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2016 Jeep Concepts – Jeep Crew Chief 715

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Who could fail to be impressed with the seven formidable new 2016 Jeep Concepts, especially the Jeep Crew Chief 715. Created by a team of dedicated, passionate engineers using currently available Mopar and Jeep performance parts, these have been released to celebrate Jeep’s 75th anniversary. They will be showcased as part of the 50th running of the Jeep Safari on the challenging trails of Moab, Utah, this Easter. Leading the seven is the Jeep Crew Chief 715 concept vehicle. Designed as a salute to the almost legendary Jeep military service vehicles, in particular the Kaiser M715. Large and impressive, it…

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Mercedes G500 4×4²

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With its long history, the G-Wagen could be said to literally never stop. Following the very cool, but insane and expensive Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6x6, Mercedes have now developed this thinking further, reduced the number of axels and produced a road going concept the Mercedes G500 4x4². With little to no modification the G-Class body and ladder-type frame accommodates the dramatically increased performance being produced from the G 500 4x4² from its 422hp V8. Sitting on a set of large 22-inch 325/55 R 22 wheels, accompanied by detachable carbon-fibre body panels sand complimented by the designo Exclusive range for…

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Jaguar C-X75 by new JLR Special Operations to feature in SPECTRE

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Developing Jaguar Land Rover's successful involvement with the Bond franchise and continuing the history of appealing and modified vehicles featuring as part of the recipe for success in the Bond films, the Range Rover Sport SVR, the Land Rover Defender Big Foot, and the Jaguar C-X75 by new Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations to feature in SPECTRE, the new James Bond movie. For the 24th James Bond adventure, the vehicles have been built by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations. This division creates a range of high performance production models, vehicle personalisation products and low volume, high value Limited Edition…

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Impressive Orders for the new Volvo XC 90

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With over 16,000 orders before launch into the showroom, impressive Orders for the new Volvo XC 90 are demonstrating brand new seven-seat SUV is already appealing with to customers. Håkan Samuelsson, President and CEO of Volvo Cars, says “These strong order numbers are very encouraging and it shows that customers obviously like what they see in the new XC90,” adding “The new XC90 represents the new Volvo Cars and it is the first in a series of new cars to come, as we renew our entire product portfolio in the coming years.” Samuelsson is referencing the fact that the new…

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Treasure Trove of Classic Cars Found in Barn Sells for £20 Million

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A treasure trove of classic cars left in a barn for 50 years has sold for a total of £20 million. The collection included the “lost” vintage Ferrari California Spyder, which fetched £11.8 million alone. The 1961 Spyder was one of only 37 examples and while every other has been documented, this car was considered lost. It was once owned by the French actors Gerard Blain and Alain Delon, who was photographed in it with the Hollywood stars Jane Fonda and Shirley McLaine. It was eventually found beneath a pile of newspapers. The Spyder was purchased by a telephone bidder…

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Oscar-Winner Reveals Secrets Behind Car Stunts in Hollywood

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John Frazier, the 11-time Oscar nominee and one-time winner for special effects, has revealed the secrets of how stunt crews launch vehicles into the air for impressive stunt scenes in Hollywood movies. Action films, like those in the Fast & The Furious franchise, have constantly pushing the envelope and Frazier went in-depth on how mechanics flip cars for fiery explosions and the like. Frazier, who won the Academy Award for his work on Spider-Man 2, has worked as special effects supervisor on over 100 movies and has his own shop in Los Angeles, FXperts Inc, famed for its pneumatic car…

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Lance Armstrong Accused of Crashing SUV Before Leaving Scene

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Lance Armstrong, the disgraced cyclist who was stripped of seven Tour de France titles for his part in one of the most sophisticated doping operations in the history of sport, is due in court after being accused of crashing his SUV into two parked cars before leaving the scene. According to police, the incident occurred in the sky resort of Aspen, Colorado. Reports suggest that Armstrong’s girlfriend Anna Hansen told authorities she was driving the SUV before changing her story. He could face a fine and up to 90 days in jail if convicted of the charges. Hansen, 33, who…

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Jaguar Land Rover Recalls 104,000 Vehicles Over Braking Problems

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Jaguar Land Rover recalls over 104,000 cars in the U.S following the discovery of a problem with brakes and lights. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued the notice in the States on Friday, though all the models were engineered and designed in the UK and the company’s global headquarters are in Whitley, in the West Midlands. Over 70,000 Range Rovers are being recalled due to concerns that one or both of the front brake hoses on 2006 to 2012 model cars could rupture. The problem would cause a loss of brake fluid. In a press release, Jaguar Range Rover…

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Illegal Driver in Vauxhall Corsa Caught After Sticking Tongue Out at Police

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A 21-year-old from Woking, Surrey, who was driving illegally was caught after Sticking tongue out at police officers. The police decided to run his number plate after the gesture, discovering that he was driving a Vauxhall Corsa without insurance or license and that the car had no tax nor MOT. The man was summoned to attend court but was believed have been caught driving the same car again just four days later. He allegedly abandoned the car when he saw police approaching and was arrested soon after. A Surrey Police spokesman said: “A 21-year-old Woking man will rue the day…

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Mitsubishi to Unveil Plug-In Hybrid at 2015 Geneva Motor Show

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Mitsubishi will unveil its plug-in hybrid at the 2015 Geneva motor show, unsurprisingly looking to focus on its brand pillar after enjoying success with the Outlander PHEV – the best-selling electrified car in Europe. In the first eight months of 2014, the Outlander accounts for one of five electric cars sold in Europe. The announcement of the plug-in launch is predictable given the manufacturer is keen to build on its momentum as an innovative car-maker and shake off its connections with bland, family transport. Little is known of the new concept car though the company say it’s a “declaration of…

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