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12 January 2012
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Automotive Fundamentals 101 | What is Torque?

Do you love cars, but struggle with the lingo? Perhaps all that automotive jargon is making it difficult to feel as passionate about the Automotive industry. Here at THE Blog About Cars we know how scary and impenetrable the world of petrolheads is – and we want to make it easy for you to …

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11 January 2012
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Put Your Hands Up For Detroit | Our Picks Of The Detroit Motor Show So Far

Press access is over for the much talked-about Detroit Motor Show, so we thought we’d share some of our favourite highlights…
The scrumptious NSX
Honda (or Acura for the Detroit Motor Show) has confirmed that the NSX Supercar is going to be reborn, with a launch date planned for three years time. It’s because of …

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22 December 2011
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Guest Blog | The History Of The Car

In the week where Google have developed their driverless car so that it can now park itself in a tight spot, it’s worth taking a look back at how cars have come on leaps and bounds since the first one was test driven by the wife of car designer Karl …

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19 December 2011
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Breaking Automotive News | Saab File For Bankruptcy

After Saab’s administration news the other week, this is the story that we’ve all been expecting to happen. It just seemed inevitable. However, it’s one of those stories that impacts directly on the UK automotive market, and upon all the dealers and suppliers in the UK who happen to have …

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16 December 2011
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Would You Trust a Driverless Car? | Google’s New Patent, Discussed

The automotive and techy worlds have been full of chatter about Google’s interesting new patent for a driver-less car.
Who's driving?
Sounding like something out of iRobot, the patent lays out a variety of self-drive options for a potential future car, including details on when the car will go in autonomous mode, how the technology could work (GPS, QR codes and sensors are all …

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15 December 2011
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Hyundai i-Oniq Concept Car | Saloon, Hatchback or Coupe?

Hyundai have given us a fun, but slightly infuriating treat. With three months still to go until the much anticipated Geneva motor show, they have released a simple and mind-blowingly ambiguous teaser of the i-Oniq concept car that they will be showing off. It is a car about which we …

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14 December 2011
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FC Sport Concept | Honda at the Tokyo Motor Show

We like Honda. OK, so some Hondas can be a bit boring, but then they produce exciting hatchbacks and fun concepts. The latest of which, or at least the coolest of which, has to be their concept FC Sport at the Tokyo motorshow. It looks like a something Batman would drive if he …

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7 December 2011
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smart forus Pick-Up Concept | Sketches Released in Advance of Detroit Motor Show

smart cars. The whole brand is based on one basic concept – size. Well, the marketers would probably like us to believe that the concept is happiness, or dreams, but the unifying quality in these bright, fun and silly cars really is the fact that they are compact. The original, the fortwo, actually …

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2 December 2011
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Jeremy Clarkson’s Most Complained About Quotes

It’s Friday, we’re all tired, and we want some easy (and illicitly amusing) reading. Something pretty and colourful is probably best, so our over-frazzled brain cells can understand it with the smallest amount of actual brain power. Well, that’s what I feel like at least, 4 coffees down and headache …

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1 December 2011
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Audi A1 Sportback | Does 6mm of Space a Sportback Make?!

We are used to car manufacturers desperately scrabbling around in the dirt to come up with new and customer-tempting names for their latest models and concepts. The current trend, it seems, is either to give your car a name derived of numbers and letters that implies just how much complicated …

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