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VW's Seat division stuffs the Golf R's turbo four in an all-wheel drive wagon

Volkswagen's Spain-based Seat division has added more power and new tech features to the Leon Cupra. The factory-built hot rod receives a 300-horsepower turbo four, a new infotainment system, and a long list of electronic driving aids.
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Ferrari 488 Challenge debuts for race series' 25th anniversary

The Ferrari 488 Challenge is latest race car for Ferrari's Challenge one-make series, which pits amateur drivers against each other in identical cars. The 488 Challenge is based on the 488 GTB road car.
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Ferrari LaFerrari sells for a whopping $7 million at charity auction

A Ferrari LaFerrari fetched $7 million at a charity auction to benefit victims of an earthquake that struck central Italy this summer. The car sold for nearly seven times its original price.
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Mercedes-Benz's timeless G-Class returns to its roots in Australia

Mercedes-Benz's Australian division has introduced a cab-chassis variant of the G-Class named G300 CDI. Designed to be fitted with a pickup tray, the G300 CDI is a tough, no-nonsense off-roader capable of tackling the Australian bush.
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BMW wants to have the ‘coolest’ car-sharing service in town

BMW says it has ambitions to create the "coolest" car-sharing service available, one that will ultimately be powered by its self-driving technology. It's also revealed plans to test 40 self-driving vehicles next year on the streets of its…
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The ‘world’s first sports car’ has just auctioned for $650,000

Regarded by many as "the world's first sports car," the 1914 Vauxhall Prince Henry Sports Torpedo fetched more than $650,000 at an auction in London over the weekend. The stylish-looking vehicle could hit speeds of 80 mph, twice that of…
Business

Marshawn Lynch is projecting his inner Santa with Amazon’s Treasure Truck

What do you do when you're a retired NFL star, but still adored in your town? And what if Amazon happens to be based there? You drive their Treasure Truck to your former stadium, of course.
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Diesel engines once promoted as answer to improved air quality banned by 2025

In a reversal that makes sense but will still cause head-shaking, some of the same cities that heavily promoted diesel-powered cars are now getting ready to ban them. Paris, Athens, Madrid, and Mexico City to ban all diesel cars and trucks…
Mobile

Uber’s surveillance feature tracks your location before and after your ride

As promised, the Uber app now has a surveillance feature that enables it to track riders from the time of the request until 5 minutes after the trip. Riders must allow location tracking in order for it to work and can turn it off later.
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Did Uber help drivers break the law in Denmark?

Aiding and abetting criminal activity isn't just a charge reserved for people -- apparently, companies can get in hot water for the same thing. The latest to be charged with such a crime is none other than controversy-magnet Uber.
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Apple’s letter to the NHTSA hints that there may be some truth to Project Titan

In early December, a letter from Steve Kenner, Apple’s director of product integrity, to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was discovered, in which Apple offered "comments on the proposed Federal Automated Vehicles…
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Who’s liable when a self-driving car damages property or injures someone?

Questions of responsibility and liability relating to self-driving cars on state streets and highways were the focus for Washington state legislators this week. The state is looking at regulations in other states before developing its own.