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Could this be a first? Normally we wait in anticipation of the camouflage to be taken off prototype cars, but Greenwich Patch is reporting that Miller Motorcars in Greenwich, CT has taken a production car back to its prototype days. The McLaren MP4-12C above was painted gray, but you'd never know it because the sheetmetal has been covered by a vinyl wrap decorated with the same camouflage pattern McLaren uses for its pre-production prototypes. It was designed by McLaren - for proof, check out th

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Our neighbors to the north do scandal a little differently. According to The National Post and The Globe and Mail, political candidate Danielle Smith and her tour bus has aroused some controversy thanks to a pair of ill-placed wheels on her campaign wheels. Smith is campaigning in the Alberta election as a member of the right-wing, liberterian Wildrose Party, and while her staffers initially approved the bus design, they didn't notice any issue with the portrait's placement early on. Then Twitte

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We saw lots of intriguing mod jobs at SEMA this year. But among them we didn't see one Lamborghini with a ski rack. Not one! Leave it to the Swedish, then, to show us the way.

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Buying a new car can be a bit of a daunting experience for many, but it can also be a lot of fun. Especially when you get to configure your car just the way you want it. For Chevrolet, that often includes ordering special graphics packages. But while you'd expect to find stripes running up the hood and down the flanks of a Camaro, the Bowtie brand's graphics packages are also available for the Cruze econo-sedan, the Volt plug-in hybrid and yes, even the Sonic hatchback.

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Porsche Italy has jumped into the art car scene with both feet by inviting young designers from the world over to come up with a vinyl wrap for the Cayman. The entries have already been pared down to 30 semi finalists, and registered users at DesignBoom.com can submit up to 10 votes for their favorite. The wraps vary from playful to the outright trippy, and to be honest, we'd have a hard time picking one look over the others. After voting wraps up on January 31st, the top four designs will enter

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2012 Ford Focus showing off its tattoos – Click above for high-res image gallery

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The Smart ForTwo gets its Hello Kitty on – Click above to enlarge

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Nissan Graphics Custom Vinyl Wraps – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Bentley Continental GT "SS" by Dartz – Click above for high-res image gallery

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One of the Smart customization program's vinyl wraps – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Fastskinz MPG-Plus vehicle wrap - Click above for a high-res image gallery

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Fastskinz MPG-Plus vehicle wrap - Click above for a high-res image gallery

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Know why golf balls sport their dimpled finish? That uneven surface cuts wind resistance, allowing the little objects to fly further through the air. Similar technology has more recently been applied to athletic garments like the oufits worn by Olympic swimmers and cyclists. Could the same principles also apply to automobiles? At least according to a new venture called FastSkinz, the answer is yes. This company's recent development by SkinzWraps, a firm that specializes in vinyl wraps for automo

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Click above for a high-res gallery of ABT's line of wraps

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