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Lamborghini Murcielago SV reverse-engineered by a team from Iran

They used a real Lambo to figure out how to make their version

They used a real Murcielago SV to figure out how to make their's.

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Scania says U.S. sanctions put entire Iran truck sales in 'jeopardy'

Scania has one of the larger truck presences in Iran

Scania has one of the larger truck presences in Iran.

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Iran harasses US Navy in international waters (again)

It's the third time in just weeks.

An official said that if the US government had diplomatic relations with Iran, this latest incident would have been enough to warrant an official diplomatic protest from the State Department.

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Iranian attack boats harass US Navy destroyer

The Navy called Iran's actions "unsafe and unprofessional."

Iran defended its actions, saying they'll warn and then confront any nation that enters its territorial waters.

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Iran blocks Chevrolet imports even after sanctions lift

"Even the Americans are not interested in buying such cars because of their weight and high fuel consumption," Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei declared.

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Showdown brewing between US, Russia over Iran fighter jet sale

Russia wants to sell Iran Sukhoi Su-30 fighters and T-90 tanks, but the United States says such an agreement requires the approval of the UN Security Council.

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Peugeot returns to Iran after sanctions lifted

Since sanctions related to Iran's nuclear program have been lifted, Peugeot is jumping at the opportunity to return to a very important market.

Top Gun in Iran? Don't be scared of the Islamic Republic's F-14s

Maverick And Goose Won't Be Coming To The Rescue

You may have seen videos of Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force F-14 Tomcat fighters escorting Russian aircraft across Iranian airspace to Syria. Here's why you shouldn't be alarmed.

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Details emerge on Iranian capture of Navy patrol boats

The Only Equipment Missing Were A Pair Of SIM Cards

US forces were in contact with Iranian forces just three hours after contact was launched, and were told the sailors were "safe and healthy."

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Iran to return captured US Navy sailors [UPDATE]

Return Could Come As Early As Wednesday

The ten sailors – nine men and one woman – were captured due to a mechanical malfunction in one of their riverine patrol boats in the Persian Gulf.

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Nuclear deal with Iran could lead to $2 gas

Analysts are predicting that this week's historic deal with Iran will cause gas prices to drop dramatically in the coming months.

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Iranian patrol vessels fire warning shots at cargo ship

Early this morning, an Iranian patrol vessel fired warning shots and eventually boarded a cargo vessel flagged to the Marshall Islands in the Strait of Hormuz.

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Nuclear deal could make Iran next big car market

Western automakers continue to anticipate a nuclear deal between Iran and the West that will lift economic sanctions and allow the companies to access what is said to be the world's ripest emerging market.

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Iran now has its first-ever electric vehicle

Soon after eliminating tariffs on the import of and electric vehicles and many hybrids, Iran has reportedly imported its first electric car to the country. According to Homayoun Haeri, managing director of Iran Power Generation Transmission & Distribution Management Company, the unspecified model came from Paris to Tehran via 17 countries.

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New Iranian law could boost EVs, hybrids

A change in Iranian trade law could help promote the sale of hybrid and electric vehicles. EVs and hybrids with engines 2.5-liters or smaller are no longer subject to import tariffs, reports the Tehran Times. Iran intends to completely eliminate car import tariffs within two years, according to Iranian Member of Parliament Ali Alilou, who has also urged the government to stop pumping money into the auto industry.

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Iran starts National Hybrid Car Project to hybridize Runna

Iran is getting ready to follow China's moves and try to reduce air pollution by bringing in more alterantive powertrain vehicles. As Iran's largest automaker, Iran Khodro Company (IKCO) will contribute to that goal by introducing the Runna plug-in hybrid car.

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Vets group says EPA should stand up to Big Oil, stand up for US military

Hundreds of thousands of people are waiting for the US Environmental Protection Agency to issue its final ruling on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Over 110,000 signatures were collected by the group VoteVets.org (often politically active on energy issues), which delivered its petition with Congressman Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. Over 35,000 of those signatures were from veterans and military family members.

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How automakers stand to benefit from Iran

The big global news of late is a deal that sees a number of major powers easing some sanctions on Iran in return for the Middle Eastern nation scaling back its nuclear program. This thawing of relations between Iran and the West could have far-reaching impacts in both the near and long term, particularly on the auto industry.

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'Top Gear'... beloved in Iran?

It's true. Top Gear has been hitting airwaves in Iran since 2009, and since then, the program has garnered an impressive following. Mozaffar Shafeie, an actor who translates Jeremy Clarkson's musings into Farsi for the show, routinely finds himself signing autographs for fans. While the BBC can't operate freely in the country, BBC Persian TV hosts Top Gear. When the station dropped the show to air an interview with then US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, BBC reports viewers accustomed to the

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Watch this man's natural-gas pickup explode as he refuels it

We've reported before on the proliferation of natural-gas powered vehicles in the heavily oil-sanctioned state of Iran. Now we've got some further very dramatic circumstantial evidence that not all of the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles are as safe as their Iranian owners would hope.

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