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    Report: Italian border agents find $6M in gold bars hidden in car [w/video]
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    Border police in Italy struck gold when they dug a little further into a car trying to pass into Switzerland. The car's occupants, a family of five, claimed to be on an Easter vacation. But police said their nervous behavior prompted them to go on an Easter egg hunt. The officers ...

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    Report: What's ex-CEO Wendelin Wiedeking doing after Porsche? Pizza
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    Three years after an oversize corporate appetite resulted in him departing the CEO's throne at Porsche, Wendelin Wiedeking is back in the hunger business having announced a chain of pizza and pasta restaurants called Vialino. The eatery business isn't new to the former Porsche boss, nor are ...

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    Report: Subaru XV is currently the top-selling car... in Switzerland
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    Seems that the Swiss Family Robinson has stopped throwing its francs at the Volkswagen Golf, and is instead pelting the Subaru XV Crosstrek with its hard-earned geld. According to the Australian blog Best Selling Cars, the Volkswagen Golf has likely been the number one seller in Switzerland every ...

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    Official: Louis Chevrolet honored with giant chrome bust in Swiss home town
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    Sure, we think of Chevrolet as an American automaker. One of the most American, at that. But its eponymous founder wasn't born in these United States. He was born in Switzerland. La Chaux-de-Fonds, to be exact, and so to celebrate the brand's 100th centenary, it has commissioned a local artist to ...

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    Video: Translogic gets inside look at Rinspeed's concept shop
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    Another week brings another action-packed episode of Translogic. Our sister site continues its tour of Europe with a trip to Switzerland's Rinspeed. If there's a car builder that more resembles a toy company for adults, we can't imagine it. Host Bradley Hasemeyer got a full demonstration of ...

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    Video: Jenson Interceptor FF and Ferrari FF take to the slopes of St. Moritz
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    The Jensen Interceptor FF and the Ferrari FF share two letters, but the commonality extends far beyond a nameplate. Both cars are exotic GTs, both have rather unusual roof profiles and 2+2 seating, both are pioneers in all-wheel drive... and both would be fantastic for a trip through the Swiss ...

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    Video: Snow Drift: Ferrari California frolics in the white stuff
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    We blame "The Dukes of Hazzard". The formative years of our youth were spent soaking up images of a 1969 Dodge Charger blasting through fences, careening through fields and generally powering over terrain no street vehicle was ever meant to endure. Since then, we've had a soft spot for ...

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    Video: Nissan's mind-reading cars will predict your mistakes
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    There's a long press release and a video after the jump with scads of information, but it distills to this: controlling machines with your brain. José del R. Millán, a researcher at Switzerland's EPFL, has been developing the technology both for communication and mechanical-control ...

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    Report: European car-jackers hit with import duties on stolen exotics
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    Tax evasion. It's how they got Al Capone, and it's how European authorities are pinning down a team of car-jackers who made off with a trio of top-end automobiles. The thieves reportedly broke into a house in Switzerland and drove off in the proprietor's BMW 750Li, Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano and ...

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    Video: swissRoomBox turns any vehicle into a motor home
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    swissRoomBox – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    The Swiss are masters of precision. The world's most elegant timepieces hail from Switzerland. The multi-purpose and compact tool known as the Swiss Army Knife is praised throughout the world for its utility and dependability. ...

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    Ford Suisse rolls out special edition Focus RS WRC
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    Ford Focus RS WRC special edition for Switzerland – Click above for image gallery of livery proposals
    While the rest of us think "rallying", the Swiss look at their snow-capped mountains and think "skiing". That's largely because the Swiss are not known to be car people. But for every rule ...

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    Report: Swiss Ferrari driver hit with record $290,000 speeding fine
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    Switzerland doesn't mess around when it comes to speeding tickets. Get caught with a lead foot in the land of Alpine vistas and serious chocolate and the cost of your transgression won't be based on a flat rate for the infraction, it will be based on how wealthy you are. An unnamed driver of a ...

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    Geneva 2009: Production Chevrolet Spark hanging out at airport, ready for takeoff
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    Click image above for a high-res gallery of the 2010 Chevrolet Spark
    We've just disembarked from our transatlantic journey, and we haven't even managed to exit the airport here in Switzerland without stumbling into show-related news. The folks at Chevrolet have thoughtfully set up a surprisingly ...

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    Geneva Preview: Mighty Morphin' iChange proves Rinspeed is up to its old tricks
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Rinspeed iChange
    From the gloriously fertile mind of Frank Rinderknecht comes the Rinspeed iChange, a shape-shifting zero-emissions concept car. As its name suggests, the iChange actually morphs its body shape depending on how many people are going to be ...

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    Switzerland considers banning sportscars SUVs everything
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    Switzerland is not the most car-friendly place on earth. (Odd, then, that after Monaco, the mountainous country is one of the most popular residence choices for F1 drivers.) But this just puts it over the top. The Swiss Green Party is proposing legislation that would effectively ban supercars. Most ...

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    Swiss Army Porsche? Matte olive-green 911 (video)
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    Looking at this custom Porsche, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the Swiss army had ordered up a fleet of military-spec 911s. Then you'd quickly realize that while it may be a versatile sports car, the 911 would not be the Porsche most utile for military applications, compared with, say, the ...

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    Crazy rich guy attempts to legalize Ferrari FXX for the street
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    Hey, wait a minute – we thought you couldn't actually purchase the Ferrari FXX, let alone take one out to cavort on the streets of Switzerland. The way it was originally explained, people with 2.5 million dollars to dispose of could purchase the privelege to plant their hindquarters in the ...

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    RIP: Baron Emmanuel Toulo de Graffenried (1914-2007)
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    One of the oldest surviving grand prix racing drivers has left us for the Big Pit-Stop in the Sky. Baron Emmanuel "Toulo" de Graffenried – yes, he was an actual Swiss baron – has died at the ripe old age of 92. De Graffenried raced before and after the Second World War, achieving ...

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