Iranian President Sells His Peugeot 504 For Charity

Iranian President Sells His Peugeot 504 For Charity
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is set to auction off his 1977 Peugeot 504 to help raise funds for a new low-income housing project. A statement released by the Iranian government said that, “In order to help the Mehr housing project, as an act of charity yesterday (Sunday) Mr Ahmadinejad put his car up for sale.”… Continue Reading...

Abarth Debuts Punto Evo, 500C Esseesse [Paris 2010]

Abarth Debuts Punto Evo, 500C Esseesse [Paris 2010]
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Abarth, Fiat’s in-house tuner, launched two new vehicles at the 2010 Paris Auto Show, both which feature the optional “esseesse” kits that give the cars a modest power boost. The Abarth 500C Esseesse is the most powerful version of Fiat’s 500 hatchback, and Abarth introduced a convertible version based on the 500C as a companion… Continue Reading...

Audi’s E-Tron Moniker Is A S***y Name For French Speaking Markets

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Audi’s E-Tron Moniker Is A S***y Name For French Speaking Markets
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A couple decades ago, Toyota decided to launch their upcoming MR2 sports car in Europe. The MR2 was a good car on its own, but Toyota had a bit of a marketing blunder on its hands when they discovered that MR2 was pronounced “mere-deux” in French, which is similar to merde a not so nice… Continue Reading...

2010 Ford Focus RS Le Mans Classic Editions; Because A Regular RS Isn’t Ostentatious Enough

2010 Ford Focus RS Le Mans Classic Editions; Because A Regular RS Isn’t Ostentatious Enough
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The Ford Focus RS can be accurately described as belligerent, with its crackling exhaust, electric green paint and bulldog-esque stance. But there will inevitably be a segment that isn’t satisfied with its outrageous appearance. For 5 lucky members of that demographic, Ford has whipped up a few Focus RS hatchbacks painted in historic liveries used… Continue Reading...

Report: Smart fortwo Electric Car Announced for 2012

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Report: Smart fortwo Electric Car Announced for 2012
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Daimler AG has announced that the second generation Smart fortwo electric drive will go into series production starting in 2012. The announcement was made during the visit of French President Nicolas Sarkozy to the facility where the electric Smart cars will be built in Hambach, France. A small number of vehicles will begin production in… Continue Reading...

Breaking: Bugatti Galibier 16C Sedan Reportedly Gets the Green Light

Breaking: Bugatti Galibier 16C Sedan Reportedly Gets the Green Light
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Shown for the first time a month ago at a private event in Molsheim, France, the Bugatti Galibier 16C sedan has now reportedly been given the green light to head into production. The reported cost of the quad-turbo 16-cylinder sedan is £900,000 or roughly $1.5 million, with a possible production date of 2013. At that… Continue Reading...

Report: MINI Roadster to Join Coupe for Frankfurt Debut

Report: MINI Roadster to Join Coupe for Frankfurt Debut
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When MINI officially debuts its Coupé Concept at the Frankfurt Auto Show next month, that model will be joined on stage by a Roadster Concept as well. According to Inside Line, both models will see production for the 2011 model year. MINI also plans to offer both models in all of its international markets. The… Continue Reading...

Report: National Geographic Lists 50 of the World’s Most Scenic Routes

Report: National Geographic Lists 50 of the World’s Most Scenic Routes
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National Geographic’s Traveler magazine has put together a list of the 50 best road trips. Included in the list are perennial favorites like California’s Pacific Coast Highway; Cape Cod, Massachusetts; the Florida keys and the Arkansas Ozarks. International drives include Provence, France; the Pirate Route in Jamaica; New Zealand’s North Island and the Flower Route… Continue Reading...

Report: Penske In Talks With Renault to Sell French Cars As Saturns

Report: Penske In Talks With Renault to Sell French Cars As Saturns
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If all goes as planned the Penske-owned Saturn brand could be selling rebadged vehicles from French automaker Renault in the U.S. Thought to be a wild rumor at first, Renault has now confirmed that Penske has in fact approached the automaker to supply both parts and cars. Currently Penske Automotive Group has a tentative deal… Continue Reading...

Audi Attempts World Record Drive: Three Continents in Three Days

Audi Attempts World Record Drive: Three Continents in Three Days
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On June 8 auto journalist Gerhard Plattner and co-driver Franz Doppler will attempt to set a world record, driving from Africa, through Europe to Asia in just 72 hours. The duo will depart from Rabat, Morocco in an Audi A3 TDI e, traveling 3,044 miles (4,900 km) through 13 countries before the adventure ends on… Continue Reading...