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New Ford safety system aimed at reducing SUV crashes New Ford safety system aimed at reducing SUV crashes
Ford has announced a new safety system, called Curve Control, which is designed to enhance the capabilities of its electronic stability control system in keeping a vehicle under control if a driver has entered a turn too fast. It will be standard on the redesigned Ford Explorer SUV when it arrives...
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Automotive X Prize: The roller-coaster excitement of competition Automotive X Prize: The roller-coaster excitement of competition
The final Knockout day was bookended with victories. Monday ended with my witnessing the struggles for TW4XP team at the acceleration strip. The test is a simple straight-line run down pit lane, with a minimum time (depending on the class) of 15 or 18 seconds. While this sounds easy enough, it has...
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Mazda Plans Life-Size Slot-Car Track for Goodwood Festival of Speed Mazda Plans Life-Size Slot-Car Track for Goodwood Festival of Speed
The annual Goodwood Festival of Speed kicks off tomorrow in England, and Mazda’s stand will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the MX-5 Miata with a life-size Scalextric slot-car track featuring the iconic roadster. As seen above, the figure-eight track is not unlike the layout we used to build...
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Audi RS4 Avant Rendered: Another Wagon We Want Audi RS4 Avant Rendered: Another Wagon We Want
Illustration by Christian Schulte While it doesn’t exist—yet—this rendering shows us just how super-duper hot an RS4 Avant would look. Such a vehicle would conceivably be powered by the RS5’s 450-hp V-8. Drool. We don’t even get the S4 wagon here, so it’s highly unlikely...
Audi RS4 Avant Rendered: Another Wagon We Want »
Cummins Puts a 3500-hp Engine In (Well, On) an Original Mini Cummins Puts a 3500-hp Engine In (Well, On) an Original Mini
Stuffing a giant engine into a tiny car is one of cardom’s oldest ways of going faster. Diesel-engine manufacturer Cummins took things to the extreme by grafting a QSK78 engine onto an original Austin Mini. There wasn’t really much stuffing involved, since the big, red mill just hangs out in...
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2011 Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible – First Drive Review 2011 Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible – First Drive Review
The Flying B adds lightness—oh, and horsepower—to its Continental GT convertible. Everybody knows that sports are contests of skill in which a winner emerges, but what are supersports? Judging from the Bentley Supersports, which pairs the automaker’s expected refinement and elegance with supercollider...
2011 Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible – First Drive Review »
LOL RACE PICS: BLAME GORDON LOL RACE PICS: BLAME GORDON
Actual LOL on this one, LOL Race Pics. read more
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EARNHARDT, JOHNSON, HAMLIN, HARVICK AND BIFFLE GATHER FOR ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION EARNHARDT, JOHNSON, HAMLIN, HARVICK AND BIFFLE GATHER FOR ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
Sports Illustrated gathered NASCAR’s most popular driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., four-time defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, future champ (?) Denny Hamlin, points leader Kevin Harvick and — why the heck not? — Greg Biffle to sit down together at Michigan International Speedway...
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2009 SATURN OUTLOOK Recall 2009 SATURN OUTLOOK Recall
  GM has announced that they are recalling certain models of the 2006 – 2009 Buick Lucerne, Cadillac DTS, Hummer H2, 2008 – 2009 Buick Enclave, Cadillac CTS, 2007 – 2009 Cadillac Escalade, Escalde ESV, Escalade EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Acadia, Sierra,...
2009 SATURN OUTLOOK Recall »
Pet peeve: Shift selectors out of sync with transmissions Pet peeve: Shift selectors out of sync with transmissions
Modern multi-speed automatic transmissions are marvels. In our testing, we’ve found that they often improve both acceleration and fuel economy. But as more automakers add gears to their automatic transmissions going to five, six, seven, and beyond, some manufacturers have been reluctant to adapt...
Pet peeve: Shift selectors out of sync with transmissions »

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