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    Report: TVR nixes production restart, vows to pursue... wind turbines?!
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    TVR owner Nikolai Smolenski has taken the tiny English car firm on a ride wilder than anything you could get from a Speed 12 (pictured), and now he's riding the name right out of the car business. Telling Autocar that the production possibilities don't make financial sense anymore, he is instead ...

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    Report: Jaguar to confine turbine-powered C-X75 to track use? [w/poll]
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    We can appreciate a good track car as much as the next enthusiast, but we're beginning to bemoan their creation as a way out for automakers to charge wealthy customers obscene amounts of money for cars they're not even legally allowed to drive on the road. (As least, not in countries were ...

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    Report: Jaguar gears up to produce small run of turbine-powered C-X75 supercars
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    Jaguar has a bit of a tricky history with supercars. The only previous example it actually built was the XJ220, which remains an impressive specimen even 20 years later, even though it never quite lived up to what the original concept car promised those who put down their deposits. Then in 2010 ...

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    Man creates world's only turbine-powered Batmobile [w/video]
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    Having a real-life Batmobile in your driveway sounds like a fun idea. Upon closer inspection, however, it's not going to be that exciting. Most often, Batmobile replicas are powered by something like a junkyard-salvaged General Motors 350, featuring an interior reminiscent of a hastily cobbled ...

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    Video: Turbine-powered golf cart is the quickest way to the clubhouse
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    There are plenty of fine reasons to play golf. Everyone needs an excuse to get outside and stretch their legs, and smacking the life out of a little white ball is a socially acceptable way to relieve stress with a club. But for many of us, the only reason to get on the green is to get behind the ...

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    Video: SPEED pits minivan versus pickup in jet engine warfare
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    There are two ways to do jet-powered vehicles. On one hand, you have the deliciously simple and effective method of strapping a used jet engine to a car or truck, and letting the thrust do the rest. On the other, slightly more complicated side, you can attach a turbine to a shaft drive, ...

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    Video: Mini Cooper S gets some jet-propelled junk in the trunk
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    Mini Cooper S Turbine – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    Every once in a while, a car comes along that really gives us pause. This is one of those times. On the one hand, a jet-powered anything is cool. On the other, this is a Mini Cooper S that utlizes its original, ...

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    Barrett-Jackson 2011: Woodill Wildfire is a turbine-powered thing of beauty
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    1955 Woodill Wildfire at Barrett-Jackson – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Before stumbling upon this 1955 Woodill Wildfire here at the Barrett-Jackson festivities in Scottsdale, we weren't even aware that such a car existed. And this is one of the reasons why Barrett-Jackson is ...

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    Of Course They Are: Jaguar reportedly investigating C-X75 production
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    Jaguar C-X75 Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Remember the Jaguar C-X75 Concept at the Paris Motor Show? Of course you do. The company repeatedly said it was "a pure concept" that wouldn't ever learn what the word "production" meant. Well, along with Galileo, Jaguar is ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Turbine-powered 1982 Porsche 928 spits flames, takes names
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    1982 Porsche 928 with a Boeing T50 turbine engine – Click above for image gallery, watch video after the jump
    How often are you going to see the phrase "Flame Shooter" in an eBay Motors description? And of those instances, how often will the seller be referring to flames that emerge a ...

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    Report: F1 turbine engine proposal being analyzed by FIA?
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    Think F1 racers are more like fighter jets than cars? You're not far off. Both F1 cars and jets are made primarily of lightweight composites, travel at ludicrous speeds, generate unfathomable Gs of force, have single-seat cockpits, cost millions of dollars, and are developed (and operated) by ...

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    Germany's Wimmer RS unveils stonking 386 HP Volkswagen GTI
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    Wimmer RS 386-hp GTI -- Click above for image gallery
    Wimmer RS played around with a VW GTI, and this is the result: nothing too much on the outside and terror under the hood. The exterior, especially for a German tuner, is admirably untouched: just a set of 20-inch Motec Antares wheels, and a ...

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    VIDEO: Jay Leno takes EcoJet out for a spin
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    Jay Leno's EcoJet - Click above to watch the video
    Now that Jay Leno's retired from his duties hosting The Tonight Show, he may find himself with a bit more time on his hands to devote to his many automotive passions. Jay occasionally leans towards the green end of the interesting vehicle ...

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    VIDEO: More turbine excellence -- this time, it's a Z car
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    Follow the jump for video of the 280Z TurbineThis video was uploaded to YouTube in 2006, so yes, we know it's old. Make a snide "SLOW NEWS DAY? THIS IS OLD!" comment at your own risk. As for us, we saw it for the first time Tuesday night as a "related video" on the Turbine Porsche 928 clip. Chances ...

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    Auction Action: Reynolds' "Tobacco King" Rocket Axle Car on the block
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    Click on the image for more shots of the '64 Galaxy with Rocket AxleWe're pretty pumped-up about this auction for a 1964 Ford Galaxy from Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic, running from May 15-18 in Indianapolis, IN. Even if we didn't love the '64 Galaxy as an A/FX drag-car, which we do, the ...

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    VIDEOS: Jet-powered Dodge Caravan earns its Sports badge
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    Chris Krug has what we think might be the most bad-ass late-90's Dodge Caravan in the world. Like us, he apparently thought the 150-hp V6 just wasn't enough and added some supplemental power via a 1,000-hp helicopter jet engine. But he left the original piston powerplant in place to retain its ...

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    Yearly update on Project 1221
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    It's as close as we'll come to a Mr. Fusion for a long time. Project 1221 is an independently-funded project to develop a zero-emissions gas turbine powered vehicle.They've released their yearly update, which offers scant information shrouded in obfuscatory nebulous prose. From what we can glean, ...

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    SEMA: Jay Leno and GM unveil turbine-powered EcoJet supercar
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    click on image to enlargeUnforgettable cars associated with the Leno name include the Tank Car and the twin turbo Toronado. After Monday night, we can add the EcoJet to that list. Designed and produced in collaboration with Leno, his Big Dog team of mechanics and GM's Design Studio in North ...

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