2013 Ford Focus ST Pricing Leaked: $23,700

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2013 Ford Focus ST Pricing Leaked: $23,700
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According to a leaked spec sheet, Ford‘s upcoming Focus ST global hot hatch will start at $23,700 ($24,495 with the $795 destination charge). Since its inception, Ford’s former Global Performance Vehicles chief Jost Capito intended for the Ford Focus ST to be at the top of its class, “We want to have the best hot hatch… Continue Reading...

Disney Reveals Revamped Epcot Center Test Track Amusement Ride

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Disney Reveals Revamped Epcot Center Test Track Amusement Ride
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Having renewed its long-term business relationship with GM, Walt Disney Land has renovated, or “re-imagined”, an older test track feature at Epcot for a more up-to-date experience. With an atmosphere that combines Tron themes and the appearances of a development lab, the new ride incorporates a new design center concept that allows visitors to design and… Continue Reading...

Gold Porsche 911 Redefines Gaudy in Russian Showroom

Gold Porsche 911 Redefines Gaudy in Russian Showroom
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A Russian car dealer is redefining the word ridiculous by offering a gold-plated Porsche 911. Rather than going the slightly more popular route of gold chrome wrapping, this example features 44 lbs of gold plating instead, with etchings on the metal designed by respected Russian artist, Denis Simachev. Continue Reading...

Morgan Three-Wheeler Offered For U.S. Market Later This Year

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Morgan Three-Wheeler Offered For U.S. Market Later This Year
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A tiny car with big personality, Morgan CEO Charles Morgan announced that the radical Three-wheeler will be offered in the U.S. through the distribution channel of three select U.S. dealerships. Continue Reading...

Racing Reverend Takes to the Track in a 1952 Jaguar C-type

Racing Reverend Takes to the Track in a 1952 Jaguar C-type
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Iconic racing cars never retire. Having not seen competitive action for a decade, a special 1952 Jaguar C-type returns to racing for the 2012 Royal Automobile Club Woodcote trophy, and the racing Reverend Simon Butler will be behind the wheel. Continue Reading...

Sports Car Rental Company Leads Police to International Car Thieves

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Honest business: 1, international crime syndicate: 0. Eric Blumberg owns Rent-In-Style, an L.A. based high end rental car company, which offers clients an opportunity to take out premium luxury and performance vehicles for a couple hours or even a week. Continue Reading...

Mid-Engine Ferrari Hybrid Flagship Confirmed For 2013 by CEO

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Brace yourselves, the Ferrari hybrid is coming. Having first revealed its mid-engine HY-KERS development at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show, Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa confirmed that the future halo mid-engine hybrid supercar will officially debut in 2013. Continue Reading...

Honda Develops Successful Traffic Jam Detector

Honda Develops Successful Traffic Jam Detector
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Honda announced a technology breakthrough today capable of detecting the potential for traffic congestion by actively determining whether the driving pattern of a vehicle is likely to create bottle-necking.  Continue Reading...

Porsche Offers Custom Facebook Timeline Cover Picture

Porsche Offers Custom Facebook Timeline Cover Picture
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Can’t find enough ways to proudly display your love for Porsche? The German luxury company suggests you try a banner. Once again showing its prowess for engaging its fans, Porsche has introduced a new app on its Facebook page, allowing users to create their own Porsche themed Facebook timeline cover picture. Continue Reading...

Brabus Drops The V12 For Hybrid-Diesel For Latest Technology Project Hybrid

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Brabus Drops The V12 For Hybrid-Diesel For Latest Technology Project Hybrid
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Brabus established its name as the monster tuner of Mercedes-Benz engines capable of exceeding 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque. But for its latest project, the company drops its earth-shaking V12 in a bold pursuit for a more eco-friendly diesel hybrid. Continue Reading...

NHTSA To Hold Safety Meeting On Electric Vehicle Lithium-Ion Batteries

NHTSA To Hold Safety Meeting On Electric Vehicle Lithium-Ion Batteries
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A series of very public Li-ion defect related incidents have caused the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) decision to hold a meeting with automakers and battery suppliers with regards to the safety of the new technology. Continue Reading...

Ayrton Senna’s Autographed Formula 1 Steering Wheel Up For Auction

Ayrton Senna’s Autographed Formula 1 Steering Wheel Up For Auction
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Adoration for Ayrton Senna was rekindled after Asif Kapadia’s film “Senna” came out in 2010, creating a new following among younger racing enthusiasts and inspiring a fresh group of Formula 1 fans. Continue Reading...

2012 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Wei Long: One-off For the Chinese Market

2012 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Wei Long: One-off For the Chinese Market
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From Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport L’Or Blanc and Grand Sport Vitesse to everything in between, there is no shortage of special edition Veyrons produced. A natural progression, Bugatti has joined the likes of the Jeep Wrangler Dragon and has unveiled a China-exclusive special edition vehicle for the 2012 Beijing Motor Show – the Veyron Grand Sport… Continue Reading...

Jeep Wrangler Dragon Design Concept Bows at Beijing Auto Show

Jeep Wrangler Dragon Design Concept Bows at Beijing Auto Show
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Judging from the series of releases at the Beijing Auto Show, China is far and away the most important market for global automakers. A trend first started by high-end luxury brands, Jeep is hopping on the bandwagon by introducing the Jeep Wrangler Dragon design concept, a China-market-exclusive vehicle that features a “dragon design” theme to commemorate… Continue Reading...

Ferrari Unveils Its Latest Halo Mid-Engine HY-KERS Drivetrain- Video

Ferrari Unveils Its Latest Halo Mid-Engine HY-KERS Drivetrain- Video
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Last week, patent applications from Ferrari revealed a new hybrid system for its front-engine V12 road cars. Continuously developing efficient and high performing engines at a fierce pace, Ferrari has now released details on a new mid-engine V12 hybrid powerplant at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show. Designed specifically for the Ferrari Enzo successor slated to… Continue Reading...

Land Rover Evoque Victoria Beckham Special Edition is One Posh Ride [Video]

Land Rover Evoque Victoria Beckham Special Edition is One Posh Ride [Video]
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The latest Land Rover Evoque “Special Edition with Victoria Beckham” seems to possess all the right ingredients to become a proper special edition vehicle. The former “Posh Spice” member of the wildly successful Brit pop girl group Spice Girls, a stand-out BFA award-winning fashion designer, and wife of international soccer star David Beckham, Victoria has… Continue Reading...

Mercedes-Benz CLC Concept Revealed in Los Angeles- Video

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Mercedes-Benz CLC Concept Revealed in Los Angeles- Video
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Mercedes-Benz revealed images and a video of its latest Concept Style Coupe design study earlier this week, but the concept’s rollout accelerated as the Mercedes CSC exhibit headlined yesterday’s Transmission LA:AV Club at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles. A 17-day art event featuring concerts, DJ nights, performances and installations, the Transmission LA:AV… Continue Reading...

BMW M135i Slated for US Market as Coupe or Convertible

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BMW M135i Slated for US Market as Coupe or Convertible
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Although BMW M division president Friedrich Nitschke emphasized earlier that the BMW M135i will not arrive to U.S. shores, later reports confirm that we will get the sporty small BMW after all. Hinged on a technicality, the M135i concept shown at the Geneva Motor Show is based on a 1-Series hatchback layout exclusive to the European… Continue Reading...

Alfa Romeo 4C Trademark Granted For US Market Relaunch

Alfa Romeo 4C Trademark Granted For US Market Relaunch
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Relaunching the Alfa Romeo brand in North America has been a priority for Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne since he assumed the chief executive position for Fiat and Chrysler three years ago. Through years of setbacks, Marchionne admitted that transitioning Alfa Romeo’s return into the United States would be among his most difficult tasks. Continue Reading...

BMW M Division Reveals Details on Future Products

BMW M Division Reveals Details on Future Products
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BMW‘s M division president Friedrich Nitschke has revealed some new details regarding the line of future M products. First, the BMW M135i concept unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show is confirmed for production, offering a turbocharged six-cylinder powerplant mated to a choice of manual or automatic transmissions. What’s more, optional all-wheel drive is offered as… Continue Reading...

Force India F1 Team Members Leave after Violence During Bahrain Grand Prix

Force India F1 Team Members Leave after Violence During Bahrain Grand Prix
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Last year, civil unrest and rioting caused the Kingdom of Bahrain to withdraw from hosting the 2011 Bahrain Grand Prix. One year later, Formula 1 returns to Bahrain despite remaining political instability. Authorities gave their word to assure the safety of the visiting Formula 1 community, promising to provide an enormous security presence for the event. Unfortunately,… Continue Reading...

Ford Launches Sustainability Campaign With Series of Short Videos

Ford Launches Sustainability Campaign With Series of Short Videos
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Ford announced the launch of a new campaign encouraging people to adopt a lifestyle devoted to environmental sustainability. The program includes a national electric vehicle education program, a multi-city tour, and finally the debut of a 10-film short documentary series. Ford’s documentary series, The Big SHFT: 10 Innovators Changing Our World, goes beyond the automotive sector… Continue Reading...

Chrysler Town & Country Plug-In Hybrid Specs Revealed

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Chrysler Town & Country Plug-In Hybrid Specs Revealed
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Last week, Chrysler announced delivery of four plug-in hybrid Town & Country minivans to the Auburn Hills city of Michigan as the initial part of an extensive two-year hybrid development project worth $25.8 million. Today, company delivered eight more units to the Duke Energy utility company as part of the two-year project. As the only minivan to boast a… Continue Reading...

Zahir Rana Ready for Targa Newfoundland with 950-HP Ferrari

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Zahir Rana Ready for Targa Newfoundland with 950-HP Ferrari
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Following the infamous incident at the 2011 Targa Newfoundland where Zahir Rana, owner of ZR Auto, sent his Edo Ferrari Enzo, careening it into the Atlantic Ocean, Rana will return to the open road event. Rana was upbeat in an interview immediately after his crash, “Gee, this was so much fun, I’m going to do it again. Gonna do… Continue Reading...
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