Obese Crash Test Dummies Are the Way forward for Car Safety


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Crash test dummies currently come in three major flavors: male, female and child. However, while these do offer some diversity and give context and nuance to results, they don’t cater for the special needs of other (quite numerous) categories such as the obese and elderly.

New Audi TT Gets the Positive Nod from XCar


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Audi needed to do something significant with its next-gen TT, since the competition it was going to face was more diversified than ever.

It retained the familiar shape, but infused it with the kind of sharp lines it never really had – it still doesn’t look as good as the Sport Quattro concept, but it’s not bad either.

Ford Reportedly Softening 2015 Mustang’s Suspension for Europe


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Can you imagine European customers asking for a softer suspension on a US model 20 years ago?

Chrysler Recalls 33,443 Light Trucks Over Tire Pressure Monitor Problems


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Judging by the number of recalls in 2014, it seems that many automotive suppliers have lots quality control problems that seriously affect car companies.

OMG! Attention Seeking News Reporter Almost Dies!


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Now this was some factual reporting from ABS-CBN video journalist Don Tagala who claims he almost died while covering the Ebola epidemic in New York City.

Koenigsegg One:1 So Powerful That it Blocked Germany’s Registration Computer!


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With 1,360PS (1,341hp) the Koenigsegg One:1 supercar has managed to crash the computers used to register it in Germany as they are not capable to process such a big figure.

No Hot RS Version for New Skoda Fabia for the Time Being


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It’s not exactly a surprise that the new Skoda Fabia will not offer an RS (or vRS in the UK) high-performance variant, as rumors about this have first emerged more than a year ago.

2015 Ford Expedition SUVs Pimped for SEMA


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Ford is bringing three distinct custom Expedition SUVs to SEMA this year, built by a trio of aftermarket specialists: Tjin Edition, DUB Magazine and Vaccar.

I Want To Play Racing Paintball Too!


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You know about paintball and you surely know about racing, but have you ever heard of a challenge named "Hacker's Pursuit"?

Jaguar Land Rover Opens New Engine Plant in the UK


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Jaguar Land Rover has inaugurated its new £500 million ($800 million) Engine Manufacturing Centre in the UK, the brand’s first in-house engine production facility in a generation.

Fiat Strada Turns Into the Ram 700 for Mexico


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Do you live in Mexico and feel that Fiat's badge isn't manly enough for a pickup truck?

The Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) group has you covered with the launch of the sheep-badged Ram 700.

Which Premium-Feeling Hatch Would You Have: Mazda3 or VW Golf?


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Just like the larger Mazda6, the 3 also impressed when it was launched, taking the Japanese hatch to new and previously unheard of heights.

It’s now seen as more of a sub-premium model than a regular mainstream hatch contender, which is why AutoGuide pitted it against the other car that fit that criteria (long before the Mazda did), the VW Golf.

This 1973 Suzuki Jimny Has a 360cc Two-Stroke Two-Pot Engine


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As far as light vehicles for off-roading go, there are probably very few if any that are smaller and lighter than the first generation Suzuki Jimny (1969 – 1981).

The LJ20 variant features a 360cc twin-cylinder two-stroke engine with 28 hp, is 51 inches (~1.3 meters) wide and tips the scales at just 1,300 lbs (~590 kg) - top speed is almost sixty...