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    Lamborghini reveals Estoque interior for first time
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    Click above for more live shots of the Lamborghini Estoque concept's interior
    At this point, we've seen nearly every possible angle of Lamborghini's latest raging bull, the Estoque, with one rather large exception: the interior. As a four-door sedan, the compromises one naturally expects from the ...

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    Top Gear Magazine (sorta) reveals Aston Martin One-77
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    The Paris Motor Show has given up its secrets, but that doesn't mean the teasing is over. Top Gear magazine has the story on the Aston Martin One-77, joined by what will probably be more tease-tastic renders. One thing that can be gleaned from the rendering on the TG microsite is the headlight ...

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    Paris 2008: Citroen 2CV by Hermes
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    Click the image above for a high-res gallery of the Citroen 2CV by Hermes
    There are a lot of big birthdays in the car industry this year, and the Citroen 2CV joins GM and Land Rover in the candle-blowing crowd. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the deux-say-vay, Hermes created a special version ...

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    Paris 2008: Fiat 500 DIESEL - it's not what you think
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    Click above for more live shots of the Fiat 500 DIESEL
    Perhaps it isn't the most interesting live reveal that took place in Paris, but we managed to get a few shots of the new Fiat 500 by DIESEL anyway. Yes, there is an optional 75-horsepower 1.3 Multijet diesel engine, complete with a particulate ...

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    Paris 2008: Previous Gen Audi A4 Seat Exeo
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    Click the image above for a high-res gallery of the Seat ExeoOur Spanish colleagues tell us that the Iberians are none too happy about SEAT grabbing a previous generation A4 out of the garbage bin to make a new sedan. Never mind the opportunity to make an easy(-ier) profit – something that ...

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    Paris 2008: Toyota's new Avensis arrives
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the new Toyota Avensis
    The Euro-only Toyota Avensis is reminiscent of the Lexus IS350 in the same way that you'd tell someone, "You kind of look like someone I know, but not really." It's the rising linear sideline, somewhat high and compact profile, and ...

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    VIDEO: Lexus IS250C folding its hard top
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    Click above to watch video after the jump
    It's always fun to see the engineering behind hard top convertibles. The latest member of the breed comes from Lexus in the form of the 2009 IS250C. This new derivative of the IS250 sedan sports a three-piece aluminum roof that retracts in a "world's ...

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    Paris 2008: Chevrolet Cruze meets an eager Europe
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Chevy Cruze LT
    The Chevrolet Cruze is three kinds of car: small, American and important. And with the state of General Motors, it isn't even the individual words that mean the most: it's whether The General can combine them into a reliable, fuel efficient ...

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    Paris 2008: Live shots of the Ford Focus RS
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    Click above for more live shots of the Ford Focus RS in Paris
    Ford's new Focus RS has made its second European debut and we've managed to snag some live shots of the new car on the stand. Covered in Ultra Green paint as it is, we could hardly miss it. The new hue is meant to be "a modern ...

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    Paris 2008: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 S Roadster
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    Click the image above for a high-res gallery of SLR 722 Roadster pics
    Certain cars encourage a response that is as routine and predictable as the reaction to a stoplight, and the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 S Roadster is one of those cars. This is what happens every time someone gets in one, ...

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    Paris 2008: In love with Kia's funky Soul
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Kia Soul The Scion xB may have written the book on small-and-boxy, but it appears that Kia may add another volume to the work with the Soul. We have no idea how the new Soul will go on the road, or how it will hold up – either materially or financially ...

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    Paris 2008: Mercedes-Benz ConceptFASCINATION
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    Click the image above for a high-res gallery of the Mercedes ConceptFASCINATION When Jaguar launched its latest XK coupe, the ad campaign that accompanied it was called "Gorgeous". When the Mercedes-Benz ConceptFASCINATION eventually becomes the next E-Class, the first thing Mercedes should do is ...

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    Paris 2008: Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Sportback
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    Click above for high-res gallery of Lancer Sportback Ralliart Rounding out the Mitsubishi Lancer line this year is the new Lancer Sportback, also in extra spicy Ralliart flavor. It's everything you love about the Lancer plus the space, versatility and convenience of a wagon – the first time ...

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    Paris 2008: Pininfarina goes from Ferrari to batteries with B0 Concept
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Pininfarina B0
    Pininfarina is the Italian design studio perhaps best known for penning almost every production Ferrari over the last half century. The firm, however, does much more than just design exotic sports cars. It has created bodies for more ...

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    Paris 2008: Chevy Orlando Concept outdoes the HHR
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    Click above for high-res gallery of Chevy Orlando Concept live shots
    Ever wish the Chevy HHR would evolve into something more cool than kitsch? What that would be is the Chevy Orlando Concept, a seven-passenger multi-purpose vehicle that will be entering production in Europe sometime in the near ...

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    Paris 2008: Jaguar XKR-S fastest since XJ220
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Jaguar XKR-S
    Jaguar quietly trotted out its hottest XK to date, the XKR-S. Packing a 420-hp 4.2-liter V8 and sending power to the rear wheels through a six-speed automatic gearbox equipped with Jaguar's Sequential Shift system, the XKR-S can run to 60 in 5.2 ...

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    Paris 2008: 2009 Audi S4 armed and ready
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 Audi S4
    We were never particularly fond of the last generation Audi S4. With 4.2-liters of V8 hanging precariously over the front axle, it provided adequate thrust, but never delivered the dynamic thrills we used to associate with the twin-turbo'd V6 ...

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    Paris 2008: 2009 Mazda MX-5
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 Mazda MX-5
    We finally had the opportunity to check out the 2009 Mazda MX-5 in person, and despite the tweaks being minor, we like what we see.This is one of those instances where the press pics don't do it justice. It's difficult to see the ...

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    Paris 2008: Le Day 1 Wrapup
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    It's about 6:00PM in the City of Lights and our rag tag team of bloggers is running on empty after having brought you the first day of debuts at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. Soon they'll be attending after parties and getting drunk on champagne, so we're here to run down the biggest unveilings of the ...

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    Paris 2008: MINI Crossover Concept
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    Click above for a hi-res gallery of the MINI Crossover Concept Some concepts are purely design exercises, while others serve as previews of upcoming production models. It's rare for one show car to serve as both, but then MINI is unique in the business. The Crossover concept that the BMW subsidiary ...

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