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    Video: Ford pits The Stig against Gran Turismo 6 in Focus ST Goodwood run
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    The Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of the world great automotive gatherings. So, it was the perfect event for Ford to give the refreshed 2015 Focus ST its world debut in front of a loving public. It even surprised us with a new diesel-powered version, as well. The Blue Oval really put its ...

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    Video: Google Street View car versus The Stig in Mercedes SLS is not a fair fight
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    Everyone loves the Stig, and it's hard to blame them. Whether it is the British, American, Australian or even Russian versions of Top Gear, there is something undeniably cool about a mystery man who can lap a track as quick as the top racing drivers in the world. When Google Street View showed ...

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    Video: Play with this interactive SLS AMG Black Series POV track video, courtesy of Top Gear
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    We post a lot of videos on Autoblog, but we aren't sure we've ever posted one quite like this. This is a video of Top Gear's Stig lapping the Dunsfold test track in a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series. But even for the talented video crews at TG, this isn't everyday fare. A 360-degree, ...

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    Video: Top Gear's The Stig is coming to Forza 5
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    Some say that the red ring of death is what he calls his belly button, and that in a past life, he was the dog from Duck Hunt. All we know is, he's not The Stig, but he is the Stig's digital cousin, and for the first time ever, you'll be able to race him. That's right, as part of Forza ...

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    Video: Audi RS6 driven by former Stig Ben Collins egged on in 'The Duel'
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    Apparently driving a 553-horsepower Audi RS6 Avant with carbon-fiber egg launchers that shoot paint-filled eggs is what Stigs do when they retire from Top Gear. And unfortunately for stuntman Damien Walters, he happens to be the target. Walters – on foot with his paint-eggs and no ...

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    Report: Is BTCC driver Gordon Shedden the Stig?
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    Would BBC's Top Gear enjoy the same worldwide popularity and near-universal adoration without the silent mystery of its apex-hunting white knight, The Stig? Hard to say in earnest, but we'd like to believe the answer is "no." After all, the Clarkson blarney can get irritating after prolonged ...

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    Report: Jeremy Clarkson banked $21M from BBC last year
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    Jeremy Clarkson, host of Top Gear, is known for many things. He's arguably the most polite, unoffensive person... in the world. His consideration for people, countries, and causes is renowned. No, wait – that's wrong. While he may be none of the things listed above, he is now known, for ...

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    Official: Top Gear returns for Series 20 on June 30
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    Good news, petrolheads: Top Gear is coming back for its 20th season, starting on June 30. Yes, we mean the original UK version of the hit motoring show. Time to get those DVRs fired up... hopefully that means it will air on BBC America in the States around the same time. While we don't have any ...

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    Video: Watch Top Gear USA try to outrun The Stig in an apocalyptic Camry
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    The Stig makes his return to Top Gear USA on the History Channel tonight, though it looks like the circumstances could be better. The upside is that Rutledge Wood, Adam Ferrara and Tanner Foust appear to have built themselves a Road-Warrior-iffic late-1990s Toyota Camry complete with an electric ...

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    Video: Pagani Huayra sets new Top Gear Test Track record in season premiere
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    The season premiere of Top Gear aired last night in the UK, and did so in typical Top Gear fashion. We've yet to see the episode for ourselves (it's available via Final Gear on bittorrent, and as we reported earlier, will air on BBC America in the US just a week from now on February 4), but ...

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    Infographic: Top Gear Test Track data going back to 2002
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    We've found an infographic for those who want to know everything there is to know about the Top Gear Test Track. The visualized data set comes courtesy of Boost Labs, which is a design and technology firm that has a passion for cars embedded deep within its corporate culture. Since Top Gear is ...

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    Report: Former Stig signs on as Bond stunt driver
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    Ben Collins is staying busy. The former Stig has once again returned to stunt driving, this time for the upcoming James Bond film Skyfall. According to The Mirror, Collins has been spotted filming in Istanbul, where he took the wheel to ram a Land Rover into an Audi during a crash scene. The ...

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    Video: What should Top Gear do to celebrate its next Facebook milestone... blow up a Veyron?
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    The blokes at "Top Gear" love their Facebook friends so much, that when they got 10 million fans, Jeremy Clarkson recorded a short personal thank you. Well, as personal as Clarkson can get anyway. And the Stig showed his appreciation by exploding a caravan (video after the jump). But the batty ...

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    Report: BMW 1M, Fisker Karma and BAC Mono are Top Gear stars' Car of the Year winners
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    Top Gear magazine and Jeremy Clarkson have already let us in on their 2011 care of the year, the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque taking the cake from both of them (although Clarkson made the distinction that the best car of 2011 was the BMW 535d M-Sport Touring). A few more TG stars have clocked in ...

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    Official: New Top Gear edition TomTom satnav features Stig Mode
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    Top Gear fans who go orgasmic at the first note of Jeremy Clarkson's dulcet tones will be happy to hear that TomTom has released a new GPS soaked in the world's favorite car show. As previously rumored, the TomTom Go Live Top Gear Edition sat nav features driving directions narrated by Jezza, as ...

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    Report: Jeremy Clarkson voicepack coming to TomTom navigation
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    Way back when, animated characters were voiced by anonymous folks with great pipes. These days, you need A-list celebs to sell pixelated fish and other playthings. The disembodied and slightly stilted voices of navigation systems appear to be going the same way, and Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson ...

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    Video: Richard Hammond, Stig test Lamborghini Aventador for Top Gear
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    Here's your official spoiler alert warning, as the following video is taken from a Top Gear episode that has yet to air on this side of the Atlantic. Top Gear tests automobiles that are pure dream fuel for the average enthusiast. The Top Gear Test Track has pushed truly tenacious machines to the ...

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    Study: What is the No. 1 dream job of British men? Being a Top Gear host [w/poll]
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    That being a presenter on the hit TV BBC show Top Gear is the dream job of nearly a third of British men isn't surprising in the least. After all, what red-blooded male wouldn't relish the opportunity to drive the very latest (and often enough, the very fastest) automobiles every single day of ...

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    Video: McLaren MP4-12C celebrates second-quickest Power Lap time on Top Gear
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    Ford versus Chevrolet. Porsche 911 vs Nissan GT-R. Audi versus Peugeot. The car business is full of rivalries, but few are as competitive as Ferrari versus McLaren. The two outfits have been at each other's throats for decades around the grand prix circuit. But as tight as the competition is ...

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    Report: Some say... the BBC may sue a UK paper over its Stig lookalike ad
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    The BBC and Top Gear are none too pleased with London's free daily newspaper, Metro. Why the frosty feelings? The newspaper recently ran a large ad to promote a green-themed motoring event, and used a Stig-like character in the spot. The driver, called Clive, is wearing a white racing suit ...

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