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    Official: Tesla Supercharger wins AOL Autos Tech of the Year award
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    The votes are in, the ballots have been counted and the envelope is open. Together with our partners at AOL Autos, we're proud to announce the winner of our second annual Technology of the Year award. After having awarded the inaugural prize last year to Chrysler for its UConnect infotainment ...

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    Two Wheels: Japanese motorcycles moving into forced induction
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    While turbocharging and supercharging may be nothing new in the automotive industry, motorcycle engines are almost always naturally aspirated. But even that's beginning to change. At the Tokyo Motor Show last week, two major Japanese companies showed off new forced-induction motorbike ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #335
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    Porsche Macan, Rolls-Royce SUV, Tesla expands Superchargers, Mitsubishi Attrage, 2014 Toyota Corolla Episode #335 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Zach Bowman and Jeff Ross talk about the explosion of luxury SUVs and crossovers from the Porsche Macan to the rumored ...

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    Video: Super tiny supercharged V8 engine enters production [w/video]
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    If you've ever found yourself thinking the world needs more miniature supercharged V8 engines, think no more. Conley Precision Engines has put the finishing touches on its Stinger 609; a 6.09 cubic inch, fully-functional V8 engine. The little mill has its own supercharger, dual carburetors and a ...

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    Exclusive: In deep with Tesla CEO Elon Musk: Financials, Falcon doors and finding faults in the Model S
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    Tesla Motors Elon Musk spends about half his working life – i.e., almost all of his waking hours – in his office at SpaceX in Los Angeles. The automotive CEO is, after all, also in charge of the rocket company, which means that he's thinking about a lot more than just ramping up ...

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    ETC: Car and Driver dissects the physics of monster trucks
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    It doesn't really matter what age you are, we can all agree that monster trucks are awesome. How can you argue with a 20-foot tall tube-frame harbinger of destruction, mowing down row after row derelict cars and trucks? Every "SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY!," somewhere in America, a dirt-filled arena is ...

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    Rumormill: Chrysler SRT8 models to boast 570-hp supercharged option for 2012?
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    If 470 horsepower is fun, 570 raging stallions can be positively evil. Rumor has it that Chrysler thinks so too, and the automaker plans to unveil an optional tier of SRT vehicles with upgraded powerplants. Later in the year, the Dodge Charger SRT8 and Chrysler 300 SRT8 will reportedly be ...

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    Video: The Smoking Tire wrings out the 620 hp VF Engineering BMW M3
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    The Smoking Tire gets to play with the VF Engineering toy box – Click above to watch video after the jump
    When VF Engineering comes to party, they do so in the biggest way possible. The crew recently invited the guys from The Smoking Tire out to Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch for a ...

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    2011 Horex defines revolution as a supercharged VR6 in a retro-standard package
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    2011 Horex is "Das Neue Motorrad" -Click above for high-res image gallery
    Recently, we reported the scheduled release of an all-new motorcycle hailing from Germany, known to us only as Das Neue Motorrad, the news came with much anticipation, the excitement being twofold. First, the prospect of ...

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    Review: 2010 Audi S5 Cabriolet speaks too softly, but carries a big stick
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    2010 Audi S5 Cabriolet - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Taking a great looking performance car and chopping off its roof is risky business – compromises are inevitable. That's especially true in this modern age of unibody structures. Removing a big chunk of a vehicle's architecture ...

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    Lotus begins offering supercharger kits for all NA Elises and Exiges
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    Lotus Elise - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Anyone who's picked up a Lotus Elise or Exige before the kids from Hethel began offering a factory supercharged engine, help is at hand. Drivers of normally aspirated Lotuses can now get a factory style blower kit from Lotus Cars USA. The ...

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    Fesler Camaro taking shape, smoking tires [w/VIDEO]
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    High end tuner Fesler has created its own 2010 Fesler Moss Camaro; a tuned-up version of the hot-selling coupe that's been designed as an homage of sorts to General Motors' 1969 Bowtie. For about $55,000, you can get features like an adjustable coilover ...

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    Novitec gets ambitious, builds "own" supercar, the TuLesto
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    Novitec TuLesto - Click above for a hi-res gallery
    Novitec has long been regarded for their ability to produce streetable tuner Ferrari models with massive power and generally well-integrated aesthetic and aerodynamic modifications. And while this car, the Novitec TuLesto that see before you ...

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    Detroit 2009: White Lightning - Jaguar shows 510 bhp XKRs [w/VIDEO]
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of the 2010 Jaguar XKR
    Emerging from Jaguar's press conference yesterday from a cloud of manufactured smoke and amidst the too-loud blare of the Gallagher Brothers were the stonking new XKR Coupe and Convertible.While the exterior receives subtle changes (new ...

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    VIDEO: Stealth 1,000 HP Nissan Patrol
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    We just told you about Nissan's next-gen Patrol SUV and the fact that it might be coming to North America. While rumors have the engine options including a first-ever V8 for the model, the big news is the diesel engine co-developed ...

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    VIDEO: Corvette ZR1 goes autocrossing
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    The Corvette ZR1 is the fastest, most ridiculously cool production Corvette ever produced. After taking the ZR1 for several hot laps of the Lutzring in Milford, we'd go as far as to say it's one of the fastest vehicles we've ever driven. Journalists aren't ...

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    Jaguar XFR to debut in Detroit
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    The Jaguar XF has been a shot of adrenaline for the perpetually struggling leaping cat, as sexy lines and ample performance are adding new customers to the brand. We love the balance of the naturally aspirated V8 and the ample bite of its supercharged sibling, but we'll always be agreeable with the ...

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    High gas prices mean more superchargers. We're okay with that
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    Click above for more shots of the GM LSA V8 and its Eaton superchargerThe ongoing debate between the supercharger camp and the turbo boys isn't likely to die along with large, fuel-thirsty performance engines. In fact, Eaton believes that the market for both power-boosters will continue to grow at ...

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    VIDEO: First Corvette ZR1 delivered to proud papa
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Corvette ZR1 at Barrett-JacksonThe very first Corvette ZR1 has rolled off the assembly line at General Motors' assembly plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and the proud owner of the 638-horsepower hellraiser was there in person to claim his prize. Chevy dealer ...

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    SEMA Preview: Mopar supercharger for Dodge Challenger
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Dodge Challenger SRT-8.Mopar can't let Speedfactory have all the fun supercharging the Dodge Challenger SRT-8, so when the SEMA show rolls around this November, the in-house tuners of all things pentastar will unveil a blown Challenger of their own.The ...

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