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    Official: Toyota 86 gets PlayStation-based telemetry system in Japan [w/video]
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    Part of the fun in taking your sports car to the racetrack is going over your telemetry and seeing how you did from one corner to the next. We've seen a variety of these onboard systems at work – with the Performance Data Recorder on the Corvette Stingray emerging as one of the latest and ...

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    Video: This 305-km/h R/C car will blow your mind
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    A Jaguar F-Type R Coupe is capable of hitting 300 km/h (186 miles per hour). The new Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is estimated to top out at 275 km/h (170 mph), while the BMW M5 is electronically limited to 240 km/h (155 mph). All impressive figures, and all of them would lose in a top-speed race to ...

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    Confirmed: Disney and Pixar racing back to the big screen with Cars 3
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    It's official, folks. Well, sorta. Disney and Pixar are planning a third installment of the mega-successful Cars movie franchise. The news comes courtesy of Disney Company head Bob Iger, speaking at the company's shareholder's meeting last week, and via Twitter. According to a report from ...

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    Video: Project CARS is looking better and better all the time
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    We last told you about the open-source racing game Project CARS at the end of December, calling it the Mona Lisa of racing games. That post, which included some beautiful screencaps as well as a video showing the game in action, presented a wide breadth of cars and tracks in stunning detail. Now, ...

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    Chicago: Ford Mustang pinball machine has supple wrist, plays by sense of smell [w/video]
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    Ford didn't have anything major to show off at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, so it seems it instead opted to have some fun - it brought a row of pinball machines to the show. Yes, pinball machines. We originally told you about the Stern Pinball Ford Mustang machine yesterday, and as day two of the ...

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    Official: Mustang-themed pinball game debuting in Chicago [w/video]
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    Believe it or not, but new pinball machines are still being made. Chicago-based Stern Pinball still makes them and has found a niche selling modern machines to individual buyers and arcade distributors. For its latest cabinet, Stern partnered with Ford to create a pinball game that pays homage to ...

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    Opinion: Do automakers need to stop stalking celebrities?
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    Since the invention of the automobile, cars and stars have gone together like paparazzi and the Kardashians. During this season of starlet-adorned award ceremonies, from the Golden Globes through to the Oscars, you will find a lot of car companies all vying to loan out their vehicles to any ...

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    Video: Grown-up Little Tikes Cozy Coupe is your inner five-year-old's street-legal dream
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    For many, the Little Tikes Cozy Coupe provided our first taste of the open road at a young age. It's been around for 30 years, with the Hudson, Ohio manufacturer even going so far as to declare it America's best-selling car. John Bitmead of Oxfordshire, England evidently wanted to relive his ...

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    Video: World's largest toy car collection is simply remarkable
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    It's common for auto enthusiasts to have a few miniatures of their favourite cars around their home or office. They provide a respite of happiness knowing that if you can't have the real things, at least you can look at them in miniature. However, Billy Karam of Beirut, Lebanon, has taken ...

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    Video: Kaz documentary by Urban Outlaw filmmakers premieres on Hulu tonight
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    Presently, we argue about a number of driving simulation games, most notably the Gran Turismo franchise versus the Forza Motorsport franchise. In 1997, when the first Gran Turismo arrived, there was no such argument – the offspring that took five years to birth from the mind of Kazunori ...

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