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Lexus will climb Pikes Peak with lightweight RC F GT concept

By - June 26, 2015 15 Pictures

Lexus has revealed the sporty race car that it will task with tackling the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this weekend. Not to be confused with the RC F GT3, the all-new RC F GT concept car loses around 800 lb (363 kg) when compared to its production sibling, giving the 467-hp 5.0-liter V8 engine that much more potential on the twisty ascent up the famed mountain.

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"Barnfind" 1925 Bugatti T13 fetches $950,000

By - June 25, 2015 32 Pictures

Elite Paris-based auctioneer Artcurial staged the "barnfind" auction of the century earlier this year and has now pulled off another coup with the sale of a 1925 Bugatti Type 13 "Brescia", which had been hidden away in an abbey in Oigny, France since 1966. The T13 was Bugatti's first road car and began the marque's dominance of racing in spectacular fashion. History and full story.

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Ford's new split-view camera helps drivers see around corners

By - June 24, 2015 3 Pictures

One frustrating thing about living in any neighbourhood that gets an influx of SUVs is that it gets hard to see past rows of tall cars to work out when it's safe to nose out or back out of your driveway. Ford is tackling this kind of problem with a new split-view camera mounted on the front and rear bumpers that gives drivers a 180-degree view from the bits of the car that poke into traffic first, effectively giving them the ability to see around corners.

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Mercedes makes the G500 4x4 Squared official

By - June 23, 2015 30 Pictures

When Mercedes introduced the bold, imposing G500 4x4 Squared at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, it said it would consider production based upon the reaction it received. Well, the reaction was good, and Mercedes is pressing ahead with production. The company announced last week that the jacked-up G-Class will join the ranks of the other 2016 G-Class members at Mercedes dealerships ... priced at well over double the standard G500.

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Jaguar unveils 2016 XJ

By - June 22, 2015 6 Pictures

Jaguar has taken the wraps off the 2016 version of its XJ flagship luxury saloon. With an expanded model variant range with two new top-end models, the XJR-Sport and XJ Autobiography, there aren't too many surprises, but there is a greater emphasis on driver assist functions and infotainment systems.

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Samsung creates "transparent" truck

By - June 22, 2015 1 Picture
When driving behind big semi-trailers, people regularly take risks overtaking them because they often have to first move out from behind the truck to see if the road ahead is clear before passing. This is particularly dangerous on single-lane highways because such a maneuver can mean driving into the path of oncoming traffic. Now Samsung Electronics has come up with a way to help reduce this problem by mounting cameras on the front of a truck and large screens on the rear to display to following drivers a clear view of the road ahead. Read More
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Jaguar monitoring brainwaves to keep drivers focused

By - June 19, 2015 5 Pictures

Jaguar has made a real effort to push the envelope recently, dropping its stuffy old English tweed jacket for a sharply-cut suit to compete with Germany's finest offerings. A big part this transformation has been a focus on innovative safety technologies, like windscreen map overlays and talking potholes. This time, Jaguar has turned to mind-reading tech to detect distracted or sleepy drivers.

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