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2014-10-10
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Lowered, spoilered GLA45 AMG brings car-like stance and dynamics to crossover category.
2014-08-06
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Torque multiplication in the smooth operating, torque converter-equipped DCT makes the 2015 Acura TLX quicker off the line than the previous TSX.
2014-07-25
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The new model debuts a new 245-hp four-cylinder engine that enables it to tow 3500 lb.
2014-07-15
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With an exceptionally rigid unibody, solid-mounted rear subframe, and lighter transmission, the twin-turbo inline six-cylinder model is faster than the outgoing V8.
2014-07-09
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Volkswagen entered the 2014 season of the Global Rallycross series racing a pair of Polo rally cars used last season on the European Rally circuit. The company has unveiled its purpose-built contender, a Beetle racer that will take to the track starting at the Los Angeles race in September.
2014-06-30
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On a global scale, racecars burn an irrelevant amount of fuel, so racing series’ interest in fuel-saving technology has nothing to do with saving the planet from racecars’ environmental impact. Transporting teams to the tracks burns far more fossil fuels than any fuel actually consumed at the track.
2014-04-23
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The 2015 model carries on with the same gasoline V6 as before, but a mass reduction, reduced drag, and tweaks to the drivetrain tuning for more efficiency combine to boost fuel economy by 20%.
2014-04-22
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The new S-Class branded all-wheel-drive full-size coupe has even more twin-turbo V8 power than before.
2014-04-22
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The company celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Mustang's launch with the introduction of the 2015 convertible and a 50th anniversary special edition at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. Refreshed Focus gets dynamic and electronic improvements.
2014-04-22
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The company has significantly improved the model getting its first North American showing at the 2014 New York International Auto Show.
2014-04-01
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Toyota's new all-wheel-drive TS040 Hybrid Le Mans racer matches a 520-PS gasoline V8 with 480 PS of hybrid-electric assist for a total 1000 PS available from all four wheels under acceleration.
2014-04-01
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IMSA Tudor United SportsCar Championship promotes a variety of green technologies to link racing to the road.
2014-03-25
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The concept has a EA888 2.0-L four-cylinder pumped up to an astounding 420 hp.
2014-03-24
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The new mid-engine V10 model has enormous tire tracks to fill. It replaces the Gallardo, which, with 14,022 units produced over a decade, was far and away the most successful Lamborghini model in the company’s history.
2014-03-10
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With 25% different components on the car, the 650S is obviously very much like its 12C sibling, but the new parts confer a distinctly different, more aggressive attitude on the 650S.
2014-01-29
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Formula One rules for the 2014 season have changed in many areas, most notably the use of smaller-displacement turbocharged engines and a stronger hybrid-electric drive motor. Accompanying these changes are new gearbox specifications for 2014. The new rules call for eight forward speeds rather than the seven gears used in 2013.
2014-01-17
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Toyota hints at future sports car with an exciting concept at Detroit.
2014-01-16
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A stiffer unibody, upgraded suspension, better transmission, and adjustable torque bias headline upgrades.
2014-01-15
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Lexus opts for Atkinson cycle operation at low loads to give its V8 sport coupe six-cylinder-like efficiency.
2014-01-13
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Stiffer-bodied sports car gains wind-aided performance with supercharging and downforce for faster lap times.
2013-12-30
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The relatively small Japanese OEM has a toolbox full of clever engineering approaches aimed at wringing increased efficiency out of its new vehicles.
2013-11-05
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The latest Z/28, a fixture at this year's SEMA Show, is a stripped-down car with minimal conveniences and maximum precision and durability on the track.
2013-10-18
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As the highest-volume car builder in the world, Mattel’s Hot Wheels brand dedicates huge resources to the design of its products. Despite recent advances in digital design tools, these 1/64th-scale replicas of production cars still require the human touch to reach fruition.
2013-08-30
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While Jaguar has made impressive strides in the car's design, with an all-aluminum structure that provides a tremendously rigid foundation, company engineers recognized the risk of technical excellence is making an otherwise fabulous car too antiseptic. So they roughened up the F-Type’s edges a bit by focusing on its exhaust note.
2013-06-14
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Engineers refined control of the transmission and made regeneration more linear than before.
2013-05-21
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The longer, lower, and wider sporty derivative of the new Golf gets a higher torque 2.0-L turbo four and sharper handling thanks to a computer-controlled locking differential.
2013-04-01
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The switch helps enable a 39% reduction in curb mass of the body structure and a 25% increase in torsional rigidity. Although the Sport shares the Range Rover's architecture, it shares surprisingly few actual parts.
2013-04-01
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Mercedes-Benz says it is the world's most powerful production four-cylinder engine, with an astonishing power density of 178 hp per liter from a maximum 1.8-bar maximum boost pressure.
2013-04-01
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The all-new midsize SUV shown at the New York International Auto Show finally lets fans see for themselves the controversially styled off-roader.
2013-04-01
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For the sport-minded Q50 hybrid, an electric motor backs a V6 for maximum power. For the family-focused Infiniti QX60 hybrid, and its Nissan Pathfinder hybrid sibling, a fuel-saving 2.5-L four-cylinder engine gets a smaller electric assist motor.
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