Porsche Shutters Operations in Iran

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Porsche Shutters Operations in Iran
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Last Friday, Porsche became the latest global automaker to end business in Iran as strong political tensions and the threat of nuclear capability build in the country. Two U.S.-based advocacy groups, The Iran Watch List and United Against a Nuclear Iran, launched a campaign against the Tehran regime in Iran when they found that the Iranian auto… Continue Reading...

Ferrari Hybrid System Detailed by Patent Applications

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Ferrari Hybrid System Detailed by Patent Applications
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Patent applications from Ferrari have revealed some details on a new hybrid system for its performance road cars. Ever since the FIA motorsport governing body permitted the application of a KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) in Formula 1, Ferrari had intended to trickle down its latest racing technology and apply it to its line of… Continue Reading...

Bentley Announces Global Partnership with Starwood Luxury Hotels

Bentley Announces Global Partnership with Starwood Luxury Hotels
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Bentley of late has enjoyed double digit growths as the luxury marque rapidly expands in new markets. Moving forward with an aim to double annual sales by 2017, Bentley hopes to create a bigger impact in foreign markets by announcing a partnership with the world class St. Regis and The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts,… Continue Reading...

Nico Rosberg Delivers First Mercedes F1 Win Since 1955

Nico Rosberg Delivers First Mercedes F1 Win Since 1955
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This Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix race weekend enjoyed many firsts. Mercedes GP driver Nico Rosberg scored his maiden Formula 1 pole position and succeeded in taking the momentum from his strong qualifying performance over to race day, earning his first ever F1 GP victory. Controlling the race from start to finish, Rosberg commented, “It’s… Continue Reading...

Electric Cars May Pollute More than Gas Models: Study

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Electric Cars May Pollute More than Gas Models: Study
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Electric vehicles probably seem to have a tiny carbon footprint at the surface, but a recent study suggests environmental impact varies in gravity according to where the vehicle is charged. Automakers tout EVs as zero-emission transportation but that doesn’t mean they don’t have an environmental impact. The issue is that charging creates green house gases,… Continue Reading...

Ferrari F40 LM Prototype Heading to Auction

Ferrari F40 LM Prototype Heading to Auction
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While classic Ferrari sports cars are characterized by the sonorous small displacement V12 engines sitting in the middle of their stretched bonnets, the turbo era of the 1980s brought along a new Ferrari that has come to serve as the definitive Italian supercar of the modern era – the Ferrari F40. Still one of the… Continue Reading...

Volvo Celebrates 85th Anniversary in 1927 ÖV4

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Volvo Celebrates 85th Anniversary in 1927 ÖV4
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April 14, 1927 marked the first mass-produced Volvo ÖV4 model to roll off the Volvo Lundby factory of Göteborg, Sweden. Now, 2012 marks the 85th anniversary of Volvo cars. To celebrate the occasion, Volvo president and CEO Stefan Jacoby will join Volvo Group president and CEO Olof Persson to drive a restored ÖV4 past the… Continue Reading...

Michael Schumacher Explains Formula 1 Steering Wheel in Video

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When it comes to the pinnacle of motorsports, things get very expensive and very complicated at Formula 1. A Formula 1 steering wheel, a tiny carbon fiber control panel that places every electronically adjustable parameter of a Formula 1 race car into the palm of the driver’s hands, can cost $50,000 alone. With more buttons, toggle… Continue Reading...

2012 Ford Focus Electric Road Trip Facebook Game Released

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2012 Ford Focus Electric Road Trip Facebook Game Released
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Ford is introducing its latest social media product, the “Plug N Play in Electric City with the 2012 Focus Electric,” a Facebook-based game, ahead of the official release of the Focus Electric EV. The Facebook game gives users and four of his or her friends the opportunity to create a short virtual trip in the new… Continue Reading...

Expensive Fuel Saving Tech to Cause Dramatic Decline in New-Car Buyers: Study

Expensive Fuel Saving Tech to Cause Dramatic Decline in New-Car Buyers: Study
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Sales of smaller cars are on the rise as the average transaction price for a new vehicle continues to climb, recently hitting an all-time high of $30,748. In response to these trends, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has conducted a study revealing the proposed 54.5 mpg CAFE standards for 2025 will cause a significant… Continue Reading...

Road Inc. Smartphone App is a Car Museum on the Go

Road Inc. Smartphone App is a Car Museum on the Go
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Devoted to celebrating the history and the culture of automobiles, car museums allow enthusiasts to admire the rarest and most iconic of cars, but don’t forget the “do not touch”  sign. Now, thanks to the Road, Inc. classic car app, you can touch these cars to your heart’s content… on your iPad. A car museum… Continue Reading...

Lamborghini SUV Could Launch By 2017 Says CEO

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Lamborghini SUV Could Launch By 2017 Says CEO
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Only a little more than a week ahead of the upcoming Beijing Auto Show, Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann disclosed new development details on its upcoming SUV. Speaking to German newspaper Handelsblatt, Winkelmann revealed Lamborghini’s goal to have an SUV as a new third model to diversify the Lamborghini line-up as soon as 2017. Suffering losses (as… Continue Reading...

Study Reveals Spike In Road Fatalities During Tax Day

Study Reveals Spike In Road Fatalities During Tax Day
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Nothing is certain but death and taxes. The Journal of the American Medical Association published a study which consisted of researcher Dr. Donald Redelmeier and colleague Christopher Yanell of the University of Toronto comparing the number of fatalities during each tax deadline day to the number of fatalities occurring on regular days. The statistics show that the… Continue Reading...

Lotus May Be Sold To China’s Youngman

Lotus May Be Sold To China’s Youngman
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When sports car company Lotus had announced the end of its title sponsorship of the Lotus F1 team, a red flag was raised as concerns over Group Lotus’ financial problems surfaced. Now, new reports reveal that the troubles facing the automaker are more than meets the eye. Earlier warning signs were brought to attention this year… Continue Reading...

Subaru BRZ Aftermarket Rendering By Australia’s Tunehouse

Subaru BRZ Aftermarket Rendering By Australia’s Tunehouse
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While the Toyota GT86 and Scion FR-S has received a lot of attention from aftermarket outfits during the past couple months, things have been rather quiet from the Subaru BRZ end… until now. The first aftermarket tuner BRZ has been rendered by Sydney, Australia-based performance company Tunehouse, known for its work on Holdens, Fords, and… Continue Reading...

Gilles Villeneuve Tribute to be Held at Fiorano Test Track

Gilles Villeneuve Tribute to be Held at Fiorano Test Track
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Formula 1 and Indy Series champion Jacques Villeneuve will drive his father Gilles’s 1979 Ferrari 312 T4 Formula 1 car at the Fiorano test track on May 8 in tribute to the 30th anniversary of his father’s death. In 1982, Formula 1 witnessed the talents of the Canadian race car driver. Regarded as the fastest… Continue Reading...

Ferrari 458 Special Edition Celebrates 20th Anniversary in China

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Ferrari 458 Special Edition Celebrates 20th Anniversary in China
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Black and yellow prancing pony badges have been available in the Chinese car market for 20 years and Ferrari is celebrating the anniversary. To mark its growing success in the country, the automaker announced the inauguration of a permanent brand exhibition at the Italia Center of the Shanghai World Expo Park. Covering almost two square miles,… Continue Reading...

Scion FR-S Speedster Comes From Cartel Customs

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Scion FR-S Speedster Comes From Cartel Customs
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Custom builders have been able to create some unique and exciting cars from Toyota’s dull model lineup in the past, so it only stands to reason that amazing things are happening as tuners tinker with the new Scion FR-S. We’ve already seen an in-house performance build from TRD as well as a specially prepared 600-hp FR-S drift… Continue Reading...

Toyota May Return To WRC

Toyota May Return To WRC
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Excitement gathered around Toyota as the company announced a factory-backed return to Le Mans in the LMP1 category. Now, it seems like Toyota will be taking its racing efforts to a new level. During its glory days, Toyota enjoyed 43 victories as well as seven FIA world rally titles. From 1973 through 1999, Toyota was… Continue Reading...

Survey: Over 60 Percent of Hybrid Buyers Don’t Buy Another One

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Survey: Over 60 Percent of Hybrid Buyers Don’t Buy Another One
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Despite the commitment of many automakers to go green, consumers do not share the sentiment. According to a Polk study released today, almost two-thirds of U.S. hybrid buyers do not return to the market for another hybrid. The only exception in the survey is from the best-selling Toyota Prius, receiving a repurchase rate of 41… Continue Reading...

Koenigsegg Agera R Pummels Nurburgring Straight At Mind-bending 249.5 MPH – Video

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Standing toe-to-toe with Bugatti Veyron, the Koenigsegg is harder to pronounce, lesser known, and more exclusive, arguably making this small Swedish carmaker the definitive supercar marque, full stop. Continuing to raise the bar, the latest 2013 Koenigsegg Agera R now boasts an output of 1,140-hp. Since last September, Koenigsegg claimed a number of new production… Continue Reading...

SRT Auctions First Viper To Benefit Pediatric Cancer Foundation

SRT Auctions First Viper To Benefit Pediatric Cancer Foundation
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The all-new 2013 SRT Viper is without a doubt the star of this year’s New York Auto Show. Boasting big numbers, the Viper’s enormous 8.4-liter V10 engine produces 640-hp. Plus, SRT has announced a factory-backed return of the Viper to the American Le Mans Series and international endurance racing. But here comes the most important… Continue Reading...

2012 Ford Focus Recalled Over Windshield Wiper Defect

2012 Ford Focus Recalled Over Windshield Wiper Defect
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Ford Motor Company has announced a recall of 140,310 model-year 2012 Ford Focus vehicles built through Oct. 18 in the Wayne, Michigan Assembly plant over a potential windshield wiper defect. According to Ford, a seal plug on the passenger side windshield wiper motor electrical connector may be missing, causing water to fall into the motor… Continue Reading...

Lamborghini SUV Details Leaked From Private Preview Event in New York

Lamborghini SUV Details Leaked From Private Preview Event in New York
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As more and more automakers embrace social media marketing, Lamborghini has opted for a more intimate approach, inviting select clientele to attend a special New York City preview event to gain feedback for a potential third model for the Lamborghini line-up. Lamborghini should, however, know that technology always prevails with details of the private affair… Continue Reading...
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