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If you still can't afford a McLaren F1 supercar, maybe this city-car concept designed by the same guy will appeal? Okay probably not. But it's pretty cool that an oil company is in on the ground floor of the design of a concept car so as to optimize all the lubricants...
Shell has instigated Project M as a further development/refinement/redesign of GMD's T.25 to showcase what improvements can still be made by coengineering the powertrain and lubricants.
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Just got a chance to spend an hour at the helm of the next BMW 7 Series. Some very impressive tech being pioneered here...
BMW's investment in carbon-fiber green machines is about to start paying off: Get the Motor Trend review of the 2016 BMW 7 Series prototype right here.
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My weekend spent with 16-year-old nephew Tony, teaching him the finer points of safe driving dynamics in Spartanburg, SC. The good news: You can take your teen to a 2-hour class for free at one of nine remaining events around the country this year. See the schedule at the bottom of this post.
BMW invited us to bring a newly minted driver relative to attend the full-blown two-day teen driving school course called the Ultimate Driving Experience.
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With all the hoopla surrounding the Lincoln Continental concept's roll-out in NYC, I ginned up this little homage to Lincoln's on film. I tried to find one or two significant films/TV shows for each variant, though the 61-67 had way too many to choose, so sorry for leaving off Oliver's cars in Green Acres!
We take a look at ten of the most memorable Lincoln Continentals on film from the early 1940s to the late 1990s.
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Is this Buick's Mini/500 competitor? I'd sure like to see it become so...
GM's slice of that strudel is the Opel/Vauxhall Adam, the latest iteration of which, the cheekily named Adam Rocks, is the most Americanized version of them all.
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Would you buy a fuel cell if you could "gas it up" with room-temp liquid at a normal gas station?
At first I was repulsed by the jowly, unsettling appearance of Toyota's Mirai fuel-cell car, and then I wondered, is that the desired effect?
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My 2c worth on the whole brouhaha about manufacturers trying to outlaw shade-tree mechanic-ing and maybe independent shops...
Some automakers want you to stop working on your car. Here are our thoughts on the issue.
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Some cool tech sampled on my annual early-spring jaunt back in time to late winter, Upper Peninsula style at the Continental Tech Day. If you ever tow trailers, check out the first two items!
Read about five highlights at the Contitech Demo Day, a glimpse into the near-term crystal ball of cool technology that will arrive in the next couple years.
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I just got back from helping Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg sign off on the new Q7 in Namibia. We only found two little flaws to sort out...
Getting the new 2016 Audi Q7 right is a bigger deal than usual. That's because this model is "the mother car" for the VW Group's new MLB Evo platform.
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At last it can be shown! What do you think of the "entry" McLaren? There's plenty to geek out over in the aerodynamics department, if you're engineeringly inclined...
You might get your greatest thrill on a ride over and through the McLaren. Read on for a first look at the new 2016 McLaren 570S.
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All you need to know about Caddy's forthcoming CT6 Powertrain...


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Wish I could join the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, but at least I got to see the cool concepts they'll be showing there. The blue Chief is fantastic!
Ranging from wild to mild, the seven 2015 Easter Jeep Safari Moab concepts includes four Wranglers, a Grand Cherokee, a Cherokee, and a Renegade.
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