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    Video: New Smart Fortwo and Forfour teased in promo video
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    Smart is just about ready to launch the all-new generations of the Fortwo and Forfour. It might be hard to get excited for a car with such a mixed reputation, but the company has high expectations for the updated models. In a new video, Smart teases some nearly final prototypes during arctic ...

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    Video: Cadillac spends some more time with ATS at the 'Ring
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    There's a new "ATS the Journey" video from Cadillac up on YouTube, called "Chapter One: Welcome to the Green Hell." We saw the introductory video two weeks ago, and unfortunately, there's not much new to see in this one. We get some good looks at the exterior of the test mule, though for some ...

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    Deep-Dive: Behind the scenes at Toyota's R&D center, Part Two
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    Behind the Scenes at Toyota's R&D Center – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's impossible to overlook the negative impact the recalls have had on Toyota's reputation for safety and reliability. Seemingly overnight, the automaker that could do no wrong has been brought back ...

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    Video: Aston Martin releases new One-77 testing footage
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    Aston Martin One-77 testing footage – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    To be blunt, the Aston Martin One-77 is all sorts of awesome. Having recently crested the 220-mph top speed mark in testing, the One-77 will be the fastest, most expensive Aston road car ever produced. But ...

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    Video: McLaren MP4-12C being tested in Spain
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    McLaren MP4-12C undergoing testing – Click the image above to view the video after the jump
    As McLaren Automotive moves toward production launch of its new MP4-12C next year, the workload for the engineers is intensifying to make sure everything functions as it should. Since England isn't ...

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    Statement on Ferrari website lashes out against Toro Rosso "indiscretion"
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    Sour grapes much? Both of Italy's Formula One teams had to switch drivers mid-season during the year: Scuderia Toro Rosso (because Sebastien Bourdais wasn't working out) and Scuderia Ferrari (due to Felipe Massa injury). However, due to the comprehensive ban on in-season testing, neither could ...

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    GM and Army open up new test facility on Yuma Proving Ground
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    GM Desert Proving Ground Yuma - Click above for an image gallery
    General Motors and the U.S. Army have officially cut the ribbon opening the automaker's all-new Desert Proving Ground this week. Located just outside Yuma, Arizona, the testing facility is built on 2400 acres of leased government ...

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    REPORT: Tata Nano passes European crash testing
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    2009 Tato Nano - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Tata Nano, the diminutive Indian four-door econobox rumored to eventually arrive in U.S. showrooms, has reportedly passed current European impact testing. According to Autocar, the offset front and side impact tests took place at the ...

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    Michigan International Speedway joining with state to create car test facility
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    Michigan International Speedway (MIS) plays host to two NASCAR races: the 3M Performance 400 Presented by Bondo in the Sprint Cup Series, and the Carfax 250 in the Nationwide Series. Both races are likely to involve a fair number of cars crashing into each other, so it's ronic, then, that the MIS ...

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    Spy Shots: Volvo XC60 out playin' in the snow
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    Volvo is working hard to finish development on the production version of its XC60 CUV before it goes on sale later in 2008. We'll see the official unveiling in Geneva most likley, and the concept has certainly whetted our appetite. Aimed at the smaller end of the premium CUV market, the XC60 will ...

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    VIDEO: VW Golf VI caught testing
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    click above to view videoNothing groundbreaking here, another Golf. The excitement will reside underneath the clean, evolutionary styling presided over by Walter da'Silva, Volkswagen's Group Design Chief. Powertrains will range from VW's diesel core competency to snorty sixes in the highest ...

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    Try, try again: FIA puts further restrictions on F1, freezes engine development
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    The World Motor Sport Council of the FIA, the international racing authority that governs Formula One, among other series, has rolled out a series of restrictions on the development of F1 cars starting with the coming 2008 season. The restrictions include a complete freeze on engine development for ...

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    Spy Video: Mitsubishi Evo X in motion
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    Before the folks over at Mitsubishi drop their crown jewel Evo X on an eager public, many road-hours of testing have to be logged in the souped-up Lancer. Besides the fact that the Evo X is arguably Mitsubishi's most recognizable car, there is plenty of new technology that needs to be perfected ...

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    VIDEO: Step inside BMW's F1 wind tunnel
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    Fun though it may be, racing is still an applied science. Perhaps this is most evident in the tech heavy F1 cars. BMW uses a very trick wind tunnel to test their Sauber F1 car in virtually all dynamic conditions to ensure that the aerodynamics give the desired result. This video has a bit of a ...

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    SPY VIDEO: Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate
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    With the new C-Class sedan already firing on all cylinders, Mercedes-Benz is preparing its compact wagon variant. Some intrepid paparazzi managed to catch the upcoming C-Class Estate undergoing apparent cold-weather testing with minimal camouflage, in a video that you'll find after the ...

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    SPY SHOTS: Charger/Challenger Chimera
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    Nose-grafting with common-platform cars is always fun. You could put an '84 LTD front clip on your Fox-body Mustang if you wanted to. While that would look, ahem, unique - this Charger has had a face transplant in the name of science. The long-lensers at KGP spotted this modified LX running around ...

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    VIDEO: Porsche Panamera goes north to Sweden
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    If you want to get spy shots of vehicles that will soon be showing up in European dealerships, the place to be every year from December to March is the area near the Arctic Circle in Sweden. One person of apparently hardy stock captured a pair of Porsche Panamera prototypes heading out to a ...

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    VIDEO: Corvair to Nader: Kiss my unsafe quarter panel!
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    YouTube serves up another cool video. Corvairs are hella cool, and they were tarred and feathered out of existence by zealots. They were no worse than other cars on the road at the time, but they were picked up as all that was wrong with motoring safety by Ralph Nader. Cars in in the late '50s when ...

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    Spy Shots: VW's Sharan van
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    There's a whole class of small minivans over in Europe that we miss out on here in the US. Ford's got the great new S-Max, and Volkswagen's working on bringing a new version of its Sharan to market. AutoExpress managaed to nab a new Sharan, due by the end of 2008, with one of its long lenses. These ...

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    Spy Shots: 2009 Audi A8
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    At first glance, you'll hardly be able to tell a difference between the 2007 Audi A8 and the testing mule you're staring at here. The most obvious differences are the extra-wide fenders flares on the mule. Nevertheless, this is the next iteration of the A8, which will also sport some mechanical ...

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