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Porsche 918 Spyder is Sold Out, US Grabs 1/3 of its Production


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That’s it, ladies and gentlemen: the last of the three hybrid hypercars that was still available to order, the Porsche 918 Spyder, was sold as of November 10. If you missed out, you’ll have to wait for one to come out, sooner or later, in the “used” market – and with a hefty premium.

It's Good to Be Bad: Bond Villain May Drive Jaguar C-X75 in Spectre


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I don’t know about you, but I think the actor/stunt playing the villain in the next James Bond movie is going to have more fun than 007 himself, at least during car chasing scenes.

New Mercedes-Benz C-Classe Coupe Might Arrive Sooner Than You Think


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According to German media, clients will be able to place orders on the Coupe version of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class as soon as September 2015, following the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Nissan Says its Leaf Converted Half of UK Adopters to Keep Buying EVs


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The popularity of the Nissan Leaf is undeniable, as is the fact that Elon Musk was right in saying it’s okay but doesn’t do anything in particular very well. Even so, it’s good enough to impress people and now Nissan says it’s actually converting buyers into EV fans.

2017 Nissan Silvia Based On IDx Rumored To Rival Scion FR-S


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Nissan is allegedly reintroducing the iconic Silvia sports car to rival the Toyota GT86, Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ triplets, says an unofficial source (read: unreliable source). According to Motoring.com, the new Nissan Silvia will be based on the Nissan IDx concept and is slated for a late 2017 release.

GM, Audi and JLR Halt Sales in Russia Due to Ruble’s Collapse


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The ruble has been devalued by more than 40 percent since last June in what is Russia’s greatest financial crisis since 1998. In the past weeks, Russians have been buying cars, especially expensive ones like Porsches, in order to convert their money into something tangible.

Mercedes, Audi Narrow the Gap to Premium Segment Global Leader BMW


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BMW announced that its global sales rose by 6 percent in October, to 158,953 vehicles, compared to 2013, mostly thanks to strong demand in its main European markets and China.

Islamic Terrorists’ Tweet Lands Former F-250 Truck Owner in Hot Water


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A photo posted on the Twitter feed of an Islamic militant group in Syria is causing a lot of trouble for a plumber in Texas. In fact, said plumber has the phones ringing off the hook with all kinds of threats.

Nissan Starts Building X-Trail SUVs in Russia, Qashqai to Follow


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While economic sanctions continue to affect the Russian economy, scaring off some automakers, companies that rely heavily on the local car market continue to invest there.

Teknikens Värld Finds the New Ford Mondeo "Dangerously Overweight"


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Teknikens Värld has made lots of headlines with its moose test, which a number of vehicles have failed to muster, the latest victim being the Porsche Macan. Now the Swedish magazine has put the new Ford Mondeo under its microscope – and there seems to be a serious problem: its weight.

New Scuderia Ferrari Boss Continues Restructuring of F1 Team


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Six years without a title is a lot for the oldest, and admittedly most famous, Formula 1 team. The 2014 has been really disappointing; despite Fernando Alonso’s spirited driving, Ferrari finished fourth, with 216 points against champion Mercedes’ 701 and not a single win to show for.

Skoda Produces One Million Vehicles in a Year for the First Time


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From rags to riches: the saying suits Skoda perfectly as, for the first time ever since it was founded in 1905, the Czech automaker managed to produce more than a million vehicles in one calendar year.

Ferrari Die-Cast Models: Hot Wheels Out, Bburago and Maisto In


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You may be old enough to own a die-cast Ferrari model made by Bburago (yours truly sure is; a 512 BB was his favorite), but for the past 15 years the Italian carmaker had an exclusive deal with Hot Wheels.

New Jaguar XF Coming Next Year, Draws From Compact XE Sedan


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It's sometimes hard to remember that the Jaguar XF launched back in 2007 and, aside from a mild facelift and some new models, hasn't changed a whole lot.

Sub-30k Mercedes No More as 2015 CLA Gets a $1,600 Price Hike


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The CLA compact saloon was a runaway hit in the US, with Mercedes-Benz USA boss Steve Cannon acknowledging that “this is the best launch in 20 years; it has been a phenomenal success right out of the gate”.

Twenty Stolen Red Bull Racing Trophies Recovered from a Lake


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You might recall a last week report about a break and entry incident at the Red Bull Racing headquarters in Milton Keynes, UK, in which a gang of six used two vehicles to smash through the gate and steal 60 trophies.

First Tesla Model S P85D Owner Spotted, Says it’s "Racecar Stuff"


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Since California accounts for nearly 50 percent of all plug-in vehicles sold in the US, it’s only fitting that the first Tesla Model S P85D was spotted in that state; more specifically, in a parking lot in Woodland Hills.

Skoda Builds 500,000th Third-Generation Octavia Less than Two Years after Launch


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Skoda’s core model line, the Octavia, continues to be a success in Europe and elsewhere, with the Czech automaker announcing the production of the 500,000th third-generation Octavia, less than two years after its launch.

Bentley's £40 Million Investment in R&D Center Is "Latest Step" for SUV Launch


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Bentley is preparing for the launch of its first ever SUV with the biggest site development in the company’s history. The automaker will expand its headquarters in Crewe with a £40 million ($62.7 million) investment, adding a new research and development center that will create over 300 jobs.

Fresh Details about Alfa Romeo’s New Engines, Twin-Turbo V6 With Up to 480HP


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We’ve been hearing of Alfa Romeo’s new models and engines for quite a while now, but the moment of truth is getting nearer. On June 24, 2015, the Italian brand will unveil the new rear-wheel drive midsize sedan that will kick-start its revamp process.