McLaren P1 Roasted by Desert Durability Testing

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McLaren P1 Roasted by Desert Durability Testing
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When it comes to supercars the upcoming McLaren P1 will be tough to beat… unless you’re an engineer at the company. In that case it should be “beat up” because the car was photographed undergoing durability testing in the desert. Continue Reading...

Why Your Next Set of Tires May be Made from Weeds

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Why Your Next Set of Tires May be Made from Weeds
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When it comes to the auto industry, oil isn’t the only thing imported from foreign countries and subject to supply issues and price spikes. The same is true of the rubber in your car’s tires, though a solution could lie in a simple, resilient weed that grows freely across the American southwest. Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Supports Dakar Rally Organizers With 40 Vehicles

Volkswagen Supports Dakar Rally Organizers With 40 Vehicles
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Volkswagen won’t be competing in the 2012 Dakar Rally, but the company will still provide support vehicles to event organizers. For the third year in a row, the company will provide 40 vehicles including 30 Amarok pickup trucks. Despite not competing, those trucks have to be tough enough to handle anything the course can throw… Continue Reading...

Mercedes PR Stunt Backfires: G-Wagen Convoy Stranded In The Outback

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Mercedes PR Stunt Backfires: G-Wagen Convoy Stranded In The Outback
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And not the steakhouse either, where suburban G-Wagens are usually sighted. No, Mercedes-Benz is launching a rescue mission deep into the heart of Australia’s outback, where six of its off-roaders have been stranded. Five standard G-Class models and one “military-spec” example are stuck somewhere along the Canning Stock Route, where they blew their shock absorbers… Continue Reading...