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Audi shows off the Prologue Avant Concept as a plug-in hybrid

Autoblog - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 14:01

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Audi reveals the secrets of its Prologue Avant concept, the wagonized version of the stunning Prologue coupe. This one is a plug-in diesel hybrid, using the system from the Q7: a 353-hp, 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 and a 100-kW electric motor, for a total of 455 hp.

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Renault considers fielding its own F1 team again

Autoblog - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 13:31

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Renault hasn't run its own F1 team for a few years now, consigned to selling engines to Red Bull. But the latest word is the French company could get back in the game by buying another team in the near future.

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Volkswagen teases Geneva-bound concept

Leftlane - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 13:20
The yet-unnamed concept could preview the next CC.






McLaren 675LT aims at the track with more power, less weight

Autoblog - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 13:00

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McLaren unveils the 675LT, a track-focused yet road-legal evolution in its Super Series to be introduced at the Geneva Motor Show. It loses 220 pounds compared to the 650S, increases power to 666 horsepower from its 3.8-liter V8, and sprints from standstill to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds.

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McLaren 675LT aims at the track with more power, less weight originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Geneva preview: Aston Martin Vulcan

Leftlane - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 09:00
Just 24 examples of the 800-horsepower Vulcan will be built.






Volkswagen sketches Geneva-bound concept

Autoblog - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 09:00

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Volkswagen has released a pair of sketches that give us our first official glimpse at the company's new concept car, set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week.

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Volkswagen sketches Geneva-bound concept originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Geneva preview: Audi prologue avant concept

Leftlane - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 07:07
The prologue avant could preview a CLS Shooting Brake-fighting wagon.






Aston Martin Vulcan revealed with 7.0L V12, more than 800 hp

Autoblog - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 01:15

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Aston Martin reveals the track-only Vulcan and its 7.0-liter V12 with more than 800 horsepower, six-speed sequential transmission, and pushrod suspension. Only 24 will be made.

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Apple iCar gets parodied on video by fictional Jony Ive

Autoblog - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 01:01

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Five years out from the reported date for the electric Apple Car to hit the streets, the parodies have begun.

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What you missed on 2.24.15

Autoblog - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 00:31
We test the brand-new 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 S, mourn the reported passing of the Nissan Xterra and chuckle at the ongoing rivalry between Cadillac and Lincoln. All that and more in the recap of auto news from Tuesday, February 24, 2015.

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What you missed on 2.24.15 originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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McLaren P1 GTR hits the track with its spiritual ancestor [w/poll]

Autoblog - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 23:58

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Before it can make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, McLaren has released footage of the new P1 GTR dueling on track with its older brother, the legendary McLaren F1 GTR.

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Autoblog Podcast #419

Autoblog - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 23:45

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Episode #419 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth talks with Juan Barnett (@dccargeek) and former Autoblog editor Sam Abuelsamid about the US government's automotive policies and the future of autonomous cars.

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Autoblog Podcast #419 originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 24 Feb 2015 18:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Buick tops in Consumer Reports' annual brand rankings

Autoblog - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 23:30

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For its 2015 brand rankings, Consumer Reports names Buick the best brand and the Tesla Model S the best model. The Tesla won two years in a row.

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Buick tops in Consumer Reports' annual brand rankings originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 24 Feb 2015 18:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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American Horror Story star's death spotlights pedestrian crashes

Autoblog - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 22:31

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Ben Woolf, a star of American Horror Story: Freak Show, died this week in Los Angeles after being struck by an SUV. His death highlighted efforts by regulators and automakers to ramp up pedestrian safety efforts, though fatalities remain high.

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Jeep previews Euro-spec Wrangler Black Edition II

Leftlane - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 22:13
Jeep's iconic off-roader gets a blacked-out grille, wheels and trim, with a choice between diesel and gasoline engines.






Promo video shows what the Mercedes G500 4x4 can do

Autoblog - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 21:58

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Mercedes-Benz gives us rolling footage of the G500 4x4² eating up the kind of scenery it lives for, and GT Spirit also provides video from the press launch in Granada, Spain.

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Morgan reveals a little more with third teaser

Autoblog - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 21:29

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Morgan looks set to reveal a new version of the Aero line at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, with a modified greenhouse a upgraded powertrain.

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McLaren shows P1 GTR vs. F1 GTR on the track [Video]

Leftlane - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 21:15
The teaser video highlights the forthcoming track-only P1 GTR, clad in a yellow and green color scheme that pays homage to the Harrods Racing F1 GTR from 1995.






McLaren refutes rampant Alonso rumors post-crash

Autoblog - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 21:01

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As Fernando Alonso recovers in hospital, McLaren tries to sort out what went wrong that resulted in his crash at the F1 test session in Barcelona on Sunday. One thing it's sure of, though, is that he wasn't knocked out by an electrical fault.

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McLaren refutes rampant Alonso rumors post-crash originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Infiniti Q30 spied again

Autoblog - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 20:30

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The Infiniti Q30 has been caught testing in Europe yet again, and this time Infiniti's premium hatchback was wearing less camouflage than ever before.

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