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Formula E public testing kicks off in UK on July 4

Formula E public testing kicks off in UK on July 4

Formula E cars look something like the Formula 1 cars from years past with the big difference being no gasoline engine powers the racecar. Rather than burning fuel, Formula E cars run on electricity alone. First test laps for the Spark-Renault SRT_01E racer were run late last year in France. That car will call Donington Park home, as will the rest of the teams.

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Bentley plug-in hybrid concept promises 50km on electricity only

Bentley plug-in hybrid concept promises 50km on electricity only

Bentley is set to show off its hybrid car concept at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition on April 20. The hybrid vehicle that will on display at the show is based on the Mulsanne, which is the top of the line vehicle that Bentley produces. Bentley won’t be offering the Mulsanne in a hybrid version anytime soon. It's simply the test bed for showing off the plug-in hybrid technology.

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2015 Corvette Stingray 8-speed paddle shift auto transmission detailed

2015 Corvette Stingray 8-speed paddle shift auto transmission detailed

Chevrolet is giving the 2015 Stingray Corvette a new transmission option that is an 8-speed paddle shift automatic transmission. When this transmission was first announced, some were disappointed that it wasn’t a dual-clutch unit like you find on many high-end sports cars from Europe. Chevy says that people shouldn't be worried about the performance of this paddle shift transmission, it rivals the shift times that you get from the best dual-clutch designs according to GM.

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Toyota TSO40 hybrid Le Mans racer packs 988hp

Toyota TSO40 hybrid Le Mans racer packs 988hp

In the racing world, having a car that gets better fuel economy is almost as good as having a racecar that is faster than the rest. The further you can drive on a tank of fuel at race speed, the more laps you can put in. Many manufacturers put as much effort into fuel efficiency as they do speed.

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