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America won’t get a driver’s seat in F1 this weekend after all

Filed under: Motorsports, Europe, Racing Americans are the Rodney Dangerfields of the modern Formula One driving ranks; they don’t get any respect. We recently reported on 22-year-old Alexander Rossi being tapped by Marussia as a replacement for Brit Max Chilton for this weekend’s upcoming Belgian Grand Prix. He would have been the first American driving [...]

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Buick shows US dealers 2016 Cascada convertible

Filed under: Convertible, Europe, Buick, Opel The affordable four-seat convertible has become a largely forgotten genre in the States, especially with the death of the Chrysler 200 Convertible. Of course, there are still premium options from Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz – not to mention more overtly performance-oriented droptop pony cars from Chevrolet and Ford – [...]

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Hyundai Motorsport tests its performance at the WRC Rally Finland

Filed under: Motorsports, Europe, Hatchback, Hyundai, Racing Autoblog joined Hyundai to check out the Neste Oil Rally Finland, where thousands of kilometers of lightly traveled, rolling gravel roads have turned out decades of astonishing racing and cold-blooded drivers. Even though the World Rally Championship is well tamed from its feral Group B days, Rally Finland [...]

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Monza’s Parabolica paved over

Filed under: Motorsports, Europe There are a handful of corners whose notoriety arguably matches that of the track of which it is part. Like the Corkscrew at Laguna Seca, the Karussel at the Nürburgring or Eau Rouge at Spa. But it seems that one of them is unfortunately being diluted. The corner is known as [...]

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Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6 races Ferrari, McLaren and more at track day

Filed under: Performance, SUV, Europe, Videos, Mercedes-Benz Like the famously bizarre Lamborghini LM002, the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 feels like a vehicle that shouldn’t even exist. With 544 horsepower from a twin-turbocharged, 5.5-liter V8 routing through all six wheels and five locking differentials, the 6×6 can take on just about anything offroad that Mother Earth [...]

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What you missed on 8.7.14

Filed under: Hybrid, Europe, Safety, Chevrolet, Volkswagen, Electric First Drive: 2014 Volkswagen Scirocco R What better way to celebrate your Thirsty Thursday than with an illicit sip of some forbidden fruit? The newly updated Volkswagen Scirocco R may not be headed Stateside anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to drive the hatch/coupe/sports [...]

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2014 Volkswagen Scirocco R

Filed under: Performance, Europe, Hatchback, Volkswagen, First Drives Germany’s automakers seem to get their jollies by watching us scratch our heads. Instead of sticking to traditional automotive bodystyles, they’ve been deliberately blurring the lines between them and inventing new terminology with which to classify their creations. So we’re left with low-slung sedans called “four-door coupes,” [...]

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Suspect in Schumacher medical record theft found dead in cell

Filed under: Motorsports, Europe, Government/Legal The man suspected of attempting to sell Michael Schumacher’s medical records to the media has been found hanging dead in his Swiss jail cell. There was no indication that anyone else was involved, according to officials, and the man’s name hasn’t been released. The case began when Schumi’s records from [...]

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Ecclestone headed for $100M settlement in F1 bribery trial

Filed under: Motorsports, Europe, Government/Legal, Racing Formula One bigwig Bernie Ecclestone has opened his wallet to finally put an end to his trial for alleged bribery in Germany. According to Britain’s The Telegraph citing the Süddeutsche Zeitung, the controversial racing magnate offered a 60 million pound- ($100 million-) settlement to put the case behind him. [...]

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