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McLaren 650S revealed as crazy flagship

McLaren 650S revealed as crazy flagship

McLaren has revealed its latest supercar, the 650S, promising not only engaging and exciting driving but luxury too with a 641 HP twin-turbo V8 and borrowing styling cues from the sold-out McLaren P1. Set to debut officially at the Geneva Motor Show next month, the McLaren 650S - the S stands for "Sport", unsurprisingly - will be offered both as a coupe and a Spider with an electrically-retractable hardtop from this spring, sitting above the 12C.

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Toyota wireless EV charging demonstrated as trial kicks off

Toyota wireless EV charging demonstrated as trial kicks off

Toyota will begin testing its wireless charging system for the Prius and other EVs and plug-in hybrids later the month, aiming to cut the number of times drivers of eco-friendly vehicles need to plug in. The technology, a ruggedized pad that sits in a parking space and can withstand being driven over by the careless, begins charging as soon as a compatible car is positioned on top, with Toyota's video demo - which you can see after the cut - showing a self-parking Prius automatically maneuvering itself into place.

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Tesla Model S may get larger battery pack tips Musk

Tesla Model S may get larger battery pack tips Musk

The Tesla Model S is one of the most popular electric vehicles on the market, despite its high price tag. The Model S also has one of the longest electric driving ranges of all EVs thanks to a large battery pack and an efficient drive system. Tesla CEO Elon musk recently tipped that a larger battery pack may find its way to the car.

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Fisker asset auction over with Wanxiang American Crop as the highest bidder

Fisker asset auction over with Wanxiang American Crop as the highest bidder

Fisker was one of the auto manufacturers that received huge loans from the US federal government to create green vehicles. Things started going bad for Fisker last summer when it laid off a massive number of its workers and the federal government pulled the firms remaining loan funds leaving the company unable to operate. In November of last year, Fisker entered bankruptcy.

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BMW 2 Series Active Tourer revealed with contentious looks

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer revealed with contentious looks

BMW has taken the wraps off the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, and its new "premium compact" is likely to prove divisive with its looks as the German marque goes taller to fit more into a smaller footprint. Headed to the US in 2015, after a European launch later this year, the front-wheel-drive 2 Series Active Tourer is a mere 4.3m long and 1.8m wide, but stands 1.6m tall thanks to a raised roofline. Inside, driver and passengers sit higher than normal in a BMW, while the windows have swollen and an optional panoramic roof further increases the sense of interior space.

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GM promises to oversee restoration on eight Corvettes that fell into a sinkhole

GM promises to oversee restoration on eight Corvettes that fell into a sinkhole

One of the strangest things to happen in the automotive world in a long time is the massive sinkhole that opened under the National Corvette Museum. That sinkhole created a massive crater that is 40-feet across and gobbled up eight rare Corvettes in the process. Whether you are a Chevy fan or not losing eight rare cars is something that no car person wants to happen.

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Mercedes AMG Vision Gran Turismo and Cigarette Racing Vision GT Concepts shown in Miami

Mercedes AMG Vision Gran Turismo and Cigarette Racing Vision GT Concepts shown in Miami

One of the coolest cars that Mercedes has produced in a long time was a digital concept car made specifically for the racing game Gran Turismo called the Vision Gran Turismo. That virtual supercar spawned a real world concept car that looks every bit as sexy as the virtual car. Mercedes in the past created a show car that went along with a Cigarette racing boat inspired by the C63 AMG SUV.

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GM recalls almost 779k cars over fault linked to six deaths

GM recalls almost 779k cars over fault linked to six deaths

General Motors is recalling almost 779,000 cars over a fault linked to six deaths and more than twenty crashes, with the airbags of certain compacts failing to deploy. The issue, involving faulty ignition switches and too-heavy keyrings, has forced GM to recall hundreds of thousands of 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt and 2007 Pontiac G5 cars, after investigations found that they could unintentionally slip into "accessory" or "off" modes and thus stall while on the road.

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