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    Motorsports: ACO announces new LMP3 class for Le Mans prototype racing [w/videos]
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    Starting a career in formula racing? There's a whole dedicated ladder of feeder series from Formula Renault to GP2. Ditto rally, Indy, NASCAR... even Dakar-style rally raid has the Land Rover Defender Challenge. But sports endurance racing is a bit more tricky. You can start out in GT cars, but ...

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    Official: Shelby American cleans house of 14 concept cars
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    Typically when an automaker rolls out a concept car or pre-production prototype, it does its tour and then disappears into the company's archives. Maybe it will be displayed for the public to see in the company's own museum or maybe it will spend most of its time under covers in a warehouse ...

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    Spy Shots: LaFerrari racing prototype spotted in Southern Europe
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    Rumors have been circulating for a few months now that Ferrari could be gearing up to challenge for outright victory at Le Mans once again with an LMP1 racer of its own. First the head of the sports racing division hinted at the prospect, then the head of the Formula One team lent it more ...

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    Official: Ford reveals new rapid prototyping and low-volume production techniques [w/video]
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    It's called "F3T," and that stands for Ford Free-form Fabrication Technology. The process that The Blue Oval has developed means being able to sidestep the weeks-long process of tool-and-die making when engineers want to construct a new part, allowing them to fabricate a three-dimensional part ...

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    Report: McLaren dealership creates special MP4-12C Greenwich Edition
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    Could this be a first? Normally we wait in anticipation of the camouflage to be taken off prototype cars, but Greenwich Patch is reporting that Miller Motorcars in Greenwich, CT has taken a production car back to its prototype days. The McLaren MP4-12C above was painted gray, but you'd never know ...

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    Auctions: Original Porsche 959 prototype will be on the block at Barrett-Jackson auction
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    The Porsche 959 was arguably the finest supercar of its era (1986-1989). Beneath its fiberglass-reinforced Kevlar and aluminum body panels hid some of the world's most advanced automotive technology, including an innovative all-wheel-drive system, a twin-shock suspension offering adjustable ride ...

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    Spy Shots: Best look at BMW's forthcoming 1 Series GT
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    A new era of front-wheel-drive BMW vehicles, riding on a platform that is to be shared with Mini and dubbed with the 1 Series GT moniker, is out in the world. Following closely the form set by the BMW Concept Active Tourer that we snapped in Paris this year. The new small BMW has a revised ...

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    Spy Shots: 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series suffers fiery wreck while testing
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    Mercedes-Benz has been running its new, and most certainly badass, SLS AMG Black Series around the Nürburgring of late, doing the sort of high-speed and handling tests that such supercars require to be perfectly super. Getting the bugs worked out is a good thing though, as these scary ...

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    Spy Shots: Next Infiniti G37 sedan nearly ready to take on BMW 3 Series
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    After already seeing a test mule of the new Infiniti G37, dressed up in the current car's clothes, we knew that it was only a matter of time before the prototypes started hitting the roads for testing. And here they are. Clad in your typical head-to-toe camouflage, the identity of the new-look G ...

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    Spy Shots: Cadillac ELR caught testing in production form
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    After announcing its intent to go forward with a production version of the fetching Converj concept more than a year ago, all has been pretty quiet on the Cadillac ELR front – until now. We burn for this kind of drama. The long lenses have reported in from the field with the first-ever spy ...

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    Official: Lamborghini opens new prototype development center
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    Lamborghini has formally opened its newest location, a center for advanced prototyping and assembly study in Emiliana. As a symbol of the more Earth-friendly tech Lamborghini plans to bring to its cars, the two-story building is the first multistory building in Italy with a Class A environmental ...

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    Video: SSC runs Tuatara prototype from 0-200 in under 16 seconds
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    Shelby Super Cars surprised everyone when its Utlimate Aero managed to show the Bugatti Veyron a thing or two. This without the massive development budget that Volkswagen put in to developing the Veyron, mind you. But if its first shot was impressive, its follow-up should prove even more ...

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    Spy Shots: Latest Subaru BRZ prototype comes into view
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    Our elite squad of highly-trained spy photographers has nabbed a handful of new photos of the soon-to-be-unveiled Subaru BRZ. The front engine, rear-wheel drive sports coupe was spotted out and about on public streets wrapped in suitable camouflage ahead of its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show ...

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    Caterham counts far beyond Seven with new SP/300R [w/video]
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    Caterham SP/300R – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The concept of the track car is a relatively new one, bridging the divide between racing cars and road cars. And with the confines of street driving constricting the enjoyment of sports cars on public roads, more and more drivers ...

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    Avera Motors teases high-efficiency prototype
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    Florida-based Avera Motors is beginning to part the veil of secrecy surrounding what the company has been up to for the past few years. The KGB is a downright chatty bunch compared to the start-up automaker, and until now, we've only had one very info-light web site and a handful of rumors to ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Everything you need to start your own supercar company
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    Volarri Valeta prototype – Click above for image gallery
    Everybody and their cousin wants to start their own supercar company. Aside from the major ones that made it, like Enzo Ferrari, Ferdinand Porsche, Ferruccio Lamborghini and even their modern successor Horacio Pagani, the industry is ...

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    Jeep XJ001 Prototype makes us want to grow a mustache, wear jean cut-offs
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    1969 Jeep XJ001 Prototype – Click above for image gallery
    We spend more than a few moments of our day on the "what ifs" of the automotive world. What if Jaguar decided to get back into the supercar game? What if Ford made a Bronco with Raptor underpinnings? What if Jeep finally decided to ...

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    Auction Action: Steve Saleen's pre-pro Ford GT up for grabs in Monterey
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    Steve Saleen's Ford GT Prototype – Click above for image gallery
    Steve Saleen has apparently gotten it in his mind to auction off his personal Ford GT. While we're not exactly ones to go all star-crossed over a vehicle's ownership history, this particular car is more than a plain vanilla GT ...

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    Spy Shots: BMW 5-Series Touring spied prior to Leipzig debut
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    BMW 5-Series Touring spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Only days after receiving official word that BMW would be unveiling its next-generation 5 Series Touring at the Auto Mobil International in Leipzig, our spies have spotted a nearly finished prototype frolicking in the ...

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    Video: Volvo helping to develop new material that could be both battery and bodywork
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    Battery bodywork prototype material – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    How much will a plug-in vehicle's battery weigh in 2020? How much will the same car's bodywork weigh? If a new prototype material developed by researchers in the Imperial College London in the UK turns out ...

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