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Eat our dust: How Motorsport-mined tech is helping Audi outperform rivals on and off the track

Starting in 2001, Audi began making technological strides in its Le Mans series racecars. To improve fuel efficiency and horsepower, Audi engineers developed TFSI direct-injection amongst a whole host of other technologies that have quickly made the leap from…

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Maserati promises turbocharged engines, “sporty feel” for Levante SUV

Will turbocharged V6 and V8 engines from the Ghibli and Quattroporte and the chassis of a Jeep Grand Cherokee combine to make a sporty and soulfully Italian alternative to the BMW X6 and Porsche Cayenne?

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Hydrogen fuel cell-powered Audi A7 trials set for August

An Audi A7 with a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain will begin testing this summer, joining the company's line of experimental and production "tron" alternative fuel cars.

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SEAT unveils Leon Verde prototype plug-in hybrid

Volkswagen's Spanish division has built a plug-in with respectable power and fuel economy numbers, but it won't go into production anytime soon.

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License, registration and cell phone, please: New NJ bill targets talkers and texters

Legislation being considered in New Jersey that would allow police officers to check a driver’s cell phone at the scene of an accident is coming under fire from the ACLU. But will it prompt other states to seek similar measures for distracted driving?

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New TVR owner answers questions about the future of the British sports car brand

Les Edgar – a man made rich on computer games, has purchased TVR. Though Edgar has owned TVRs in the past he’s not willing to admit which, as he doesn’t want speculation surrounding what kind of car he’ll built to fester.

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Ford’s MyKey technology is an onboard babysitter for teens driving solo

Ford now offers its MyKey technology as standard equipment in 6 million vehicles - which is likely more welcomed news for parents than teen drivers.

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Cadillac ATS-V set to debut with over 400 horsepower at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show

Cadillac aimed for the BMW 3 Series with the ATS and succeeded. Now the American luxury brand is aiming for the M3 with its ATS-V. Reported to have the 2014 CTS’ twin-turbo’d 3.6-liter V6 under the hood, the ATS-V should produce over 400 horsepower.

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Cash incentive wars for EVs now could pay off big time for shoppers down the road

Hoping to make the Volt more enticing, Chevrolet has decided to boost cash incentives on the electric-hybrid to compete with deals being offered on the Nissan Leaf. But could it all help to drive the price point of future EV sales?

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Dealer’s choice: Chinese-built Aptera 2e or hand-built American Aptera 2g?

Within the next few years, Aptera USA will be building – by hand – examples of the gasoline-powered Aptera 2g. Across the Pacific, the Chinese will be mass-producing the Aptera 2e all-electric car. Why? We’re not sure.

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2014 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible First Drive video

The F-type is Jaguar's first true sports car in 52 years. The last was the E-Type launched in 1961. Although some accuse the F-Type of being too heavy for a sports car, I think it's nears perfection.

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New “overboost” tech helps Chevrolet Cruze Diesel churn out more torque than a 1970s Camaro

When a driver gets onto the throttle, the Chevrolet Cruze Diesel will create something called “overboost,” which takes torque output from 264 to 280 pound-feet. This makes it torquier than a 1972 Camaro Z/28 with a 5.7-liter V8 under the hood.

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VIDEO: One-of-a-kind 900 horsepower Ford Mustang to be featured in ‘Need for Speed’ movie

Ford is showcasing a one-of-a-kind Ford Mustang at the Electronic Arts Expo to be featured in the 2014 “Need for Speed” film. Still, whether the new high-stakes film can live up to the thrill of past movies featuring the Mustang remains to be seen.

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GM and BMW joint ‘DC fast charge’ testing could draw more people to electric vehicles

GM and BMW’s joint testing for DC “Combo” Fast Charge technology could prove as beneficial to the overall electric vehicle market as it will for the two automakers.

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Toyota might not sell an EV in Europe, citing coal-fired electricity as a major concern

Toyota, despite its forward facing attitude around hybrids and plug-in hybrids might not offer an all-electric car in Europe because it fears coal-fired powerplants simply shift emissions from the tailpipe to the powerplant, perpetuating the problem.

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