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Porsche updates 919 Hybrid LMP1 for 2015 assault [w/video]

Autoblog - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 00:00

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Ahead of the first test session of the season, Porsche has revealed its revised 919 Hybrid LMP1 racer with which it will take on Audi and Toyota at Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championship.

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Aston Martin DB9 successor makes one sexy mule

Autoblog - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 23:40

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Aston Martin has been spotted running around the Nürburgring in a DB9 test mule that looks mostly like the production model, but is tipped to be packing new oily bits underneath the skin.

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The Ford that won't let you speed

Autoblog - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 23:20

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The UK-market Ford S-Max features an Intelligent Speed Limiter, a cruise control setting that automatically maintains the posted speed limit. It does so by using cameras in the windshield to read speed limit signs.

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The Ford that won't let you speed originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Toyota reveals updated TS040 Hybrid LMP1 for 2015 [w/videos]

Autoblog - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 23:01

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Toyota is preparing to defend its title in the FIA World Endurance Championship and take on the likes of Porsche and Audi at Le Mans with the newly revised 2015 TS040 Hybrid LMP1 racing prototype.

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Renault says Red Bull shouldn't expect race wins this season

Autoblog - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 22:40

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My bad, admits Renault's F1 racing chief to Red Bull. If the one-time kings manage to win any races this year, it won't be on account of their engines, because the French manufacturer cut corners in its development and will need some time to catch up.

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Renault says Red Bull shouldn't expect race wins this season originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Mercedes spotted testing hardcore AMG GT at the 'Ring

Autoblog - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 22:20

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Affalterbach may or may not call it a Black Series model, but it's been spotted testing a more hardcore version of the Mercedes-AMG GT around the Nürburgring - so the Porsche 911 GT3 had better watch out.

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Watch new Jaguar XF perform a literal high-wire act

Autoblog - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 21:59

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Most automakers undertake a bit of a high-wire act to launch a pivotal new product, but to introduce the new XF, Jaguar staged an actual one... and set a new world record in the process.

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Watch new Jaguar XF perform a literal high-wire act originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Mazda to reveal MX-5 Miata Club Edition in New York

Autoblog - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 21:39

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Mazda pledges to bring a new Club Edition of its MX-5 Miata roadster to the New York Auto Show next week. The name sounds promising, but the Japanese automaker isn't saying much about what we should expect.

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Mazda to reveal MX-5 Miata Club Edition in New York originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:39:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Infiniti QX50 confirmed for NY debut

Autoblog - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 21:20

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Infiniti is set to reveal a new version of its QX50 crossover at the New York Auto Show next week, riding higher on a longer wheelbase and with fresh styling.

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CANtact tool aims to simplify car hacking, all for $60

Leftlane - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 21:02
The gadget is powered by open-source software that can be programmed to connect with a vehicle's CAN bus.






What's driving the spike in air-cooled Porsche 911 prices

Autoblog - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 20:59

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Speed Academy runs a piece looking at what's driving the skyrocketing prices of air-cooled Porsche 911s. One theory is that Joe-the-Plumber owners are valuing their own high-mileage daily drivers according to the bubble-like prices being asked for pristine, low-mileage examples.

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What's driving the spike in air-cooled Porsche 911 prices originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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UAW President confident Wrangler will stay in Toledo

Leftlane - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 20:38
The UAW is optimistic that FCA will keep Wrangler production in Toledo.






Feds cracking down on fraudulent dealer practices

Autoblog - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 20:30

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The Federal Trade Commission is wrapping up its so-called Operation Ruse Control, which went after car dealers for deceptive advertising and other types of fraud. It resulted in 252 enforcement actions and six cases for the FTC.

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Feds cracking down on fraudulent dealer practices originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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This or That: Mercedes S-Class 350SD vs. 2003 Jaguar XJR [w/poll]

Autoblog - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 19:58

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We've decided to throw our collective brainpower at what may be the single most difficult question currently confounding the best minds our planet has to offer: What is the best used used luxury car you can buy for the price of a 2015 Nissan Versa?

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This or That: Mercedes S-Class 350SD vs. 2003 Jaguar XJR [w/poll] originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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U.S. fleet set economy record in 2014

Leftlane - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 19:48
Fuel economy is improving, but not as fast as in years past.






EPA: 2013 MY Vehicles are 1.4 MPG cleaner than they need to be *UPDATE

Autoblog - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 19:39

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For the 2013 model year (and the second year in a row), the auto industry is making cars that are 1.4 mpg cleaner than the regulations say they need to be right now.

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WTF China? Why copy the Kia Picanto for anything?

Autoblog - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 19:20

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For reasons we can't begin to comprehend, a Chinese automaker has decided to copy the lowly Kia Picanto.

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WTF China? Why copy the Kia Picanto for anything? originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Alcoa lands $259M DoE loan for lightweight automotive materials

Leftlane - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 19:05
The supplier will use the funds to expand its Tennessee manufacturing facility to build more aluminum for North American automakers.






A magical, disappearing ad for the hydrogen Audi A7 Sportback H-Tron

Autoblog - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 18:59

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Audi uses 'disappearing' car billboard to show off A7 Sportback fuel-cell vehicle.

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Kia offers first glimpse at new Optima ahead of New York debut

Autoblog - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 18:29

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Kia is set to present its all-new Optima sedan at the 2015 New York Auto Show next month, but before it does, the Korean automaker is offering this sneak peek at the next-generation production model.

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