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    Official: Nissan partners with Ministry of Sound for one-of-a-kind Juke Box [w/videos]
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    Ministry of Sound has grown over the past two decades into an internationally renowned brand, including a record label, fashion line and series of consumer electronics. But it all started with a single room, designed by Martin Audio, that is said to have some of the best accoustics and finest ...

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    Aston Martin Rapide Luxe raises the stakes
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    Aston Martin Rapide Luxe – Click above for image gallery
    If you're in the market for a luxurious four-door, you'd be hard pressed to do better than the Aston Martin Rapide. But now the British automaker has announced an even more exclusive package called the Rapide Luxe. Over and above ...

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    Pininfarina's Paolo Martin revisits the Ferrari Modulo with Enzo-based design study
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    Ferrari Enzo Modulo II by Paolo Martin – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Paolo Martin knows Ferraris. Having worked for several decades as a designer for Pininfarina – the design house of choice for Maranello – he's styled several Prancing Horse design studies. One of his ...

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    Geneva Preview: Aston Martin V12 Vantage revealed
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Aston Martin V12 Vantage
    The Aston Martin V12 Vantage has arrived and yes, you want one. Evolving the styling and engineering exercise Aston unveiled in 2007 and set for a Geneva Motor Show debut, the blokes Gaydon claim the V12 Vantage is the most ...

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    Aston Martin DBS owners have to wait a bit longer to be Bond
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Aston Martin DBS.According to Autocar, the lucky few that have put a deposit down on the new Aston Martin DBS will have to wait an additional three-months to get behind the wheel of the body-kitted Bond car. The problem apparently stems from suppliers who ...

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    Spy Shot: Aston Martin Rapide
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    With its Le Mans racing program soon to be bolstered by GT2 and LMP1 entries, and with sales of its ever-so-desirable GTs ever increasing, Aston Martin is preparing to add the four-door Rapide to its production line-up. And if this spy shot is any indication, things seem to be moving along ...

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    Mustang-based Aston Vanquishes other replicas
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    Click on the images to view in high resolution In our day-to-day, we come across a fair number of replicars. Some are especially convincing, while others are just plain bonkers. Far more so than the Miata-based AMX07 we brought you back in 2006, this Aston Martin V12 Vanquish replica could have ...

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    Daimler blocks debut of Chinese smart clone
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    Daimler's not taking the close resemblance of a Chinese minicar to a smart fortwo lightly. The German automaker has gotten a court order forbidding Martin Motors, the European distributor for China's Shuanghuan Automobile, from displaying the Shuanghuan Noble at the upcoming Bologna Auto Show. This ...

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    Aston Martin & Prodrive working on V8 Vantage GT2
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    When will it be enough? "Never" could very well be the answer for David Richards, the head of racing freelancers Prodrive and chairman of Aston Martin. The two companies under his thumb have been collaborating on the campaigning of Aston Martin racing cars in a growing number of endurance sports ...

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    Frankfurt 2007: Waiting for our inheritance, Part 1 - Aston Martin Vantage N400
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    Click the image above for more high-res, desktop-ready pics of the N400 Vantage.Our lottery ticket fantasy garage just got a bit bigger. Aston Martin unveiled the N400 version of its V8 Vantage, a road-going tribute to its time around the 'Ring in 2006. Like every other Aston product, it will be ...

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    Top 7 for 007: Rating Bond's rides
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    Some were better than others, but the Bond flicks get us going back to the theater every time. There's just something irreplicably stylish and enchanting about the entire series, and 007's rides make up a big part of that allure... at least for hopeless car nuts like us. But just like the acting ...

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    Break a leg: Man's prosthetic leg falls off and jams accelerator
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    You just wanted to grab something from the liquor store, the same way you've done who knows how many times before. What you probably did not want to do is get in your truck in front of the liquor store and put it in drive ... then have your prosthetic leg come off at the worst time possible ... and ...

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    One of Aston's new owners puts F430 and Gallardo on notice
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    Now this is what we're talking about. A couple of days ago, Kuwati Investment Dar was discussing its intention to sell its share of Aston Martin. John Sinders, the American investment banker who also backed Dave Richards, is talking about the kinds of things we like to hear about Aston: racing, ...

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    Kuwait firm puts Aston Martin stake in play for sale
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    The ink isn't dry on the contracts and the ownership transfer won't even be complete for another thirty days. However, Kuwaiti firm Investment Dar and its partner Adeem Investment Company are planning to put their stake up for sale. The consortium that purchased Aston was led by Dave Richards, ...

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    REPORT: Aston Martin considering mid-engined flagship
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    Company officials swear it's not in the cards, but industry sources are suggesting that Aston Martin's new ownership is mulling over the possibility of building a mid-engined supercar to top the range. When the announcement was made that Aston was going independent, CEO Ulrich Bez showed a product ...

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    HUMMER 1, 2, 3 . . . and now 4: H4 confirmed for 2010
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    There's no better moment than the day after Earth Day to announce a new smaller, kinder, gentler Hummer. Martin Walsh, Hummer's general manager, said "Our growth will be downwards in terms of size," and that begins with the now-official H4. Walsh also indicated there might be a smaller model than ...

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    Aston Martin Racing brings former F1 driver to Le Mans team
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    Click image to enlargeUnder its new ownership, Aston Martin continues to forge ahead into a brighter independent future. In addition to the production announcement of the Rapide and the rumors of an upcoming "DBX", Aston is not missing a beat on its racing agenda, which should come as no surprise ...

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    Ford's not abandoning Aston Martin
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    It'd be far too easy to dismiss as negligible the minority stake in Aston Martin retained by Ford after the sale, but even in the new era, Aston models will continue to benefit from its ties to the Ford Motor Corporation. In addition to the safety systems expertise garnered from Aston's former ...

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    Volvo, Ford to help out with Aston's Rapide
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    This is cooler than the Marcos. Aston Martin is calling on Volvo's formidable safety expertise to help develop the forthcoming Rapide. Volvo's safety systems will be integrated into the new four-door Aston, which means we should look to see an active stability control system and possibly some of ...

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    New strategy for Seat appeals to wider base
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    Having unique character might be good for enthusiasts, but it's not so good for the bottom line, and Martin Winterkorn is more concerned about the latter. That's why the CEO of Volkswagen AG is planning on remaking its struggling Seat brand in a new mold. Although not offered in the North American ...

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