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    Motorsport: Should F1 move to closed cockpits? Alonso thinks it's worth further study [w/poll]
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    The deaths of Ayrton Senna and Dale Earnhardt revolutionized safety in top-flight motorsports. And while we continue to mourn their passing, the truth is that the safety changes made after their deaths have saved lives. Now, Jules Bianchi's severe head injury is reigniting the safety controversy ...

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    Video: Audi to lap Hockenheim in driverless RS7
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    An automaker like Audi will always have a number of different research and development projects going at the same time, and some of them might take on very different approaches. At one end, you'll have its racing programs, and at what you'd assume would be the other, self-driving prototypes. But ...

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    Official: Shelby American cleans house of 14 concept cars
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    Typically when an automaker rolls out a concept car or pre-production prototype, it does its tour and then disappears into the company's archives. Maybe it will be displayed for the public to see in the company's own museum or maybe it will spend most of its time under covers in a warehouse ...

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    Detroit: Best Concept Cars at 2014 Detroit Auto Show
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    Although many of the outrageous concept cars and stunning prototypes displayed at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show may never make it to reality, the ideas, styling cues and key elements from each one often help influence the next generation of cars and technology set to hit the road. Many ...

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    Spy Shots: LaFerrari racing prototype spotted in Southern Europe
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    Rumours have been circulating for a few months now that Ferrari could be gearing up to challenge for outright victory at Le Mans once again with an LMP1 racer of its own. First the head of the sports racing division hinted at the prospect, then the head of the Formula One team lent it more ...

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    Official: Ford reveals new rapid prototyping and low-volume production techniques [w/video]
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    It's called "F3T," and that stands for Ford Free-form Fabrication Technology. The process that The Blue Oval has developed means being able to sidestep the weeks-long process of tool-and-die making when engineers want to construct a new part, allowing them to fabricate a three-dimensional part ...

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    Featured: McLaren MP4-12C gets camouflage wrap, gives spy photogs nervous twitch
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    Could this be a first? Normally we wait in anticipation of the camouflage to be taken off prototype cars, but Greenwich Patch is reporting that a car dealership has taken a production car back to its prototype days. The McLaren MP4-12C above was painted gray, but you'd never know it because the ...

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    Quick Spin: Nissan Juke-R [w/video]
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    The Other Brother The handler strapped into the carbon fibre race bucket next to me is the only other person outside of yours truly who looks like he thinks this is a bad idea. I've just finished situating myself in the cabin of the very first Nissan Juke-R ever constructed. There are literally ...

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    Featured: Jaguar XJ41 was the F-Type sportscar that Ford killed 23 years ago
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    A recent story by AutoCar unearths the mystique of the Jaguar XJ41 and XJ42 (hard-top) prototypes - two cars that, tragically, never saw the light of day. Buzz around the new Jaguar F-Type is building to crescendo, and we recently had the pleasure of driving one of the first copies in ...

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    Featured: Original Porsche 959 prototype will be on the block at Barrett-Jackson auction
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    The Porsche 959 was arguably the finest supercar of its era (1986-1989). Beneath its fibreglass-reinforced Kevlar and aluminum body panels hid some of the world's most advanced automotive technology, including an innovative all-wheel-drive system, a twin-shock suspension offering adjustable ride ...

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