that even Rolls-Royce is tinkering with electric propulsion. The program is being carried out on the 102EX electric Phantom prototype. But go back nearly a century and speed ...

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    Architects model the City of Tomorrow on Ferrari engine components
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    Ever get the nagging feeling that there are tiny little people or creatures of some sort living inside your engine? Call them gremlins, engine gnomes or what have you, but you're not alone. Duggan Morris Architects took the concept to the next level in a display billed as the Cities of ...

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    Report: London mayor Boris Johnson wants $200 fines for unnecessary idling
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    London Mayor Boris Johnson is looking to crack down on those drivers who idle aimlessly. The politician has proposed a plan to reduce emissions and noise pollution in his city by imposing hefty fines of up to £120 for anyone caught sitting around with their engine on. That's nearly $200, ...

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    Parking fines on single London street reportedly reach over $1.5M
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    We can officially quit our whining over our latest parking ticket. Across The Pond, London authorities have begun putting local drivers' feet to the fire and are raking in record fines as a result. One street even managed to pull down nearly £1 million ($1.6 million at current conversion ...

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    Rolls-Royce parades through London on the Spirit of Ecstacy centenary drive
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    Rolls-Royce Spirit of Ecstacy Centenary Drive – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Rolls-Royce may sell as many motor cars in Hong Kong and Dubai as they do in their own domestic market, but if you had to pick one city that embodies the Spirit of Ecstasy, that'd be London. So to ...

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    Lorenzo Quinn's "Vroom Vroom" sculpture arrives in central London
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    Vroom Vroom by Lorenzo Quinn – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ever get the feeling that your car is little more than an oversized toy? Lorenzo Quinn evidently did. The sculptor took the very first car he ever bought – an original Fiat 500 – and transformed it into the ...

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