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    Motorsport: HIGHLIGHTS: Lucas di Grassi wins inaugural Formula E race after big crash
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    It's been a long time coming, but the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship finally took place this weekend with the first race in China, officially kicking off a new era of electric racing on the international scene with the 2014 Formula E Beijing ePrix. Despite starting back in sixth place, ...

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    Video: Formula E crash result of dramatic final-corner battle for victory
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    The electric racing series Formula E has just made its world debut on the streets of Beijing, and some motorsports have gone whole seasons between crashes as dramatic as the last-lap scrap between Nick Heidfeld and Nicolas Prost in China. The incident happened in the last gasps of the race with ...

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    Report: Volvo working on ultra-lux four-seat XC90 for China?
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    In China, it's all about being driven. That's why we've seen so many automakers stretch their most popular models to appeal to buyers in the Chinese market. Volvo is certainly no stranger to this, and according to Autocar, the company is already working on a super-lux, four-seat version of its ...

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    Report: Chinese university patents crazy single-track rescue motorcycle
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    Students at China's Chang'an University have applied for a patent on the bizarre creation seen above, according to Visor Down. It's clearly based on a motorcycle, and this oddity appears to be an attempt at a conversion to remove the wheels and replace them with a single, continuous track. The ...

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    Followup: Police arrest chairman, managers of Chinese auto parts firm whose factory blast killed 75
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    Chinese police have arrested three individuals in connection to the deadly explosion at an auto parts factory outside Shanghai nearly three weeks ago, Reuters is reporting. Among those three is Wu Chi-tao, the chairman of Kunshan Zhongrong Metal Products, the company that operated the factory in ...

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    Report: Are you VW's New Midsize Coupe?
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    Back in April, Volkswagen showed its New Midsize Coupe concept at the Beijing Motor Show, previewing a new, sub-Passat model for the Chinese market. Now, Auto 163 has stumbled upon what appear to be the first shots of the production model, and while it doesn't stray too far from the original ...

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    Video: Mystery movie stunt shoot goes awry in a big hurry
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    Stunt choreography is a business that really needs to be done properly. A failure in any one area has the potential to not just ruin the stunt and waste a film or TV show's budget, but could lead to a member of the cast or crew getting seriously hurt (or even killed). We won't spoil what happens ...

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    Report: Asian automakers still reluctant to use more aluminum
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    There's a logical progression of technology in the auto industry. We've seen it with things like carbon-ceramic brakes, which use to be the sole domain of six-figure sports cars, where they often cost as much as an entry level Toyota Corolla. Now, you can get them on a BMW M3 (they're still ...

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    Report: Deadly explosion rocks Chinese auto parts plant near Shanghai [w/video]
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    An explosion at an auto parts plant owned by Kunshan Zhongrong Metal Products Co. near Shanghai has killed at least 68 people, with 187 more injured. The blast has been traced back to errant sparks in a wheel-hub polishing workshop that apparently ignited dust. There were a total of 264 people ...

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    Report: Volvo bringing Chinese-built cars to North America beginning next year
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    Just because the penetration of the North American automotive market by Chinese brands hasn't quite happened yet doesn't mean that Chinese-built cars are far off. According to a new report, we could very soon see long-wheelbase Volvo S60s that were assembled in the People's Republic arriving on ...

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