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    Followup: Will Power fined $30,000 for flipping off Indycar officials in New Hampshire
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    Never underestimate the power of the middle finger. After a rain-delay restart ordered by IndyCar officials at New Hampshire Motor Speedway resulted in a crash, driver Will Power chose to express his displeasure by giving those officials a taste of universal sign language with both hands. The event ...

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    Curiosity: Report says we have 35x more HP in our driveways than our power plants
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    It may not be a particularly glamorous definition of the automobile, but it's true on some level that cars and trucks are individual little power generators on wheels, a fact pointed out here by Wired staff writer Alexis Madrigal. Interestingly, when viewed in that light, the United States has an ...

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    Honda discovers 3.5L V6 more powerful than first thought
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    There is nothing better than finding a few stray horses that were previously unaccounted for. Honda engineers were running tests on the Accord's 3.5L V6 engine when they realized it was spinning the dyno with more horsepower and torque than originally thought. It caught the Honda team off guard, as ...

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    Caparo T1 disqualified after taking Top Gear lap record
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    Performance figures don't give an accurate picture of just how well a car performs overall. A given car may be the fastest to sixty, but that doesn't mean it has the highest top speed, tightest cornering or sharpest brakes. Lap times around a given track paint a more accurate, comprehensive ...

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    Born a ramblin' man, reborn a stallion
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    Ferrari engines have found there way into a variety of different cars - Lancias, Maserati, even the forthcoming A1GP racecar - but this has to be a first. Someone is shoehorning the V8 from the late, great Ferrari 360 Modena into a 1960 Nash Rambler wagon, of all things. Dropping V8 powerhouses ...

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    Go your Own Way: Ultima GTR beats Top Gear lap record by 4 seconds
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    Ultima, one of several dozen independent British sportscar companies and makers of the GTR, could only take so much rejection. The cottage automaker claims it offered its road-legal race-car to the producers at BBC's hit TV show Top Gear several times, only to be repeatedly refused. So Ultima took ...

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    Shhhh! Audi RS6 may produce more than 600 HP
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    At one time Japanese regulations prohibited engines in that country producing more than 274hp, and oddly enough a wide array of different engines were all rated at that same level. Given the actual performance of the cars, it was clear that many manufacturers were sandbagging. Audi appears set to ...

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    Spy Shots: high-performance BMW X5
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    Fresh from the paparazzi comes a batch of spy shots showing what appears to be a tuned-up BMW X5 test mule wearing bigger exhaust pipes and a revised front bumper with bigger air intakes that extends farther down to the tarmac. Could this be an M version of the X5? Anything's possible, but don't ...

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    World's Oldest Car steaming its way up to the Auction Block
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    Long before Henry Ford got into the business, and about a year before Daimler and Benz had a go at it, came "La Marquise". Running on coal, wood and paper, the 1884 steam-engined four-wheeler is considered the oldest running car in the world. And it's going up on the auction block at Pebble Beach ...

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    Audi RS6 making 571 HP
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    "Thanks God for traction control," was the first thought that ran through our minds when we came across the reported power figures of the new Audi RS6. Floating around the tubes of the Internets are the chassis codes for the new RS6, which look something like this: Audi AG 47 7967 21 AAJ N31 N30 ...

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    Update on Ford's aspiration for a dual-clutch transmission
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    It looks like the dual-clutch preselector transmission is emerging as the leader in automated manuals. Volkswagen's DSG has been around a while and offers fewer compromises than less purpose-built manuals. Ford's champing at the bit to get their own trick DSG-like transmission into production, and ...

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    Porsche gets its feet wet...with Viper power
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    If you had to pick two high-performance cars that have the least in common, a Porsche and a Viper would surely have to be in the mix. In terms of roadgoing vehicles, these two share little. So they turned to the water, and Fearless is the company that led them there. The Miami-based custom ...

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    HUUUMMMMERRR: H3 SUT arriving with extended bed
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    HUMMER is preparing an sport-utility truck (SUT) version of its entry-level H3, replacing the roofed section on the H3 SUV wagon with a pick-up style cargo bed. Only whereas the larger H2 SUT is the same length as its wagon SUV counterpart, the H3 gets an extended cargo bed. Expected to arrive ...

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    BMW 335i lays down fat dyno numbers
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    BMW's turbocharged 335i is rated by the manufacturer at 300 HP and 300 lb-ft of torque at the crankshaft, which seemed a bit low to us considering the 255 HP rating of its naturally-aspirated brethren. Sure, the turbo system was designed to maximize the usable powerband instead of creating ...

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