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Bye Bye ZebraMobil, you'll be missed!

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What sad news, the Munich based Carsharing-Company ZebraMobil stops operating on July 10!

They just wrote this to all their members and published a statement on their website, you can read it here: Liebe Kundinnen und Kunden (Currently just available in german)

Automotive Clothes: Opel Motorsport OMS Sneaker

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Through Twitter I've discovered these cool Opel Sneaker, to be exactly the Opel Motorsport OMS Sneaker.

43einhalb-Shop describes them like this "The Opel Motorsport OMS Sneaker is a piece of german history. It's an original and not a retro model. The shoes are more than 10 years old. The low version of the shoe was spread to all motorsports employees all over Europe. The color combination links to the cars of legends like Frank Wittmann, Walter Röhrl, Jimmy McRea (father of Colin McRea) and Sepp Haider, who achieved victories in their Asconas, Manta-400 and Kadett GT/E in the 70's and 80's. The Opel Motorsport is made of leather, has a comfortable soft inside, midsole, vario-lacing with a high abrasion-proof gum sole of non-slip allround-profil. The shoes are delivered in the original opel shoe box."

Oversteering and Understeering explained by Top Gear

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Top Gear explained Oversteering and Understeering, enjoy it! ;)

Gallery: Renault Zoe (2013)

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After so many months of "When will it finally come out?" I had the awesome chance to drive the Renault Zoe a bit around.
The Test Drive Review will follow tomorrow, until then here my Pictures I've taken from the Zoe during todays Test Drive.

Huge thanks to Autohaus Hafengarage in Friedrichshafen for making this Test Drive possible!

ZF 9HP Development 'Mule-Monday'

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Did you know, it's MULE MONDAY today!

To be honest, I haven't knew about it until I've seen 3 within 15 minutes today .. first a Jeep (no Picture), then the Audi and then the Maserati Ghibli. Thanks to ZF's HQ, Friedrichshafen is really a Mule Paradise from time to time.

The Cars might all be testing the new 9HP by ZF, as the Audi didn't drove away like Crazy.

BREAKING NEWS: TVR is back!

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It's a Sensation: TVR is back!

After the former owner Nikolay Smolensky, a russian banker and businessman, stopped production there is now new hope with the new owner, Les Edgar. He says that "his company has ‘a lot of plans' for the sports car brand, and ‘won't make the mistakes that have been made in the past'."

Car of the Week: Toyota Corolla AE85

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After such a long time, finally, a new "Car of the Week" shot just yesterday in Friedrichshafen at the beautiful Lake of Constance with the best sun, the Toyota Corolla AE85.

The AE85 is also known as Toyota Corolla Coupe AE85 or Toyota Corolla Levin and Sprinter Trueno (Japan) or Corolla GT-S (US) and was once built from 1983 to 1987.

Carspotting: Lada Nova & Kicherer CLS 63 Yachting

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Yesterday evening I've spotted a Lada Nova and a CLS 63 AMG, but not just a "normal" C218, no, of course tuned by the Stockach-based Tuner Kicherer.

Carspotting: Chevrolet Camaro

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My Blogger-Friend Felix (activemusic-blog.de) spotted this nice Chevrolet Camaro the other Day and immediately send me the Pictures .. of course I won't witheld them to you, so, enjoy them and your Saturday! ;)

Racer Crashes His £250,000 1924 Bugatti Racing Car

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Ouch! Sometimes you feel the Pain by yourself when watching an accident, I definitely did when watching this Video!
Edmund Burgess, 56, from Lavenhan, Suffolk, was attending the Prescott Speed Hill Climb in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire in the UK was driving his 1924 classic Bugatti racing car when suddenly the brakes failed .. The Pictures at the end of the Video really make my heart bleed .. So sad!

But as all the badest stories have an Happy end, Mr. Burgees what's to repair his Bugatti to drive with it again soon.

ALL-NEW RANGE ROVER SPORT SETS PIKES PEAK HILL CLIMB RECORD

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Yesterday the all-new Range Rover Sport established the record for a production-standard Sport Utility Vehicle and broke the long standing record for any kind of production-standard vehicle on the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb course, venue of the spectacular annual competition known as ‘The Race To the Clouds’.

Nurburgring Lap Record for SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive !

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The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive circled the Nürburgring Nordschleife ("north loop") in a record time of 7:56.234 minutes. Therefore, the electric AMG super sports car is at the same time the first electrically-powered series production vehicle, which masters the legendary race track in under eight minutes. The record time of the SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive was notarially certified. Two weeks after the first overall win for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 in the 24 Hours Nürburgring, a further member of the SLS AMG family impressively demonstrates its potential on the most difficult race track worldwide.

11th Generation Toyota Corolla Sedan 2014 unveiled!

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Toyota just unveiled their 2014 Toyota Corolla Sedan, here some first Info and a Gallery!

2000 produced Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4

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The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 achieved an important milestone in its history, with the 2,000th vehicle produced the Nero Nemesis car, chassis number 2,000, rolled off the assembly line destined for the United States.

Its owner, Thaddeus Arroyo, Chief Intelligence Officer for AT&T, is a highly ranked U.S. executive and a passionate Lamborghini customer, who already owns a Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder.

Following a test drive of the Aventador LP 700-4 during a Lamborghini event in Palm Beach, he was immediately impressed by the extraordinary performance of the car to the point that he decided to purchase it.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sports Coupe Hothatch up from 2016

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There's a lot going on with the Design of Mercedes-Benz Cars right now .. after a first "preview" of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz GT here another Car, a C-Class Hothatch! It will combine the features of a coupe, wagon and sedan and will be released in late 2016, maybe during the Paris Motor Show and also maybe already revealed at the Geneva Motor Show 2016.

Gallery: MINI Paceman John Cooper Works 2013

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Here the Picture Gallery of the 2013 model MINI Paceman John Cooper Works, shot in the Tuscany and Mugello, Adria, during a Road Trip I did with 'Mini' in May. Read more about the Roadtrip and a Test Drive Review here on the Blog soon!

'Engine of the Year'-Award goes to Ford's 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine!

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And again, the "Engine of the Year"-Award 2013 goes to Ford for their 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine, congratulations!

Promotions at the Porsche Museum Stuttgart "50 Years Porsche 911"

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In order to celebrate the 50 Years of the iconic Porsche 911 there is a special anniversary exhibition at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, open from June 4 until September 29. Besides a special exhibition all about the 911, with more than 40 Porsche exhibited, there are also some anniversary promotions for museum visitors and 911 drivers:

Gallery: Suzuki Swift Sport in Ablaze Red Pearl metallic

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Here the Picture Gallery of my latest Test Car, a Ablaze Red Pearl metallic Suzuki Swift Sport. Review follows very soon!

Opel ADAM, Best Interior Design of the Year 2013

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Congratulations ADAM for winning the title "Best Interior Design of the Year" of a production vehicle at the trade fair "Automotive Interiors Expo 2013" in Stuttgart.

Other nominees were the Alfa Romeo 4C, Jaguar F-Type, Renault Clio and the new Range Rover, but ADAM convinced the jury consisting of motoring journalists.

Suzuki Swift Sport: HOW TO set the Cruise Control

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Nowadays Cars can do so many things, help us with everything to make driving more and more a passive thing. One of the nicer functions is the Cruise Control which helps you to drive at a constant speed and through this you save fuel. My previous Test Car, the Suzuki Swift Sport, had a Cruise Control as well and is located at the right side of the steering wheel, so you can set and cancel the function easily while driving with your thumb.

And how the Suzuki Swift Sport's Cruise Control works now here!

Test Drive Review: Ford Fiesta ST 2013 - affordable 'beginner-Sportscar'

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During the Tuning World Bodensee I had the chance to Test Drive the new 2013 Ford Fiesta ST for a few Days, here my experiences with it, what I liked and what I haven't liked that much.
I can definitely say, I haven't had to hide the Fiesta ST next to all the tuned Cars with hundreds of hp and customized paintings and and and!

For more Pictures, check out: Gallery: Ford Fiesta ST 2013

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Photos: IMM 2013 Mugello - Part 3

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Back to the Mini-Fever with Pictures taken at the IMM Mini Festival in Mugello last month. Enjoy them!

Concept Cars at Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2013

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They had their own Category at the Concorso d'Eleganza at Villa d'Este last Saturday, the Concept Cars. There were already extra-Posts about the Pininfarina Sergio Concept, the BMW Zagato Roadster Concept,

Concorso d'Eleganza Carspotting: Ruf CTR-3 Club Sport

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Finally again some proper Carspotting, last Weekend at Concorso d'Eleganza - the Ruf Porsche CTR-3 Club Sport. Twin-turbocharged 3.8 litre flat-six cylinder engine with 750 hp (552 kW) 960 Nm torque @ 4000 1/min, top speed at 370 km/h and well, a combined fuel consumption of 13,5l/100 km (lol) .. enjoy the Pictures and a relaxing Saturday!