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2006 Venturi Fetish

2006 Venturi Fetish

By presenting the first desirable electric vehicle at the 2004 Paris Motorshow, Venturi created on the one hand a new segment, that of the electric sports car, and on the other hand carried an extremely positive message for the future of the automobile, composed of high performance and driving pleasure.

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2003 Bertone Birusa

2003 Bertone Birusa

Bertone and BMW have been working together since 1960 when the car-maker from Munich commissioned the Turin designer to revamp the styling of the V-8 engined 502 saloon (in production since 1957), modifying the front, the wings and the rear end. In 1961, BMW commissioned Bertone to produce the 3200 CS, a top performance 4-seater coupé with a 3.2 litre V8 engine. In design terms, the car had a classic, smooth line and generous glazing. The 3200 CS debuted at the 1961 Frankfurt Motor Show, and remained in production until 1965 (597 were built). In 1966, Nuccio Bertone designed the E3, a styling study for a top of the market saloon.

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2003 Ford Visos

2003 Ford Visos

In autumn 2003, Ford presented to the world its newest concept at car at that moment – The Visos. Many said that this is an attempt to resurrect one of Fords oldest legends, The Capri. The resemblance between the two is on individual character level, yet some visual ones as well. Officials never said anything about this, but it is clear that they are trying to send a message to automobile fans: that this is the design direction Ford wishes to go.

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2003 C6W - The Six Wheel Sports Car

2003 C6W - The Six Wheel Sports Car

Ferruccio Covini’s first attempt on a six-wheel super car dates back to 1974, yet the idea of using a double front axle was to shy for the technological progress. The project was abandoned in favor of the Soleado project.

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2003 Ital Design Chevrolet Corvette Moray

2003 Ital Design Chevrolet Corvette Moray

The Moray project, which will be presented for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show on March 4, 2003, embodies the homage that Giorgetto and Fabrizio Giugiaro wish to pay to the fifty-year era of the Chevrolet Corvette, the supreme symbol of the American sports car.

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1972 Iso Rivolta Varedo

1972 Iso Rivolta Varedo

Renzo Rivolta was born in 1908. His father was in the wood milling industry and owned many properties in Italy and abroad. While looking for a business with a more secure future he came across a little company close to Genua specialized in the production of refrigerators and heaters. This little but modern factory was called Isothermos and Renzo managed to buy it in 1939. During the war he was forced to move the factory to Bresso, because of the bombardments in the Genua area. In Bresso he found an old villa with a large piece of land which was perfect for his needs. He was able to fool the German’s for a long time and kept the factory running during the war. He died in 1966.

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1925 - 1931 Rolls Royce Phantom I

1925 - 1931 Rolls Royce Phantom I

1904 is the year that represents the founding brick of what today is one of the most luxurious and expensive automobile manufacturers – The Rolls Royce Company.
The name Rolls Royce is derived from Charles S. Rolls and Henry Royce. These two had absolutely nothing in common. The first was of aristocratic descent, with a distinctive education, whilst the second was the son of an impoverished miller, yet they both teamed up and made one hell of a corporation.

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1929 - 1942 Studebaker President 8

1929 - 1942 Studebaker President 8

Born on March 12, 1831 in Pinetown Pennsylvania, U.S, Clement Studebaker opened a blacksmith shop in downtown South Bend, Indiana in 1852, having his brother Henry as an associate in H&C Studebaker shop. Later on, in1858 their brother – John Mohler Studebaker returned from California where he made and sold different equipment for gold miners. He invested every last penny he saved in the family business.

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1908 Ford Model T

1908 Ford Model T

The Ford Model T has an extensive history in the automotive market lasting for nearly 20 years. It is often called the ’Tin Lizzie’ and the ’Flivver’ and is credited with ’putting America on wheels.

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2007 - 2007 Mazda 5

2007 - 2007 Mazda 5

With the introduction of the new Mazda5, Mazda breathes new life into the European C-MAV segment with a stylish, flexible and fun to drive vehicle offering two spirited petrol powertrains and two derivatives of Mazda’s improved MZR-CD 2.0-litre common-rail direct injection turbocharged diesel engine coupled to a new 6-speed manual transmission. Both diesel derivatives come standard with a diesel particulate filter system that is maintenance-free and Euro Stage IV compliant. Added to Mazda5’s (...)

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German Car Fans

German Car Fans

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TopSpeed Headline News

TopSpeed Headline News

RS6 planning to compete with rivals from Mercedes and BMW. AutoExpress
Ford tests its most important crossover for 2006. AutoWeek
China cars not ready for USA market . DetNews
Brabus Rocket CLS – Fastest series cars - 365,7 km/h. AutoBlog
Mini Off-roader? AutoExpress

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TopSpeed Headline News

Watch the grass! AutoExpress
No more D.U.I. … or at least that’s what’s expected. DetNews
2006 NEXTEL NASCAR finally ended – Johnson overtakes it. FastMachines
After Spyker C8, Lambo LP640, Lambo Gallardo and Brabus CLS Rocket – Volkswagen GTi becomes official police car in Dubai. AutoBlog
Prius lagging in China. (...)

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One out of three cars has worn braking fluid. AutoExpress
Results from Euro NCAP tests for Lexus IS. AutoBild
GM prepares for Red-Tag on Saturday. AutoWeek
Toyota calls back approximately 54.200 cars for engine control system failure. Internal Source
Lincoln has a new dealership – Amazon.com. DetNews
Brabus - Tune It Safe! CLS Rocket Police Car available. (...)

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2006 - 2007 Karmann SUC

2006 - 2007 Karmann SUC

The Cabrio boom continues. Retractable hardtop from the automakers sparks demand. The trend for the Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) is also unbroken. SUVs combine off-road capability with the driving properties of a limousine, the storage space of a small utility vehicle and the spaciousness of a van.

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2007 Mercury Milan

2007 Mercury Milan

The Mercury Milan has helped bring new energy and new customers to the Mercury showroom with its style and strong value. For 2007, the Milan builds on its compelling value story by making anti-lock brakes and the safety and security package standard on all models. This package includes side-impact air bags for the driver and front passenger, side curtain air bags for first and second rows, and an anti-theft perimeter alarm system. Traction control is also now standard on V-6 models.

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Fiat Oltre - Would you be crusin' in tank?

Fiat Oltre - Would you be crusin’ in tank?

The ’Oltre Fiat’ show car was presented at the Bologna Motor Show in a spectacular display; this unique model confirms the Fiat Group’s technological excellence even in the large four-wheel drive and off-road segment.

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TopSpeed Headline News

TopSpeed Headline News

Ford products starring in new commercials. AutoWeek
Justin Wilson gets second place due to loosing the top of the podium in the final round. AutoExpress
GM looses 3.600 jobs from Pontiac. DetNews
Confirmed: Juan Pablo Montoya will attempt to qualify for his first Nextel Cup race. FastMachines
Want to take a drive but you don’t have who to leave your dog with? Well now you can. (...)

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2007 Hyundai Accent GS,SE and GLS

2007 Hyundai Accent GS,SE and GLS

Hyundai’s 2007 Accent lineup adds sporty GS and SE three-door models to the existing four-door GLS, making a strong statement about the company’s commitment to the market for fuel-efficient small cars. With these new additions, the Accent lineup is poised for further success based on its high level of standard safety technologies, interior volume, power and economy – along with 35 options and accessories that allow owners to express their individual style.

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1956 Packard Carribean Convertible

1956 Packard Carribean Convertible

This 1956 Packard Caribbean Convertible is one of only 276 built by Packard Motor Car Company in 1956 and this particular example is one of only 10 equipped with air conditioning from the factory.

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2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara

2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara

Over the past decade, Suzuki’s Grand Vitara-along with the Vitara, and the Sidekick that preceded it-has earned a reputation as a capable little sport-utility vehicle that’s buff enough for real off-roading yet extremely easy to park and city-friendly. But almost anyone who drove it would agree that there were several sore points-most notably ride comfort, seating space, noise, and too many, looks.

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TopSpeed Headline News

Seat Leon Cupra to increase performance. AutoExpress
You have to be on the list to buy a Four-Door Wrangler. AutoWeek
Meeting between President Bush and the three big CEOs from the auto industry started a while a go. DetNews
Transcript from NASCAR Nextel Cup. FastMachines
Valentino Rossi turns his back on F1. AutoExpress
PBR International (auto parts supplier) moves headquarters to Tenn. (...)

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2007 Cadillac XLR

2007 Cadillac XLR

Cadillac XLR, a retractable hardtop convertible, is a striking presence in the automotive spectrum. A luxury roadster with performance car roots, XLR’s lightweight chassis and structure and 4.6L Northstar V-8 VVT (variable valve timing) engine deliver a remarkable blend of sporting capability and luxurious refinement.

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2004 612 Scaglietti

2004 612 Scaglietti

Snow is not something you really want to see while blasting down the back straight of the Fiorano test track at 125 miles an hour. But then again, when you’ve flown to Italy for a few hours behind the wheel of the latest Ferrari supercar, you just grit your teeth and keep your foot firmly pressed to the floor.

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2007 Nissan Versa

2007 Nissan Versa

In these days when $3-a-gallon gas is the reality and $4 may be just around the corner, small cars are making a lot more sense for commuters. Park the big luxury SUV in the garage during the week, replace your second car with an efficient little four-banger for the commute, and you’re likely to save a few thousand dollars on gas per year. That savings adds up quickly, leaving you more money to spend on weekend spa getaways, heirloom tomatoes at the local Whole Foods, or online poker games…however you’re inclined.

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1012 Horsepower on new Bristol Fighter T

1012 Horsepower on new Bristol Fighter T

During the short time the Bristol Fighter has been on the market owners tend to use them as everyday transport instead of a conventional car. They also love to use them for recreational or track day purposes.

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1988 - 1991 Buick Reatta

1988 - 1991 Buick Reatta

When Buick’s former chief engineer, Lloyd Reuss, became general manager of Buick in 1980, he wanted to add a two-passenger Buick to the line-up to enhance Buick’s image and act as a showroom traffic generator. It was also hoped it would lower the average age of Buick buyers.

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TopSpeed Headline News

TopSpeed Headline News

Kia Cee’d estate rival for Ford Focus and Opel/Vauxhall wagon? AutoExpress
Renault asks for approximately 180.000 cars to workshop. AutoBild
Unique look for Lincoln. Autoweek
A couple from Wisconsin decided to donate $1.3mil to the Corvette Museum. DetNews
Alice Cooper’s Ford Mustang available for sale on eBay. eBay
Chrysler 300c’s designer to work on Dodge Ram. (...)

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2007 Infinity G35

2007 Infinity G35

The all-new Infiniti G sedan, which makes its global debut at the 2006 New York International Auto Show, is designed to create a powerful driving sensation – from its rewarding performance and the sophisticated exterior, to the finely crafted interior and intuitive technology. It goes on sale in this month (November 2006).

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2007 Acura TL Type-S

2007 Acura TL Type-S

The 2004 Acura TL stormed into the performance luxury sedan market with impressive styling, best-in-class horsepower, and a luxurious and technology-packed interior. It was an immediate hit with the motoring press and public alike, and became Acura’s best-selling model, a title it holds to this day.

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2006 - 2007 Subaru Forester

2006 - 2007 Subaru Forester

Since its introduction for the 1997 model year, Subaru’s somewhat oddly proportioned Forester has been a welcomed alternative to more traditional SUVs, thanks to its uncanny ability to handle the road like a car, haul cargo like a small sport/utility vehicle, and scramble through a snow drift or a sand dune with equal aplomb.

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta

2006 Volkswagen Jetta

A car known for its youth appeal, the Jetta has taken a more mature turn with the redesigned fifth-general iteration. Gone is the Teutonic styling, once elegant in its stark, purposeful appearance, replaced by a more staid, Japanese-influenced design.

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2006 - 2007 Chrysler Sebring

2006 - 2007 Chrysler Sebring

Ownership

Having been produced for years, the Sebring should serve well, as any production issues should have been worked by now. Nevertheless, resale value has taken a hit due to the domestic automakers offering incentives over the past three years. The standard warranty is hardly class leading, at three years/36,000 miles, but similar to most of Chrysler’s rivals. Check the IntelliChoice Five-Year Cost of Ownership closely, as many Sebring models and trim levels fall in the “Worse than Average” or “Poor” ratings range.
Final Word

Sebring is a decent, midsize car line that has held on for years without a significant redesign, amid newer, exceptional competitors. The new TSi is notable for bringing sport to the range, but the standout is the four-place convertible. This drop-top has been a leading seller, with precious few true competitors.

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2005 - 2006 Toyota RAV 4

2005 - 2006 Toyota RAV 4

In 1996, the Toyota RAV4 introduced America to the wonders of the car-based SUV. For the first time, consumers could enjoy the benefits of SUV cargo room and ride height combined with the road manners and fuel economy of a family car, and they loved it.

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TopSpeed Headline News

TopSpeed Headline News

Smart For-Two extends. AutoWeek
GM applies marketing strategies. DetNews
Ford partnered with the Police to create entrapment situation. AutoExpress
Buick increasing street rep ? AutoWeek
Tony Schumacher dominating the NHRA. NHRA
Chrysler offers free test drives on all of their new models in a two-day event held at Lone Star Park in Prairie, Texas. PR

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2002 GMC Envoy

2002 GMC Envoy

The GMC Envoy was launched for 2002 as an upscale, “professional grade” iteration of the prolific General Motors GMT-360 midsize SUV platform that has spawned the Buick Rainier, Chevrolet TrailBlazer, Oldsmobile Bravada, and most recently, the Saab 9-7x. The Envoy’s high feature content, strong powertrains, impressive on- and off-road ability, and varied work talents earned it praise and distinction.

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More speeders but fewer casualties. AutoExpress
Volkswagen searching the aftermarket – VW Thunder-Bunny. AutoWeek
Nearly $13bilion – Toyota’s yearly profits. DetNews
2007 Chevrolet Silverado named Best Redesigned Vehicle. PR
Topless Danish chicks is the ultimate weapon in reducing speeders in Denmark. SpeedBandits
Volkswagen CEO Bernd Pischetsrieder out by the end of 2006. AutoWeek
STi expands, can Evo keep up ? (...)

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2006 Volkswagen Polo GTi

2006 Volkswagen Polo GTi

As the small car becomes less of a convenience and more of a necessity to help alleviate the strain of fuel costs and congested roads, a number of events have transpired: more buyers means more competition, and in the last two years the venerable small car with its basic features and meager interior space is now packed with extras that were once the domain of much larger cars.

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TopSpeed Headline News

Battle between STI and EVO continues; Can EVO keep up the pace? AutoWeek
Is Chrysler to full of its self? DetNews
Monday Morning Crew Chief. FastMachines
ICEM sponsors Auto Show’s Design Challenge. PR
GM seems to be more appreciated in China. FreeP
DaimlerChrysler says Mercedes sales dip 3.5 percent in October. (...)

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TopSpeed Headline News

Ford is creating new campaign: "180 Degress in 180 Days" to change company’s image, DetNews Cars from China coming in USA, first debut at Detroit Auto Show, Car And Driver Women drivers: life hums in a Hummer, Freep Fors says that the sales to fleet customers will drop by double-digit percentages in 2007, AutoWeek For GM and Ford, North America’s production capacity will peak in two years before it starts to decline, (...)

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1983 - 2006 Opel Corsa

1983 - 2006 Opel Corsa

The Corsa is a supermini introduced by General Motors’ European subsidiary Opel in 1983 and produced until today. It has also been sold under a variety of other brands (most notably Vauxhall, Chevrolet and Holden) and names and spawned various derivatives in different markets, all of which are listed in appropriate sections below.Despite its global presence, it has never been sold in the United States or Canada.

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More problems regarding second-hand vehicles. AutoExpress
Volkswagen Golf R32 engine available on Volkswagen EoS. AutoBild
The Industry’s sharpest designer – Chip Foose – to ally with Ford for Special-Edition vehicles. AutoWeek
Ford throws away benefits. DetNews
Strong residuals for the new Range Rover V8. AutoExpress
GM and Ford increase profit with the help of trucks. (...)

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1985 Suzuki Swift History

1985 Suzuki Swift History

Suzuki Swift is a subcompact automobile from the Suzuki Motor Corporation. At its introduction in 1985, it was named as the SA-310, but in 1986 it was renamed the Swift. Powered by a modest 993 cc straight-3 engine giving 50 hp (37 kW), 0 to 100 km/h is 14.9 seconds while top speed is at 145 km/h. The engine is very light, weighing only 63 kg. The suspension came from the Suzuki Alto.

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TopSpeed Headline News

Billionaire investor is needed for funding North-American auto industry. DetNews
F1 welcomes back Alex Zanardi. FastMachines
Fernando Alonso cheater – he had a text written in his hand during the Oviedo speech. Pixel&Dixel
Petronas’s F1 engine – the E01 – to be built for commercial use in China. TheEdgeDaily
Swedish sails went down this October. TrollhattanSaab
David Tepper – the accidental billionaire – may win bid for auto parts maker Delphi. (...)

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1973 - 2006 Honda Civic History

1973 - 2006 Honda Civic History

The Honda Civic is an automobile manufactured by Honda. It was introduced in July 1972 as a two-door coupe, followed by a 3-door hatchback version that September. With the transverse engine placement of its 1169 cc engine and front wheel drive, like the British Mini, the car provided good interior space despite overall small dimensions.
Early models of the Civic were typically outfitted with a basic AM radio, rudimentary heater, foam cushioned plastic trim, two-speed wipers, and painted steel rims with a chromed wheel nut cap. The current Civic has become much more luxurious with satellite-linked navigation, a six-speed manual, power locks and power windows available. Still, many regard the Civic as representing a good value for the money, combining good performance, reliability and economy, as well as a very low rate of depreciation.

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Riding at war in luxury

Riding at war in luxury

God forbid another war to start. If so maybe the U.S. Army will buy a shipment of the new Porsche Heavy Tank version. G.I. Joe needs to ride in style. Get your groove on

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TopSpeed Headline News

TopSpeed Headline News

New controversial federal law – Black Boxes in vehicles. DetNews
Smart for-two plagiarized by Asian electric car. AutoExpress
Pricing for new Infinity G35 - AutoWeek
Open spot at Ferrari for Michael Schumacher. FastMachines
Jorge Lorenzo – The new Champion of 250cc. Marca
New Gadget – Nokia 330 Auto Navigation. PR
No more fraud – Police uses High-Tech software. AutoExpress
Auto Parts supplier – Dura Automotive files for Chapter 11 – Bankruptcy (...)

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Opel Vectra GTS

Opel Vectra GTS

The new Vectra models are on the starting grid: sales of the new versions of the successful Opel mid-size models will start September 17, shortly after they premiere at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt

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Opel Astra OPC

Opel Astra OPC

The Opel Performance Center (abbreviated as OPC) is a subsidiary of General Motors’ German Opel subsidiary, founded in 1997 to oversee Opel’s motorsports activities and develop performance versions of Opel vehicles. It performs a similar role to Holden’s HSV unit, but it is even more similar to Ford’s American Special Vehicle Team. The OPC operates as a separate German GmbH, based in Rüsselsheim (Opel’s home town).

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100% Wash

100% Wash

Remind me never to go their place. My car would probably enjoy a nice wash but on its belly. I’ll remain a fan of the big washers with hoses and sponges.

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TopSpeed Headline News

TopSpeed Headline News

SUV bearing the Quattro badge – the Q5 is on it’s way. AutoExpress
Hamann pushing BMW’s M to next level. AutoWeek
Civil lawsuit against Ex Delphi execs pushes forward. DetNews
Ross Brown says good-bye to F1’s Ferrari. Marca
$1 million from Ford. PR
8th consecutive victory at American Le Mans Series for Audi’s Diesel Prototype - the R10. AutoExpress
TvR closes English factory. AutoWeek
Laid-off workers from Michigan will be able to (...)

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1957 - 2006 Nissan Skyline

1957 - 2006 Nissan Skyline

The Nissan Skyline is an intermediate-size automobile range sold in Japan and other countries. It is available in either coupe or sedan body styles. The current Skyline is sold in North America, South Korea, Taiwan, and the Middle East as the Infiniti G35.

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New look for the next Jeep Cherokee. AutoExpress
New Music Interface for Audi. AutoBild
Preview for 2007 NHRA Countdown. FastMachines
Diesel Wrangler for Sema. AutoblogGreen
Interview with Champ Car’s Kevin Kalkhoven. AutoWeek
Fiscal Reports for Lear Corporation. PR
Fat people need more gasoline. DetNews
Chrysler is not for sale! NYT
Chevrolet commercial only for Latinos. (...)

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Ford Maverick

Ford Maverick

Ford Motor Company has used the Maverick name on four completely different automobiles in the last three decades. The Maverick is best known in North America as a sport-styled compact car in the 1970s. The name has also been used by Ford for three different SUVs in Australia and Europe.

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1974 - 2003 Volkswagen Golf

1974 - 2003 Volkswagen Golf

The Volkswagen Golf (Mark 1 and Mark 5 badged as Volkswagen Rabbit in North America) is a compact car / small family car manufactured by Volkswagen. The Golf is Volkswagen’s best-selling model in history and world’s third best-selling model, with more than 24 million built.
Most production of the Golf has been in the 3-door hatchback style. 5-door hatchback, station wagon (estate/Variant) and convertible (Cabriolet) variants have also been available, as well as a sedan (saloon) car based on the Golf (Volkswagen Jetta). They have existed everywhere between basic personal cars and high-performance sports coupes. The success of the Golf popularized the use of the hatchback in the C segment of cars and started the entire golf class.

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Routine

Routine

Just imagine what this guy’s life is. Imagine he wakes up every morning, showers, dresses up, eats breakfast and that he goes to his garage, starts his car and probably waits more for his engine to warp up than the actual distance he is about to cross. Look on the bright side … no one else could steal your parking spot.

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TopSpeed Headline News

TopSpeed Headline News

Chevrolet Ultra WTCC has hit the road. AutoExpress
Former Los Angeles Times publisher Otis Chandler sets car selling record - $36million. AutoWeek
Honda’s high-efficiency diesel engines vs US tough pollution regulations. DetNews
Mercedes GL450 2007 SUV of the year. EMercedesBenz.com
NASCAR Teleconference Transcript. FastMachines
Honda Motor Co. Ltd. seems to consolidate financial results for the fiscal second quarter. PR
US Automakers (...)

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1992 - 2010 Dodge Viper

1992 - 2010 Dodge Viper

The Dodge Viper is a two-seat sports car, the most powerful production car made by Dodge. Viper production began at New Mack Assembly in 1992 and moved to its current home at Connor Avenue Assembly in October 1995.

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Lotus Elise

Lotus Elise

Series 1
The design philosophy of Lotus is "Performance through low weight", a philosophy first adopted by the founder of Lotus, Colin Chapman. The motto drives Lotus to obtain very high performance with lightweight cars in spite of their relatively modest power outputs, with a strong emphasis on driving purity and dynamics. This concept was taken to an extreme by the London-based engineer Max David.
The result is a sports car which in production form in 1996 weighed in at just (...)

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Ford Escort

Ford Escort

The Ford Escort was a small family car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company from 1967 through 2003. Although it was originally a European model, the Escort badge has been applied to several different designs in North America over the years. The first use of the Ford Escort name was in the 1950s for an estate car version of the Ford Anglia 100E though this had few sales by comparison to the other members of the 100E family.

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Equilibrium

Equilibrium

I am 100% certain that it takes either a real effort combined with inhuman skill or just dumb luck to this. Check out the balance of the car and also check out the smile on the driver’s face (which by the way is a woman – no offence). Please do not attempt to break this “record”. No prizes will be awarded if so

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TopSpeed Headline News

TopSpeed Headline News

Volkswagen to build Atacama if the public agrees. AutoExpress
Japanese tuner Rabbit proposes Toyota MR2-based Zonda clone. AutoWeek
More loses await Ford Motor Co. DetNews
Strange Add-Campaign for Jeep Wrangler. AdverBox
Insurance to grow in Oregon through Esurance. PR
Active cruise-control on mid-sized vehicle a dream? Seems not! AutoExpress
Former GM vice-president – Roy S. Roberts – invests $250M in state. (...)

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Calibra - Proof that old school still rocks

Calibra - Proof that old school still rocks

The Opel Calibra (badged as a Vauxhall in the UK and a Holden in Australia and New Zealand) was launched in 1989, a front-wheel drive coupé based around the running gear of the Opel Vectra A, (Cavalier under the Vauxhall name) which had been launched the year before.

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Kimi Raikkonen's Chopper - The Iceman

Kimi Raikkonen’s Chopper - The Iceman

We honestly thought that we would never see the day in which Kimi Raikkonen would smile a little. Well, due to the amazing and speechless chopper of his, we had that chance. Check it out in our photo gallery.

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1992 - 2006 Hummer H1

1992 - 2006 Hummer H1

The Hummer H1 Alpha is a civilian vehicle based on the M998 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), popularly known as the Humvee, which was created by AM General. The vehicle was produced from 1992 through 2006.

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Maniac on the roads

Maniac on the roads

Imagine you find yourself J-walking and this dude comes up the street. Imagine you know him and you know what he’s capable of. What do you do? Answer in very simple: YOU RUN LIKE HELL!!!

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TopSpeed Headline News

TopSpeed Headline News

Massa wins Brazilian GP, while Schumacher made a hell of a show. FastMachines
With enough expenses, Pininfarina can make your dreams a reality. AutoExpress
Ford is looking for better ideas in the future. DetNews
Hyundai extends its ten-year warranty programs through 2010. PR
German Magazine AutoBild designated the winners of the AutoBild 2006 Design Award. AutoBild
Food inspired named for Ford Edge’s color pallet. DetNews
Monaco Coach Corp released (...)

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Fiat FCC Adventure

Fiat FCC Adventure

Check out our gallery depicting the strange new Fiat FCC Adventure concept car, designed and built by Fiat’s South American division. The coupe crossover is in fact based on the small Fiat Stillo Abrath hatch. Even dough the car has a high ground clearance and it is equipped with some monster wheels, the FCC is in fact a FWD vehicle.
The car is very unlikely to be ever build in a series stand due to the fact it was only built as a design study just to see how the Brazilian branch could (...)

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DAMD vs The New Mitsubishi Outlander

DAMD vs The New Mitsubishi Outlander

Through out the improvements some are quite impressive- the front and the rear bumper, new front grill and 20 inch alloy wheels. DAMD is known for its interior and exterior modifications, without fine tuning the motorization part. Not that the V6 3.0 Liter Engine, that generates 220 horsepower needs any!...

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Paris-Beijing 2006

Paris-Beijing 2006

On October 21, 33 E320 diesel Mercedes vehicles will start the 8.500 miles Paris-Beijing E-Class Experience. It’s an endurance run that will test the car’s fuel efficiency

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Renault 5 GT Turbo – The Living Coffin

Renault 5 GT Turbo – The Living Coffin

What do you get by crossing a small weight-less hatch with a powerful turbocharger? The answer is simple. 7.39. This is the answer to our question. 7.39 represents the power-to-weight ratio. It combines a total weight of approximately 850 kilos and has 115 horsepower. Acceleration 0-60 is done in an incredible 7.1 seconds.

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Progress !!!

Progress !!!

This one horsepower car might be the next step in the ecological progress of the vehicle business. Protect the ozone layer – that’s what I’ve always said. PS: Try to protecting you nose also; who knows what could come out if that “exhaust” “backfires”!

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TopSpeed Headline News

TopSpeed Headline News

3-seater wind powered vehicle, made by Venturi, ready to hit European showrooms and dealerships. AutoExpress
Rumors turn out to be true – EVO MR comes to England. AutoExpress
Pricing for GMC Acadia. GMC
Delphi’s ex-execs bound to face civil fraud lawsuit. DetNews
Legal bills up to $58 million for Delphi. DetNews
The new 5-in-1 Tool made by SwissTech for car –related emergencies. PR
Team Saleen/Oreca’s S7R takes both pole-position and first (...)

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Turbochargers - How to spin your way in first place!

Turbochargers - How to spin your way in first place!

A turbocharger is an exhaust gas-driven compressor used to increase the power output of an internal-combustion engine by compressing air that is entering the engine thus increasing the amount of available oxygen. A key advantage of turbochargers is that they offer a considerable increase in engine power with only a slight increase in weight.

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Loeb down, McRae stepping in. AutoExpress Price listings for the Range Rover TDV8. AutoBild Toyota Sales in China bigger than Ford and Volkswagen. Internal Ford placing Warranty up for sale. DetNews Vitor Meira and Scott Sharp tested new Iowa Indy Racing League Speedway. FastMachines Ferrari still amazed by blown engine in the Japan F1GP. AutoSport New Sales record for Harley-Davidson. PR Lexus IS – best secondhand deal (...)

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Exhaust gas recirculation

Exhaust gas recirculation

Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) is a NOx (nitrogen oxide and nitrogen dioxide) reduction technique used in most gasoline and diesel engines.

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. - The heart of a car

. - The heart of a car

An Engine Control Unit (ECU), also known as Engine Management System (EMS) is an electronic system, fundamentally a computer, that controls an internal combustion engine by reading several sensors in the engine and using the information to control its ignition systems

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Cold Air Intake

Cold Air Intake

A cold air intake is a system used to bring down the temperature of the air going into a car for the purpose of increasing the power of the internal-combustion engine. A secondary goal is to increase the appeal of a car by changing the appearance of a car’s engine bay and creating an attractive intake noise. These aftermarket parts come in many different colors and many different sizes, and are an inexpensive way to increase performance.

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Japanese maker Mitsuka launched series version of Orochi sports car. AutoExpress
Mitsubishi’s i car has a long road in front of it. AutoWeek
Environmentalists creating pressure for European makers. DetNews
October 15-21 – National School Bus Safety Week. PR
False reports lead four of Toyota’s second hand sales employees under arrest. DetNews
UAW struggling to keep the jobs bank – program that requires to automakers to pay laid-off workers. Internal (...)

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Exhaust systems or why does the smoke come out?

Exhaust systems or why does the smoke come out?

An exhaust system conveys burnt gases from an internal combustion engine and typically includes a collection of pipes. In the most basic sense, the exhaust system simply vents waste gases from the engine. Depending on the overall system design, the exhaust gas may flow through a turbocharger to increase engine power, a catalytic converter to reduce air pollution, and a muffler to reduce noise.

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NOS – The key to victory

NOS – The key to victory

Nitrous is a slang term for nitrous oxide (N2O), commonly used by drag racing classes like Pro Street, Top Sportsman, and Pro Mod. Nitrous oxide is an oxidizing agent used to increase an engine’s power output by allowing for faster burning of a fuel (usually gasoline). Nitrous can be used with alcohol in the mud racing categories.

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Camshafts

Camshafts

The camshaft is an apparatus used in piston engines to operate poppet valves. It consists of a cylindrical rod running the length of the cylinder bank with a number of oblong lobes or cams protruding from it, one for each valve. The cams force the valves open by pressing on the valve, or on some intermediate mechanism, as they rotate.

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Testing for Peugeot 908 starts in December. AutoExpress
Cleaner diesel engines from Mercedes-Benz, now available in the US. DetNews
Double win for Malaysia in Brno A1GP. FastMachines
Awards for Kia Optima sedan and Sedona minivan. PR
New Jackets improve safety for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. AutoExpress
Career day for Ford. DetNews
Porsche Cayman S 1/12th replica for only $155. Make your kids happy this Xmas. PR
GM highly (...)

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The carburetor - Old School rocks!

The carburetor - Old School rocks!

The carburetor, carburettor, or carburetter also called carb (in North America) or carbie (chiefly in Australia) for short, is a device that mixes air and fuel for an internal combustion engine. It was invented by Hungarian scientists Donát Bánki and János Csonka in 1893. Carburetors are still found in small engines and in older or specialized automobiles such as those designed for stock car racing. However, fuel injection, first introduced in the late 1950s and first successfully commercialized in the early 1970s, is now the preferred method of automotive fuel delivery. The majority of motorcycles still are carburated due to lower weight and cost, but as of 2005 many new models are now being introduced with fuel injection.

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Jaguar XJ220 Pininfarina – Custom Works for the Sultan of Brunei

Jaguar XJ220 Pininfarina – Custom Works for the Sultan of Brunei

What exactly is hiding behind the garage-doors in the Sultan’s palace, nobody knows for sure. We heard of an Audi S8 with full chrome paint (car is banned on the national roads in at least 84 countries), custom made cars such as Ferrari TestaRossa F90 Speciale, several custom made Aston Martins, a Bentley Java, six Dauer 962 LMs, a unique right-hand-drive Mercedes CLK-GTR, Mercedes-AMG, 7 or 8 McLaren F1’s and McLaren F1 LM ‘s, Lamborghini Diablo Jota, and a Porsche 959. All of these were bought with money from the oil revenues that his family owns.

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Silverado – New National Car?

Silverado – New National Car?

The people in charge with the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado, decided to approach the situation on a different level. They’ve created a new campaign in which the Dodge Silverado is associated to patriotism.

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Can you say 900 BHP (kW)?

Can you say 900 BHP (kW)?

This is the output power of Dahlback’s 2004 Volkswagen Golf IV.
Information about this car is quite hard to find. But this is what we found.
It has a R5, twin-turbo engine, that generates between 600 and 900 break-horsepower (approximately 800 -1200HP), depending on the turbocharger’s software setup. The software also controls the Torque settings, thus generating a figure somewhere between 684 and 928 Nm at 5250 RPM.
Big wheels are the key to success- 20”. The tires are Bridgestone S-02, (...)

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New Look for Subaru is now available. AutoExpress.
DaimlerChrysler negotiating agreement for Mercedes-Benz Unit. Internal.
Relief read on the faces of managers and investors at Renault SA. DetNews.
Five stars for Ford Galaxy at Euro NCAP tests. Internal
Schumacher’s winning streak ended. FastMachines
GM’s Jerry York quit, leaving Kirk Kerkorian without a top deputy. DetNews.
Hero Bus or how to prevent D.U.I. ‘s. PR.
Picture of the day. (...)

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Ten Top Things You must have in your car! Alvarez version

Ten Top Things You must have in your car! Alvarez version

Recently PRNewswire created a list of things you absolutely need to have in our car. The list is probably for US residents. I will try to make a list for Europe. Better more for eastern Europe.

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Return of Borgward, The

Return of Borgward, The

Ever heard of Borgward? Probably not, but if you parents or grandparents reside in Europe ask them about this name. Borgward was a German car manufacturer that went bankrupt in the early days of ’61.

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Honda Civic Type-R Prototype - official car for Japan F1 GP

Honda Civic Type-R Prototype - official car for Japan F1 GP

As many car fans know the R in Type R stands for Racing. Therefore, Japan F1 GP deciders reached a verdict. The Honda Type R Prototype should be this year’s official car on the Japanese “playground”.

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Ferrari F1 Team’s technical director Ross Brown remains undecided. AutoExpress
Alliance between Nissan, Renault and GMC called off. DetNews
Ghosn wants Ford as a partner, know that GM is out of the way. DetNews
Williams Renault sabotaging Alonso’s victory? Itv
Biggest International Boat Show in the West – Long Beach. PR
Rolls-Royce is to add secondary car line in the next 4 years. AutoWeek
Biggest Hybrid market remains California. AutoWeek (...)

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DSG or Direct-shift Gearbox

DSG or Direct-shift Gearbox

The Direct-Shift Gearbox (Direktschaltgetriebe) is a dual-clutch gearbox designed by BorgWarner and initially licenced to Volkswagen Group (which owns the Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, and Škoda brands). By using two clutches, fast shifts can be achieved, and the torque converter of a regular automatic transmission is eliminated.

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Mazda2 hits 1million figure in Japan

Mazda2 hits 1million figure in Japan

Mazda officials announced that Mazda2 known as Mazda Demio on over seas markets has reached the 7 figured number towards the end of September. After ten years and almost three months the Mazda2 bearing the 1million number came out of the Ujina Plant no1 near Mazda’s main headquarter near the legendary city of Hiroshima.

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California scored big time in the Top Ten of the worst roads

California scored big time in the Top Ten of the worst roads

Holes in the road are probably the ugliest nightmares a motorist could have. You can probably avoid an accident, you can avoid a road-kill, but what do you do when you go with 60mph and a large vast crater appears on the road? Do you dare to swerve at that speed? Or do you take your chances and go straight in it?

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GMC changes internal bylaws, as fail-safe procedures against Kirk Kerkorian. DetNews
Team Germany wins the first A1GP. FastMachines
Dodge Nitro – better than expected . DetNews
2007 Jeep Compass will use Goodyear Tires. PR
H. Wayne Huizenga enters Dearborn’s Hall of Fame as one the world’s premier businessmen. Internal
Alonso critics Renault. AutoBild
Picture of the day (...)

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ABS - Anti-Blocking-System

ABS - Anti-Blocking-System

We’ve all heard of the ABS, but I don’t know how many know how it works and what is it’s purpose. In this article, I will try to explain as clearly as I can how the ABS concept works, what are its components and what are the ups and downs.

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Need to know basics upon buying a hybrid car

Need to know basics upon buying a hybrid car

All around the world gas prices are increasing day by day, due to some country’s hidden agenda, personal needs of a petrol tycoon, etc. Some auto-makers like Toyota, Honda or others started thinking towards the future. Therefore the hybrid car was created. The average buyer of these cars are not only environmentalists as seen in early days. Medium class working people, witch can afford the purchase of a new vehicle do not hesitate to buy fuel-efficient cars.

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Lexus runs over last year’s sales record in just nine months. AutoExpress
F1 races will take place in Korea by 2010. internal
Japanese makers earn an honest $2.400 per sale. DetNews
GMC, Renault and Nissan don’t seem to create their own chemistry. FreeP
Chrysler sponsors Gospel Tour for promoting the new Aspen. PR
Insurance companies agree that Coupe-Cabriolets are often targeted than soft-tops. AutoExpress
You remember the old game called (...)

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•Nissan moves production of two cars in the home-lands. DetNews
•Surveys show Jaguar as most likeable second-hand car. AutoExpress
•Ford Galaxy tested at EuroNcap Crash-tests. AutoBild
•Bigger planet needed for BMW M6. DetNews
•Mulally – The beginning of a new Ford era. Freep
•New gadget for safe driving. SciFi
•Sunday’s Banquet 400 ‘s notes and Quotes. FastMachines
•Picture of the day. 4x4, 12 feet tall, 5.675cc engine, 84bhp Smart (...)

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