Saturday, 30 June 2012

2008 Ford Escape Review - Driven

2008 Ford Escape Review - Driven
2008 Ford Escape Review - Automobile Magazine
A facelift for the 2008 Ford Escape

A Face-Lift To Make Joan Rivers Proud.
Ann Arbor Youth triumphs in all things automotive, just as it does in the wider world. So, after a new model debuts, we've come to expect a freshening in year three, a special edition in year four, and an all-new model after five years.


Photo Gallery: 2008 Ford Escape Review - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/new_car_previews/autp_0704_2008_ford_escape_review/index.html

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Formula One video games: Arcade to Computer - 1980s

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First Look: 2013 Acura RLX Concept

First Look: 2013 Acura RLX Concept
First Look: 2013 Acura RLX Concept - Automobile Magazine
Finally, a new flagship.

The current Acura RL may technically be Acura's largest, most expensive offering, but as the midsize TL range has grown in terms of size and sophistication, the supposed flagship of the Acura brand hardly offers anything its more mainstream sibling doesn't.


Photo Gallery: First Look: 2013 Acura RLX Concept - Automobile Magazine

Photo Gallery: First Look: 2013 Acura RLX Concept - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/auto_shows/new_york/2012/1204_2013_acura_rlx_concept/index.html

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First Look: Infiniti LE Concept

First Look: Infiniti LE Concept
First Look: Infiniti LE Concept - Automobile Magazine
The Nissan Leaf becomes a luxury sedan.

Nissan paved the way for mass-market electric cars with the Leaf hatchback, and now luxury division Infiniti will launch a more powerful and more refined electric sedan based on the Leaf. Shown in concept form at the 2012 New York auto show, the Infiniti LE closely foreshadows a production electric car.


Photo Gallery: First Look: Infiniti LE Concept - Automobile Magazine

Photo Gallery: First Look: Infiniti LE Concept - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/auto_shows/new_york/2012/1204_infiniti_le_concept/index.html

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Dario races onto Late Night show...

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Friday, 29 June 2012

2008 Mitsubishi Galant Ralliart

2008 Mitsubishi Galant Ralliart
2008 Mitsubishi Galant Ralliart - New Car, Truck, and SUV Drivens and Reviews - Automobile Magazine
The Ralliart's eighteen-inch wheels give the Galant more dignity than a typical mid-size rental, but don't expect the neighborhood kids to follow you home on their bicycles.

Ann Arbor - In the mid-size sedan market, where the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord are the 800-pound gorillas in the room, many smaller nameplates try to position themselves as sportier, more flavorful alternatives. With its new Ralliart model, the Mitsubishi Galant tries to do the same, but it's just another example of how minor that degree of sportiness often is.


Photo Gallery: 2008 Mitsubishi Galant Ralliart - New Car, Truck, and SUV Drivens and Reviews - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/sedans/0703_2008_mitsubishi_galant_ralliart/index.html

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Business as usual - Bahrain upholds Doctors Convictions...

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Drinks?

Source: http://www.metrof1.com/blogs/metrof1/2011/11/drinks.html

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Why Schumacher escaped DRS yellow flag penalty

Michael Schumacher was investigated for speeding through a yellow flag zone in the closing laps of the European GP after Mark Webber – who was behind him – saw that his DRS flap was open. Webber reported back to his … Continue reading

Source: http://adamcooperf1.com/2012/06/24/why-schumacher-escaped-drs-yellow-flag-penalty/

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DMC announces LP700 M-GT kit for Lamborghini Murcielago

DMC is following up 2011's Murcielago GT with a revised styling and performance kit dubbed M-GT.

Source: http://feeds.worldcarfans.com/~r/worldcarfans/Jxfz/~3/Ye7Li1HdPvA/dmc-announces-lp700-m-gt-kit-for-lamborghini-murcielago

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Thursday, 28 June 2012

Report: Chrysler’s SRT Preparing Three New Models, Including Mustang Fighter

Chrysler’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT) now stands alone as its own brand, and the division is hungry for new models to peddle. The first of those is the 2013 Viper, but our colleagues at Motor Trend report that SRT already is mulling adding two more models to the mix. The two new vehicles will [...]

Source: http://rumors.automobilemag.com/report-chryslers-srt-preparing-three-new-models-including-mustang-fighter-151361.html

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Will the new 'double floor' catapult Red Bull into dominating F1 again?

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2007 Nissan Maxima

2007 Nissan Maxima
2007 Nissan Maxima - 2007 New Cars - Automobile Magazine
It's time for a mid-cycle face-lift for Nissan's flagship sedan, but you'll have to look closely at the face of the 2007 Maxima, because Nissan's stylists were awfully stingy with the Botox. The freshened front end has had its nose stretched slightly, and new, sleeker headlamps are surrounded by more wedge-shaped sheetmetal. A bigger rear spoiler for the SE model, more aggressive side sills, and a reshaped rear bumper round out the exterior modifications.

It's time for a mid-cycle face-lift for Nissan's flagship sedan, but you'll have to look closely at the face of the 2007 Maxima, because Nissan's stylists were awfully stingy with the Botox. The freshened front end has had its nose stretched slightly, and new, sleeker headlamps are surrounded by more wedge-shaped sheetmetal. A bigger rear spoiler for the SE model, more aggressive side sills, and a reshaped rear bumper round out the exterior modifications.


Photo Gallery: 2007 Nissan Maxima - 2007 New Cars - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/new_car_previews/2007/0605_2007_nissan_maxima/index.html

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First Look: 2013 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h

First Look: 2013 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h
First Look: 2013 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h - Automobile Magazine
Entry-level Lexus gets a hybrid.

The ES may not be the most exciting Lexus, but it's one of the most successful. In 2011, the ES was the brand's second-best seller right behind the popular RX crossover, with some 40,873 ES sedans sold compared to just 29,669 for the more exciting IS. Not surprisingly, the updated 2013 Lexus ES making its world debut at the 2012 New York auto show doesn't veer far from its successful formula of offering customers a value-packed, comfortable luxury sedan.


Photo Gallery: First Look: 2013 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h - Automobile Magazine

Photo Gallery: First Look: 2013 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/auto_shows/new_york/2012/1204_2013_lexus_es_350_and_es_300h/index.html

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Points leader Kenseth is leaving Roush in 2013

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/26/2160581/points-leader-kenseth-is-leaving.html

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McLaren's tyre temperature management trick revealed- Report (+Video)

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2007 Mazda CX-9

2007 Mazda CX-9
2007 Mazda CX-9 - 2007 New Cars - Automobile Magazine
The new Mazda CX-9 crossover SUV has been specifically designed for the North American markets. It is longer than the five-passenger CX-7, so there is space for a full three rows.

The new Mazda CX-9 crossover SUV has been specifically designed for the North American markets. It is longer than the five-passenger CX-7, so there is space for a full three rows. The CX-9 is built on a unibody platform (who would make a body-on-frame crossover?) with front-wheel drive standard and the all-wheel drive system of the MAZDASPEED6 and CX-7 available as an option. The all-wheel drive system can direct up to 50% of the power to the rear, when needed and as governed by its numerous traction and stability control systems.


Photo Gallery: 2007 Mazda CX-9 - 2007 New Cars - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/new_car_previews/2007/0605_2007_mazda_cx_9/index.html

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2010 Opel Insignia OPC Spied

2010 Opel Insignia OPC Spied
2010 Opel Insignia OPC Spied - Latest News, Features, and Reviews - Automobile Magazine
We catch engineers testing a 2010 Opel Insignia OPC - a midsize sedan that may move as well as it looks.

Hot on the heels of the new-for-2009 Opel Insignia, engineers are busy prepping an Insignia OPC version that promises to be hot on the street.


Photo Gallery: 2010 Opel Insignia OPC Spied - Latest News, Features, and Reviews - Automobile Magazine

Photo Gallery: 2010 Opel Insignia OPC Spied - Latest News, Features, and Reviews - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/future_cars/2010/0809_2010_opel_insignia_opc/index.html

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Martin Whitmarsh: “These days everything is a surprise…”

Martin Whitmarsh admits that McLaren was surprised by how early Lewis Hamilton found himself in tyre problems in Valencia. Hamilton was the first of the leaders to pit after the start, and also hit more severe trouble in the closing … Continue reading

Source: http://adamcooperf1.com/2012/06/26/martin-whitmarsh-these-days-everything-is-a-surprise/

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Schumacher is oldest driver on podium since 1970 | 2012 European Grand Prix stats and facts

Schumacher is oldest driver on podium since 1970 is an original article from F1 Fanatic. If this article has been published anywhere other than F1 Fanatic it is an infringement of copyright.

European GP stats and facts: Alonso's 29th win and 20th consecutive race in the points • Schumacher oldest driver on podium since 1970 • First Mercedes fastest lap since Moss.

Schumacher is oldest driver on podium since 1970 is an original article from F1 Fanatic. If this article has been published anywhere other than F1 Fanatic it is an infringement of copyright.

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2007 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

2007 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
2007 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione - Latest News, Auto Show Coverage, and Future Cars - Automobile Magazine
The car you see here? It's the long-awaited production version of the concept hotness shown three years ago in Frankfurt, and we keep having to snap our mouths shut and wipe up the drool. Granted, it's not visually perfect, but the 8C is one of the most beautiful shapes to come out of Europe in some time.

If this big red chunk of hotness looks familiar, it's probably because you've seen it before: Alfa unveiled a concept version of the Competizione at the Frankfurt show in 2003. That look-but-don't-drive concept pretty much blew everyone's minds (the headlights look less bugeyed in person, we promise). A year later, at the 2005 Pebble Beach Concours, Alfa pulled the wraps off of a roadster version of the car. It too was gorgeous.


Photo Gallery: 2007 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione - Latest News, Auto Show Coverage, and Future Cars - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/future_cars/2007/0609_2007_alfa_romeo_8c_competizione/index.html

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2013 Citroen C4 Picasso spied undergoing testing

The 2013 Citroen C4 Picasso has been spied ahead of a possible unveiling at the Paris Motor Show.

Source: http://feeds.worldcarfans.com/~r/worldcarfans/Jxfz/~3/SLPm5mo35lM/2013-citroen-c4-picasso-spied-undergoing-testing

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2007 Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec

2007 Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec
2007 Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec - Latest Car, Truck, and SUV Reviews, Road Tests, and Drivens - Automobile Magazine
With its new V-6 turbo-diesel, the E320 drops the CDI suffix in favor of Bluetec.

Mercedes-Benz has been building diesel automobiles since the 260D of the 1930s, so it's no surprise that Mercedes is the first and only manufacturer to make a diesel passenger car that meets newly tightened U.S. emissions regulations for 2007. With its new V-6 turbo-diesel, the E320 drops the CDI suffix in favor of Bluetec. Bluetec refers to AdBlue, the nice name Mercedes gives to the urea-based liquid additive that helps the Bluetec diesel achieve ultralow emissions. For the '07 model year, however, the new Bluetec diesel V-6 doesn't yet use urea injection; it therefore cannot meet emissions standards in California (and the other states that use the same, stricter standards). Mercedes hopes to debut the urea-injected Bluetec diesel next year, in the GL-class, the R-class, and the ML-class, which would all be fifty-state compliant.


Photo Gallery: 2007 Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec - Latest Car, Truck, and SUV Reviews, Road Tests, and Drivens - Automobile Magazine

Photo Gallery: 2007 Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec - Latest Car, Truck, and SUV Reviews, Road Tests, and Drivens - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/sedans/0612_2007_mercedes_benz_e320_bluetec_diesel/index.html

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Fresh questions over struggling Schumacher

Michael Schumacher's collision with Williams driver Bruno Senna in Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix has once again focused awkward attention on the German legend's lacklustre performances for Mercedes.

A senior member of the Mercedes team used the word "mediocre" last weekend when discussing the 43-year-old's driving, and that was before Schumacher clumsily ran into the back of Senna's car in the race.

It was the sort of error you might expect from a beginner, not a man with 91 grand prix victories and seven world titles under his belt.

Coming at Senna from a long way back, Schumacher seemed simply to misjudge the closing speed of the two cars and, caught in two minds about which direction to go, he ran into the back of the Williams.

Schumacher called Senna an "idiot" on the radio as he sat in the gravel trap in the immediate aftermath, and, even after watching replays, he still seemed convinced it was his rival's fault. The stewards disagreed and gave him a five-place grid penalty for the next race in Monaco.

Schumacher's reaction will have surprised no-one in F1 - he has always seemed to lack the ability to accept he can ever be wrong.

In an aspiring young driver, this is a characteristic one might expect. But age is supposed to bring wisdom and, in this aspect at least, it appears not to be the case with Schumacher.

With the passing years comes an inevitable waning of physical abilities, and it is surely now beyond dispute that this has come even to him.

Michael Schumacher collides with Bruno Senna during the Spanish Grand Prix. Photo: Reuters

How long can he go on raging against the dying of the light? More to the point, perhaps, how long can Mercedes accept it?

There is no shame in Schumacher not being the driver he was - one can argue there is honour in him being able to achieve even what he has as he heads into the middle of his fifth decade.

The facts, though, are that he is now no more than a decent F1 driver - and some may argue not even that.

Statistically, this is the worst start to a season in Schumacher's career. But statistics can be misleading - Schumacher actually started the season well. He was the stronger of the two Mercedes drivers in the first two races.

But then came China and Nico Rosberg's qualifying lap, half a second quicker than his team-mate, who was second on the grid.

The gap was explained almost entirely by a stunning middle sector of the lap from Rosberg, which Schumacher, I'm told, justified to himself by Rosberg managing to turn his tyres on better.

That may well have been the reason, but the gap was there nonetheless. As it was again in the race, when that excuse was less justifiable. Schumacher was simply outclassed by his team-mate.

They have been more evenly matched since, but still Schumacher is almost certainly getting no more from the car than a number of other drivers could manage.

The contrast, with what Fernando Alonso is doing in the Ferrari - which is not dissimilar to the sort of thing Schumacher used to achieve in his early years with the team - is stark.

The tragedy of Schumacher's current situation is that it is leading some people to question his earlier achievements of seven world titles; two with Benetton and five with Ferrari between 1994 and 2004.

His criticisms of the Pirelli tyres after Bahrain drew uncomfortable parallels with the bespoke tyres from Bridgestone which Schumacher enjoyed for much of his Ferrari career, a subject that was largely unexplored during his pomp.

Some are beginning to wonder if seven titles really was such an amazing achievement, given the advantages he had at his disposal?

This would be wrong, though. There is no doubt that the Schumacher of the 1990s and early 2000s was an outstanding racing driver, one of the greatest there has ever been.
But that Schumacher belongs to the past.

The current one is out of contract at the end of this season. This, in fact, was the context in which the "mediocre" remark came up.

So what reasons do Mercedes have to keep him on, rather than try for someone else?
Lewis Hamilton, also looking for a new deal in 2013, may well not be available, or interested. Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and Jenson Button are committed to their current teams. Those left are all unproven.

Schumacher may continue to embarrass himself in wheel-to-wheel racing occasionally, but he's close to Rosberg's pace these days - and Mercedes' top management rate their younger driver very highly indeed.

The other reason is less palatable for those who like to consider F1 as the arena in which the very best drivers in the world do battle. It's commercial.

Schumacher's marketing value to Mercedes is huge. After Rosberg's victory in China, vice-president of Mercedes motorsport Norbert Haug delighted in how "fantastic" Schumacher had been in front of 800 guests at the launch of a new road car model in Shanghai the previous night. It had been, Haug said, "the perfect weekend".

Schumacher may no longer be one of the best F1 drivers, but around the world he remains arguably the most famous - and therefore the most valuable to Mercedes off the track. And in Germany, Mercedes' home, he is largely untouchable, voted recently the greatest national sportsman in history.

Ultimately, though, Mercedes are in F1 to win - and it is no secret that, after two disappointing seasons, the pressure on the team at the start of this season was enormous.

It will have been alleviated somewhat by their win in China, but the team have faded after a promising start and currently look no better than they did through much of last year.

In a season as topsy-turvy as this, that could easily change - and, who knows, if everything comes together perhaps Schumacher can win again. After all, who before the weekend would have predicted Pastor Maldonado's victory in Spain?

But, all things being equal, that looks unlikely. For a team with an average car who need to win, is a "mediocre" driver, however famous, good enough?

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/andrewbenson/2012/05/fresh_questions_over_mediocre.html

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Monday, 25 June 2012

'The point of no confidence is quite near'


The wreckage of Jochen Rindt's car at Barcelona © Getty Images
An excellent insight into the world of F1 as it used to be can be found on the regularly-interesting Letters of Note website. It publishes a hitherto unseen letter from Jochen Rindt to Lotus boss Colin Chapman written shortly after Rindt’s crash at Barcelona which was a result of the wing system on Lotus 49 collapsing at speed.
“Colin. I have been racing F1 for 5 years and I have made one mistake (I rammed Chris Amon in Clermont Ferrand) and I had one accident in Zandvoort due to gear selection failure otherwise I managed to stay out of trouble. This situation changed rapidly since I joined your team. “Honestly your cars are so quick that we would still be competitive with a few extra pounds used to make the weakest parts stronger, on top of that I think you ought to spend some time checking what your different employes are doing, I sure the wishbones on the F2 car would have looked different. Please give my suggestions some thought, I can only drive a car in which I have some confidence, and I feel the point of no confidence is quite near.”
A little more than a year later Rindt's Lotus suffered mechanical breakdown just before braking into one of the corners. He swerved violently to the left and crashed into a poorly-installed barrier, killing him instantly.

Source: http://blogs.espnf1.com/paperroundf1/archives/2010/09/the_point_of_no_confidence_is.php

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Cool Small Cars: 2006 Kia Rio 5, 2006 Nissan Versa, 2006 Dodge Caliber, and 2006 Honda Fit

Cool Small Cars: 2006 Kia Rio 5, 2006 Nissan Versa, 2006 Dodge Caliber, and 2006 Honda Fit
Cool Small Cars: 2006 Kia Rio 5, 2006 Nissan Versa, 2006 Dodge Caliber, & 2006 Honda Fit - Automobile Magazine
Automakers are finally paying due respect to the small car segment. We size up the 2006 Dodge Caliber, 2006 Honda Fit, 2006 Kia Rio5, and 2006 Nissan Versa and decide which is the hippest little hatch for your money.

If you've been busy memorizing the stratospheric horsepower and torque numbers from Mercedes-Benz's latest AMG engine or reliving the muscle-car glory days with the Chevy Camaro and Dodge Challenger concepts, you may not have noticed that small cars are getting cool. Perhaps it's the pendulum finally starting to swing back from outsized SUVs and ever-more-gargantuan pickups. There also could be some rub-off from the digital world, where smallness is prized. And that three-dollars-per-gallon gasoline scare last fall likely spurred things along. Whatever the factors, small cars have begun to acquire a cachet of coolness they haven't had in decades.


Photo Gallery: Cool Small Cars: 2006 Kia Rio 5, 2006 Nissan Versa, 2006 Dodge Caliber, & 2006 Honda Fit - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/compact/0605_cool_small_cars/index.html

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Porsche deny sub-Boxster model in the works

Porche intend on hitting an ambitious sales target of 200,000 annual sales by 2018 and if they are to achieve their goal, a number of new models would be required.

Source: http://feeds.worldcarfans.com/~r/worldcarfans/Jxfz/~3/HCeJkGaMvvA/porsche-deny-sub-boxster-model-in-the-works

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2007 Kia Optima

2007 Kia Optima
2007 Kia Optima - 2007 New Cars - Automobile Magazine
The 2007 Kia Optima is based on Europe's Kia Magentis. Get a first look here.

The 2006 Detroit show marks the North American debut of the new Kia Optima, which will be nearly identical to the European Kia Magentis that was unveiled at the Frankfurt auto show in September 2005. Whereas the previous car was a restyled, bug-eyed version of the Hyundai Sonata, Kia claims that the Optima is significantly different from its Hyundai brother, although powertrains are still shared. Engine choices are include a 185-hp 2.7-liter V-6 and a 161-hp 2.4-liter four.


Photo Gallery: 2007 Kia Optima - 2007 New Cars - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/new_car_previews/2007/0605_2007_kia_optima/index.html

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First Drive: 2008 Honda Civic Mugen Si

First Drive: 2008 Honda Civic Mugen Si
2008 Honda Civic MUGEN Si - New Car, Truck and SUV Road Tests and Reviews - Automobile Magazine
The big H brings more noise to the Civic party, courtesy of -- say it with us -- MOO-gen. Sam Smith takes the four-door screamer on the track at Mid-Ohio.

So there I was, sitting under a giant Honda tent at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. It was the morning, I was eating breakfast, and I was staring off into the distance, idly wondering why I couldn't remember any of my high-school Japanese. (Ok, I didn't take Japanese in high school, but I'd like to pretend that I did, because the smart kids all took Japanese. I took Spanish, a language that has helped me exactly zero times in my professional life but nevertheless allowed me to insult all of my mexican college friends in their native tongue. Y tu mama tambien, bastardo!)


Photo Gallery: 2008 Honda Civic MUGEN Si - New Car, Truck and SUV Road Tests and Reviews - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/sedans/0707_2008_honda_civic_mugen_si/index.html

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Sunday, 24 June 2012

Guerrieri wins Indy Lights race in Iowa

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/24/2155947/guerrieri-wins-indy-lights-race.html

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LE MANS: The Original Hybrid Racing car overshadowed by this year’s Toyota v Audi battle...

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Volkswagen Golf R Cabrio spied for first time

Volkswagen unveiled a Golf R Cabrio concept at W�rthersee 2011 and our spies have managed to catch the first pictures of the upcoming model.

Source: http://feeds.worldcarfans.com/~r/worldcarfans/Jxfz/~3/KGITC1VWlRc/volkswagen-golf-r-cabrio-spied-for-first-time

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Campaign launched to save Team Lotus


© Save Team Lotus
One side of the Lotus naming dispute has been put forward on a new and in-depth webpage called www.saveteamlotus.com. The basic background is that the Lotus Racing F1 team had its naming rights revoked for next season by Group Lotus and, in order to keep racing under the Lotus name, bought the Team Lotus brand off David Hunt, who had owned it since the original team’s last race in 1994. Group Lotus has now taken Lotus Racing to court to try and stop it using the historic name in Formula One next year. The issue has been a source of constant confusion for many fans and the new webpage offers a breakdown of David Hunt’s and Team Lotus’ side of the argument.

Source: http://blogs.espnf1.com/paperroundf1/archives/2010/11/campaign_launched_to_save_team_1.php

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EPA Rates Top-Spec 2012 Tesla Model S at 89 MPGe, 265-Mile Range

Tesla will turn over the keys to the first 2012 Model S customer cars at the end of this week, and the Environmental Protection Agency released final fuel economy equivalent and total range numbers not a moment too soon. The Model S had already been crash-tested and cleared for public sale, and we were waiting [...]

Source: http://rumors.automobilemag.com/epa-rates-top-spec-2012-tesla-model-s-at-89-mpge-265-mile-range-149509.html

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Saturday, 23 June 2012

Sports Sedans Supreme: 2007 Maserati Quattroporte Executive GT vs 2007 Audi S8 vs 2007 Mercedes-Benz S63

Sports Sedans Supreme: 2007 Maserati Quattroporte Executive GT vs 2007 Audi S8 vs 2007 Mercedes-Benz S63
Sports Sedans Supreme: 2007 Maserati Quattroporte Executive GT vs 2007 Audi S8 vs 2007 Mercedes-Benz S63 - Latest News, Features, and Road Tests - Automobile Magazine
With an all-new gearbox, can the Maserati Quattroporte knock the Audi S8 and the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG from the top of the high-performance luxury sedan pedestal?

One after the other, the three tenors pull up. The Lamborghini-sourced V-10 of the Audi S8 chants with the fiery intensity of Luciano Pavarotti. The Ferrari-engineered V-8 of the Maserati Quattroporte Automatica intones aural nuances with the spine-tingling depth of Jos Carreras. The big-bore, 6.2-liter eight-cylinder of the brand-new Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG bellows with the vibrant timbre of Plcido Domingo. Their viciously threatening idles only hint at what the next 7000 or so rpm will unleash: sports car performance and turbinelike torque, plenty of brio, and engineering that turns any favorite rural road into your own private Nrburgring.


Photo Gallery: Sports Sedans Supreme: 2007 Maserati Quattroporte Executive GT vs 2007 Audi S8 vs 2007 Mercedes-Benz S63 - Latest News, Features, and Road Tests - Automobile Magazine


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Lotus threat to Vettel’s bid for third Valencia win | 2012 European Grand Prix pre-race analysis

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Vettel is on pole again in Valencia but Lotus have the potential to keep him from another victory.

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2013 Renault Clio RS to get 1.6-liter engine with at least 197bhp

The all-new Renault Clio RS made its first appearance on the road last week when our spies capitalized on an opportune moment, we can now reveal a few further details of the upcoming performance model.

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McLaren now has fastest pit stops, says Michael

McLaren sporting director Sam Michael insists that the team potentially now has the fastest pit stops in the field after overcoming some problems earlier in the season. However that improved performance wasn’t obvious in Montreal where Lewis Hamilton in particular … Continue reading

Source: http://adamcooperf1.com/2012/06/22/mclaren-now-has-fastest-pit-stops-says-michael/

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Friday, 22 June 2012

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Hey fellas I have been searching and searching with not much luck for an original issue AMT 1932 Deuce Coupe kit. No other issues seem to have the parts from this one or the fun of a vintage kit. Any help in tracking down one of these would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Hyundai creates Zombie Survival Machine

In an effort to reach out to Generation Y consumers, Hyundai has aligned itself with best-selling comic and graphic novel series, The Walking Dead.

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Vettel leads Hulkenberg in second practice | 2012 European Grand Prix second practice

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Sebastian Vettel was quickest in the second practice session for the European Grand Prix, followed by Nico Hulkenberg.

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2007 Lincoln MKZ

2007 Lincoln MKZ
2007 Lincoln MKZ - 2007 New Cars - Automobile Magazine
Lincoln's MKZ (formerly known as the Zephyr,) shares nearly every component with the Ford Fusion, including high hopes for brand rejuvenation. Lincoln is in need of a fresh and proper flagship to accompany the aging Town Car and LS. However, it's questionable whether or not new and younger customers will flock to Lincoln/Mercury dealers for the smallish front-wheel-drive MKZ, especially with the lower-priced Fusion joining the plethora of solid import and domestic competitors.

Lincoln's MKZ (formerly known as the Zephyr,) shares nearly every component with the Ford Fusion, including high hopes for brand rejuvenation. Lincoln is in need of a fresh and proper flagship to accompany the aging Town Car and LS. However, it's questionable whether or not new and younger customers will flock to Lincoln/Mercury dealers for the smallish front-wheel-drive MKZ, especially with the lower-priced Fusion joining the plethora of solid import and domestic competitors.


Photo Gallery: 2007 Lincoln MKZ - 2007 New Cars - Automobile Magazine


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F1 2012 Championship Standings after Canadian GP

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