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    Beijing: Peugeot 2008 DKR aiming for Dakar, makes detour to Beijing
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    Peugeot is no stranger to dirt-oriented motorsports, but with the 2008 DKR, the French automaker is striking out in a different direction than the rally stages of Europe. Instead, it has placed aim squarely on the notorious Dakar Rally, arguably one of the most grueling, demanding and dangerous ...

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    Spy Shots: Ferrari LaFerrari XX confirmed, seen lapping the 'Ring?
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    Ferrari makes road cars and they make race cars, but the automaker found a middle ground somewhere in between when it launched the FXX in 2005. Homologated neither for race or street, the FXX emerged as Maranello's first customer development prototype, "allowing" well-heeled clients to test new ...

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    New York: Subaru previews rally-ready WRX STI for Global RallyCross
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    Subaru's long and distinguished history in the world of rallying is about to get another chapter, as it's set to field a team in the Global RallyCross Championship. The car? The all-new WRX STI. Yes, Subaru will be fielding a GRC challenger, with drivers Bucky Lasek and Sverre Isachsen at the ...

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    Official: Peugeot 2008 DKR to challenge Dakar with help from Red Bull [w/video]
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    The Mini All4 Racing team has dominated the Dakar Rally in recent years, with wins in 2012, 2013 and 2014. In this year's event, its drivers stood atop all three steps on the podium, and it had seven cars in the top ten. However, Mini's superiority is getting a big challenge in 2015 because ...

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    Motorsports: Ferrari USA boss takes over as F1 team principal steps down
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    Stefano Domenicali, the team principal of Ferrari's struggling Formula One team, has resigned. Domenicali's term at the helm of the legendary F1 team started with a bang, as the Scuderia captured the constructors' title in 2008, but went downhill rather quickly. In his tenure, Domenicali, above, ...

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    Video: 1964 Ford GT40 prototype sells for $7M
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    Seven-figure Ferraris are not horribly rare. Heck, an eight-figure Ferrari isn't a rare occurrence. Between modern masterpieces like the Enzo and more classic offerings, cracking the million-dollar mark isn't a particularly tall order for the cars from Maranello. For a Ford, though, it's a big ...

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    Motorsports: Gene Haas granted F1 license by FIA
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    Gene Haas, co-owner of former NASCAR champion team Stewart-Haas Racing, has officially received a Formula One team license by the FIA. The new squad could begin racing as soon as the 2015 F1 season. "Obviously, we're extremely pleased to have been granted a Formula One license by the FIA. It's ...

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    Motorsports: Honda Performance Development reveals new ARX-04b LMP2 coupe
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    Make no mistake about it: Honda is big in racing. It was the first Japanese automaker to enter Formula One, remains the most successful and is set to return as an engine supplier next season. It's powered more IndyCar race winners and champions than any other manufacturer, hands down. Honda has ...

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    Video: F1 car models made from paper will blow your mind
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    There is an old saying that goes, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." The short film Paper Dreams illustrates just how true that is and includes some beautifully detailed automotive models to get the point across. Paul started crafting paper model kits as ...

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    Exclusive: Motus and Race Car Replicas debut RCR Monoposto and Baby Block MV4 engine [w/video]
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    The beautiful red racecar you see above may not be what you think it is. It's not vintage, it has never actually seen competition, and it's not from Italy. What it is, though, is the wrapper that debuts a new powerplant from the crew at Motus, the small-scale American motorcycle manufacturer from ...

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    Motorsports: Formula Drift kicks off 11th season on Streets of Long Beach
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    The 2014 Formula Drift series kicked off last weekend in Long Beach, and saw Chris Forsberg, who you'll recall went mad and drifted around a warehouse in an Infiniti M, take the title behind the wheel of his Hankook Tire Nissan 370Z (shown above). Forsberg ran away with the first round of ...

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    Read This: Everything you ever wanted to know about getting started in road racing
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    For many auto enthusiasts, one of the higher items on their bucket list is to go racing on the track – whether it's a road course, dirt track oval or even a drag strip. But what if you want to make racing into a regular hobby? While each type of motorsport carries its own challenges and ...

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    Motorsports: Race Recap: 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix is racing like you dream about
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    Well. What a race. The first line of last year's Bahrain Grand Prix recap was, "The sand, the wind, the penalties, the contact and the one crash – all of them collided to make the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix a surprise affair from day to day and lap to lap." This year the sand stayed ...

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    Auctions: Stirling Moss-crashed 1956 Maserati 450S to be auctioned in Monaco
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    RM Auctions has some very special and expensive Italian sportscars of the 50s and 60s consigned for its auction in Monaco on May 10, but the one that currently carries the highest estimated value at between 4 and 5.5 million euros ($5.5 - $7.5 million) is a 1956 Maserati 450S with some very ...

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    Motorsports: Williams apologizes to drivers, fans, for botched 'team orders'
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    For the second year in a row, the Malaysian Grand Prix ended in a controversy over team orders - the commands from teams ordering teammates to let each other pass for positions. Whereas last year's fiasco surrounded Red Bull Racing, Williams is now under the microscope following last weekend's ...

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    Auctions: eBay Find of the Day: Harley-Davidson powered Toyota Prius [w/video]
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    Sometimes we pluck cars from the listings of eBay Motors because they're old and interesting, some for being simply lovely, some for rarity and some for pure fun. And sometimes we pick eBay Finds of the Day, because they're hacked apart Toyota Prius' with Harley Davidson V-twin-power; concocted ...

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    Exclusive: McLaren preparing 650S extreme track-bound versions
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    McLaren isn't a company used to standing still. It has 182 grand prix victories under its belt, a dozen Formula One titles and some of the most lust-worthy supercars ever made. So we could hardly blame anyone (ourselves included) for impatiently anticipating what the team at Woking has coming ...

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    Video: Red Bull Romaniacs even more impressive in slow motion
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    It's a lot of fun to watch motorcycles being pushed to their limits, with riders manipulating machines to do exactly what they want. Red Bull apparently understands that fact well, as it has taken the minimalist approach to promoting the Red Bull Romaniacs Hard-Enduro Rally in Sibiu, Romania, ...

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    Official: Acura TLX GT racecar to make motorsports debut at Detroit Grand Prix
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    Acura debuted its TLX GT racecar at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, and it looks like the racer is set to get its first competitive outing in Motown as well. The RealTime Racing team is competing with a single car driven by Peter Cunningham for the Pirelli World Challenge rounds ...

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    Motorsports: Race Recap: 2014 Malaysian F1 Grand Prix [spoilers]
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    The Malaysian Grand Prix is always one of the jokers on the Formula One calendar: you know it's going to rain during the weekend, but you don't know when. This year it began during qualifying, the dammed up clouds over the Sepang track dumping their reservoirs just before Q1 and causing a ...

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