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Google’s self-driving car rolls past concept stage and toward public streets

Google gave itself and lazy people everywhere an early Christmas gift in the form of a fully-operable version of the self-driving car prototype it unveiled earlier this year. Testing is set to start soon.

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How drag-racers do Christmas: the 500-hp SnowMonster is beautifully abominable

The family-run Lindberg Bros. Motorsport racing team fires up holiday cheer in their SnowMonster custom hot rod. The Chevy V8 produces more than 500 horsepower, sending it all to the treads of a former snowmobile.

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Sophomore year: Porsche’s updated 919 Hybrid preps for Le Mans

Meeting its pre-christmas goal, the first significant testing of Porsche’s Le Mans race car is underway. The hybrid endurance racer debuted last year, but failed to complete the famous race, despite a good performance.

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Fan-made highlight video looks back at the amazing 2014 Formula 1 racing season

The 2014 Formula 1 season saw the introduction of turbo V6 engines, replacing V8’s, changing things dramatically for the competitors. Highlights include the struggles of some teams, the success of others, and the fantastic battle for the championship between…

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American super sedan: Cadillac readying Corvette-powered 2016 CTS-V for Detroit debut

Cadillac will reportedly introduce the 2016 CTS-V at the 2015 Detroit Motor Show. Technical details are being kept under wraps but rumors indicate the next CTS-V will be powered by a 640-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 engine borrowed from the Corvette Z06.

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No baby bro for the Boxster: Porsche cancels entry-level 718 project

Porsche’s rumored baby brother to the Boxster, codenamed 718, has been cancelled. Porsche's head of R&D said that there simply isn’t room below the Boxster in Porsche’s range, claiming that the automaker should focus on quality rather than quantity.

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As six-cylinder sales fall, Subaru may lean on turbo and hybrid four-bangers

Six-cylinder engines are decreasing in popularity around the world. Subaru engineer Yoichi Hori recently weighed the options of switching to smaller engines equipped with hybrid tech and forced induction.

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