Monday, 30 September 2013

Dan Wheldon 1978-2011

Source: http://www.metrof1.com/blogs/metrof1/2011/10/dan-wheldon-1978-2011.html

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2007 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT

2007 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT
2007 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT - 2007 New Cars - Automobile Magazine
The Sport GT receives an updated transmission and several other improvements over the standard Quattroporte. See it here.

Los Angeles, which is Maserati's largest market in California, which is in turn Maserati's largest market in the U.S., which happens to be--you guessed it--Maserati's largest market in the world, was the site of the U.S. launch of Maserati's sexy Quattroporte Sport GT. First shown in Frankfurt last September, the Quattroporte Sport GT was conceived as sportier version of the brand's big sedan--if not a more powerful one. With enhancements on the decidedly subtle side, the Sport GT nonetheless should help remedy the car's major malady--the clunky six-speed manu-matic transmission--as the car boasts a reworked gearbox that allegedly shifts 35 percent faster than the frustratingly slow-witted previous tranny. The Sport GT model also gets twenty-inch wheels, suspension tweaks, and special interior accoutrements such as carbon-fiber trim and blue and red stitching for the steering wheel and parking brake. A mean-looking, blackened crosshatch grille also adorns the Quattroporte Sport GT.


Photo Gallery: 2007 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT - 2007 New Cars - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/new_car_previews/2007/0605_2007_maserati_quattroporte_sport_gt/index.html

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2002 Lincoln Blackwood

2002 Lincoln Blackwood
2002 Lincoln Blackwood - Used Car Review - Automobile Magazine
Laguna Beach, California So we're driving a Lincoln Blackwood on the Pacific Coast Highway late on a Friday evening. A twenty-something guy in a stepped-on white GMC Sierra pickup with matching hard tonneau races up alongside, appraises the 'Wood, and gives us an emphatic thumbs up. "Hmmm," we think. "Maybe this is the vehicle that will finally rescue Lincoln from the Town Car demographic abyss." This four-door, four-passenger, sybaritic, seemingly purposeless pickup may not represent the imm

Laguna Beach, California So we're driving a Lincoln Blackwood on the Pacific Coast Highway late on a Friday evening. A twenty-something guy in a stepped-on white GMC Sierra pickup with matching hard tonneau races up alongside, appraises the 'Wood, and gives us an emphatic thumbs up. "Hmmm," we think. "Maybe this is the vehicle that will finally rescue Lincoln from the Town Car demographic abyss." This four-door, four-passenger, sybaritic, seemingly purposeless pickup may not represent the immediate future of Lincoln, but it's an indication of how the division wants to reinterpret the concept of American luxury.


Photo Gallery: 2002 Lincoln Blackwood - Used Car Review - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/trucks/0109_lincoln_blackwood/index.html

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2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder

2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
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The Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder is hot and fresh for 2007. Read about it in our new cars section.

Toned down from the wild Concept S show car that was seen earlier this year at Geneva, the Gallardo Spyder makes use of a powered top that stows under the engine cover and behind the passenger compartment. In case you invert the car, there is a pop-up roll bar and strengthened A-pillars. While the car was in the body shop, the Lamborghini engineers increased the 5.0-liter V-10's power from 492 to 512 hp. (All 2006 Gallardos receive the power hike.) The six-speed transmission has been recalibrated, along with the suspension and steering. Lamborghini says that the car will accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 4.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 195 mph with the roof up. Topless, the car is 4 mph slower. The Gallardo Spyder goes on sale in Europe early next year, priced at about $200,000.


Photo Gallery: 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder - 2007 New Cars - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/new_car_previews/2007/0605_2007_lamborghini_gallardo_spyder/index.html

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Sunday, 29 September 2013

Chevrolet Silverado Black Ops & Z71 Volunteer Firefighter concepts unveiled

Chevrolet has introduced two new Silverado concepts at the Texas State Fair.

Source: http://feeds.worldcarfans.com/~r/worldcarfans/Jxfz/~3/gdljRivcR_o/chevrolet-silverado-black-ops--z71-volunteer-firefighter

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Ferrari LaFerrari Spied On Nürburgring

LaFerrari setting a lap time?

Source: http://rumors.automobilemag.com/ferrari-laferrari-spied-on-nurburgring-247483.html

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Toyota previews their SEMA lineup [video]

Toyota has announced plans to stage a head-to-head competition as part of their Dream Build Challenge for the SEMA Motor Show.

Source: http://feeds.worldcarfans.com/~r/worldcarfans/Jxfz/~3/A4NVYd9ewEg/toyota-previews-their-sema-lineup-video

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Team orders in spotlight again


Will Christian Horner regret not utilising team orders in Brazil? © Getty Images
Michael Spearman of The Sun, says that the £65,000 fine Ferrari received for breaching the team orders ban in Germany will seem like loose change if Fernando Alonso wins the drivers’ title in Abu Dhabi.
“The extra seven points Alonso collected when Ferrari ordered Felipe Massa to move over for him in Germany earlier in the season are now looking even more crucial. “And the £65,000 fine they picked up for ruthlessly breaking the rules will seem loose change if Alonso clinches the title in his first year with the Maranello team. “Red Bull could have switched the result yesterday given their crushing dominance and still celebrated their first constructors' championship just five years after coming into the sport. “That would also have given Webber an extra seven points, leaving him just one behind Alonso.”
The Guardian’s Paul Weaver says that if Fernando Alonso does take the drivers’ title in Abu Dhabi, Ferrari owes a debt of gratitude to Red Bull for their decision not to employ team orders in Brazil.
“If Alonso does take the title next week it would not be inappropriate were he and Ferrari to send a few gallons of champagne to Red Bull's headquarters in Milton Keynes. “While Red Bull should be heartily applauded for the championship they did win today their apparent acceptance that Ferrari might carry off the more glamorous prize continues to baffle Formula One and its globetrotting supporters. “Their refusal to make life easy for Webber, who has led for much of the season and is still seven points ahead of Vettel, means that whatever happens in the desert next week Alonso, the only driver who was capable of taking the championship in the race today, only has to secure second place to guarantee his third world title.”
The Independent’s David Tremayne is also of the opinion that Red Bull may regret not using team orders in Brazil.
“Had Red Bull elected to adopt team orders and let Webber win – something that the governing body allows when championships are at stake – Webber would have left Brazil with 245 points – just one point off the lead. For some that was confirmation of his suggestion that Vettel is the team's favoured driver – which generated an angry call from team owner Dietrich Mateschitz in Austria and was much denied by team principal, Christian Horner. “And it sets up a situation where, if the result is repeated next weekend, as is likely, Vettel and Webber will tie on 256, five behind Alonso.”
The Mirror’s Byron Young has put Lewis Hamilton’s fading title chances down to an inferior McLaren machine and he admits the 2008 World Champion now needs a miracle.
“Sebastian Vettel's victory sends the world title fight to a four-way showdown for the first time in the sport's history. “Hamilton goes there as part of that story with a 24-point deficit to Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, but with just 25 on offer in the final round in six days' time it would take more than a miracle. “Driving an outclassed McLaren he slugged it out against superior machinery and stiff odds to finish fourth.”

Source: http://blogs.espnf1.com/paperroundf1/archives/2010/11/team_orders_in_spotlight_again_1.php

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Saturday, 28 September 2013

Glock signs BMW deal, Kubica happy after DTM debut

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Horner not expecting repeat of Singapore dominance | F1 Fanatic Round-up

In the round-up: Horner not expecting more dominance • F1 'cannot do without' smaller teams' • Mohamed Ben Sulayem may enter FIA president race

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Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan Concept First Look

Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan Concept First Look
Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan Concept First Look - Automobile Magazine
Another Golf-based mini minivan, but not for the U.S.

We've already seen the new seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf in both hatchback and station wagon bodystyles, but a third variant -- the Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan -- will debut at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show. Although Volkswagen calls this particular vehicle a concept, it's quick to note it's merely a warmed-over version of a production model that goes on sale in Europe in the middle of 2014.


Photo Gallery: Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan Concept First Look - Automobile Magazine

Photo Gallery: Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan Concept First Look - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/auto_shows/frankfurt/2013/1309_volkswagen_golf_sportsvan_concept/index.html

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Friday, 27 September 2013

Competition time! @f1afterparty

Source: http://www.metrof1.com/blogs/metrof1/2011/10/competition-time-f1afterparty.html

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Caterham makes changes to design team | 2013 F1 season

Caterham has restructured its technical department as it prepares for the major changes in the rules for next season.

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Vettel sprouts a second finger

Source: http://www.metrof1.com/blogs/metrof1/2011/10/vettel-sprouts-a-second-finger.html

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2005 Audi A6 Four Seasons Test

2005 Audi A6 Four Seasons Test
2005 Audi A6 Four Seasons Test - Four Seasons Test and Review - Automobile Magazine
After twelve months and 25,673 miles with our A6, like Professor Henry Higgins with Eliza Doolittle, we've grown accustomed to its face. In fact, the exterior styling of the redesigned A6 is one of the car's strong suits.

A little more than a year ago, an oyster gray metallic Audi A6 nosed its way into our Four Seasons fleet. And we don't use the word nose loosely, because the first thing we noticed about the A6 was its front end and the gaping maw of its grille. We've applauded every successive chapter of Audi's mellifluous design language, exemplified by vehicles such as the iconic TT and the ultraluxurious A8, but this new corporate grille, which first appeared in the 2005 model year, seemed incongruous--a little bit too large and a little bit too showy for an automaker renowned for the well-proportioned, tasteful styling of its vehicles.


Photo Gallery: 2005 Audi A6 Four Seasons Test - Four Seasons Test and Review - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/sedans/0608_2005_audi_a6/index.html

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Thursday, 26 September 2013

Button Steps Up Pre Season Training With Lance Armstrong

Jenson Button teamed up with record breaking cyclist Lance Armstrong, as he continues to prepare for another Formula One season. The McLaren driver excitedly tweeted that he would be riding with Armstrong, the 7 time Tour de France winner, in Hawaii. Armstrong responded via Twitter “I hope he doesn’t ride as srong as he drives [...]

Source: http://f1fanatics.wordpress.com/2011/01/07/button-steps-up-pre-season-training-with-lance-armstrong/

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Campaign launched to save Team Lotus


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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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DRIVEN PREVIEW: 2007 Chrysler Sebring

DRIVEN PREVIEW: 2007 Chrysler Sebring
DRIVEN PREVIEW: 2007 Chrysler Sebring - Latest Car, Truck, and SUV Reviews, Road Tests, and Drivens - Automobile Magazine
If the 300 has taught us anything, it's that Chrysler can rally the troops and build something truly special. Is this?

The Chrysler 300 was the first Detroit sedan in a long while to really set the country on fire. At the same time, it also introduced a new concept: Chryslers, apparently, don't have to be mediocre.


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Photo Gallery: DRIVEN PREVIEW: 2007 Chrysler Sebring - Latest Car, Truck, and SUV Reviews, Road Tests, and Drivens - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/sedans/0612_2007_chrysler_sebring/index.html

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Never forget how great Michael Schumacher was

Michael Schumacher was given a round of applause by the assembled media after he finished the prepared statement with which he announced his second retirement from Formula 1 at the Japanese Grand Prix on Thursday.

It was a mark of the respect still held for Schumacher and a reflection of the appreciation for what was clearly an emotional moment for the man whose seven world titles re-wrote the sport's history books.

Schumacher stumbled a couple of times as he read off the paper in front of him and once, as he mentioned the support of his wife Corinna, his voice almost cracked.

Once through the statement and on to a question-and-answer session with the journalists, he was more comfortable, relaxed in a way he has so often been since his comeback, and so rarely was in the first stint of his career.

Michael Schumacher after the crash with Jean-Eric Vergne in Singapore

Schumacher's retirement from the Singapore Grand Prix had a familiar look to it. Photo: Getty

The Schumacher who returned to Formula 1 in 2010 with Mercedes was quite different from the one who finished his first career with Ferrari in 2006.

The new Schumacher was more human, more open and more likeable.

As he put it himself on Thursday: "In the past six years I have learned a lot about myself, for example that you can open yourself without losing focus, that losing can be both more difficult and more instructive than winning. Sometimes I lost this out of sight in the earlier years."

Most importantly, though, the new Schumacher was nowhere near as good.

In every way possible, there is no other way to view his return to F1 than as a failure.

When he announced his comeback back in December 2009, he talked about winning the world title. Instead, he has scored one podium in three years, and in that period as a whole he has been trounced by team-mate Nico Rosberg in terms of raw pace. In their 52 races together, Schumacher has out-qualified his younger compatriot only 15 times.

It is ironic, then, that there have been marked signs of improvement from Schumacher this season. In 14 races so far, he has actually out-qualified Rosberg eight-six.

And although Rosberg has taken the team's only win - in China earlier this year, when he was demonstrably superior all weekend - arguably Schumacher has been the better Mercedes driver this year.

Schumacher has suffered by far the worst of the team's frankly unacceptable reliability record and would almost certainly have been ahead of Rosberg in the championship had that not been the case. And he might even have won in Monaco had not a five-place grid penalty demoted him from pole position.

That penalty, though, was given to Schumacher for an accident he caused at the previous race in Spain, when he rammed into the back of Williams driver Bruno Senna having misjudged his rival's actions.

That was only one of four similar incidents in the last 18 months that have crystallised the impression that the time was approaching where Schumacher should call it a day.

It is unfortunate timing, to say the least, that the last of those incidents happened less than two weeks ago in Singapore, almost as if it was the straw that broke the camel's back.

That was not the case, of course. Schumacher has been vacillating on his future for months and in the end his hand was forced. Mercedes signed Lewis Hamilton and Schumacher was left with the decision of trying to get a drive with a lesser team or quitting. He made the right call.

His struggles since his return have had an unfortunate effect on Schumacher's legacy. People within F1 - people with the highest regard for his achievements - have begun to question what went before.

There have always been question marks over his first title with Benetton in 1994, given the highly controversial nature of that year. Illegal driver aids were found in the car, but Benetton were not punished because governing body the FIA said they could find no proof they had been used.

But since 2010 people have begun to look back at the dominant Ferrari era of the early 2000s, when Schumacher won five titles in a row, and begun to wonder aloud just how much of an advantage he had.

It was the richest team, they had unlimited testing and bespoke tyres. Did this, people have said, mean Schumacher was not as good as he had looked?

If you watched him during his first career, though, you know how ridiculous an assertion this is. Schumacher in his pomp was undoubtedly one of the very greatest racing drivers there has ever been, a man who was routinely, on every lap, able to dance on a limit accessible to almost no-one else.

Sure, the competition in his heyday was not as deep as it is now, but Schumacher performed miracles with a racing car that stands comparison with the greatest drives of any era.

Victories such as his wet-weather domination of Spain in 1996, his incredible fightback in Hungary in 1998, his on-the-limit battle with Mika Hakkinen at Suzuka that clinched his first title in 2000 were tours de force. And there were many more among that astonishing total of 91 victories.

So too, as has been well documented, was there a dark side to Schumacher, and it was never far away through his first career.

Most notoriously, he won his first world title after driving Damon Hill off the road. He failed to pull off a similar stunt in 1997 with Jacques Villeneuve. And perhaps most pernicious of all, he deliberately parked his car in Monaco qualifying in 2006 to stop Fernando Alonso taking pole position from him.

Those were just the most extreme examples of a modus operandi in which Schumacher seemed often to act without morals, a man who was prepared to do literally anything to win, the sporting personification of Machiavelli's prince, for whom the ends justified the means.

Those acts continue to haunt Schumacher today, and even now he still refuses to discuss them, won't entertain the prospect of saying sorry.

"We are all humans and we all make mistakes," he said at Suzuka on Thursday. "And with hindsight you would probably do it differently if you had a second opportunity, but that's life."

He was given a second opportunity at F1, and he took it because in three years he had found nothing to replace it in his life.

His self-belief persuaded him that he could come back as good as he had been when he went away, but he learnt that time stands still for no man.

He has finally been washed aside by the tide of youth that with the arrival of Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen towards the end of his first career already seemed to be replacing one generation with the next.

It seems appropriate in many ways that the agent for that was Hamilton, the man who many regard as the fastest driver of his generation.

That, after all, is what Schumacher was, as well as one of the very greatest there has ever been. And nothing that has happened in the last three years can take that away.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/andrewbenson/2012/10/never_forget_how_great_schumac.html

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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Video: Need for Speed Trailer

Back in 2012, Electronic Arts and Dreamworks announced plans to develop a movie inspired by the "Need For Speed" video game. After much speculation, today we can bring you the first official trailer of the movie, and we have to admit, it looks quite promising.

Muscle car mechanic and street racer Tobey (Aaron Paul) was framed for a crime he did not commit, so he gets out of prison determined to settle the score with the man responsible for his false conviction.

As you can see from the trailer video, he gets to thrash around tons of bad-ass cars, like a heavily modified Shelby GT500, a McLaren P1, the MP4-12C, a Bugatti Veyron, plus a few Koenigsegg and Saleen models. If that’s not enough to get the race fuel running through your veins, we don’t know what to say...

The "Need For Speed" movie will hit theaters on March 14th, 2014.

Video: Need for Speed Trailer originally appeared on topspeed.com on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 16:00 EST.

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Source: http://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-news/video-need-for-speed-trailer-ar160495.html

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2007 Acura RDX

2007 Acura RDX
2007 Acura RDX - 2007 New Cars - Automobile Magazine
The 2007 Acura RDX is most notable for its powertrain, the first turbocharged gasonline engine from Honda. It comes beneath the skin of a compact, luxury SUV that promises to be a great driver. Check it out in our New Cars coverage.

Honda's first turbocharged engine debuts in....an SUV.


Photo Gallery: 2007 Acura RDX - 2007 New Cars - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/new_car_previews/2007/0605_2007_acura_rdx/index.html

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2007 Jaguar XKR Coupe and Convertible

2007 Jaguar XKR Coupe and Convertible
2007 Jaguar XKR Coupe and Convertible - New and Future Cars, Trucks, and SUVs - Automobile Magazine
The addition of 120 hp is the primary difference between the XKR and the normally aspirated XK, but it's by no means the only one. Consider also the stiffer suspension, a new rear suspension brace, and larger front brakes. A bespoke, aluminum-trimmed front bumper, body-color hood vents, unique nineteen- or twenty-inch wheels, and quad tailpipes distinguish the XKR's exterior.

The subtle whine of the supercharger and the healthy growl of the exhaust motivate you to keep the transmission one gear lower than necessary. The well-damped suspension perfectly modulated the optional twenty-inch wheels over rough sections of tarmac, and the light but communicative steering points you exactly where you want to go. This is a car that inspires you to stop, tap the paddle shifter down to first, and hit the gas for another intoxicating run through the gears, just to experience the blissful marriage of the engine and the fast-shifting manu-matic. Welcome to the new Jaguar XKR.


Photo Gallery: 2007 Jaguar XKR Coupe and Convertible - New and Future Cars, Trucks, and SUVs - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/future_cars/2007/0609_2007_jaguar_xkr/index.html

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2014 Opel Meriva facelift spied up close

The Opel Meriva facelift has been spied once again hiding its redesigned front and rear fascias.

Source: http://feeds.worldcarfans.com/~r/worldcarfans/Jxfz/~3/UHq2KxA9aP4/2014-opel-meriva-facelift-spied-up-close

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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Massa threatened with jail over team orders


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Brazil’s F1 fever may have overstepped the mark after a local prosecutor threatened Felipe Massa with a six-year jail term if he “defrauds” the sporting public by letting Ferrari team-mate Fernando Alonso past at Sunday’s grand prix. The story, reported by a local paper and picked up by the Daily Telegraph, is the latest of several anti-Massa reports to emerge from his home country since the team orders controversy at the German Grand Prix earlier this year. The Daily Telegraph's Tom Cary reckons that Massa simply isn't living up to his home crowd's high expectations.
“A public raised on a diet of Emerson Fittipaldi, Nelson Piquet and Ayrton Senna were simply appalled and saddened in equal measure by Massa’s apparent lack of ambition.”

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

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Rumors Video Roundup: 60 Seconds on Bentley Continental GTC V8, Real-Life Lexus Video Game, Nissan GT-R Driven

This week’s roundup has a distinctive performance emphasis, starting out with a test of performance tires by The Downshift crew, our own Chris Nelson gives us 60 seconds with the new Bentley Continental GTC V8, and Lexus plays a real-life video game with the IS300h hybrid. Finally, Infiniti takes us behind the scenes in the [...]

Source: http://rumors.automobilemag.com/rumors-video-roundup-60-seconds-on-bentley-continental-gtc-v8-real-life-lexus-video-game-nissan-gt-r-driven-247077.html

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2014 Kia Optima Priced at $22,300

Kia’s midsize sedan gets a slight refresh for 2014.

Source: http://rumors.automobilemag.com/2014-kia-optima-priced-at-22300-246585.html

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2013 Singapore Grand Prix weekend in Tweets | 2013 Singapore Grand Prix

Get a glimpse behind the scenes at the Singapore Grand Prix. Anthony French rounds up what the teams and drivers shared on Twitter during the race weekend.

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/f1fanatic/~3/1pt8_tQiuug/

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Monday, 23 September 2013

A Day of Questionable Officiating?

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NASCAR-Sprint Cup-Federated Auto Parts 400 Lineup

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/09/06/3170362/nascar-sprint-cup-federated-auto.html

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2007 Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon

2007 Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon
2007 Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon - 2007 New Cars - Automobile Magazine
Alfa could be bringing the 159 Sportwagon to the US. Check it out here.

The attractive Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon is derived from the recently introduced 159 sedan, and the overall length remains the same at 183.5 inches. To give a sense of size, that's roughly the same length as a Saab 9-3 SportCombi or an Acura TSX. The Sportwagon will ride on a control-arm front suspension and a multilink setup at the rear, and its power will come from one of six powerplants, including three gasoline engines that range in output from 160 hp to 260 hp and three turbo-diesels that will produce anywhere from 120 hp to 200 hp. Transmission options include a six-speed manual and a six-speed manu-matic, and 260-hp versions can be had with all-wheel drive.


Photo Gallery: 2007 Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon - 2007 New Cars - Automobile Magazine


Source: http://www.automobilemag.com/new_car_previews/2007/0605_2007_alfa_romeo_159_sportwagon/index.html

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Reports: Tesla Pursuing Autonomous Cars For 2016

Tesla readying autonomous cars for 2016.

Source: http://rumors.automobilemag.com/reports-tesla-pursuing-autonomous-cars-for-2016-246559.html

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Journalists shocked at Korea award


Scarecrows adorn the entrance to a barren Korean International Circuit © Getty Images
Two leading Formula One journalists have expressed their surprise at Korea being named the best grand prix promoter of the season at the FIA’s annual prize gala in Monaco last Friday. The Korean Grand Prix received the Race Promoters' Trophy despite the event taking place at an incomplete facility with few race fans in attendance and team members and media staying at disparagingly dubbed 'love hotels'. "Korea. Korea? KOREA??!! I must have been somewhere else," said Times correspondent Kevin Eason on Twitter. Daily Mirror journalist Byron Young added, "The Korean GP, complete with event and flight chaos, shoddy hotels and things I won't mention, won the race promotors’ trophy. Why?"

Source: http://blogs.espnf1.com/paperroundf1/archives/2010/12/journalists_shocked_at_korea_a.php

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Sunday, 22 September 2013

Journalists shocked at Korea award


Scarecrows adorn the entrance to a barren Korean International Circuit © Getty Images
Two leading Formula One journalists have expressed their surprise at Korea being named the best grand prix promoter of the season at the FIA’s annual prize gala in Monaco last Friday. The Korean Grand Prix received the Race Promoters' Trophy despite the event taking place at an incomplete facility with few race fans in attendance and team members and media staying at disparagingly dubbed 'love hotels'. "Korea. Korea? KOREA??!! I must have been somewhere else," said Times correspondent Kevin Eason on Twitter. Daily Mirror journalist Byron Young added, "The Korean GP, complete with event and flight chaos, shoddy hotels and things I won't mention, won the race promotors’ trophy. Why?"

Source: http://blogs.espnf1.com/paperroundf1/archives/2010/12/journalists_shocked_at_korea_a.php

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