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DENNY HAMLIN NEEDS A NICKNAME DENNY HAMLIN NEEDS A NICKNAME
After a wildly successful run last year, Denny Hamlin has struggled to complete with NASCAR’s elite this season. Experts agree that Hamlin’s problem isn’t engineering or strategy… it’s Denny’s lack of a solid nickname. Clearly, Hamlin has not consulted the Ultimate...
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2011 Subaru WRX STI Review 2011 Subaru WRX STI Review
There I was, typing away on the computer in my office. Juggling Gmail, Facebook, and real work, unable to really concentrate; a typical afternoon – except this one was a little bit different. Anxiously waiting, knowing what was headed my way in only a few short minutes. I’ve been waiting...
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2012 Cadillac SRX First Drive: A New V-6 Cures the SRX’s Ills 2012 Cadillac SRX First Drive: A New V-6 Cures the SRX’s Ills
Cadillac tightens its focus on the Lexus RX. The Cadillac SRX’s lead development engineer, Steve Kline, kicked off the debut of the 2012 Cadillac SRX by telling us, “If we’d told you back in 2009 that the SRX would move from number nine in the segment to number two behind the Lexus RX, you probably...
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US Sets 54.5 MPG Automotive Fleet Goal by 2025 US Sets 54.5 MPG Automotive Fleet Goal by 2025
  ? Presently the leading news story transpiring in the United States is a political battle in the nation’s capital. Attempting to concoct a working plan to control federal government spending, the ability to best manage the taxpayers’ money is placed into question. While managing government...
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2012 Mercedes-Benz M-class First Drive: The Cushy Cruiser Gets Updated 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-class First Drive: The Cushy Cruiser Gets Updated
Mercedes’ third-gen SUV lounges lazily in the lap of luxury. Off-roading? A little. Fun? Not much. Before the recession, Mercedes-Benz had no trouble selling 34,000 MLs in the U.S. each year. For 2011, the company’s best-known SUV is back on track to hit 30,000 sales. Right now, in fact, ML sales...
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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Long-Term Intro: Satisfying Despite the Headaches 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Long-Term Intro: Satisfying Despite the Headaches
New Jeep GC: It’s a Long-Term Thing Jeep overhauled its Grand Cherokee for 2011, redesigning it from the contact patches to the roof and transferring it to the same platform that hosts the Mercedes-Benz ML-class. The Benz-derived structure is solid, but it also adds about 200 pounds versus the...
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Automotive X Prize winner Edison2 forges ahead with new design Automotive X Prize winner Edison2 forges ahead with new design
It’s been a year since three competitors walked away with the $10 million Automotive X Prize money for demonstrating cars that could go 100 miles on the equivalent of one gallon of gasoline, could be mass produced, and could be sold for a reasonable price. Since none of the cars are in showrooms...
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BMW’s i3—a New Take on City Cars BMW’s i3—a New Take on City Cars
BMW presented two very interesting working concept cars this week in Frankfurt that demonstrate the company’s new commitment to hybrid and EV technology. The i8 is an expensive, sexy plug-in hybrid working off the Vision EfficientDynamics ideas of two years ago. It performs, says TopGear, like the...
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Audi A6 Hybrid Confirmed For U.S. Audi A6 Hybrid Confirmed For U.S.
Officially, Audi still refuses to confirm that the A6 hybrid will be offered in the U.S. The fact that the hybrid will be built exclusively as a sedan was a strong indicator of U.S.  availability, a hint underscored by an Audi marketing executive’s admission that “hybrid and station wagon...
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Behold Helios, the Solar-Hybrid Hollywood Star Trailer Behold Helios, the Solar-Hybrid Hollywood Star Trailer
When a press release starts with a headline characterizing something as “the Prius” of anything, it becomes literary tee-ball for scribes who may not be so pious about the Prius. We usually pass on such low-hanging fruit, but a new solar-hybrid production railer dubbed Helios, “the Prius of production...
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