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    Featured: 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder: Touring the factory
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    A Privileged Look Inside Zuffenhausen Assembly Willy Wonka granted just five lucky Golden Ticket holders access to his incredible chocolate factory, yet we consider ourselves just as fortunate, as Porsche invited us to be among the first of just four American journalists to see behind the closed ...

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    Official: First 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06s en route to owners [w/video]
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    Pretty much right on schedule, Chevrolet has begun shipping the very first customer examples of its 650-horsepower, supercharged Corvette Z06. In fact, according to General Motors, the earliest Z06s could be in customer hands by the end of this week. "It has been an incredible opportunity to ...

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    Report: Jeep Wrangler likely to get aluminum body
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    Perhaps more than any other vehicle currently for sale in North America, the Jeep Wrangler is viewed by purist fans as a vehicle that simply must maintain the status quo. In this case, that means a body-on-frame design, solid axles, a relatively large engine sitting up front and a removable top. ...

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    Official: Michelin announces Tweel airless tire going into production [w/videos]
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    Michelin has been showing off its idea of combining the wheel and tire into a single component as far back as 2005. Dubbed the Tweel, the novel design replaced standard pneumatic tires and metal wheels with deforming spokes around a hub. While uses of the Tweel are still limited, the tech is ...

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    Report: Is Tesla quietly sitting on 3,000 cars?
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    Tesla's 2014 third quarter financial report mixed some positive news with gloomy messages. On one hand, the electric carmaker posted its best quarter ever in terms of deliveries, including its best single day with 907 EVs delivered. The company also announced expanded production to get even more ...

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    Official: Nissan Murano production fires up in North America for first time [w/video]
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    Production of the new, third-generation Nissan Murano has finally kicked off at the company's Canton, MS factory, marking not only the eighth vehicle built on the facility's lines, but also the first global product to be built there since it opened in 2003. "The strategic investments that Nissan ...

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    Video: 2015 Ford F-150 enters production
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    Ford has given the F-150 a dramatic makeover for 2015, switching to an aluminum body that helps reduce weight by about 315 kilograms (700 pounds). Because the truck is dramatically different, Ford also had to change the way it makes the F-150, so we went inside its sprawling factory in Dearborn, ...

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    Report: First Chevy Corvette Z06 comes off the line
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    Production of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is finally underway, according to a posting on StingrayForums.com. The first car, a black beauty destined for motorsports icon Rick Hendrick, came off the line yesterday at 9:26 AM, according to the forum poster, who was on a public tour at the lucky ...

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    Official: First new Land Rover Discovery Sport rolls off assembly line
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    When Land Rover revealed the new Discovery Sport at the Paris Motor Show, it didn't just present a new model; it kicked off a whole new era for the British purveyor of sport-utility vehicles. And that new era has officially started now with the production of the very first model you see ...

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    Official: Jaguar opens new engine plant in the UK
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    The heads of Jaguar Land Rover are having a busy couple of weeks opening factories. Just days after inaugurating the company's first overseas plant in China, the automaker's new Engine Manufacturing Centre in the UK is being inaugurated, as well. The plant near Wolverhampton, England, marks the ...

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