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Honda Fit & Finish Honda Fit & Finish
The 2016 Honda Fit holds a few best-in-class titles, including passenger space and cargo capacity.  It’s the definition of big things in small packages.  We took the 2015 Honda Fit for a spin back in January and found the cargo room to be one of it’s greatest strengths. Plus it’s kinda...
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Going to Plaid: A Technical Look at the Car and Team Aiming for 1000 mph Going to Plaid: A Technical Look at the Car and Team Aiming for 1000 mph
- From the July 2015 issue - The land speed record has long been a curiously British obsession. Since it was first set back in 1898, when Frenchman Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat drove his electric Jeantaud to a dizzying 39 mph, Brits have held the title to the fastest land vehicle on earth for a combined...
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Own This Pristine, 100-Year-Old Go-Kart Own This Pristine, 100-Year-Old Go-Kart
- With modern car technology advancing at a staggering pace, it’s nice to see early examples of automotive history, like this 1915 Smith Flyer, still alive and kicking. - Beginning in 1915, the Smith Flyer was built by A.O. Smith Company. Its motor wheel, a technology that was relatively new for...
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Why NHTSA Is More Defective Than the Defects It Investigates Why NHTSA Is More Defective Than the Defects It Investigates
- The agency responsible for overseeing the nation’s vehicle safety is full of incompetent, mismanaged staff who are practically set up by their superiors to fail. According to a recent audit by the Department of Transportation’s Inspector General, yes, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...
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Casey Jonesing: Smart Takes to the Rails Casey Jonesing: Smart Takes to the Rails
- We should give credit to whoever signed the check for this one. Because Smart UK has spent some serious money to create a unique version of the Forfour seemingly solely so it can justify using the old “corners like its on rails” cliché in anger. - The Forfour in question was fitted with 22-inch-diameter...
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Red Bull Gives You License Plates? Roadgoing Supercar May Happen Red Bull Gives You License Plates? Roadgoing Supercar May Happen
- The Red Bull Formula 1 team may produce a roadgoing supercar, with company boss Christian Horner telling journalists at the Goodwood Festival of Speed that the idea is still being discussed. - We’ve been here before, however. Red Bull first said it was looking to collaborate with Nissan on a road-car...
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2016 Bentley Continental GT Speed Breitling Jet Team Series Limited Edition Debuts (That’s the Entire Name—Save for “Debuts”) 2016 Bentley Continental GT Speed Breitling Jet Team Series Limited Edition Debuts (That’s the Entire Name—Save for “Debuts”)
- We’re thinking of swapping our bromides for something a smidgen more potent, like, say, reading the name of Bentley’s new special-edition Continental GT Speed. Halfway through the car’s 65-character, 11-word name, we simply gave up, hit “copy” then “paste” just to stave off torpor and get...
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Happy Ever Automotive After Happy Ever Automotive After
Marketers often dream up “personas” for hypothetical clients; case studies of notional customers they believe represent idealized market segments. “Mary is a single mother of two with a college education and limited disposable income . . . ” “Chuck is a single professional, finished...
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Bad Timing for the New Prius, But Does it Matter? Bad Timing for the New Prius, But Does it Matter?
Gas prices are low, hybrids have lost their luster, and competition is fierce for alternative-fuel cars. So now is a great time to introduce a hybrid, right? There was a time when the Toyota Prius was the only option for buyers who wanted to advertise the fact that they love the environment. Celebrities...
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Bentley With a Bond Connection Likely to Bring Big Bucks Bentley With a Bond Connection Likely to Bring Big Bucks
- This 1953 Bentley R-type Continental fastback, originally purchased by Ian Fleming for a World War II spy, is headed to Gooding & Company’s 2015 Pebble Beach auction where it may fetch nearly $2 million. - Slightly more than 200 examples of the R-type Continental were built by Bentley starting...
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