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Peugeot unveils Dakar Rally spec 2008 DKR

On the day that the route of next year’s Dakar Rally was announced, the news of French marque Peugeot’s return to the world famous cross-country event – held in South America since 2009 despite the name – complimented the announcement. … »

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Gill starts APRC title defence with a win in Rally Whangarei

Gaurav Gill and Australian based co-driver Glenn Macneall clean swept today’s six special stages concluding the 2014 VINZ International Rally of Whangarei – snatching victory from overnight leader and team mate Jan Kopecký. The opening round of the 2014 FIA … »

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Bentley Hybrid Concept will be showcased in Beijing

Hybrids seem to be the future of all car makers, and more so we are seeing luxury car makers head in this direction. We have just received confirmation that Bentley is envisioning a powerful and even more efficient future and … »

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Honda closes its Most Successful year since Inception!

Recording its most successful year in India, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) closed the financial year of 2013-14 with a bang. Honda has recorded the highest ever sales with 37.21 lakh units in the 2014 financial year, and 55,000 … »

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Mercedes-Benz SL 400 Specs Revealed

The new SL roadster that will be replacing the SL 350 is being hailed as the SL 400, and this new model will now be fitted with a biturbo, 3.0-litre V6 unit producing 333bhp and 480Nm of torque. Even though the … »

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Mercedes pair thrill as Hamilton wins F1 Bahrain Grand Prix

Regardless of your time zone, we hope you took the trouble to watch the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix yesterday that was held at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir. A venue at which the new generation of technologically radical … »

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2014 Renault Koleos Facelift: First Drive

When we look at the numbers, the Renault Koleos hasn’t really made a huge impact on the Indian market. When you compare it to the Audi Q3, for example, which is smaller in size, the Koleos doesn’t even come close … »

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2014 Renault Fluence Facelfit: First Drive

Renault has just come out with a face lifted version of their premium sedan. In our opinion the Fluence has always been the best looking car in its class, but because the entry-level luxury sedan segment has been running out … »

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New Director for Volkswagen

There has been a number of changes to the VW Group here in India, and recently they have announced that Mr. Michael Mayer has been appointed as Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India. Mayer will take over responsibility as the new … »

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Volkswagen teaches dogs to Drive Cars

Yes! You just read the heading of this article correctly. So far we have thought that the only thing that can drive a car is a human being, or an automated system, but now you will be in for a … »

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Made in India – Harley Davidson Street 750

Words: Jared SolomonPhotographs: Kapil VashistPosted On: April 1, 2014 American Muscle is now being made right here in India! Need I say more? The Street 750, as you may already know, is now the cheapest and smallest Harley Davidson motorcycle … »

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Déjà Vu – Jaguar F-Type Coupe

Words: Dhruv BehlPhotographs: Jaguar Cars Posted On: April 1, 2014 A year ago, the Jaguar F-Type was introduced to critical acclaim. But, dynamically, it found it difficult to match the venerable Porsche 911. So, Jaguar takes another strike – this … »

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Hamilton leads Mercedes 1-2 at F1 Malaysian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton won the Malaysian Grand Prix leading home Mercedes AMG F1 teammate Nico Rosberg and Red Bull Racing’s defending four-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel at the Sepang International Circuit near Kuala Lumpur. Hamilton’s 24th career F1 victory was secured … »

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Hamilton scores 33rd career pole in F1 Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying

Mercedes AMG F1 driver Lewis Hamilton scored his 33rd career pole position in qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix edging defending four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Racing by just 0.055 seconds in a session that was delayed … »

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Rosberg sets the pace in F1 Malaysian Grand Prix third practice

Mercedes AMG F1 driver Nico Rosberg completed a clean sweep of the three practice sessions prior to qualifying for the German team for the Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit. Rosberg lead teammate and 2008 F1 champion Lewis … »

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New Hyundai Sonata Officially Revealed

Earlier this month we had seen some teaser photos of the soon to be launched 2015 Hyundai Sonata, but at an event in its native country, the South Korean car manufacturer has officially taken the wraps off the latest version … »

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Volkswagen Golf Turns 40

The Volkswagen Golf is perhaps one of the most legendary compact hatchback cars of all time, and it just so happens that this years marks the 40th anniversary for the best selling VW model. To celebrate its grand success, the … »

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Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary at the Empire State Building

The iconic Ford Mustang was revealed to the world with a television advertising campaign on the evening of April 16, 1964, before being shown to the public at the New York World’s Fair on April 17. So, that means this … »

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Rosberg tops second F1 Malaysian GP practice from Raikkonen

Mercedes AMG F1 driver Nico Rosberg set the pace in the second free practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen second fastest just as he was in the opening practice session behind Rosberg’s teammate Lewis Hamilton … »

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Porsche to replace engines of current 911 GT3 models

Legendary sports car maker Porsche has just made an announcement that it will be replacing the engines of all 911 GT3 vehicles of the model year 2014. The engines are being replaced after two new models recently erupted into flames, … »

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Hamilton tops first free practice at F1 Malaysian Grand Prix

Mercedes AMG F1 drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg set the fastest and third fastest times in the opening free practice session of the Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit near Kuala Lumpur today. The 2008 … »

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Toyota reveals 985 bhp TS040 Hybrid Le Mans prototype

Toyota Racing has unveiled its TS040 Hybrid prototype sportscar that will compete in the LMP1 category for the Japanese manufacturer this year in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) that includes the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In its quest … »

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Dakar 2015 route set, Peugeot to return

The 2015 Dakar cross country rally dates and route was announced today with the gruelling 9,000 kilometer (transport and special stages combined) route to go through Argentina, Chile and Bolivia before completing a loop that will end in the Argentinian … »

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National rally championship calendar confirmed

The Indian Rally Championship (IRC) is set to kick off on the June 13 to 15 weekend with the Nasik Rally as per the recently updated Federation of Motorsport Clubs of India (FMSCI) calendar of events. The tarmac rally is … »

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NNG and ANS Announce Partnership with Blaupunkt

Ayana Navigation Solutions (ANS) and NNG LLC have announced the beginning of their partnership with the Indian branch of German car infotainment giant Blaupunkt. The recently launched San Diego 530 is Blaupunkt India’s latest aftermarket multimedia system for OEMs on … »

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Four more drivers named to Formula E Drivers’ Club

Four more drivers have been named as part of the inaugural all-electric FIA Formula E Championship’s ‘Drivers’ Club’ to bring the tally to twenty drivers who will be drafted among the ten teams that are participating in the new motorsport … »

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Datsun GO Launched in India

While the news of Datsun’s return to India came to us last year, at a recent event held in New Delhi the Japanese carmaker officially launched the Go hatchback. The Go was on display at the Delhi Auto Expo and … »

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Rosberg wins F1 Australian Grand Prix, Red Bull’s Ricciardo excluded

Nico Rosberg of Mercedes AMG F1 won the season opening Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix in dominant fashion ahead of Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo, who brought cheer to his compatriots in the crowds by beating McLaren’s Danish rookie sensation … »

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Hamilton snatches pole for F1 Australian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes AMG F1 snatched pole position for the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix in the dying moments of the final of the three sessions of qualifying from local man Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull Racing at Albert … »

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Rosberg sets the pace for F1 Australian GP third practice

Nico Rosberg set a 1:29.375 lap to lead all runners in third practice for the Formula 1 season-opening Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne. His Mercedes AMG F1 was trailed by McLaren’s Jenson Button and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso. … »

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Hamilton leads Mercedes 1-2 in F1 Australian GP second practice

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes AMG F1 set the fastest time in second practice for the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, who topped the times in first free practice. Both Hamilton and … »

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Ferrari’s Alonso tops first F1 Australian GP practice

Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso topped the first 90 minute practice session of the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix at the Albert Park circuit today ahead of former F1 champion Jenson Button of McLaren and Williams Racing’s Valtteri Bottas. The first timed … »

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Hyundai Xcent launched at Rs 4.66 lakh

Korean manufacturer Hyundai has officially launched the compact sedan Xcent in the Indian market. The new Hyundai Xcent will be aimed at young urban families and carries a very attractive starting price tag of Rs 4.66 lakh ex-showroom Delhi. The … »

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Beijing venue for Formula E championship revealed

The venue for the inaugural round of the all-electric FIA Formula E Championship has been revealed to be in the streets surrounding the Chinese capital Beijing’s striking ‘Bird’s Nest’ stadium that served as the venue for athletics and the opening … »

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New F1 regulations explained by Red Bull [VIDEO]

[click here for VIDEO] Reigning Formula 1 world drivers and constructors champions Red Bull Racing have produced a video explaining – with alarmingly detailed computer generated imagery – the new technical regulations that will govern the F1 world championship this year. … »

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New Ducati Diavel Unveiled

Just before the 84th edition of the Geneva Motor Show got underway, the latest edition of the Ducati Diavel was unveiled at the Volkswagen Group Night.  Ducati Motor Holding CEO, Claudio Domenicali, personally unveiled the new model on stage during the … »

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