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Here's what it's like to drive the very first Ford Mustang cop car

Autoblog - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 18:20

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Cop cars are cool. Ford Mustang cop cars are even cooler. That's why Road and Track scribe Zach Bowman sought out the very first Mustang SSP for a must-read feature.

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Confused at the car dealership? Chances are, so's your salesperson

Autoblog - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 18:00

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You remember Rikk Wilde. The Chevrolet regional manager became an immediate sensation last fall when he stammered through his World Series presentation and invoked the now-famous "technology and stuff" catchphrase to describe the automaker's latest offerings. As it turns out, he's not the only car guy struggling to offer more specifics on the newest automotive technology.

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Watch the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat verify its 204-mph top speed

Autoblog - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 17:29

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Dodge shows that its 707-horsepower, 6.2-liter supercharged V8-powered Charger SRT Hellcat really can reach its 204-mph top speed.

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Toyota recalls 52K Avalon sedans to fix wiring problem

Leftlane - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 17:04
Wires attached to the trunk-mounted subwoofer can short circuit, posing a fire risk.






2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Autoblog - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:57

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You'll have to look closely to tell the difference, but the Volkswagen Jetta has received a raft of improvements for 2015, and nowhere is that clearer than with the TDI diesel model.

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Kia teases e-AWD Soul concept for Chicago

Autoblog - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:40

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Kia is teasing what looks to be a concept version of its Soul with e-AWD ahead its Chicago Auto Show debut. The pumped-up take on the hatchback gets an electric all-wheel drive system and slightly more rugged styling.

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Spyker wins bankruptcy appeal

Leftlane - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:19
The company promises its B6 Venator is still on track.






Black cars banned in Turkmenistan?

Autoblog - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:19

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A report claims that customs officials in Turkmenistan have begun refusing to clear black cars for import to the country, and vehicle inspectors in the capital won't inspect black cars as an unofficial nod to president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov's preference for white ones.

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Court vacates Spyker bankruptcy, plans for merger, Venator and electric cars

Autoblog - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 15:59

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Dutch courts have granted Spyker's petition and overturned a previous bankruptcy ruling, paving the way for the exotic automaker to get back in business - with plans to produce the B6 Venator, merge with an electric aircraft manufacturer and produce its first electric vehicle.

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Kia teases electric-AWD off-road concept for Chicago debut

Leftlane - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 15:36
The concept is said to be designed for "city dwellers seeking the ultimate urban escape."






McLaren MP4-30 marks Honda's hotly anticipated F1 return

Autoblog - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 15:29

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McLaren and Honda are climbing back into the cockpit together for the first time in 23 years with the launch of the MP4-30 for the 2015 Formula One World Championship.

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Ford readying Fiesta RS for 2017 launch?

Leftlane - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 15:06
Ford Performance exec suggests a higher-performance Fiesta is under development.






Lamborghini spotted filming new Aventador SV completely undisguised

Autoblog - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 14:58

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We've been waiting for Lamborghini to give its Aventador supercar the Super Veloce treatment, and that's just what we appear to have here - spied completely undisguised during a video shoot ahead of its anticipated debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

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VW Golf GTD wagon makes us swoon ahead of Geneva reveal

Autoblog - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 14:30

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At the Geneva Motor Show this year, Volkswagen will introduce one of its most enticing takes on the Golf yet: a Variant/SportWagon with the go-fast components from its GTD diesel hot hatch. Shame we're never likely to see it here.

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GM rejects requests to extend victim fund claim deadline

Leftlane - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 14:21
Senators Richard Blumenthal and Edward Markey have asked the company to give victims more time to apply for compensation.






New 'clean' diesels not associated with lung cancer risks

Autoblog - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 13:58

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A newly released study finds that the emissions from post-2007, EPA-compliant diesel engines do not show risks of causing lung cancer in lab rats. The animals were exposed to the exhaust for 80 hours a week for up to 30 months. Previous studies have shown much more adverse effects from older diesels.

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Lamborghini hired 192 new employees in 2014

Autoblog - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 13:33

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Lamborghini may be a small company, but in a relatively massive expansion, it brought in 192 new technicians and specialists last year alone as it sped towards record sales figures.

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1956 DKW Audi electric van beautifully restored

Autoblog - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 12:59

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Audi Tradition has just completed a full restoration of this very rare 1956 DKW Elektro-Wagen. The company built around 100 of them from 1955 to 1962, but only two have survived to today. With a range estimated at 50 miles, the vans were primarily sold to places like energy companies and public utilities.

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Geneva preview: 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTD Variant

Leftlane - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:18
The Golf GTD Variant is powered by a 181-horsepower TDI mill.






GMC considering Wrangler-fighting SUV

Leftlane - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 08:21
The SUV could be inspired by the 2008 Hummer Hx concept.