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    Official: Check out Nissan's NV200 in London black cab livery [w/video]
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    The little black cab is to London what the yellow Ford Crown Victoria has been up to New York City. With the departure of Ford's Panther platform, Nissan has stepped in with its all-new NV200, which will soon be spreading like kudzu over NYC streets. It seems that London may also share the Big ...

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    Report: London's special traffic lanes for Olympians branded 'Zil lanes'
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    The British have a unique sense of humor – think Monty Python and Benny Hill – and there's no reason that the 2012 Olympics shouldn't be cause for celebrating it. So when we caught wind of this story from the BBC, we had to smile. It seems Londoners fed up with the Olympic intrusion ...

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    Video: Cabbie converts London taxi into Olympic hotel
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    We don't know what kind of person would want to be traveling in London right now. With the Olympics in town, the city has become besieged with tourists, athletes and officials. The price of hotel rooms have skyrocketed, and the presence of Olympic-only bus lanes have locked up everyone else, who ...

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    Official: Audi opens first digital showroom in London [w/video]
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    When BMW recently opened a store on Paris' Avenue George V, that was first and foremost a retail play that offers interaction with its cars. Audi has just opened Audi City, a metropolis cyberstore in London, and gone the other way: this is where you go to buy a car as if you were shopping in a ...

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    Report: London motorists owe about $270M in congestion charges
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    Drivers in the UK owe a staggering $270 million in congestion charge fees, according to Transport for London. Surprisingly enough, that figure comes even as the number of those attempting to avoid paying the fines has declined. In 2010, 52,103 drivers skipped out on paying, while that figure ...

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    Video: 1,000 miles in the McLaren MP4-12C: Day Three
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    Check out 1,000 miles in the McLaren MP4-12C: Day One and 1,000 miles in the McLaren MP4-12C: Day Two. DAY THREE – THE SNOW BEFORE THE SWEET REWARD So, yeah, on Day Two there were plenty of opportunities to try all chassis setups and I explored them all. So doing, I spotted those couple ...

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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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