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Most Powerful Bentley Ever Set to Debut at Geneva. It's Green Too
Most Powerful Bentley Ever Set to Debut at Geneva. It's Green Too

28 Jan 2009, 11:33 UTC / After upgrading the “most powerful Bentley in history” tag line with the Continental GT Speed model, the new Bentley Boys are at it again in 2009. They have announced that the 79th editi...

 
Japan to Reduce Car Production by Three Million Units
Japan to Reduce Car Production by Three Million Units

28 Jan 2009, 11:22 UTC / Even though Japanese automakers are obviously in better shape than their American rivals, the country's top 12 companies may be forced to apply significant job cuts, as part of their attempt to...

 
Coronel Extends SUNRED Deal in the WTCC
Coronel Extends SUNRED Deal in the WTCC

28 Jan 2009, 11:16 UTC / Although he was linked with a move to the British Touring Car Championship earlier this year, Tom Coronel announced that he has secured a drive in the FIA WTCC series for 2009. The Dutch driver will...

 
Male Drivers Are More Aggressive on the Road
Male Drivers Are More Aggressive on the Road

28 Jan 2009, 11:15 UTC / Although many female drivers have started using swear words when behind the wheel, a recent study shows men are more prone to road rage when driving. The study made by insurer AAMi and revealed b...

 
2009 World Car of the Year Finalists Announced
2009 World Car of the Year Finalists Announced

28 Jan 2009, 11:04 UTC / The 2009 World Car of the Year has just announced its 10 finalists voted by over 50 journalists from countries all over the world, including Belgium, China, India, Malaysia, Poland and Russia. The t...

 
500,000 Milestone Reached by Land Rovers Sold in the US
500,000 Milestone Reached by Land Rovers Sold in the US

28 Jan 2009, 10:45 UTC / In the middle of a total economic crisis, the Tata owned Land Rover finds reason for celebration. Last weekend, the producer announced at the annual National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) co...

 
Marcus Gronholm Open to Dakar Debut
Marcus Gronholm Open to Dakar Debut

28 Jan 2009, 10:23 UTC / Marcus Gronholm might have ended his career in the World Rally Championship, but the Finnish ace is certainly looking for new challenges in his post-WRC era. After competing in the 44th edition of t...

 
Motorcycle Seats Do Not Make Men Impotent
Motorcycle Seats Do Not Make Men Impotent

28 Jan 2009, 10:12 UTC / Motorbikes might be fun to drive but a 2005 Japanese study blames men's impotence on their hard seats suggesting motorcycle vibration could be the cause of this problem. Yet, due to limited ...

 
Mercedes Dealer: It's Time to Bring Diesel in the Lower Class
Mercedes Dealer: It's Time to Bring Diesel in the Lower Class

28 Jan 2009, 09:59 UTC / There's no doubt that small-displacement, fuel efficient and environmentally-friendly engines play a very important role in the long-term evolution of several struggling automakers. But even so...

 
FIA Change Engine Rules for 2009
FIA Change Engine Rules for 2009

28 Jan 2009, 09:48 UTC / The rules regarding the use of only 8 engines throughout the upcoming F1 season have been clarified by FIA's race director Charlie Whiting in an interview for the series' official site. Th...

 
2009 Report on America's Infrastructure from the ASCE
2009 Report on America's Infrastructure from the ASCE

28 Jan 2009, 09:45 UTC / Today, at 10 am Eastern time, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will release a study about the state of the US infrastructure, after showing a dismaying one four years ago. The study, w...

 
Eight Drivers Might Be Hiding Behind The Stig
Eight Drivers Might Be Hiding Behind The Stig

28 Jan 2009, 09:37 UTC / With the recent news that Ben Collins would be the hidden driver behind The Stig's white leather suit, Top Gear's fans probably thought one of the most obsessive questions regarding the sh...

 
Truck Engine Supplier Navistar Closes Plant
Truck Engine Supplier Navistar Closes Plant

28 Jan 2009, 11:29 UTC / Navistar International Corp., the 175 year old truck and mid-range diesel engine manufacturer, has decided to close its Indianapolis engine plant and foundry. The announcement comes one week after t...

 
FIA Rules Out Engine Unfreeze
FIA Rules Out Engine Unfreeze

28 Jan 2009, 09:08 UTC / The FIA insisted that no more engine changes will be allowed in Formula 1 starting 2009. After granting Renault with approximately 40-hp worth of power boost in the off-season, the FIA revealed that...

 
FIA Changes Safety Car Rules
FIA Changes Safety Car Rules

28 Jan 2009, 09:03 UTC / Following several requests from both drivers and team principals for changing the safety car rules for the new season, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) announced that the pit lane will ...

 
Britain Offers 2.3 Billion Pounds to Struggling Automakers
Britain Offers 2.3 Billion Pounds to Struggling Automakers

28 Jan 2009, 08:56 UTC / The United Kingdom government today announced it will provide up to 2.3 billion pounds ($3.25 billion) to domestic struggling automakers in order to prevent job cuts and reorganize their production ...

 
Garage Boss Jailed for Helping Clients Avoid Speeding Tickets
Garage Boss Jailed for Helping Clients Avoid Speeding Tickets

28 Jan 2009, 08:48 UTC / Apart from his earnings resulting from repairing costs, a garage boss thought of an interesting way to increase his revenues. According to Daily Mail, Abdul Musa was sentenced to prison for 16 mo...

 
General Motors Introduces the Three Day Workweek
General Motors Introduces the Three Day Workweek

28 Jan 2009, 08:28 UTC / General Motors will cutback the workdays at its Shushary flexible assembly plant, near St. Petersburg, Russia, for “a few months”, as Sergei Lepnukhov, company's spokesman said. The...

 
UK Invests 27 million pounds in Biofuel Research
UK Invests 27 million pounds in Biofuel Research

28 Jan 2009, 08:10 UTC / The United Kingdom government and 15 different businesses across the country decided to invest nearly 27 million pounds ($38.10 million) in alternative biofuels that do not rely on food. UK's b...

 
FIA Deny Risk of KERS
FIA Deny Risk of KERS

28 Jan 2009, 07:57 UTC / The International Automobile Federation argued, through the voice of its race director Charlie Whiting, that the newly-implemented Kinetic Energy Recovery System will not cause any racing incidents....