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    Report: Forza Motorsport 4 wants to include Porsche models, EA says "Nein!"
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    There were going to be 35 Porsches in Forza Motorsport 4, but now there will be precisely zero. Kind of. In the video game world, some developers own the rights to a brand, and Electronic Arts owns the rights to have Porsche appear in any other game. When the Stuttgart brand appears in a non-EA ...

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    VIDEOS: Need for Speed SHIFT includes Lexus LF-A, BMW M3 GT2, lots of awesome
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    The holidays come for auto freaks several times a year, and we call those times auto shows. But with the motor show calendar on break for the summer, we got an unexpected injection of octane from this year's E3 video game expo. As if it weren't enough to ...

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    Rumormill: Volvo rethinking, shifting focus to wagons
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    Volvo has been trying its darnedest to reinvent itself, but the Swedish automaker is finding it can't escape its own image. Rather than trying to fight it, then, emerging reports suggest that the company will go with the flow while refocusing its model line-up to include more wagons, which already ...

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    Cheap Resourceful driver puts the stick in his stick-shift
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    Fresh from the car-web circuit is this picture taken of a decidedly low-tech and low-profile retrofit for an apparently missing or broken gear-shift leaver. Without knowing exactly what kind of car this was, we'd speculate from the picture that it's a 90's-era pick-up truck, either American or ...

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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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    Iced-out Bentley knob
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/offbeat_news/Have_a_Bentley_Pick_up_a_150_000_shift_knob'; How do you know you've got too much money? When you spend a chunk of it on something like this. The leather Bentley key case is one thing, but this ... this operates on a level all its own. This shift ...

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    BMW M5 shifts old-school
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    Purists will rejoice at the news that for 2007, BMW is offering its lightning-quick M5 with a manual transmission. Although the 500-hp super-sedan is capable of some jaw-dropping supercar-territory performance (like hitting sixty in 4.1 seconds), some enthusiasts have bemoaned its excessive use ...

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